BlackPool Bulletin #7

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 #7

This week: No $TIME To Die : Madness in Wonderland, $Ron is live, Sorare is introducing My Team, OpenSea has new issues and Warner Music is entering the Sandbox.

Tables of Content :

  1. McDonald's is hiring
  2. Nike is looking for a Metaverse Director
  3. The Block is also looking for new troops and offers a 1 ETH Grant
  4. Why gaming is the new Big Tech battleground
  5. Game of Blocks explained to the new players and Everai whitelist
  6. OpenSea listing problem
  7. This NFT allows people to know your IP
  8. Guild of Guardians continues its Raid teasing and a fan-made website to find your Guild is now available
  9. YGG has acquired Axie Alert Philippines in a move to expand in the Philippines and internationally
  10. NFT Paris Panel replay and After-movie
  11. Bridgeworld is live and might be the next Axie Infinity
  12. A.S.V ? Welcome to Blockscan Chat.
  13. The war against Gaming NFTs is growing stronger
  14. Sorare is introducing My Teams
  15. Started from Youtube Gaming, now at Polygon
  16. Axie Infinity: Ron is live, Long live the Ron
  17. Skyweaver open beta is coming, with some shiny crystals for the beta tester
  18. Blizzard into the Metaverse?
  19. The IMF urges El Salvador to remove Bitcoin as Legal Tender - answer: nope
  20. Big Time is revealing Merlin, Evermore Chronomancer Instructor
  21. Diem for sale: Reduction on assets by Meta
  22. Echelon Foundation Whitepaper and Parrall Prime Proposal are out!
  23. Cometh Stellar soundtrack: a new sound from space
  24. Discord Whitelist Grinders for hire: the sad truth behind the engage to earn whitelist
  25. DAO will change the way gaming communities will operate
  26. Warner Music is entering The Sandbox
  27. No $TIME To Die: Madness in Wonderland
  28. Ubisoft: a new key partner for Frontier.
  29. BAYC Mercato
  30. Pimp your Luchadores with Cometh Gear

1. McDonald's is hiring  

You need a new job? McDonald's is opening positions for people coming from Web3. Rekt qualifications required.


2. Nike is looking for a Metaverse Director

If you’re interested in working in Web3, Nike is hiring.

And it’s not the first time.


3. The Block is also looking for new troops, and offers a 1 ETH Grant

The media "The Block" is looking for 6 new people. And a 1 ETH grant is open for the first one scoring above 90% to their test.


4. Why gaming is the new Big Tech battleground

An interesting article on why gaming will be the next big thing and a new war is at the horizon.

“The new critical mass is bigger than ever, someone’s going to create a games service with hundreds of millions of subscribers.” Bing Gordon, an established video game executive and venture capitalist.

“Every one of these [tech] companies knows gaming is going to be a growth area, and it ties into their metaverse ambitions more broadly.” With the virtual worlds of games expanding to become venues where players can do things like make purchases or watch movies, “everything you do in the real world you will be able to do inside games.”  Michael Wolf, a media consultant.


5. Game of Blocks explained to the new players and Everai whitelist

Game of Blocks just released a how-to video explaining the perks of their Genesis Land, how to get them and what to do with them?

And whitelist for Everai for Game of Blocks holders !


6. An Opensea listing problem allows people to buy NFT not showing as listed


A listing problem in OpenSea allows people to buy NFTs way underfloor as those don't appear as listed on the Marketplace.

Cap10bad explains how the exploit is possible.


7. This NFT allows people to know your IP

Another day, another Opensea exploit. An NFT is allowing people to access your IP if you view it.


8. Guild of Guardians continues its Raid teasing and a fan-made website to find your Guild is now available

Here is the final part of the Raid : The victory screen!

Interested into joining a Guild? Guild page is live on gogheroes.com and BlackPool will also be hiring soon! Join us in our discord if you are into GoG and want to wear BlackPool colours.


9. YGG has acquired Axie Alert Philippines in a move to expand in the Philippines and internationally

Yield Guild Games, the play to earn guild just announced they are acquiring AAPH, a leading Axie Community in the Philippines.

