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Update: RTFKT Ships Solution for Global Cryptokicks Buyers
Update: RTFKT Ships Solution for Global Cryptokicks Buyers
TD Marquis

RTFKT released shipping options for non-U.S. holders of Lace Engine NFTs after several holders were disappointed they weren't able to easily access the upcoming sale of Cryptokicks iRL, co-founder Zaptio said Tuesday.

"Thanks for all the feedback yesterday," Zaptio said. "We have been working on solutions and have a way to help Non US Lace Engine holders."

The project is creating a RTFKT Interdimensional HUB service, allowing Lace Engine holders to mint a Hubbed Cryptokicks iRL NFT if they don't have a U.S. address. From there, users will have until May 1 to figure out shipping from a U.S. address.

The RTFKT founders responded to criticism Monday and Tuesday after the project unveiled its latest NFT — a pair of IRL smart sneakers — currently available only to users with U.S. shipping addresses.

Others were annoyed after fellow co-founder @benitopagotto tweeted in one reply to a concerned French holder who asked about how the new shoes would be shipped to Paris

"Faut un pote aux US," said Benito, which means "Need a friend in the U.S."

The Lace Engine NFT allows holders early access to the Cryptokicks iRL mint, allowing them to skip the need for a public raffle as well as receiving a discount of about $130 to $333 on each sneaker, which include a host of futuristic features including auto-lacing and app connectivity. To qualify for the mint, users need an RTFKT account and a U.S. shipping address.

Update: RTFKT Ships Solution for Global Cryptokicks Buyers
Cool Cats Combinations Back for the Holidays
Cool Cats Combinations Back for the Holidays
TD Marquis

Cool Cats is partnering with GAMEE for a holiday-themed version of its Cool Cats Combinations game, the project announced Tuesday.

Users can play the game from Dec. 8-12 for a shot at Cool Cats prizes such as Cool Pets eggs, holiday sweaters, Cool Cats FC jerseys, or Cool Cats G-Bot Starters. Users can also earn their share of GMEE, the native token of the the Arc8 platform, which is available as an iOS and Android app.

 

Cool Cats Combinations Back for the Holidays
Tessera Launches Platform for Collective Ownership, Marketplace & Protocol
Tessera Launches Platform for Collective Ownership, Marketplace & Protocol
Logan Hitchcock

Tessera has officially launched its collective ownership platform in addition to a marketplace and protocol, according to an announcement from the platform. 

To celebrate the launch, Tessera is showing off the collective ownership features by hosting a Last Price Dutch Auction of CryptoPunk #4847

 

How Does Collective Ownership Work? 

Tessera's collective ownership feature allows users to purchase "Raes" (short for the plural form of Tesserae) or fractions of NFTs. Anytime a new NFT is added to a vault the Tessera smart contract produces a predetermined amount of Raes available for collective ownership. 

Platform users can then purchase a Rae, and by doing so, earn collective ownership and governance of the vaulted NFT. 

Can I Buy and Sell Fractional NFTs? 

Yes. Those with collective ownership can buy and sell Raes directly on Tessera with the launch of the Tessera marketplace. The Tessera marketplace "will allow users to buy and sell all types of NFTs" with zero fees, according to the release blog post


Tessera's broader launch also includes the release of the Tessera Protocol, an open-source public protocol designed to amplify the power of collective ownership. 

"In addition to allowing any smart contract developers to build on top of it, the Protocol enables even more utility for vaulted NFTs including the minting and distribution of Raes as well as the reconstitution of vaulted NFTs," wrote co-founder Andy Chorlian in the release announcement. 

Tessera has previously showcased its protocol's ability with the launch of Nounlets

At the time of writing, 978 Raes (fractions) of CryptoPunk #4847 are still available for purchase at a constantly decreasing auction price. 

Tessera Launches Platform for Collective Ownership, Marketplace & Protocol
More Than $30M ApeCoin Staked Since Staking Launch
More Than $30M ApeCoin Staked Since Staking Launch
Logan Hitchcock

Just one day since the opening of the ApeCoin staking contract more than $30 million in $APE has been staked, according to data from Etherscan

None of the seven million $APE tokens are yet accruing any rewards, as ApeCoin staking is currently in the "pre-deposit" phase. Those contributing $APE to any of the staking pools will not begin accruing $APE rewards until Monday, Dec. 12. 

The 7.3 million $APE tokens currently staked represent two percent of the total ApeCoin circulating supply according to CoinGecko data, which also points to a small gain (3.2%) for $APE to $4.17 over the last 24 hours.

Interested in learning more about ApeCoin staking? Refer to our comprehensive guide

 

 

More Than $30M ApeCoin Staked Since Staking Launch
Core Gameplay Improvements Live on Zed Run
Core Gameplay Improvements Live on Zed Run
Logan Hitchcock

A handful of core gameplay improvements are now live on Zed Run's digital horse racing platform, according to an announcement from the platform

As part of the improvements, all racehorses have been officially migrated to a new racing system, which utilizes XP, Evo, levels, and a new class system. 

