The Edge of NFT Newsletter | Issue #39
NFT LA Expands To Outer Edge | Giveaways | Twitter Spaces | Land Grants & Outposts | Exclusive Twitter Community | New Keynote Speaker | Solana Spaces | Podcast Drops | NFT Nuggets, and More!
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📢🚀 Outer Edge | LA Countdown
It's time to get excited, because Outer Edge | LA is back in Los Angeles in one month! This incredible event is the biggest and best Web3 gathering, and it's happening on March 20-23. You won't want to miss it - the lineup of amazing speakers is sure to blow you away. Plus, you'll get to experience so many exciting activations and learn all about the latest innovations in metaverse, blockchain, and more! This is going to be an incredible event, so don't miss out - join us and see for yourself!
👨💻👩💻 HACKATHON! Build the Future of Web3 Together
Build the next big thing at Outer Edge | LA Hackathon and compete to win $10,000+ in prizes! Join a community of coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists in co-creating the future of Web3. Anyone can apply regardless of attendance to Outer Edge | LA or hackathon experience. We will be selecting participants based on the application they submit to ensure everyone has an excellent community experience.
Just hit the "Apply to Hack" button and fill out the form. If you’re selected, you'll get a message with your team’s free GA pass via Eventbrite!
EDGE 😍 Listener Love: Learn, Earn and Build
We are absolutely delighted to be collaborating with our amazing podcast guests to give away NFTs to our most dedicated subscribers and followers! We want to show our appreciation to those who have been with us since the beginning, and this is the perfect way to do it.
This is one of the last chances to get your hands on something special before Outer Edge | LA, so don't miss out! Come and join us today and you might just be the lucky one to win something incredible!
🏨🌒 NEAR House by Supermoon: What It Takes to Be Part of the Top Builders Experience at ETH Denver
You’ll be thrilled by this upcoming event: NEAR House by Supermoon Camp! It’s a great opportunity to top builders and founders from the Near community to come together and collaborate. This year’s theme is “Stay Together, Build Together” and they have a curated agenda with in-depth brainstorming sessions to explore growth and adoption strategies. Plus, the luxurious accommodations and hands-on building activities sound like a great way to maximize the experience. It’s awesome that Supermoon Camp is dedicated to providing these amazing experiences for the Crypto and Web3 communities.
The Outer Edge | LA team is giving away tickets to 2 lucky winners to be part of the Supermoon experience at #EthDenver! You can learn about and enter the giveaway (Ends at 11:59 PM PT on February 22, 2023) through the Outer Edge Twitter account:
🏘️ Roofstock X Edge of NFT Giveaway
Who is Roofstock?
Roofstock is building the world's leading real estate investment marketplace. Their mission is to make ownership of investment real estate radically accessible, cost-effective and simple. Roofstock lets everyone from first-time investors to global asset managers evaluate, purchase and own residential investment properties with confidence from anywhere in the world. Since launch, they have surpassed $5 billion in transactions and continue to disrupt the industry with cutting edge technology and innovations.
What is Outer Edge?
For four days on March 20-23, 2023, get connected, co-create and experience the Web3 and NFT Community with thousands of the world's leaders, investors, brands, enthusiasts, and experts at Outer Edge | LA — an experiential event like no other.
Explore the city of angels, immerse yourself in LA's robust nightlife, and journey into its new role as a global conduit for the adoption of Web3 in sports, music, art, and entertainment.
You can learn about and enter the giveaway (Ends at 11:59 PM PST on February 21, 2023) using the button below:
🦜Outer Edge Thrives on Twitter Spaces!
Hey, have you heard about the Outer Edge team's Twitter Spaces discussion every Thursday? It's awesome! It's a great opportunity for users of all levels to stay informed on the latest news in Web3, ask questions, and connect with the 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
This is an awesome way to stay up-to-date on all the latest news in the Web3 space! Every two weeks, we dive into the top news and having a conversation with guests and the Outer Edge team about the latest and greatest is a great way to stay informed and engaged. I'm sure it will be a great experience to hear everyone’s perspective and their experience in the Web3 space. You’re sure to pick up some interesting anecdotes!
Join us on: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 4:30pm EST / 7:30pm PST
▶️ Next Up: Leveling Up Gaming
Are you ready to join us for an amazing conversation with some of the top Web3 developers? We've got an action-packed episode in store for you, where we'll be discussing the future of NFT gaming and all the latest and greatest technology breakthroughs. It's sure to be an amazing episode, so don't miss out! We can't wait to share our insights with you - it's going to be awesome!
Join us on: Thursday, March 2, 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: AI Unplugged
Yesterday, we explored the world of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on our daily lives is such an interesting and important topic. We'll get to learn about the basics of AI, the latest advancements, and even future predictions. Plus, we'll get to discuss the different applications of AI in the Web3 space and how it can impact the space in various ways.
We’re excited to learn more about this with our guests: Humayun Sheikh (CEO of Fetch AI,) Manish Goyal (Senior Partner, Global AI & Analytics Leader of IBM Consulting,) Matty (AKA @DCLBlogger, Founder of MetaKey,) and Rana Gujral (CEO of Behavioral Signals) - let's dive in!
