The FTX story just keeps getting weirder. As increasingly concerning details about the FTX collapse continue to make the headlines, you’d be forgiven for missing the bullish news. And there’s been a lot of it. Here are this week’s Web3 winners:
- Azuki: An Azuki NFT will be on a Formula 1 racing car at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
- Invisible Friends: Holders will finally get their 3D Invisible Friends by Nguyen Nhut
- SuperRare: Sold out its RarePass, which is currently at a 24 ETH floor
- Wolf Game: Floor price surges after the trailer for the full game is released
- Bored Ape Yacht Club: Survived a scare and a trippy ape sold for $738k
- The Metaverse: Nike and Apple step up their Metaverse efforts
- Pudgy Penguins: A Penguin will feature on a Kellogg’s cereal box
THIS WEEK'S WEB3 WINNERS
In the most literal way imaginable, Azuki is showing no sign of slowing down. Fresh off of selling hoodies, pendants, and golden skateboards embedded with Physical Backed Tokens, Azuki is now going to feature on a Formula 1 racing car.
And it’s not any old racing car. An Azuki NFT will be placed on Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez’s Red Bull cars for the Formula 1 finale in Abu Dhabi.
Lei the Lightning Azuki will be displayed on the body of both cars. Following the race, 7,700 Lei the Lightning NFTs will be issued for free to commemorate the series finale.
On the day the news broke, trading volume spiked 90%. A couple of Azuki Spirits also sold for 120 ETH and 150 ETH.
This week, SuperRare (an NFT art marketplace) dropped its collection of 250 RarePass NFTs. It launched via Dutch Auction with its first sale at 138 ETH and a final price of 17.25 ETH.
RarePass holders receive 1 guaranteed monthly airdrop and 3 opportunities per month to win 1 of 3 unique 1/1 artworks. The artworks will be from top artists, including XCOPY, Other World, Coldie, Drift and Matt Kane.
The floor price has since crawled up to 24 ETH, and has already done over 1.2k ETH volume.
Wolf Game is a strategic P2E game based on the Ethereum blockchain, and has basically inspired almost every other strategic P2E game that has launched since.
This week, Wolf Game released a short gameplay trailer. It revealed that the full Wolf Game will be released in December.
Directly after the tweet, floor prices from all its collections increased significantly. The original collection is up over 25% to 0.95 ETH, and Land is up 30% at 0.4 ETH.
Bored Ape Yacht Club
Let’s face it, Metaverses aren’t as ‘trendy’ as they were this time last year. Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse efforts are hemorrhaging billions every quarter at Meta, and mainstream media loves to hate.
Nonetheless, corporate interest in building in the metaverse shows no sign of waning. Both Nike and Apple are stepping up their metaverse efforts.
Nike is launching a Web3 platform and ecosystem called ‘.SWOOSH‘. Dot Swoosh will be the home of Nike’s ‘virtual creations’. Virtual creations are interactive digital objects (like virtual shoes or clothes) that can be worn in video games and other online experiences.
Meanwhile, Apple is actively hiring hardware and software engineers to work in its Technology Development Group. One job posting even refers to building a “3D mixed-reality world”.