The Edge of NFT Newsletter | Issue #38
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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📢🚀 NFT LA is now Outer Edge
NFT LA 2022 was a blast! It was a lift off for the future of Web3, NFTs, blockchain, decentralization, and a suite of immersive new tech developments. Outer Edge is the theme of this year's event, dedicated to those who are pushing the boundaries and making the future happen. This March, NFT LA has expanded into Outer Edge LA, taking us beyond the limits of what was possible before web3. It promises to be an exciting journey, and we can't wait to see what the future holds!
EDGE 😍 Listener Love: Learn, Earn and Build
The Edge of NFT team is thrilled to collaborate with various podcast guests to give away NFTs to our most devoted subscribers and followers! We are eager to show our appreciation to those who have been with us since the start, and this is an excellent way to do so.
This may be one of the last few giveaways we will do before we go all-out for Outer Edge LA, so don't miss out on this opportunity! Join us today and you might just be the lucky one to win something amazing:
☄️ Orange Comet X Edge of NFT Giveaway
What is SP33?
Orange Comet and Legendary Basketball Champion and Hall of Famer, SCOTTIE PIPPEN, have stepped into the metaverse with SP33, a dynamic limited-edition virtual wearable cross-platform NFT sneaker collection. Each NFT sneaker not only features Orange Comet’s signature 3D animations, but they're also built as a Metaverse-ready digital asset that can be worn in just about any ecosystem.
This exclusive sneaker collection celebrates Scottie’s career from his early years to his legendary days with the Chicago Bulls…but through the virtual lens of Orange Comet’s award-winning design team; featuring a series of worlds where digital and physical wearables will be drawn from four unique classifications: Modern Day, Futurist, Transcendent and Planetary. This Limited Collection will consist of only 1000 pairs of Pippen Kicks NFTs. The collection sold out within 77 seconds.
This Epic Rarity SP33 NFT *may receive exclusive future utilities, which will be unveiled over the next few weeks.
What Is Orange Comet?
Orange Comet is the world’s premiere Web3 entertainment company driving the digital revolution. Born out of dynamic design, a commitment to innovation, and proprietary technology; Orange Comet are creating unprecedented ecosystems in the world of Web3.
⏰ We’ve extended this giveaway! ⏰
You can learn about and enter the giveaway (Now ends at 11:59 PM PST on February 7, 2023) using the button below:
🎮 Big Time X Edge of NFT Giveaway
What is a Ruby Pass?
100 winners will be added to a whitelist where they will be able to mint their Ruby Pass for free. Ruby passes are Early Access VIP passes that will allow you to earn NFTs and experience some of the gameplay ahead of the public release. Users need to register at openloot.com to gain entry.
What Is Big Time?
Big Time is a free-to-play, multiplayer action RPG game that combines fast-action combat and adventure through time and space. Explore ancient mysteries and futuristic civilizations as you battle your way through history. Pick up rare digital collectibles and tokens as you fight and defeat enemies. Collect in-game items and tokens, produce digital collectibles, or hang out with friends. Limitless environments and Adventure Instances give you INFINITE replayability. The gameplay options are endless.
You can learn about and enter the giveaway (Ends at 11:59 PM PST on February 7, 2023) using the button below:
🏘️ 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 March 11, 2023) using the button below:
🦜Outer Edge Thrives on Twitter Spaces!
Every Thursday, the Outer Edge team offers a great opportunity to stay informed on the latest news in Web3. Through their Twitter Spaces discussion, users of all levels can join in to learn more and ask questions. This is a great way to stay up to date on the latest developments and to connect with the community. It's the perfect way to stay informed and to gain a better understanding of the technology.
Here’s what to look forward to:
▶️ Next Up: The Howl
Every two weeks, the Outer Edge team and Howl Labs hosts a conversation about the top Web3 news of the day. This week’s guest: Metis, provide their point of view on what’s happening and why it is important to the Web3 Space and the community. We’ll also learn from the guests’ experiences and get an insight on how they think. This is a great opportunity for the community to stay informed and engaged with the latest news and developments!
Join us on: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 4:30pm EST / 7:30pm PST
▶️ Next Up: AI Unplugged, By Outer Edge & Howl Labs
In this episode, we will explore the world of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on our daily lives. From demystifying the basics to discussing the latest advancements and future predictions, we've got it all covered. We'll also be talking about the different applications of AI in the world of Web3, and how these can impact the space in various ways.
