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Weekly Roundup: Frame taps Arbitrum, OpenSea Shipyard, Yuga’s court win, & more!
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Dear Bankless Nation,
It looks like daily NFT trading volume is on the mend.
Is the latest bear market ending? That remains to be seen, though the signs of life we’ve had in recent days have been encouraging.
Honestly, my gut tells me we’re not out of the woods yet. But even so, that’ll just give us more time to create and experiment and learn ahead of the next great NFT surge.
In the meantime, have a great weekend and thanks for reading everyone. Time for the weekly roundup! ✌️
📊 The big picture
Over the past week, the floor-based market cap of the NFT space declined from 5.3 million ETH to 5.1 million ETH for a 3.77% drop ⤵️
🔝 7D top collections by volume
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📰 General news
Frame, an NFT L2, chose Arbitrum for its tech stack.
mint.fun introduced mint referral rewards.
OpenSea unveiled Shipyard, a set of smart contracts for NFT creators.
Paragraph added support for Zora Network.
PoolTogether launched an open edition drop to commemorate its v5 release.
Zora launched mint referral rewards for Zora embeds.
🏆 Digital collectibles
Blitmap rolled out its Fragments of the Machine comic book in stores.
Yuga Labs won its court case against Ryder Ripps et al.
🎨 Cryptoart & music
Async Art is winding down operations.
Folia announced Coordinates, a new cryptoart series by Travess Smalley.
Sound launched the ability to gift songs.
🎮 Decentralized gaming
🌐 Virtual worlds
Flamingo DAO unveiled a dedicated museum in Hyperfy.
Arcade announced ArcadeDAO and the ARCD token.
0xmons introduced sudoshort, a protocol built on sudoswap that allows shorting NFTs.
🎆 Mint spotlight: Prize Printer
PoolTogether, the no-loss prize savings game, just launched its v5 protocol. The new release comes with an array of updates, including more assets and a simpler prize flow. If you’ve got any idle DAI, USDC, or WETH around, you can put them into action on the new cabana.fi website, and if you want to support and commemorate the release, PoolTogether’s just dropped Prize Printer as the first in a series of v5-themed NFTs.
🙇 Insights to level up your web3 knowledge!
1. cygaar on data availability 📊
2. Vasa on Privy wallets 👛
3. WASD on WASD Guild 👾
✨ My tool of the week: Juicecrowd
Developed on and by the creators of Juicebox, Juicecrowd is a new app designed to facilitate crowdfunding campaigns on Ethereum. It operates in "Crowds," which are small cohorts, each accepting up to 10 projects that then receive support and guidance in addition to raised funds. Think Gitcoin + an accelerator. If this sounds cool to you, take note because Juicecrowd's first cohort, JC01, is now accepting submissions through Nov. 1st, 2023, for early-stage web3 projects actively seeking funding!
😜 Get ready for the next wave now…
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