BlackPool Bulletin #6

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 #6

This week: Fundraising, Fundraising, and Fundraising, Serena Williams advising Sorare, Microsoft is buying Activision and a guide to becoming a Wizard of Web3

Tables of Content :

  1. How to become a Wizard of Web3
  2. Konvoy Ventures perspective on blockchain gaming
  3. Axie Infinity news and announcements: Builders Program and Grants
  4. Warning on Opensea transfers: 0xHomura warns us of an easy mistake to avoid
  5. Cometh wearables for your Luchadores
  6. Things are getting spicy for SpiceDAO
  7. Ncore raises $10M for blockchain gaming
  8. Head of Gaming interview at Youtube Delphi Digital
  9. Snapshot X collaboration with StarkWare
  10. No chill for shill in Spain
  11. BAYC mercato
  12. Game of blocks Litepaper
  13. YNWA in the So Far podcast
  14. Serena Williams, Sorare, Web3 and MoonPay
  15. Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard
  16. Guild of Guardians Raids Leaks and Guardian of the Week announcement
  17. Animoca Brands raises $388M
  18. A $10M raise for POAP
  19. Stock X is implementing NFTs
  20. Adidas, Prada and “The Metaverse Roadmap”
  21. YGG Indian SubGuild Indi GG raises $6M
  22. Understanding the YGG Community Airdrop
  23. Meta is watching (and selling) you
  24. The Everai reveal is close, let’s see some teasers
  25. NFTs and fewer fees? Looks like a gem!
  26. Treasure Dao and BridgeWorld : When $MAGIC comes to you
  27. Twitter NFT profile pictures are now live (and hexagonal)
  28. Cometh Balancing #3 : NFTs integration, new cards and alphas
  29. For the Moon boys out there, be prepared for Moon Knight

1- How to become a Wizard of Web3

Interested in learning the magic behind Web3? Sorcier, one of our blog contributors, wrote an article about the parallels between the world of Harry Potter and Web3! English and Baguette versions are available!


2 - Konvoy Ventures perspective on blockchain gaming

Konvoy Ventures thread on their blockchain gaming perspective

“We have seen an evolution in focus from founders as the space has incrementally progressed: Ability to Earn → Ease of Crypto Adoption → Games-First Mentality → Genre Alignment → Creator Economies”

3 - Axie Infinity news and announcements: Builders Program and Grants

Multiple big news and announcements for Axie Infinity!

The applications for the second round of Axie Esports grants are live. More than 7500 AXS allocated.

Axie just deployed their pre-season 20 Balancing Patch.

The community is the first brick of Axie Infinity, this is why they just announced the launch of the Infinity Builders Program!

Upptic is partnering with Axie to boost their mainstream audience.

Axies set free! all aboard the Lunacian Express!  


4 - Warning on Opensea transfers: 0xHomura warns us of an easy mistake to avoid

Homura0x warns us not to capitalise the 0X in your address 0x. An easy mistake to make.


5 - Cometh wearables for your Luchadores

Cometh and Luchadores are teasing us with Cometh wearables and some pinatas to break. More details to come.


6 - Things are getting spicy for SpiceDAO

Remember SpiceDAO? They are getting some backlash as some members are proposing to scan the pages, sell them, and then burn the book.

Some issues on copyrighting rights are also on the way… you better watch out for sandworms now!


7 - Ncore raises $10M for blockchain gaming

The Indian gaming firm nCore Games just announced a $10 million raise backed by AnimocaBrand, Galaxy Interactive, and Polygon.


8 - Head of Gaming interview at Youtube Delphi Digital

The head of Gaming at Youtube spoke about blockchain game development and more in the latest Delphi Digital Podcast.


9 - Snapshot X collaboration with StarkWare

Snapshot is introducing Snapshot X in collaboration with the StarkWare team.


10 - No chill for shill in Spain

Spain is coming hard on crypto influencers with more than 100k followers.


11 - BAYC mercato

Neymar's move to the BAYC is confirmed.

Is Madonna the next one ?


12 - Game of Blocks Litepaper

Game of Blocks is releasing its Litepaper.


13 - YNWA in the So Far podcast

You never walk alone with BlackPool and YNWA. Find the man itself on this week's So Far podcast.


14 - Serena Williams, Sorare, Web3 and MoonPay

Serena Williams is joining the Sorare team as Board Advisor. Probably nothing…

The tennis woman is all in Web3 and she’s now part of the Bored Ape Yacht Club.

It’s not only Serena who joined Sorare this week, Moonpay is a new payment option on the game.


15 - Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard

Microsoft announced one of the biggest news in Gaming, a hell of a start to 2022. Activision -Blizzard is getting acquired for 70 billion dollars. Yes, that many zeros (10).


16 - Guild of Guardians Raids Leaks and Guardian of the week announcement

GoG is announcing its new weekly serie “Guardian of the week”, to celebrate their community members.

Interested in the Guild of Guardians’ Raids ? The teasing has started :

Choose your raid 
Assemble your team 
Raid in progress 

17 - Animoca Brands raises $358M

Animoca Brands raised 358 888 888 dollars. The valuation of the company is now $5 billion (pre-money).


18 - A $10M raise for POAP

POAP raises $10M to accelerate human and protocol development.


19 - Stock X is implementing NFTs

Stock X introduces NFTs with StockXVault.


20 - Adidas, Prada and “The Metaverse Roadmap”

Adidas is bringing updates to their Into The Metaverse roadmap.

Gucci is partnering with Adidas for Prada re-source.


21 - YGG Indian SubGuild IndiGG raises $6M

The YGG Indian SubGuild IndiGG has raised $6M to boost play-to-earn gaming in India!


22 - Understanding the YGG Community Airdrop

Speaking of YGG, they are going behind the curtains of the design for the YGG Community Airdrop.


23 - Meta is watching (and selling) you

Meta is patenting technologies in order to track biometrics information and sell more precise ads. The future looks bright…


24 - The Everai reveal is close, let’s see some teasers

Screenshots Labs are beginning the teasing of their new game The Everai.


25 - NFTs and fewer fees? Looks like a gem!

The NFT aggregator Gem.xyz is now live.


26 - Treasure Dao and BridgeWorld : When $MAGIC comes to you

Interested in BridgeWorld and TreasureDAO? Then the Bridgeworld Master Game Guide is for you. TLDR? You should.

Br0keboy96 did an incredible job explaining Bridgeworld in a mega Twitter thread.


27 - Twitter NFT profile pictures are now live (and hexagonal)

It's now possible to put your NFT as a profile picture with Twitter Blue!


28 - Cometh Balancing #3 : NFTs integration, new cards and alphas

Cometh Battle is improving week after week. Find how in the new Cometh Balancing medium.

Can you spot a familiar Easter egg?

29 - For the Moon boys out there, be prepared for Moon Knight


That's all Folks! Have a great week and see you on Monday for the AMA with OVR!

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