Morning Minute | Victor Wembanyama 1/1 Sells for $145,000

Morning Minute | Victor Wembanyama 1/1 Sells for $145,000

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🏀 NBA Top Shot Sets New Record with Victor Wembanyama

Victor Wembanyama has been setting records on the court throughout his star-studded rookie season in the NBA.

Now he's setting them off the court.

With help from NBA Top Shot.

What Happened?

Yesterday NBA Top Shot announced that the Victor Wembyama 1/1 (the Ultimate Rookie Pack) sold for $145,000.

It marked a new ATH sale for a Wemby digital collectible, following the Sorare 1/1 card sale of $110,333 back in December 2023.

The sale is also the 5th highest all-time for NBA Top Shot, and the highest sale for any non-Lebron Moment.

It's a pretty big deal.

And the sale is generating momentum at a great time as Top Shot plans for the Playoffs.

What's Next

NBA Top Shot has big plans in store for the NBA Playoffs this year.

Plans include:

  • Bringing back Redemptions (each team will have 3), gamifying the playoff collecting experience
  • Launching Rare packs ($149) with a shot at a new 1/1 Moment for Dereck Lively II (and earning Ultimate Chaser Packs down the line)
  • Giving new rewards for predicting the playoff winners and collecting all the playoff Moments from the NBA Champ
  • Providing NBA Finals Tickets for a few lucky winners of pack purchase raffles

Overall, Top Shot is making the collecting experience fun, gamifying it with the Redemptions twist, and giving out cool new prizes (1/1s and Finals Tickets) along the way.

What's not to like?

Learn more when Jacob Eisenberg joins our X spaces The Lucky Lead today at 10 am ET.

🚚 What else is happening in NFTs?

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

  • Bitcoin led NFT trading volume with $12.9M on the day (-25%); ETH was next with $7.13M (-3%) and then Solana with $4.9M (eve)
  • Runestone led the BTC NFT board again and jumped 10% to a new ATH of 0.089 BTC; most of the other leaders chopped on the day
  • RSIC briefly spiked to 0.075 BTC after Memeland CEO 9gag swept 21 (now back to 0.064)
  • CyberKongz airdropped Prometheans to its holders and random Ordidals holders, with Prometheans reaching a 0.028 BTC floor on 82 BTC volume
  • ETH NFT leaders were very green led by BAYC (+9%) and MAYC (+15%)
  • Yuga Labs dropped the bombshell that it sold the HV-MTL and LOTM assets to Faraway, who will carry the IP forward
  • v1 Punks led top movers jumping 50% to 2.14 ETH; Hashmasks, DeFi Aes and Animus Eggs all saw solid green as well
  • Solana NFTs were slightly red on the day; Mad Lads -2% at 122 SOL, Tensorians -3% at 17, Jeo Bodens -23% to 4.6 SOL
  • Jack Butcher's Oviator sunglasses claim went live for NFT holders at oviators.com
  • Art Blocks announced its Marfa Weekend dates as November 14-17

💰 Token, Airdrop & Protocol Tracker

Here's a rundown of major token or airdrop news from the day:

  • Nim Network released a new wallet claim checker, indicating wallets could see as much as a 20% boost in $NIM
  • Pulsr announced a $PULSR airdrop for Mad Lads and Backpack users
  • $ARCD rebounded 80% on the day to a $3.2M market cap, briefly soaring as high as +200% before dipping
  • CyberKongz airdropped its Pre-runes NFT Prometheans to holders, reaching 0.028 BTC ($1,730)
  • STFX recorded its biggest volume to date, reaching $190M lifetime volume & spiking after its $2M Battle Royale trading competition went live
  • Binance introduced Binance Megadrop, as a new token launch platform which allows users to stake BNB and complete web3 quests for airdrops

ğŸŒŽ Around Crypto and Web3

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

  • Crypto majors are slightly red this morning but up big from yesterday's dip; BTC -0.5% at $62,700; ETH -0.5% at $3,050; SOL -1% at $136
  • Memecoin majors fell on the day; DOGE -5%, WIF -3%, PEPE -4%; PONKE outperformed on Solana (+47%), Normilio on Base (+37%)
  • Worldcoin announced an EVM-based World Chain as "a blockchain designed for humans," meaning verified humans will get priority over bots, launching summer 2024
  • Kraken released a new multi-chain wallet, including support for Bitcoin, Solana, ETH and Polygon (at a minimum) across NFTs and DeFi
  • Ernst & Young announced plans to use Polygon PoS and zk proofs to manage its business contracts

🚀 Memecoin Movers 

  • $PONKE (+47%, $88M market cap, Solana)
  • $NORMILIO (+38%, $18M market cap, Base)
  • $GOAT (+37%, $20M market cap, Solana)
  • $FUNGI (+29%, $450M market cap, Base)
  • $BOME (+12%, $638M market cap, Solana)

📈 NFT Floor Price Increase (ETH)

  • merge (89%, 0.07 ETH Floor)
  • RumbleKongLeague (56%, 0.34 ETH)
  • v1 Punks (50%, 2.14 ETH)
  • Hashmasks (40%, 0.09 ETH)
  • Otherdeed (23%, 0.19 ETH)

🗓 Upcoming NFT Mints and Reveals

Today is another busy day of drops mostly focused on Bitcoin as teams do a final push to drop their collections ahead of the halving.

The highlight elsewhere is likely Oh Baby Games opening up their beta for broader game play.

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

  • Genki (7:00 a.m. ET)
  • Everyday Satoshis (9:00 a.m. ET)
  • Kitsune (9:00 a.m. ET)
  • Whitters - ordAR (11:00 a.m. ET)
  • Oh Baby Games - Open beta (12:00 p.m. ET)
  • Nathaniel Stern - forevery (12:00 p.m. ET)
  • Kodamara Fusion (4:00 p.m. ET)

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