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While NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, remained fairly niche for several years now, they've grown in prominence over the past year or so, as tokens representing unique works of art, collectibles, and virtual game items have become more popular.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:17:17 +0000
Nouns DAO Twitter Hacked: Brazen Scammer Holds a Twitter Space!

Another day, another NFT hack. In the latest NFT scam to hit the industry, a scammer hacked Nouns DAO’s Twitter account earlier today. But what’s bizarre is that the scammer hosted a Twitter space to lure users into their phishing scam. While Nouns DAO has now recovered its Twitter account, let’s take a closer look into what happened.

Nouns DAO Twitter hackNouns DAO’s Twitter hacker even hosted a Twitter space! Credit: @sasha_nft Nouns DAO Twitter Hack: What Happened?

Earlier today, a scammer hacked Nouns DAO’s Twitter account. As usual, they tweeted phishing links for a fake raffle to win Noun 355 and 356. They also claimed to airdrop Nouns’ DAO Passes after minting. The only requirement? Those minting must have Nouns in their wallet. 

What’s more, the hacker even hosted a Twitter space, asking listeners to participate in the free raffle. As herin.eth put it: “First time listening to live scamming.”

Soon after, punk4156, Nouns DAO’s developer, put out a warning on Twitter. They wrote that the Nouns DAO Twitter account was compromised and warned users to not click any links from the account.

At the time of writing, Nouns DAO has regained access to the account. “order has been restored to the nouniverse,” they wrote. “apologies for the interruption and a sincere thank you to everyone for your help. if you were affected by the hacker’s malicious activity, please dm @punk4156. post-mortem to follow in the coming days.”

It is yet uncertain how many people were affected by this hack.

Not the first NFT scam this week

Unfortunately, this is not the first NFT scam to happen this week. On Friday, BODL NFT founder, Neil lost several NFTs to a phishing attack. Reportedly, Neil tried to mint a pre-mint pass through a link posted by a “random mutant ape”. 

As always, do not click on any links posted online. In addition, always double-check before minting to stay safe.

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Category: Nouns DAO
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:26:06 +0000
DeSci: What Is It and Why Should Anyone Care?

Decentralised Science, or DeSci, has emerged as the latest Web3 movement to improve modern science. While still at a nascent stage, the movement aims to revolutionise scientific research, publication, and funding using Web3 tools. In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of DeSci and why it’s important. 

DeSci example of a scientist working in a labDecentralised Science, or DeSci can revolutionise scientific research. DeSci: What is Decentralised Science?

Put simply, Decentralised Science/DeSci is a Web3 movement that aims to decentralise science. In essence, DeSci aims to use Web3 tools such as DAOs, smart contracts, and blockchains to solve major issues in scientific research and publication. 

Primarily, DeSci focuses on two important movements. First is the measures taken by the scientific community to improve the research funding process and to facilitate unrestricted sharing of knowledge and information. The second underscores the crypto movement to reclaim ownership from centralised entities and profit-hungry middlemen. 

Now, why exactly is this important?

Why is DeSci Important?

First and foremost, the academic funding model is in shambles. For one, scientists struggle to get the right funding for their projects. This comes after scientists spent more than 50% of their time writing grant proposals. 

To be sure, their access to funding largely depends on the impact of their published work. This, in turn, pushes academics to pursue mainstream subjects, rather than critical ideas. 

“Ultimately, inadequate and unreliable funding not only reduces the amount of science being done, but also biases which projects scientists choose,” wrote neuroscientist Sarah Hamburg

Apart from funding, restricted access to scientific information is another major issue plaguing modern science. Due to private databases and gated and paywalled websites, most of the scientific data is inaccessible to the general public. 

Idan Levin's tweet on DeSciIdan Levin breaks down Decentralized Science aka DeSci. How Can Web3 Help?

To a great extent, Web3 can help resolve many of the issues the scientific community is battling today. Firstly, scientists can use NFTs as a tool to fund their research. In fact, some have already done this. Take for example biologist Merlin Sheldrake, who sold NFTs featuring images of his studies of fungi and plants. He used a part of the proceeds from the sale to fund his research.

Indeed, important scientific papers can also be turned into NFTs to raise funds. As Web3 investor, Idan Levin explained:

“Instead of betting on bored apes we’ll bet on future scientists. You can fund the person that will advance us to the next cure to cancer, the way to reverse entropy, or discover how dark matter works…You will hold the digital asset that show the support in the researcher’s work.”

In addition, scientists can use smart contracts to peer review by directly connecting authors and peer reviewers. This way, they can avoid middlemen who charge huge sums for peer-reviewing. 

Furthermore, with DeSci, scientists or a designated community can truly own scientific data, instead of governments or enterprises. For instance, they can set up DAOs that take care of a specific niche. Some existing examples include Molecule, VitaDAO, LabDAO, and SCINET. This can also prevent scientific censoring, making the data available to people across the globe. 

All in all, the possibilities that DeSci offers modern science are endless. However, it is still in its infancy. As a result, there is a need for more mainstream adoption of Web3 tools within the scientific community, before DeSci can unleash its full potential. 

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Category: DeSci
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 00:21:37 +0000
WAGMI United Unveils Its New Crawley Town FC x Adidas Jersey

The first look at the new WAGMI United x Crawley Town x Adidas jersey is here and it looks amazing! Adidas Football tweeted out the kit preview earlier today via an animated 3D video teaser.

