DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Apr. 4th, 2020

Welcome to the 12th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around blockchain art, collectibles, and games. Subscribe here.


For this dispatch:

๐ŸŽจ Digital Art & Collectibles

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Blockchain Games

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ DeFi News

  • The Maker Foundation, which guides DeFiโ€™s leading dapp Maker as well as the popular Dai stablecoin, is moving toward its dissolution. In its stead, a community-run DAO is set to take over its responsibilities.

  • Ethereum privacy tool is on a fast track to being fully non-custodial.

  • Coinbase keeps going in on DeFi: the top U.S. crypto exchangeโ€™s USDC Bootstrap Fund just invested $1 million USDC of liquidity into decentralized exchange Uniswap and another 100,000 USDC into the sponsored pool of no-loss Ethereum lotto game PoolTogether.

  • The market cap of the USDC stablecoin hit $700 million for the first time.

  • Augur, one of Ethereumโ€™s premier predictions marketplaces, is getting ready to roll out its optimized V2 system soon.

  • Ethereum real estate project RealT has now racked up more than $1 million in sales.

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Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!

Keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for the 13th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers โœŒ๏ธ


About DeFi Arts Intelligencer

The DeFi Arts Intelligencer is curated by me, William M. Peaster, a professional writer and editor whoโ€™s been tracking the Ethereum and Dai beats in recent years.

Iโ€™m passionate about art and a DeFi optimist, so putting together this newsletter is both fun and informative for me. I hope others may find the content helpful, too. But be mindful, the information herein should not be construed as investment advice. Iโ€™m not a financial adviser, and these are my opinions. Always take care to seriously consider the various layers of risk you face in participating in the still-maturing cryptoeconomy.

If you have a DeFi tip or lead, questions or comments, or would be interested in commissioning me for a writing gig, you can ping me at or on Telegram at @wmpeaster.

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