DeFi Arts Intelligencer - June 6th, 2020

Welcome to the 21st issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, and games. Subscribe here.


For this dispatch:

๐ŸŽจ Digital Art & Collectibles

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Blockchain Games

  • Want a 1-on-1 Axie Infinity training lesson? The Axie.GG team has you covered.

  • Speaking of Axie Infinity, the project saw more than 200 ETH in trading volume around its NFTs on the week.

  • Ethereum trading card game Gods Unchained published its latest marketplace analysis.

  • Ethereum gaming world The Sandbox sold out its MoonSale within 3 minutes.

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ DeFi News

  • Ethereum now has over 100 million unique addresses!

  • Are you a user of Ethereumโ€™s Tornado Cash privacy tool? Be mindful of your transaction practices โ€” a new paper shows many Tornado users are exposing themselves through reckless behavior.

  • DeFiโ€™s top lending dapp MakerDAO is considering whether to greenlight music royalties and supply chain invoices as approved collateral types in the Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) system.

  • Looking for some alleviation from Ethereumโ€™s recent gas price pains? Check out Loopring Pay, which is powered by zkRollup tech and can help you send ETH and tokens for free.

  • Dxdao is putting out a new predictions marketplace, Omen.

๐Ÿ“ฐFresh Content

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธExtra, Extra

  • Later this month, Iโ€™m going to be rolling out a community calendar thatโ€™ll have all the key dates listed for notable NFT projects and artists. The idea is that this will be a resource to help folks easily keep up with the spaceโ€™s biggest happenings on an ongoing basis.

  • This coming week, Iโ€™m moving from Pensacola, FL, to outside of Seattle, WA. That said, Iโ€™ll be driving cross-country for a few days, so with being busy and all Iโ€™m not going to publish the Intelligencer next Saturday. This is just a one-off occassion, and Iโ€™ll be back in the saddle for June 19th and evermore after that. Thanks kindly for your patience in the meantime!

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

Keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for the 22nd issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers โœŒ๏ธ


About DeFi Arts Intelligencer

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

Iโ€™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. Iโ€™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 or on Telegram at @wmpeaster.

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