DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Nov. 21st, 2020

Welcome to the 44th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.

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The DeFi Arts Intelligencer has its next sponsor! Itโ€™s Async Art. Ethereumโ€™s premier programmable art movement and platform, Async Art centers around artistsโ€™ Master tokens and Layer tokens, the latter of which can be used by collectors to collaboratively affect the appearance of the former. This weekend alone Async Art artists collectively fetched ~300 ETH at auctions โ€” itโ€™s a major platform to watch going forward accordingly!


For this dispatch:

๐ŸŽจ Digital Art & Collectibles

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Blockchain Games

  • Ethereumโ€™s darling blockchain game, Axie Infinity, saw its team raise another $860,000 through a strategic sale of the gameโ€™s new AXS governance tokens.

  • Talented chess player and popular Twitch chess streamer Alexandra Botez is streaming a chess match with Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin tomorrow, Nov. 21st.

  • Global fantasy football game Sorare had $255,000 in volume over the last 7 days!

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ DeFi News

  • The trading protocol Uniswap ended its first round of UNI rewards.

  • The total value locked (TVL) in the DeFi ecosystem is at an all-time high of $14.39 billion right now.

  • An attacker swiped $20 million worth of crypto from Pickle Finance using an โ€œevil jarโ€ exploit.

๐Ÿ“ฐFresh Content

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

Keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for the 45th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers โœŒ๏ธ

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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 DeFi beats in recent years.

Iโ€™m passionate about art and a DeFi/NFT 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 wmpeaster@gmail.com or on Telegram at @wmpeaster.

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