Upshot Update: EthCC Hackathon Winners and JPEG Summer

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Upshot Update 👋

In this newsletter we’ll round-up the latest news, updates and insights from the team, and take a look at all the exciting developments happening across the NFT space.

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🌟 What’s New

EthCC Hackathon Recap 🇫🇷

We were excited to recently announce the winners of the Upshot-sponsored prizes from the ETH CC Hackathon 2021 in 🇫🇷 Paris. A huge thanks to everyone who submitted projects and built innovative apps on Upshot infrastructure!

Meet the winners 🎉



+ Read Upshot co-founder Nick Emmon’s thoughts on the NFT boom in The Street


🖼 NFT Round-Up

Welcome to JPEG Summer 🔥

+ Fractional, a protocol where NFT owners can mint tokenized fractional ownership of their NFTs, goes live!

+ Kevin Rose discusses JPEG Summer with DCinvestor on the Modern Finance podcast

+ Christie’s plans to auction a lot of Bored Apes, CryptoPunks, and Meebits in September

+ Axie Infinity sales cross $1 billion

+ 30-day volume on OpenSea tops $1 billion


Top NFT Sales (Last 7 Days)* 💎

1. Chromie Squiggle #3784 | 750 ETH ($2.44M)

2. Peg 103 | 420 ETH ($1.37M)

3. Bored Ape Yacht Club #3749 | 400 ETH ($1.3M)


Top NFT Collections (Last 7 Days)* 📈 

1. Axie Infinity | Vol: $216M (-2%) | Sales: 448k (+13%)

2. Art Blocks | Vol: $50M (+64%) | Sales: 6,236 (+8%)

3. Pudgy Penguins | Vol: $42M (+98%) | Sales: 4,847 (-55%)

* Data from DappRadar

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We are a team of crypto-natives with deep experience working on some of the leading projects in the space – backed by the foremost funds and angels in crypto. At Upshot, we are committed to finding top talent looking to make an impact at the forefront of this burgeoning space.

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