We are mint to be 💝

Social media NFTs arrive, Punk #5577 sells for 2.5k ETH, NFTX is going multichain, & more!
William M. Peaster William M. Peaster Feb 11, 20222 min read
We are mint to be 💝

Dear Bankless Nation,

Valentine’s Day is coming up on Monday 💕

Is an NFT part of the goodies you’re getting that special someone in your life this year? Probably not just yet, not unless your significant other is already really into NFTs too, right.

Either way’s perfectly fine. Though it’s safe to say that as the NFT ecosystem matures, NFTs will become more popular as gifts on special occasions and beyond.

Peoples’ lives are going increasingly digital, after all, so our gift-giving customs will increasingly reflect that. In the meantime, have a great weekend and thanks as always for reading!


🛒 NFT News & Platforms

  • OpenSea published a dev upgrade guide for its new Wyvern 2.3 marketplace smart contract.

  • Lens Protocol, Web3 social media infra powered by NFTs and built by the minds behind Aave, has arrived

  • Midwit, a generative Web3 UI for any smart contract, is coming to Mirror.

  • YouTube is reportedly exploring support for NFTs.

  • Zora opened up two new protocol modules, Collection Offers and Reserve Auctions, to community review.

🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • CryptoPunk #5577 sold for 2,501 ETH, marking the third most-expensive onchain Punk transaction yet.

🎨 Cryptoart

  • XCOPY: the artist’s piece D I S O R D E R resold on SuperRare for 202 ETH.
  • AssangeDAO purchased Clock by Pak x Julian Assange for nearly 16.6k ETH.

🎮 NFT Games

  • Axie Infinity Season 20 is now live.
  • Strider, a project focused on helping game creators take control of their own content via NFTs, raised $3M.
  • Zynga is aiming to release an NFT game this year.

💽 Music

  • LATASHÁ sold out her CULTURE drop on Sound in minutes.
  • RAC, a Grammy-winning producer, launched a Web3 portal for $RAC holders called racOS v0.1.

🌐 Virtual Worlds

  • Cryptovoxels parcel ownership is trending up:
  • Decentraland wearable creators can now import an entire outfit as a single wearable.
  • briq, an NFT building project on StarkWare, released its alpha 1.0 version.

💎 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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