NFT Review 28 - NFTs as Bribes...or Incentives
Spider Man tickets for NFTs, new Kanaria mega sale, Beeple coming to Kusama?, and more.
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
At this rate, we feel like a broken record when we say mainstream adoption of NFTs is on a meteoric rise. But you can’t really blame us when the news keeps delivering more bullish adoption scenarios.
Just this past week, media & entertainment giants AMC and Sony announced that NFTs will be given to the buyers of tickets for the premiere of ‘Spider Man: No Way Home’. This isn’t the first time a major corporation is using NFTs as added incentive to draw more sales.
As if that wasn’t enough adoption sweetness, Budweiser went ahead to launch an NFT collection that sold out in a short time.
While we are happy to see more big brands joining the party, we hold out hope for a more meaningful use of the technology on a broad scale. NFT ticketing for example is something we would love to see blow up. It’s such a perfect use-case.
With the metaverse on the horizon, we’re sure that it’s only a matter of time.
On an academic note, non-fungible token is the Collins Dictionary’s word of the year.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
RMRK released a new explainer video about automatic emails and how identities work on Kusama and RMRK.
Singular Changelog 5 was released, introducing such changes as:
Inspect by Crust Network
Bulk operations on owned NFTs
File type filters and tags for audio, video, VR, and more
Full multi-resource view on Kanaria
Kanaria mega sale - Super Founder #7 sold for 1650 KSM (~ $543,303). This makes Kanaria a sales juggernaut in the RMRK and Kusama ecosystem.
For context, the top collection on RMRK (Chaos Apes) has a total trading volume of 3,870 KSM (this is the price for two Kanaria super founders). You can view the charts here.
Looking for an easy to read intro to NFTs and RMRK? Here is an excellent reintroduction by Johnathan!
DotSama Twitter was on fire a few days ago thanks to a Beeple tweet.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
Audius released a new function that allows artists and fans to embed NFTs on various blogs and social media platforms such as Twitter and Discord.
South Korean lawmakers plan to impose taxes on NFTs after classifying them as virtual assets.
Polemos, a play-to-earn (P2E) gaming guild specialized in NFT games, has raised $2 million in a strategic funding round to focus on its open-world role-playing game (RPG).
Ross Ulbricht, founder of defunct dark web marketplace Silk Road, has announced he will auction off a series of NFTs starting Dec. 2.
Upcoming NFT based mobile role-playing game Guild of Guardians has sold out two tranches of its native token (GEMS) totaling $5.3 million.
The United Arab Emirates’ postal operator is issuing NFT stamps to commemorate the federation’s 50th National Day.
Snoop Dogg has debuted his first NFT collaboration with artist Coldie in the final release of the Decentral Eyes Portrait Series.
AMC has partnered with Sony to offer NFTs to the buyers of tickets for the premiere of “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Dfinity’s Internet Computer Network (ICP) is launching NFT Studio, a 3D and interactive NFT platform that enables creators to design, mint and stake regular and interactive 3D NFTs.
Renowned British NFT artist Damien Hirst has airdropped 10,000 NFTs to those who have previously purchased artwork from his “The Currency” collection.
Animoca Brands and subsidiary Blowfish Studios have promised users that they will repay 265 Ether (ETH) or $1.1 million stolen in a fraudulent NFT sale on Discord.
Budweiser is launching Ethereum NFTs as ‘Key to the Budverse’
Avastars Replicants, via which you can blend together multiple Avastars’ traits, are here! Check out the Creation Manual.
MeebitsDAO is distributing MBBT tokens as part of an experiment in proxy NFT ownership.
The PartyBid on Justin Aversano’s Twin Flames #49 reached the piece’s 850 ETH reserve price and won the NFT!
Axie Infinity just banned +18k Axies over multiple account abuses. The leading NFT game is also hosting a breeding event for the 10 millionth Axie.
The Fashion Street Estate in Decentraland was purchased for 618k MANA.
Cryptovoxels listed new Honolulu and Kauai parcels. The project’s 2021 Holiday Build Contest is coming up, too.
Rarible launched a messaging feature.
“Non-fungible token” is the Collins Dictionary’s word of the year.
You can now bridge Immutable NFTs to Ethereum and back via imxtools.io. Speaking of Immutable, the L2 facilitated $30M worth of gas-free trades last month.
NFT lending platform NFTfi added support for 0xmons NFTs.
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!