Dat Gas

Gas prices on Ethereum haven’t been this low since the start of 2020 before Aave was launched. And the amount of Eth in smart contracts is at around the same level as during The DAO event, roughly 23%. Will this be the start of another summer of building evolution on Ethereum? Or perhaps DeFi Summer 2.0 might be on Polygon?

And be very careful about opening files, lots of scams are emerging that hijack your MetaMask installation.

Crypto News

  • Cardano: Testnet Alonzo has successfully started running smart contracts. The big question will be once the move onto mainnet happens, will we see existing DeFi infrastructure and builders embracing ADA?
  • Bitcoin: More 401k providers look to be interested in making BTC available, meaning access to cryptocurrency in American’s retirement funds. Bullish!
  • Thailand: Watch out for your doggy coins if you’re living in Thailand, it appears the government is attempting to make meme tokens illegal.
  • Africa: Will African nations follow South American countries’ lead? Tanzania appears to be considering making BTC legal tender also. Big opportunity for further adoption here.

DeFi News

NFT Spotlight

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NFT News

  • Shirtum: With all the football fever coming this summer due to the Euros competition, it seems like a good idea to look at some soccer NFT projects. Here is our overview of SHI token.
  • Rune Farm: An NFT farming protocol on Binance Smart Chain, the idea is you farm a different Rune token every week and it can then evolve your character NFT for blockchain gaming. Just launched their first pets, looks promising!
  • PolkaWar: Upcoming IDO for PWAR token scheduled for June 28th via DaoStarter, RealPolkaBridge, and Yellowroad. Polkawar is a cross-chain decentralized NFT-based fighting game and marketplace. Exciting!