DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Sept. 26th, 2020

Welcome to the 36th 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

  • Axie Infinity NFTs have seen +1,326 ETH (~$500,000) in volume this week.

  • Ethereum analytics project Nansen has released a free Axie Infinity data dashboard. Dune Analytics also has a new slate of Axie Infinity data.

  • Crypto research firm Delphi Digital purchased 5 Mystic Axies for 473.5 ETH (~$159,000)

  • Founder Cryptokitty #8 just sold for 48 ETH.

  • Thereโ€™s a new wrapper mechanism for turning Gen0 CryptoKitties into ERC-20 tokens.

  • $COIN, the token of the Coin Artist ecosystem, is now tradable on Uniswap alongside the launch of a new $COIN Farm campaign.

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ DeFi News

  • The total value locked (TVL) in DeFi reached +$11B for the first time this week.

  • Trustless tokenized bitcoin project tBTC relaunched.

  • Set Protocol launched the USDAPY set, which lets you easily farm Uniswapโ€™s UNI using an automated farming strategy.

  • Lending protocol Aave is preparing to migrate its LEND token to AAVE.

๐Ÿ“ฐFresh Content

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

Keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for the 37th 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.

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