NFT Review 38 - Back to the Dark Age?
x2y2 vampire attack on OpenSea, Puma joins the action, Cryptopunk holder 'rugs' Sotheby's, and more
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
This week, the world was plunged back into the dark age of countries invading other countries. In light of that, it is difficult to act like everything is all rosy. Markets are down and fear is high. What really matters?
Humanity. At the center of our humanity is our freedom. Without it, we are animated ghosts. If Ukraine isn’t free to be a sovereign nation, what does that say of their invaders?
This isn’t a political newsletter and so we do not claim to have all the facts of this issue. All we know is that the sovereignty of every individual/country must be protected/respected. Without this, we yield to a nightmare of powerful bullies weaponizing the state for their preferences.
How does all of this relate to NFTs? What’s the point of building a digital world when the physical one (and the values that hold it together) are under attack? In whatever way we can, we should remind ourselves what really matters–our humanity.
Sorry to take your mind to the dark corners of reality. Read on for the NFT news.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
Karura's 'Bring Your Own Gas' feature now allows users to pay gas fees with $RMRK
Following an integration with Collab Land, Talisman announced that holders of the Spirit Key NFT can now link their Talisman wallet to access a special token-gated channel in its Discord.
RMTerra released a short film that highlights its partnership with RMRK to reforest the world by planting trees.
RMRK co-founder Yuri Petusko will be hosting a Q&A call on Tuesday for people who are developing RMRK 2.0 projects.
Singular Changelog 7 has been released, the last update before the biggest Singular update ever!! In this changelog:
New embedded charts by Web3Go
Multi-chain reading of RMRK balances
Statemine clarification banner
Minor UI fixes
Firefly interviewed EJ, a professional illustrator and one of Singular’s talented artists.
Yumi created a great thread on the DOs and DON’Ts for success on Singular.
ChainSafe created a UI to demo Filecoin-Substrate Bridge capabilities, utilizing RMRK to create NFTs.
Bit Country released a glimpse of its avatar customizer setup.
Damned Pirates Society posted some stats of their NFT-based game on Moonriver.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
Puma registers ENS domain, changes name to Puma.eth on Twitter.
In an interview with CoinTelegraph, Time Studios talked about legacy media and the rise of NFTs.
Harmony launches Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Passport.
‘Off the charts’: Zynga blockchain exec praises P2E gaming talent.
Dapper Labs launched the UFC Strike NFT marketplace
Metaversal has partnered with monster story producers Crypt TV to issue NFTs based on characters from the Monster Universe.
Blockchain community busts alleged $20M NFT drop scam before sale completion.
New ConsenSys Mesh NFT marketplace pays royalties to creators and collectors.
Seller 'rugs' $30M CryptoPunks collection minutes before Sotheby’s auction.
Bored Ape owner files $1M lawsuit against OpenSea over 'stolen' NFT.
Rug pulls force Solana NFT marketplace Magic Eden to invoke doxing policy for creators.
400 Salesforce staff object to its NFT plans.
Etherscan launched an NFT display UI:
Gem, an NFT marketplace aggregator, added a Sweep Mode functionality.
OpenSea launched OpenSea Ventures, the company’s new investment arm.
Urbit, behind Urbit IDs, is launching its own layer-two (L2) rollup.
x2y2, a new NFT marketplace, began a vampire attack on OpenSea.
Blitmaps updated its marketplace aggregator to support Blitmaps and Blitnauts.
CryptoPunk 5822 sold for a record 8k ETH this past weekend:
sartoshi, the founder of mfers, published an explainer covering the project’s rise.
Drift is auctioning a never before seen Where My Vans Go piece through Sotheby’s:
Sotheby’s is also auctioning off one of the fabled editional claim cards to artist Robbie Barrat’s AI Generated Nude Portrait #7, the work at the center of the “Lost Robbies” story.
The Axie DAO is growing:
Cool Cats is working on bringing its new game elements back online.
oshi is releasing ample time through Sound today.
Snoop Dogg is turning historic hip-hop record label Death Row Records into “an NFT label.”
Cryptovoxels started listing parcels for its new Comet suburb.
Metakey unveiled its HQ in Decentraland.
The Sandbox is hosting a Retrograming Game Jam at the end of February.
Sushi is considering launching Sushimi, a 10k PFP NFT project.