Morning Minute | Disney & Dapper Partner for NFT Collab

Morning Minute | Disney & Dapper Partner for NFT Collab

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Disney digital pins are coming, the Parallel web3 gaming ecosystem is booming, and crypto L1s are soaring. Catch up on all the latest headlines below.

๐Ÿญ Disney Is Back for NFTs, With Dapper

Disney is coming back for NFTs in what may be one of the most bullish headlines of the year for web3.

After previous trials on Veve and with CrypToys, Disney is partnering with Dapper Labs to drop digital pin collectibles on Flow.

The digital pins were a very specific choice, and Dapper was clearly chosen for a reason.

And some of the winners of this announcement may surprisey you.

What Happened?

Disney and Dapper Labs have formed a partnership in Disney Pinnacle, a new NFT collectibles platform.

First, the basics:

  • Who: Disney and Dapper Labs, via Disney Pinnacle
  • What: Digital Pins featuring characters from Disney, Pixar, and STAR WARS™
  • Where: 
  • How: Direct purchases on the app, buying packs of digital tokens (Packs), or trading with others in the app's marketplace
  • When: Timing is TBD, but the waitlist is open

The digital pins will include some of the most well known characters from Disney movies, including Darth Vader, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, the Princesses and more.

A few highlights and details that stand out from this blockbuster announcement:

  • The idea to feature digital pins came from the success of the physical collectibles pins sold at Disney's IRL theme parks (and which have garnered some serious secondary market action on rares).
  • Disney Pinnacle is designed to be mobile-first, clearly a decision aimed at mass adoption.
  • Dapper Labs has experience in developing an NFT product that can reach mass appeal (NBA Top Shot), which was mobile friendly.

Why It Matters

This isn't Disney's first foray into NFTs.

These digital pins may not be the mint of the year (though the lowest serials and first editions are definitely worth a look).

But this is a strong signal that Disney is comfortable playing in the NFT space.

They are investing time and effort into building out digital IP via NFTs.

And it opens the door for other major brands who may have been on the fence (perhaps worried about mainstream reception to NFTs) to enter.

It's a huge win for Dapper and Flow, who landed the holy grail in IP with Disney.

Some potential second-degree winners may emerge here as well:

  • Doodles, which are building Doodles 2 on Flow (an obviously Disney-friendly IP play)
  • NBA Top Shot, if Flow and Dapper see an influx in market participants

Overall, we want brands to keep coming back to the table.

We don't want Mercedes to give up on web3 due to some low demand on a few NXT drops.

Same for Disney - regardless of the Veve drop specifics and reactions, it's still a big deal that they're coming back.

Hopefully they pave the way for many more to come.

๐Ÿ’ธ Parallel Looks PRIME'd for Action

It's been a big week for the Echelon Foundation and their web3 game Parallel, a darling of the web3 game sector.

On Monday, they announced that the Parallel game Open Beta will be featured in the Epic Games Store.

Then Tuesday they shared details on new gameplay emissions, with the overarching statement that players with NFT cards earn $PRIME for ranked wins and "more NFTs = more $PRIME."

A few more key details:

  • Base Rate: the amount of $PRIME a player earns with a full NFT deck of 40 cards will be a lever the team uses (will go up as sinks are used)
  • Keyframing: Different keys impact amount of $PRIME won (i.e. Gravity Key increases earnings by a random amount)
  • Rank and Winstreak: Higher-ranked players earn more $PRIME
  • Tournaments: Players will be able to sink $PRIME to buy tournament tickets to win high-stakes prizes

The team also shared that it's looking to scale the player base as Planetfall integrates new cards, keys and sinks, and acknowledges that scaling along with new $PRIME use cases and sinks brings a pivotal moment.

Market Response

Let's just say, the market liked the news.

  • The $PRIME token soared 32% yesterday to $6.39 (reaching $6.66 at peak), up about 130% from local lows on Nov 3.
  • The Parallel Avatars surged 64% to 0.68 ETH, up over 4x from Nov 4 lows at 0.16 ETH.

This NFT and token ecosystem is booming!

And it's time to pay attention if you haven't been already...

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Friend Tech Trend Tracker

It was a bloody day in the FriendTech market, but once again CBB is trying to provide a bail out.

