The Edge of NFT Newsletter | Issue #40
Outer Edge Countdown | Hackathon | Twitter Spaces | Land Grants & Outposts | New Keynote Speakers | Swag Gear | Digital Fashion Week NYC | HelloVacay Passport | Podcast Drops | NFT Nuggets, and More!
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If you're loving us, then you're going to be so excited to hear about the Outer Edge Newsletter. It's the perfect way to stay up to date on all the latest developments in the Los Angeles Web3 scene and be the first to know about our upcoming event on March 2023. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity—click the button below to subscribe today and get the inside scoop!
🚀🪐 Outer Edge | LA Countdown: 19 days to go!
It's time to get excited because Outer Edge | LA is back in Los Angeles in less than a month! This is going to be the best Web3 gathering ever and you won't want to miss it. On March 20-23, you'll get to experience a great lineup of amazing speakers, activations, learn all about the latest innovations in the metaverse, blockchain, and more! Secure your ticket this week and get:
Full Access to recordings of talks and highlights
Full Event Access to the epic Innovation Festival
Connect with and learn from over 250+ Speakers including: William Shatner, Erick Calderon, Baron Davis, Nicole Buffet, Neil Strauss, Yat Siu, Shira Lazar, and many more!
Raffles and Air Drops Now and Throughout the Year
Exclusive Access to Private Twitter Community
Up to 30% Off Hotel Travel for Outer Edge Week and Year Round via Passport NFT via HelloVacay
Special Access Activities throughout Outer Edge Week and perks from community activations
Access to Recordings and Bonus Content
Community Day events across L.A. on March 23
Bonus: Digital Wearable in Partnership with DressX
Bonus: CryptoJeweler Official GM Pendant and VIP Bracelets Included for Early Registrants — Limited Quantity Only — ALMOST GONE!
It's going to be an incredible event and you won't want to miss out - join us and see for yourself! Get ready to be blown away - it's going to be amazing!
👨💻👩💻 Outer Edge Hackathon: Building the Future of Web3
We are so excited for the Year of the Builder and the inaugural Outer Edge Hackathon! Taking place on March 18-19 in Santa Monica, this event is sure to be an amazing experience for all hackers, designers, pitch masters, and builders of any kind. Not only will you get to create the future of Web3 with other builders and prominent judges, but you'll also get to network, eat, and win prizes.
💰 With a $10k+ first prize and additional prizes, bounties, and surprises—this is an event you won't want to miss!
And the best part is, all builders who are approved, participate and submit a project for judging can attend Outer Edge for FREE, courtesy of our hackathon sponsors.
🌴🦜 Outer Edge Thrives on Twitter Spaces!
Hey, have you heard about the Outer Edge team's Twitter Spaces discussion every Thursday? It's awesome! We're so excited to have the opportunity to help you stay informed on the latest news in Web3, ask questions, and connect with our community. It's the perfect way to stay in the loop and gain a better understanding of the technology. Don't miss out—join the discussion and stay up to date! Here’s what to look forward to:
▶️ Next Up: The Howl
Stay up to date on the latest Web3 news every two weeks with the Edge of NFT team and Howl Labs! We dive into the top news of the week, and why they’re relevant to the Web3 space & community. Not only that, but we also have meaningful conversations surrounding the latest updates, our experiences, and share some of our anecdotes from experts and thought leaders of our time. It's the perfect way to stay informed and engaged with Web3!
Join us on: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 4:30pm EST / 7:30pm PST
▶️ Next Up: Coming to the Outer Edge
The hype train (or spaceship!) for Outer Edge | LA is really picking up speed! It's only weeks away and we can hardly contain our excitement. We've got an exclusive sneak peek for you: who to expect, what you should look out for, and how to get the most out of the biggest tech event in Southern California. We can't wait to unpack what we have in store for you in this episode. So don't miss out, set that reminder now!
Join us on: Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:30pm EST / 7:30pm PST
Use the buttons above to set a reminder for our live Twitter Spaces. Turn on Twitter notifications so that you don’t miss it! 🔔
⏪ Recap: Leveling Up Gaming
Yesterday, we dove into the exciting intersection of Web3 and gaming. We explored the endless possibilities that this fusion brings to the table. Our Twitter Space hosts talented and innovative minds in the gaming Web3 space from Defi Kingdoms, Alejandro Narvaez (from MadDroidz,) as well as Scott and Carlo Lorenzo (from Brawler Bearz.)
We also discussed some of the challenges and opportunities that come with integrating web3 into gaming. From the technical hurdles to the legal and regulatory frameworks, we examined the various aspects to consider when building web3 gaming products.
