The Golden Age of Digital Collectibles

Mark Cuban's dropping NFTs, an Alien CryptoPunk sold for 605 ETH, Avastars is back, & more!

Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & collectibles

Dear Bankless Nation,

Will we look back on this decade and see it as the start of a golden era for digital collectibles, as powered by NFTs, secured by Ethereum, and boosted by DeFi?

I think there’s a great chance. And with the way things are already going just a few weeks into 2021, you can’t help but be optimistic that NFT collectibles will one day be ubiquitous in society.

Things are still early, of course. But we’re all trailblazers here, and we’ve arrived in this space because we can see a little further ahead than most people. When it comes to NFTs, the surge of recent activity we’ve witnessed has given us a glimpse at the seemingly endless possibilities ahead.

It’s heartening. And it’s the start of a new age.

Glad to have you aboard,


P.S. Mark Cuban on Bankless podcast soon? 🤞

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🏆 Digital Collectibles

🎨 Cryptoart

  • Artist Brendan Dawes debuted his first piece on programmable art platform Async Art. The work, Mount Ethereum, is composed of “100 generative images, linked to ETH price in $50 increments, updating once a day” ...

  • Collector Bill Lee purchased Hackatao’s Ghost in the FaceB for 25 ETH on SuperRare’s secondary marketplace ...

🕹️ Blockchain Games

  • Axie Infinity’s user retention stats are looking robust right now, to say the least ...

  • No-loss savings game PoolTogether reached the $4M total value locked (TVL) milestone for the first time. 

🌐 Virtual Worlds

🛒 NFT Marketplaces

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • In its Q4 2020 DeFi Report, Ethereum dev studio ConsenSys explores the recent rise of the Ethereum-powered metaverse ...

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