The Edge of NFT Newsletter | Issue #20
Giveaways | DraftKings + Metabilia Sports NFTs | Welcome, mpost.io! | Davos Roll Call | Living Tree In SoHo | NFT Nuggets, And More!
😍 Listener Love: Learn, Earn, and Build
Strangeloop x Edge of NFT Giveaway
Strangeloop Studios is an LA-based media production company focusing on concert visuals, immersive experiences, music videos, and new narrative forms.
Strangeloop is giving away a Spirit Bomb NFT metapass to 10 lucky winners. Spirit Bomb metapass is the first NFT of its kind featuring virtual artists as instruments of shared creativity. They will mint 4,444 NFTs of their most popular virtual being, Spirit Bomb in June 2022 and share ten with our community!
Learn more here. Enter using the button below. (Giveaway ends on May 26, 2022 11:59PM PST)
Virtue Animation x Edge of NFT Giveaway
Virtue Animation is a WEB3 studio that produces innovative, high-quality IP for the metaverse. Virtue combines legendary creative storytelling with the international production to build a community around new worlds, engaging stories, & timeless characters.
Virtue is giving away 3 NFTs and 20 whitelist spots.
Learn more here. Enter using the button below. (Giveaway ends on May 24, 2022 11:59PM PST)
👑DraftKings Partners with Metabilia
Hey NFT sports fans, check this out…DraftKings has just teamed up with Metabilia, a memorabilia and NFT company operating at the forefront of physical and digital collectibles. Metabilia will become the latest NFT supplier on DraftKings Marketplace. The collaboration introduces “Membership NFTs” for fans to chronicle the careers of top young players. The NFTs will feature star major leaguers beginning with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Ronald Acuña Jr., Shane Bieber, Wander Franco, Joe Musgrove, and Fernando Tatís Jr. This debut collection is expected to drop on May 4, 2022 starting at 3pm ET exclusively on DraftKings Marketplace. Read more about this breakthrough news in sports on the DraftKings website. You can also join the DraftKings Marketplace Discord server to keep up with the latest news.
Ⓜ️Metaverse Digest (by mpost.io)
Welcome to our new featured section presented by our partners at mpost.io! mpost (Metaverse Post) is our go-to resource for everything about the Metaverse in one place. You can count on them to bring you the best analytics, insights, news, interviews, and more. It becomes clearer every day that the metaverse is going to be a huge part of our futures. And NFTs will be seamlessly integrated, so we want everyone in our awesome tribe to be on the cutting edge of everything metaversal. Enjoy!
“NFTs are the Tinder of the art world,” said Marc Dennis, whose hyper-realistic paintings traverse art fairs from Miami Beach to Dallas. What does that mean? Like all art, it’s up to you. Over a year since NFTs caught the limelight, they’re still a force in the art world. Artists with existing practices have, to varying degrees, incorporated blockchain technology into their worldviews. Like many, Dennis first heard the term in relation to Beeple’s auction at Christie’s.
With all the frenzy, funding, and feuding, NFTs have transcended their denotation. An NFT is just something recorded on a blockchain. The technology has been applied to art as a method of proving ownership and authenticity, but the term ‘NFT’ has grown conflated with digital media in general. It’s not. However, the tech does seem to come in tandem with larger changes in the art world, which reflects larger changes in society.
“It seems like an acceleration of what Instagram has done,” said Andrew Woolbright. “The speed of circulation has shortened the fuse on a lot of work to be quickly understood and digestible. Mystery works without clear meaning, anything that produces a sense of delay feels more fugitive, but NFTS aren’t solely to blame for that. There’s a speed of enticement that virtual circulation necessitates, and maybe fewer artists feel the need to resist it.”
In recent days, Bancor–a liquidity pools and staking product developed by Githubs, Docs, Dev Channel, and Bug Bounty–announced the launch of Bancor3. The team told Metaverse Post that Bancor3 “promises single-sided staking with full 100% impermanent loss protection and represents a huge leap forward for defi.”
Apple filed a patent filed this month suggesting the company is diving into both autonomous vehicles and VR at the same time. So if you’ve ever dreamed of playing your favorite VR game while riding down the freeway, it looks like Apple wants to help you out with an in-car headset.
Meta has announced that social media company Instagram is going to begin offering “digital collectibles” to develop a new creator economy. The company, which has a bad reputation for exploiting users’ privacy, truly believes in blockchain technology and shared that Web3 has the potential to empower creators around the globe. The tech giant also plans to implement digital collectibles on Facebook in the future.
🌱Spirit Seed/Living Tree In AR SoHo Art Walk
Are you going to NFT NYC June 20-23? So are we! Maybe we’ll see you there! And even more than that, we have some alpha on one of the coolest experiences you just might get access to while painting the Big Apple red.
We’ll be participating in an augmented reality NFT art gallery experience that will span several physical locations throughout SoHo NYC, one of the most established centers of arts and culture on the planet.
Edge of NFT will not only be there and be an official partner, but our Spirit Seed and Living Tree NFTs will be an integral part of this. We’ll take full advantage of the AR capacities we have.
Details are still forming so we will update you when there is more info. But this will be an invite-only event June 21-22.
And the awesome news is that our Spirit Seed NFT holders will get free access!
More info to come, so stay tuned.
⭐ Featured Collaborators
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🌎Davos Roll Call!
Going to Davos? Lest us know!
Reply to this message or reach out to contact@edgeofnft. We’ll be connecting with world leaders in web3 and beyond in just about one week. Since launching the Edge of NFT podcast just over one year and recently hosting NFT | LA we’ve realized our community is brimming with changemakers. There’s a good chance you might be there with us, but don’t be a stranger.
And if you want to partner with us in Davos there’s still time. We’re looking to feature some incredible organizations while we’re there. Email email@example.com, subject line: “DAVOS” to inquire.
📻 Edge of NFT Episode Drops
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The status quo is that it takes a hundred million dollars and four years to make a movie, and all that investment happens before and creator finds out whether that movie has an engaged community. But Virtue Animation flips that model around…
Looking for a token issuance platform that can do it all? Today’s guest might have just the thing for you. John Patrick Mullin is the co-founder of SOMA.Finance, the world's first globally-compliant multi-asset DEX issuance and lending platform…
Before the pandemic, many Latin American governments thought blockchain-based property was a scam but nowadays crypto and NFTs are beginning to look like a doorway to opportunity for the region…
🥚 NFT Nuggets
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