⏪ Recap: The Howl
We discussed a lot in this Howl’s Twitter Spaces! From Superbowl Commercials with Web3 activations to Paris Hilton's metaverse San Valentine's experience, there's a lot of exciting web3 news to explore this past week. We also chat about Uniswap governance issues, Blur's Airdrop, Opensea dropping fees and enforcing on-chain royalties, Spotify's NFT Unlockable Content pilot, and more!
Plus, we have the amazing Natalia Velez, the International Tax Director of Riot Games and Co-Founder of Disrupt3rs, to talk about taxes.
🏆🐳 Outer Edge’s Start-Up Arena
Here comes a unique showcase for Seed to Series A level startups during the greatest web3 event on the West Coast.
Join Outer Edge | LA's Start-up Arena and be part of the greatest web3 event on the West Coast! You'll get the chance to compete for startup glory and get your slice of the expo area, join the pitch showdown & whale tank stage, as well as attend an exclusive invite-only private investor and founder social in Santa Monica!
It's a fantastic opportunity that you won't want to miss, but spaces are limited, so make sure to apply today!
👨🚀👩🚀 Land Grants & Outposts: An Integral Part of the Outer Edge experience
Outer Edge | LA is an amazing opportunity to come together and share our ideas with fellow Web3 pioneers! We’re on a mission to co-create the future together, and we are providing dedicated space inside the LA Convention Center for communities and brands to build their own experiences. We call these “Land Grants.” This way, you can construct your own unique Outposts on-site!
Outposts are such a great way for us to come together and have some fun. Get creative and share the world of art, music, fashion, events, entertainment, workshops, tech, & so much more from your eyes! It's an awesome opportunity to create something special and memorable that we can all enjoy at the Outer Edge.
🤩🎤 More Outer Edge Speakers!
We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that an even more incredible lineup of speakers, musicians, artists, and creators will be joining us at Outer Edge | LA! We are over the moon to have such a talented and diverse group of leaders coming together to share their stories, experiences, and expertise in the world of Web3. Here are more reasons for you to join the fun starting March 20th:
Julie Pacino — Filmmaker & Photographer, Keepers of the Inn
Justin Aversano — CEO, Quantum
Amanda Terry — Co-Founder & COO, OnChainMonkey
Jack O’Holleran — Co-Founder & CEO, SKALE Labs
Brenden Mulligan — CEO, PREMINT & Vulcan
Amen Rahh — Co-Founder & CEO, K12 Crypto
Alisa Jacobs — Founder of LOOP Studios | CEO of Lucid Vision
Brian Anderson — Founder & CEO, RAZE Fintech
Cooper Turley — General Partner, Coop Records
Lisa Carmen Wang — Founder & General Partner, BAD BITCH EMPIRE
Nikki Ainsworth — Community, Collaboration & Social Media Manager, Flower Girls NFT
… and you definitely won't want to miss the festivities or the talks from other amazing Web3 leaders and innovators including:
Stay tuned to the Outer Edge Newsletter and on Twitter for more exciting announcements of our speaker lineup for Outer Edge | LA 2023!
💎💍 CryptoJeweler Exclusive Wearables!
There’s another special treat for those who register to attend Outer Edge | LA before the last-minute FOMO crowd! Thanks to our partner CryptoJeweler, all GA ticket holders will receive a GM Pendant and all VIP Pass holders will receive a VIP Bracelet. Hurry and get yours before they're gone!
✨🧥 Mint your Outer Edge 2023 Bomber Jacket
We are absolutely thrilled to collaborate with DRESSX, the leader in digital fashion and wearable utilities for NFTs, to offer this exclusive Augmented Reality NFT to our guests. With DRESSX's mission to make the fashion industry more sustainable, it's no wonder why they have been so successful! By creating digital fashion garments that emit 97% less Carbon footprint to produce than physical garments, DRESSX is making a real difference in the world.
🪙 Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to claim your free mint here:
📱 Log inside the DRESSX app using your Metamask wallet to unlock this exclusive token-gated wearable:
If you have any questions or issues please reach out to the DressX team:
🐳🎨 Don't miss the WHALE Art Gallery!
All attendees at Outer Edge | LA will be treated to a truly unique art experience, curated and designed by WHALE. It's going to be a high-energy exhibition, featuring glitch art and animation of early works from some of the most iconic creatives in the cryptoart movement. It's incredible that WHALE Vault was able to collect artwork from pioneering artists like XCopy, Neurocolor, Coldie, and Hackatao so early in the NFT movement.
