NFT Review 45 - Skybreach Land Sale Postponed
BAYC NFTs stolen, Skybreach lore revealed, Moonbirds fly high, and more.
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
A couple of weeks ago we announced that RMRK would be hosting a land sale for its highly anticipated metaverse, Skybreach. However, following the rollout of land deed vouchers to Kanaria holders, and the ideas generated during the land giveaway contest, the team has found it necessary to postpone the land sale. As yet, no new dates have been confirmed.
The primary reason for pushing the sale is to ensure the best user experience for those who wish to participate in the sale. Since the announcement of the sale, the team has gotten a lot of feedback and suggestions from the community, some of which are far too good to ignore. Thus, it was decided that it is far better to create the best possible experience rather than meet an earlier deadline which was arbitrarily set anyways.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
👨🏼🎨 Artist Spotlight: Evrloot and DotSama's First Dark Fantasy World
On this episode of SAS, we chatted with Evrloot, a team of 9 who are passionately building a Dark Fantasy game from the ground up. Their novel approach saw them release the book of lore, a collection where users could find clues to the story/world and get rewarded. Their vision is to build on this and create a product/experience that is immersive enough to rival some of the top games. Immersive not in terms of graphics but in human participation during product building, particularly storytelling. For example, current holders of their first collection were able to vote on the name of the first character.
We spoke about their journey so far, advice for artists skeptical of NFTs, future plans, and more.
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
The Skybreach land sale has been postponed in a bid to create a more superior experience.
The lore behind Skybreach has been released. Read Broken Sun and the Lore Thread to get familiar with the story.
Singular changelog 9 is out with new updates to:
EVM verification on land sale voucher burn
NFT search in spaces and explore page
Combined volume of RMRK1 and RMRK2 collections
RMRK Roundtable 6 on Music NFTs is available for listening.
VYBEZ has partnered with LAR and Moonbeans to launch the world's first user configurable music NFT experiment. Music lovers can make their own custom remix and mint as a unique token. Limited to 2040 Tokens.
On April 28th, tune in to Polkadot Web3 Talks to hear the latest on Metaverse from Bit.Country, RMRK, and Unique Network.
Bit.Country announced that alpha-testing has begun on some of its metaverse building tools.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs stolen in Instagram phishing attack.
AkuDreams dev team locks up $33M due to smart contract bug.
How to use Minecraft to understand the Metaverse and Web3.
Aussie media company goes all in on NBA fan engagement with NFTs.
Animoca Brands buys a major stake in Aussie digital services agency.
Moonbirds fly into NFT top spot with $290M sold in four days.
NFTs offer astronauts a 'new outlet' to share experiences, says spaceman Scott Kelly.
NFL releases new collection on Polygon.
Moonbirds COO leaves project for new fund–with $1M in NFTs in tow.
OpenSea eyes ‘pro experience’ with acquisition of NFT aggregator Gem.
NBA Top Shot whale launches NFT lending platform with $4.5M in funding.
Coinbase NFT, which leverages Manifold’s Royalty Registry, launched in beta this week:
Flip, an NFT portfolio tracker app, released its public beta.
LooksRare started a listing rewards campaign to incentivize more NFT listings on the marketplace.
Mintbase, a NEAR-based NFT marketplace, raised a $7.5M Series A round.
Louis Vutton released NFT PFP rewards in its Louis: The Game mobile app.
Pudgy Penguins underwent a visual rebrand.
Sotheby’s held its Natively Digital 1.3: Generative Art auction event, which tours the history of generative art and was masterfully curated by Sofia Garcia, Anne and Michael Spalter, and Itzel Yard:
SuperRare artists can now import Manifold Studio smart contracts as SuperRare Series.
Axie Infinity released balancing modifications and other updates to Axie Infinity: Origin.
Catalog introduced custom ERC721 smart contracts for its artists.
Coopahtroopa.eth published This Week in Music NFTs - April 18th.
SoundMint raised a $1.7M seed round led by Animoca Brands.
The Vienna Tourist Board sent a Sigmund Freud avatar to Decentraland as part of a playful tourism campaign for the city of Vienna.
The Sandbox partnered with the FlickPlay NFT collection.
Element Finance launched the next minting phase of the Elfiverse.
Index Coop introduced the JPG NFT index token.
Injective Pro released Bored Ape NFT floor price perpetuals.
JPEG’d unveiled JPEG-ETH bonds in collaboration with Olympus DAO.
Cobie published ApeCoin and the Death of Staking.
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!