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DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Oct. 17th, 2020

Welcome to the 39th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here. 🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶 The DeFi Arts Intelligencer has its first sponsor! It’s your boy Digital. Digital is an extremely talented creator that tokenizes his art and music. He’s an early legend in Ethereum’s culture scene, so be sure to check out his website Danky.Art and sign up for his newsl
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DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Oct. 17th, 2020

Welcome to the 39th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.

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The DeFi Arts Intelligencer has its first sponsor! It’s your boy Digital. Digital is an extremely talented creator that tokenizes his art and music. He’s an early legend in Ethereum’s culture scene, so be sure to check out his website Danky.Art and sign up for his newsletter where he gives updates on his journey of being a digital artist leveraging Ethereum. Sign up here — Digital Newsletter.


For this dispatch:

🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles

  • This week’s 7-day volume toppers among collectibles projects per NonFungible: SuperRare (~$394k), MakersPlace ($271k), CryptoPunks ($173k), CryptoKitties ($77k), and Avastars ($44k).

  • Artists Jose Delbo and Trevor Jones made +540 ETH in sales in their latest Batman-themed collab drops on MakersPlace. The highest single-edition sale was a whopping 302.5 ETH (~$111k) for “Genesis” 🎉

  • Acclaimed songwriter and music producer Boys Noize released P̷̖̟͉̼͗̅̄̅̇͋̌VÌ·N̶XÌ·, the artist’s first NFT on SuperRare. The piece’s standing high bid is 7.5 ETH …

  • Avastars Gen1 Series 2 ended, and Series 3 kicked off. What’re you waiting for, get to scrolling!

  • The WIP Season 3 premiered on Thursday, featuring guests Skeenee, pet3rpan, Jake Brukhman, and more.

  • This week’s Decentraland Fashion Show 2.0 featured 15 collections from talented metaverse creators. We also just saw NFT marketplace Rarible launch its gallery in Decentraland …

  • Nifty Gateway has drops lined up from amazing cryptoartists this week, including works by Goldweard and Giant Swan on Oct. 19th. and by Metageist on Oct. 22nd.

  • NFT marketplace OpenSea has introduced a new category functionality for sectors like art, virtual worlds, trading cards, and more.

  • Rarible held its first community call on Thursday.

  • Cargo’s Gems arrived, and with it the token’s unique NFT staking model. The project’s already seen more than 840,000 Gems staked in Cargo NFTs.

  • Matt McKegg put on another epic synth performance in Cryptovoxels …

  • Bluekirby.eth came to DeFi + NFTs, saw, conquered, scammed, and then maybe returned again? If you’re as confused as everyone else about the episode, be sure to check my new TokenSmart Humpday Post primer on the saga.

🕹️ Blockchain Games

  • Season 12 of the Axie Infinity PvP Arena is now live.

  • According to State of the Dapps, Axie Infinity is currently the fifth most-used Ethereum dapp with over 1,100 daily active users.

  • Italian artist duo Hackatao and a team of collaborators designed Hack the Tao, a game created through The Sandbox’s Game Maker engine.

  • WhaleShark’s eSports apparel brand E1337 commissioned artist Daniel Ignacio to create a series of Cyberpunk-inspired pieces to commemorate the enterprise’s launch.

  • Ethereum global fantasty football game Sorare has partnered with fan engagement project Socios. The tldr? Stake fan tokens to earn the chance to win rare Sorare cards.

  • CryptoMotors teased two awesome-looking new maps …

♦️♦️ DeFi News

  • Tokenized bitcoin project WBTC was listed on Coinbase Pro.
  • Popular charts service TradingView has added support for Uniswap, DeFi’s reigning trading protocol.
  • Speaking of Uniswap and ERC-20 bitcoin, there’s now ~29,000 tokenized bitcoin — roughly 0.15% of the entire BTC supply — sitting in Uniswap liquidity pools presently.
  • I just showed Bankless readers how to migrate their LEND to AAVE for Safety Module staking. In other words, defend Aave to earn AAVE!
  • The smart contract specialists at OpenZeppelin and Quantstamp are booked up for the foreseeable future as the ongoing DeFi boom has the space’s few auditors in huge demand.

Heath Tarbert, Chairman of the U.S. CFTC, said of DeFi this week:

“The whole idea of DeFi really is, number one, it’s obviously revolutionary, and I think at the end of the day could lead to a massive disintermediation of the financial system and the traditional players.”

📰Fresh Content

🖌️Extra, Extra

  • SuperRare is looking to hire a full stack engineer …

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

Keep an 👁️ out for the 40th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers ✌️

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About DeFi Arts Intelligencer

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

I’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. I’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. 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 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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