The NFT Party 🎊

A rare CryptoPunk gets listed, the MoonCat project turns 4, Rarible Protocol is here, & more!
William M. Peaster William M. Peaster Aug 13, 20212 min read
The NFT Party 🎊

Dear Bankless Nation,

This week felt like one giant party in the NFT ecosystem.

It’s a party those of us here are still early to, so the festivities are really only just beginning. That said, imagine how things will look if the rest of the world keeps coming around to see what all the fun’s about!

It’s important to pace yourself now, then, so that you’re energized and prepared for the coming marathon of NFT activities. Staying fresh today keeps us ready for all the wild things that may come tomorrow.

Anyways, thanks so much for reading. Have a great weekend ✌️


🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • CryptoPunk #8348 ⁠— the rarest Punk because of its 7 attributes (Big Beard, Buck Teeth, Cigarette, Classic Shades, Earing, Mole, Top Hat) ⁠— has been listed for sale for 60,000 ETH! Any takers? 😵

  • New BAYC sales record: gold Bored Ape #3749 just sold for 400 ETH 🙊

  • According to Nansen’s “Hot NFTs” dashboard, Pudgy Penguins collectibles facilitated a whopping +4,300 ETH worth of trade volume over the past 24 hours 🐧

  • Our MoonCats are growing up! Aug. 9th marked the 4th birthday of the revived NFT project 🎉 

  • You can now analyze and track the rarity of your Avastars at!
  • Cool Cats entered into a collaboration with TIME Magazine.

🎨 Cryptoart

  • It was a big week for major generative art acquisitions, e.g. Tyler Hobbs’s Fidenza #607 and Dmitri Cherniak’s Eternal Pump #47 sold 300 ETH and 225 ETH respectively.
  • Programmable art platform Async Art unveiled a new 24-hour canvas template, which will allow Async artists to easily upload works that evolve once per hour every day.
  • Cryptoart platform SuperRare is expanding its Collector Royalties program to cover all SuperRare NFTs.

🎮 NFT Games

  • Axie Infinity just kicked off gameplay for Season 18 🕹️
  • Aavegotchi confirmed that its Haunt 2 event will run between Aug. 26th and Aug. 29th 👻

🌐 Virtual Worlds

  • The newest Cryptovoxels district will be Miami, with auctions for the virtual territory starting next Wednesday.
  • Boson Protocol announced Portal, a “virtual lifestyle, commerce, and cultural playground” built in Decentraland.

🛒 NFT News & Platforms

  • Rarible unveiled Rarible Protocol, a new open-source and cross-chain NFT suite that will cater to creators and devs in decentralized fashion.
  • Fantasy sports and betting company DraftKings introduced DraftKings Marketplace, an NFT collectibles platform.
  • NFT auction protocol Zora launched BLIT.HOUSE, a permissionless auction house for Blitmap collectibles.

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • How about earning DeFi yields on your ETH whenever you make an NFT bid? Could be coming!

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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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