Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & more!
Dear Bankless Nation,
NFT skeptics were out in force this week, but that’s fine.
Let ‘em hate.
They’ve made a boogeyman out of open and durable digital items and those of us who explore them, but the march of progress will continue to pass them by.
In the meantime we’ll just keep learning, exploring, and building here. We’re explorers on the metaversal frontier, that’s what we do!
As always thanks for reading this weekly NFT news roundup, everyone. I hope you all have a great weekend, stay creative! ✌️
Over the past week, the floor-based market cap of the NFT space declined from 7.99 million ETH to 7.53 million ETH for a 5.75% drop ⤵️
We’re shipping another tool for your crypto tool belt 🎁
Claimables just launched on Bankless. What are Claimables? How much will you claim?
Checks VV holders were airdropped Checks PFPs.
Cool Cats launched its SideKX mint.
ApeCoin DAO approved AIP-304, which will see the collective buy 11M $APE worth of Yuga Labs assets.
Astaria acquired MetaQuants, a NFTfi aggregator and analytics platform.
FloorDAO is undergoing a partial fork.
Protectorate Protocol intro’d Zaar, a liquidity layer for NFTs.
Reservoir intro’d Memswap, a new protocol for decentralized market orders.
Matt Huang, the co-founder of Paradigm, recently penned an insightful article titled “The Casino on Mars,” which explores the crypto landscape as a new frontier akin to a planet being settled. The post was an instant hit and its featured artwork, created in collaboration with animator and storyboard artist Myke Chilian, has been minted as a commemorative NFT on Zora. The mint price is 0.02 ETH per, and proceeds from the mint go to Myke!
1. Future Tape on onchain albums 💽
2. Holograph on real world assets 🌐
3. Accelxr on onchain generative media 📝
4. Jin on dogfooding in the metaverse ▶️
5. Jacob on the goodness of forks 🍴
6. WASD on onchain emergence 🎮
Rainbow’s one of the slickest wallets in crypto, so take note because the project just released its highly-anticipated browser extension. Available on Chrome, Brave, Edge, and Arc, it’s packed with features like the “Magic Menu” for on-the-fly commands and keyboard shortcuts. Whether you’re a veteran juggling multiple wallets or a rookie looking for an easy way to go onchain, the Rainbow Extension has you covered.
A Bankless Citizen ⚑ turned $264 into $6,077 last year. A 22x ROI 🚀 in a bear market!
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