It was a welcomed start to the week as marketplace activity once again held its pace with pockets of action and increased overall sentiment. A short crypto rally continues to hold traders attention as the broader market also sees some sustained life. Velocity Series NFTs saw a sharp 25% spike after a special artist was announced for the next phase of the collection. The Pudgy ecosystem also saw its own slight nudge in the green as recent momentum remains strong. Overall marketplace volume checked in at $8.1m, our highest closing number since September 15th. ETH took a slight tumble back toward the $1675 range.
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The Museum of Modern Art is launching a new NFT called "MoMa Postcard." The project will feature 15 notable artists, including Grant Yun, will launch on October 3rd.
Oracle Red Bull Racing announces ArtBlocks Founder, Snowfro, as the next artist for its Velocity Series.
TopShot celebrates its 3rd birthday by unveiling its new Packs Marketplace, with Series 1 Legendary and Rare packs available to be traded now.
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Meanwhile in the metaverse, news came in at a steady pace with Veefriends launching a big chai-flavored collab and SBF's trial beginning. Despite no collections managing to trade over 500E on the day, Pudgy Penguins (5.25E) saw a bullish 11% rise in the floor. Total NFT volume found itself in the dregs again with only $5 million traded as ETH tumbled down to $1635.
Billboard's Web3 gaming platform, Playback, announced new features that allow users to earn NFTs redeemable for prizes like $USDT or IRL experiences. Be on the look out for an MVHQ Mission with Billboard in the near future!
Veefriends continued their announcement train by detailing their partnership with Gregory's Coffee to offer a Jolly Jack-O pumpkin chai latte beverage during the month of October.
LayerZero Labs has been tapped to provide infrastructure for China's BSIM card and underlying blockchain interactions.
Watchmakers Diesel and Fossil have teamed up to offer a collaborative experience which sees users able to obtain both a physical watch as well as a watch NFT with exclusive benefits.
The much-maligned Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX acclaim began his trial today for actions occurring around the crypto-based platform last year.
Opensea announced the launch of their Opensea Studio which aims to ease the burden and lower the barrier of entry for creators looking to launch NFT projects.
It was a heavy news day in Web3 as a number of notable brands and projects provided updates. Action in the Friend.Tech streets went a little haywire as Web3 influencer and whale, Machi Big Brother, joined the fun and purchased 100 of his own keys. Additionally, a round of sim swaps have triggered mass scams in the FT world, causing concern about the overall security measures being taken to protect users.
Nike continues to make its mark on a variety of Web3 levels with its first .SWOOSH physical footwear deliverable and also the announcement of another forging event via RTFKT. Memeland prepares to launch its upcoming $MEME token and Pudgy Penguins surge upwards with floors marching back towards 6E. Overall marketplace volume closed at $6.8M with ETH holding in the $1630 range.
Nike's .SWOOSH digital creation platform unveils its first ever physical sneaker with the TINAJ. The drop opens on October 20th for members only via the SNKRS app.
Pudgy Penguins tease a collab with popular cookie company, Last Crumb.
RTFKT announces a new forging event for its Nike Dunk Genesis CRYPTOKICKS, set to open on October 18th.
Dapper Labs, the NBA and the NBA Players Association have been named in a class action lawsuit in California stemming from allegations of sharing user' video data and information without consent.
PROOF announces that the team has downsized staff due to current market conditions.
Magic Eden announces a new VIP program designed to help buyers and sellers of high value digital collectibles.
It was not quite a day for the history books of Web3 as relevant news was slow to roll in in across the metaverse. Most notably Zora announced a way for creators to bypass minting fees on their own collections launched on the platform. Otherwise, NFT collections still saw depressed trading volume although BAYC (700E vol.) was able to clear the increasingly difficult 500E in volume hurdle. Total marketplace volume came in at a hair over $6 million as ETH stayed in its range around $1625.
Zora, the popular minting platform for indie NFT creators, has found a way for creators to mint their NFTs for free with later minters taking the brunt of the fee.
Fairblock announced a raise of $2.5 million to facilitate their efforts of making blockchain transactions private with a level of encryption.
In similar downsizing measures seen across the industry recently, Ledger cut nearly 12% of its staff, citing macroeconomic headwinds as the primary cause.
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It was an interesting weekend to say the least as alarming details emerge regarding alleged scammery and ruggery surrounding Pudgy Penguins CEO Luca Netz. In a wild series of events, and on the back of recent Pudgy success, Luca made the rounds on Friday attempting to clear the air and explain the allegations. Yuga also unveiled some somber news as it became the most recent Web3 behemoth to announce layoffs and company restructuring. Overall marketplace volume slowed to a crawl to end the week as Sunday closed at $4.8m, which is a new local low, bringing our 3-day average to just over $5.7m. ETH continues to hold above the $1620 range.
Yuga Labs announces a staff restructure and downsize, choosing to re-evaluate the companies core competencies and move forward full steam ahead with its Otherside experience.
Moonpay unveils a new in-app, cross-chain swapping resource called "Swaps."
Frank DeGods details "The Comeback," a renewed vision that aims to "reset, unify and clarify" his NFT project.
Doodles holders are eligible to attend a VIP preview of co-Founder Burnt Toasts first solo art show on October 11th in NYC.