Join us on: Thursday, February 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: Metaverse Unplugged, By NFT LA & Howl Labs
Yesterday, we made a journey into the Metaverse. We explored the concept of virtual reality and its potential in shaping the future of human interaction. We covered everything from the basics to the latest advancements and predictions, diving deep in fields such as entertainment, education, fashion, gaming, finance, and more!
Catch the teams of Cavrn.us, Monaverse and ZepetoX; as well as an expert: Rebecca Barkin from Lamina1 for an exciting adventure!
⏪ Recap: NFT LA Announcement Incoming!
Join Dani, Zach, Sam, Ben and Shane alongside our surprise guest stars including David Bianchi. Get insights and perspectives on this very special announcement, its impact on the Web3 Space, and what it means for the enthusiastic community of dedicated builders.https://www.outeredge.live/
🏝️🚜 Land Grant & Outposts
At the heart of Outer Edge is a mission to Co-Create the future together. To achieve this, we are providing dedicated space inside the LA Convention Center for communities and brands to build their own experiences to share with their fellow Web3 pioneers. This space is divided into parcels of 'land' for which we are providing 'Land Grants,' and we are now accepting applications! Those approved for a Land Grant will be able to construct an 'Outpost,' a unique activation that will unite and involve this vibrant space colony of builders at the Outer Edge.
Outposts can and should involve art, music, fashion, events, entertainment, workshops, tech, or any other kind of collaborative activation. They will be a place for the fellow Outer Edge participants to come together and enjoy unique and transformative experiences.
🔒🦤 Private Twitter Community
Outer Edge is giving everyone a chance to get even more involved in their event by introducing a private Twitter community for general admission and VIP Pass ticket holders! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity - buy your tickets now and get exclusive access! It's the perfect way to stay up to date on all the latest news and get to know other attendees. Get your tickets now and join the fun!
☄️🎤 Keynote Speaker: William Shatner
William Shatner is an incredible Canadian actor who has entertained us for seven decades! He is best known for his iconic portrayal of James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, from his debut as the captain of the Enterprise to his final appearance as Captain Kirk in Star Trek Generations (1994.) We are lucky to have been able to witness such a remarkable talent.
Working with Orange Comet:
William Shatner joins Outer Edge alongside his friends at Orange Comet, the world's premiere Web3 entertainment company driving the digital revolution. Born out of dynamic design, a commitment to innovation, and proprietary technology, Orange Comet is creating unprecedented ecosystems in the world of Web3.
Catch "Bill" and his team at Outer Edge LA to learn about his new project! You can join their Discord here.
More exceptional speakers will continue to be announced over the coming weeks! You can learn more and view the lineup here.
🏪🖼️ Experience the World of Solana IRL with Solana Spaces
Web3 is an exciting and revolutionary landscape that brings a new era of decentralized ownership within the digital ecosystem. This is a huge step forward, and it's no surprise that it creates a need for educational resources explaining how tech is evolving and changing how we do business. Blockchain adoption has been increasing rapidly over the last decade, and those in the industry know that technology moves fast. This can make it seem intimidating and hard to understand, but with the power of Web3, educational resources, and accessibility are more critical than ever before. Solana is helping to bridge this gap with Solana Spaces, a physical retail, educational, and community space dedicated to Web3.
Experiencing blockchain and web3 technologies in real life is a much more impactful way of learning than just reading about it on the internet. Connecting, discussing, and exploring together can lead to a much deeper understanding of the technology. That's why Solana is such a fantastic platform - it's a leading blockchain network with a revolutionary vision for the future of web3. It's one of the world's first genuinely Web3-native blockchains and provides the building blocks for an open, decentralized financial system. Plus, it's swift and secure, capable of processing 3000+ transactions a second while maintaining a high level of decentralization and security. It's no wonder why some of the world's leading crypto investors are already interested in Solana and why it's rapidly growing its partnership network.
📈🔥 A record-breaking 15.9 million ETH has been staked, signifying a new peak in stakeholder engagement
Here's some intriguing news. DeFi is booming as Ethereum's staking rate hits a staggering 15.9 million ETH, which makes up over 13% of the total ETH supply. This surge in staked ETH is a testament to the growing confidence in the future of decentralized finance, with investors eager to tap into its potential for growth.
What does this mean for the DeFi industry?
The game is changing. As the DeFi ecosystem matures, more users and tools will become available, underpinning a bright future for decentralized finance. And with this impressive staking rate, we're just scratching the surface of what could follow. It's a positive sign for Ethereum and the entire DeFi landscape.
