Welcome to the 42nd issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.
The DeFi Arts Intelligencer has its next sponsor! It’s Async Art. Ethereum’s premier programmable art movement and platform, Async Art centers around artists’ Master tokens and Layer tokens, the latter of which can be used by collectors to collaboratively affect the appearance of the former. This month Async Art has two major events to watch: Micah Johnson’s masterful, just-released charity work “sä-v(ə-)rən-tē," which uses bitcoin donations to help black youth, and Trevor Jones + Alotta Money's much-anticipated Nov. 15th EthBoy art drop.
For this dispatch:
🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles
As one of Async Art’s first artist advocates, I’m honored to start off by representing the talented and visionary artist Bård Ionson. This week I wrote a profile of Ionson, “Distortion Genius,” in celebration of his newly minted Async Art masterpiece, “The Gate.” Keep your 👀s open for a deeper review I’ll be publishing on the richly-layered work soon …
Artist FEWOCiOUS sold “Moment i Fell in Love” to collector Eric Young on Nifty Gateway for $25,000 …
NFT-collateralized loans platform NFTfi just saw its biggest loan yet in a 33 ETH Decentraland estate deal …
🕹️ Blockchain Games
The Metalympics are live! Be sure to catch next week’s festivities if you missed Nov. 5th’s kick-off event …
The community of Ethereum “no-loss lotto” savings game PoolTogether is currently voting on whether to increase the numbly of weekly winners.
The latest installment of the Last Lunacian Axie Infinity tournament series started today, with players duking it out for AXS and Dai prizes …
♦️♦️ DeFi News
PieDAO released its DEFI++ index, which is composed of a 70/30 split between the group’s “large-cap” DEFI+L index and its “small-cap” DEFI+S index.
DeFi lending protocol Aave now has its own limited-edition land item up for grabs in the Axie Infinity universe …
Fractionalized NFT trading platform NIFTEX raised $500,000 in its first funding round.
📰 “How to protect your Ethereum wallet” - me in Bankless
📰 “TokenSmart Humpday Report #6: Beeple Brings the Boom to Nifty Gateway” - me for nft42
📰 “DeFi Indexes Explained” - me in defiprime
Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 43rd 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 DeFi beats in recent years.
I’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. 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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