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The Lunacian 1334 implied HN points 05 Jan 24
  1. The new $PIXEL token will be the premium in-game currency for Pixels.
  2. Players can expect features like guilds, pet mints, and quality of life enhancements with $PIXEL.
  3. Participating in the Play-to-Airdrop 2.0 campaign can earn players a chance to receive $PIXEL tokens.
The Fintech Blueprint 864 implied HN points 07 Feb 24
  1. Farcaster aims to blend social media with Web3 capabilities to create a more engaging platform.
  2. When shifting platforms, it's important to innovate without compromising the core user experience.
  3. Decentralized social media platforms like Steemit, EOS Voice, and BitClout have struggled due to prioritizing financial features over user engagement.
The Lunacian 598 implied HN points 02 Mar 24
  1. Guilds are being introduced to Axie Classic, creating a sense of community and allowing players to support each other, share tips, and celebrate successes.
  2. The Guild Update includes features like the Guild Axie Vault for sharing Axies and learning new strategies, as well as a Guild Treasury for sharing rewards and making the game more rewarding.
  3. The game is focusing on attracting web3 and Ronin gamers, establishing guilds to cater to different player types and implementing balancing efforts to enhance gameplay experiences.
The Lunacian 368 implied HN points 20 Feb 24
  1. Axie Champions is a Match3 Puzzle game where you can play with your own axies and earn rewards. The game resembles Axie and involves strategy in team building for success.
  2. To play Axie Champions, download the game on Android, connect your Ronin Wallet, and start playing with your own axies. Earn off-chain CUBE rewards that can be exchanged for AXS.
  3. In Axie Champions, utilizing Affinity Advantages and proper team building is crucial. Understanding different Axie classes and their relationships enhances gameplay and victory chances.
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Ronin’s Newsletter 98 implied HN points 13 Mar 24
  1. Kaidro is offering FREE Journal NFTs on Ronin for early supporters, granting exclusive benefits and access to upcoming releases.
  2. Minting a Kaidro Journal NFT is free and limited to one per Ronin Wallet, with the reveal happening around 24 hours after minting.
  3. Early involvement in the Kaidro NFT mint could lead to various community ambassador opportunities and rewards as the Kaidro universe evolves.
The Superteam Blog 137 implied HN points 04 Feb 24
  1. The newsletter celebrates Superteam members' achievements like projects hitting milestones and generating revenue.
  2. Community members contributed to ecosystem through code and content in areas like developer tooling and content creation.
  3. Updates on projects shipped in January include Proto App, Saganize SDK, and Little Unusual, highlighting key milestones and activities.
Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality 99 implied HN points 24 Feb 24
  1. Questioning beliefs in web3 technologies is valid, especially in the context of Chris Dixon's book 'Read, Write, Own'.
  2. Advocating for ownership and control of personal data on the internet, believing in the importance of owning digital tracks and controlling access to them.
  3. Suggesting that for credibility in promoting web3 technologies, there is a need for substantial investment in software infrastructure and genuine use cases rather than hyperbolic promotion.
Ronin’s Newsletter 73 implied HN points 07 Mar 24
  1. Apeiron's $APRS token is launching on Ronin, allowing users to purchase through partners at Impossible Finance between March 12th and 15th for $0.11 USDC per token.
  2. The $APRS token will have vesting and unlock requirements to ensure a sustainable ecosystem, holding investor token allocations in escrow until they vest.
  3. There will be community rounds for Apeiron NFT holders and the Ronin community to purchase $APRS, with key dates including a wRON staking period, APRS purchase period, and APRS claim period.
The Future, Now and Then 79 implied HN points 26 Feb 24
  1. Chris Dixon's book 'Read Write Own' discusses the impact of blockchain technology, but fails to address the potential downsides of Web3 projects and the financial risks involved.
  2. Dixon's vision for Web3 revolves around tokenomics and a future where everyone is an owner and investor, which can lead to increased financial precarity and reliance on speculative investments.
