Day: September 10, 2021

Punks or Toadz? Referential Art Project No.1 in 24-Hour Trading Volume

Another day, another NFT project, but with the strong network and idiosyncratic art behind this one, it might be in it for the long haul. The new kid on the block is CrypToadz. At 4,873 ETH, over $15M, in weekly trading volume, the project has quickly vaulted to the tenth slot on OpenSea despite launching …

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dYdX Drops Over $1B to Past Users in Airdrop

Margin trading protocol dYdX launched its native token with one of the largest distributions in decentralized finance. dYdX dropped 7.5% of its initial billion-strong token supply on Sept 8. At the current price of $11.12, those 75M tokens are worth more than $800M. At one point the airdropped tokens’ value eclipsed $1B.  That’s up there …

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The Founder of LOOT Wants to Throw Away the Keys to the Contract

The founder of Loot wants to throw out his most magical item: the smart contract keys that govern the nascent game. “I worry that the contract owner is and always will be the de facto authority (‘the church’) on Loot, and that this will ultimately harm the project,” its creator, Dom Hofmann, best known for …

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Digital Beauty, Asset Flipping, and a Bad Case of the Shakes: Inside the Chase for Art Blocks NFTs

I started chasing Art Blocks NFTs on Aug. 25 during Radix’ Eccentrics 2: Orbits drop.  That may sound like gobbledygook to some, but others, including Art Blocks founder Erick Calderon, AKA Snowfro, will know that I picked the worst time to begin my quest to mint generative digital art NFT on the platform. But three …

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A Deep Dive on the Lessons and Surprises of the Recent Crash

On-Chain Markets Update by Juan Pellicer, IntoTheBlock DeFi protocols, apps and their stablecoins are a key area of the whole crypto markets. Even though the average daily trading values of DeFi are 80 times lower than in centralized exchanges, their smart contracts enable open financial services that impact the whole market by providing key functionalities …

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