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Dear Bankless Nation,
Many top crypto and NFT projects rallied hard this week, prompting many people to proclaim the start of a new bull cycle!
We’ll see, but I do think it’s true this time.
If nothing else, it’s a welcome surge of excitement after the long, cold crypto winter these past couple of years. And if we’re really turning a corner now, all of us here still in the trenches are well positioned for what craziness may come next.
For now though, just have a great weekend everyone and thanks as always for reading. Here’s your latest NFT roundup! ✌️
🦊 Thanks to MetaMask Portfolio 🦊
This week in NFTs…
📰 General news
Dune added support for Zora Network analytics.
Frame, a new NFT L2, launched its V1 public testnet.
Holograph added a “Buy on Secondary” functionality.
Reservoir activated cross-chain NFT buys and mints.
Warpcast, a Farcaster app, added support for minting NFTs directly in-feed.
🏆 Digital collectibles
Ad Age highlighted Cool Cats upcoming Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance.
Courtyard is launching free Pokémon drops for its Web3 Week of Thanks campaign.
CryptoPunks saw its collection floor price return to +$100k USD.
Gordon Goner bought a zombie CryptoPunk for 600 ETH along with many other high-end NFT PFPs.
🎨 Cryptoart & music
Gallery launched support for Zora Network.
Optimism announced the We ❤️ The Art contest, featuring 1M OP tokens in prizes.
numo.eth, one of cryptoart’s foremost pixel specialists, announced Teddies on Vacation, a new PFP collection.
🎮 Decentralized gaming
Axie Infinity started its Origins Season 6 Final Era gameplay.
Gods Unchained intro’d improvements to its crafting system.
Illuvium is beginning its Beta 3: PVP later this month.
Immutable and Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab are partnering up on a new Web3 gaming experience.
Pixels just launched a big infra update, new items, and more.
Primodium released its latest gameplay update.
Roblox CEO David Baszucki noted the possibility of adding NFTs to Roblox.
Ronin Name Service (RNS) is hosting a public sale for Ronin domains next week.
🌐 Virtual worlds
Decentraland announced the 1st-ever Decentraland Community Summit.
VIPE intro’d VIPE Rooms, i.e. personalized virtual spaces.
Arcade launch support for transferring NFTfi.com loans to Arcade.
NFTfi.com has experienced a flurry of recent ‘Punks activity.
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