In this week’s newsletter, read about GameStop’s nonfungible token (NFT) platform partnership with game company Illuvium, and check out how NFTs can store digital assets, and how blue-chip NFT collaterals are being used in NFT lending. In other news, Nike’s NFTs are coming to EA Sports games, and don’t forget this week’s Nifty News, featuring upcoming blockchain games from Epic Games.
GameStop NFT back in the spotlight after partnership with Illuvium
GameStop has partnered with Web3 gaming project Illuvium to launch an NFT collection called Illuvitars. The drop will feature GameStop-branded Illuvitars that can be traded on Illuvium’s decentralized exchange.
Holders of the NFTs will also get early access to Illuvium’s collector games, Illuvium Overworld and Illuvium Arena. The collection will be available on June 12 and will include 20,000 NFTs.
Here’s how developers aim to store crypto inside NFTs
In a Cointelegraph interview, Future Primitive’s Jayden Windle and Benny Giang spoke about ERC-6551 and how it allows NFTs to function as wallets. According to the duo, NFTs can now own any on-chain assets through the new token standard.
The developers explained that the new feature could be applied to various industry sectors, from an inventory system in blockchain gaming to storing decentralized autonomous organization member histories.
Blue chip collaterals help stabilize NFT lending: Paraspace
A report by Paraspace and BitKeep recently revealed that NFT borrowing and lending had reached over $430 million, with more than 43,000 borrowers participating. Popular NFT collections like Wrapped CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club were some of the top sources of collateral for the loans.
The introduction of a digital collectible lending protocol by NFT marketplace Blur also contributed to the growth. The platform recorded over $16 million in loans within a day of its launch, led by Taiwanese celebrity Machi Big Brother. However, the surge in total NFT…