Peer-to-peer trading is officially live on the A Kid Called Beast Marketplace, promising a safer, direct trading environment.
- Secure trading: Platform ensures asset safety and wallet security.
- User experience: Focus on offering an easy, seamless trading experience.
- Trade creation: Users can directly trade one or more assets or top-up with currency.
- Unique promotion: Trades till the end of June stand a chance to unlock a Beast from the vault.
Safety and wallet security have been given top priority, with the platform's infrastructure designed to keep assets as safe as possible. The user interface is intuitive, and the trade creation process is straightforward - users can browse through the collection on the marketplace, initiate a direct trade with their assets, or sweeten the deal by topping up with currency.
Adding a layer of excitement to this feature, Beast Marketplace launched a unique promotion. Any trades carried out on the marketplace until the end of June can win an AKCB NFT from the vault.
❗Why It Matters
Peer-to-peer trading is one of the most prevalant attack vectors in the web3 space, and although most have been sufficiently warned, it is nice to see project's creating or supporting solutions to limit potential losses for their collectors.
🎬 Take Action
Interested in trying your hand at P2P trading and potentially unlocking a Beast from the vault? Check out the Beast Marketplace.
FEWOCiOUS announced 20,000 unique creatures called Fewos, the PFP of FewoWorld, will debut in August.
- Fewos are the dwellers of FewoWorld, born from the cosmic explosion of Paint.
- Each Fewo comes with its unique DNA and characteristics and comes in one of three species.
- Fewos can be acquired through three different channels - as a Paint Drop holder (free mint), as a FEWOCiOUS art holder (at a discounted price), or through a public sale.
- All Fewos come with an individual ERC-6551 “backpack” wallet.
FEWOCiOUS is creating a new universe in FewoWorld with the introduction of 20,000 Fewos, each one a unique entity with characteristics born from the cosmic explosion of Paint...or FewoWorld Paint Drops.
Paint Drop holders will have the privilege of getting Fewos in the pre-sale, with a free mint. Additionally, FEWOCiOUS art holders can earn Fewos at a discount in the presale. The general public will have access to the public sale but no prices or times have been shared yet.
Lastly, Fewos will each maintain an ERC-6551 “backpack” wallet. Post minting, these Fewos will be eligible to redeem flowers, used as mint passes to bloom into FewoFashion wearables and accessories.
❗Why It Matters
Further information about Fewos has been long anticipated and now holders have a firm expectation for the launch of the FEWOCiOUS PFP. The undertaking seems quite ambitious, which sometimes affects the reception of news in a market that is highly driven by speculation. However, early community response has been positive.
📊 By the Numbers
FewoWorld Paint Drops are up more than 55 percent in the last week to 0.68 ETH.
ohhhyyy this is gonna be fun!toomuchlag
🔜 What's Next?
Stay tuned for more exciting updates and details about the Fewos release. Dates and ETH amounts for the presales and public sale are yet to be announced.
Doodles is teaming up with CAMP to launch an interactive retail and entertainment experience this summer, aiming to connect the digital and physical realms of the Doodles community.
- Partnership: Doodles and CAMP collaborate on a retail activation and immersive experience
- Setting: CAMP stores in major cities like NYC, LA & Dallas
- Offerings: Merchandise, immersive experiences, family-friendly daytime, and adult-focused evening events
- Special Perks: Original Doodles collectors to enjoy special access and benefits
Doodles is taking a step to strengthen its ecosystem through a partnership with CAMP. They are launching an immersive retail and entertainment experience that connects digital with physical and caters to different generations.
Set in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas, the Doodles x CAMP collaboration transforms CAMP stores into a haven for the Doodles community. Known for their unique shop-play hybrid experiences, these stores will host various offerings, including Doodles-themed merchandise, 6K sq feet of immersive experiences and storytelling, and a range of family-friendly daytime and adult-focused evening events.
Original Doodles collectors are not left out, either. They will enjoy special access, free entry, merchandise credits, concierge services, and opportunities for custom creations.
Tune into Doodles Sesh today at 5:00pm ET, where more details about this partnership will be shared.
📊 By The Numbers
Doodles are down 11% in the last 7 days to 2.04 ETH ($3,791) and 83% over the last year.
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Pixelmon introduces Party Quest, a new gameplay component allowing players to form teams of trainers and Pixelmon, embarking on adventures in the Nova Thera realm for prizes.
