NFT Review 31 - Gifts from the Yuletide
RMRK Yuletide festival, Ubisoft returns to NFTs, Southpark takes digs at NFT culture, and more.
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
Despite the many happenings in the NFT space this past week, we find them all to be irrelevant in the context of the season. It is the holidays and we believe that everyone should be more focused on the reality unfolding around them, specifically, the people—family and friends. Why?
Because that is the point of everything—the ones we love. If we don’t make time to be with the ones we love we will cut ourselves off from that which makes life worth living. It has been a fantastic year for NFTs and it is only right that we celebrate this growth by taking a break from the constant noise. Let’s feel and spread the love and joy of the moment because we all need it, degens and nondegens alike.
Thank you for reading and have a merry christmas.
— NFT Review
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
RMRK partnered with Robonomics through their Kanaria project and RMRK 2.0 standards.
RMRK announced the RMRK Yuletide Giveback Festival, a 14-day event during which Yuletide-themed RMRK 2.0-powered NFTs will be distributed to community members.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
Ubisoft’s first foray into NFTs was met with significant backlash from the gaming community. Now, it’s pursuing “dynamic NFTs” with Aleph.im.
In a collaborative NFT project, Adidas Originals, gmoney, Bored Ape Yacht Club and PUNKS Comic make $43 million in 72 hours.
Despite the Chinese central bank's proposal to monitor the Metaverse and NFTs, companies such as Tencent and Huawei are pursuing metaverse-related trademarks.
South Park excoriates NFTs as investments in its latest vision of a post-COVID-19 future.
First Wikipedia edit NFT sells at Christie’s for $750K.
Nexo, the crypto borrowing and exchange platform, has launched an NFT Lending Desk in partnership with NFT hedge fund Three Arrows Capital.
A report published by the Blockchain Gaming Alliance shows that NFT games generated billions in revenue in the third quarter.
Discover Cointelegraph's top picks for NFT projects with the largest trading volume and communities in 2021.
Hong Kong NFT project Monkey Kingdom loses $1.3M in phishing hack, launches compensation fund.
Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs catch up to CryptoPunks, flips floor price.
Despite central bank officials’ call for heavy monitoring, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua is launching an NFT collection.
Vodafone auctions first ever SMS as an NFT in support of refugees.
Under Armour steps into the metaverse With ‘wearable’ Steph Curry sneakers.
Popstar The Weeknd releases NFTs via Tom Brady's Autograph Platform.
Gremplin and co. launched MistleToadz, a holiday-themed spin-off created for CrypToadz holders.
Santiago Santos purchased an NFT edition of the first Wikipedia edit on behalf of PleasrDAO.
mxtter, a new generative art platform, held its first auction.
YGG is helping to raise funds for people affected by Typhoon Odette.
Check out this current snapshot of the play-to-earn ecosystem by Chris Gonsalves:
Axie Infinity is extending its current season to Jan. 4th, 2022.
Loot Explorers launched on Dec. 21st.
Cryptovoxels listed its final batch of Honolulu parcels. Speaking of Cryptovoxels, the VR world project is hosting a New Year’s Eve party on Igloo Island.
The Sandbox is launching a SAND staking program on Polygon.
Coinbase published “How Coinbase thinks about the metaverse.”
E-commerce giant Shopify launched an NFT beta program, which allows eligible users to mint and sell NFTs from their Shopify storefronts.
Crypto analytics provider Nansen just introduced NFT rarity dashboards.
NFT platform Mintable is live on the Immutable X L2.
NFT platform Mint Square is live on the StarkNet testnet.
NFT marketplace Rarible activated support for Tezos NFTs.
Bitwise launched the Bitwise Blue-Chip NFT Index Fund.
NFT trading app Sudoswap published a post-mortem on its recent outage.
NFTX started its 2nd Code4rena audit competition.
The Fractional PENG4185 token experienced a major trading surge on the Slingshot DEX this week.
Check out the helpful Timeline of Early NFTs on Ethereum V2:
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!