A warm welcome to everyone who joined us last week.
“Never change a winning game; always change a losing one.” ― Bill Tilden
Last week, I tested a new idea for curating the biggest stories in the web3 creator economy.
And the feedback was amazing!
As a result, we’ll continue with the same for now. I’m thinking of bringing back how-to guides on a separate day (maybe every Friday).
More to come on this.
Let’s dive in!
Here’s what happened in the web3 creator economy last week.
Trending News 📰
Meta is winding down NFT features on Instagram & Facebook. Read More
Ethereum L2 network Arbitrum announced $ARB token and transition to DAO governance. Read More
Web3 musician Daniel Allan raised $1M in a seed round to fund his career. Read More
Doodles co-founder said, “We are no longer an NFT project”. Read More
Epic Games has close to 20 crypto games in the pipeline. Read More
Playboy lost $5M on ETH that it accepted as payments during the bull run. Read More
DressX raised $15M for digital fashion and wearables. Read More
Circle gets a new $USDC banking partner in Cross River Bank after SVB collapse. Read More
NounsDAO approved a proposal for an NFT movie. Read More
Solana-based NFT marketplace Formfunction is shutting down. Read More
NFT.Storage announced the “NFT Forever Project”. Read More
DeFi Llama, a leading DeFi analytics dashboard, is facing internal conflicts. Read More
Nissan filed for new NFT and metaverse trademarks. Read More
Context.app is shutting down on April 15th. Read More
Uniswap V3 is now live on BNB Chain. Read More
Product Updates 🚀
Tech giant Salesforce released “Salesforce Web3” — a suite of web3 and NFT products for brands. Read More
Unstoppable Domains launched .polygon domain names in partnership with Polygon. Read More
Zora introduced a new feed. Read More
OpenSea introduced proxy contracts for creator drops. Read More
You can now browse and buy NFTs on mobile with $BLUR. Read More
GALLERY introduced the “Search” feature. Read More
Manifold introduced “Paid Burns” and the ability to burn ERC-1155 NFTs for ERC-721s and vice versa. Read More
Virtual World builder OnCyber introduced a GPT-powered AI tool for turning text into custom 3D spaces. Read More
NFT social platform Metalink launched a mobile app. Read More
Hiro launched the Ordinals Explorer and Ordinals API for Bitcoin NFTs. Read More
Filecoin launched the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) which supports Ethereum-compatible smart contracts. Read More
Arbitrum announced “Arbitrum Orbit” — a framework for creating L3 networks built on top of its L2 chain. Read More
Web3 music platform Public Pressure will integrate KILT Protocol to verify NFTs and users. Read More
HeyMint creator referral program is paying out thousands of dollars. Read More
NFT Drops 🖼️
Afropolitan SOLD OUT 500 Founding Citizen NFTs. Read More
Dreams Never Die sells out Founder Pass membership NFTs on OpenSea. Read More
Yuga Labs sent Bitcoin inscriptions to winners of the TwelveFold auction. Read More
They also launched a new collection, HV-MTL (Heavy Metal). Read More
Mika Tajima released “Archive of Feelings”, produced by PROOF × Pace Verso. Read More
Songcamp and Catalog teamed up for “B2B: A 2 Nite Music Experience”, powered by Metalabel. Read More
3LAU gave away 20% ownership in his new remix to his existing collectors. Read More
Web3 music collective Heds released “Back” by Robu. Read More
To celebrate raising $1M, Daniel Allan released “Cage” on Sound. Read More
Oshi also dropped “my girl” on Sound. Read More
Learning Guides 🔍
Interesting Reads 📖
A look into some NFT projects making good use of the technology.
Thoughts on Instagram ditching NFTs and what it means for web3.
Last week was a true reflection of where we are in web3.
As Meta announced the end of support for NFTs, Salesforce came swinging with a full web3 product suite!
Ups and downs.
Thank you for reading! 🙏
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Emeka Anaekwe is a creator and founder of Platformless — A weekly newsletter sharing insights and guides for web3 creators and brands. He also consults with projects building web3 products and experiences. Book a free call here.
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