Wrangler Jeans ties up with Deadfellaz
This is a very exciting newsletter to send out, as it's the 30th edition 🥳🎉 ! I want to thank everyone who has read, shared, or commented on the past editions - we wouldn't be here without you 🙌!
In the meanwhile, we've got an equally exciting week ahead, as the Ethereum merge is about to happen around September 13-15.
This while the NFT bear market has been ongoing for four months now, which means that there is only a 0.58% chance that your NFTs currently have a floor price over 1 ETH.
Let's see what the merge brings, and in the meanwhile ... here is a rundown of the past week in the NFT space!
— 🩸💀 AMERICAN RADASS
Wrangler Jeans ties up with Deadfellaz
American heritage denim brand Wrangler Jeans is partnering up with the Deadfellaz NFT collection.
The companies combine Web2 and Web3 by "introducing a creative collaboration of a traditional brand and a digital artwork project."
To launch the initiative, Deadfellaz introduces a competition that allows fans to win digital and physical prizes. Players will work in groups and create "choose-your-own-adventure" artworks and styles.
It's worth noting that the partnership is not Wrangler's first step in Web3. In February this year, the brand issued an NFT collection dubbed "Mr. Wrangler" in partnership with Leon Bridges, and the NFTs served as digital wearables for Decentraland's Metaverse.
📰 OTHER NEWS FROM THE PAST WEEK
Puma launched an interactive metaverse space called Black Station to showcase limited edition NFTs of its sneakers.
The Moonbirds floor price dipped under 10 eth for the first time since their mint.
The highly anticipated Solana-based Y00ts NFT collection launched and raised $7 mil.
Coinbase is financing a lawsuit filed against the US Treasury Department by six users of sanctioned crypto protocol Tornado Cash.
Netflix has announced that it will ban any crypto-related content and advertorial placements on its new, ad-supported subscription tier.
The company behind the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) has filed suit against domain registrar GoDaddy over selling a previously owned Web domain.
FTX US and GameStop formed a new partnership, the companies announced. The companies plan to collaborate on new e-commerce and online marketing initiatives.
Looksrare added conditional listings to their platform, which allows you to list 2 NFTs for sale and when one sells, the other listing is instantly canceled.
The Islamic State has been testing out NFTs
✨ NEW IN THE SPACE
The web3 sports fantasy game developer Sorare will launch a fantasy basketball game in partnership with the NBA and National Basketball Players Association.
The creator of the hugely popular Axie Infinity game, Sky Mavis, has announced that it has partnered with Google Cloud to tighten the Ronin blockchain’s security.
DBS Bank has partnered with the blockchain gaming platform, The Sandbox, to launch its first metaverse project.
AI platform developers Spice AI announced a $13.5 million seed round led by Madrona Venture Capital.
Mailchain, the new communication layer for Web3, launches the first secure, multi-wallet email solution on the heels of a $4.6 million funding round led by Crane Venture Partners and Kenetic Capital.
The blockchain-based game development firm, Revolving Games, raised more than $25 million in two of its seed funding rounds.
💀 HOW TO RECOGNIZE A RUG PULL
There is a new type of honeypot scam where you get tricked into buying an NFT that the scammers then burn.
OTHER POTENTIAL RUG
Nereus Finance, a DeFi staking platform on Avalanche, was impacted in a flash loan arbitrage attack, that saw the exploiter drain $370,000 in USDC stablecoin, according to a report by CertiK.
😂 LAUGH OUT LOUD
🤓 DISCLAIMER: NFA & DYOR
This newsletter is a curated overview of the most exciting things I’ve read the past week, the projects I’ve researched, and the NFTs I’ll be trying to buy.
This means I’m - per definition - biased, so don’t consider this as financial advice, and keep doing your own research if you see something you like.