Everyone's watching NFT World 👀

2,000 ETH CryptoPunk sale, Dr. Disrespect discovers Decentraland, NFTX marketplace launches, & more!

Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & collectibles


Dear Bankless Nation, 

U.S. congressional leaders debating Ethereum. Mainstream media outlets breathlessly covering this week’s OpenSea news. NFT drops becoming a regular occasion at Christie’s.

These are the times we find ourselves in.

We’re not the “David” in the David vs. Goliath equation anymore. We’re more like an as yet unknown, unprecedented, and ultra-creative chess superstar being underestimated by a tournament of uninspired grandmasters.

Well, that’s at least one way to put it — can chess virtuoso and Byte-Sized Ethereum host Alexandra Botez double check my analogy on that? 😄

Anyways, my grand point is that as NFT builders and Web3 dreamers our cue has arrived. What we do together and with each other in these times will echo through this century and beyond, I really believe that.  

Of course, many of us already do believe that. It’s the rest of the world that in many ways is still far behind and playing catch-up to what we’re doing here. So game faces then, ladies and gentlemen. This grand early tournament is just getting started, 

-WMP


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🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • Collector Ser Shokunin acquired zombie CryptoPunk #8857 for 2,000 ETH 🧟‍♀️

  • MoonCats are heading to Sotheby’s! The project’s builders also just launched “lootprints” for holders:

🎨 Cryptoart

  • A collector purchased Tyler Hobbs’s Fidenza #647 for 291 ETH ...

🎮 NFT Games

  • NFT game Axie Infinity has crossed $2B in all-time NFT sales volume 🤯

🌐 Virtual Worlds

  • In talking about how he’d create his own game with tradable assets, famous gamer Dr. Disrespect discovered Decentraland live on stream (more at the start of this clip, too) ...

  • Cryptovoxels just posted what’s set to be the last parcel listings for the world’s new Miami district

🛒 NFT News & Platforms

  • OpenSea has updated its employee information use policies.

  • Crypto tax service TokenTax now offers full historical support for the BAYC mint. Cheers to aping responsibly! 🦍

💎 DeFi x NFTs


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