Infinity Weekly: New NFT Project Partnership Initiative

Welcome to Issue #44 of Infinity Weekly for our INFINISWAPPERS community. If this newsletter was forwarded to you, sign up here.

Infinity Weekly: New NFT Project Partnership Initiative
Issue 44

Welcome to Issue #44 of Infinity Weekly for our INFINISWAPPERS community. If this newsletter was forwarded to you, sign up here.

What's in Today's Email?

  • IC Ecosystem News
  • This Week in our Blog
  • NFT Market Bytes
  • Around the Web
  • Tweet of the Week
  • Video of the Week
  • Meme Time
  • A Matter of Opinion

IC Ecosystem News

Positive Press: MarketWatch featured an article about DSCVR as it makes history by becoming the "first Web3 social platform to integrate Bitcoin for both airdrops and tipping". Don't forget to actively engage on DSCVR for your own chance to win 100k sats of Bitcoin during DSCVR's promotional campaign.

Web3 Social Platform DSCVR Launches Bitcoin Airdrops and Tipping
Web3 Social Platform DSCVR Launches Bitcoin Airdrops and Tipping Mar 02, 2023 (PRNewswire via COMTEX) --PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2023 Launches…

Talking Tokenomics: Curious about $ICP tokenomics and how it works? DFINITY hosted a Twitter Space on Thursday with Kyle Langham and Björn Aßmann. Check out the link below to listen to the recording!

What's Hot: Huobi Research, a crypto-focused think tank affiliated with Huobi Global (a major crypto trading platform), hosted a call with DFINITY's Asia GM, covering what's hot in the Internet Computer ecosystem. You can watch the video below if you missed the live event:

This Week In Our Blog

Interested in using the Internet Computer to start blogging? Check out our comprehensive guide to using Nuance, a decentralized platform for long-form content. Their new Premium publications option is perfect for businesses.

A Guide to Using Web3 Blogging: Nuance for Businesses
Nuance is built on the Internet Computer Blockchain, and it’s all about giving power back to the people. Community governance and ownership are key, which means minimal platform risk and maximum control for our community.

Still unsure of your crypto investment strategy? Our introduction article on digital assets covers everything from what cryptocurrency is, how it works, risks and potential rewards, and more to get you started.

The Potential Benefits of Investing in Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency: An Introduction to Digital Assets
In this article, we will discuss the advantages of investing in Bitcoin & cryptocurrency and provide an introduction to the world of digital assets.

Stoll takes us on an exciting behind-the-scenes look at Inside Dark Studios' upcoming story-driven game. As InfinitySwap partners, they'll be rewarding the #INFINISWAPPERS community via our tiered-level NFT support initiative through a drop for InfinitySwap Canister NFT holders in the future!

Inside Dark Studio: Exciting Announcement for InfinitySwap Canister Holders
With a commitment to community collaboration and innovative gameplay experiences on the Internet Computer, Inside Dark Studio, and InfinitySwap are poised to become leaders in the decentralized gaming and DeFi industries.

It's been another busy month here at InfinitySwap! Let's get you caught up on everything we've been working on. From partnerships to community-first initiatives, and of course our journey building world's first Bitcoin-enabled EVM!

Status Update: February 2023
We will give you a run down at the end of each month about what we have achieved to help us document our progress and give you, the community, more transparency about what we have accomplished.

You may have been seeing mentions of the ICP Community Conference on social media. @IsaacValalez55 explains what it is and why you should consider attending in this special guest post.

ICP Community Conference in Miami with Blockchain Boy & Joshua Jake - Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!
A 2-day annual event that showcases, inspires, & connects the Internet Computer ecosystem. Happening May 16th-17th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Miami, Florida. Early bird tickets on sale now!

InfinitySwap Canisters are the gifts that keep giving! The NFTs, which were airdropped to Bitfinity Wallet users, continue to be a way for us at InfinitySwap to show appreciation for our community. Read more about our partnership with IC Pepe World, and details on the surprise in store for top Infinity Canister holders!

ICPepe World Drop to Top Infinity Canister Holders
We are excited to partner with ICPepe, a popular project whose first collection sold out quickly on Yumi Marketplace to drop a collection to canister holders

Get ready for something revolutionary! Here are the details on the world's first Bitcoin-enabled EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine), brought to you by none other than Infinity Swap.

The Evolution of the Ethereum Virtual Machine
Get ready, because the next stop on InfinitySwap’s innovative and ambitious roadmap promises to change everything you know about DeFi! We’re developing the world’s very first Bitcoin-enabled Ethereum Virtual Machine Canister (EVMC) on the Internet Computer blockchain.

NFT Market Bytes

Clown Skateboards launched this week, marking the first collaborative artwork approved by the Flower Power DAO. The collection combines Ludo’s artistic trademarks, such as flowers and butterflies, with Clown Skateboard’s infamous Banksy-created logo as well as a color palette with deep meaning for the team. Not surprisingly, the 2,000 NFT collection sold out rapidly and has already achieved over 10k ICP in volume on the secondary market. You can shop for Clown Skateboard NFTs using both as well as Entrepot, and the team announced that the NFTs would also eventually be available on Yumi.