• Party Quest: A game mechanic for players to soft-stake NFTs in team compositions
• Prizes: E3 Serums and Relics, both offering in-game enhancements
• Staking and Tier System: Different tiers offering varying reward probabilities
• Time-Sensitive: Stake by June 6, 7:59pm ET, to participate in the initial prize draw
Party Quest allows players to form parties by choosing a specific combination of their NFT trainers and Pixelmon, which they then soft-stake (gasless) based on predefined tiers. Each offers varying rewards; these tiers add strategic depth to the game.
Two main prizes will be won each week: E3 Serums and Relics. The former is exclusive to the top Tier 5 parties, with winning probabilities determined by the duration of staking. The latter are off-chain rewards, providing in-game boosts for upcoming mini-games and other benefits.
📊 By the Numbers
Pixelmon is down 9% over the last 7 days to 0.59 ETH ($1,097).
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Find Satoshi Lab (FSL) has launched GNT V3, an AI tool capable of converting selfies into NFTs on the Solana blockchain.
• AI-Driven Selfie Transformation: Advanced algorithms turn your selfies into unique pieces of art.
• Democratizing Web3: GNT V3 lowers entry barriers for future NFT creators, supporting batch production of up to 1,000 NFTs.
• FairMint Platform Feature: Allows creators to mint collections for a 12-hour public sale on MOOAR.
• Create Your Profile Engine: A feature where users upload 10-20 selfies with a variety of angles and lighting for optimal results.
Find Satoshi Lab, known for its Web3 game STEPN, continues its exploration of the intersection between AI and Web3 with the release of GNT V3. This tool harnesses the power of AI to convert user selfies into unique digital art pieces, ready for minting as NFTs on the Solana blockchain.
GNT V3 is not just about personal creativity. It's also about democratizing the Web3 space, reducing the barriers to entry for budding NFT creators. With GNT, users can produce up to 1,000 NFTs in a single batch, making it easier than ever to participate in the NFT market.
One feature of GNT V3 is the FairMint platform. This feature allows creators to mint their collections and put them up for a 12-hour public sale on the MOOAR platform. Any unsold NFTs at the end of the period are locked forever, adding an element of urgency and exclusivity to the sale.
FSL is offering users the opportunity to test the new feature on the MOOAR platform. The instructions are simple: upload 10-20 selfies with a variety of angles and lighting for optimal results. The platform then applies AI algorithms to transform the selfies into unique, ready-to-mint NFTs.
❗Why It Matters
The release of GNT V3 illustrates the increasing convergence of AI and blockchain technology. As we move into the future, such innovations could have far-reaching implications for digital identity and personal expression in the Web3 space.
🎬 Take Action
Create your profile to test this new feature.
FLUF World unveils a suite of artistic tools, allowing owners to pose and customize their Goblin NFT models.
- Owners can pose their Goblin NFT models to their liking.
- The Subdivision Surface modifier allows for a smoother Goblin model.
- Customizable lighting and rendering options enhance the model's appearance.
- Autorig Pro plug-in enables animation application to the Goblin model.
FLUF World introduces an artistic feature that allows owners to customize their Goblin models. This goes beyond simply changing a pose; owners can modify the surface texture, apply custom lighting, and animate their Goblin NFTs.
The Subdivision Surface modifier lets owners break down the faces of their Goblin model into smaller faces, delivering a smoother and more refined appearance. Furthermore, an array of captivating lighting options can be applied to the models, setting a unique mood for each Goblin.
With the integration of the Autorig Pro plug-in, owners can animate their Goblins, adding another layer of personal touch.
📊 By The Numbers
FLUF World is up 2% in the last 24 hours to 1.09 ETH ($2,040), although down 11% in the previous 30 days.
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Take a minute to catch up on the latest in the Web3 space with today's NFT market analysis, top movers, and upcoming mints:
TylerD's Market Summary
Mercedes-Benz is set to make its NFT debut with its new mint "Maschine." Read on to find out what they did right and what other brands can learn from their launch.
🚘 Mercedes To Launch NFT Ecosystem and Project
Mercedes isn't going to let Porsche have all the web3 fun.
The leading automotive brand is not only launching its own NFT project, it has also launched an entire new web3 program called "Mercedes-Benz NXT".
NXT's vision - to bring Mercedes' 130 year history of building desirable physical collectibles to the digital realm.
First up will be their "Maschine" mint, in partnership with Fingerprints DAO and artist Harm van den Dorpel.
What is Maschine?
