NFTs: new fun times

New CryptoPunk sale record, Gem 🧹 Mode, SHL0Ms unveils $CAR, & more!
William M. Peaster William M. Peaster Feb 18, 20222 min read
NFTs: new fun times

Dear Bankless Nation,

In my first years in the cryptoeconomy I remember feeling that because my professional work was so technical, it would always be totally separate from my personal creative work.

Then NFTs kicked off Web3’s current cultural bull run, the beginning of which I personally trace back to circa Jan. 2020.

Since then, we’ve seen a surge of creative projects demonstrate how to use smart contract innovations toward a range of cultural ends, and it’s made this space tremendously funner!

So I say let’s keep embracing the fun factor. That’s how NFTs really take over the world.


🛒 NFT News & Platforms

  • Etherscan launched an NFT display UI:

🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • Dope Wars just accounted for the highest NFT sale on the Optimism L2 to date as one of its Cobra characters just sold on Quixotic for 2.35 ETH.
  • sartoshi, the founder of mfers, published an explainer covering the project’s rise.

🎨 Cryptoart

  • Drift is auctioning a never before seen Where My Vans Go piece through Sotheby’s:
  • Sotheby’s is also auctioning off one of the fabled editional claim cards to artist Robbie Barrat’s AI Generated Nude Portrait #7, the work at the center of the “Lost Robbies” story.
  • SHL0Ms, a conceptual artist and crypto-dadaist, introduced the $CAR project:

🎮 NFT Games

  • The Axie DAO is growing:
  • Cool Cats is working on bringing its new game elements back online.

💽 Music

  • oshi is releasing ample time through Sound today.
  • Snoop Dogg is turning historic hip-hop record label Death Row Records into “an NFT label.”

🌐 Virtual Worlds

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • Sushi is considering launching Sushimi, a 10k PFP NFT project.
  • Muse DAO:I missed this earlier this month, but I wanted to note that the project’s Open NFT API beta is now live.

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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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