Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL.
Don’t get us wrong — the more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings.
Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you as we pull together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.
Empowerment Masterpiece #2
What: 1/1 auction
When: June 26 at 10 a.m. ET
Why: Barcelona Football Club and World of Women have joined forces yet again on the next installment of the Masterpiece NFT series. This second release features a 1/1 that pays homage to a pivotal moment in the club’s history and an extraordinary athlete, Alexia Putellas, who has had a transformative impact on the game.
What: 20,000 PFPs
When: June 27, time TBA
Where: TBA via Azuki Twitter
Why: Azuki Elementals is the highly-anticipated sister collection to the original cast of 10,000 Azuki NFTs, first launched in January 2022. The project features four different “domains” and rarity tiers, with all Azkui and Beanz holders receiving presale access at 9 a.m. PT on June 27 prior to public release.
The Working Dead
Who: The Working Dead
What: 10,000 PFP NFTs
When: June 29 at 8:30 a.m. ET (public sale)
Why: The Working Dead is the inaugural collection of an in-development cross-chain Web3 learning platform seeking to empower the creators of tomorrow. Originally released on June 15, the project is now entering a new phase of minting as a featured “notable collection” on OpenSea.
Mask Obscura Act III
Who: Jenni Pasanen
When: June 29 at 1 p.m. ET
Why: Over the past two years, multidisciplinary artist Jenni Pasanen has slowly unveiled a series of 24 unique pieces split into four categories: Season, Element, Day, and Time. The first 16 pieces, the Mask Obscuras and the four Hosts of Mask Obscura, have been collected, and now the final four pieces in the Mask Obscura Series: Apocalypse have been unveiled to conclude the project.
What: Limited edition physical x digital
When: June 29 at 3 p.m. ET (public sale)
Why: Puma and Gutter Cat Gang have teamed up for an all-star shoe collaboration with basketball star LaMelo Ball. The project features a limited edition digital collectible that will evolve over time from an otherworldly artifact to an exclusive and unreleased sneaker available for redemption sometime during the Summer of 2023.
What: 10,000 PFP NFTs
When: July 1 at 2 p.m. ET
Why: Ether is an upcoming anime-themed PFP project that has become a major point of interest for many in the NFT space. Somewhat adjacent to the wildly popular Azuki project, Ether was conceived by members of SpiritDAO. It’s billed as a multifaceted project that seeks to combine fashion, innovation, and storytelling.