The Edge of NFT Newsletter | Issue #33
Giveaways | NFT LA Twitter Spaces | NFT LA 2023 Speakers! | NFT Now Gateway, Miami | ARCrypto Shout Out | MPost Spotlight | Edge @ Gaming X LA | Drops | NFT Nuggets, and More!
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✨ARCrypto X Edge of NFT Giveaway
ARCrypto has partnered up with Edge of NFT to give away:
1 FREE Mini Course - "Blueprint to Becoming Your Own Bank", + a FREE consultation with a DeFi specialist!
(Mini Course valued at $297)
(Specialist Consult. valued at $500)
Who is ARCrypto?
Most people aren't in control of their money because the current banking model is antiquated and restrictive. ARCrypto believes everyone should have access to the most significant wealth transfer of all time. They understand how daunting it can seem, which is why they've spent the last 4 years helping over 300 ARC students take charge of their finances!
Learn more about the giveaway here. Enter using the button below. (Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on November 26, 2022)
🏡HOME Coin Finance X Edge of NFT Giveaway
HOME Coin Finance has partnered with Edge of NFT to give away:
3x Boosted Home NFTs! (2) NFTs valued at $250 + (1) NFT valued at $500
What is HOME Coin?
HOME Coin is a new cryptocurrency backed by the same mortgages used by governments, insurance companies, and high-net-worth individuals to preserve and grow their wealth. HOME Coin is available to anyone in the world with a DeFi wallet. Payments from the loans backed by homes flow back to the holders of HOME Coin. So you get a stablecoin backed by homes in the US and a part of the payments from homeowners.
Learn more about HOME Coin Finance here.
Learn more about the giveaway here. Enter using the button below. (Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on December 4, 2022)
🦜NFT LA Live Thrives on Twitter Spaces!
Next Up: Learn about Frictionless Web3 experiences…
Save the Date: Dec 8, 2022, 7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST
And tune in to the episode: Frictionless Web3 Experiences, by NFT LA Live
Use the link above to set a reminder for our next live Twitter Spaces. Turn on Twitter notifications so that you don’t miss it!
Let’s Recap Our Last Sessions:
Click below or follow this link to review the recording.
We also enjoyed a rousing session with Matt Kalish of Draft Kings the week before. That’s right, our Twitter Spaces now happen every week. Check out our recording from Nov. 17th with the button below.
🏖🏝 Meet Some of Your NFT LA 2023 Speakers!
💧✨ Featured Episode & Intel: NFT Now and Edge of NFT Talk!
If you’re looking for something awesome to do in Miami next week, then tune into the episode embedded above! Its a fun and informative chat Matt Medved of NFT Now. He shares about their event in collaboration with Mana Common heating up this year’s Miami Art Week:
A 5-Day Festival from Nov 29 - Dec 03. In 2021, they showed the world a new dawn for creators with The Gateway, an immersive gallery that introduced NFTs to the masses. This year, they’re moving beyond the screen in creating the first-ever web3 metropolis during Art Basel 2022.
Over the course of 5 days, we’re taking over 12 buildings and 2 city blocks in Downtown Miami to unite the Web3 community for a landmark experience unlike any other. Featuring leading artists, community partners, speakers, and performers, the event will form an unprecedented nucleus for creative empowerment. Join as we embark upon an inspiring new chapter together. The Gateway is currently at capacity. Please join the waitlist for tickets here.
📢Project Shout out ARCrypto🎖
Most people aren't in control of their money because the current banking model is antiquated and restrictive. The money you have isn't earning the returns that it should. You're trapped in a 9-5 position that caps your income. You don't have the time to figure it out all on your own. Learn More Here.
ARCrypto teaches you how to invest in cryptocurrency. Earn passive income, generate wealth, and enjoy financial freedom. Book a call with a Defi specialist here to know how exactly it is done!
ARCrypto believes everyone deserves the ability to unlock access to unbelievable financial gain.
🔑 MPost Spotlights on Secret Network & Stability AI 🔒
You’ve got to check this out…
Our friends from Cryptomeria Capital and Mpost released a comprehensive overview of Secret Network. They went deep into their fundraising, ecosystem, and tech features, especially their NFT stack.
You can read the full research report to have a complete understanding of the Secret Network ecosystem and how they are preserving privacy.
On top of that, if you’ve been paying attention to AI trends, you know that NFT, design, and art space are getting completely overtaken by it. And now, Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion 2 algorithm is finally public. MPost is covering this exciting development as well.
Read more here.
🎯Edge @ Gaming X LA
On Nov 14, NFT LA co-hosted a 1-day summit dedicated to gaming, music, and entertainment for leading entertainment advisors -- followed by a VIP Casino Night on Nov 15. Thanks to all who made it out to Santa Monica, and a shout out to Trusted Advisor for co-hosting the fabulous event!
Innovators, investors, and entertainment advisors connected in an exclusive networking environment and learned during 6 carefully curated talks delivered on the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. We dove into opportunities for top film and music acts to expand their audience and generate revenue in the gaming space. Topics included the current investment climate, gaming meets web3 and the metaverse, Esports, the future of IP, and more. The event included special presentations from Mathieu Nouzareth, CEO of The Sandbox, and Jesse “Aggroed” Reich, CEO of Splinterlands!
✈🏖Edge @ Miami for the Miami Art Week + Art Basel Miami Beach 2022
Join us in Miami as we celebrate the moment Miami becomes the center of the art world: from November 29 through December 4, 2022. This vibrant city will be hosting a galaxy of over 20 international art fairs, more than 1,200 galleries, thousands of artists, and tens of thousands of art lovers.