Now when entering free or paid races, each Zed Run horse will earn an allotment of experience points (XP), based on class, finishing position, and entry fee. After accumulating XP, horses can "level up" to the next class, improving the average speed of the horse and thusly making it more competitive. 

A horse's maximum class and level are ultimately dependent on the horse's Evo, or evolution, a rating that is based on the breed type of the horse. This rating provides the horse owner with an understanding of the maximum potential of a racehorse on Zed Run. For example, a Genesis racehorse is Evo 6, the highest Evo available. With this Evo, a horse may reach a level of 700, whereas a horse with an Evo of 5 may only reach a 500 level. 

Because of the significance of the changes to the racing platform, Zed Run will be monitoring gameplay and rebalancing over the course of the next few months. The platform has started slowly rolling out races at this time, though the process will unfold in a controlled manner.

For more information, refer to the Zed Run racing guide

 

 

 

 

Core Gameplay Improvements Live on Zed Run
BYOPills Announces Partnership With Metakey
BYOPills Announces Partnership With Metakey
Logan Hitchcock

Select Apostles avatars will be usable in the Metakey metaverse, Ganymede, according to an announcement from BYOPills on Tuesday

The gameplay updates are the first of a series of playable unlocks as part of a new partnership between BYOPills and Metakey. BYOCrafts are expected to be integrated shortly. 

New Ganymede has not yet been officially released by Metakey, but the project has teased trailers of gameplay in recent weeks

The Metakey partnership is just the latest metaverse news for Apostles holders in recent months. In early October, BYOPills launched Pixel Apostles, a downloadable, pixelated version of Apostles for gameplay in metaverses like Worldwide Webb Land and more. 

BYOPills Apostles are up more than 45 percent in the last week to 0.12 ETH. 

 

BYOPills Announces Partnership With Metakey
NFT Morning Minute | Winter Is Coming
NFT Morning Minute | Winter Is Coming
Tyler Warner

Good morning!

Take a minute to catch up on the latest in the web3 space. Here are today's NFT market analysis, top movers, and upcoming mints:

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NFT Total Volume

NFT Floor Price Increase

NFT Floor Price Decrease

Upcoming NFT Mints

Tyler Warner's NFT Market Summary

Pudgy Penguins were the talk of NFT Twitter on Monday, as two massive sweeps of 28 and 29 Pengus respectively helped catapult the collection all the way to a 4.4 ETH floor (+18% on the day). Pudgy owner Luca Netz was definitely one of the winners coming out of Art Basel with several notable collectors and personalities singing his praises, and the market has responded in kind. There was a 21 ETH gold Pengu sale overnight, and it does not feel like momentum has stalled.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the RTFKT ecosystem, which dropped a bombshell on Monday that their new physicals will not be shippable outside of the US. That important detail, along with the fact that MNLTH 2 is essentially a coupon code for their new auto-lacing physicals (though holders will be getting MNLTH 3 airdropped), led many to dump their RTFKT NFTs. Clone X fell to 6 ETH (-12%), the Eggs fell to 0.88 ETH (-18.5%), and MNLTH 2 fell a whopping 83 percent after its snapshot, as the other wearables and pods each fell 20-50 percent. Co-founder ClegFX spoke up after seeing the community upset, stating they will worth together to come up with a solution and are "deeply sorry for the communication."

In other NFT market news, Yuga projects led volume though floor prices are steady. ApeCoin staking is now officially live in the pre-deposit period through Dec. 12, and $APE is sitting at $4.07 also steady on the day and week. Notable winners from Monday came from the Art Blocks ecosystem, with Flux, RASTER, and Contractions each seeing 20-80 percent gains.

The Blur airdrop 2 landed Monday evening, requiring users to make a collection bid on the platform prior to claiming and setting the stage for Airdrop 3 coming next, based on bid volume. Starbucks' Web3 loyalty program "Odyssey" is launching Thursday in beta mode. And Azuki had two pieces of news, hiring a partnership lead Wally Sajimi (who has worked with A$AP Rocky), and debuting their latest PBT-enabled product in their recent hoodie drop.

