Yuga Blocks OpenSea 🙊 – by William M. Peaster

Metaversal is a Bankless newsletter for weekly level-ups on NFTs, virtual worlds, and more!

Dear Bankless Nation,

Yuga Labs, creators of the Bored Ape universe, just sent a shot across the bow of the NFT space. 

Well, mainly across the bow of OpenSea

With no love lost for OpenSea’s royalty-optional approach, Yuga just blocked its new Legends of the Mara collection from trading on Blur, LooksRare, Sudoswap V1, and yes, Opensea

Blur and the others are used to being blocked by collections at this point, thanks to the now-sunset Operator Filter, but it’s the most high-profile stiff arm yet for OpenSea in this regard. 

Will the move lead to wider change? There’s no telling at this point, but in the very least, Yuga’s made a rallying cry that will resonate with many NFT creatives: support NFT royalties, or lose our support

We’ll have to wait and see what happens next. In the meantime, it’s that time again, let’s get you caught up on the past week in NFTs. Have a great weekend everyone, and as always thanks for reading! ✌️


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  • Gami introduced Sketchbook, a platform for minting sketches.

  • LNRZ unveiled Multichain, an EP drop across Base, Optimism, and Zora Network.

  • Sound introduced Tiers, a way to release Limited Editions and Forever Editions in one drop. 

Presented by JPG and featured in the exhibition “Generative Art Beyond the Algorithm” curated by Outland’s editor-in-chief Brian Droitcour, Jonathan Chomko’s “Natural Static” is a fine art generative NFT series that transforms videos of natural motion into pixel-based water simulations, creating a dance between the physical and the digital. The animated pieces are 0.1 ETH each, and the mint closes on Monday, October 2nd if you’re interested! 

1. Aztec on Dappicom 👾

2. Holograph on Holograph XP ⏭️

3. John Palmer on Party Protocol 🎉

Daily Jam is a new onchain drawing experiment, reminiscent of BasePaint, that just launched this week. It’s still on testnet, and its first users were let in via Party, so you may not be able to try immediately. Even still, the project looks really fun and is another one to watch going forward, so keep an eye on it and consider hopping in once/where you can! 

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William M. Peaster is the creator of Metaversal — a Bankless newsletter focused on the emergence of NFTs in the cryptoeconomy. He’s also a senior writer for the main Bankless newsletter.

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