The Edge of NFT Newsletter | Issue #14
NFT LA Update, Spirit Seeds, NFT Nuggets, and More!
NFT LA: Bigger and Better than Ever
Due to the overwhelming response NFT LA has received, and the recent expansion in the availability of our L.A. venue partners, NFT LA is excited to announce that the official conference has been extended an extra day into Thursday, March 31.
Final week for early bird ticket pricing
To celebrate, we're extending early bird ticket prices through Friday, Feb 4. VIP ticket holders will have guaranteed access to special opportunities including Immersive Dome Experiences, invite-only receptions, exclusive parties, and performances, as well as the VIP Lounge @ NFT LA.
Spirit Seed Update - The Community Grows
All sorts of impressive folks are minting Spirit Seeds these days. Today we want to introduce you to the holder of Spirit Seed #50, John Sungkamee, owner of Emporium Thai Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA. Eathan from Edge personally helped John mint his new NFT (which happens to be his very first). What an honor! We at Edge are excited to be a part of onboarding the next billion users to crypto and NFTs.
You've got to hear a bit about John's amazing story, also featured on our 100th episode. In this episode we celebrated milestones in our journey as a podcast and a company, we reflected on the past and we hinted at our bold visions of the future. What a perfect opportunity to also celebrate the minting of Spirit Seed #50. Here's a bit about John...
John's restaurant, Emporium Thai, has been awarded as one of the Top 100 Best Thai Restaurants in the USA. They've received the LA Travels Magazine's 2020 Readers' Choice Award for the Best International Inspired Restaurant and also the Life Time Business Achievement Award.
John grew up with 12 siblings in a small town in Southern Thailand. He and his siblings were inspired to cook by their parents, who cooked for them every single day with fresh ingredients from their garden. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990, and while pursuing a career in software development, in 2000, he started Emporium Thai to share his favorite Southern Thai dishes that are rare and hard to find in LA. In 2012, after hearing so many positive compliments from his customers about their food, John took the leap to switch his career gears and dedicated himself full time to managing Emporium Thai and his collateral business, Aqua Thai Spa.
Step into John's restaurant some time and you might run into one of the many celebrities, from Cardie B. to John Cleese or Benicio Del who just can't resist his delicious food. If you are a Spirit Seed holder, show your NFT to John when visiting and he'll treat you right. (That might be insider code for a free dessert!)
If you are not a Spirit Seed holder yet, it's time to FOMO in. Remember to get your Spirit Seed now to access additional bonuses like your own version of the Founders Card shown above for a limited time. At 0.55 ETH, with an NFLTA VIP ticket included ($1500 value), and tons of other perks, getting your Spirit Seed today is an absolute no-brainer. With ETH hovering around $2500 you may snag a Spirit Seed for less than the cost of the VIP ticket to NFT LA that is included!! Count yourself among an incredible array of NFT Artists, Entrepreneurs, Filmmakers, Investors and all types of movers and shakers soon to be highlighted.
About Spirit Seeds: This is an exclusive NFT collection celebrating NFTs as a new currency of growth, created in collaboration between Edge of NFT and NFT Influencer Nicole Buffett. The Spirit Seeds represent the vision of an economy where more players can win and wherein our diversity is celebrated and rewarded. Among many great rewards, each NFT offsets an average American's carbon emissions—because we also care deeply about our planet's future and want to make it the freshest kind of future imaginable.
As an insider on this exclusive collab, you gain access to a one-of-one Spirit Seed from only 100 generative NFTs that will EVER be created. Edge's own Eathan Janney has carefully crafted generative digital art that's grown out of our relationship with Nicole Buffett and is inspired by her Spirit Coin NFTs.
Mint your Spirit Seed at spiritseeds.xyz through the button below. Catch the opportunity now when 0.55 ETH is so incredibly affordable!
Edge of NFT Discord Community Update: Join Discord Now
Thanks to the passion and participation of our stellar community of dreamers, disruptors and doers, our Discord community has been growing like wildfire. And with NFT LA brewing there is an influx of new folks who are in the Discord to find out the latest developments in all things NFT LA. A special shout out to the winners of our Discord Activator POAP NFTs earned for participation and community involvement in the Discord. This includes: @vikii, @sid fly, @mosley, @AlmadenFinance, @Colorful Carl, @TrashCanSteve, @thedreamee, @bread, @E.clipse and @L10N. You all rock!
Join the Discord Now and get active to have your own chance at earning free NFTs. And make sure to join our 2nd ever Trivia Night event happening next Tuesday, February 8 at 6pm Pacific Time. Invite your friends for a rousing trivia session. It's an NFT themed Discord but we'll keep the trivia to general knowledge. Have fun, hang out, and prove your nerdliness. Anyone present can win a free POAP NFT available at this event only. Make sure to download the POAP App on Android or Apple so you can claim your NFT. 0.02 ETH goes to the highest scoring player of the night! 0.01 ETH go to the next two runners up!
