DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Feb. 29th, 2020
Welcome to the 7th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around blockchain art, collectibles, and games. Subscribe here.
For this dispatch:
🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles
Meet Async Art, a programmable art project built on Ethereum. Its Master NFTs can be visually changed by Layer NFTs, which have special traits. The collaboration’s flagship piece, “First Supper,” just sold for 103.4 ETH.SOLD! "First Supper" master auction has closed for a total of 103.4 ETH. async.art/art/master/0x6… Congratulations to the new owner, the artists, and the community that has made this movement possible!
Artist Franky Aguilar tokenized “The Golden Boombox,” which he painted at Tik Tok’s headquarters last week. The piece is up for sale for 250 ETH.
The Rocket project issued its first loan backed by cryptoart, specifically two pieces by artist Josie Bellini. 1,000 Dai were loaned over a 6 month term @ 15% interest.
A standalone client for Decentraland is coming later this year. Also, Decentraland Wearables had a huge week.
Fine wine as digital collectibles? One collector just bought a case of WiV Technology’s Carruades de Lafite 2017 for 1,000 Dai on the OpenSea marketplace.
The artist Osinachi released new pieces on OpenSea ahead of their debut solo show.
Everyone’s favorite whale, WhaleShark, is serving as guest editor/curator for NFT Magazine’s 8th through 11th issues.
The first-ever charity auction in CryptoVoxels was a success 🎈
🕹️ Blockchain Games
Team Leeky, an Axie Infinity eSports team, launched.
No-loss lotto game PoolTogether now supports transferable tickets, making it easier than ever to join its weekly and daily pools. The dapp’s builders also just published a helpful intro to the risks associated with the project.
Gamify Ethereum with Drip: a new project that lets users check out the achievements of Ethereum addresses.
♦️♦️ DeFi News
Crypto lending dapp Compound is embracing a governance token, COMP.
Circle, backers of the USDC stablecoin, don’t consider use of the Tornado privacy solution to be a violation of the token’s terms of service.
Real estate tokenization project RealT just completed a $615,000 sale of a 15-unit apartment complex.
The Loopring project launched Loopring Exchange, the first DEX on Ethereum powered by ZK-Rollups.
A new project to watch is DeLance, a dapp for freelance developers to auction their time via NFTs.
Alternative insurance dapp Nexus Mutual resolved two vulnerabilities.
Kyber Network’s KNC token was listed on Coinbase.com and Coinbase Pro. In other news, Coinbase Wallet just added support for the Ethereum Name Service (ENS).
“Intro to Crypto Art for Artists and Collectors” - BlackBoxDotArt
“How to Whale #7: Living on the Bleeding Edge” - WhaleShark
“Cryptovoxels Investment Thoughts” - Andrew Steinwold
“Decentraland Launch – Success or Fail? Harsh Critics and Treasure Hunt Tips!” - DCL Blogger
“Reflections on ETHDenver” - Ben DiFrancesco
“Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images + Data into the Public Domain Using CC0” - Victoria Heath
"How to Securely Manage Company Crypto Funds with Gnosis Safe Multisig" - Eric Conner (applicable to collectively managing NFTs)
Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 8th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers ✌️
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 Dai beats in recent years.
I’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. 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.
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