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NFT & GameFi Weekly (30/09/2022)

Apple now allows apps to sell NFTs in its App Store. OpenSea adds support for Optimism. PUBG creator announces a new blockchain metaverse game.

Sep 30, 2022
Weekly NFT and Gamefi Newsletter

Key Takeaways

  • Apple will allow apps to sell NFTs on its App Store. Current app developers can sell NFTs and new apps can also incorporate NFTs within them. Apple will take a 30% cut of each transaction.
  • Leading NFT marketplace OpenSea added support for the layer-2 scaling solution Optimism on 28 September. OpenSea specifically onboarded popular Optimism-backed NFT projects, including Apetimism, Bored Town, MotorHeadz, and OptiChads.
  • PUBG creator Brendan Greene announced a new blockchain metaverse game. The new game is named Artemis, and will be a virtual metaverse with an AI population, where players can trade NFTs. PUBG is one of the most popular games on Steam with a devoted legion of fans.
  • X2Y2 recorded a -13% decrease in sales and a -15% decrease in transactions. Meanwhile, OpenSea‘s sales were positive at +23% and its transaction count also increased +31%.
  • The total market cap for GameFi tokens now stands at US$8.44 billion, down -4% from last week.

Crypto.com NFT in the Spotlight

  • Tero Labs partnered with Crypto.com NFT to launch a new NFT collection: “Rough Diamonds”. It features 1,111 limited-edition NFTs representing the most gifted next-generation Brazilian football stars.
  • Bandanaboi’s “PHAZES” is a collection of 100 unique digital artworks living on the Crypto.org Chain. Each artwork is related to an emotion that the artist was experiencing on a given day. Some pieces are fun, whereas others are introspective. The collection will be expanded in 3 seasons.
  • Lords Of The Lands” is a decentralised metaverse of a futuristic medieval era, and the first metaverse to be available on the Web, iOS, Android, and virtual reality apps. It consists of 2,000 unique “Lord” NFTs that are virtual reality-ready avatars that can be coupled with a “LadyLord” to breed a GenX LOL.

NFT Highlights

GameFi Highlights

NFT Transaction Benchmark

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The following chart shows select top NFTs and their historical floor prices:

Top Collections

The following table shows select top creators (by sales volume on each platform) and a sample of their art:

PlatformCollectionSales Volume (USD)Sample
Crypto.com NFTTMK$273,000
MintedCronos Cruisers$119,000
Magic EdenCritters Cult$3,405,000
OpenSeaCryptoPunks$9,949,000
PlatformCrypto.com NFT
CollectionTMK
Sales Volume (USD)$273,000
Sample
PlatformMinted
CollectionCronos Cruisers
Sales Volume (USD)$119,000
Sample
PlatformMagic Eden
CollectionCritters Cult
Sales Volume (USD)$3,405,000
Sample
PlatformOpenSea
CollectionCryptoPunks
Sales Volume (USD)$9,949,000
Sample

GameFi Top Gainers & Losers

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Top Games Metrics

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Daily Gamers by Blockchain

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