New Adidas Wagmi United JerseyAdidas just unveiled its brand new jersey for Crawley Town/WAGMI United. Credit: Adidas WAGMI United’s new Adidas jersey features Chromie Squiggle

The exciting Adidas jersey reveal came earlier today. The Tweet included a 3D animated visual showing off the jersey, along with a quote: “You define sport, not just ​as it is but as it can be”​.

Significantly, the jersey reveal came one day after WAGMI United came out to define its vision in a long Twitter thread. The thread gave additional context to the primary goals of WAGMI United. Namely,

To reinvent broken legacy sports management models To give fans a meaningful voice To take Crawley Town FC, the smallest team in the English Football League, to the Premier League

For those who don’t know, WAGMI United is a group that includes some of the biggest names in NFTs. Some of the names that many will recognize include Gary Vee, Gfunk, and Gmoney. In addition, Art Blocks founder Snowfro, whose iconic Chromie Squiggle adorns the Adidas x WAGMI United jersey, is also part of the team.

WAGMI United’s journey kicked into gear at the end of 2021, when it purchased the English Football League 2 team Crawley United. Now the group behind it is looking to break new ground en route to truly becoming “The Internet’s Team”.

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Category: NFT
Wed, 06 Jul 2022 15:58:18 +0000
Crypto Cannabis Club Gnomies Collection: What You Should Know

The Crypto Cannabis Club (CCC) is all set to drop its latest NFT collection, called Gnomies. As we know, CCC is one of the leading NFT projects for psychedelic connoisseurs and digital art lovers. After a successful genesis drop of NFTokers in July last year, the project is back with its newest collection, dropping this month. 

So, what is the Crypto Cannabis Club Gnomies collection all about? More importantly, when will the Gnomies NFTs drop and how can you mint these NFTs?

A colourful Gnomies avatar from Crypto Cannabis ClubCrypto Cannabis Club’s Gnomies NFT collection will drop this month. What is the Crypto Cannabis Club Gnomies Collection?

The Crypto Cannabis Club’s lore is set in the year 3,000, where CCC is the “biggest name in the weed game across the galaxy”. Its ever-expanding ecosystem includes NFTokers, Tokin Boss, NFTokins, and more. The latest addition to this CCC universe is the Gnomies.

“The Gnomies share the Tokers’ love for plant medicines, fun and psychedelic experiences,” CCC wrote in a blog post. “The Gnomies will add new art, new benefits and new experiences for the Crypto Cannabis Club community.”

Primarily, Gnomies NFT holders will receive discounts on products and experiences. Already, Crypto Cannabis Club has partnered with Mycological.co and My Personal Plants for the same. Furthermore, in the coming weeks and months, CCC will add more utility partners to Gnomies. Additionally, holders can expect special events and experiences in the future. 

When is the Gnomies NFT Collection Mint? 

Crypto Cannabis Club’s Gnomies NFT collection will go live between July 11 and July 13. While the greenlist pre-mint will happen on July 11, NFToker mint and the public mint will follow on July 12 and 13, respectively. 

Now, greenlist members can mint the Gnomies NFT for free (plus gas fees). Wallets with the following NFTs as of 12:01 am ET on July 8 are eligible for the greenlist mint:

A full set of all three CCC collectibles – Trippy, Drippy, and Ganji. A Tokin Boss. An NFToker with Mushroom Drip Property.

Then, wallets with at least one NFToker can mint one Gnomies per NFToker for 0.05 ETH + gas fees. Finally, during the public sale, anyone can mint the NFTs for 0.10 ETH each. 

The Gnomies NFT artworkThe Gnomies NFT artwork is spectacular! About Crypto Cannabis Club

Launched in July 2021, Crypto Cannabis Club is the brainchild of Ryan Hunter, Kevin Fitzpatrick, and Jimmy Fitzpatrick. While Ryan comes with a wealth of experience in the technology sector, both Kevin and Jimmy are well-experienced in the Cannabis industry. With the CCC project, the founders aimed to bring together cannabis connoisseurs and crypto enthusiasts. 

Today, the 10K CCC NFTokers genesis collection boasts over 4,400 ETH in all-time sales. Besides, it has a floor price of 0.17 ETH. It’s other sub-collections are also doing reasonably well. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen how the Crypto Cannabis Club Gnomies NFT collection will fare in the current bear market. 

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Category: Gnomies NFT
Tue, 05 Jul 2022 19:10:48 +0000

World of Women (WoW) is an absolute juggernaut in the NFT space. One of the community’s greatest success stories, what began as a 10,000 edition PFP project aimed at providing a space for women in an otherwise “crypto bro” dominated ecosystem has grown into a well-known Web3-based brand that is exploring a range of ambitious media endeavors. 

The company continues to make headlines. In January 2022, Guy Oseary, the talent manager who represents Madonna, U2, and other big names, announced he would be adding WoW to this illustrious roster to aid in brand efforts to explore opportunities in film, television, music, gaming, and consumer products. Just a month later, Reese Witherspoon announced that her production company, Hello Sunshine, would partner with WoW and expand their universe into an assortment of intellectual property types, including feature films and a TV series. 

