NFT Review 76 - Yuga Labs blocks marketplaces
Binance tightens rules, Rarible launches marketplace builder, Logan Paul's CryptoZoo recovery plan, and more.
For a more general overview of the Web3 ecosystem, consider subscribing to Dot Leap.
Looking for a primer on NFTs? This should be the last introduction you’ll ever need.
Dear NFT enthusiast,
Yuga Labs recently launched a new collection called Sewer Passes. These were rolled out on Wednesday for owners of Bored Ape or Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs and serve as an access pass to the Dookey Dash web game. Only Ape NFT owners can mint a free pass, but the passes can then be freely resold through secondary marketplaces.
But with this launch, Yuga Labs did something that has not been done before.
Late last year, when marketplaces were planning to boycott creator royalties, Yuga Labs made their position clear: they didn’t love it. Thus, it was no surprise that YL blocked secondary trading of the Sewer Passes on certain marketplaces.
It is good to see the leading NFT creator fight back against the greed of marketplaces.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
Bruno Škvorc posted a sales analysis of the Kanaria Genesis Items.
RMRK Punks announced the first release KusaMint, a tool to create RMRK 2.0 NFTs on Kusama is ready and working.
Based on a recent report by dotinsights, 85% of NFT sales on Kusama and Polkadot were done on Singular.
Beyond-dystopian NFT franchise It Remains hosted a Twitter space with RMRK founder Bruno Škvorc to talk about NFTs 2.0.
Bit.Country distributed ~20,000 rewards to users upon launching the alpha version of its Campaign Tool on Pioneer. It published Getting ready to Boostrap the first metaverse on Continuum, which contains a reward claiming schedule and a guide on how to claim.
Bit.Country hosted a Twitter Space Highlights from 2022 with Founders + Kaosland Insights.
Efinity published a new development update.
Efinity announced an API for its Open Platform – a package that allows game developers to move faster when it comes to blockchain integration.
RMRK-based RPG Veil of Time postponed its NFT sales date due to ‘Web3 implementation on the site needing some reworking’. A new date will be announced later.
The team hosted an All About the Game Twitter space with the game’s producer.
NFT marketplace Raresama has migrated from Moonriver to the Exosama blockchain.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
L’Oréal’s NYX makeup brand to launch DAO, Ethereum NFTs to ‘redefine beauty’.
Dungeons & Dragons wants nothing to do with Web3 or NFTs.
NFT sales topped 101 million in 2022: DappRadar report.
Binance tightens rules on NFT listings.
Logan Paul unveils $1.5M CryptoZoo recovery plan.
NFT gaming trends in 2023: Industry execs expect more big players to jump in.
Yuga Labs launched its new Dookey Dash game.
‘Creator royalties must be respected,’ says Yuga Labs as some Sewer Pass NFT trades were blocked.
Catalog unveiled its Cycle 3 contributing curators.
Nouns Comic! is now available for pre-ordering.
Rarible launched its community NFT marketplace builder tool on Polygon.
Tessera introduced a Nouns tribute mechanism to its Nounlets product.
Tarun Chitra and colleagues published a paper on how to improve the Gradual Dutch Auction model employed by Art Gobblers.
Axie Infinity kicked off the Season 2 Epic Era for Axie Origins.
Decentraland published 2023 Manifesto: Year of the Creators, a post on its plans for the year.
Uniswap started its gas rebate program by refunding Ξ0.01 to anyone who purchased an NFT on Uniswap between Nov. 30th and Dec. 14th last year.
0xKepler on NFT gaming investments beyond ERC20s and NFTs.