The NFT Party 🎊

A rare CryptoPunk gets listed, the MoonCat project turns 4, Rarible Protocol is here, & more!

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


Dear Bankless Nation,

This week felt like one giant party in the NFT ecosystem.

It’s a party those of us here are still early to, so the festivities are really only just beginning. That said, imagine how things will look if the rest of the world keeps coming around to see what all the fun’s about!

It’s important to pace yourself now, then, so that you’re energized and prepared for the coming marathon of NFT activities. Staying fresh today keeps us ready for all the wild things that may come tomorrow.

Anyways, thanks so much for reading. Have a great weekend ✌️

-WMP


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🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • You can now analyze and track the rarity of your Avastars at rarity.tools!

  • Cool Cats entered into a collaboration with TIME Magazine.

🎨 Cryptoart

  • It was a big week for major generative art acquisitions, e.g. Tyler Hobbs’s Fidenza #607 and Dmitri Cherniak’s Eternal Pump #47 sold 300 ETH and 225 ETH respectively.

  • Programmable art platform Async Art unveiled a new 24-hour canvas template, which will allow Async artists to easily upload works that evolve once per hour every day. 

  • Cryptoart platform SuperRare is expanding its Collector Royalties program to cover all SuperRare NFTs. 

🎮 NFT Games

  • Axie Infinity just kicked off gameplay for Season 18 🕹️ 

  • Aavegotchi confirmed that its Haunt 2 event will run between Aug. 26th and Aug. 29th 👻

  • Digital horse racing game Zed Run facilitated over $1 million worth of sales atop Polygon this week according to cryptoslam.io.

🌐 Virtual Worlds

  • The newest Cryptovoxels district will be Miami, with auctions for the virtual territory starting next Wednesday. 

  • Boson Protocol announced Portal, a “virtual lifestyle, commerce, and cultural playground” built in Decentraland. 

🛒 NFT News & Platforms

  • Rarible unveiled Rarible Protocol, a new open-source and cross-chain NFT suite that will cater to creators and devs in decentralized fashion. 

  • Fantasy sports and betting company DraftKings introduced DraftKings Marketplace, an NFT collectibles platform. 

  • NFT auction protocol Zora launched BLIT.HOUSE, a permissionless auction house for Blitmap collectibles. 

Twitter avatar for @ourZORAZORA @ourZORA
BLIT.HOUSE A permissionless auction house for @blitmap: ↳ List for reserve-timed auctions ↳ List without worrying about floor price ↳ Bid knowing that an auction will finalize ↳ Partybid (@prtyDAO) to buy collectively BLIT.HOUSE Image

💎 DeFi x NFTs

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