BlackPool Bulletin #12

This week in the news: Ukraine is accepting crypto donations (possible airdrop and in fact not), Epic Games acquired Bandcamp, the Randi Zuckerberg WAGMI song, Web3 Game Design by Aiko, and Token Gated access for Shopify.

RIP Alotta Money.

Table of Contents:

1. Ukraine cryptocurrency donations (wen airdrop?)
2. WGMI Interface team stop project
3. FTX Gaming Strategy by Amy Wu
4. A dating app for Web3 users
5. Pixelm'OH MY GOD!
6. Adidas and Gucci collaboration
7. Don't Feed the Bears with Copium Wars
8. Steam is banning NFTs
9. The first batch of tickets and applications for ETHCC are open
10. How to create a sustainable game economy by Derek Lau
11. Sky Mavis Creators is delayed
12. Axie Infinity Marketplace raised its fees
13. What's real about crypto gaming, with Ryan Wyatt
14. The Everai is starting its minting phase
15. A closer look at Tencent, by Khee Hoon Chan
16. BlackPool & TeamFr team up on Gods Unchained
17. How to make it as an influencer: NFT Edition by Zachxbt
18. Kathleen Osgood comes in as Director of Business development for Axie Infinity
19. A tokenized Shopify with Torii by Gravel
20. Epic Games has acquired Bandcamp
21. Will Robinson's Web3 Game Thesis
22. FTX x YGG India
23. Consensys' Shareholder Lawsuit
24. Aiko's thoughts on Game Design for Web3  
25. Randi Zuckerberg's WAGMI song
26. CD Projekt Red is halting its sale in Russia
27. Why gamers hate NFTs with Justin Kan
28. OpenSea and Consensys Blocking
29. Mani(fold) NFT-Gated Merch Bridge
30. Crypto finds a way - Jurassic Park thread by Fomosaurus

[JOB]: BlackPool is hiring :


1. Ukraine cryptocurrency donations (wen airdrop?)

The address is legit and had more than $36M in it a few days ago and now more than 1 674 ETH ($4,5M)

Rekt already on the Russian and Ukraine Propaganda.

Airdrop now?

No airdrop.


2. WGMI Interface team stop the project

" we have made the difficult decision to put a stop to the Interfaces collection"

3. FTX Gaming Strategy by Amy Wu

Amy Wu discusses FTX's new gaming strategy on the latest Blockwork podcast.


4. A dating app for Web3 users

The first NFT / Web3 dating app is here! Yeah...when WAGMI has another meaning.


5. Pixelm'OH MY GOD!

Pixelmon is finally revealed and the price of 3eth / Mint was maybe not worth it.  


6. Adidas and Gucci collaboration

Adidas and Gucci are collaborating on a new collection. What do you think of it?

Some pictures:


7. Don't feed the Bears with Copium Wars

Copium Wars is disclosing its minting system in this new mirror post.


8. Steam is banning NFTs

"The concepts of digital ownership and shared universes are fine by themselves, he said, but he thinks that the bad actors in the NFT community outweigh any of the potential positives."

9. The first batch of tickets and applications for ETHCC are open

The must-go French event, ETHCC, is putting some tickets for sale. You can also volunteer to speak or to help!  


10. How to create a sustainable game economy by Derek Lau

"The fact that blockchain opens the door to profitable gameplay is, without a doubt, an attractive prospect. But it also tends to attract opportunists and profiteers instead of a passionate and loyal fanbase."

11. Sky Mavis Creators is delayed

Sky Mavis Creators is pushed back for later to optimise the launch.  


12. Axie Infinity Marketplace raised its fees

Jiho thread on the discussions and feedback around the raise of the Axie Marketplace fee.  


13. What's real about Crypto Gaming with Ryan Wyatt

Ryan Wyatt, former Head of Gaming at Youtube speaks about Crypto Gaming with Bankless.


14. The Everai is starting its minting phase

The Ark is departing soon, frens, be ready for it.


15. A closer look at Tencent, by Khee Hoon Chan

"In China, Tencent is everywhere. It’s behind the nation’s most popular messaging app, WeChat, with over 1.2 billion monthly active users. It’s the behemoth that created QQ.com, one of the country’s largest web portals and the world’s fourth most visited website. And with Tencent Music, it also owns the majority of China’s music services, with 841 million active users."

16. BlackPool & Team FR gang up on Gods Unchained

Look, mom, I'm on TV!


17. How to make it as an influencer: NFT Edition by Zachxbt

A must-read thread as always by Zachxbt


18. Kathleen Osgood comes in as Director of Business Development for Axie Infinity

Kathleen Osgood is sharing her thoughts behind her move from Jump to Sky Mavis.  


19. A tokenized Shopify with Torii by Gravel

Gravel is revealing itself with its first app, Torii, which enables Shopify merchants to provide NFT gated access to their store.  


20. Epic Games has acquired Bandcamp

Epic Games studio just bought the online music store Bandcamp.


21. Will Robinson's Web3 Game Thesis

Will Robinson's Web3 Game Thesis is interesting. What do you think?


22. FTX x YGG India

FTX is everywhere, as always.


23. Consensys's Shareholder Lawsuit

Consensys seems to be in trouble theses days.


24. Aiko's thoughts on Game Design for Web3  

Web3 Games will not outperform traditional ones, but we can learn from them.  


25. Randi Zuckerberg's WAGMI song

Help, I'm now blind and deaf and feel blood dripping from my ears.  


26. CD Projekt Red is halting its sale in Russia

CDPR Russia sales accounted for almost 10% of their last year sales. A big move for the game studio.


27. Why Gamers hate NFTs, with Justin Kan

The co-founder of Twitch and Fractal gives another masterclass with Bankless.


28. OpenSea and Consensys Blocking

Metamask is blocked in Venezuela and Opensea is blocking and ejecting a certain nationality from its platform. Decentralised but still under American law. (lel)


29. Mani(fold) NFT-Gated Merch Bridge

Manifold is partnering with Shopify to make merchs available for holders of NFTs.


30. Crypto finds a way - Jurassic Park thread by Fomosaurus

Fomosaurus is back with another great thread to discover new Web3 project.


That's all Folks! Have a great week!

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