Unstoppable Magical NFTs 🧚‍♀️

Loot takes over, BAYC launches MAYC, Cool Cats companions coming, & lots more!

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


Dear Bankless Nation, 

This week was all about Loot in the NFT ecosystem. 

These “randomized adventurer gear” NFTs pave the way to seemingly endless Web3 possibilities around games and the metaverse, so they’ve captured the imaginations of more than a few Ethereum users in rapid fashion.

Still catching up? Bankless has your back! Get up to speed with all our Loot coverage from the past few days:

Beyond Loot’s quick ascension there were plenty of other big NFT happenings this week, so let’s explore the highlights per usual ⬇️

-WMP


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🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • Zombie CryptoPunk #2066 sold for 1890 ETH via Fractional 🧟‍♀️

  • Two huge Bored Ape Yacht Club acquisitions this week: “Solid Gold” Bored Ape #7090 for 600 ETH and Bored Ape #8135 for 500.888 ETH. 

  • Speaking of BAYC, the project just launched the Mutant Ape Yacht Club expansion. See what the buzz is all about in my recent Metaversal write-up!

  • Cool Cats has companions and an ERC-20 utility token, $MILK, in the works.

🎨 Cryptoart

  • We’ve got a sneak peek at some of the Art Blocks pieces coming to Christie’s next month ...

  • Artist Anna Carreras released her generative art series Trossets through Art Blocks Curated today!

🎮 NFT Games

🌐 Virtual Worlds

  • Yearn Finance issued a grant to Atlantis World to help the project continue to build out its 2D pixelated virtual world.

🛒 NFT News & Platforms

  • Prolific pseudonymous NFT collector Vincent Van Dough is teaming up with Three Arrows Capital to launch an NFT fund, Starry Night Capital

  • NFT marketplace OpenSea facilitated +$3B worth of trading volume in Aug. 2021!

  • Larva Labs signed with Universal Talent Agency, paving the way for CryptoPunks and Meebits to appear in movies, games, and beyond. 

  • Meet Floor Perpetuals, a new derivative that tracks the floor price of a given NFT collection. 

  • Zora launched APES.HOUSE, a permissionless auction house system for BAYC. 

Twitter avatar for @ourZORAZORA @ourZORA
Does Sotheby’s have partybid? Apes are in da house 🐒🐒🐒
APES.HOUSE A permissionless auction house for @BoredApeYC ↳ List for reserve-timed auctions ↳ List without worrying about floor price ↳ Bid knowing that an auction will finalize ↳ Partybid (@prtyDAO)

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • PleasrDAO fractionalized the Doge NFT into $DOG via Fractional. 

  • NFTX core contributor 0xChop proposed that Rari Capital create a new Fuse pool using $PUNK and $GLYPH.


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