NFT Review 41 - The RMRK Vision
Gamestop NFT marketplace launches, Yuga Labs raise $450m, NFTs perform on Ellen, and more.
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
Last week, RMRK hosted the first RMRK Roundtable on Twitter spaces, featuring an in-depth conversation with three RMRK founders during which some alpha was shared. However, what most stood out wasn’t the alpha.
For the first time, many members of the RMRK community were introduced to the RMRK vision by RMRK founder Yuri P, who said, “the vision of RMRK is to be the only NFT standard used by everyone.” Bold as this claim was, the logic of its inevitability was expanded on in a new article posted by RMRK titled Reinforcing the RMRK Vision.
Further proof was revealed in the second episode of the Roundtable where some top creators and builders in the RMRK ecosystem spoke about their recent projects. There was a game, music album, drink NFTs, and a few other possibilities. This points to an exciting future for the most advanced NFT ecosystem in existence.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
👨🏼🎨 Singular Artist Spotlight: SFY
On this episode of SAS, we spoke with the SFY team, a phenomenal art collective that first came to our attention during the Kanaria art contest. Their Kanaria entries absolutely blew us away. Given the strength of their creative execution, we commissioned them to create custom art for the founder Kanarias. We were delighted to find that, following their commissioning, they stuck with Singular and minted their very own NFT collection—Donkey Gang.
This interview documents SFY's reasons for staying with Singular, their initial hesitation with minting NFTs, as well as advice for artists who are still skeptical of making the leap into NFTs. We had a great time reading their responses and expect that you will too.
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
RMRK posted a new detailed tutorial on how to move RMRK tokens from centralized exchanges to Moonriver.
Unique Network held a Twitter Space to discuss next-gen NFTs.
Check out the new NFT Marketplace Comparison Chart prepared by RMRK.
The first batch of RMRK’s newest collection on Singular, Moonglade, sold out in 2 days. In partnership with RMterra, this collection funds the planting of trees in Portugal, with each NFT tree representing a real-world tree.
Neon Crisis, a RMRK-powered metaverse, introduced memory machine, a web3 remake of an old school classic:
Governance Participation Rewards Kusama, a new Kusama treasury-funded project, now uses Singular to give out trophy NFTs every time someone votes in a Kusama on-chain referendum.
Chaos Collective released the first music album on Singular using RMRK 2.0 legos, particularly multi-resource.
New update-ish from Exosama, the first RPG game built with RMRK:
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
Gamestop NFT marketplace launched in beta and is powered by Loopring L2.
Meta files 8 digital assets and Web3 trademark applications.
Marvel’s NFT partner Veve closes its marketplace after an in-app token exploit.
Animoca Brands targets social media giants in latest web3 expansion plans.
How NFTs create a ‘beautiful cycle’ between artists and fans.
Chinese internet giants remove NFT platforms fearing government crackdown.
$1 million rock NFT sells for a penny in all or nothing error.
LG Electronics adds blockchain and crypto as new areas of business.
NFTs are on Ellen – this time as performers.
FTX acquires Good Luck Games amid a gaming push.
Polychain Capital leads $22M investment in NFT appraisal protocol Upshot.
Animoca, Coinbase Ventures back $5M seed round for metaverse gaming studio Block Tackle.
Abu Dhabi Free Zone seeks comments on NFT rules.
British footballing legend David Beckham was tapped by DigitalBits blockchain to be its global ambassador.
The US Department of Justice charged 2 people in an NFT ‘rug pull’ scheme.
Grammy-winning DJ Diplo drops music NFTs on Royal.
Sotheby’s expands NFT arm with Liverpool FC partnership.
SportsIcon to open a sport-focused metaverse where athletes can interact with fans.
Krafton Inc., the studio behind the smash hit PUBG series will make Solana NFT games.
Japan’s social media giant Line to launch NFT marketplace.
DeFiance Capital founder loses $1.7M in NFTs to phishing scam.
Nansen published a light version of its NFT Paradise dashboard system.
Showtime is moving away from Tezos and Kalamint toward “Ethereum-centric architecture.”
XYZ voters opted to activate the Universe NFT marketplace.
Zora V3 smart contracts are now live on the Polygon PoS sidechain.
Larva Labs hid pig Meebit #2858 as part of an NFT puzzle that was just solved.
CyberBrokers are now completely on-chain.
Dark Forest, a strategy space MMO built on Gnosis Chain, has seen some epic gameplay drama lately:
Axie Infinity published a sneak peek of Origin horn cards.
Snoop Dogg dropped Death Row Mix: Vol. 1 on Sound.
Decentraland is hosting a Community Fashion Show next week.