DeFi Arts Intelligencer - August 22nd, 2020

Welcome to the 31st 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:

๐ŸŽจ Digital Art & Collectibles

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Blockchain Games

  • Some of the best players of Gods Unchained, the biggest Ethereum trading card game, are going head to head in a showmatch on August 23rd.

  • Virtual game world Decentraland is getting ready to kick off its Game Jam festivities, starting September 1st.

  • The โ€œBattle for Hautclereโ€ Axie Infinity tournament began today. The prize pool is composed of 1,000 HAUT, which are fractional shards of the legendary Hautclere Axie ๐Ÿ’Ž

  • Fantasy soccer game Sorare rolled out a new league structure for its Gaming Arena. The game also topped weekly volume in the NFT economy with +$143,000 in sales.

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ DeFi News

  • Aave and Curve became the 2nd and 3rd DeFi protocols to reach $1 billion in crypto assets under management.

  • The treasury of the yield aggregator project has reached $500,000.

  • Decentralized exchange dYdX is embracing StarkWareโ€™s Layer-2 scaling solution, StarkEx.

  • Decentralized exchange 1inch announced its 1INCH token and an associated liquidity mining campaign.

  • $WHALE became the first social money to reach a market cap of $10 million.

๐Ÿ“ฐFresh Content

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธExtra, Extra

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

Keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for the 32nd issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers โœŒ๏ธ


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 or on Telegram at @wmpeaster.

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