⏪ Recap: The Howl
In this episode, we discussed the most relevant news with Thomas Emmanuel (CPO of Yellowheart.) This is an exciting dive into the latest Web3, such as Google's BARD AI announcement and the $100B loss after their chatbot gave the wrong answer; Crypto Ads from being absent from this year's Superbowl - a true reflection of the bear market; NFT Ticketing and all the advantages and use cases it provides, as well as the community and fan engagement opportunities it opens up—and more!
🏆🐳 Start Up Arena: Do you have what it takes to compete?
Join Outer Edge | LA's Start up Arena and be part of the greatest web3 event on the West Coast! Get the chance to compete for startup glory and gain access to an expo area, pitch showdown, whale tank stage, and an exclusive invite-only private investor and founder social in Santa Monica. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity - spaces are limited, so apply now!
🏝️🚜 Interested in becoming an integral part of the Outer Edge experience?
At the heart of Outer Edge is a mission to co-create the future together, a great way to achieve this is by providing dedicated space inside the LA Convention Center for communities and brands to build their own experiences, we can all come together and share our ideas with fellow Web3 pioneers. We are offering Land Grants so that you can construct our own unique Outposts.
Outposts can be a great way for us to come together and have some fun. We can involve art, music, fashion, events, entertainment, workshops, tech, or any other kind of collaborative activation. It's a great way to create unique and transformative experiences that we can all enjoy. Let's make sure to make the most of these outposts and have a great time!
🤩🎤 More Outer Edge Speakers!
We are absolutely delighted to share the news that even more incredible speakers, musicians, artists, and creators will be joining us at Outer Edge | LA 2023! We are so excited to have such a talented and diverse group of individuals coming together to share their stories and experiences. We know that this event will be one to remember and can’t wait to see what amazing ideas, projects, and conversations come out of it!
Mohamed Ezeldin — Head of Tokenomics, Animoca Brands
Michelle Reeves — Co-Founder & CEO, MAVION
Scott Greenberg — CEO, Blockchain Creative Labs | Co-Founder & CEO, Bento Box Entertainment
RarityJan — Founder & CEO, Dopamine
Micah Ray — skidrowcrypto | Web3 Journalist | Founder, proSEED.io
CryptoJeweler — Creator of the Finest Digital Jewelry on the Blockchain
Tal Navarro — Founder, CEO & Marketing Strategist, Social-Lady.com | Founder, Winweb3.io
Matt Medved — Co-Founder, CEO & EIC, nft now
But wait, we have more:
Jennifer Prince — Chief Commercial Officer, Los Angeles Rams
Scott Page — Saxist, Pink Floyd | Founder, Think:NFT
Miguel Faus — Degen Filmmaker, Calladita Film
Stephanie Howard — Co-Founder & COO, Endstate
Leo Matchett — Co-Founder & CEO, Decentralized Pictures
Ivan Perez — Founder & CEO, Howl
Stay tuned on the Outer Edge Newsletter and on Twitter for more exciting announcements of our initial speaker lineup for Outer Edge LA 2023! If you would like to propose a great talk, applications can be submitted here.
🏢🖼️ Into the Metaverse: The Essential Guide to the Business Opportunities of the Web3 Era
Look out for an Edge of NFT episode with the amazing Cathy Hackl soon. Why wait to dig into her awesome insights though? Check out her new book!
This book, Into the Metaverse, is essential reading for any executive published by Bloomsbury. It will completely reshape how you think about the internet and its place in the success of businesses today and into the future. We've already seen how the internet has gone from connecting us to information to connecting people through social media, and now Web3 is connecting people, places, and things. This is a monumental shift that will merge our physical and digital lives, and it's going to shake things up even more than social media did. Into the Metaverse is the perfect business guide to understanding the technologies behind this shift, and the opportunities it presents to businesses and society.
If you’re attending Outer Edge LA, you can be one of the few to win signed copies of her book! Get your tickets here:
About the Author
Cathy Hackl is an amazing web3 and metaverse strategist, tech futurist, speaker, and author! She has worked with some of the most innovative metaverse-related companies like HTC VIVE, Magic Leap, and AWS, and is currently consulting with some of the world's leading brands like P&G, Clinique, Ralph Lauren, and Orlando Economic Partnership. She is one of the world's first Chief Metaverse Officers and the co-founder of Journey, where she assists luxury, fashion, and beauty brands to create successful web3 and metaverse strategies and helps them build worlds in platforms like Roblox, Fortnite, Decentraland, The Sandbox, and more. It's amazing to see the work she has done and the impact she has made in the metaverse space!
🏢🖼️ Superchief NFT Gallery Celebrates Grand Opening at the World Trade Center
Superchief Gallery NFT opened its doors to an eager crowd of RSVPs, celebrating its new home at the Canvas 3.0, located within the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center. It was truly a sight to behold, with digital artwork dropping on Nifty Gateway, Foundation, and Manifold, and over 40 total exhibitions planned for 2023.