*Outside of trivia we found last week's event as a great excuse to chat about the latest alpha in NFT land. Participants were awarded with a dope suprise POAP.
😍 Listener Love: Learn, Earn, and Build
Republic Realm X Edge of NFT Giveaway
Jump into digital reality with us! 3 Fantasy Islands Wetsuits. Fantasy Islands is Republic Realm's flagship NFT project in The Sandbox. The community started a first-of-its-kind NFT drop - 100 access key cards that entitle holders to a unique 1/1 villa with one parcel of land in the Sandbox. They sold them for 5 ETH each and the floor has since hovered between 40-50 ETH. Learn more here. (Giveaway ends on 02/16/22)
Squirrelly Squirrels X Edge of NFT Giveaway
For most of history, squirrels spent nearly all of their time collecting nuts and storing them away in “secure” locations. A small community of 10,000 Squirrelly Squirrels figured out a way to change how they stored their treasures. We have partnered with Squirrelly Squirrels to give away 5 NFTs for the community that will be given away after the mint & 50 whitelist spots for their upcoming drop. Learn more here. (Giveaway ends on 02/04/22)
Matteo Santoro X Edge of NFT Giveaway
Matteo Santoro is one of Hollywood’s leading animators and filmmakers. He has directed a sci-fi film titled Higher Power and worked as a VFX artist on movies like “300,” “X-Men,” and "The Incredible Hulk.” We are excited to partner with Matteo Santoro to give away 1 PFP NFT from his SIFT: SOUL DRIVE collection to celebrate the success of his genesis drop. Learn more here. (Giveaway ends on 02/14/22)
Nomad Blvd X Edge of NFT Giveaway
Nomad Blvd is a project of 3,500 Nomads created by and based on the works of artist Isabelle Lago, including special edition pieces by 15 acclaimed artists. The 3,500 Nomad NFT’s are based on Isabelle’s famous Isabelle Gorilla character, which she first painted in 2011. Learn more here. (Giveaway ends on 02/11/22)
These giveaways are ending soon. Don’t miss the chance…
Splinterlands X Edge of NFT Giveaway
The first 50 people to complete any 6 tasks will receive a special Spellbook redemption code from Splinterlands. The code will be sent to the email address you provided during login. Learn more here.
Monai X Edge of NFT Giveaway
Are you ready for an epic space adventure? In collaboration with Monai and Cyberium, we are giving away 5 Monai Universe NFTs for FREE and 20 Whitelist spots to the upcoming drop. Learn more here. (Giveaway ends on 02/05/22)
ETH Denver X Edge of NFT Giveaway
ETHDenver is the largest Web3 #BUIDLathon in the world (fka hackathon) for Ethereum and other blockchain protocol enthusiasts, designers, and developers. Be part of #BUIDLing the decentralized future. Edge of NFT in collaboration with ETH Denver is giving away a Bufficorn NFT to one lucky winner. Learn more here. (Giveaway ends on 02/04/22)
NFT LA Ticket Giveaway
3 days of unforgettable experiences. 16 Iconic leaders of culture and technology. Over 65 innovators and artists exhibiting, and endless community building and parties. We are giving away 2 General Admission Tickets that include full access to talks, performances, and expo (Price at $350). Winners will be chosen from the first 500 entries. Learn more here.
⭐ Featured Collaborators
Mythia: The only NFT that saves you time and gives you inside access
Want to know which NFT mints are taking off? Would you like to know about them in real-time, while they’re still taking off?
What about tracking NFTs before they launch - and seeing which ones are gathering a real Twitter following or boosting their discords? Which ones are hot, and could take off like a rocket, because so many people are excited about their launch?
Mythia (a forthcoming NFT project) has built both of these tools for YOU before they've even launched, AND it’s FREE, just because they're cool like that. Go to edgeofnft.com/mythia to find out more.
Find out any upcoming NFTs discord and Twitter growth trajectory and which mints are happening in real-time so you can jump on if you see them taking off.
Koii Network: Build applications, publish content, and earn tokenized rewards for the attention they generate
If you are a creator, a builder, or an investor in groundbreaking projects, you need to dive into Koii ASAP. Why? Imagine a New Internet where each time your posts get viewed on TikTok, Instagram, or Twitter you earned rewards. Koii’s revolutionary decentralized infrastructure scales this New Internet to the whole globe, transforming attention into an asset and every creator into an earner, all without the expensive high energy usage of old school blockchains.
Here’s the best way to learn more and earn more by becoming a founding member of the growing Koiimunity: go to edgeofnft.com/koii
💧 Drop Spotlight
Meet THE NOMADS
The 3,500 Nomad NFTs are based on Isabelle’s famous Isabelle Gorilla character, which she first painted in 2011. The Nomad represents the uncensored human — who we are beneath the images we project. In a culture defined by the media’s constructed ideals of beauty and celebrity, Isabelle’s Gorillas stand for authenticity and self-acceptance. As the Metaverse presents new challenges to identity, status, and success, the Nomads are a mirror. They are us and we are them. They invite us to not take anything too seriously, to laugh at ourselves, and embrace the absurdities of life. They are here to remind us of what’s important, our IRL imperfections, and our essential human nature.
