In what comes as a surprise for those who believed NFT days of glory to have ended, Yuga Labs’ latest release took the market by an unprecedented storm. The creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club series came up with a Sewer Pass digital collection, giving holders access to the highly exciting game, Dookey Dash. Only hours after release, the collection raked in over $6 million by eager market participants. The highest tier of the sewer pass ticket is that which belongs to a holder of BAYP, thus tying into the wider ecosystem.
The tech giant, Google, is facing severe backlash after news that the renowned NFT influencer, Alex, faced an attack by a hacker link displayed on the Google Ads result. Alex claimed all his NFT and crypto-holdings associated with his wallet had been maliciously transferred to different accounts, and his total net worth had thus taken a considerable hit. The link also redirected Alex to a phishing platform which caused hackers to gain access to his Twitter account, after which similar links were tweeted to his followers.
One of the most renowned art museums in the world, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) recently got hold of its very first NFT. The token it acquired is the brainchild of artist and director Hershman Leeson, who has spent close to 50 years questioning the relationship human beings have with technology. The news comes as a breakthrough for many onlookers, especially amid speculations that non-fungible tokens were experiencing a slow death since early 2021, and would fade into irrelevance over time. It seems apparent that museums may be realizing the inherent potential NFTs bring to artwork.
NFTs to Watch
Sewer Pass NFT
The Sewer Pass collection is all the talk of the town right now with its trade volume presently exceeding the 6,400 ETH mark. Enthusiasts and Yuga Labs fans have been rushing Sewer Pass, which gives holders access to the skill-based Dookie-Dash game.
On the surface, Sewer Pass NFTs appear to be a simple access card to a fun game, but it actually ties into a broader narrative. Any user that scores higher than zero on the game would have their tale immortalized as a part of the wider narrative of the BAYP ecosystem. Those who hold a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT alongside a Sewer Pass would receive tier 1 privileges.
The Harvest by Per Kristian Stoveland NFT
Art_Blocks’ recent initiative that has been gathering significant traction across the non-fungible token domain is The Harvest by Per Kristian Stoveland.
This collection draws into the spectacular worlds of space exploration and science fiction, with incredible pieces of symbolic, yet abstract art. Each of the NFTs further ties into a well-established lore, involving a cosmic Caretaker, constellations, and chromatic beams. Within this incredible narrative, the “harvest” is a reference to the awakening of the Caretaker, who sends out minions across the dimensions of space. This NFT collection is a clear breath of fresh air in a world where low-effort collections are seeing pumping into the market on a daily basis.