Welcome to the 10th 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
Acquired by U.S. crypto exchange giant Gemini last year, Nifty Gateway just launched its 2.0 digital collectibles marketplace.
Artist Osinachi has some beautiful new pieces out on SuperRare.
Artist XCOPY was the first to top 200 ETH in sales on SuperRare. Since then, artist duo Hackatao has acutely taken the platform’s all-time sales lead with 208 ETH in volume. Coldie isn’t far behind that mark, either.
On cryptoart site KnownOrigin, artists can now split sale commissions by 10%, 25%, or 50%.
The Decentraland avatar name “Crypto” sold for 61,550 MANA, worth 11 ETH or roughly $1,500 USD. It’s the biggest price tag yet for such a handle.
The official launch of Avastars is nearing …
Looking to mint and auction your time off as an NFT? Microsponsers has you covered.
The BlockCities beta began on March 19th.
🕹️ Blockchain Games
Chapter 6 of Gods Unchained’s Trial of the Gods story is out.
The Sandbox, the gaming-centric “user-generated blockchain metaverse” project, just secured $2 million in new investments, with some coming from Square Enix, the firm behind the popular Final Fantasy gaming franchise.
Axie Infinity Season 2 ends on March 22nd.
♦️♦️ DeFi News
BTC and ETH showed unprecedented levels of correlation with Wall Street’s S&P 500 index this past week.
Ethereum project extraordinaire Gitcoin is looking for a developer to help with building out personal token functionalities on the platform.
“Break Down Ethereum Wallet Options” - Eric Conner
“Programming the Future of Art with Matt Kane” - matthew.cent.eth
“Digital art in a time of virus” - Alice Strang
“How to make money in crypto gaming” - Bankless by Ryan Sean Adams
Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 11th 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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