Speaking of YGG, BlackPool will be this Sunday in the YGG Managers Cup.


10. Nft Paris Panel replay and After-Movie

Already missing NFT Paris ? You can watch the replay here:

And here is a cool after-movie.


11. Bridgeworld is live and might be the next Axie Infinity

Bridgeworld by TreasureDAO is live!

And 0xDominic tells us why he believe Bridgeworld and the $MAGIC ecosystem might be the next big Play & Earn.


12.  A.S.V ?Welcome to Blockscan Chat

Want to chat with a 0x address ? Etherscan got your back with Blockscan Chat.


13. The war against Gaming NFTs is growing stronger

Tocelot, General Partner at A16z an specialised in gaming, wrote a good thread on the reasons why P&E NFTs face a general backlash.


14. Sorare is introducing My Teams

It’s now possible to track all your teams during a Game Week in the new My Teams tab.


15. Started from Youtube Gaming, now at Polygon

Ryan Wyatt is leaving his role of Head of youtube Gaming to join Polygon Studio as CEO.


16. Axie Infinity: Ron is live, Long live the Ron

The token $RON is live, here are the key points of the announcement :

  • You can now claim your RON tokens here.
  • Read the RON litepaper here.
  • RON is now used to pay for transactions on Ronin! Users will receive free transactions for holding Axies and/or land in their Ronin wallets.
  • A RON/ETH pool with RON rewards is now live!

17. Skyweaver open beta is coming, with some shiny crystals for the beta tester

Skyweaver open beta will begin on Tuesday, February 8th!

And the game is offering some gifts to alpha and private beta players: Community Crystals.


18. Blizzard into the Metaverse?

Blizzard is announcing the creation of a new survival game in an all-new universe. Maybe a Metaverse?


The International Monetary Fund is asking El Salvador to stop using Bitcoin as Legal Tender.

Nayib Bukele, the president of El Salvador, is saying no.


20. Big Time is revealing Merlin, Evermore Chronomancer Instructor  

A new professor arrived in Evermore : Merlin!

And a sneak peek video of a new environment: The remains of the Planet Burner.


21. Diem for sale: Reduction on assets by Meta

It’s the end for Diem, ex Libra, the crypto project from Meta, ex Facebook is for sale. New name, same problems.


22. Echelon Foundation Whitepaper and Parrall Prime Proposal are out!

According to Romana Basilaris, theses announcements are game changer for the P&E Gaming.

Do not forget to read the Echelon whitepaper if you want to go deeper.


23. Cometh Stellar soundtrack: a new sound from space  

A new track is out for Cometh: Stellar.


24. Discord Whitelist Grinders for hire: the sad truth behind the engage to earn Whitelist

Amsterdamn is revealing the dark face of discord engage to earn whitelist. People from South countries are paid to engage on social media to win a possible whitelist for rich people.


25. DAO will change the way gaming communities will operate

Matt Dion wrote a long and interesting thread on how DAO will change the way gaming communities will operate.


26. Warner Music is entering The Sandbox

Warner Music Group is joining The Sandbox to propose new experiences in the Metaverse.


27 No $TIME To Die: Madness in Wonderland

This week was a crazy week for Defi and the blockchain ecosystem.

Zachxbt revealed that 0xSifu, one of the co-creator of the Wonderland protocol is in fact a well known scammer.

Midas The Fool is explaining who Michael Patryn is.

Adam Cochran has a theory that the SEC knew about this before everyone else.

If you want to know more about it, a Rekt article is live!


28. Ubisoft: a new key partner for Frontier

The PvP Play & Earn game Frontier just announced they are in collaboration with Ubisoft.


29. BAYC Mercato

Gwyneth Paltrow is joining the Club.

And Paris Hilton revealed her new BAYC bought by MoonPay for 119 Eth during the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  


30.  Pimp your Luchadores with Cometh Gear

It will be possible to buy exclusive gear for your Luchadores on Sunday, 30th Jan, 5PM UTC. A 24h window will be open for Luchadores holders to acquire 5 piñatas per Wallet.


That's all Folks! Have a great week!

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