DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Sept. 19th, 2020

Welcome to the 35th 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

  • Ethereum trading card game Gods Unchained has implemented some optimizations to its Weekend Ranked matchmaking events.

  • Courtesy of SLP farming, many Axie Infinity players benefited from Uniswapโ€™s UNI airdrop. It pays to play, baby!

  • Global fantasy football game Sorare highlighted, a rising community project that helps Sorare players make informed decisions.

  • Minecraft NFTs? Theyโ€™re coming to the market via a partnership between Coincheck and Enjin.

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ DeFi News

๐Ÿ“ฐFresh Content

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธExtra, Extra

  • I accepted applicants to my $WHALE mini-grants campaign over the last week: validator.eth and ejthek. Both will be receiving 400 $WHALE (+$5,000 at current prices)

  • validator.eth, a.k.a. the ENS Fairy, altruistically gifts ENS .eth domains and subdomains to rightful owners and runs The $WHALE mini-grant will help him continue his awesome ENS work.

  • ejthek is an artist who plans to use their mini-grant to help fund a new weekly art and artist review publication.

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

Keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for the 36th 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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