BlackPool Bulletin #11

We know that our troops need to be one step ahead of the markets so our apes gathered the latest news about Play & Earn, NFTs, and Blockchain Games from the week.

BlackPool Bulletin #11

This week in the news: Everai website is live, Vitalik stands with Ukraine, the first play & earn chess game is out, FTX is everywhere and Guild Of Guardians Closed Beta is coming.

GM GM Shaq!

Table of Contents:

  1. OpenSea Phishing Attack
  2. Skyweaver Chief Storyteller interview and more Lore
  3. CheckMate, Mate
  4. Dolce & Gabbana & UNXD NFTs
  5. Guild Of Guardians Pre-Alpha
  6. Everai "Behind The Art" and Website is live
  7. Play & Earn types of gamers by Quirky Qwerty
  8. Risk & rewards by TradeButWhy
  9. Axie February Dev Update
  10. FTX Gaming: FTX new service to Web3 Companies
  11. BAYC hack victim sues Opensea
  12. Ethereum's 2016 DAO hacker identity revealed
  13. Daft Punk is back (but not with NFTs)
  14. OGame: New Generation
  15. Axie Infinity exceeds $4 billion in sales
  16. Blockchain Gaming & Polygon by Ryan Wyatt  
  17. FTX Fashion & Luxury
  18. Sotheby's got punk'd
  19. Vitalik stands with Ukraine
  20. Illuvium will be the 'definition of a fair launch', according to its co-founder
  21. The role of NFTs in gaming by Animoca Brands
  22. From Play to Earn to Play and Earn by Philip La
  23. Web3 and Metaverse structure by Messari
  24. Communities above art and utilities by Wholelottajuju

1. OpenSea Phishing Attack

There's a lot of noise around what people call the OpenSea hack, so here are a few Twitter threads to help understand it better. Seems fishier than what people thought.


2. Skyweaver Chief Storyteller interview and more lore

NFT Insider interviewed Michael Sanders, the Chief Storyteller at Skyweaver.

We’ve seen the frustration that inconsistent or slow balance patches can create for the communities of other games, so ensuring we had a regular and frequent cadence for balance patches was important as a means of creating consistency for our players.

Skyweaver lore is now updated! If you want to know more about it, the official website is the place to be.  


3. CheckMate, Mate

The first Web3 Chess game is coming, its Alpha Launch set for March 17, 2022.  


4. Dolce & Gabbana & UNXD NFTs

Dolce & Gabbana announced its new drop, in collaboration with UNXD.


5. Guild Of Guardians Pre-Alpha

Guild Of Guardians is picking up speed with new abilities and the upcoming Pre-Alpha demo.

The registration process for the Pre-Alpha demo is open:

Guild Of Guardians also reacted to the recent situation in Ukraine:


6. Everai "Behind The Art" and Website is live

Everai website is live! Go on https://www.everai.xyz/ to know more about the lore, the roadmap and the game itself!


7. Play & Earn types of gamers by Quirky Qwerty

Quirky Qwerty wrote an interesting thread on the two types of P&E players - the Farmers and the Consumers and what these two approaches have in store for the ecosystem.


8. Risk & rewards by TradeButWhy

Tradebutwhy wrote up an excellent thread on the risk and rewards of trading.

"Good trades have asymmetry: the reward if you win should be many multiples of what you risk losing."


9. Axie February Dev Update

New Origin info, answers to Community Land questions and the discussion around RON - everything you need to know can be found in the Axie February Dev Update.


10. FTX Gaming: FTX new service to Web3 Companies

Ok now it's official, FTX is everywhere...wen FTX Fashion?


11. BAYC hack victim is sues OpenSea

After the OpenSea bug (or hack) caused a man to lose ownership of his Bored Ape, he proceeded to sue the NFT Marketplace.


12. Ethereum's 2016 DAO hacker identity revealed

Crypto journalist Laura Shin published a book recently and revealed the identity of Ethereum's 2016 DAO hacker.  


13. Daft Punk is back (but not with NFTs)

Daft Punk is back with a re-edition of their 1997 album "Homework"  


14. OGame: New Generation

Remember OGame? Ametel01 sure does. As he played a lot of OGame when he was younger, he now decided to build an implementation of it where Planets are NFTs and resources ERC20 tokens.


15. Axie Infinity exceeds $4 billion in sales

The Play-to-Earn blockchain game, Axie Infinity, has become the first NFT series to cross US$4 billion in sales.


16. Blockchain Gaming & Polygon by Ryan Wyatt  

I think things like having governance tokens and allowing communities to really weigh in on developer decisions, macro level decisions and having users feel like they’re a part of things can help. Over time, this could help that user base build up and provide more stability
-Ryan Wyatt, Polygon Studios CEO

17. FTX Fashion & Luxury

Ok, Anon, FTX Fashion and Luxury is really happening. Nice look, SBF!


18. Sotheby's got punk'd

After announcing the BIGGEST sale of CryptoPunks ever Sotheby's got some bad news. The owner withdrew their offer.  


19. Vitalik stands with Ukraine

The Russo-Canadian developer stands with Ukraine.


20. Illuvium will be the 'definition of a fair launch', according to its co-founder.

Kieran Warwick, Illuvium co-founder, is advertising what kind of a fair launch Illuvium will be.


21. The role of NFTs in gaming by Animoca Brands

Yat Siu is discussing the role of NFTs Gaming with Henri Arslanian in the "The Future of Money" podcast.


22. From Play to Earn to Play and Earn by Philip La

Philip La comes in with his view on the economy and reasons to play Axie Infinity, and how games should evolve from the Play-to-Earn to the Play-and-Earn model.


23. Web3 and the structure of the Metaverse by Messari

Messari came up with an explainer on how Web3 is divided and what improvements are to be made before we achieve the 'real' Metaverse.


24. Communities above art and communities by Wholelottajuju

Wholelottajuju explains why community is more important than anything in his recent thread, focusing on projects that had immense success by focusing on it.


Have a good week, the Blackpool bulletin writer stands against tyranny and hope our fellow Russians and Ukrainians apes are safe.

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