NFT holidays starter pack ❄️
Bankless Market, The Beacon MMORPG, Genie’s airdrop coming, & more!
Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & collectibles
Dear Bankless Nation,
It’s that time of year again!
Like many people, you’re probably already starting to get holiday gift ideas together for the loved ones in your life.
Maybe you have a relative or close friend who’s curious about NFTs and you want to help them dive in deeper. Where to begin?
Here my recommended starter combo would be a little bit of ETH, a Ledger hardware wallet, and an inexpensive NFT for playing around with. Keep it simple, right.
The ETH + Ledger will help them get straight into self-custody and prepare for their first transactions and mints. The NFT (of which there are many you can buy for less than 0.01Ξ each on OpenSea) will give them a low-stakes digital collectible they can practice viewing, listing, and so forth.
You’ve still got plenty of time to get your gift plans in order though! For now, let’s catch you up on notable NFT headlines from this week. Thanks for reading everyone ✌️
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📣 General NFT News
Bankless introduced the Bankless Market for its digital collectibles releases:
ENS DAO voted for a new endowment fund manager.
Genie, the NFT marketplace aggregator, is still planning an airdrop.
Linagee Name Registrar, the first NFT project on Ethereum, has an updated resolver contract.
Magic Eden, the popular Solana NFT marketplace, added support for Polygon.
Quix, the first NFT marketplace on the Optimism L2, is transitioning to being open source.
🏆 Digital Collectibles
ApeCoin DAO launched a bespoke marketplace for Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.
Doodles saw a Devil Rainbow Puke Doodle sell for 50 ETH, the highest Doodle sale in five months.
Moonbirds migrated on-chain.
Art of this Millenium (AOTM) gallery launched and announced its initial roster of artists.
Nick Kruder released Zibaldone, a generative and collaborative glyph-based series, on Foundation.
Vinnie Hagar is releasing a digital collectibles drop through Instagram:
🎮 Decentralized Gaming
Axie Infinity just kicked off the Saigon testnet for the Ronin sidechain.
Axie Origins: Season 2 is introducing new gameplay mechanics, too.
AavegotchiDAO voted to create a new foundation that will have 9 multisig signers/directors.
Castaways, an island survival sandbox game, said users that don’t honor the project’s royalties won’t receive future airdrops.
Folia announced Straylight Protocol, a generative onchain multiplayer game by Paul Seidler of terra0.
The Beacon, a free to play MMORPG on Arbitrum, launched its prototype:
💽 Music NFTs
Catalog just welcomed its latest musician arrivals.
🌐 Virtual Worlds
DecentralandDAO introduced Technical AMA Sessions.
LandVault, a metaverse infrastructure project, added support for Otherside and NFT Worlds parcels.
Voxels is holding a Black Friday sale on three hard-to-get parcels.
💎 DeFi x NFTs
Uniswap is running a $3M bug bounty program.
Weekly action steps
🆕 Read Building Back Better with OP Stack in Bankless
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🌱 Watch Coordination Mechanisms with Griff Green on Green Pill
🙇 Catch up on my write-ups from this week:
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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