That same month, the project’s co-founder and artist, Yam Karkai, was asked to create one-of-a-kind magazine covers featuring artists like Madonna, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera to commemorate the 2022 Billboard Women in Music event and summit. To top the month off, World of Women NFT #5672 sold for 260 ETH (£567,000) during a Christie’s London Evening Sale on February 28.

These are high-profile, high-profit happenings for any NFT project. So, how did it all come together? To understand what WoW is doing, why it matters for representation and inclusion in the NFT community, and how to become a part of that community, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the colorful, impactful project. 

What is the World of Women NFT project?

World of Women began as a collectible NFT project of 10,000 generative PFPs made available on OpenSea. They were comprised of 200 visual assets that WoW artist and co-founder Yam Karkai drew by hand. The project, like the artist behind it, aims to create a pluralistic and positive community for all, and encourage women to explore what opportunities Web3 has to offer. 

Yam Karkai Credit: World of Women

Karkai is a digital illustrator who got into the NFT space in the early days of 2021 as a single-edition NFT artist. She was drawn to Web3’s flexibility in enabling artists to build in the space without working with the need of third parties to find gainful work. 

“I was so excited to find such a new and unique opportunity and path for artists to showcase their work, promote themselves, and actually get paid for their craft,” Karkai explained in a recent interview with nft now

Karkai has long focused on using her art to empower women, depicting them using vibrant colors and fine lines that evoke a sense of the fantastical in her pieces. Her first single-edition NFT art collection, Women by Yam – Females in the spotlight, was in some ways a predecessor to the original WoW collection, featuring hand-drawn women shown in bold and contrasting hues. The collection has long since sold out but continues to make the rounds on the secondary market, having achieved a total sales volume of 76.9 ETH on OpenSea. 

Three rows of colorful World of Women NFTs, various women in different hairstyles and clothing and other featues, interspersed with the World of Women Logo.World of Women

As the NFT boom of 2021 was in full swing, Karkai saw a chance to spread her message even further, so she pivoted to the PFP collectible space. This is when the WoW of today was born. “I knew that I wasn’t the only one feeling and seeing that women and minorities were under-represented in this space,” she says. “I was hopeful that it would attract people like me and people that share the same thoughts and values.”

That hope was extremely well-placed. The World of Women collection was released for public sale on July 27, 2021. It sold out in 10 hours. A month later, WoW had done 745 ETH in trading volume. Today, that number stands at an astonishing 70,802 ETH, which, even if we convert using today’s bear market rates, comes out to over $75 million dollars in volume. 

The blue-chip NFT project continues to grow. In March 2022, Karkai and the WoW team expanded on their community’s universe by launching World of Women Galaxy, a new collection of 22,222 WoW NFTs that were created using NFTs from the original collection. These new pieces “traveled through a portal to join the Galaxy,” according to the project’s website, evolving and multiplying as they came, eventually emerging as new forms. The WoW Galaxy collection also includes 16 1/1 NFTs that were hand-drawn by Karkai, not generated, called Champions and Guardians. 

World of Women Galaxy

To no one’s surprise, the WoW follow-up collection sold out in three days. It currently has a floor price of 0.51 ETH and has done 28,000 ETH in trading volume, or just around $31 million at the time of writing. Collectors looking to buy on the secondary market can check out both WoW collections on OpenSea, Nifty Gateway, LooksRare, Rarible, and Foundation

Who created World of Women?

While WoW is very much Yam Karkai’s brainchild, she co-founded the project with her partner Raphael Malavieille, NFT collector and influencer BBA, and Toomaie. The team has since expanded to include Dani Ton, Inna Modja, Julia Loiseau, Kashvi Parekh, and Yen. 

How did World of Women become so popular?

There are a couple of reasons why WoW became so popular. One was that, in an NFT space heavily dominated by men, there were many women who were looking for a project that would resonate with them. WoW is one of the premier women-led projects in the NFT ecosystem. It has arguably done a better job than any other single project of onboarding women into a Web3 space that, until the project’s existence, was highly skewed along gender-based lines. The community was just waiting for a project like this to come along to give women a prominent voice in the world of crypto. 

The second reason is that a number of high-profile celebrities bought into the project and began using the PFPs on their social media accounts. Eva Longoria, Shonda Rhimes, Napheesa Collier, Reese Witherspoon, and several others have championed the project. Well-known collector Gary Vee has picked up a total of 15 NFTs from both collections. These events undoubtedly helped raise awareness of the WoW community, firmly securing the level of fame that it currently exhibits. 

One of Reese Witherspoon’s World of Women NFTs, #6403 Credit: World of Women

Deepening the project’s cultural impact and staying power is the continuing support of Reese Witherspoon, a vocal proponent of NFTs and WoW’s overall message and mission. Witherspoon has been so taken with the project that in February 2022, she announced that her production company, Hello Sunshine, would partner with WoW to expand their universe into an assortment of intellectual property types, including feature films and TV series. 

“We’re proud to partner with WoW to expand their universe of characters and to develop innovative scripted and unscripted content,” Witherspoon said of the collaboration. “We look forward to engaging with the remarkable WoW community at every step of this partnership and creating opportunities for WoW holders to work collaboratively with Hello Sunshine on transforming the WoW art into powerful stories.”

What utility do World of Women NFTs have? 

Aside from the eye-catching art, original WoW NFT collectors get access to a number of in-community perks. Firstly, collectors own their image and all the rights to it, meaning they can use it however they see fit, even for commercial purposes. 

