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NFT Innovation Digest #36

Beeple's Twitter account hacked / Hotels selling rooms through NFTs / OpenSea launched Seaport
NFT Innovation Digest #36

Cover: Steampunk Adventure Picnic by Lawrence Lee

Most innovative (author's pick)

Image: Mirror

Mirror launched the Writing NFTs feature, allowing creators to mint their writing as NFTs and set a custom supply and price for it. Collectors can support the writers by acquiring the Writing NFTs.


  • The feature will be completely free for writers to create, and the collection happens on an Ethereum L2, making transactions inexpensive and fast;
  • The platform will also feature a leaderboard ranking the most popular entries based on the amount of ETH raised and the number of collectors, exposing writers to a wider audience.

Most discussed

Image: Rodin Eckenroth

Actor Seth Green's Bored Ape was stolen a few weeks before the launch of his new show featuring the Ape. Earlier this month Seth Green lost several NFTs in a phishing attack.


  • After losing the NFT, Seth also lost the commercial rights to use it on his show, since Bored Ape's IP license grants commercial IP ownership to the current holder of each token.

Image: Beeple

Digital artist Beeple had his Twitter account hacked as part of a phishing scam. Beeple's account tweeted a phishing scam link to a raffle of a Louis Vuitton NFT collaboration that would drain funds from users' wallets if clicked.


  • The phishing links were up on Beeple's Twitter for five hours and on-chain analysis suggests the phishing attack scored them 36 ETH (around $73,000 at the time).

Mainstream adoption

Image: Pinktada

Dominican Republic resort Casa de Campo signed a deal with the startup Pinktada to convert room nights for sale into NFTs, that can be bought or sold by hotel guests. The partnership aims to avoid an excess of inventory when guests cancel at the last minute.


  • Hotel guests can reserve rooms by buying NFTs through Pinktada at a discount on what the hotel would charge for a refundable reservation;
  • “You give hotel owners certainty of income, but give travelers the flexibility if their plans change to sell or swap tokens,” said Pinktada’s co-founder Mark Gordon.

Image: OneOf

eBay partnered with Tezos-powered platform OneOf to launch its sports NFT collection. The collection will involve digital collectibles of popular athletes, such as Wayne Gretzky, a Canadian ice hockey player. The company plans to release more NFT collections of high-profile athletes throughout 2022.


  • Each athlete will have four tiers of NFTs: green, gold, platinum, and diamond. The green tier will offer the cheapest NFTs starting at $10;
  • eBay has supported NFTs since May of 2021, but this is the first time the company is releasing NFTs.

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New products and ideas

Image: Seaport

OpenSea launched Seaport, an NFT marketplace protocol with a range of new features. Users will be able to trade NFTs using a combination of fungible and non-fungible assets natively on OpenSea.


  • Seaport will also enable users to bid on specific traits from a collection;
  • OpenSea does not control the protocol, positioning it as a shared and open resource for developers.

Image: GameStop Wallet

GameStop launched a self-custodial Ethereum wallet. The wallet will enable gamers to send and receive in-game assets and interact with NFT and DeFi dapps.


  • GameStop also plans to launch its NFT marketplace on Immutable X by the end of July;
  • The beta version of the wallet is available for download from Gamestop's website.

Image: NFL Rivals

NFL partnered with Mythical Games to launch the NFT-based game NFL Rivals. The game will feature all the 32 teams and all league players as tradeable NFTs. Users will act like the NFL team's general managers.


  • The game will have play-to-earn elements, where players can earn fungible tokens and NFTs by winning matches or completing challenges;
  • NFL Rivals will offer a solo gameplay mode and an asynchronous player vs. player mode.

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New podcasts and shows

  • NFT Now: In this episode, the founder of Sound.xyz David Greenstein talks about the origins and the fast rise of the music NFT platform, the broken models prevalent in the current music industry, and how NFTs are empowering smaller artists;
  • Bankless: In this episode, Immutable's co-founders Robbie Ferguson and Alex Connolly announce the launch of the first cross-rollup liquidity solution, enabling games to have their own layer 2 instances with high transactions per second.

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  • 20th - 23rd June: NFT NYC is the leading annual NFT event, don't miss it!

NFT space in numbers

The values below are from 21st - 27th May. Source: DappRadar.

Top Marketplaces

Marketplace Blockchain Volume Traders
OpenSea ETH, POL $212.99M
LooksRare ETH $80.19M
Magic Eden SOL $58.38M
CryptoPunks ETH $5.15M
NBA Top Shot FLOW $3.21M

Top Sales

NFT Collection Price
Otherdeed for Otherside #90209 Otherdeed for Otherside $462.13k
235 ETH
Bored Ape Yacht Club #6775 Bored Ape Yacht Club $444.98k
225 ETH
Bored Ape Yacht Club #2664 Bored Ape Yacht Club $392.98k
199.99 ETH
CryptoPunk #3764 CryptoPunks $389.58k
190 ETH
Otherdeed for Otherside #5702 Otherdeed for Otherside $385.67k
199 ETH

Top Collections

Collection Volume Traders Sales
Terraforms* $43.91M
Otherdeed for Otherside $31.24M
Chimpers [NEW] $14.08M
Bored Ape Yacht Club $11.32M
Mutant Ape Yacht Club $8M
Moonbirds Oddities [NEW] $6.62M
CryptoPunks $4.96M
Bored Ape Chemistry Club $4.93M
Moonbirds $4.63M
Clone X $4.43M

*Most of the sales in the collection occurred on the LooksRare marketplace and may be the subject of wash trading.

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