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Non-fungible pranks

Azuki airdrops NFTs, Nansen analytics now free, OpenSea eyes Solana, & more!
William M. Peaster William M. Peaster Apr 1, 20222 min read
Non-fungible pranks

Dear Bankless Nation,

Happy April Fool’s Day!

As you can imagine, there’s been a lot of fun pranks around the NFT ecosystem today. My favorite this year was dealt by the Azuki project, which airdropped mysterious NFTs to Azuki holders and then told everyone to refresh the NFTs’ metadata.

Upon refreshing this morning, the NFTs’ art turned into opened boxes of dust. Ouch! Of course, Azuki won’t leave everyone hanging, there’s surely another refresh event coming. They definitely surprised a few people at first, though!

The prank is fun, but it’s also a great reminder to always pay attention to how NFT projects approach metadata. There’s no right or wrong way per se, though some avenues are indeed mutable.

Anyways, I hope everyone has a great weekend, and thanks kindly for reading Metaversal. Be well and stay creative!


🛒 NFT News & Platforms

🏆 Digital Collectibles

🎨 Cryptoart

  • The Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, is looking to hire a web3/NFT specialist.
  • EDG is releasing the series Mazinaw via Art Blocks Factory:

🎮 NFT Gaming

💽 Music

  • Catalog now has a dedicated Dune Analytics dashboard courtesy of Richard Chen:

🌐 Virtual Worlds

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • LooksRare launched the LOOKS Compounder, which lets LOOKS stakers automatically compound WETH rewards into LOOKS.
  • nftperp, a perpetual futures DEX where you can short blue-chip NFTs, is nearing.

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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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