  3. The book highlights Dixon's overconfidence in blockchain technology, lack of detailed understanding of technical aspects, and his past involvement in hyped NFT and play-to-earn ventures, casting doubt on his ability to provide a realistic and innovative vision for the future of the internet.
The Superteam Blog 117 implied HN points 10 Jan 24
  1. NFTs have evolved into compressed NFTs (cNFTs) on Solana, enabling cheaper enterprise activities and efficient organization.
  2. cNFTs on Solana allow for easy scaling of content creation, with the ability to mint up to 1 million NFTs cost-effectively.
  3. cNFT tooling platforms like TipLink and Underdog Protocol are simplifying the frictionless minting and distribution of compressed NFTs within the Solana ecosystem. Research 78 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. Azuki is producing an anime anthology series with notable NFT sales growth.
  2. New NFT projects like Boomer Squad and Legends of Tanks are introducing exciting collectibles and in-game utility items.
  3. Major developments include OpenSea simplifying wallet creation, Visa's Web3 Loyalty Engagement Solution, and Axie Infinity capping its reward token supply.
Ronin’s Newsletter 73 implied HN points 30 Dec 23
  1. Ronin blockchain has experienced significant growth in daily active users, market capitalization, and total value locked throughout 2023.
  2. The upgrade to Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) strengthened Ronin's security and decentralized the network, paving the way for more infrastructure development.
  3. Ronin introduced innovative features like Mavis Market for NFT creators, Ronin Name Service (RNS) for gamertags, and the Ronin Wallet with over 1.2 million new addresses in the past year.
Li's Newsletter 60 implied HN points 14 Nov 23
  1. Crypto has evolved through Proof of Work, ICOs, and Airdrops for token distribution, each with lessons on network growth.
  2. The concept of Progressive Ownership suggests using revenue sharing and allowing users to opt into ownership for sustainable growth.
  3. Building products that meet user needs, using revenue sharing, and transitioning loyal users to economic ownership are key steps in implementing Progressive Ownership.
Platform Papers 79 implied HN points 14 Jun 23
  1. Decentralized platforms operate without traditional managers by relying on decentralized algorithmic, social, and goal coordination mechanisms.
  2. Web3, as a new internet interaction model, allows users to own and exchange data without relying on central corporations.
  3. Decentralized platforms, like cryptocurrencies and DAOs, introduce a new class of digital economy competitors that require attention from industry, academia, and regulators.
Life in Color 78 implied HN points 24 Apr 23
  1. The Internet has evolved from a consumer-centric experience to one where everyone can be a creator in the Creator Economy.
  2. Emerging technologies like Web3 and AI empower creators by enabling better monetization, lowering production costs, and fostering niche communities.
  3. Creators can now run 1-Person companies with access to tools that reduce their dependency on platforms and firms, leading to a world of distributed power and infinite niches.
web3 devx 2 HN points 05 May 24
  1. Developer Experience (DevX) is crucial in web3 as it drives transaction volume, TVL, and revenue.
  2. Great DevX involves creating a North Star Metric, focusing on Developer Moments of Truth (DMOT), and structuring documentation around key use cases.
  3. To improve DevX, companies should over-engineer solutions for the unhappy path, leverage the community through grants, airdrops, and bug bounty programs.
Ronin’s Newsletter 12 implied HN points 07 Feb 24
  1. Fight League franchise is coming to Ronin with the launch of 'Fight League Survivor' game in Q1 2024.
  2. GMonsters, supported by MIXI, aims to pioneer Web3 entertainment through games, anime, comics, and physical merchandise.
  3. The closed beta of 'Fight League Survivor' will feature gameplay where players defend their avatar against monsters and bosses for 15-minute rounds.
Crypto Good 9 implied HN points 25 Feb 24
  1. Grant Orb is an AI grant writer that can create winning grant proposals in minutes with just a brief project outline, saving up to 95% of your time.
  2. AI is transforming the nonprofit sector by making grant writing more efficient and accessible to organizations of all sizes.
  3. Generative AI technology like Grant Orb can quickly and intelligently create compelling grant proposals, allowing organizations to focus more on their mission and fundraising goals.