NFT Review 29 - Adidas Enters the Metaverse
Ubisoft to drop NFTs to PC gamers, first intelligent NFT IGO on BSC, Art Basel roundup, and more.
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
Only two weeks ago, we sent a newsletter titled 'Adoption Intensifying’. As if to confirm our analysis, we now have Adidas, one of the biggest sports brand in the world, announcing that it is entering the Metaverse in collaboration with Bored Ape Yacht Club, gmoney NFT, and PUNKS Comic. In true big brand style, they delivered the announcing with a pretty slick video.
Time will tell what Adidas’ true plans for the Metaverse are…who are we kidding? It’ll be related to making more money. In any case, they are welcome to the future.
We reckon it’ll be a fun holiday game to guess which big brand will be the next to make the leap into NFTs and the Metaverse.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
👨🏼🎨 RMRK Artist Spotlight: Rachel and her Kusama Kings
On this episode of RAS, we caught up with one of Singular's brightest, Rachel (@ladykusama), the co-creator of the Kusama Kings collection, and sole creator of Kutes, a collection of 150 adorable animal NFTs.
Like many artists in this space, she found NFTs through a friend, and has since decided to make it her home for the forseeable future. We were happy to speak to her given that she's a Singular advocate. It was great learning about her favorite NFT artist, creation process, and her NFT goals.
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
RMRK co-founder Bruno Škvorc was on Mad Crypto MX’s youtube show.
The November Njordson report is out and 91 KSM (~ $27,000) has been distributed to Njordson NFT holders. Njordson NFTs are gems held by Kanaria birds that earn a portion of RMRK revenue.
RMRK announced a new verification flow in a special edition of the Singular Changelog.
RMRK has announced the winners for the hackathon.
Bit Country founder Ray Lu was on KryptoChain’s youtube show to talk about the Bit Country ecosystem.
Unique Network announced a token sale.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
It was originally announced that, starting with Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft will drop NFTs to PC players on the Tezos blockchain. Unfortunately, like Discord a few weeks back, Ubisoft have shut down those plans, delisting its announcement as YouTube dislikes crossed 22,000.
DraftKings has partnered with the NFL Players Association to expand the offerings of its marketplace via gamified NFL player NFTs.
Chainalysis has determined that most NFT transactions so far this year have been from retail buyers, but the big volumes were driven by collectors and institutions.
A virtual anime version of Sophia, the world-famous humanoid artificial intelligence (AI) robot, is set to be tokenized and auctioned off as part of an up-and-coming Metaverse project dubbed Noah’s Ark.
Binance Smart Chain and Animoca Brands form $200M fund for GameFi projects.
Dance music star Deadmau5 and Grammy award-winning indie rock band Portugal The Man have teamed up to release 1 million copies of their new single “This is fine” as NFTs.
First NFT-focused ETF lists on NYSE Arca.
Four metaverse projects generated more than $100 million worth of virtual land NFT sales last week, according to data from DappRadar.
JPMorgan gave away NFTs at an Event This Week. One Is Now Listed for 420 ETH.
NFTs and Crypto culture take over Miami as Art Basel goes digital.
Martin Scorsese’ producer to make first Hollywood movie funded by NFTs.
Deadfellaz are getting Deadfrenz.
Cryptoart dapp Foundation now lets artists deploy their own NFT smart contracts.
Check out Decentral Eyes Dogg, a collab between Coldie and Snoop Dogg on SuperRare:
The Wizards & Dragons game, a DeFi x NFT meld, launched this week.
Cryptovoxels released its first Scarcity Island parcels
NFT marketplace aggregator Genie activated support for batch buying ERC-1155 tokens.
TokenTax now tracks ERC-1155s.
Nouns DAO members voted to donate 169 ETH to Gitcoin Grants Round 12.
Rarible is launching support for Tezos NFTs this month.
The Blitmap community is voting on its upcoming Rivals collection.
Looking to trade NFTs on Polygon? NFT Trader has you covered.
NFT liquidity protocol NFTX published its 34th Weekly Round-u
The Sandbox Alpha is now live!
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!