👋 Bye NFT Winter

Aavegotchi expansion, NFT boost with crypto, VeVe's Jedi 40th celebration.


This Week's Low-Down:

  • 🚀 Aavegotchi's Universe to Expand Following Recent Playtest

  • 💸 The Rise of NFTs Amid Bitcoin and Ethereum Uptick

  • 🎂 VeVe Marks Return of the Jedi's 40th with Digital Collectibles

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo Faces $1B Lawsuit for Promoting Binance NFTs (Bitcolumnist)

  • Bitcoin Ordinals Marketplace Debuts as the ‘World’s Fastest’ (NFT Plazas) Gamers Are Paying Big Bucks for Square Enix NFT Characters Like 'Egg' and 'Starvation' (Decrypt)

  • Aque Gaming NFT Marketplace Shuts Down Amid Challenging Landscape (NFT News Today)

  • Art, Apps, and Parties: DeLabs Latest Announcements (nft now)

  • Bored Ape Band Takes Over Roblox with ‘Kingship Islands’ (NFT Plazas)

  • Coinbase Announces Plans to Launch Bitcoin Cash and MATIC Perpetuals (Bitcolumnist)

  • BinaryX Presents AI Hero Chat Game with NFT Stamps (Bitcolumnist)

  • Every Game on Ethereum Scaler Immutable in the Epic Games Store (Decrypt)

  • Final Fantasy Publishers Square Enix Debut NFT Auction for New Web3 Game (nft now)

  • Casio Strikes Again with Forthcoming G-SHOCK NFTs (NFT Plazas)

  • Chimpzee Unleashed: Crypto Odyssey of Impact and Earnings (NFT News Today)

  • Finland Strives to Become Metaverse Frontrunner by 2035 (NFT Plazas)

  • Blast Protocol Faces Criticism From Investor Paradigm (nft now)

  • Blur Captures 80% of Total NFT Trading Volume (NFT Plazas)

Trending Collections on OpenSea:


Aavegotchi's Universe to Expand Following Recent Playtest

Pixelcraft Studios successfully rolled out its first public playtest for ‘Gotchi Guardians’, a new addition to the Aavegotchi ecosystem.

  • Gotchi Guardians introduced a unique blend of tower defense mechanics and free-to-play elements, available on both Windows and Mac platforms.

  • Aavegotchi’s universe has also expanded to include asset staking, land ownership, and blockchain gaming. Aavegotchis are the central characters.

  • Promising a comprehensive Aavegotchi gaming experience that includes DeFi and NFT elements, the game leverages the Gotchichain and Polygon PoS chains.

  • The Gotchi Guardians playtest, which came to an end yesterday, offered gamers a sneak peek and the chance to influence the game's development through feedback before its official launch.


The Rise of NFTs Amid Bitcoin and Ethereum Upticks

Recent trends indicate a potential end to the NFT winter, with significant price increases in collections like Pudgy Penguins, Mad Lads, and Milady Maker as Bitcoin and Ethereum surge.

Pudgy Penguins

  • Ethereum's Pudgy Penguins collection sees a 74% jump in USD floor price and a 394% increase in trading volume, reaching nearly $7.5 million in sales.

  • Pudgy Penguins extends its market reach with exclusive merchandise like the 'Influencer Box' available on Walmart.com, showcasing its growth beyond the digital space.

  • Solana-based NFT collections, including Mad Lads, experience significant upswings, with Mad Lads' floor price soaring and leading daily NFT sales.

  • Both Ethereum and Solana's NFT projects witness substantial growth, suggesting a broad recovery across the NFT market with notable spikes in floor prices and trading volumes.

    VeVe Marks Return of the Jedi's 40th with Digital Collectibles

    Digital collectibles platform VeVe announces the addition of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1 comics to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film.

  • The collection includes a mix of original and new variant covers by renowned artists like Bill Sienkiewicz, Diogo Saito, Nicoletta Baldari, and Brian Rood, each offering a unique artistic take on the classic Star Wars saga.

  • Starting December 15, fans can purchase these digital comics in a blind box format for $6.99 each on VeVe, with each variant coming with a free digital poster replica of the received comic cover.

  • Rarity levels, from the common Bill Sienkiewicz Original Main Cover to the secret rare Bill Sienkiewicz Variant, each showcase different aspects and characters of Return of the Jedi.

  • Fans can access these digital collectibles through the VeVe app available on the App Store, Google Play, or the VeVe Web App.

Today's edition was written by Leah Alger