Holders also became eligible for exclusive airdrops from Worlds of Women Artdrops, a monthly collaboration between WoW and established artists in the community. These WoW-collaboration NFTs came from seven “worlds” with varying themes: Night Realm, Golden Star, Rainbow Orb, and more, and were released in “seasons.” Each season, WoW teamed up with seven artists in the NFT space to commission seven unique NFT pieces based on WoW’s world themes and overall mission and vision. 

All eight-season drops have concluded, and the Artdrops project is currently on hold while the community revises and votes on changes to the project within the community’s DAO, the DAWoW. 

Another perk is that owning an original 800×800 pixel WoW NFT gives collectors exclusive access to the 4000×4000 pixel file of the same art, from which users can create high-resolution prints, derivatives, or whatever else they like. WoW NFT owners were also eligible to win one of 100 framed physical prints signed by Karkai. The winners were announced shortly after the original minting of the project. 

World of Women NFT #5672 Credit: World of Women

Owners of WoW NFTs with rare attributes are also able to take part in various clubs. The first of which is the Curator’s Club where, once a month, members select an artist for the WoW Fund to purchase artwork from.  Members of the Royalties Club, of which there are only 19 eligible NFTs, are privy to a fund whose proceeds are shared equally among club members. These are gathered from 50 percent of all secondary sales from WoW’s original collection. Lastly, there’s the Investor’s Club, where 50 percent of all profits generated by the World of Women Fund are shared among members on a monthly basis. The Wow Fund’s main goal is to shine a spotlight on artists in the community. 

WoW Galaxy NFTs come with their own utility and perks, which include an invitation to a major gala event that’s planned for sometime in summer 2022, access to private channels in the project’s Discord, allowlist opportunities, concert ticket discounts, and more. Like the original collection, WoW Galaxy NFT holders own their artwork in every way. Collectors can also contribute to the project’s governing board, the DAWoW. 

The project team has also announced as-of-yet-undisclosed benefits to holders of NFTs from both collections, exclusive access to merch for Galaxy holders, surprise airdrops, and a metaverse version of WoW Galaxy NFT characters in the Sandbox. 

What’s next for World of Women?

The Sandbox connection is a good sign of where the project is heading next. The WoW website declares that they are “heavily investing in the metaverse,” and in March 2022, they announced a new partnership with The Sandbox to jointly establish the WoW Foundation. 

The WoW Foundation will receive $25 million from the Sandbox over a period of five years, using the funds to better build representation for women in decentralized spaces. The initiative is founded on four principles: giving back to charities, uplifting the ecosystem by supporting artists and funding projects, communicating to give more visibility to women-centric causes, and educating newcomers. Ten percent of all sales from WoW Galaxy will be donated to the foundation as well.

World of Women and The Sandbox. Credit: World of Women

The WoW Foundation will function as an incubator and provide mentoring and free online lessons on Web3 topics through The Sandbox, allowing participants to earn an “NFT diploma.” The fund also gives participants the chance to develop business opportunities across The Sandbox’s network of partners. Given that The Sandbox is a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, one of Web3’s most prolific players, that’s a huge opportunity. 

“Through facilitating the education and funding of women’s projects we hope these programs help establish a generation of influential women builders in the space,” explained Sebastien Borget, co-founder and chief operating officer of The Sandbox, in a press release.

“As well as a virtual academy, there will be a WoW Museum in The Sandbox that will be a showcase for the WoW Foundation.”

The WoW universe is less than a year old, yet has grown to be a cultural mammoth in the NFT space. It also shows no signs of slowing down. A breath of fresh air in what was an otherwise dynamic but uniform NFT ecosystem, Yam Karkai and the team around her have truly crafted a project to be proud of. With any luck, it will continue to be an inspiration for women around the world to build, create, and take advantage of opportunities within Web3. 

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Category: guide
Mon, 04 Jul 2022 16:17:16 +0000

Considering the current state of the continuously growing NFT market, the allure of in-person events is undeniable. A spinoff of the many crypto conventions of old, NFT conferences act as both a celebration of community and summits showcasing advancements in industry innovation. But why are they often so tiring, and at times even disappointing?

Of course, each NFT event is unique. And interacting face-to-face with fellow NFT enthusiasts in lieu of everlasting DMs and emails is definitely a cause for celebration. But what is the true utility of lengthy and expensive conferences? In 2022, are these conferences themselves actually worth the headache? Or are we attending for a different reason? Let’s explore.

Expectations vs. reality

Ready….

I went to NFT NYC, decided to bring a girl with me, got myself into debt, just for her ex-boyfriend to show up and punch me in the face.

It was a great week though overall. pic.twitter.com/djQTiNt79W

— DrankD1 (@Kyle_CryptoVer) June 30, 2022

While Kyle’s (above) recap is not at all an indication of the universal NFT event experience, it paints a humorous caricature of the cons associated with being a blockchain degenerate (degen). Whether you’re a general NFT enthusiast, budding crypto-artist, or high-level collector, the pitfalls of being interested/involved in the NFT space are unavoidable. And when degens get together to meet, especially on a large scale, best believe the awkwardness is translated to whatever NFT events they choose to host.

