The next fun things 🎟️

amazon.eth $1M bid, Moonbird Oddities reveal, NFTX’s new Yield site, & more!
William M. Peaster William M. Peaster Jul 22, 20222 min read
The next fun things 🎟️

Dear Bankless Nation,

Minecraft's new NFT ban misses the forest for the trees. It's like saying "we won't do web stuff" during the early blossoming of the internet.

The next waves of great fun things will be built on and around NFTs. Believe that!

Why? Because the "open garden" cultural surge that NFTs foster and the ability to use these digital objects in unprecedented ways will lead to brave new territories of funness over the decades ahead.

More simply put, NFTs will play a major role in redefining what fun looks like in the 21st century. The NFT ecosystem has already started decisively on this path, and this reality won't be ignorable by the powerful forever.

Going forward, the possibilities around tokenized digital things are endless, and here the game is just starting, so to speak. So don't worry about Minecraft, they'll come around one day. In the meantime, thanks kindly for reading and have a great weekend everyone ✌️


🛒 General NFT News

  • amazon.eth received a 1M USDC bid.
  • Franklin Caldwell, a Bored Ape whale, accidentally bought his own joke ENS domain for 100 ETH.
  • MetaMask is working on a new confirmation window that will help mitigate SetApprovalForAll NFT scams:
  • OpenSea introduced a Solana launchpad.
  • PREMINT had its website temporarily commandeered by a hacker, who then stole ~$375k USD worth of NFTs.
  • PREMINT also acquired NFT authorization service Vulcan.
  • The U.S. Office of Ethics issued new NFT rules for executive branch employees.
  • Yuga Labs warned of a “persistent threat group” that may be on the verge of launching a coordinated attack against multiple NFT communities.

🏆 Collectibles

  • Moonbirds held its Oddities reveal:

🎨 Art

  • Gremplin auctioned Bufo Canicidus via Endaoment for 3 ETH, the proceeds of which will fund conservation efforts around the Colorado River Toad.
  • The VerticalCrypto Art Residency Program celebrated its 1st birthday.
  • Pxls, a cryptoart project on StarkNet, is launching.

🎮 NFT Gaming

  • Axie Infinity unveiled its first Lunacian Summer skins:
  • Cool Cats is holding a Fall Guys tournament next week that will have unminted Cool Cats up for grabs as prizes:

💽 Music

  • Sound has paid its artists over $3M worth of revenues to date.
  • Spores launched an Acoustify functionality.

🌐 Virtual Worlds

💎 DeFi x NFTs

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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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