Bear-ly non-fungible 🧸

Nounlets arrive, OpenSea adds Arbitrum, Optimism Quests drop, & more!
William M. Peaster William M. Peaster Sep 23, 20222 min read
Bear-ly non-fungible 🧸

Dear Bankless Nation,

The markets are ugly, NFT trading volume is way down since the start of 2022, and doom and gloom’s abounding.

Zooming in, though, NFT users and NFT transactions are up on the year, and it’s no stretch to say the ecosystem is now brimming with innovative projects across numerous categories.

Markets go up and down, but builders build rain or shine, and our space’s technical and structural advances are compounding out in all directions accordingly. We’re paving the way for the next legs up, plain and simple.

In the meantime stay curious, keep exploring, and have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for reading as always ✌️


📣 General NFT News

  • Urbit launched its own EVM blockchain, the Urbit Virtual Machine.
  • zefram.eth unveiled Bagholder, an NFT loyalty protocol.
  • Zora introduced an airdrop system to its creator toolkit:

🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • Cool Cats partnered with Habbo to launch a virtual world experience for the collection’s holders and introduced a new CEO, Stephen Teglas.
  • Optimism unveiled Optimism Quests, a guided tour of the L2 that lets you earn NFTs along the way:

🎨 Cryptoart

  • Jan Robert Leegte is releasing JPEG, a generative art project, on October 31st, 2022.
  • Nifty Gateway hosted the release of Crypto Art Begins, a phygital book that details the early history and pioneers of the cryptoart movement.
  • Tyler Hobbs released QQL, a collaborative generative art experiment, an announced an associated mint pass contest:

🎮 Decentralized Gaming

💽 Music NFTs

  • unveiled Sound Protocol:

🌐 Virtual Worlds

💎 DeFi x NFTs

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William M. Peaster

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William M. Peaster, Senior Writer, has been with Bankless since January 2021. Immersed in Ethereum since 2017, he writes the Metaversal newsletter on the onchain frontier, covering everything from AI projects to crypto games, as the team’s lead NFT analyst. With a background in creative writing, he writes fiction and publishes art on Ethereum in his free time. He lives in Washington.

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