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NEWS & Weekly Essentials

Edition #48 - 20 JAN 2023

2023 will see token unlocks worth $102 billion with the highest values including:

- XRP ($17.9 billion)

- FIL ($4.9 billion)

- OP ($3.7 billion)

Chainlink, BitDAO, ApeCoin, STEPN, etc.

gaming developments

  • The creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and owners of CryptoPunks are dropping a new project. But it's not just a regular ole' venture - it's a skill-based game called Dookey Dash.

  • NFTs. And this past week, NFT collections saw a boom in money made off of royalties. Here’s how the Top 20 leaderboard is looking;

  • A game-changer in spotting future trends early on is Twitter Lists. You can follow.

metaverses & Adoption

  • Mars4 is launching MarsMasks - a collection of 999 Avatars based on the Visual Identification System (VIS), a solution of the First Wave colonists to recognise each other during dust storms.

  • At SmartCon 2022, Moralis CEO Ivan Liljeqvist laid out the tech stack for building an open, decentralized metaverse to help curious developers understand where the space is going and how they can participate in the next generation of Web3 gaming and metaverse applications.

  • Davos goes Metaverse. The Global Collaboration Village is a pioneering effort to use the metaverse for public good and to create global cooperation in the metaverse or using metaverse technologies.


funding rounds

  • Platform for buying and selling virtual real estate Metahood raised $3M in a seed funding round led by 1confirmation, with participation from Volt Capital, Flamingo DAO and Neon DAO.

  • ​​Web3 revamp of virtual pet game Neopets raised $4M in a funding round. Polygon Ventures, Blizzard Avalanche Ecosystem Fund, Hashkey Capital, IDG Capital, and NetDragon Websoft are among investors.

  • Web3 gaming platform Intella X raised $12M in a funding round. Polygon, Animoca Brands, Magic Eden, Planetarium, Big Brain Holdings, Crit Ventures, JoyCity, Pearl Abyss, XL Games, Wemix and Global Coin Research are among investors.


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