NFT governance experiments 🧪

MOCA goes Webaverse(al), squiggleDAO's LPing, VRGDAs arrive, & more!
William M. Peaster William M. Peaster Aug 26, 20222 min read
NFT governance experiments 🧪

Dear Bankless Nation,

Last weekend, the BLVKHVND esports DAO won a world championship event, becoming the first decentralized organization to achieve a world title!

The win was amazing, and it’s also among a spate of interesting advances that are coming to the fore around the crossroads of decentralized governance and NFTs right now. Some other things I’m watching excitedly include:

Pay attention to these types of frontier NFT-adjacent governance experiments, because they’re paving important new pathways for the decentralized social happenings of tomorrow. In the meantime, thanks for reading and have a great weekend ✌️


📣 General NFT News

  • is down.
  • nameless introduced StealthTest, a private cloud-based testnet for QA testing NFT projects.
  • Nouns DAO started the ninth round of its Launchpad program for Nounish builders.
  • Paradigm researchers unveiled Variable Rate Gradual Dutch Auctions (VRGDAs), a new token issuance mechanism built for Art Gobblers that lets projects release NFTs flexibly along a custom schedule.

🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • Pudgy Penguin #6873, the rarest NFT in the collection, resold for 400 ETH:

🎨 Cryptoart

  • Proof of Beauty is holding a free mint of generative on-chain pixel art next week in honor of Ethereum’s upcoming Merge upgrade.
  • Don’t Panic by XCOPY resold for 500 ETH on SuperRare:

🎮 Decentralized Gaming

  • BLVKHVND became the first esports DAO to win a world title by topping the first-ever Pokémon UNITE Championship event. Bravo, and godspeed!

💽 Music NFTs

🌐 Virtual Worlds

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • Gem integrated sudoswap listings:

Action steps

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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