Here are some of the core Friend Tech metrics for 11/14 and their day-over-day change:

  • Return users: 1,661 -> 2,028 (+22%)
  • Daily Buy volume: $0.365 -> $0.366M (even) 
  • Total Volume: $0.727 -> $1.3M (+78%)
  • TVL: $45.83M -> $44.6M (-3%)
  • Highest key: CBB 6.24 -> 6.24 (even)

*TVL in ETH terms 22,556 -> 22,108 ETH (-2%)

Sellers were out in force, basically outnumbering buyers 3:1 on the day, driving keys lower.

The app saw some outflows as well, as about 450 ETH left the ecosystem.

A few things happened yesterday:

  • Rumors that Manifold was dissatisfied with Racer's handling of the app and its power users surfaced, including some damning quotes
  • Nyax discovered a few new features in the code base, including Gifts and Posts (not yet implemented)
  • CBB announced his newest CBB Finance drop will require 2 CBB Bull keys, driving the Bull up 30% to 2.9 ETH

The Manifold situation seemed to have the biggest impact, giving those waiting to sell a reason to exit.

CBB is certainly making the most of the farm, and the market likes it, but the market doesn't like much else right now as the index keeps going down.

We will see if Racer and team have anything up their sleeves to stop the bleeding any time soon...

๐Ÿšš What else is happening in NFTs?

Here is the list of other notable headlines from the day in NFTs:

  • Trading volume ticked up to $17M on Tuesday; the leaderboard saw a mix of red and green
  • Memeland NFTs and Parallel Avatars led notable top movers, with the MVP up 69% at 89.69 ETH and Avatars up 64% at 0.68
  • Mad Lads once again led Solana NFT action, jumping another 5 SOL to an 84 SOL floor
  • Beeple announced a Human One related puzzle with an Everyday as prize, which was solved within a few hours
  • Jack Butcher shared that his Velocity Series drop will be his first-ever generative art collection
  • 9dcc launched its "Powered By 9dcc" feature, offering brands and creators the ability to build on tops of its networked products to create physical & digital experiences
  • FIAT® announced a global open call for generative artists as it prepares for its formal web3 experiment and generative art showcase in ARTISTICA
  • Overlord partnered with End Clothing to create a CREEPZ clothing line, now featured in the END's Soho Store in London.

๐ŸŒŽ Around Crypto and Web3

A few other Crypto and Web3 headlines that caught my eye:

  • The crypto market rallied overnight Tuesday after a dip; BTC -0.3% at $36,190; ETH -1.3% at $2,010; SOL +19% at $62.89
  • Crypto is in "L1 SZN" as notable L1's like SOL, TIA, AVAX, INJ, KAS all jumped 15% or more on the day, outperforming ETH and BTC
  • $BLUR jumped 6% to $0.364, now 5 days away from SZN2 airdrop
  • GET Protocol introduced Collectibles 2.0 & Wallet UI, provindg simplified access to NFT tickets and digital collectibles via its user-friendly Wallet UI
  • Starbucks Odyssey introduced a "Level 5," the new highest reward tier for its web3 loyalty program users, requiring 15k pionts

๐Ÿš€ NFT Total Volume

  • BAYC (1,806 ETH, 29.8 ETH Floor)
  • MAYC (477 ETH, 5.59 ETH)
  • Captainz (435 ETH, 4.75 ETH)
  • Pudgy Penguins (246 ETH, 5.16 ETH)
  • Wrapped Punks (238 ETH, 60 ETH)

๐Ÿ“ˆ NFT Floor Price Increase

  • RarePass Genesis (71%, 1.24 ETH Floor)
  • You The Real MVP (69%, 89.69 ETH)
  • Parallel Avatars (64%, 0.68 ETH)
  • Mintify Genesis (40%, 0.07 ETH)
  • Yogapetz (17%, 0.27 ETH)

๐Ÿ—“ Upcoming NFT Mints and Reveals

Today is a very busy day of drops spanning memes, art, Pokemon, PFPs and Starbucks.

Too many options to choose a highlight, but be wary of recent secondary market action on hyped mints.

See the full list and dive in for more details with Swizzy's daily mint monitor

  • Memes by 6529 (11:00 a.m. ET)
  • Helena Sarin x Proof (11:00 a.m. ET)
  • Starbucks - Holiday Cup Stamps (12:00 p.m. ET)
  • Courtyard - Pokemon Packs (12:30 p.m. ET)
  • Art Blocks Presents "Forecast" (1:00 p.m. ET)
  • Degen Distillery (2:00 p.m. ET)

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