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Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & collectibles
Dear Bankless Nation,
This past week in crypto and NFTs has been one for the books, to say the least.
Between the collapse of Terra and the revelation of the Azuki project’s connection to multiple rugpulls, there’s been no shortage of major drama around in recent days.
In times like these, it can be helpful to step back and catch your breath, take stock of your situation, and use a “wait and see” approach so things can settle some before you figure out your next moves.
In the meantime stay creative, and I hope you have a great weekend ✌️
🛒 NFT News & Platforms
Gem added Sweeps Data, a new analytics suite for NFT sweeping stats.
Genie rolled out UpShot NFT appraisals.
Vitalik Buterin co-authored a paper on Decentralized Society ft. soulbound NFTs this week.
🏆 Digital Collectibles
Azuki creators Chiru Labs revealed involvement in multiple NFT rugpulls.
Doodles conducted a free dooplicator airdrop.
Chain Runners XR launches next week.
HyperLoot introduced HyperLoot Cards, a decentralized card game.
Lil Nouns, a third-party Nouns DAO expansion project, launched its protocol.
Finiliar released a new project update.
Forgotten Rune Warriors minting started:
🎨 NFT art
🎮 NFT Gaming
Bridgeworld updated its whitepaper.
Roblox is exploring wrapping digital items into NFTs.
Axie: Origin is now available to download on Android mobile devices.
Coopahtroopa.eth published This Week in Music NFTs - May 9th.
Sound unveiled Range Editions to offer musicians more flexibility during drops.
🌐 Virtual Worlds
Cryptovoxels has conducted a snapshot of parcel and costume owners for the project’s upcoming FOLK airdrop.
Otherside released a new tech demo:
💎 DeFi x NFTs
Uniswap (whose V3 LP positions are represented as NFTs) is nearing $1 trillion in cumulative trading volume:
APE holders are voting on two new ApeCoin DAO proposals.
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William M. Peaster is a professional writer and creator of Metaversal—a Bankless newsletter focused on the emergence of NFTs in the cryptoeconomy. He’s also recently been contributing content to Bankless, JPG, and beyond!
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