· School is in session for anime fans as Shinjuku High’s Freshmen collection has launched on Yumi. The collection is selling consistently, with more than two-thirds sold at the time of writing. The sale launched on Wednesday, and the NFTs became available for the reveal on Friday. The team is committed to these NFTs being dynamic digital collectibles that change over time. The project is also working on bringing the first of their characters – Val – to life in the IC1101 metaverse.

· The Grounded collection has launched on Entrepot. While a week of unexpected marketplace delays landed the launch on the same days as the first non-practice SNS launch, the collection is still performing well. More than one-third of the NFTs were sold during the first 24 hours. The collection once again pairs photographer Oliver Savage with the model and dancer Wing from two of his previous collections on the IC. It’s nice to see the community coming out to support one of the first artists on the Internet Computer. Oli’s first collection, Wing, was one of the first five NFT collections on the IC and the first photography collection.

Around the Web

🌐 Metaverse OG: Neal Stephenson, a writer who originally coined the word "metaverse" in his 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash, is working on a new L1. The Lamina1 blockchain's mission is to build an "open metaverse", which is first and foremost interoperable.

Untethered: Tether, the company behind $USDT (one of the most widely used stablecoin), has been the subject of speculation almost from Day One. Some CT users like BitFinexed have been calling out the secretive company for their lack of transparency for years. It seems Tether's shady practices are finally coming to light; The WSJ published an extensive report this Friday about how Tether used fake documents to open bank accounts.

BritBan: UK banks have become increasingly strict about their policies on crypto since the FTX collapse last November. Two of the biggest banks in the UK, Nationwide and HSBC, have begun to apply daily limits for crypto buyers, and in some cases restrict credit card purchases of cryptocurrency.

Shanghai Waiting Room: Ethereum's Shanghai upgrade is being pushed back to April, according to Ethereum core developers on a call this Thursday. The upgrade has been the focus of narrative traders in recent months and it will allow the withdrawal of staked $ETH. Currently, 14.5% of all circulating supply is being staked.

Tweet of the Week

The first of many planned value adds to Canister holders via drops. This drop is to the top 800 holders of canisters and InfinitySwap will drop more in upcoming campaigns to new community members.

Video of the Week

Here, Andrei Bedene outlines some of the positive things leading voices in the crypto space have said about ICP.

Meme of the Week

A Matter of Opinion: Stoll, Inside Dark Studios CEO

Here, Stoll outlines the further collaboration between Inside Dark Studios, one of the most promising GameFi projects on the IC, and InfinitySwap. Inside Dark Studios are a platinum-level NFT partner, and we will be unveiling the new InfinitySwap NFT Partnership initiative later this week.

Inside Dark Studio is a game development studio that values collaboration with the community. Working towards building a metaverse where different universes and dimensions mix into one reality of madness, the studio relies heavily on community support.

InfinitySwap, a significant partner of the studio, has been instrumental in providing marketing support and partnering with projects outside of the studio. Daniel James, the Head of Marketing at InfinitySwap, has particularly played a critical role in the collaboration. Both Inside Dark Studio and InfinitySwap are developing on the Internet Computer, a decentralized blockchain platform.

The PurpleHead Infinite Soldier Skin:

Inspired by the popular Redhead soldiers, the PurpleHead soldier skin will be accessible to holders of Infinity Canisters and Genesis. The skin will come in two versions: the "Elite" version, inspired by the Golden Redhead, and the regular version, inspired by the Regular Redhead. The addition of this new soldier skin is just one of the ways in which Inside Dark Studio is working to create an immersive gaming experience for players. This drop will be to ALL Canister holders in April.

With a commitment to community collaboration and innovative gameplay experiences on the Internet Computer, Inside Dark Studio, and InfinitySwap are poised to become leaders in the decentralized gaming and DeFi industries.

Head of Marketing, Daniel (ICPfan8)

After being approached by countless NFT projects asking for marketing support, it became apparent that we have a valuable platform that NFT projects are looking to leverage for exposure to the wider community.

While some projects want to do basic giveaways or for us to run more sophisticated campaigns via Genki (bronze tier) other projects require more consistent support via our extensive range of channels, including videos, social media, articles, newsletters, interviews, AMAs, and so on.

InfinitySwap has some of the most outreach on $ICP and according to Lunarcrush the most engagement of ANY ICP account in the last 3 months. This is just on Twitter, but with over 7000 blog newsletter subscribers and tens of thousands of followers on other platforms, it is easy to see why NFT projects recognize the need to partner with us.

We will be sharing an article next week outlining the new partner initiative which aims to add value to Canister holders, help promote good NFT projects in the ecosystem and help projects to grow via our infrastructure including the Bitfinity Wallet and soon-to-be-released EVM.

This week, we already announced a partnership with Inside Dark Studios and Pepe Frog which are both dropping to Canister holders. We are very excited about working with the community and adding value to INFINISWAPPERS with an increasing number of projects in the foreseeable future.

Have a great Sunday and week ahead!

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