The NFT student becomes the master
4156 de-punks, XCOPY’s classics fly, Apple rugs BAYC's mobile game, and more!
Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & collectibles
Dear Bankless Nation,
The NFT ecosystem is extremely young. Our frontier is forming in all directions.
Accordingly, we’ve only just begun to see our first masters come into their own here. And those who have done so, like the artist XCOPY, have accomplished this by persistently being curious, creative, and studious around NFTs.
That said, it’s not that we all have to become superstar artists and sell NFTs for beaucoup ETH! Rather it’s that in the very least those of us who are newer here are also becoming better masters of our own fates by being students of NFTs now. That in itself is very, very good.
So I say stay a student. Keep reading and trying everything you can. Tend to your creativity and industriousness. Tinker, fail, repeat, succeed. Show others the ways you know, and in doing so remind yourself of the paths. You’re a master in the making, after all.
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🏆 Digital Collectibles
Nounder 4156 de-punked this week by selling his signature CryptoPunk #4156 for 2.5k ETH. It’s the third-largest Punk sale to date!
Cool Cats is hosting a Holiday Drawing Competition ⛄
Bravo, XCOPY: the artist’s classics Decay, Some Other Asshole, and Right-click and Save As guy sold for 356 ETH, 550 ETH, and 1.6k ETH respectively this week!
Artist Sarah Meyohas auctioned Genesis 1, a fine art documentation of the 2015 Bitchcoin mine, for 5 ETH.
Decentral Eyes Dogg, a collab between Coldie and Snoop Dogg, sold for 188.8 ETH.
Ross Ulbricht’s Genesis Collection auctioned for 1,446 ETH on SuperRare.
🎮 NFT Games
Apple has temporarily rugged the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s mobile game project.
Ubisoft received backlash from some gamers after it announced Ubisoft Quartz, an NFT item system for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint built on Tezos.
NFT sci-fi card game Parallel launched Inb0x, an encrypted comms system for Ethereum addresses.
Ectogames: a new cultural form emerging via NFTs?
🌐 Virtual Worlds
Cryptovoxels released 30 new parcels on Scarcity Island.
🛒 NFT News & Platforms
Nifty Gateway: as of Jan. 2022 you can buy/sell directly from your own Ethereum wallet on the NFT platform.
OpenSea hires former Lyft CFO Brian Roberts.
Decentralized media tools: check out the new and improved Mirror Dashboard.
Mintable is coming to Immutable X, the NFT-centric L2 scaling solution.
EulerBeats unveils its new generative art and music system, Futura.
sound.xyz held its first music NFT drops!
💎 DeFi x NFTs
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Not financial or tax advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This newsletter is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.
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