‘Tis the (NFT) season
BAYC floor temporarily flips Punks, Genie eyes the metaverse, Santa Swap goes live, and more!
Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, & collectibles
Dear Bankless Nation,
I’ll be off next week, so this is the final Metaversal of 2021! Wow!
What an incredible year it’s been for the NFT ecosystem. We’ve seen so many advances and innovations unfold here over the last 12 months, thus we’re entering 2022 with tons of momentum in all directions.
As builders and dreamers we’ve got lots to be thankful for and much to look forward to. For now, take these final days of the year to relax, recharge, and enjoy the company of your loved ones.
Lastly, thanks so much for your readership! I’m really excited to write for you again in 2022, but in the meantime be well, safe travels, and stay creative 🎨
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🏆 Digital Collectibles
Larva Labs open-sourced the CryptoPunks Marketplace 2.0 system.
Bored Ape Yacht Club floor prices temporarily flipped CryptoPunks floor prices for the 1st time ever this week.
Punk M&A: DegenData is listing CryptoPunk #5671 on Jan. 1st; the eventual buyer will have the right to claim DegenData’s NFT analytics site and assets.
Snoop Dogg aped into the BAYC ecosystem in a big way:
SuperRare’s 1st 100 tokens: writer Oliver Scialdone explored the inaugural artists and artworks that defined SuperRare’s birth.
Artnome, one of the OG cryptoart experts, posited that more people are collecting art today than ever before courtesy of NFTs.
🎮 NFT Games
Play to earn economies as base layer protocols for games are the future, says 1kx.
Axie Infinity unveiled a Holiday parts filter in its latest Marketplace upgrade.
🌐 Virtual Worlds
Cryptovoxels just hosted a Steve Aoki performance.
Decentraland is hosting a Santa photo contest!
PwC Hong Kong has acquired a LAND site in The Sandbox.
🛒 NFT News & Platforms
Manifold Studio, an NFT minting platform, is now open to all creators.
The Santa Swap NFT gift exchange went live this week.
Quixotic, the 1st NFT marketplace on the Optimism L2, just launched.
💎 DeFi x NFTs
NFTX, the NFT liquidity protocol, rolled out a makeover to its Stake dashboard.
Genie is now The Metaverse’s Aggregator:
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