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Dear Bankless Nation,
The compass. The printing press. The telephone. The internet. Now, Ethereum and the programmable “culture lego” possibilities that NFTs open up. Possibilities we’ve only just begun to imagine.
I don’t mean to be fatalist and suggest that all we’re working for here is inevitable. In fact, there’s much work and much struggle ahead. What I do mean is that from my vantage, Web3 looks like the latest major cultural blossoming in the great arc of human progress.
That said, now’s the time for dreaming. Here’s the weird new frontier, the one we saw coming and didn’t see coming at the same time. And we need all the dreamers we can get.
Thanks for reading everyone, be well and have a great weekend ✌️
P.S. Dive into this week’s NFT news and culture with Carly Reilly, the host of the new Bankless NFT podcast Overpriced JPEGs!
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🏆 Digital Collectibles
Check out Kingship, a new supergroup of 4 Bored Apes backed by Universal Music.
Cool Cats are coming to Coinbase NFT 😺
DAOPunks won Hyype’s Alpha Race #2!
The Blitmap universe is growing.
The Nouns DAO project reached its 100th Noun this week 🎉
Generative art dapp Art Blocks is generating $1M to charity to celebrate its 1st birthday 🎉
The SuperRare community approves adding Space Race curation parameters.
Check out Birthblock, an NFT project that mints art based on your first Ethereum transaction.
🎮 NFT Games
Zynga hires VP of blockchain gaming.
🌐 Virtual Worlds
The open metaverse will be built on open-source projects.
Decentraland DAO approved patron level support for the Blender Development Fund!
🛒 NFT News & Platforms
Twitter Crypto is a new team that will be exploring dapps, NFTs, and more.
NFT media protocol Mirror has facilitated ~6k ETH in crowdfunds to date!
Per ConsenSys’s Web3 Report Q3 2021, over +500k Ethereum wallets have bought or sold an NFT this year.
The founder of Tezos NFT platform Hic et Nunc shuttered the platform, though the works minted there will live on because of the blockchain.
💎 DeFi x NFTs
Upstart NFT lending protocol JPEG’d is now live on Ethereum’s Kovan testnet.
Genie now supports batch listing NFTs for sale on OpenSea.
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Not financial or tax advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This newsletter is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.
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