NFT Review 18 - Holding Back the Future

Google takes the leap, Apple blocks progress, Kusama's biggest NFT sale, OpenSea exec excommunicated, and more.

NFT Review is a weekly newsletter covering NFTs in the Web3 ecosystem on Polkadot’s side of the woods. The newsletter is put together by Bruno Škvorc and gbaci.

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Dear NFT enthusiast,

This week, Apple barred Gnosis Safe mobile wallet from updating their app on the Appstore because it ‘displays NFTs that were not bought using Apple’s in-app purchase feature.’ Talk about an abuse (or use) of centralized power.

Why would Apple block an app because it doesn’t help them make more money? You could argue that it’s their digital empire and so we should all bend to their will, but that would be missing the point. For one thing, given the AppStore’s position as an aggregator of humanity’s most used mobile applications (excluding the PlayStore), it is not ideal to have one company have such power over it. Ideally, the power over such a vital service should fall to a wider community. Why? Because wherever there is great power, the potential for abuse is unmissable.

What is most distressing is that all the great work we’ve been doing in the web3 space (including blistering advances in NFT technology) can be blocked by the very companies we seek to displace (or at least challenge). We can’t stand for this.

The path to total domination of the decentralization paradigm goes through mobile. We can’t afford to let the present gatekeepers keep us out. To avoid this, we need to build our own gate, a gate that is ever open and free for all. If you’re interested in building this golden gate, then join the founder of Gnosis Safe.

The future doesn't take permission from the leaders of the present. If it did, we may never get to the future.

Thank you for reading and have a great week.

— NFT Review


📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot

  • You can now use Klever Wallet to browse, sell, and buy NFTs in the Kusama, including Singular, Kodadot, and Kanaria, the amazing world of NFTs 2.0.

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You can now use @klever_io to browse, sell, and buy NFTs on
Singular.rmrk.app, or to explore the amazing world of NFTs 2.0 at Kanaria.rmrk.app

Klever @klever_io

#KleverWallet has added #Dapp browser support for the @kusamanetwork ecosystem. #KSM in #Klever, things are heating up! 🔥 https://t.co/Yh6tRTKVwZ

🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond


That’s all for this week, see you in the next edition! Got some links to share with us, artists to feature, NFTs to sell, jobs to promote, or events to popularize? Get in touch with Bruno or gbaci!