NFT Review 66 - a house sold for $175k as an NFT
RMRK on EVM, new Axie game, first 3D equipable NFTs, and more.
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
This week saw the evolution of real estate into an on-chain activity with the sale of a house as an NFT for $175,000. The rental property located in Columbia was sold on the Roofstock onChain NFT marketplace by transferring the Home onChain identity to an ETH address owned by Adam Slipakoff the house buyer.
Think about that for a moment. A house was bought as NFT. Interesting times. We will see more news like this as various teams are building real-world asset marketplaces. Already, a new crypto-themed house has been listed for $1.2m.
NFTs are bound to make many traditionally illiquid assets (assets that are difficult to sell because of immobility or other factors) liquid by creating global markets for them. And the best part is that because the transactions occur on the blockchain, there is near-zero friction in making or receiving payments.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
RMRK published RMRK on EVM: the path to wider adoption.
RMRK also published an update on Skybreach.
Listen to the latest RMRK Roundtable with Invarch focused on NFT DAOs and Decentralization.
Skylabs unveiled the world’s first 3D equippable NFTs.
Proof of Chaos sent out the last Referendum item to be added to the Kusama Governance Participation Shelves and published a report.
Singular users can now sort Statemine NFTs according to price and latest listing.
Bit.country’s Xenoform event–auctions of sub-dividable Raw Land Block–sold out in 4 mins.
Enjin published a development report featuring updates on its multichain NFT bridge, NFT marketplace, wallet, and developer tooling.
Evrloot announced ongoing development of the Trakan Marketplace–a place in the game where p2p trading will be offered.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
NFTs will be ‘as disruptive’ as Bitcoin was 10 years ago — Kraken exec.
STEPN denies rumors linked to staff layoffs, reveals hiring intent.
Video game company Konami has posted new job openings to expand its NFTs, Web3 and metaverse offerings.
Ukrainian art museum to preserve art and cultural heritage through NFT auction.
Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins sells out NFT collection in minutes.
Shopify partners with Novel to deliver accessible Web3 for merchants.
Food companies secure trademarks to enter the metaverse.
Decentraland is set to host its second virtual music festival in November.
Shoppers in India can now order sneakers in the Metaverse for a week.
CNN shuttered its Vault NFT series, leading to plenty of rug pull complaints and jokes.
cygaar, ERC721A pioneer and Azuki collection dev, released an open-source library for subscription NFTs based on his EIP-5634 design.
Foundation introduced Drops, a new resource for releasing big NFT collections and creating editioned packs of NFTs
Mango Markets was hacked this week, and interestingly the attacker’s blockchain history suggests they have a history of prolific NFT flipping.
Rainbow launched app notifications, including for NFT activities.
Tessera facilitated the auctions of the first 100 Nounlets.
Quix unveiled the Optimism NFT Bridge.
Yuga Labs kicked off its cryptopunks.app restoration effort.
Azuki introduced collector profiles.
beeple is building a digital art and NFT studio in Charleston, South Carolina.
SuperRare published How is cryptoart different from other NFTs?
Axie Infinity: Raylights, a mini-game for Axie land holders, is now live.
Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Club unveiled details about the combat system of its upcoming Forgotten Runiverse game.
sound.xyz helped 170 artists facilitate $3.5M worth of music NFT sales during its Season 3 campaign.
Decentraland estimated it currently has ~8,000 daily active users in response to a since-edited article that relied on limited data to wrongly claim the virtual world had only ~38DAUs.
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!