NFT Review #7: Breaking Records and Runtimes
A record-setting week for Axie Infinity, a record-breaking week for OpenSea, and RMRK breaks Kusama a second time
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
Last week, we reported that hip hop mogul Jay Z had caught the NFT bug, selling his first NFT for $139,000 at Sothebys. This week, it’s Katy Perry who has joined the fun. The pop superstar announced that she will be dropping an NFT collection this year.
At this point, it is safe to say that (1) creators love NFTs and (2) we haven’t scratched the surface of NFT penetration into creator-fan relationships. We envision a future where every creator with a following will have an NFT-based relationship with their hardcore fans.
To guide us towards this future of freedom for creators, the builders are hard at work. Catch some of the latest updates from the NFT frontlines below, feauring a record-setting week for Axie Infinity, a record-breaking week for OpenSea, and RMRK breaking Kusama a second time.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
👨🏼🎨 RMRK Artist Spotlight: Nuetosis Talks About Groundbreaking NFT Project
On this week's episode of Artist Spotlight, we caught up with Nuetosis, the creator of the first-of-its-kind storified NFT series Reapers v Androids.
The story of the Reapers v Androids is told through art, online social media battles, and various other methods still in development. The cardholders are able to steer the story through battles, wars, character transformations, and creating new characters.
Read the interview to learn more about this groundbreaking NFT series and the man that created it.
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
RMRK’s Kanaria initial collectible offering is over. Over 7,815 Kanaria eggs were claimed out of 9,000. Some renders of the generated Kanaria bird NFTs have been released.
RMRK announce an artist sponsorship program that gives qualifying aritsts 500 free mints. Interested artists can fill this form to begin.
Kodadot offers rewards to full-stack developers for creating good pull requests.
Bondly receives investment from BitMart to fast-track NFT ecosystem growth.
RMRK release new plans for combating plagiarism on Singular.
Bit.Country announce mystery blind boxes for holders of their $NUUM testnet tokens.
RMRK announce a rewards boost for artists and voters in their art contest.
In an interesting twist of events, RMRK’s Kanaria broke Kusama for the second time, taking down the Moonriver, Karura, and Statemine parachains.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
Twitter joins the NFT movement with the launch of their genesis NFTs.
Recent floor prices for top NFT collectibles released by Zeneca_33
Axie Infinity has generated nearly $13 million worth of protocol revenues over the past 30 days. That’s far above top DeFi projects Maker ($8.4M), Sushi ($6.3M), and Synthetix ($4.1M) in the same span.
Neo-pop surrealist Philip Colbert just launched Lobsteropolis City and Lobster Land Museum in Decentraland.
Leading NFT marketplace, OpenSea had a record-breaking month in June 2021, facilitating over $150 million worth of sales.
Owen Shen, the creator of 0xmons, just published a wrapper of the Chainlink VRF solution that makes it easier to randomly distribute NFTs.
Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based blockchain game and non-fungible token (NFT) creator, has raised $50 million as part of its latest funding round.
Mark Cuban–backed NFT marketplace Mintable raises $13M.
Internet’s original source code sold as NFT for $5.4 million.
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!