DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Mar. 28th, 2020
Welcome to the 11th 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
Art platform SuperRare has now seen 5,000 of its 1/1 pieces collected. Congrats and godspeed, ye harbingers of new wonders!
Acclaimed cryptoartist Coldie spearheaded a major “Get Out While You Stay In” VR party, running from March 27th to March 29th, in virtual world project Cryptovoxels. Moreover, Cryptovoxels continues to ship updates at a beastly pace.
OpeanSea activated support for embeddable NFTs.
Programmable art project Async Art has new masterpieces out.
Newly relaunched NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway has its second wave of digital content dropping on April 2nd.
Want to support NFT minting platform Mintbase? Be sure to check out their Gitcoin Grant page.
Avastars creator Jim McNelis wrote new explainer posts on the rankings and pricings of Avastars and their associated combinations and traits.
Happy birthday to the very industrious artist Trevor Jones … cheers mate!
Cryptoart collector and patron WhaleShark bought two collab pieces made by the talented combination of Katy Arrington and Van …🔥OUT NOW! 🔥 New Collab by @katyarrington x @VansDesign_ The Forest makersplace.com/vansdesign/the… VR Girl makersplace.com/katyarrington/… Only accepting offers. Showing in VR till 3/31👇 cryptovoxels.com/play?coords=SE… Learn more 👇 medium.com/makersplace/ka… #raredigitalart #crypto
Creative development studio Polygonal Mind hosted is first cryptoart meetup in Decentraland.
Artist XCOPY sold “Britons” to TokenAngels for 10.5 ETH …PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: superrare.co/artwork-v2/bri… @SuperRare_co #art #COVID2019
🕹️ Blockchain Games
The Gods Unchained digital trading card game published a new marketplace analysis on Core cards.
The team behind The Sandbox, a decentralized gaming platform, announced a partnership with Atari, the mainstream arcade games powerhouse. Separately, the platform’s next land presale begins on March 31st.
Axie Infinity resource site Axie World unveiled a new sales explorer tool.
No-loss Ethereum lotto game PoolTogether just saw its sponsored Dai pool jump from 200,000 Dai to 300,000.
♦️♦️ DeFi News
Popular decentralized exchange project Uniswap introduced its coming V2 system, and it’s a true feat of engineering. Watch this DEX going forward!
The Maker Foundation, the non-profit stewards of the Maker and Dai projects, officially transferred control of the MKR governance tokens to MKR holders in a decentralization-minded move.
DeFi Saver released a simple dashboard for participating in Maker liquidation auctions.
Coinbase Wallet launched direct integrations with DeFi lending projects Compound and dYdX.
Conservative stablecoin project MetaCoin just released a new update. To “punt” on the oracle problem for now, the project will rely on Chainlink’s ETH/USD price feed.
UMA Protocol rolled out “priceless” synthetic tokens.
“NFT Proof-of-Work Art Edition - March 2020” - Andrew Steinwold
“Sharing Human Stories with Digital Artist Osinachi” - matthew.cent.eth
“Distilled” - andy.thebluebook.eth
“Crypto Advice from a Poker Player” - Bankless by Ryan Sean Adams
“Introducing: Yul+ — A new low-level language for Ethereum” - Fuel Labs
Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 12th 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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