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Here’s what happened last week in the web3 creator economy.
Featured Story 🔥
Decentraland hosted the second annual Metaverse Fashion Week (2023).
It was amazing!
Web3, AI, AR, and other retail technologies were on show.
Catch up with a recap below.
Trending News 📰
Ticketmaster announced a new NFT-gating feature for ticket sales on Ethereum. Read More
Gucci and Yuga Labs (creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club) are working together. Read More
More plans for the upcoming Amazon NFT marketplace revealed. Read More
Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and others apparently signed a petition to pause further ChatGPT development. Read More
Binance and its CEO are facing regulatory complaints. Read More
Pussy Riot NFT triggers criminal charges in Russia. Read More
Leading Solana-based NFT project DeGods migrated to Ethereum. Read More
y00ts, a DeGods sister project, also migrated to Polygon. Read More
PROOF Collective introduced “PROOF Curated” — a new curated series of art NFT exhibitions. Read More
Disney cut its metaverse division as part of a broader restructuring. Read More
Meanwhile, Warner Music Group spared its web3 roles in a recent layoff. Read More
The UK Treasury canceled plans for a government-backed NFT. Read More
Rapper Lil Durk to launch a next-gen sneaker NFT collection on Algorand. Read More
The Avalanche Foundation launched Avaissance, an initiative to support artists in the Avalanche ecosystem. Read More
Ethereum’s next network upgrade goes live on April 12, 2023. Read More
“Africa Unplugged”, a show by Rug Radio, rebranded to “Web3 Africa”. Read More
Crypto hardware wallet maker Ledger raised $109M. Read More
Product Updates 🚀
Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta is live and Vitalik made the first transaction. Read More
Binance NFT introduced “Bicasso” — a tool for creating NFTs with AI-generated images. Read More
Unstoppable Domains also launched a similar tool for generating avatars with AI. Read More
Art Blocks launched its own NFT marketplace with enforced creator royalties. Read More
ZORA introduced “Trending”. Read More
Sound.xyz launched a new feature enabling collectors to listen to new music before minting them as NFTs. Read More
Within 24 hours, they introduced another feature — Sound Swap. Read More
Escher, a new platform for editioned fine art just launched. Read More
Bonfire released Drop Notifications — a new feature that enables creators to notify fans (via email) of their upcoming releases. Read More
Magic Eden announced that its NFT marketplace on Ethereum will launch in early April. Read More
Zerion Wallet introduced “Zerion Perks” — a tool that notifies you anytime your wallet becomes eligible for airdrops, NFT mints, etc. Read More
Flow Blockchain introduced wallet-less user onboarding and hybrid custody. Read More
Fresh Drops 🖼️
Doodles released “Genesis Box” ahead of the upcoming Doodles 2. Read More
A commemorative NFT drop marking the launch of Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta. Read More
Beeple introduced “S.2122”, a new work that he debuted at Art Basel Hong Kong. Read More
Blooming Connections, a FREE memento by GALLERY (minting ends in < 24 hours). Read More
Inspired by Ledger, a curated series of NFT collections from Ledger. Read More
Community Presale passes for FWB FEST 2023 are now on sale. Read More
Reo Cragun debuted the new Sound Swap feature on Sound.xyz for his new song “Spent” and earned over 7.5 ETH from primary sales. Read More
TK also dropped “Faster” on Sound. Read More
hedsDAO released hedsTAPE 12 (still minting). Read More
Glitch's Army: Dark Energy by Lazy Lions dropped on OpenSea. Read More
FRENS by GABE WEIS also dropped on OpenSea. Read More
DAO Governance ⚖️
AIP-1, the first-ever Arbitrum DAO proposal, is currently being voted against by more than 80% of votes (at the time of writing). Read More
ApeCoin DAO voted against creating another two NFT collections. Read More
They also voted against “Ape Water” by Ape Beverages. Read More
Learning Guides 🔍
Successful business models in web3. Read More
An overview of Ordinals (aka NFTs on Bitcoin). Read More
Interesting Reads 📖
Web3 builders should read these books.
Key takeaways from the $ARB airdrop distribution model.
5 essential tips for building a successful NFT project.
Thank you for reading! 🙏
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