From NFT | LA to ETHDenver to NFT.NYC, it’s beginning to seem like many conferences are finding it difficult to measure up to the expectations of the greater NFT community. This isn’t to say that all NFT conferences are a failure, quite the contrary. But as the NFT industry, although largely still under development, houses a melting pot of venture capitalists, publicists, event coordinators, and more (in addition of course to artists and collectors), these meetups just don’t feel quite as robust as they maybe should.

Considering fanfare begins weeks and months prior to these actual events going down, the inability to deliver — either on a big or small scale, and whether it be due to internal conflicts, unpreparedness, or external factors beyond control — has left many NFT conferences striking a resemblance to the populace of PFP projects flooding the market. That is to say, many seem to bite off more than they can chew, laying out complex roadmaps to only fall short of their aspirations.

Take NFT.NYC for example. A conference that grew from 500 to 1,500 speakers in less than a year, despite widespread calls for more distilled and thoughtful programming. In November 2021, NFT.NYC went off without a hitch. The flow of the conference was a bit awkward, understandably so, but regardless, the event was praised as a major triumph. Yet just seven months later, the June 2022 iteration was lambasted by displeased attendees and industry professionals as nothing more than a money grab.

NFT NYC has already failed.

I was scheduled to be a featured solo speaker on one of the main stages. Here’s why I won't show up

🧵

— ANONYMOUS (@anonsvoice) June 20, 2022

With many of these multi-day events presenting high admission prices and rampant scheduling errors, it’s become a daunting task even to attend a conference’s keynote let alone peruse the event’s numerous venues that are nearly always overpopulated with vendors. Of course, planning such an event is surely a feat in and of itself, but it seems telling that the official programming of any given conference tends to be much less popular and interesting than the many satellite activations and events running concurrently with the conference.

Grievances aside though, many of the major NFT conferences are still hailed as a success at the end of the day. Once the frustration surrounding event logistics dies off, and sometimes even more immediately after an event concludes, NFT community hubs are flooded with pictures and kind words from those that attended.

So what gives? How can NFT enthusiasts be playing both sides?

What is the true allure of NFT events? Steve Aoki & FVCKRENDER at NFT.NYCSteve Aoki and FVCKRENDER pose at FVCKRENDER’s LVCIDIA event.

Perhaps, the answer to the question of “true allure” is simple, if not obvious. But the actual utility of NFT conferences is undoubtedly the convergence of the diverse communities that make up the NFT ecosystem. Names, brands, and projects that exist only solely online are incentivized to make the trek out to the same city at the same time.

Rather than hosting breakout sessions during the conference though, many NFT entities opt to unveil immersive art activations, host IRL experiences mirroring their blockchain endeavors, and host massive parties for their communities to enjoy. It’s through these many NFT-themed and funded external events such as Zoratopia and LVCIDIA that we hear word of the resounding success of NFT events.

Beyond partying though, IRL NFT events find success in the way that they force us to leave the comfort and safety of solitude. While not every NFT collector fits the “20-something, living in mom’s basement” stereotype that the community has adopted as a self-deprecating identifier, having the ability to put other dealings on pause to celebrate the collective NFT culture with the people actively creating said culture is worthy of praise.

At the end of the day, it’s the officially organized NFT conferences that are so often subject to criticism (even nft now’s) that are to thank for celebrations and satellite events.

Yet perhaps a singular conference shouldn’t be acting as the focal point of NFT celebrations in the first place. Rather, it could benefit the greater NFT ecosystem if a more central and all-encompassing “NFT Week” (maybe similar to the music industry’s Miami Music Week) were established to lower the barrier of entry for average enthusiasts while aiding to avoid the displeasure of attendees. 

Is this wishful thinking? Maybe. But a change in the cookie-cutter mechanics of in-person NFT events could yield positive results as these IRL experiences continue to spread across the globe.

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Category: explainer
Mon, 04 Jul 2022 17:06:38 +0000

Looking to dive further into the NFT space? You can start by straying off the virtual beaten path and exploring projects hosted on blockchains besides the monolithic Ethereum network. One such blockchain that’s worth looking into is Tezos.

Built by Kathleen and Arthur Breitman in 2017, this blockchain sets itself apart from its contemporaries in a few notable ways. Firstly, it’s capable of evolving and self-amending, which enables programs hosted on it to scale themselves up relatively quickly and reliably.

Perhaps more importantly, though, Tezos is also renowned in NFT circles due to how it runs on a Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism. This method of verifying transactions on a blockchain is widely regarded as being much less resource-intensive than the Proof-of-Work model Ethereum runs on. Thanks to this, Tezos has been touted as the environmentally-friendly blockchain — using up to two million times less energy than Ethereum.

One of the first marketplaces on the Tezos blockchain was Hic et Nunc (HEN). At the time, it was heralded as an economic alternative to Ethereum-centric marketplaces. But the platform suddenly shut down on November 14, 2021 with no explanation.

Fortunately, the NFTs that were listed there are now on Tezos’ array of other marketplaces. These include Objkt, the largest and most popular marketplace on the Tezos chain; Teia, a marketplace that was created in the image of Hic et Nunc shortly after it was shut down; Kalamint, one of the first Tezos NFT marketplaces to ever exist; and OneOf, which specializes in music and sports memorabilia.

Ready to start perusing the marketplaces for your next NFT? We’ve made it easy and compiled a list of some of the most notable projects hosted on Tezos to get you started.

