DeFi Arts Intelligencer - August 22nd, 2020

Welcome to the 31st issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.

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For this dispatch:

🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles

🕹️ Blockchain Games

  • Some of the best players of Gods Unchained, the biggest Ethereum trading card game, are going head to head in a showmatch on August 23rd.

  • Virtual game world Decentraland is getting ready to kick off its Game Jam festivities, starting September 1st.

  • The “Battle for Hautclere” Axie Infinity tournament began today. The prize pool is composed of 1,000 HAUT, which are fractional shards of the legendary Hautclere Axie 💎

  • Fantasy soccer game Sorare rolled out a new league structure for its Gaming Arena. The game also topped weekly volume in the NFT economy with +$143,000 in sales.

♦️♦️ DeFi News

  • Aave and Curve became the 2nd and 3rd DeFi protocols to reach $1 billion in crypto assets under management.

  • The treasury of the yearn.finance yield aggregator project has reached $500,000.

  • Decentralized exchange dYdX is embracing StarkWare’s Layer-2 scaling solution, StarkEx.

  • Decentralized exchange 1inch announced its 1INCH token and an associated liquidity mining campaign.

  • $WHALE became the first social money to reach a market cap of $10 million.

📰Fresh Content

🖌️Extra, Extra

  • Check out the Intelligencer’s new meet-and-greet build in Cryptovoxels!

  • I collected the piece “HIROSHIMA” from the artist Eburgami this week for 0.6 ETH. I’ve always been a pained student of that episode in history. I think Eburgami brilliantly conveyed so many complex elements around the bombing in truly signature and minimalistic fashion. What an NFT … sometimes art hurts, you know?

    Eburgami @eburgami
    HIROSHIMA - Aug. 6, 1945. Little Boy. Tokenized on @SuperRare_co :
    superrare.co/artwork-v2/hir… #hiroshima #digitalarts #cryptoartbuyer #cryptoart #contemporaryart #minimal #japanart #tokyoolympics #JAPANSINKS2020 #nowar @MuseumModernArt @MOCDA_ @VMDArt @MuseumofCrypto

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

Keep an 👁️ out for the 32nd issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers ✌️

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About DeFi Arts Intelligencer

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

I’m passionate about art and a DeFi/NFT 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. I’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 wmpeaster@gmail.com or on Telegram at @wmpeaster.

If you enjoy this newsletter and want to support it, feel free to subscribe or have a like-minded friend subscribe as well. I have collected NFTs open for offers, too, as well as my own art NFTs available on OpenSea. Tips also accepted at wmpeaster.eth. Thanks kindly!