👠👗 Artists Sasa Juste and Zion Otis Present 'Libations', A Haitian Inspired Exhibition in Brooklyn
Sasa Juste and Zion Mohammed have really outdone themselves with this impactful, culturally oriented exhibit that featured Haitian food, refreshments, a medley of music, a photo exhibition, and musical performances. The event’s headlining photo exhibit is a great tribute to Haiti and a fantastic way to raise money for those in need.
Art has a special power to heal, and when it can also help a good cause, it's even more meaningful. While Haiti has been facing a lot of turmoil in recent years, including political unrest, gang violence, and a lack of access to healthcare and clean water. Thankfully, there are movements like these that are making a real difference with the power of art.
Each photograph on display is available for purchase, and each buyer will get the only version of that unique print, which will come with a free NFT for authenticity verification. What’s more, 50% of the proceeds will be allocated to Haiti and helping Haitian families. It's amazing to see how art sales have been able to benefit charities and make a real difference in the world!
If you want to support Sasa's cause, you can listen to their latest EP, "Keys To The Throne," on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and Tidal.
👠👗 Digital Fashion Week NYC Is Bringing The Runway To The Metaverse
It's amazing how technology is transforming the fashion industry, and how Cryptocurrency, NFTs, The Metaverse, and XR are allowing people to experiment and augment their brands and products. I was so excited to hear about Digital Fashion Week, the hybrid physical/virtual fashion exhibition that debuted a Metaverse fashion experience. It's incredible that fashion lovers from all over the world can come together and experience fashion in such an immersive and engaging way.
It's no surprise that a lot of traditionalists are still skeptical about the concept of virtual immersion being integrated into major industries. However, this is something we need to accept and embrace. We can expect to see a lot more refinement with NFTs and Cryptocurrency over the next decade, and while there may be a few bumps along the way, it's exciting to think of the possibilities that digital integrations can bring. Increased brand exposure, improved consumer engagement, and fan-interactability are just a few of the benefits that could come from Digital Fashion Week and other digital initiatives.
🤖⚔️ Meta Creates Product Team Focused on Generative AI; Elon Musk Assembles Team to Build ChatGPT Rival
Mark Zuckerberg made an exciting announcement on Monday - Meta is creating a new product group focused on generative AI! This is great news, as it means they'll be exploring experiences with text, images, video, and more. Plus, Elon Musk is reportedly assembling a team to build a ChatGPT rival, which is sure to be an exciting development. It's fantastic to see tech giants exploring the potential of generative AI and pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
🎮🕹️ Web3 Game Launcher HyperPlay Goes Live in Public Early Access
HyperPlay is an awesome new web3 game launcher co-developed by former Metamask operations lead jacobc.eth and web3 gaming DAO Game7. It's such a great way to make gaming more secure and convenient. With HyperPlay, players can easily connect their wallet to the launcher and complete transactions in every native desktop game they install and launch from the platform. It's really a revolutionary way to play games!
🙋♂️🙋♀️ Free GA Tickets Up for Grabs! 🎟️
Help make Outer Edge | LA possible by volunteering! This is an incredible way to meet and be part of the same team who brought you the Edge of NFT podcast. Plus, you get a complimentary GA ticket to enjoy the experience when you're not volunteering—which is provided during times off throughout the day for breaks and lunch. It's a win-win!
🔧🔨 Wanna co-create with Outer Edge | LA?
Are you looking to get your business or organization in front of the cutting-edge Web3 community? Joining us at Outer Edge | LA is the perfect way to do just that! It's the largest Web3 gathering in Southern California and offers an incredible opportunity to meet passionate and engaged innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders. What's more, with the right sponsorship package, you can get great exposure for your brand, create meaningful connections with key players in the industry, and help foster the growth of the Web3 ecosystem.
📰🔦 Hello Vacay x Edge of Company
Outer Edge | LA has partnered with HelloVacay to make it more affordable to attend the event by offering attendees a free Pilot Passport NFT and membership access that provides private, unpublished hotel rates that are not publicly available.
Your Pilot membership will save you a minimum of 5% and up to 30% off hotel rates accessible to the general public, as well as free airport lounge access during flight delays.
In addition, HelloVacay will show you how you can easily expand your savings up to 60% off and receive unlimited airport lounge access.
📰🔦 Whet Your Appetite FREE w/ Outer Edge LA | Online Pass (from In.Live x Edge of Company)
No matter you are you can get amped about Outer Edge | LA through some free online content from last year’s NFT | LA event. We are excited to announce a strategic partnership with IN.LIVE to power the direct-to-consumer video content sections of our digital properties that will feature new and archive content from our conferences, events, podcasts, and interview series. Click the link below to register for FREE, yes FREE access to selected content from NFT | LA 2022. Watch free now and stay up to date on our upcoming online content offerings for Outer Edge | LA 2023.