Tezzards

Fukingtezzardz. pic.twitter.com/2lbHyZM80M

— Tezzardz (@tezzardz) June 30, 2021

First up is Tezzards, a generative PFP collection consisting of 4,200 Tezos-native lizards, or ‘Tezzards.’ Each Tezzard in the collection is a combination of 97 traits hand-drawn by illustrator and digital artist George Goodwin. As such, each Tezzard carries Goodwin’s signature cartoon style. On top of the 4,200 Tezzards created in the initial mint, six super rare one-of-one Tezzards hand-drawn by Goodwin himself are hidden in the collection.

Since launching in 2021, these ‘snazzy’ lizards have received glowing praise throughout the NFT community. According to the project’s website, noted NFT collectors like Chris Wallace, Artchick.eth, and Jesse Altman are among the biggest champions for this project.

randomly common skeles Source: randomly common skeles, John Karel

Noted 3D artist in the NFT sphere John Karel came up with the perfect project to commemorate Halloween 2021: an animated collection of spooky, scary skeletons. Dubbed randomly common skeles, the open-edition mint went on for 24 hours, starting at 8pm UTC on October 31.

Karel crafted 800 traits for the collection, all evenly distributed throughout the 24-hour mint and available for purchase at the very reasonable price of 5 TEZ. At the time, that was roughly equivalent to $31, ensuring anyone who wanted to get in on the skeleton action could do so with no issue.

FxHash

FxHash is a platform for generative art, enabling anyone with a Tezos crypto wallet to mint iterations of generative tokens hosted on the platform. These iterations are all touted as being FA2 compliant, enabling users participating in generative art projects via mint to freely exchange the NFTs they generate.

Aside from that, FxHash also functions as an open marketplace for generative art, with the site itself stating that its marketplace features “no curation,” and is “open to everyone.” For anyone who’s stumbled across Art Blocks in the past, this platform may just be right up your alley.

NEONZ Source: NEONZ, Sutu

With Web3 (and subsequently, NFTs) representing the future of the internet, there has understandably been a bevy of projects done in the NFT space themed around the very idea of the future. One such project is NEONZ, a 10,000-piece collection of animated retro-futurist avatars, all designed by Australian digital artist Sutu. Included in the collection are pieces themed after sci-fi icon Robocop, and even both members of the dance music luminary Daft Punk.

Each of these avatars also functions as a ticket into the Sutuverse — a virtual Web3 playground designed by the artist. Herein, users are promised all kinds of augmented reality, virtual reality, and web-based experiences curated and designed with Sutu’s discerning eye pointed towards the future.

Dogamí

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— DOGAMÍ (@Dogami) June 27, 2022

Remember Nintendogs? If you do and are now spiraling into an existential crisis wondering what happened to those virtual puppies you once doted on as a youth, then Dogamí is the perfect project for you. This upcoming project is set to double as both an NFT collection and a metaverse game with AR functionality. Once a user ‘adopts’ a Dogamí — a 3D NFT of a dog — they’re free to raise their new virtual pet and even interact with it on their phone via Dogamí’s AR-enabled mobile app.

There are also a host of planned incentives for users to take good care of their virtual dogs. With enough training, users can build up traits for their pets, allowing them to more effectively compete in in-app challenges for earning rewards in $DOGA, the game’s proprietary coin.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:35:46 +0000

We are excited to announce today the launch of our brand new website at immutableimage.com. You’ll be able to explore the entire Immutable Image offering to date, better understand our channel approach, and prepare for what’s next, which is…

The Legends Mint, an exceptional collaboration with Canon U.S.A. minting via our channel partner Magic Eden’s Launchpad, will occur on July 11th.

Many of you participated in the wildly popular The Mint, No. 01, which introduced 500 editions of 25 stunning photographs minted on the Solana blockchain to hundreds of new collectors for a single accessible price of 1.5 SOL.

The Legends Mint will be all that and more, with a historical roster of photographers, with all the artists having decades-long careers. We can’t say enough about the exceptional imagery the Canon Legends have brought to this. These are the genesis mints for all of them except Walter Iooss Jr.

We’re honored to continue introducing some of the world’s most iconic photographers to Web3 and you, a vibrant new collector community supporting the vital visual art form we love. We believe more than ever that digital collectibility, driven by and for the creators, is a category that is only getting started. We hope we can all grow and enjoy this space together and become stronger by facilitating truly incredible and authentic photography on behalf of the artists in fun, fair, and accessible ways.

In the coming days, expect continuous posts, stories, Twitter Spaces, and Discord AMA’s with the artists. In addition, on or around July 6th will be “Reveal Day,” where we will expose all the images (70+) and edition sizes.

If you’re an #nftphotography collector, creator, or community, please find us on our Discord as we’re giving verified members of the larger community AllowList spots for the mint.

You can enjoy more of The Canon Legends discussing the photographs they will release in The Legends Mint on July 11th.

See you at immutableimage.com!

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Category: immutable x
Thu, 07 Jul 2022 12:38:01 +0000

💎💎💎NFT Culture Daily Drop 7/7/22 💎💎💎
@here the market is showing signs of life again. The drops are still a bit sparce. Right now its important to keep an eye out for value.

Dusktopia

9:00 AM
0.15 :eth: /5,555

Welcome to Dusktopia, a cyberpunk world-building game featuring three main types of NFTs — lands, properties and avatars.

