DeFi Arts Intelligencer - May 2nd, 2020

Welcome to the 16th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around blockchain art, collectibles, and games. Subscribe here.


For this dispatch:

๐ŸŽจ Digital Art & Collectibles

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Blockchain Games

  • MetaClan DAO launched on the Ethereum mainnet.

  • The Gods Unchained team analyzed recent top-selling GU cards across the Genesis and Core sets.

  • Axie Infinityโ€™s Season 4 concluded on May 2nd.

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ DeFi News

  • Bitcoin-pegged Ethereum token tBTC started its public roll out.

  • The LAO, a decentralized venture fund thatโ€™s a combination of a DAO and a Delaware-based LLC, went live

  • Meet Gnosis Safe apps, an easy way for Gnosis Safe multi-sig users to interact with Ethereum dapps.

  • The Decentraland community has applied to have the MANA token approved as collateral within MakerDAOโ€™s Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) system. Separately, Maker stakeholders voted to add the bitcoin-pegged WBTC token to MCD on May 1st.

  • DeFi synthetic assets project UMA Protocol listed 2% of the total supply of its $UMA token on the Uniswap decentralized exchange. The tokenโ€™s early price action caused some controversy.

  • DeFi lending dapp Compound now supports the Tether (USDT) stablecoin.

  • Ethereum privacy project began its Trusted Setup Ceremony.

  • The ENS name crypto.eth sold for 60 ETH on OpenSea.

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

Keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for the 17th 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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