📰🔦 Cryptonite x Edge of Company
Cryptonite is a brotherly duo that's designing, branding, and building the companies and brands of the future. Creating online experiences through design and building renowned, impactful brands has always been our forte.
And by leveraging years of business development and strategy, design and brand expertise, and a passion for all things Web3, we created Cryptonite's Design and Branding services to guide and build world-changing brands.
From startups to household name brands, we work closely with each client to develop a clear and concise brand identity and digital presence that builds loyal brand followings.
📰🔦 Alter New Media x Edge of Company
LGBTQ+ and woman-owned Alter New Media provides purpose-driven marketing, public relations, influencer marketing, partnership facilitation, and digital production from a trained professional team. Their services are designed to empower companies and creators to obtain their visionary business and/or creative goals while also making a difference in the world. Though industry agnostic, Alter New Media primarily supports companies involved in Web3, technology, and social impact.
Alter New Media is most known for its unique approach to cause marketing with its proprietary service, “Purposeful Partnership” (for-profit + non-profit matching in strategic publicity campaigns). They also have their own in-house influencer talent board, working with established entertainment professionals, entrepreneurs, social impact leaders, musicians, and many others.
Alter New Media has supported nearly 700 companies worldwide in just five years. Alter New Media’s purpose-driven approach maintains the ethos for all of their clients and creators: purpose and profit are never mutually exclusive. Follow Alter New Media on IG @alternewmedia and visit their website www.alternewmedia.com.
🐺📱 Howl Labs x Edge of Company
Introducing Howl Labs, a marketing communications and creative agency that specializes in the cutting-edge technology of NFTs, decentralized finance, blockchain infrastructure, autonomous organizations, and digital asset exchanges. Our team of industry experts in the arts, entertainment, SaaS, fintech, and Web3 technologies will guide you through every step of the process, from ideation to market launch. Whether you're a startup or an established company looking to transition into the Web3 industry, Howl's unique hybrid consulting model offers you the support you need in marketing, public relations, and product development. Make your ideas come to life with Howl.
🏫🤝 Blockchain Training Alliance: Answers your Questions about Blockchain!
Blockchain Training Alliance delivers the most relevant course material, instruction, and certification on blockchains around the globe. It has trained the largest companies and many governmental agencies in the United States and around the world since 2017.
Blockchain Training Alliance is a top leader in the field, counting among its clients IBM, Microsoft, Disney, Morgan Stanley, and many more, and offering a wide array of technical and non-technical courses.
So, hurry and sign up for the Blockchain Training Alliance course that best fits your needs! Use discount code “EdgeOf” for 50% OFF, and start your next block today!
📻 Edge of NFT Episode Drops
*3 new episodes in this edition—Enjoy! 😉
It’s AI unplugged in this session of Twitter Spaces by NFT LA Live (now Outer Edge) and Howl Labs as leaders in the field introduce us to a couple of interesting use cases for AI. Rana Gujral from Behavioral Signals, NFT artist REO, and data scientist Science Stanley give us a peek at what’s going on in the intersection between Web3…
Outer Edge 2023 is fast approaching and things are becoming even more exciting. In this quick YouTube interview, Josh and Zach sit down with the guys at Altcoin Daily and discuss what this innovation festival is going to be about. This year’s NFT event is going to be fueled by a combination of technology and community. This is going to…
In this episode, the Edge of NFT team talks to Cathy Hackl of Journey, who recently wrote a book: “Into the Metaverse.” They discuss the fascinating topic of reimagining the physical. It's also great to hear Bryan Myint of Republic Crypto's insights too. It's great to see how technology is transforming the way we think about physical objects…
In today’s episode of Edge of NFT, we bring you to Seoul Meta Week, a platform to create the blockchain-based ecosystem value and share knowledge of trends and information about the Metaverse, NFTs, Web3, and blockchain technology with the experts, NFT artists, NFT collectors, and top players in this industry. Tune in to hear…
With the continuous rise of NFTs in today's economy, many things have been digitized and brought into the online world. The art market is one of the leading spaces to make this transition, giving artists a brand new platform to showcase their talent. John Crain and Zack Yanger Of SuperRare Labs are at the heart of this…
Live from Token2049, a premier crypto event organized annually in Singapore and London, Josh Kriger sits down for an insightful conversation with some of the leading figures in crypto. In this episode, Yohan Lee and his team at Sandbox share how they’re achieving steady growth even during the bear market, as well as the exciting…
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🥚 NFT Nuggets
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❓ Edge Question of the Week
Will Artificial Intelligence (like ChatGPT) open the world towards Web3 integrations?
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