Electric NFT Vibes ⚡

New Nouns arise, cryptoart platforms level up, OpenSea hits +$1B volume in August, & more!

Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & collectibles

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Dear Bankless Nation,

An electric feeling has been building up across the NFT ecosystem all year, and with so many NFT milestones and achievements reached lately that sense of excitement and possibility is now seemingly at fever pitch.

Many of us are excited because we know we’re playing our roles in changing the future of culture for the better, and we’re largely doing it on our own terms, too. Can’t beat that, can you?

So part of the reason we’re vibing currently is because work can now readily be play and purposeful courtesy of NFTs. That’s truly a magical thing when you think about it!

But forget about thinking too hard this evening. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the latest Metaversal recap. Have a great weekend everyone ✌️


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🏆 Digital Collectibles

🎨 Cryptoart

  • Meet SuperRare 2.0! This week the leading cryptoart platform unveiled its $RARE curation token and the SuperRare DAO. 

  • Programmable art platform Async Art open-sourced its “Unstoppable Auction” NFT smart contract 👏

  • Cryptoart platform Foundation released a private sales feature.

  • Generative artist Takawo Shunsuke just launched his first generative cryptoart project, Generativemasks

  • A “full set” of Series 1-5 NFTs created by artist 0xDEAFBEEF just sold for 2,275 ETH!

🎮 NFT Games

  • Axie Infinity activated its dedicated Axie Esports server and in doing so ushered in an initial wave of +30 Esports tournaments offering +5,500 $AXS in prizes. 

  • The first Aavegotchi WHAC-A-ROFL competition saw over 2,000 Aavegotchis participate!

🌐 Virtual Worlds

  • Cryptovoxels is hosting a Scripting Contest centered around games to “make the world more interactive and more fun.”

  • The Mark Zuckerberg metaverse invasion has begun ...

🛒 NFT News & Platforms

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • P2P NFT trading dapp swap.kiwi now lets users add ETH to their NFT swaps 🥝

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swap.kiwi now supports adding ETH to a swap. Meaning you can now swap #NFTs + $ETH for NFTs. 🙌💛🥝 @swapkiwi Image
  • OpenSea now supports buying and selling NFTs with Bancor’s native $BNT token.

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