DeFi Arts Intelligencer - July 18th, 2020
Welcome to the 26th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, and games. Subscribe here.
For this dispatch:
🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles
The Museum of Crypto Art (M○C△) purchased “Rubik’s Artifice” by Pak for 35 ETH on SuperRare’s secondary market …
The Golem and SuperRare teams are running the Golem Monsters Art Contest, a 6 week competition seeking out monster-centric art. 4 winners will receive 1.5 ETH each.
NFTfi, a marketplace for NFT-collateralized loans, has facilitated its first 200 ETH in loans.
The Buy Art Save Kittens virtual event in Cryptovoxels helped raise $10,000 for Kitty Bungalow, a kitten rescue organization based in Los Angeles.
Avastars has a new set of scrolling bounties available …
Aavegotchi, a new NFT project backed by Aave, published its first community update. Notably, Aavegotchi’s will be backed by Aave’s interest-bearing aTokens.
The Museum of Contemporary Digital Art (MoCDA) and NonFungible.com are collaborating on “tools to better address the evaluation process” around NFTs.
Nifty Gateway’s Drop 11 featured works from artists Jordy Kerwick, Darel Carey, and Lans King.
Art platform Rarible unveiled $RARI, the first governance token in the NFT space.
Async Art had some amazing releases this week, including “jēˈämətrē” by Animatttic and “Memorial to the Victims of Fiat Money's Violence” by Carlos Marcial.
♦️♦️ DeFi News
Chainlink published a primer on how randomized rewards in blockchain games can considerably advance the sector.
Fantasy football game Sorare raised a $4 million seed round that was led by e.ventures.
Axie Infinity held its latest Axie Community Cup on July 12th, and 500 Dai were up for grabs.
Immutable CEO James Ferguson, one of the leading minds behind the Gods Unchained trading card game, gave an overview of the game’s journey to date and where it’s going from here.
♦️♦️ DeFi News
DeFi “super users” grew by nearly 20% in Q2 2020.
The total supply of the Dai stablecoin is now above 200 million.
Decentralized trading protocol Uniswap is seeing its volume explode this month.
MTA, the protocol token of the mStable meta-stablecoin project, had its initial token sale event on July 18th through Gnosis’s Mesa exchange.
Ethereum Name Service is now relying on Chainlink’s ETH/USD Price Reference Data to determine the ETH price of USD-listed ENS domains.
bZx released its governance token, BZRX, to the public on Uniswap.
Lending and borrowing protocol Aave rolled out new listings and features, including a fiat onramp powered by Transak.
“Why Online Merchants Should Accept Dai For Crypto Payments” - MakerDAO
“How To Create Evangelists (For Your NFT Project)” - Andrew Steinwold
“What comes after yield farming?” - Brian Flynn
“The Game Of Life - Emergence In Generative Art” - Jason Bailey
Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 27th 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.
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