Welcome to the 22nd 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
Avastars Gen1 Series 2 kicked off.
Artist Trevor Jones sold The Architect - Satoshi Nakamoto for 27.5 ETH to M○C△. The NFT artwork sold for more (~$6,400) than its physical counterpart did ($6,250) …
Decentraland began its Genesis City Art Week, with 10 days of festivities on the slate.
More than 7,000 NFTs have now been collected on SuperRare. Artists on the platform have collectively earned nearly $1 million in ETH to date.
The parcel at 2 Portal Common in the Frankfurt region of Cryptovoxel’s Origin City just sold for 50 ETH.
As pointed out by Kinchasa.eth earlier this week, all-time NFT sales are about to crack the $100 million milestone per NonFungible.
The OpenSea Art Mall launches in Decentraland on Sunday 6/21.
NFT conservation project Wildcards will use the Chainlink VRF solution for “randomized minting of rare animals.” Chainlink also just published a post on how to make dynamic NFTs, i.e. NFTs that can react to external data.
🕹️ Blockchain Games
The NIFTEX team has sharded Venom, a Reptile Triple Mystic from Axie Infinity that last sold for 110 ETH, into 10,000 pieces. Shards can be purchased for 0.0111 ETH each.
Ethereum trading card game Gods Unchained unveiled the Welcome Set, i.e. 70 cards for new players to experiment with.
Users can now join the no-loss savings game PoolTogether via Apple Pay or debit cards.
What about a DeFi yield farming game? Take my money, take it now!
♦️♦️ DeFi News
Uniswap V2 has passed V1 in total liquidity …
With distribution beginning, Compound’s governance token COMP exploded in price from $16 to over $230 this week. COMP is awarded to users of Compound, a DeFi borrowing and lending platform.
Reddit is hosting a competition to identify the best Ethereum scaling solution for the site’s new decentralized community token system.
Ethereum just had its busiest week … ever.
“Introducing 'The World Wide WIP' Tokenized Short Story” - matthew.cent.eth
“An Introduction to Artist Helena Sarin from Artnome” - Jason Bailey
“Behind the Artist with Josie - Matt Kane” - Josie Bellini
“From MS Word to Blockchain, Visual Artist on New Grounds” - Otosirieze Obi-Young
I’ve got the Big NFT Drops calendar ready to view. Give me a little time to get into the swing of things, meanwhile I’ll keep it updated with top happenings. Some postings may not be accurate down to the hour level, but all dates will be correct and I’ll add relevant external links to point folks in the right directions if they’d like to learn more about listed events. The calendar won’t be comprehensive but feel free to reach out any time if you have something big coming up that you want to get the word out on.
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Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 23rd 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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