DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Aug. 8th, 2020

Aug 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Welcome to the 29th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.


For this dispatch:

🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles

🕹️ Blockchain Games

  • Ethereum trading card game Gods Unchained is getting ready to introduce Direct Challenge mode, which will let players create their own esports tournaments and more.

  • No-loss savings game PoolTogether has a new luckiest winner …

  • Axie Infinity PvP matches are on the rise, as a new daily record of +12,000 matches was set this week. Also, Axie community member Seuchenhund just released the Axie Builder, which lets users visually create Axies with whatever trait combos they want.

  • Axie Infinity co-founder Jeffrey Zirlin has some blossoming NFT trends to put on your radar …

  • Ethereum gaming world The Sandbox is holding its $SAND token sale on the Binance Launchpad “IEO” platform.

  • Aavegotchi, a gamified DeFi-NFT meld powered by Aave, is coming along nicely per the project’s 4th community update.

♦️♦️ DeFi News

  • Decentralized exchanges collectively notched nearly $4.3 billion worth of trade volume in July 2020, a new record for monthly DEX volume.
  • Automated asset management project Set Protocol unveiled its V2 infrastructure, which will open up further customization and yield farming opportunities for users.
  • Social money + yield farming? Entrepreneur Alex Masmejean and collector WhaleShark are now respectively running liquidity mining rewards campaigns around their $ALEX and $WHALE tokens.

📰Fresh Content

🖌️Extra, Extra

  • I’m holding a giveaway this week for my Intelligencer readers. 4 folks have a chance to win 200 $WHALE each. Contest info is available here and the submission form is here. All you have to do is supply your name/pseudonym, your ETH address, and a link to one of your main social media accounts. The submission form will be open until end-of-day Friday, August 14th. The next day, winners will be announced in the 30th issue of the Intelligencer. Good luck!

  • I used the InfiNFT token minting platform for the first time this week. All things considered, it’s my favorite of the do-it-yourself NFT minting platforms I’ve tried so far.

Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!

Keep an 👁️ out for the 30th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers ✌️


About DeFi Arts Intelligencer

The DeFi Arts Intelligencer is curated by me, William M. Peaster, a professional writer and editor who’s been tracking the Ethereum and DeFi beats in recent years.

I’m passionate about art and a DeFi/NFT optimist, so putting together this newsletter is both fun and informative for me. I hope others may find the content helpful, too. But be mindful, the information herein should not be construed as investment advice. I’m not a financial adviser, and these are my opinions. Always take care to seriously consider the various layers of risk you face in participating in the still-maturing cryptoeconomy.

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