🔥 Might 3AC crash the NFT market?


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  • Snapchat eyes NFT integration

  • Huobi on what lies forward for NFTs

  • Magic Eden’s new gaming enterprise arm

  • PROOF acquires Divergence

  • OpenSea lays off 20% of its workforce




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The combination would permit artists to indicate off their NFTs as AR filters. Within the trial run, artists will mint NFTs on one other platform earlier than importing them into Snapchat as Lenses. Snap doesn’t plan to take any cash from the artist however quite give them a strategy to monetize their artwork.

Huobi Analysis, the analysis arm of the crypto trade Huobi, launched a report exploring the attainable impacts of three massive strikes within the NFT house.

  1. Uniswap and OpenSea’s acquisition of Genie and Gem, respectively

  2. eBay’s acquisition of KnownOrigin

  3. Shopify’s New NFT Storefront

Uniswap Acquires Genie – why Uniswap needs an NFT platform

Genie is an NFT market aggregator. Uniswap will combine Genie into its net app and start cross-selling NFT merchandise to its 170,000 month-to-month energetic customers starting this fall. With this userbase and status, Uniswap might be a robust competitor to OpenSea. Nevertheless, OpenSea’s new acquisition, Gem, is thrashing Genie in each approach attainable

Gem Vs. Genie (Might 30, 2022 – June 30, 2022) through Huobi Analysis

Compatibility is 👑

As extra NFT marketplaces emerge, the necessity for aggregators will develop exponentially. The metrics bear out simply how essential it’s for market aggregators to achieve compatibility with new marketplaces as quickly as attainable

Gem turned suitable with LooksRare simply 10 days after the latter’s launch, whereas Genie took months. Regardless of its first mover benefit, Genie was overtaken by Gem because the main NFT market aggregator in February as a result of its incompatibility with Seems to be Uncommon.

Aggregator Shares in whole NFT trades through Huobi Analysis, Dune @sohwak

Fee flexibility will turn out to be the norm

Most NFT marketplaces in the present day solely take ETH as cost. Uniswap is predicted to just accept any cryptocurrency as cost, even permitting NFTs to be priced in a number of forms of tokens on the identical time. Gem already accepts all ERC-20 tokens as cost.

Fixing the liquidity drawback

Liquidity is without doubt one of the greatest issues going through the NFT market as every commerce requires a novel purchaser. This drawback might be resolved with NFT liquidity swimming pools by permitting customers to commerce straight with a liquidity pool with out the necessity to discover an precise purchaser. Uniswap is already experimenting with NFT liquidity swimming pools through Unisocks.

Competitors advantages customers

Competitors amongst NFT marketplaces considerations performance, stability, and transaction charges. The competitors will drive marketplaces to maintain charges low whereas on the identical time providing sturdy platforms with excessive performance – or threat dying by abandonment.

E-commerce 🤝 NFT integration

eBay acquired KnownOrigin – an NFT market with few customers or quantity.


Ebay has the customers and quantity – simply not the platform or know-how.

The acquisition will deliver NFTs to eBay’s 150M+ energetic customers.

The primary market eBay will reportedly deal with is digital buying and selling playing cards. eBay has a really giant userbase of card merchants.

Shopify’s GM store

Shopify constructed an in-house storefront platform focusing on current NFT initiatives. This might assist many initiatives unlock the second section of worth creation – turning into way of life manufacturers.

So, what lies forward for NFTs?

  • Extra conventional -commerce platforms integrating NFTs into their shops

  • The demand for NFT market aggregators will develop

  • OpenSea and Uniswap have positioned themselves as main NFT buying and selling platforms

  • Competitors between marketplaces will result in extra advantages for NFT merchants

Magic Ventures plans to make use of the fund to make strategic Investments and onboard builders. The corporate employed Tony Zhao – formally of Tencent – to guide its gaming investments.

Zhao stated that the fund’s investments are “purely strategic in nature”

“We’re not fascinated about returns – by no means have and by no means will”

Zhao and Magic Ventures need to assist Magic Eden cement itself because the go-to platform for NFT recreation builders.

PROOF introduced that it has acqui-hired a web3 engineering group known as Divergence. The group beforehand labored on PROOF’s good contracts in addition to different initiatives like PREMINT and Admit One.

Earlier than deciding to hitch PROOF, Divergence was planning to lift cash and proceed independently. The group reportedly had an “A-Listing slate of buyers” lined up – together with PROOF founder Kevin Rose through his agency, True Ventures.

The OpenSea each day quantity continues to stay within the vary of $10-$20M. NFT curiosity through Google developments is about flat close to the lows. NFTs are buying and selling a bit decrease, however that’s possible as a result of short-term rally in ETH/USD.

  • Punks are doing nice (scroll down for extra)

  • OtherDeeds remains to be flat at round 2.85 ETH regardless of the Otherside recreation demo going dwell

  • STEPN shoeboxes are performing effectively within the brief time period

  • Generative artwork mission Faktura is performing very effectively

    • Notable collectors ledger, Tyler Hobbs, XCOPY, and Punk6529 all minted/purchased one

Their fund owns ~1000 NFTs with some very high-priced collectibles

The authorized docs are open, but it surely nonetheless isn’t clear if Vincent Van Dough’s Starry Night time NFT fund is technically a part of 3AC or whether it is separate. If it’s separate, then it might be okay, but when it’s not, then it can in all probability be liquidated like the remainder of 3AC.

What impression might this have available on the market?

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Ape ground – 94 ETH

Punks ground – 83.75 ETH

The CryptoPunks ground is closing the hole on Bored Ape Yacht Membership. The Punks ground has almost doubled within the span of the previous couple of months. Sentiment surrounding the mission on CT is absolutely excessive, and we’re even seeing holders of different blue chips promote to purchase extra Punks.

The run-up can largely be attributed to Noah Davis leaving Christie’s to take over as CryptoPunk’s Model lead.

Pudgy Penguin holders can now license their NFTs to be made into toys. Not all NFTs shall be chosen, nevertheless. This baked-in monetization scheme for holders is one thing to look at. Pudgy Penguins didn’t elude to their choice standards apart from it’s depending on in the event that they really feel it suits the product line finest.

Andreesen Horowitz associate Arianna Simpson spoke with Enterprise Beat in regards to the intersection of web3 and gaming.

Listed here are the takeaways:

  • a16z believes gaming shall be an enormous catalyst able to bringing tens of millions of individuals into the web3 house

  • Lots of the finest companies have been inbuilt a bear market

  • NFT criticisms are sometimes unfounded

“That is the apparent reply. I can’t consider anything. It simply makes a lot sense. This solves so many issues.”

– One gaming trade veteran on web3 in keeping with a16z

Regardless of the market massacre, Animoca managed to keep away from taking a down spherical – they raised at the next valuation ($5.9B) than they’d earlier than the crash.

Though the spherical is at a barely greater valuation in comparison with its final, $5.9B vs. $5B, it’s considerably smaller. They beforehand raised $359M and $139M in separate raises. The financing will go in the direction of new acquisitions, investments, and “in style mental properties.”

Otherside opened up its first journey dwell recreation demo on July sixteenth. Individuals who participated have been usually fairly impressed.

Otherside additionally dropped its lite paper – learn it right here

The Sandbox has partnered with Playboy to create a Playboy MetaMansion social recreation inside The Sandbox. The sport will characteristic particular NFTs and experiences.

Andrew spoke with one of many web3 house’s best minds, @0xfoobar

Foobar is a polymath concerned with all points of web3 constructing, investing, studying, and instructing – we talk about all of it on this episode, and you’ll’t miss it!


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