Blackpool Bulletin #17

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 #17

Greetings, frens. We're glad to be back with y'all with some refreshing additions!

This week please welcome S.C.A.M., the bulletin's new rubric on the latest scam in the ecosystem, Stripe is introducing crypto payouts with Polygon, Soliton shares with us their view on the future of Web3 gaming, and a player retention breakdown by LeftsideEmiri.

To begin, let's start with some precious wisdom by PlayIsFree on P2E games.

Table of Contents:

  1. Immutable X Tokenomics Portal
  2. A legal battle is coming soon by DeFiDefenseLaw
  3. How to create economic incentives in the next generation of games by 0x_fren
  4. Game development resources by Matt Hackett
  5. How to get hired in Web3 by BubbaCrypto23
  6. Dogami $DOGA vesting might seem strange
  7. Nouns DAO treasury expenses finally explained  
  8. How to overperform as an NFT collection
  9. Tokenomics for everyone
  10. CryptoPunks pendants by Tiffany&Co
  11. An OpenSea competitor scams 277ETH from its investors
  12. LimeWire raises $10.4M in a private token sale
  13. Art Basel & UBS Report on the Art Market, summarised by thefunnyguys.eth
  14. OpenMic on on-chain and StarkNet games
  15. How to become an on-chain detective by theDEFIac
  16. A game engine to play them all by Soliton
  17. ApeCoin & The Death of Staking, by Cobie
  18. Uniswap launches Uniswap Labs Ventures and A16Z creates its own crypto research lab
  19. Bored Ape Yacht Club is making a film series with Coinbase
  20. How to make money in crypto by Onchain Wizard
  21. Partouche's Casinos will accept cryptos payments
  22. Meta, Facebook's Metaverse will charge creators fees of up to 47,5%
  23. Web3 social app Context just raised a $19.5 million seed round
  24. The Ronin Hack linked back to a North Korean hacking group
  25. Tornado Cash now uses Chain Analysis oracle to block OFAC sanctioned addresses
  26. Player Retention breakdown by LeftsideEmiri
  27. Learn from the pros, learn from their wallets activities
  28. Stepn raises a $5M Seed round with Sequoia as lead
  29. Rumor: Sandbox is seeking to raise $400 million in a new round
  30. Stripe is introducing crypto payouts with Polygon

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  1. Immutable X Tokenomics Portal

Immutable X is announcing an easy way to understand its tokenomics.


2.  A legal battle is coming soon and most NFT projects are not ready for it by DeFiDefenseLaw


3.  How to create economic incentives in the next generation of games by 0x_fren

Investors and game designers, here is some knowledge for you!  


4.  Game development resources by Matt Hackett

Want to create video games? Here is a curated list of game dev resources!


5.  How to get hired in Web3 by BubbaCrypto23

Everything is possible in Web3, you just need to grind for it! (in a clever way).


6.  Dogami vesting might seem strange

Some things seemed sketchy with $DOGA vesting...

Dogami's CEO responded to it and gave some clarity (a little too late for people it seems).


7.  Nouns DAO treasury expense finally explained  

0xigami makes us understand how Nouns DAO works, and more importantly why.


8.  How to overperform as an NFT collection by Purple_Police


9.  Tokenomics for everyone

  • The Defi Edge Tokenomics List
  • Calmdonut's opinion of the dual vs three token model
  • Why most play-to-earn models don't work
  • 10 must-reads on Tokenomics by 0xSong
  • Nat Eliason Tokenomics 104 : How to Launch a Token

10. CryptoPunks pendants by Tiffany&Co

Alexandre Arnault hits again! Now with CryptoPunks's jewelry.


11.  An Open Sea competitor scammed 277ETH from its investors

Have you ever heard of 0peNFT ? Neither did we...


12. LimeWire raised $10.4M in a private token sale

(but will you right click save as a NFT)

13. Art Basel & UBS Report on the Art Market summarised by thefunnyguys.eth

279 pages report resumed in a thread.


14. OpenMic on on-chain and StarkNet games

Know things before anyone else does!


15. How to become an on-chain detective by theDEFIac


16. A game engine to play them all, by Soliton

"I’ve been a gamer all my life. 15 years ago, I played as Santo, a blood elf mage in World of Warcraft. For the last 2 years, I’ve been playing as 0xSoliton a new type of game called “Web3”".

17. ApeCoin & The Death of Staking by Cobie

Staking is not what it used to be anymore.


18. Uniswap launches Uniswap Labs Ventures and A16Z creates its own crypto research lab


19 . Bored Ape Yacht Club is making a film series with Coinbase

A movie trilogy is in preparation by Coinbase and BAYC owners can feature in it.


20. How to make money in crypto by Onchain Wizard

Another wizard on the block.


21. Partouche's Casinos will accept cryptos payments

Me when its live (I don't know the rules of poker lel) 

22. Meta, Facebook's Metaverse will charge creators fees of up to 47,5%


23. Web3 social app Context just raised a $19.5 million seed round

"Context allows users to monitor other people’s wallets and transactions through an Instagram-esque feed, also released a new version of its product that will now help users automatically find the wallets linked to people they follow on Twitter."

24. The Ronin Hack was linked back to a North Korean hacking group


25. Tornado Cash now uses Chain Analysis oracle to block OFAC sanctioned addresses

Don't worry, Anon. It affects the website frontend and not the smart contract directly.


26. Player Retention breakdown by LeftsideEmiri

Achieving that initial traction for your game requires 4 key factors.

  • Understandability
  • Novelty
  • Marketing
  • Technicals

27. Learn from the pros, learn from their wallets activities


28. Stepn raised a $5M Seed round with Sequoia as lead

A ponzi or not a ponzi, that's the question, fren.

  • is GMT / GST sustainable, by Calmdonut.

29. Rumor: Sandbox is seeking to raise $400 million in a new round.

The sky is not the limit.


30. Stripe is introducing crypto payouts with Polygon


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S.C.A.M: Secure. Control. Ape. Monitor🚨

DO NOT OPEN

Hello, this is Apple and Metamask client service, I need your seed phrase, Anon.

  • A new phishing scam is out, and it's playing on the Metamask i-Cloud backup.
  • Metamask is saving your seed in the cloud. Yes, you read that right.
  • Ape scammed on SwapKiwi

A Bored Ape holder got scammed, but how? Here is the explanation by the unlucky ape.


They did not make the cut, but all news gonna make it.


That's all, folks! Have a great week!

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