It was a great example of community initiative, providing independent creators with a safe space for digital and physical events, activations and installations. Plus, with over 300,000 daily visitors, this immersive space is making Web 3.0 more accessible and bringing high-level digital art to the masses. It was wonderful to hear the guests connecting and exploring potential opportunities within the art industry.
⛓️🪙 Ordinal Punks on Bitcoin: A Comprehensive Guide
When Ordinal Punks launched in January, it had the Bitcoin community divided. Some were skeptical about bringing NFTs to Bitcoin, while others were excited to explore a new use case on the blockchain. But last week, the collection made headlines when Punk 94 sold for 9.5 BTC, and it's clear that Ordinal Punks are here to stay! It's really impressive how Ordinal Punks have been able to create a unique NFT collection using the Bitcoin blockchain - it's definitely more complex than what users on Ethereum or other layer-2 blockchains are used to, but it's great to see the Bitcoin community embracing new ideas.
📊📱 Industry Experts Weigh in on the Rise of Decentralized Social Platforms
It's great to see that there is a growing interest in decentralized social platforms, which offer an alternative to the traditional social media networks that rely on centralized servers and data storage. It's no secret that web2 social media networks have been misusing and manipulating user data for a while now, and this is a huge issue for many people. For example, Facebook has been repeatedly criticized for its handling of user data and its use of personal information for targeted advertising. Furthermore, Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter in November caused a lot of controversy, as he reportedly fired hundreds of employees and started charging a fee for the previously free verified blue tick service. It's fantastic to see that people are starting to take their personal data more seriously and are looking for better alternatives.
❤️🩹🤝 Meet the teams helping make Outer Edge & many other Web3 projects possible
Social impact is all about making a positive difference in the world. It's about using technology to create solutions that benefit society and help people in need. Web3 is a great way to build and support organizations that are dedicated to making a positive change. It provides the tools and resources needed to create lasting change and make a positive difference in the world. It's incredibly important that we build and support organizations that are dedicated to social impact, as it can help build a better future for everyone.
Edge of Company is proud to be working with—and building a better world with our community partners: YOUNGA / Bridging the Gap, Movember, The Giving Block, Impact NFTs, HUG, Flower Girls NFT, Fork Hunger, B Generous, Auradogs, Angel Alliance, On Chain Monkey (Meta Good,) GetChange, All Star Code, Fundation, Live Out Live and more!
Stay tuned for more information about all the great people behind these great names and what they’re doing to make a positive change!
Outer Edge is also partnered with the top media companies to provide the latest and greatest news, updates, and insights for Web3 developers and enthusiasts. It's great to see such a commitment to keeping everyone informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in the industry.
Catch your favorite authors, bloggers and influencers from: Blockchain Beach, Creeseworks, Forbes Japan, Artbit DAO, Morning Brew, Smart Venture Media, Wolf Financial, Coin Telegraph, NBC Universal, One37PM, VOA PR, Decrypt, The Wrap, NFT Now, and many more!
🔧🔨 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.
📰🔦 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 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
*6 new episodes in this edition—Enjoy! 😉
This episode features Kieran Warwick, a proven serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Illuvium. Working alongside his brother Kain Warwick in e-commerce, Kieran was exposed to Bitcoin and Ethereum early on. His enthusiasm for the crypto space led to joining Blueshyft. While there, Kieran successfully onboarded major…
Riccardo Sibani, CPO of My Neighbor Alice, started working in the web3 space in 2016 and since then, has worked in projects spacing from FinTech, DevOps software for blockchains, NFT protocols, and games both in technical and business roles. My Neighbor Alice won the Binance Launchpool Project of the Year Award in 2021…
Want to learn about blockchain and NFTs the risk-free way? That is what Metacademy is all about. Today’s guest is Shelly Palmer and he has been helping educate the masses about the meaning and possibilities of Web3, the metaverse, AI and much more. In this conversation, he explains how the free educational platform he…
There is a word for that place that’s furthest away from your comfort zone. They call it the outer edge. That is the theme of this event dedicated to those who are building exciting stuff at the outer edges and making the future happen. The Outer Edge is going to be a space of unlimited potential in collaboration and co-creation, with…
The supply chain aspect of blockchain may not be the sexiest of them all, but it might be the most memorable one. Stephan Nilsson acknowledges this rarely discussed fact, serving as the main driver for him to start his company, UNISOT. He joins Jeff Kelley, Eathan Janney, and Josh Kriger to talk about the story behind the first enterprise…
Virtua is a gamified metaverse that provides immersive social Web3 gaming, digital collectibles, and interactive experiences. In Virtua, you can explore, hang out, and own land and properties where you can showcase your personal NFT collections. Co-founder and CEO Jawad Ashraf joins the show to tell us more. Jawad is an…
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🥚 NFT Nuggets
NFTs or traditional art: Which should you back in 2023?
The NFT Gaming Company, Inc. Announces Closing of $7 Million Initial Public Offering
List of celebrities that own land in Metaverse 2023
NFT Craze: Digital Art and Collectibles
Blur Overtakes OpenSea In Daily NFT Trading Volume
❓ Edge Question of the Week
What needs to change to move pass this bear market and ensure the future of Web3?
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