New Project Spotlight
[COMING SOON] “Altered States” is a creation of Fran Rodríguez, a digital artist based in Barcelona. Fran is known for his striking images, depicting his interpretation of humanity’s place in the universe. This collection drops on 15 November, taking place at Crypto.com NFT.
[COMING SOON] In Ali Jardine’s NFT collection, “Lucid State of Dreams”, she explores different types of consciousness along with birth, death, joy, fear, love, and earth magic. This drop on Crypto.com NFT includes 11 meditative animated pieces, and will begin on 22 November.
[LIVE] AstroGator: Reborn is a blockchain-based game by a veteran of the gaming industry—Game Hours. Starting on November 7, this newly launched play-to-earn (P2E) game will feature NFTs first launched by Crypto.com.
[LIVE] CroSkulls, a game on the Cronos blockchain, has launched Seasonal Pet — Season 3. This new season features a water element pet (crab). The SkullCrabs will come in three different variants: Baby Crabs, Crabs, and DemonCyborg Crabs.
The following table shows select top creators (by weekly sales volume on each platform) and a sample of their art:
|Platform||Collection||Sales Volume (USD)||Floor Price |
|OpenSea||Bored Ape Yacht Club||$4,340,600|
|Crypto.com NFT||Loaded Lions||$470,000|
|Minted||VVS Miner Mole||$116,800|
|Crypto.com NFT||Cyber Cubs||$17,100|
Blockchain Game Metrics
The following table shows select top games by weekly Unique Active Wallets (UAW):
|Axie Infinity||Ronin, ETH||54K|
|Era7: Game of Truth||BNB Chain||42K|
Gaming Token Performance
The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at US$7.0 billion, down -17% from last week.
- OpenSea launches an on-chain tool to enforce NFT royalties. The royalty enforcement tool currently only applies to new NFT collections, while a decision will be made on existing collections on a later date.
- The Bank of Korea tested NFT trading during a 10-month-long experiment of a digital South Korean won. During the project, the bank tested the use of its CBDC to purchase NFTs. South Korea also plans to allow its citizens access to blockchain-powered digital IDs in 2024.
- Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi is joining the NFT trading card game Sorare as an investor and brand ambassador. In Sorare, players can trade digital player cards and manage teams of five in fantasy soccer tournaments.
Recent Research Reports
|Research Roundup Newsletter [October 2022]|
In this issue, we cover our recent Bloomberg Terminal integration, special research report for the Singapore Fintech Festival, and feature articles on NFT financialisation and utility.
|NFT Financialisation and Utility: An Overview|
As NFT utility grows, so does the potential to make money from them. Financialisation could help to achieve greater liquidity for and unlock the value of NFTs.
|NFT Utility: A Multifaceted Overview and Use Cases|
For NFTs to increase in value and be deemed viable economic and financial assets, they have to go beyond collectability and aesthetics. One way to tackle this is through utility.
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Research and Insights Team
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