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Here’s what happened last week in the web3 creator economy.
Featured Story 🔥
Arbitrum airdropped over $1B in $ARB tokens to users and DAOs, officially kickstarting community governance of the network.
This was arguably one of the biggest airdrops in crypto history!
Trending News 📰
Do Kwon, the founder of Terraform Labs (creators of $LUNA), was reportedly arrested in Montenegro. Read More
Amazon's NFT plans appeared to be confirmed in an email. Read More
Unstoppable Domains announced “Unstoppable Messaging” — a new product launching soon that will enable users to chat using their web3 domain names (e.g. emeka.nft). Read More
Microsoft is working on an Ethereum-based web3 wallet for its Edge browser. Read More
Big Four accounting firm Deloitte is working on immersive experiences and other web3 solutions. Read More
Sony filed a patent for NFTs to enable transfers between games and consoles. Read More
Another gaming giant Nexon will develop a Polygon-based network for its new web3 game. Read More
Leading crypto game Aavegotchi is also building a custom blockchain using Polygon tech. Read More
RECUR partnered with game development platform Beamable to give developers access to web3 functionality through RECUR Builder. Read More
MetaMask and MoonPay are enabling users in Nigeria to purchase crypto via instant bank transfers within the MetaMask mobile app and Portfolio Dapp. Read More
An NFT collection based on Tarzan is dropping on Ethereum next week. Read More
Internal conflicts at DeFi Llama have been resolved with plans for a $LLAMA token shelved (for now). Read More
MoonPay and Julie Pacino are working on a film inspired by NFT photography. Read More
Seed Club Ventures announced a $25M fund to invest in DAOs. Read More
Try Your Best (TYB), a web3 community management platform, joined the Shopify app store. Read More
The US SEC is investigating crypto exchange Coinbase. Read More
Product Updates 🚀
zkSync Era Mainnet Alpha is now open to all users and developers. Read More
Reddit is reportedly building an NFT marketplace on Polygon for its collectible avatars. Read More
Web3 game development platform Immutable announced “Immutable zkEVM”, powered by Polygon. Read More
Several games are already committed to building on Immutable zkEVM. Read More
Popular NFT marketplace Magic Eden introduced support for Bitcoin Ordinals with 70+ collections. Read More
They also launched Magic Eden Games — a dedicated hub for discovering and exploring web3 games. Read More
Gamma launched a trustless Bitcoin ordinals marketplace. Read More
Receive instant notifications when your wallet trades, mints, or transfers tokens on any EVM chain with Zerion Wallet. Read More
MetaMask added support for “Sign In with Ethereum”. Read More
Uniswap introduced Mini Portfolio — a new feature that allows you to view your assets on the Uniswap Web App. Read More
They also introduced Sounds of the Week — a newsletter covering upcoming drops, viral sounds, and other related announcements. Read More
Web3-powered website builder Bonfire integrated the Decent Protocol. Read More
Decent Protocol launched Series — a new ERC-1155 NFT contract designed to enable maximum flexibility and ease of use for collectors. Read More
Similarly, you can now create multiple ERC-1155 editions under a single NFT collection with Zora. Read More
0xSplits introduced Recoup which enables creators to repay one collaborator first before splitting profits with any other. Read More
Foundation improved the wallet connection UX on its app with better mobile support. Read More
Fresh Drops 🖼️
The Now Pass. Read More
Glass Protocol released “Glass Pass”, enabling anyone to claim .glass usernames on Ethereum. Read More
Luxury fashion house Balmain dropped a limited series of sneaker NFTs that come with identical physical counterparts. Read More
Sotheby's paused its NFT auction after one of the artists withdrew over lack of female representation. Read More
Sappy Seals launched an Ordinals collection on Bitcoin. Read More
Techno VIP Pass by Techno And Chill. Read More
“Three Steps Ahead”, a collection of 3 unique 1-of-1 artworks by Botto Project, was randomly airdropped to three holders of SuperRare’s RarePass. Read More
Zora dropped a free mint in celebration of their ERC-1155 Editions feature. Read More
A commemorative drop from Foundation for their new wallet UX. Read More
Domino released “RETURNLABEL”, earning over 2 ETH in sales. Read More
DAO Governance ⚖️
Nouns DAO is funding research for Private Voting solutions. Read More
A proposal to launch an NFT marketplace by 1inch passed with over 70% of votes. Read More
The ApeCoin DAO is voting on a proposal for “Ape Water” by Ape Beverages. Read More
NFTX DAO approved a proposal to rebalance its treasury. Read More
Learning Guides 🔍
What are Dynamic NFTs? Read More
How to buy and sell Bitcoin Ordinals. Read More
The future of NFTs in gaming. Read More
Interesting Reads 📖
Actionable steps to launch a digital product or service business.
NFTs have the potential to unlock billions of dollars in intangible assets.
A collector mistakenly burned his CryptoPunk worth over $100K.
Aside from $ARB, web3 gaming was easily the standout last week.
It’s fair to say that it hasn’t lived up to its early hype but maybe things are changing.
On-chain is the next online and I believe gaming could be at the forefront.
Thank you for reading! 🙏
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