NFT Review 50 - Kanye bends the knee
Mastercard enables NFT purchases, Qatar Airways to sell tickets in the metaverse, Skybreach referral program, and more.
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
A few weeks ago (probably months), headlines were made when Kanye (also known as Ye) posted a pseudo-rant about NFTs and how he is more focused on creating real world products. Specifically, he asked that people stop asking him about NFTs.
So imagine our amusement when new reports hit that this same Kanye is now filing trademark applications for NFTs he wants to make. More fascinating is the fact that he went ahead to delete his rant.
We expect a lot more of these reversals to happen. Many who have blasted NFTs as scams out of sheer ignorance will eventually, like Kanye, bend the knee to the king.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
Skybreach land deed vouchers will expire on June 15th, 2022. BURN THEM NOW!! Learn how to burn/redeem them here.
To make your life easier, the RMRK team has added an indicator in Singular profiles/spaces for any land deeds and discount vouchers you might have.
Learn more about Kanaria gems in this short video.
RMRK founder Bruno Škvorc had an interview with the Moonbeam community.
Watch Bruno’s talk at the WASM Conference to learn more about the history, present, and future of RMRK.
RMRK co-founder Yuri Petusko hosted a session in the Polkadot Hackathon on Building a Composable NFT using RMRK substrate pallets.
KuCoin has now enabled transfers for xcRMRK. This means you can easily transfer xcRMRK from Moonriver to KuCoin and back without going through Statemine.
Episode 2 of the Artists of RMRK documentary series featuring Ruben of Mushroomtopia is out.
RMRK has announced a referral program for the upcoming Skybreach land sale.
Bit.Country released a new podcast going over its ecosystem progress. View a drone shot of what has been built in the Bit.Country metaverse by beta and alpha testers.
Unique Network purchased a CryptoPunk and plans to fractionalize it on the Unique/Quartz chain.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
Mastercard to allow 2.9B cardholders to make direct NFT purchases.
Barbie-verse: Mattel inks multi-year deal with Cryptoys NFT marketplace.
Alibaba Cloud launches NFT solution, then quickly memory holes it.
Qatar Airways plans to launch NFTs and enable metaverse ticket purchases for physical flights.
Anonymous hacker served a restraining order via NFT.
ApeCoin DAO officially favors remaining within Ethereum ecosystem.
Solana Ventures sets up $100M fund for GameFi and DeFi in South Korea.
Beer, gambling and crypto: Budweiser races into Zed Run’s NFT games.
Illuvium land sale sold out via Dutch auction to raise $72M.
Yuga Labs’ BAYC, OtherSide Discord groups breached, over 145 ETH stolen. CertiK shared security tips following the security compromise.
DeFi community rallies behind PoolTogether to hit $1.4M NFT defense funding target.
P2E adoption is soaring across India and Hong Kong.
Axie Infinity announced that it has accepted the first user-created projects in its Builders Program.
Ocean Protocol leans on NFTs to drive decentralized data markets.
Bruno Škvorc and SuperMassive broke down the Futureverse whitepaper.
Zora published the Zora API, which can be used to retrieve all sorts of useful data related to ERC721 NFTs.
Gem rolled out a Smart Collection Search feature.
GoDaddy published a primer on ENS domains for its corporate clients.
Hyype added support for ENS domains.
Lens Protocol, the web3 social media project, allowlisted Pooly NFT holders.
Warner Bros. is tapping its Looney Tunes IP for a new series of NFT projects.
Nouns DAO sold Noun #287 to Lil Nouns DAO in a notable DAO-to-DAO deal.
Rollbit, an NFT-based casino, purchased 12 Bored Apes for distribution as jackpot prizes.
Animon rugged collectors to the tune of ~$6.3M, per a new ZachXBT investigation.
SuperRare announced its Space Race 3 winners.
Midnight Society, the video game studio founded by streamer extraordinaire Dr. Disrespect, announced a collaboration with Polygon Studios; the partners will work together to develop a trading platform for in-game items.
Method, one of the world’s most renowned esports organizations, has started an NFT gaming guild.
Axie Infinity launched public testing for its new Lunacian Codes referral feature.
Coopahtroopa.eth published This Week in Music NFTs - May 30th.
Decentraland community members approved adding OnChainChains to Decentraland’s Wearables Registry system.
The Sandbox distributed 5M mSAND tokens to LAND holders.
Sudoswap open-sourced its NFT AMM smart contract code.
JPEG’d unveiled The Citadel system.
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!