Welcome to the 2nd 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
Popular NFT artists XCOPY and Coldie sold their first collaboration, “DystoPunk 3D,” for 40 ETH.
Art writer Jason Bailey took proceeds from his recent 75 ETH sale of “AI Generated Nude Portrait 1” by artist Robbie Barrat and created 165 micro-loans through Kiva.
The OpenSea marketplace embraced the dark side … night mode that is.
Decentralized music streaming platform Audius is now live in the iOS app store.
Fashion derivatives? Thanks Ethereum!
🕹️ Blockchain Games
Weekly “no-loss” lottery PoolTogether broke through 1,600 users and a 1,000 Dai prize pot for the first time.
The first five cards of the “Artists Series” from the Marble Cards game sold for 36.88 ETH.
Re: the recent Marble Cards community controversy, Ep. 30 of Wizards of Dapps is an informative entry point.
NFT supply policies? Check.
MetaGame is rising.
♦️♦️ DeFi News
Signal DAO was rolled out; the project will allow entrepreneurs to propose projects and receiving funding accordingly.
On-chain liquidity provider Kyber Network eclipsed $500 million USD in total transaction volume.
Tokenize traders: Set Protocol has launched its “Set Social Trading” on Ethereum.
CherrySwap V2 arrived: an automatic DeFi market maker offering interest rate swaps.
Welcome Rho, another automated market maker effort related to on-chain interest rate swaps. More fixed interest rates in DeFi, anyone?
Is StablePay cooler than Venmo? Oh yeah.
DigixDAO is dissolving.
Reuben Bramanathan, one of the cryptoeconomy’s most respected lawyers, has unveiled a personal token.
Plant some trees through DeFi, will ya! rTrees has you covered.
Uniswap now offers more than 2,000 token markets.
“How to tokenize yourself” - from Ryan Sean Adams
“Our Network: Issue #5” - from Spencer Noon
“New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better” - from Camila Russo
“Expectations of launching your own Moloch DAO” - Peter “pet3rpan”
“The Year in Ethereum 2019” - Josh Stark & Evan Van Ness
“The Power of Permissionless Protocols” - from Ben DiFrancesco
I sold my first NFT art for 0.1 ETH, yippee! ❤️ Cubism.
Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 3rd 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. Always take care to seriously consider the various layers of risk you face in participating in the still-maturing cryptoeconomy.
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