NFT Friendship Bracelets 🧬
Art Gobblers arrive, Blur booms, MetaMask eyes games, & more!
Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & collectibles
Dear Bankless Nation,
Last month I wrote about Art Blocks 2.0.
Part of the generative art hub’s optimizations included the rollout of new collection types, one of which was Exploration collections for experimental releases.
Fast forward to this week and the first Exploration project, Friendship Bracelets, just launched.
A collab between Art Blocks founder and Chromie Squiggles creator Erick Calderon and artist Alexis André, Friendship Bracelets are free. Minting’s open until Jan. 2023 for anyone who held any Art Blocks NFT on the Oct. 26th snapshot, meaning dozens of thousands of addresses are eligible!
The art is amazing, clicking on the NFT gives you instructions on how to make a physical version, it’s open to many, it’s free, and since each minter can claim two pieces the creators are encouraging people to gift their second bracelet to pay it forward.
These are the sorts of delightful vibes you love to see in the NFT ecosystem, and I’m sure there’s more where that came from via Art Blocks!
In the meantime, check your eligibility for the mint and thanks for reading as usual everyone. Now let’s get you caught up on the other big headlines from this week ✌️
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📣 General NFT News
Blur, the latest NFT marketplace aggregator, achieved a new volume ATH:
OpenSea unveiled a new NFT copymint detection system and new scam detection systems.
SHARE, a new content distribution system, just deployed on Ethereum and Polygon.
🏆 Digital Collectibles
pfers launched as a free mint for Pooly NFT holders:
Punk #8348, the rarest “seven attribute” CryptoPunk, received a new 1,100Ξ bid:
Yuga Labs introduced MB1, a new experiential hub for Meebits holders.
Art Blocks secondary volume has surged recently:
Art Gobblers, an experimental decentralized art factory by Justin Roiland and Paradigm, launched in explosive fashion.
Chrome Squiggles reached a new ATH high floor price of 17Ξ.
Fidenza #783 resold for 300Ξ:
SuperRare introduced RarePass: Genesis NFTs, which are yearlong lootboxes that feature works from 24 iconic cryptoartists.
🎮 Decentralized Gaming
Axie Infinity kicked off a battle and crafting contest where Axies with special body parts can earn extra XP rewards.
MetaMask partnered with HyperPlay in a bid to bring crypto wallets to every game.
Ronin Network introduced its new-and-improved mobile wallet.
ZED Run is rolling out core gameplay improvements.
💽 Music NFTs
Bankless published Finding the XCOPY of Music NFTs, a guide to the web3 music scene.
🌐 Virtual Worlds
Decentraland hosted a Day of the Dead celebration.
LandVault launched its new metaverse land discovery platform.
💎 DeFi x NFTs
Uniswap celebrated its 4th birthday.
0xngmi published a thread explaining the design decisions behind LlamaLend, a new NFT lending protocol:
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William M. Peaster is a professional writer and creator of Metaversal—a Bankless newsletter focused on the emergence of NFTs in the cryptoeconomy. He’s also recently been contributing content to Bankless, JPG, and beyond!
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