gm NFTs Jan 10: LooksRare Launch & $LOOKS Token Claim
Top News Today:
- LooksRare Public Launch
- Art Blocks Curated, "Chimera" by Michael Kozlowski
After another sustained period of downtime or inactivity from OpenSea, NFT participants vocalized their wish for an OpenSea competitor once more this weekend. As of early Monday morning, their wishes have been granted. LooksRare, which had just recently opened some private beta access to users, has officially opened its doors for NFT trading.
We'll be working to provide a more in-depth review of the exchange shortly, but for now, users can take the site for a spin on their own at LooksRare.org.
Additionally, LooksRare is looking to create an ecosystem that rewards active participants of its platform (web3!!). As such, anyone that traded at least 3 ETH in volume on OpenSea between June 16 and December 16 of 2021, is eligible for an airdrop claim of the $LOOKS token. In order to claim, users must navigate to LooksRare, connect their wallet, and list an NFT for sale. At that time, they'll be eligible to claim their token allotment.
$LOOKS tokens can then be traded on a decentralized exchange, such as Uniswap, or can be staked directly on platform for ~2,800 percent APY. Active users of the platform will have the opportunity to earn $LOOKS based on their trading activity as well.
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Art Blocks Curated Drop, "Chimera" by mpkoz
At 1:00 p.m. ET, "Chimera" by mpkoz will be the first Art Blocks Curated collection of 2022. The collection of 987 pieces will go live via Dutch auction at a starting price of 3.5 ETH. After, the price will drop every five minutes until the collection sells out or reaches the final resting price of 0.1 ETH. The first 32 mints will receive "a 1/1 16”x16” giclée print on linen canvas, stretched, mounted, and varnished by hand" per the notes on the project page.
To learn more about the artist and the collection, refer to the Twitter thread below.
Chimera is the first @artblocks_io Curated of 2022 & kicks off Series 6 Monday 10AM PT!— mpkoz (@mpkoz) January 9, 2022
1) I’ve always loved still life. In creating Chimera I sought to bring a centuries-old tradition into the new medium of on-chain generative art for the first time.https://t.co/jgIDf8FAc6 pic.twitter.com/H5ST7CWJiM
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