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DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Aug. 8th, 2020

Welcome to the 29th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here. ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ For this dispatch: ๐ŸŽจ Digital Art & Collectibles * Artist Coldie sold โ€œWarren Buffet - Decentral Eyes - Variant 02โ€ to collector Basileus for 8 ETH on SuperRare. Coldie also has his first solo piece on programmable art platform Async Art coming soon โ€ฆ * Sp
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DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Aug. 8th, 2020

Welcome to the 29th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.

๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ


For this dispatch:

๐ŸŽจ Digital Art & Collectibles

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Blockchain Games

  • Ethereum trading card game Gods Unchained is getting ready to introduce Direct Challenge mode, which will let players create their own esports tournaments and more.

  • No-loss savings game PoolTogether has a new luckiest winner โ€ฆ

  • Axie Infinity PvP matches are on the rise, as a new daily record of +12,000 matches was set this week. Also, Axie community member Seuchenhund just released the Axie Builder, which lets users visually create Axies with whatever trait combos they want.

  • Axie Infinity co-founder Jeffrey Zirlin has some blossoming NFT trends to put on your radar โ€ฆ

  • Ethereum gaming world The Sandbox is holding its $SAND token sale on the Binance Launchpad โ€œIEOโ€ platform.

  • Aavegotchi, a gamified DeFi-NFT meld powered by Aave, is coming along nicely per the projectโ€™s 4th community update.

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ DeFi News

  • Decentralized exchanges collectively notched nearly $4.3 billion worth of trade volume in July 2020, a new record for monthly DEX volume.
  • Automated asset management project Set Protocol unveiled its V2 infrastructure, which will open up further customization and yield farming opportunities for users.
  • Social money + yield farming? Entrepreneur Alex Masmejean and collector WhaleShark are now respectively running liquidity mining rewards campaigns around their $ALEX and $WHALE tokens.

๐Ÿ“ฐFresh Content

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธExtra, Extra

  • Iโ€™m holding a giveaway this week for my Intelligencer readers. 4 folks have a chance to win 200 $WHALE each. Contest info is available here and the submission form is here. All you have to do is supply your name/pseudonym, your ETH address, and a link to one of your main social media accounts. The submission form will be open until end-of-day Friday, August 14th. The next day, winners will be announced in the 30th issue of the Intelligencer. Good luck!

  • I used the InfiNFT token minting platform for the first time this week. All things considered, itโ€™s my favorite of the do-it-yourself NFT minting platforms Iโ€™ve tried so far.

Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!

Keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for the 30th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers โœŒ๏ธ

๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถ


About DeFi Arts Intelligencer

The DeFi Arts Intelligencer is curated by me, William M. Peaster, a professional writer and editor whoโ€™s been tracking the Ethereum and DeFi beats in recent years.

Iโ€™m passionate about art and a DeFi/NFT optimist, so putting together this newsletter is both fun and informative for me. I hope others may find the content helpful, too. But be mindful, the information herein should not be construed as investment advice. Iโ€™m not a financial adviser, and these are my opinions. Always take care to seriously consider the various layers of risk you face in participating in the still-maturing cryptoeconomy.

If you have a DeFi tip or lead, questions or comments, or would be interested in commissioning me for a writing gig, you can ping me at [email protected] or on Telegram at @wmpeaster.

If you enjoy this newsletter and want to support it, feel free to subscribe or have a like-minded friend subscribe as well. I have collected NFTs open for offers, too, as well as my own art NFTs available on OpenSea. Tips also accepted at wmpeaster.eth. Thanks kindly!

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 teamโ€™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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