DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Aug. 15th, 2020
Welcome to the 30th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.
For this dispatch:
🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles
Art platform SuperRare topped the NFT economy this week with +$180,000 in 7-day volume. More than 8,000 artworks have now been collected through the dapp.
On Async Art, Master and Layer token auctions kicked off for “Choose Your Own Adventure” by artist Coldie. The piece’s Master promptly sold for 35 ETH to collector quick-witted-klee-1993. Layers and all, the auctions fetched 78.15 ETH!
Coldie also sold “The Lost Vitalik - Decentral Eyes Genesis” for 20.24 ETH on SuperRare …
Artist Osinachi has two new pieces out on MakersPlace, “Agbomma” and “Nwanyi-Sunday.” These signature works are inspired by Igbo hairdressing traditions.
Generative art project Avastars rolled out Scroll to Earn, in which users can consign Avastars to the newly created Global Feed and profit if other collectors buy them.
Renowned comic book artist José Delbo sold “The Battle Below Sea” to collector Arctic for 25 ETH on MakersPlace.
Interested in booking some ad space in Cryptovoxels? Metaverse Billboards has you covered.
The Graph just made it a whole lot easier to query data about NFTs 👀
Artist XCOPY sold Layer tokens 11-30 from “The Rabble” for 29.15 ETH on Async Art.
Artist Pak has now racked up over 584 ETH in all-time sales on SuperRare.
🕹️ Blockchain Games
Ethereum trading card game Gods Unchained rolled out its Direct Challenge mode.
Check out “The Battle for HAUTclere,” a BattleDAO competition that lets Axie Infinity players compete to win shards of the legendary Hautclere Axie. Note: the competition was temporarily postponed.
No-loss savings game PoolTogether now has more than 10,000 unique addresses participating in its weekly and daily pools.
Aave’s Aavegotchi project is a really interesting up-and-comer at the crossroads of DeFi, NFTs, and gaming. Look for similar melds to follow in its wake!
$SAND, the native token of Ethereum gaming platform The Sandbox, is now trading on Binance.
♦️♦️ DeFi News
Per DeFi Pulse, lending protocol Aave is now the second-largest DeFi dapp with more than $1 billion in assets under management.
Trading protocol Uniswap is the largest 30-day consumer of gas on Ethereum right now, according to ETH Gas Station.
The total supply of the Dai stablecoin is now over 450 million.
Interesting DeFi history nugget: Async Art founder Conlan Rios created the “galloping unicorn” Uniswap gif …rare uniswap history: the iconic and beloved “galloping unicorn” loading gif was first introduced to the universe by @conlan, a community member who built the first iteration of uniswap.info the .info app has been totally overhauled but @conlan’s rad gif lives on 🤘
“Fly With Us: Traditional Painting Supercharged” - Reinhard Schmid
“Can CryptoArt Really Change the World?” - David Moore
By random drawing, the 4 winners of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer’s $WHALE-WHALES giveaway are as follows:
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Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!
Keep an 👁️ out for the 31st 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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