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For this dispatch:
🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles
DJ RAC and artist Reisinger Andres broke the SuperRare all-time sale record with a 70 ETH sale for “Elephant Dreams” …
Bryan Brinkman’s Pranksyland parcel is auctioning off for 10 ETH …
Programmable Ethereum art platform Async Art helped mainstream auction house Christie’s sell Robert Alice’s “Block 21” NFT for +$131,000 this week.
Meme Protocol opened a new HQ in Decentraland.
Larva Labs rolled out CryptoPunks bounties, be sure to check it out!
🕹️ Blockchain Games
Axie Infinity pushed out Alpha Version 1.0.0v, which improves the gaming app’s stability and adds PvP energy.
Axie Infinity also hit 10,000 Axie-holding addresses and 10,000 Discord members this week.
Welcome the Wrapped Origin Axie (WOA) token, which represents an ERC-20 stake in a pool of Origin Aquatic, Beast, or Plant Axies.
Ethereum trading card game Gods Unchained released a balance update that buffed some of the “lowest winrate and least used Trial of the Gods cards.”
♦️♦️ DeFi News
Index Cooperative, a project for community-managed crypto indexes, launched.
Alpha Finance Labs released Alpha Homora, a protocol for leveraged yield farming.
Shell Protocol launched a new stablecoin automated market maker (AMM).
Wrapped CryptoKitties are starting to take off.
Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 39th 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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