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Introducing CryptoPuzzles – Physical puzzles as NFTs

Where digital collectables meet physical wrapped up in NFT puzzles.

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CryptoPuzzles is a new project in the Ethereum NFT-space with the goal of merging digital NFTs with physical jigsaw puzzles. The team is producing a limited collection of physical puzzles, each with a completely unique meme-design. Each puzzle is represented as a single unique NFT and can be claimed for delivery by the NFT owner.

The entire team has been in the crypto space since before the first mainstream bull run of 2016. Their lead blockchain developer worked at Iconomi which was one of the first and most successful ICOs at the time. The team’s lead designer has also been involved with designing NFT characters for other amazing projects.

“We looked at the NFT space and realized that there is a lack of projects where NFTs meet physical goods. We wanted to find a way to make use of the uniqueness that the blockchain NFT space offers and translate it to a fun physical product. Jigsaws seem like a perfect fit, since each of our NFTs hold not only a unique design but also unique puzzle pieces and cut outs.”

The team will produce a limited edition series of premium wooden physical puzzles, each represented by a NFT. Collectors will then be able to participate in the tradicional NFT trading aspect, as well as actually claiming and receiving the physical puzzle once they have the one they really want. The NFTs therefore include an experience of solving the puzzle and having this physical piece of art in their hands. 

The team took inspiration from Hashmasks and CryptoPunks, as they are successful examples of NFT collectibles. Much like them and other similar projects they structured the project around a main theme and came up with attributes that have a certain chance of appearing in each puzzle. 

“We wanted the puzzles to really capture the fun essence of the whole blockchain space and we think we managed this quite successfully. The theme of our first edition puzzles is ‘to the moon’ and  consists of memes and symbols from the current state of the crypto market.”

From ethereum satellites, to musk and pepe moons. The diversity of elements that can appear on each puzzle is quite large. A complete list of attributes and their rarity will be available on Medium and their website cryptopuzzles.co.

The initial sale will be conducted on OpenSea, where they will not reveal the design of the puzzle until the sale is finished. There will be 5000 puzzle boxes available and those unsold will be burned. 

This is just the first edition of cryptopuzzles as the team says new editions may be rolling out later this year. 

“If the first edition is adopted by the community, we plan to integrate another layer of gamification and add the ability for NFT holders to create their own designs through merging of different puzzles”. 

You can find and follow Cryptopuzzles on twitter https://twitter.com/Cryptopuzzlesco and check out their homepage https://cryptopuzzles.co/

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OpenSea and Kakao’s Klaytn collaborate to expand NFT across Asia

Klaytn, a Singapore-based public blockchain platform, and OpenSea, a non-fungible token (NFT) market, established a cooperation on Friday to support the Asian NFT ecosystem.

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  • In order to showcase Asian NFT initiatives to a worldwide audience, the alliance involves conference collaborations and ecosystem awards.
  • The largest NFT marketplace in the world supports four blockchains: Klaytn, Polygon, Solana, and Ethereum.
  • The blockchain subsidiary of South Korean internet behemoth Kakao, Ground X, founded the Klaytn Foundation.
  • On its central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot project, the Bank of Korea collaborates with Ground X.

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Shopify Expands Online Retailers’ NFT-Gated Options

Brands are able to increase the exclusivity of their shops thanks to the e-commerce platform.

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The future of e-commerce, according to Shopify, is in NFTs.

As a new option for brands wishing to make their stores more exclusive, the online retail behemoth, which enables small businesses to construct customized e-commerce shops, is providing NFT-gated storefronts, Shopify announced on Wednesday.

In the Shopify introduction video, which includes a skating woman who passes through a pastel portal and transforms into a Doodles NFT, a voiceover urges viewers to “invite their communities into a world that acknowledges and rewards devotion.”

The video explains that token holders can access special shopping opportunities by connecting a cryptocurrency wallet, including early access to drops and limited collections as well as one-of-a-kind experiences and other surprises.

Only individuals with existing NFT collections are able to apply for early access to Shopify’s “gm” shop, which is a gated merchandise store and a play on the Crypto Twitter acronym for “good morning.”

However, those that haven’t received approval yet can still integrate NFT token-gating apps like Shopthru or Single into their Shopify sites.

Shopify announced that it has already collaborated with the Adam Bomb Squad, Doodles, World of Women, Invisible Friends, Superplastic, Stapleverse, and Cool Cats NFT collections to develop token-gated shops as part of its token-gated business launch.

Shopify is introducing “IRL” token-gating in brick-and-mortar stores in addition to online token-gating, which restricts access to certain merchandise to authorized NFT holders exclusively.

Why is this important? The future of Web3 commerce will focus on exclusivity, for one thing. NFTs, which are distinctive blockchain tokens that denote ownership over an asset, are increasingly employed as membership cards, tickets to events, and “keys” to open benefits, despite the fact that they are frequently oversimplified as digital art or “jpgs.”

Additionally, this isn’t Shopify’s first venture into NFTs: The business has been involved with Web3 since last year, when it announced the launch of NFT sales on its platform. Brands can mine and sell NFTs on Shopify to clients using the Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, or Flow platforms.

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OpenSea, beware—Uniswap is pushing into NFTs

The NFT aggregation platform Genie is being purchased by Uniswap Labs, the organization that created the Ethereum-based decentralized exchange Uniswap.

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In a Bankless interview on Tuesday, Uniswap founder and CEO Hayden Adams said, “We’re attempting to transfer what we brought to the ERC-20 market to the NFT sector.”

You can buy NFTs—individual blockchain tokens that represent ownership—on a variety of different marketplaces, such as OpenSea, LooksRare, or Coinbase NFT. However, few allow consumers to buy many things at once, and none provide aggregation tools that let traders view listings on competing marketplaces.

According to Uniswap Labs on Twitter, “We see NFTs as another form of value in the burgeoning digital economy, and it’s a no-brainer for us to integrate them.”

The NFT aggregator Gem, which also enables customers to acquire numerous NFTs in a single transaction, was purchased by OpenSea just two months prior to the announcement of its acquisition by Genie. OpenSea intends to incorporate NFT aggregation functions into its primary platform, just like Uniswap.

A new tab dedicated to NFTs will be added to Uniswap’s main website later this year as part of the company’s push into NFTs, according to a statement from the company. Additionally, NFTs will be included in its developers’ APIs and widgets.

Uniswap Labs intends to airdrop an unspecified quantity of the stablecoin USDC to Genie’s early backers as a way to commemorate its acquisition. By April 15th, USDC will be given to everybody who had utilized the platform at least once or owned a Genie Genesis NFT. (The business had earlier tweeted that Genie Gem owners were eligible for the airdrop.)

Uniswap entered the NFT market for the first time in 2019 with Unisocks, an NFT that granted holders access to a real pair of socks.

The largest NFT market, OpenSea, has a floor price for Unisocks of 13 ETH (about $15,300) at the time of writing.

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