ZK Advancer is an accelerator program focused on global startups in the blockchain and non-fungible token (NFT) space. It strives to identify and foster NFT innovation in culture, arts, entertainment, gaming, financial services, data management, decentralized finance (DeFi), and other related fields. High-potential early-stage projects and startups from around the world are accepted into the program. They receive training, mentorship, a launchpad, access to a wide network of Web3 partners, and monetary investment of US$250,000. Meet the ZK Advancer Cohort on Monday, November 28!
In partnership with The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming metaverse, Brinc launched The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator Program. The program aims to identify, mentor, and invest in promising startups in the space. Accelerated startups will be empowered to contribute to The Sandbox’s rapidly growing ecosystem and actively engage with its existing and ever-growing user base. Meet the Fall 2022 Cohort on November 29.
Two incredible collections to watch out for at Scope, Art Basel 2022:
Time To Be Happy 00:01 transforms physical, antique timepieces into futuristic art in a never-before-seen collaboration of artists and web3 innovators. Curated by gmoney, seven 1-of-1 physical pieces with corresponding NFTs will be auctioned on Nifty Gateway. The auctions will occur from Nov 29 to Dec 5. Finally, a live presentation at Scope will feature the artists Dec 2, 4-5 pm. The base structures are antique punch-in/out clocks, transformed to display digital art by Benzi. Each of these is then iconically restyled by 7 renowned artists. Artists include Jen Stark, Jake Fried, Micah Johnson, Ron English, Bryan Brinkman, Jack Butcher, and Swoon. Each of them tells their stories of artistry, journey, and inspiration. Tastemakers Superchief Gallery and Swan Sit serve as advisors. Your brain is about to melt. #TimeToBeHappyArt
Time To Be Happy: https://www.benzistudio.com/time-to-be-happy
On Dec 2, 10am - 4pm at Carillon Wellness Resort, 6801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Our partners for wellness at NFTLA, Peace Inside Live, are collaborating with other star players to deliver a day of recharging and relaxing during Art Basel. Join at the Carillon Wellness Resort. Event collaborators include Weosh, SheBlooms, Prjct, Self Love Club, Infinite Spaces and Art Botanica.
An intersection of art, tech, and wellness, along with immersive wellness experiences like breathwork, sound healing, vitamin shots, wellness shots, and juices. Experience plant music where frequencies from vegetation like flowers and mushrooms are captured and then composed to create a whole new interactive experience with nature. Violinist and DJ Yerahm Paul Lee will be entertaining guests with binaural beats.
There will be 3 panels on the future of wellness and tech, bringing wellness to tech through art and psychedelics & expanding consciousness in the digital age. Speakers such as Swopes, Geummy, Tal Navarro, Shira Lazar, Dr. Scott Fischer, and other community leaders will be there.
Rsvp link: https://www.weosh.club/rsvp
We will also conduct interviews at Women in Web3 on Wednesday, Nov 30, to celebrate the lives of Web3 women & non-binary individuals with a curated networking event you won't want to miss! You can RSVP HERE.
We hope to see you there frens!
Creator Spotlight: Filmmaker, Photographer and Founder Toni Thai Sterrett
Toni has been a successful creator for most of her life. Having grown up in and around the Entertainment business, she knew she collided with something special when she learned about the NFT Space. She was captivated by the premise that NFTs allow artists and creators to receive lifetime royalties for their work. So, in that, she created a safe space to explore NFTs with the launch of Bad Grrls Creative Club. The name was inspired by a TV exec basically telling her that she had to be the opposite of who she really was to be “taken seriously.” Following on that she was advised to change the way she dressed to become successful. For Toni, hearing that “Rihanna can post pics in bikinis on Instagram, but you’re not Rihanna” was a punch in the gut. Heartbroken but not shaken, Toni knew that being an artist had very little to do with what’s on the outside. So www.badgrrlsCC.com was born. The name isn’t meant to exclude men, it’s meant to remind us that the captain of this ship will not conform. Toni boasts that she’s the first creator to have an artist residnecy for her NFT project. This AIR was even secured pre-mint and at The Greene Space in NYC in September 2022. Green Space is home to NPR/WNYC/NYPR.
Green Space AIR: https://www.thegreenespace.org/series/artist-in-residence-toni-thai-sterrett/
The next Artist In Residency for BGCC takes place at www.Zerospace.co in January 2023.
📻 Edge of NFT Episode Drops
A mortgage is hardly accessible to everybody but banks and the government. But through savvy blockchain technology uses, this can finally be opened up to people of all levels of wealth. Eathan Janney, together with guest hosts Zach Sekar and Ben Noble, talks with Karl Jacob of homecoin.finance. Karl shares how their platform helps Defi investors acquire a consistent yield through Stablecoin backed by home mortgages. He explains how they use the power of NFTs to make properties exist both in the blockchain and the real world…
Blockchains don’t have to be difficult or expensive to use. Today, Jack O’Holleran from SKALE talks with the team about the first interoperable blockchain network fully optimized for Web3 user experience and security. Imagine a blockchain network capable of running an unlimited number of fast, on-demand, pooled-security Blockchains with zero gas fees to end users. Want to learn more? Tune in to discover this blockchain network of the future…
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 stuff they’re doing in Singapore and Asia. Max Kordek of Lisk tells us how he sees blockchain development going and how Lisk is contributing to the space. Jeff Morris Jr. of Chapter One shares how NFTs can affect the subscription space and why you don’t need to start with decentralization for everything. Meanwhile, Jagdeep Sidhu of Syscoin explains how DAOs are going to be the critical piece upon which our future structures will be built, and what Syscoin is doing to evolve the sophistication of DAOs…
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 community, as they curate a diverse group of artists to promote and sell their work in independent NFT galleries and auctions…
🥚 NFT Nuggets
❓ Edge Question of the Week
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