All NFTs can be staked to yield $DAWN, Dusktopia’s in-game utility token. Players can use $DAWN to claim new classes of assets over time, while upgrading their existing assets.

Strategy is critical to succeed in Dusktopia: while the $DAWN generation rate for different NFTs depends on the rarity of the traits on it, players will have numerous opportunities to acquire NFTs that are synergized and allow them to scale up over time.

Dusktopia is about empire building in the metaverse.

VeVe – Marvel Digital Comics — Thor (2014) #1

 

10:00 AM
6.99 GEMS /20,000
Note
Total Editions: 20,000
COMMON — Classic Cover: 12,000
UNCOMMON — Vintage Variant: 4,500
RARE — Hero Variant: 2,000
ULTRA RARE — Vibranium Variant: 1,000
SECRET RARE — True Believer Variant: 500

Project Zenogakki

A deadly virus was released into Utopia by an unknown entity, a virus
that was powerful enough to eradicate humanity.

However, there are small traces of humanity left within Utopia and
these remaining humans have taken upon themselves to be responsible
for seeking retribution.

Artificial Intelligence has taken over Utopia. This was the birth of a new
cyber species, The Zeils, that was created by an all-powerful and
merciless AI.

His name was Karth, The Cyber Ruler.

12:00 PM
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Note
Phase 1 [OG/WL]
0.24E

Phase 2 [Reserve List] 3PM EST

Phase 3 [Public]
0.28E, 10PM EST

Deskheads

Each 9-5 has an office. A place where we all come together to work, cry, and sometimes have panic attacks. The place where you spend your day wondering what the hell you are doing there. So, our revolution needed something to fight that. A place that redefines what an office means and how fun it can be indeed to gather around a vision, a mission meant to redefine all conventional thinking around work and making money.

12:00 PM in 5 hours
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Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:21:42 +0000

London – June 29, 2022: VerticalCrypto Art is pleased to announce ‘Proof of People’, London’s first immersive three-day festival showcasing art, fashion and music through the lens of the metaverse culture and NFT-backed technology, held at the iconic London venue Fabric from July 6-8. 

“‘Proof of People’ is a curatorial exploration of the autonomy of the person in the artistic process. The three-day festival will empower attendees to experience how the individuality of their actions shape creative and artistic outputs from world renowned artists such as Kevin Abosch, Mario Klingemann, Sofia Crespo, world renowned DJ Richie Hawtin, and many more”, shared Micol Ap, Founder & CEO, VerticalCrypto Art. 

‘Proof of People’, July 6-8 at Fabric London, will develop a curatorial trajectory stemming from the now-legendary ‘Proof of Work (2018) group exhibition at Schinkel Pavillon, in Berlin, the ‘Proof of Stake (2021) project at Kunstverein Hamburg, both curated by Simon Denny, and the ‘Proof of Art (2021) exhibition at Francisco Carolinum in Linz, Austria. 

“The blockchain has introduced a new mechanism by which the experience of the person can now be captured and memorialised into a single, fleeting, powerful, non-fungible moment. ‘Proof of People’ seeks to prove the invaluable and important role of the person in art and culture. The person creates the experience, the value; art and culture is devoid of meaning without proof of people.” – Micol Ap, Founder & CEO, VerticalCrypto Art. 

The NFT festival ‘Proof of People’ will showcase over 50 artists from around the globe, multi sensory experiences built on the energy-efficient Tezos blockchain, live music performances, and a digital fashion showroom. VerticalCrypto Art will also present a curated programme of panel talks with leading voices in art, fashion and technology and workshops running throughout the event. Throughout the three-day festival, leading generative art platform, fx(hash) will host a hackathon focused on improvements and new features for Tezos-based NFT applications. The hackathon will begin Wednesday, July 6 and winners will be announced on Friday, July 8. 

The three-day festival will include projects and performances from: 

Richie Hawtin and his associated company Pixelynx will be curating a music night Thursday 7 July, including a unique DJ set from Richie Hawtin premiering

a unique live minting audio-visual performance, where the audience will be able to immortalise their experience by minting and preserving specific moments of the set as NFTs on the Tezos blockchain. A full list of guest music and visual artists will be announced shortly. 

TheVERSEVERSE will present artificial intelligence-generated poetry on two related, interactive installations – ‘VERSES BY VERSA’, a live-minting performance powered by Artificial Intelligence; and ‘THE LISTENING ROOM’, a screen-free zone for poetic contemplation . The works celebrate the diversity of poetry on the blockchain, explore how new technologies are empowering language artists across many mediums, and invite new readers into the metaverse. 

‘Life in a Box’ by Cadie Desbiens is an augmented reality (AR) project, which will explore the intimacy of the poorly housed, through a series of virtual sculptures, exploring the housing situation of 3 different housing situations: the house, the coffin and the van. 

SUTUVERSE will present ‘NEONZ’ AR filter, the third instalment of the Sutuverse (Sutu’s own metaverse). Combining web3 with AR, it will dynamically load any one of the 10000 Neonz in Real-time, as a face filter to the image of the participant standing in front of the monitor. 

Performance artist duo, Operator, will present the second lot of their Privacy Collection – a year long NFT series based on their Lumen-prize winning immersive installation. In this work, the viewer’s face becomes the basis for an anonymised portrait, using an on-chain generative process. 

