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NFT Review 52 - Skybreach Land Sale Live (phase 3)
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
Despite being in a bear market, NFT innovation and adoption has not slowed down. More projects are being created and funded. This is particularly telling in the Skybreach land sale, which has been a resounding success thus far.
Epic land sold out
Over 50% of Common land sold
Over 50% of Rare land sold
This may not seem like a big deal at first glance, but consider that these numbers are only from the pre-public sale which still has about 3 days to go (after which the public sale will go live). Think about that for a moment. Over 913,417 xcRMRK (~ $3,480,118) has been raised from the community in a period christened ‘Crypto Winter’.
In recent times, this is one of the most bullish signs of NFT becoming truly mainstream and the Crypto ecosystem as a whole becoming more mature.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
Skybreach announced a new Reddit contest where lucky winners will get free Skybreach land.
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🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
Catalonia (Barcelona) is building its own metaverse, says the innovation minister.
Yuga Labs breaks silence on the racist accusations leveled against BAYC artwork.
Volume on NFT marketplace X2Y2 surged past OpenSea in the past 7 days.
BCware launches NFT app in Shopify App Store.
Eminem and Snoop Dogg turn into BAYC characters in their new music video.
Meta set to begin testing NFTs on Instagram Stories with Spark AR.
Shopify unveils tokengated commerce as part of new connect-to-consumer experience.
Christie’s NFT expert to lead CryptoPunks.
a16z leads $23 million funding round for NFT gaming platform Cryptoys.
Accounting giant KPMG kicks off Metaverse Collaboration Hub.
BitGo launches the first NFT custody platform for US Institutions.
1confirmation unveiled a new $100M NFT fund.
ClubNFT launched its Backup Tool, a new resource for backing up NFT metadata.
Ledger, the hardware wallet maker, is launching a platform for curated NFT drops.
LooksRare rolled out a conditional listing feature.
MoonPay launched its NFT minting service HyperMint.
Noah Davis is leaving Christie’s next month to become the brand lead for CryptoPunks at Yuga Labs.
The Vogu project will be launch creators on the upcoming GameStopNFT marketplace.
Archipelago, a new marketplace designed for Art Blocks users, is now live.
Gucci purchased $25k worth of RARE tokens to join SuperRareDAO and launch the “Vault Art Space” exhibition.
Axie Infinity introduced The Creator Academy.
Axie Infinity to compensate Ronin exploit victims and relaunch bridge.
Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult and Bisonic released the first playable demo of Forgotten Runiverse, an upcoming massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
Spores, a new tool for remixing music NFTs, is live.
Coopahtroopa.eth published This Week in Music NFTs - June 20th.
The Sandbox is partnering with TIME Magazine’s TIMEPieces initiative to build a virtual TIME Square location.
Decentraland revealed the judges of its 2022 Game jam event.
ParaSwap released an NFT P2P mobile trading app.