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For this dispatch:
🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles
A zombie and beanie’d CryptoPunk just set a new CryptoPunk sales record of 185 ETH …
NFT marketplace OpenSea saw its monthly volume break a new all-time high of $2.75 million.
The Untitled NFT Hackathon is running from Oct. 8th to Oct. 27th. The event is sponsored by Avastars, MetaCartel, Matic Network, and the xDai project.
The LAO co-founder Aaron Wright said: “NFTs and other tokens will begin to eat the estimated $6 trillion intellectual property market in the US over the upcoming decades.”
Kai published “Avastars: A Practical Guide to UB Scores.” Kai’s a genius, don’t miss this read!
I wrote TokenSmart’s first Humpday Report. In it, I covered the Pranksy takeover: the prolific NFT collector and flipper Pranksy just released $COZOM, collaborated with NFT-centric Meme Protocol, and more.
The first Pranksyland bundle was sold: Coldie’s “Proof of Work” Cryptovoxels parcel sold to collector Astelier for 28.5 ETH.
🕹️ Blockchain Games
Don’t miss out on the Axie Infinity Obsidian Cup this week!
CryptoKitty #1 sold for 200 ETH this week.
My WARCHEST proposal for NFT yield farming was a runner-up in the Gods Unchained DeFi Challenge! Woohoo!
♦️♦️ DeFi News
MetaFactory, a decentralized fashion label, launched its $ROBOT governance token …
Support Ethereum for payments. Just do it …More people should support ethereum for payments. The nice thing about supporting ethereum is that you're not just accepting ETH, you also get support for MKR, UNI, WBTC, and every stablecoin for free. And there's already like three working layer-2 scaling solutions on mainnet.
Spencer Noon @spencernoonNo one will ever be able to convince me that @Square refusing to support Ethereum (in addition to Bitcoin) isn’t dumb. It’s the most head-scratching crypto strategy we’ve ever seen from a big corporate, and that’s saying something...
“Quick Overview of the NFT Ecosystem” - Andrew Steinwold
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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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