NFT Total Volume*

  • Bored Ape Yacht Club (1,292 ETH, 66.7 ETH Floor Price)
  • Clone X (1,002 ETH, 6.1 ETH Floor Price)
  • Pudgy Penguins (865 ETH, 4.4 ETH Floor Price)
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club (730 ETH, 13.6 ETH Floor Price)
  • RTFKT x Nike Monolith (486 ETH, 0.29 ETH Floor Price)

NFT Floor Price Increase*

  • Flux by Owen Moore (85%, 1.7 ETH Floor Price)
  • RASTER by itsgalo (49%, 2.09 ETH Floor Price)
  • Mind the Gap (39%, 1.89 ETH Floor Price)
  • Contractions (23%, 6 ETH Floor Price)
  • Pudgy Penguins (16%, 4.4 ETH Floor Price)

NFT Floor Price Decrease*

  • RTFKT x Nike MNLTH 2 (-83%, 0.29 ETH Floor Price)
  • RTFKT x Nike MNLTH 1 (-50%, 1.4 ETH Floor Price)
  • RTFKT Skin Vial: Evo X (-27%, 0.1 ETH Floor Price)
  • Abstraction by anon (-23%, 1.69 ETH Floor Price)
  • RTFKT PodX (-22%, 0.22 ETH Floor Price)

Upcoming NFT Mints and Reveals

  • Dreamy - reveal (10:00 a.m. ET)
  • Decxdes (12:00 p.m. ET)
  • LOVE by Martin Grasser (12:00 p.m. ET)

The mint of today is definitely LOVE by Martin Grasser. The tennis-inspired generative art project uses real in-match data from the Nitto ATP Finals in Italy for input data, with the algo creating outputs of tennis balls hitting different spots on the court with different color patterns. The collection is 300 supply and will be minted in a Dutch auction starting at 3 ETH and ending at 0.3 ETH. Given Grasser's Art Blocks Presents project "Squares" is holding a 2.85 ETH floor for 196 supply, there is a real chance today's Dutch auction goes above 1-1.5 ETH. If it falls below that, it's likely a very solid mint from an ROI standpoint. The risk is that this is a one-off set and thus not in the Art Blocks ecosystem. But the outputs are beautiful, and minters will at least have the art to fall back on.

For all volume and floor price data, see Lucky Trader's Project Rankings page.

For all upcoming mints, see Lucky Trader's Project Schedule page.

*data retrieved at 8:00 a.m. ET. Volume and percentages are based on the last 24 hours. Notable projects are included, typically with a 0.25 ETH minimum on the projects listed in this roundup.

NFT Morning Minute | Winter Is Coming
NFT Evening Report | ApeCoin, Penguins, and Starbucks
NFT Evening Report | ApeCoin, Penguins, and Starbucks
Ghost

Here are today's top NFT news highlights and market movers:

Today's Top NFT News

Total Volume (24 Hours)*

  • Bored Ape Yacht Club (926 ETH, 65.99 ETH Floor Price)
  • Pudgy Penguins (744 ETH, 4.40 ETH Floor Price)
  • Otherdeed for Otherside (699 ETH, 1.33 ETH Floor Price)
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club (672 ETH, 13.20 ETH Floor Price)
  • RTFKT X Nike Monolith (603 ETH, 0.27 ETH Floor Price)

Floor Price Increase (6 Hours, 0.15 ETH Min.)*

  • RASTER by itsgalo (81%, 2.17 ETH Floor Price)
  • 1337 Skulls (77%, 0.17 ETH Floor Price)
  • Jiometory No Compute (47%, 0.79 ETH Floor Price)
  • Mind the Gap (45%, 1.89 ETH Floor Price)
  • Koripo by Rich Poole (44%, 0.39 ETH Floor Price)

Floor Price Decrease (6 Hours, 0.15 ETH Min.)*

  • RTFKT x Nike Monolith 2 (-82%, 0.27 ETH Floor Price)
  • RTFKT Monolith 1 (-59%, 1.15 ETH Floor Price)
  • Abstraction by anon (-44%, 1.24 ETH Floor Price)
  • The Stoics (-31%, 0.16 ETH Floor Price)
  • Castaways Genesis (-15%, 0.61 ETH Floor Price)

For all volume and floor price data, see Lucky Trader's Project Rankings page.

For all NFT news, see Lucky Trader's NFT News page.

*data retrieved at 8:00 p.m. ET. utilizing OpenSea's NFT trading activity.

NFT Evening Report | ApeCoin, Penguins, and Starbucks
Blur Airdrop 2, Bids Now Live
Blur Airdrop 2, Bids Now Live
Ghost

NFT Marketplace Blur's second airdrop is now live to claim, the platform announced on Monday night

Users are able to claim rewards by placing a bid, a new feature launched 'in celebration of Airdrop 2'. Bids on the platform are made in ETH (as opposed to WETH), and are free to place and cancel. They also come with Stolen NFT Protection, which stops flagged items from being sold into a user's bid, the thread detailed.

Airdrop 2 is available to claim for 14 days, and was calculated based on the number of listings a user made on the platform, with bonuses for honored royalties and sweeps. 

The platform's token will be launching in January, with the community "the majority of $BLUR" according to the thread

Blur Airdrop 2, Bids Now Live
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