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Dear Bankless Nation,
In 100 years when every museum has 1,000s of NFTs in their holdings, early acquisitions like this will look absolutely prescient.
For now though, let’s just round up all the other NFT intrigues from this week! Thanks for reading everyone, have a great weekend, and stay creative ✌️
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📊 The big picture
Over the past week, the floor-based market cap of the NFT space rose from 7 million ETH to 7.1 million ETH for a 1.43% gain ⤴️
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📰 General news
6529 unveiled EMMA, a multi-phase allowlist management tool.
Immutable joined Amazon’s ISV Accelerate Program.
Magic Eden is conducting a tokenized Pokemon card drop.
🏆 Digital collectibles
AdWorld added BasePaint skins for Rainbow World holders.
ApeCoin DAO is considering the creation of an ApeChain L2 that would be built on the Polygon zkEVM tech stack.
CrypToadz #4030 was bought for 1,055 WETH in a transaction suspected to be related to money laundering.
DeGods are mounting The Comeback campaign.
Gutter Cat Gang community member Noah acquired Gutter Labs’s assets.
Pudgy Penguins launched a limited-edition collab drop with Last Crumb, a luxury cookie brand.
Spencer Ventures acquired 48 Pudgy Penguins from the 3AC collection.
🎨 Cryptoart & music
Sound opened its new tiered editions feature to all users.
🎮 Decentralized gaming
Ronin launched the Ronin Gifting Portal.
Parallel is now listed on Steam.
Sorare introduced a major platform redesign.
Yat unveiled Yat Fantasy, a NFT fantasy collecting game.
🌐 Virtual worlds
China Daily, a large Chinese newspaper, is rolling out its own NFT-friendly metaverse platform.
Decentraland published its Q3 update report.
Blur announced its Season 2 will start next month.
NFTfi.com rolled out its latest protocol upgrade.
Uniswap opened its wallet beta to Android users.
🎆 Mint spotlight: Farcaster Is Open For Everyone
Farcaster, my favorite crypto social project right now, went permissionless this week so now anyone can sign up for an account on the Optimism L2.
That said, I think there’s a decent chance Farcaster ages like fine wine and can have breakout success down the road. If that pans out, wouldn’t it be cool to be able to show off you were a user at the start, e.g. like being one of Twitter’s first tweeters?
One easy way to hedge here accordingly is to collect the commemorative “Farcaster Is Open For Everyone” NFT, available as a free mint on Zora for the next month!
🙇 New insightful reads to level up your web3 knowledge!
1. Flynn Calcutt on ZK Hunt 🗡️
2. Modulus Labs on zkGAN NFTs 🎴
3. Polygon Labs on tokenization hype 🟣
✨ My NFT tool of the week: Zora Share Rewards
I’ve previously written about Zora Protocol Rewards and how artists can earn from them, and now it’s turn for curators to get in on the action. That’s because Zora just added a “Share” button to every Zora mint page that automatically generates a referral link connected to your wallet address. Any time someone mints through your link, you’ll earn 0.000111 ETH a pop!
😜 It was probably self-dealing, but what if it wasn’t…
P.S. Weekend quests!
💎 Check out Zora Share Rewards
📚 Collect this post on Mirror
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