Additionally, DRESSX will present a digital fashion with an AR try-on showroom offering a genderfluid capsule collection of garments which can be bought as NFTs. Friends with Benefits DAO will present a music takeover night. fx(hash) will present Generative art live minting with artwork installations created as part of the ‘Chance Encounters in New Mediums Tezos exhibition at this year’s Art Basel. Gen22 Collection, a generative fashion capsule collection personalised and completely unique for each user, will present a live minting exhibit. 

The curated programme of talks and panels will include the highlighted events and additional participants below: 

In conversation with the artists about AI hosted by Alex Estorick with Mario Klingemann, Sasha Stiles, Sofia Crespo, Feileacan, and Ross Godwin. 

What is shifting in music, art and fashion with web3? Hosted by Micol Ap with Dani Loftus, Chris Reed, Sam J, Chanel Verdault.

Mario Klingemann, Arthur Breitman, Misan Harriman, Miss Al Simpson, Robness, Anika Meier, Holly Wood, Brendan Dawes, Dani Loftus, Chris Reed, Sam J, Chanel Verdault, Esmay Luckhille, India Price, Annka Kultys, Seth Goldstein, ciphrd, Marcelo Sorari, Iskra Velitchkova, Anna Lucia, KRPDM DAO, Lonliboy, Alex Maraccini, Robert Alice, Robert Norton, Richie Hawtin, Agoria, Kenza Kouari, Joe Kennedy, Josef O’Connor, Roxy Fata, Kate Vass, James Joseph, Charli Cohen, James Mack, Matthew Drinkwater, Alex Estorick, Sam Spike, Kenza Zouari, Alex Zhang, Chanel Verdult, Valerie Whitacre, Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Ana Maria Caballero, Elizabeth Bigger, Julien Rosilio, and more. 

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About VerticalCrypto Art: 

VerticalCrypto Art (VCA) was founded by Micol Ap (CEO) in 2020, and has established its position as one of the leading platforms for art and culture in the NFT ecosystem. The platform empowers and elevates artists by curating exhibitions offline and online, organising auctions, panel discussions and talk series on Twitter Spaces, whilst running the first Web3 online residency for artists (whose mentors include some of the most respected and knowledgeable voices in the NFT community, including Colborn Bell- Museum Of Crypto, Jason Bailey-Club NFT and Fanny Lakoubay-LAL Art). Regular partners include Sotheby’s, Tezos, Gazelli Art House, ClubNFT, Museum of Crypto Art, C+A Agency, Avant Arte, and Whitewall. 

To learn more about VerticalCrypto Art, please visit https://verticalcrypto.art/ 

To learn more about ‘Proof of People’ or purchase tickets, please visit https://proofofpeople.verticalcrypto.art/ 

About Tezos: 

Tezos is smart money, redefining what it means to hold and exchange value in a digitally connected world. A self-upgradable and energy-efficient Proof of Stake blockchain with a proven track record, Tezos seamlessly adopts tomorrow’s innovations without network disruptions today. For more information, please visit www.tezos.com. 

Press

Please find press images and assets to share on social media here. The full press kit is available upon request. 

Micol Ap and (selected) artists will be available for interviews. Contact 

Micol Ap 

Founder & CEO 

VerticalCrypto Art 

micol@verticalcrypto.art 

Reid Yager 

Global Director of Communications 

Tezos 

reid.yager@tzconnect.com 

Andrés Zighelboim 

Artists 

Operator 

Brendan Dawes 

Iskra Velitchkova 

Sam J 

Sofia Crespo 

Joelle Snaith 

Henrikau 

Vector Meldrew 

SkyGolpe x Jesse Draxler Cadie Desbiens 

Agoria 

Elizabeth Bigger 

Miss Al Simpson 

Matthew Plum Fernandez Neurocolor 

Sarah Friend 

Robness 

ertdfgcvb 

Anna Lucia 

Sutu 

Nancy Baker Cahill 

Quasimondo (Mario Klingemann) Kevin Absoch 

Richie Hawtin 

Pascal Boyart 

GanBrood 

Joe Pease 

Paul Reid 

Iness Rychlik 

KARBORN 

Lumps 

Qubibi 

Sable Raph 

Kim Asendorf 

Marcelo Sorario 

Rudxane 

Lisa Orth 

Bruce – Studio Yorktown 

Makio 

Cyber Baat 

Matthew Hawtin & Murat Atimtay DRESS X 

Frederik Vanhoutte 

Anubis3100 

Patricia Infinity 

Chabeli Rarro 

CGcortex 

Sarah Zucker 

Memo Atken 

Robert Alice 

Panellists 

Arthur Breittman (Tezos) Micol Ap 

Anika Meier 

Joe Kennedy 

Valerie Whitacre

Brendan Dawes 

Joelle Snaith 

Robness 

Ana Maria Caballero Dani Loftus 

Chris Reed 

Sam J 

Colborn Bell 

Mario Klingemann India Price 

Robert Norton (Verisart) Annka Kultys 

Sasha Stiles 

Cadie Desbiens 

Operator 

Jesse Draxler 

Chanel Verdault 

Henrikau 

Ciphrd (FX Hash) Tim (OBJKT) 

Partners 

Tezos Ecosystem SupeRrare 

Friends with Benefits DressX 

Infinite Objects 

RED DAO 

theVERSEVERSE Right Click Save PIXELYNX 

FXHASH

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