Each of the 3,500 Nomads is unique and programmatically generated from 110 hand-painted elements, including color, eyes, clothes, hats, eyewear, backgrounds, foregrounds and more. Unlike typical generative NFT projects, each Nomad has been carefully customized and curated for quality, rarity, and vibe. Nomads have their special quirks, but some have rarer traits than others. The NFTs, including the 150 collab artist editions, will be randomly assigned and live on the Ethereum Blockchain.
To learn more, go to https://nomadblvd.io/
Monai: Sci-fi Lore Meets Generative Art
Cyberium is a young digital artist from Belgium. His first AI art collection was Monai World, a 500 mint collection that sold out organically with no discord, no marketing, & no website. He is focused on providing value for his original collectors long-term by making his first collection Monai World a free mint pass to much of his future art.
Cyberium's second collection, Monai Universe, is a combination of sci-fi lore and generative art that will feature 1000 pieces of NFT painting with 500 going to Monai World holders and 500 being available for sale plus rarity traits built into each painting. The current floor price is .169 ETH with all time high of 1 ETH. 20 of the paintings are animated and the other 480 are static, and all Monai world holders get free mints of Cyberiums next 4 collections.
MONAI UNIVERSE RELEASE DATE: 5/2/2022. To learn more, go to https://twitter.com/monai_NFT
Don’t be a regular squirrel. Be a Squirrelly Squirrel.
For most of history, squirrels spent nearly all of their time collecting nuts and storing them away in “secure” locations. A small community of 10,000 Squirrelly Squirrels figured out a way to change how they stored their treasures. Suspicious of thieves, they started hiding their nuts in difficult-to-find corners of the digital universe. To combat forgetting where their nuts were hidden, they stored them on the Ethereum blockchain—ensuring there would never again be confusion about whose nut was whose, or where it came from.
These Squirrels made their own fortunes. They weren’t afraid to be different and create a Squirrelverse of like-minded foragers. Together, they enjoy special, members-only privileges. They share tips on how to store nuts, or what new nuts are best to squirrel away. They even give advice on the best places to trade nuts and help rate the value of each other's caches.
And when the other squirrels lose their nuts, Squirrelly Squirrels won’t. Owning a Squirrelly Squirrel is your access pass to the Nut House.
Sale starts on 02/09/2022 for the whitelist spot holders and 02/10/2022 for the general public sale. To learn more, go to https://squirrellysquirrels.com/
HYDRA: ETH Denver's Official Opening Party
Plated with planar magnetic scales, the mythical beast HYDRA has arrived to wreak havoc in a 44,000 sq. ft air hangar within the city limits. The official opening event for ETH Denver 2022, this is a night you’re sure to remember. Thousands of the best and brightest minds in Web 3.0 gather for a day of insightful panels from leaders in the space followed by a night of world-class live performances and art installations
ETH Denver is bringing an absolutely incredible, world-class sound system by Dragonfire that is the first of its kind integrated with NFTs. Emblazoned on the subwoofers will be a QR code that links to the Charged Particles NFT on the blockchain. By unlocking the composable, nesting capabilities of Charged Particles, this NFT will be able to hold other NFTs and tokens inside of it and act as a cultural ledger. Find out more here.
Join us all day for talk, panels, and live art before the HYDRA awakens and lights its fire long into the night. Will anyone be able to stop it?
Thursday, February 17, 2022. From 2pm to 2am.
📻 Edge of NFT Episode Drops
EP100 Edge Co-Hosts Reveal: NFT LA, Podcast Takeaways, Launchpad Luna Startup Accelerator, Spirit Seeds, Living Trees, And More...
This episode will talk about all kinds of things we’re up to and we’ll start with NFTLA, an incredible and unforgettable event we’re planning for March 28th-31st. We’ll also take a step back and reflect a bit on what we’ve learned in these 100 amazing episodes. After our reflections, we’ll give you some insights into all the ways we have been growing, and the ways we plan to grow in terms of the scope of what we do and the team we work with. We’ll also give you an update on our NFT projects, Spirit Seeds and Living Trees.
EP104 Janine Yorio Of Republic Realm On Leading Metaverse Innovation, Investment, And Education, Plus: John Paller Talks About ETHDenver & Bufficorn NFTs
The Metaverse has opened up a whole new world of business and career opportunities. Republic Realm is one of the platforms in the metaverse space, focused on metaverse innovation and investment. Joining Jeff Kelley, Eathan Janney, and Josh Kriger today is Republic Realm's CEO, Janine Yorio. Janine discusses developing the Metaverse and pioneering its innovation through her community. Plus John Paller also drops by for a conversation about ETHDenver & Bufficorn NFTs.
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