Here are the key details for the upcoming Maschine mint:
- What: 1,000 generative art NFTs inspired by motion, velocity and perception
- When: June 7 at 12 pm ET
- How much? Dutch auction (with rebate)
- Who: Mercedes NXT team with Fingerprints DAO and Harm van den Dorpel
- Where: Fingerprint DAO's website
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this mint is the artist.
Harm van den Dorpel is a well-known artist and had tremendous success in the NFT generative art scene with his Mutant Garden Seeder project.
That project reached a floor of 20 ETH in September 2021 (peak generative art bull run) and still holds a 4.4 ETH floor.
For Maschine, Harm has for the first time created and trained a neural network "to identify and select generated outputs in line with his own artistic preferences."
This will also be his first project fully in 3D.
The generative outputs themselves will depict radial patterns inspired by the "wagon-wheel effect" where spoked wheels appear to rotate in ways contrasting with their speed and direction.
Why It Matters
Mercedes is making a major commitment to web3 and NFTs with the launch of their NXT, and it seems like they're in it for the long haul.
From their website:
"Enabled by the emergence of blockchain technologies, we believe digital art and collectibles will play an increasingly significant role in our online experience. The formation of Mercedes-Benz NXT marks a long-term commitment to building a dedicated presence within the Web3 community and to blockchain-based digital objects. "
They have also done a lot of things right so far pre-launch:
- partnered with a well-respected and deeply-experienced team in Fingerprints DAO
- chose an artist with success and a history of innovation
- established an ecosystem mapping for their web3 program with a vision and framework
- built a core team that is seemingly NFT native (rocking PFPs from Punks to mfers to Cryptoadz)
Those 4 bullets alone are a solid blueprint for any brand to follow when launching a project or program.
Mercedes clearly has big plans for its NXT web3 program beyond Maschine.
In the ecosystem portion of their website, they lay out plans for their overarching program roadmap. They intend to develop 3 types of projects, including:
- Core collections: "Interrelated and coherent", these are planned and managed by their NXT team (0xNFT) and launched under the Mercedes-Benz brand (Maschine fits here)
- Satellite projects: "One time and standalone," these are activities with smaller scope, likely in partnership (focused on fun and experimentation)
- Peripheral projects: "Third party & independent," these are outside projects which sue the Mercedes-Benz trademarks outside of the NXT ecosystem (but might be supported via communication)
Overall it's clear that Maschine is set up to be a thoughtful project launch, and Mercedes and NXT have big plans beyond this drop.
Porsche 911 - you are on alert.
Bitcoin's Newest NFT Protocol "BRC-721e"
Transferring NFTs from ETH to inscribe on Bitcoin is about to get easier.
The team at Ordinals Market partnered with the Bitcoin Miladys team to develop the BRC-721e mechanism to effectively move an ETH project (set of NFTs) onto Bitcoin.
Here's how it works:
ETH NFT holders burn their tokens via BRC-721E, and the tokens are then inscribed onto satoshis on Bitcoin.
Upon inscription, they will appear on the Ordinals Marketplace with metadata.
Some of the key features touted by the founding team include:
- Ability to migrate any ERC-721 to Bitcoin
- Instant appearance on marketplaces
- Inscriptions as low as 100 bytes (lower fees)
The protocol is already in use via the Bitcoin Miladys project, as 971 Bitcoin Miladys have already been burned and transferred from ETH to BTC.
Some negative feedback has surfaced, related to the storage of the metadata.
The metadata is not initially stored on-chain in this process, and onchain data storage is one of the primary benefits that BTC NFT maxis tout. This is similar to IPFS storage on ETH.
The team has addressed this criticism proactively, stating that they designed the protocol to adapt over time to find ways for on-chain storage.
So this protocol is a time saver and perhaps easier way to bridge to BTC for existing (and new) ETH NFT projects, but also goes against some of the BTC NFT ethos.
We will see how the market embraces this new protocol.
🚚 What else is happening in NFTs?
