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Dear Bankless Nation,

The FTX blowup has been a stark reminder that people who can abuse a tremendous amount of power often will.

Amid the ugliness of this episode, we’re also reminded why decentralized finance is so important.

Through disintermediating and opening up finance, DeFi can help prevent the sorts of abuses of power that have shocked the cryptoeconomy this week.

That said, there’s still a ton of work to do to help rebuild sentiments and advance DeFi further. DeFi 1.0 has been a great start, but new experiments and innovations are needed to usher in a second DeFi golden era.

Toward that end, NFTs are a way forward. From underpinning decentralized credit scores to prediction markets, NFTs will play an increasingly pivotal role in reenvisioning and actualizing DeFi’s full potential.

Why’s that, you ask? Because NFTs unlock new possibilities around identity and sociality that DeFi simply didn’t have in its initial push. These new possibilities will make for new evolutions.

In other words, DeFi will rise out of the FTX fallout stronger than ever, and the DeFi x NFT crossroads is going to be a big part of that. In the meantime thanks for reading everyone, hold in there, and let’s get you up to speed on the biggest NFT headlines of the week for now.


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📣 General NFT News

🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • Blitmap provided a preliminary overview of its upcoming Logos “villains” collection, each of which will come in three versions like so:

  • Deepak Thapliyal, the CEO of Chain, is considering auctioning or fractionalizing his considerable NFT collection:

🎨 Cryptoart

  • Drift became the first artist to sell out an NFT drop on Instagram with the 50-edition release of Learning to Handle Change:

🎮 Decentralized Gaming

💽 Music NFTs

🌐 Virtual Worlds

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💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • Hook Protocol, a system for NFT call options, introduced royalties on option sales:

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Author Bio

William M. Peaster is a professional writer and creator of Metaversal—a Bankless newsletter focused on the emergence of NFTs in the cryptoeconomy. He’s also recently been contributing content to Bankless, JPG, and beyond!

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About the Author: Lillian Call

I am a technology and gaming writer by profession. I love NFT's and play to earn gaming such as Axie Infinity. I love writing about anything on the blockchain, especially gaming and entertainment. I often sing, write or draw to portray my feelings. When it comes to my free time or you can say ‘ME-TIME’, I love to play with my cat, sleep an extra hour, or play my favorite video games.