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Dear Bankless Nation,
Daily and weekly NFT volume levels have been uptrending over the past month.
Haven’t seen that in a while!
A volume snapshot is far from a comprehensive measure of the pulse of the NFT space right now, sure, but it does show some strength returning to the ecosystem here.
We’ll see if this renewed strength prefaces an even bigger year-end rally over the coming weeks. In the meantime thanks as always for reading everyone, here’s your latest weekly NFT roundup! ✌️
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This week in NFTs…
📰 General news
Atrium released Pt. 2 of the Nouns Movie.
ENS launched the EVM Gateway.
ENS, via lead dev Nick Johnson, also published an open letter calling out the patent strategy of Unstoppable Domains.
Johnny Mack announced hypersub, a new NFT subscription platform.
Liquid Delegate, a new marketplace for tradable delegated NFTs, arrived.
LooksRare is waiving its protocol fees for 30 days.
Party added direct support for collective Zora mints.
ZachXBT highlighted a fake “OpenSea exploit” scam wave.
🎨 Cryptoart & music
Highlight hired Jake Allen as its new head of growth.
Nouns DAO approved a multi-day paint party on BasePaint.
SuperRare is debuting its new lazy minting auction system via Pindar Van Arman's "The First Sparks of Artificial Creativity" collection.
TITLES is crowdfunding ETH to commission a community-owned AI art model.
Zora added support for batched uploading.
🏆 Digital collectibles
Dapper Labs unveiled a new “Digital Pins" project in collaboration with Disney.
Fini revealed Poppy, a Fini claimable at Devconnect Istanbul events that responds to your Lens Protocol activity.
Nate Alex explained the creation of ChainFaces.
Pudgy Penguins has arcade machines in the works.
Taproot Wizards, an NFT collection on Bitcoin, raised a $7.5M seed round.
📱 Crypto social
Archetype published The Future of Social Is Onchain by Katie Chiou.
Aave Companies, the parent entity of Lens, rebranded to Avara.
Lens intro'd Embeddable Posts.
Sound added support for sharing to Lens and Warpcast.
🎮 Decentralized gaming
Axie Infinity launched its Season 6: Finale.
FrenPets, a mobile Tamagotchi-style game on Base, launched its V2.
Lattice announced Redstone, a new OP Stack L2 purpose-built for onchain gaming and beyond.
ParagonsDAO launched the public beta of Priming, an asset management platform for Web3 gamers.
Pixels intro'd the Pixels Reputation system.
Ronin launched the RNS public sale.
Ubisoft is holding a free mint for Warlords, a PFP collection connected to the company’s upcoming Champions Tactics RPG.
BendDAO unveiled a new roadmap.
Flooring Protocol launched its latest FLC/ETH liquidity provider incentives.
Uniswap is now available on Android devices.
🌐 Virtual worlds
Decentraland kicked off its Decentraland Music Festival ‘23 festivities.
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