Upshot Update: EthCC Paris and NFT Round-Up - UpshotHQ

Originally Published - July 19, 2021

ETHCC Hackathon
ETHCC Hackathon

Welcome to the fourth 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 what’s happening across the NFT space.

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🇫🇷 Upshot in Paris

Innovation in the crypto space is born out global events that bring the community together to interact, build, and exchange ideas. Join us for a week in Paris as we work to build the future of DeFi x NFTs together!

Fête DAO 🎉 presented by Uniswap and Upshot

Fête szn has arrived. Kick off ETH CC with Fête DAO — a night of talks, drinks, and music on the roof of the Tour Montparnasse in Paris. Featuring a panel discussion with Upshot founder Nick Emmons, Aave CEO Stani Kulechov, and Uniswap Head of Growth Ashleigh Schap. Followed by performances from Polo & Pan and Pat Lok.

📍 Tour Montparnasse, Paris

📅 Tuesday, July 20 @ 8PM

Build the Future of DeFi 🛠 at EthCC Hackathon 2021

Dive into DAO x DeFi x NFT summer with EthCC Hackathon 2021. We are excited to bring together irl and online developers, creatives, and experts to work on the future of finance in Paris! Join in-person to work with sponsors and mentors directly, or if you are participating online join the sponsor Discord channels for support.

📅 July 23–25

✍️ Register on Gitcoin


  • Upshot founder Nick Emmons will be speaking about the intersection of DeFi and NFTs at Bunchy Protocol’s NFT Financialization event on July 20 @ 5:30PM.

💡 Insights

Answering questions on Upshot is simple, addicting, and gas-free. In this short tutorial you’ll learn how to create an account on Upshot, bridge funds to Polygon, and get started appraising NFTs.

🖼 NFT Round-Up

What’s Happening ⚡️

  • NFT sales volume surged to $2.5 billion in the first half of the year, with volume on OpenSea setting a monthly record in June, according to Reuters. Check out the full report for more stats.
  • Andrew Steinwold had DC Investor on Zima Red to discuss NFT financialization and DAOs.
  • NFTX launched V2 of the protocol, aiming to bring NFTX closer to becoming the liquidity hub for the DeFi x NFT ecosystem.
  • Foundation now features the top 100 collectors on the platform.
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club held a Kennel Club dog show, giving 10,000 dogs to ape holders.

Top NFT Sales (Last 7 Days)* 💎

1. CryptoPunk #8870 | 200 ETH ($397k)

2. CryptoPunk #5002 | 205 ETH ($386k)

3. CryptoPunk #5690 | 57 ETH ($354k)

Top NFT Collections (Last 7 Days)* 🖼

1. Axie Infinity | Vol: $176.5M (+7%) | Sales: 315k (-4%)

2. Bored Ape Yacht Club | Vol: $19.4M (+284%) | Sales: 1,450 (+167%)

3. CryptoPunks | Vol: $13.8M (+6%) | Sales: 210 (+10%)

*Data from *DappRadar

👥 Come Work With Us

Upshot is hiring across multiple roles!

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.

Interested in working at Upshot? Check out our open positions 👥

Join the 🆙🏀 Community

Hop in the Upshot Discord to chat about all things NFTs with the team and fellow collectors! We’re building a collector-centric community and would love to have you be a part of it.

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