Here is the list of other notable headlines from the day in NFTs:
- Trading volume was even at 12k ETH on Tuesday, as the NFT market mostly chopped
- Yuga announced new details for Otherside Legends of the Mara featuring alliances, which will pool from other Yuga PFPs along with 3rd party PFPs
- Opepen R003 from Batzdu saw 60 ETH in sweeps and 2 high end sales of 14 ETH (1/4) and 11.69 ETH (1/5), as its floor jumped almost 100% to 6.5 ETH
- OnChainMonkeys delayed their OCM Dimensions BTC mint til June 15
- OpenSea Pro debuted its ProBot (@0xProBot) handle to monitor notable sweeps
- OSF was announced as the next SuperRare RarePass artist, with his release coming on June 6
- LooksRare teased its Season One coming soon, with speculation tied to LOOKS new token rewards
🌎 Around Crypto and Web3
A few other Crypto and Web3 headlines that caught my eye:
- The crypto market fell on Tuesday after the Fed hinted at more interest rate hikes coming; BTC -3% to $27,120; ETH -2.3% to $1,870
- Hong Kong's web3 industry leaders formed 2 new associations, the Hong Kong Licensed Virtual Assets Association (HKLVAA) and Web3 Harbour, as China deepens its investment in web3
- La Liga Golazos added new challenges to be completed for rare Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo moments
- Nansen announced 30% layoffs due to the "brutal" crypto market and scaling up too quickly
🚀 NFT Total Volume
- BAYC (2,315 ETH, 45.35 ETH Floor)
- Azuki (1,191 ETH, 15.4 ETH)
- MAYC (1,102 ETH, 9.65 ETH)
- Opepen (659 ETH, 0.89 ETH)
- Pudgy Penguins (344 ETH; 0.92 ETH)
📈 NFT Floor Price Increase
- Admit One (76%, 3 ETH Floor)
- Checks - Originals (22%, 0.57 ETH)
- Renga Black Box (16%, 1.18 ETH)
- Renga (14%, 0.57 ETH)
- Checks - Editions (11%, 0.78 ETH)
🗓 Upcoming NFT Mints and Reveals
There is a longer list of new drops today to close out the month, though none are particularly jumping out.
The main event of the day is likely the announcement from the 0n1 team. The 0n1 Force floor has jumped to 1.75 ETH, grinding up all month, in anticipation of this announcement. Expect some movement up or down in the wake of the news.
If you want more, see the full list of today's drops from Swizzy's daily mint monitor.
- Shari 2 - PFP (10:00 a.m. ET); 0.0444 ETH
Memes by 6529 (11:00 a.m. ET); 0.06529 ETH
- Metamorphoses (2:00 p.m. ET); Dutch auction
Exit Through the Gift Shop (TBD); 0.02 ETH
- 0n1 Force - Comeback Tour announcement (TBD)
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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.
Today, Yuga shared that allies will aid in the battle to defend Otherside: Legends of the Mara.
- Otherside will be announcing alliances to enlist reinforcements in the Legends of the Mara battle.
- The pool of allies will include other Yuga PFP collections and a select group of third-party PFP collections.
- Owning one of these battle ally NFTs creates more ways to vanquish the Shattered and gather their treasures.
- Each Otherdeed will have a limited number of ally NFT slots.
❗ Why It Matters
The Otherside: LoTM game will include alliances and friends from adjacent Yuga Labs collections as well as unrelated third-party PFP collections. Will the collections be some of the ones tied to 10KTF? Either way, Yuga looks closer and closer to debuting an Otherside game that will surely generate a ton of excitement in the space.
🔜 What’s Next?
Stay tuned for Yuga's official list of LoTM alliances and keep abreast of new updates at Yuga's Legends of the Mara: Gaming Team Blog.
🧠 Learn More
- Legends of the Mara: Unveiling Key Strategies and Playstyles (May 17, 2023)
- How to Play Otherside: Legends of the Mara (March 29, 2023)
OnChainMonkey announced that the upcoming OCM Dimensions launch is delayed until June 15.
- OCM Dimensions was originally slated to launch on May 31
- The mint date has been moved to June 15
- The project cited "being so early and factors beyond our control" as reasons for the delay
❗ Why It Matters
OnChainMonkey's new high-end generative art collection on the Bitcoin blockchain is highly anticipated, with over 6,000 collectors applying (and many of them presumably funding their Bitcoin wallet with 0.08 BTC). A little over half of the 300 Mint List has been announced in recent days, with many notable names in the community among those accepted, including a mix of Ordinals enthusiasts, NFT whales, and loyal OCM holders.
🎤 Community Quotes
The OCM Dimensions mint has been delayed until June 15.— TylerD 🧙♂️ (@Tyler_Did_It) May 30, 2023
Given what I've heard from the founding team on their recent podcast tour, I trust the move was not taken lightly and in the minters/holders best interest. pic.twitter.com/RZvfncMsdV
🎤 Founder Feedback
OCM Dimensions has some surprises for collectors and creators, especially. Looking forward to doing the full reveal!danny huuep, creator of OnChainMonkey