🔧🔨 Wanna co-create with NFT 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 opportunity to do so! As the largest Web3 gathering in Southern California, this event offers an amazing chance to connect with passionate and engaged innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.
With the right sponsorship package, you can gain valuable exposure for your brand, build relationships with key players in the industry, and support the growth of the Web3 ecosystem.
Outer Edge Press & Media Partner, Wachsman
Outer Edge is proud to partner with Wachsman for a second year! Their professionalism and expertise extends to navigating the fast-changing press and media landscape.
About Our Media Partner:
Wachsman is a leading global strategy and communications firm advising the next generation of companies in Web3, disruptive technology, fintech, artificial intelligence, and venture capital.
Since 2015, we have worked with ambitious leaders and businesses to establish and defend their positions, seize opportunities, overcome challenges and achieve sustained success in fast-moving and complex marketplaces.
To complement our existing suite of service offerings, we have recently launched Wachsman Digital, offering social media and community management, search engine marketing (SEM), and advertising.
At Wachsman, we believe that The Future Belongs to the Fearless. Learn what’s possible at www.wachsman.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
🐺📱 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!
😍✨ AE Studio x Edge of Company
Let’s zoom in on the globe from outer space to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, in Venice Beach, LA. Let me show you a cosmic tech beacon that shines out among the bustle of fashion, art and food there.
It’s a thriving software dev, data science and design known as AE Studio.
Scores of the sharpest minds in tech and design have come together to help founders and executives create custom software and machine learning solutions that are not only profitable, and increase our agency as humans but that give us that fuzzy, comfortable and confident feeling that only comes from sitting at the bleeding edge of tech.
Give their team unhampered autonomy to develop advanced or secret skunkworks style projects and they’ll deliver something such as ElectricSMS, an elegant transactional SMS solution AE sold to ReCharge for an undisclosed but likely hefty valuation.
The breadth of AE’s capacities allows them to build everything from health, fitness, and wellness apps that make your chakra’s tingle to award winning Brain Computer Interface solutions that almost literally bend our minds. Oh, and keep an eye out for their forthcoming NFT Whitelabel marketplace, as well as their highly anticipated NFT drop, BoomerNFT.
Now, for all you degens and those who strive to shed the cumber bund and pearls comes a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring partnership not seen since Kobe and Shaq. It’s called Edge of AE Studio.
The full service, soup-to-nuts, end-to-end, whole enchilada NFT service helping you, yes you Randy, launch your NFT project. Edge of NFT and AE Studio have come together like Voltron to get your project in gear so you can high-tail it to the moon, stardom, and maybe a yacht.
Go to edgeofae.com to find out more. That’s edgeofae.com.
*Actual results may vary including moon of planet, domain of stardom, and existence or size of your personal yacht
📻 Edge of NFT Episode Drops
*3 new episodes in this edition—Enjoy! 😉
What impact will NFTs and Web3 have on education? The educational process is fascinating, but the system is rife with things that we thought we could only wish to be better. Animoca Brands and TinyTap are here to prove us wrong. Represented in this interview by Yat Siu and Yogev Shelly, respectively, these brands are hard at…
This special episode features content from our popular twitter spaces series hosted on the NFT LA Twitter account in collaboration with Howl Labs. Listen in as Zach Sekar of NFT LA, Ben Noble of Howl Labs host. This Twitter space will focus on wellness, the metaverse, NFTs, memberships, and community and how these all overlap. We…
An excellent take on Web3 Security brought to us by @TokenScript. They're making exciting developments in the field of token cryptography. Their CTO @zhangweiwu discusses Web3 Security with some prominent professionals in the space at our Twitter Spaces Session held on Thu, October 27th, 2022. If you want to know who’s…
The Web3 and NFT space is making huge inroads into the entertainment industry, and we have a lot of big names starting to take notice of its potential. This exciting episode features Seth Green and Matt Colon of ReplicantX, a new PFP collection from Steve Aoki, Seth Green, and the makers of Robot Chicken. ReplicantX is the…
Andrew Choi of SuperNormal tells us how West and East meet, and diverge in the global Web3 game. SuperNormal brings world-class expertise in culture and marketing within the Asian region. We learn how Co-founder ZIPCY has brought an aesthetic of quality and class to Korean NFTs. Stay tuned as three members of the…
Edge co-hosts Josh and Eathan chat with Matt Medved of NFT Now to find out about the groundbreaking activations they are planning during Art Basel Miami from Nov 29 to Dec 3, 2022. Matt tells us all about ‘The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis’ and how it interweaves with the past, present and future of NFT Now and Web3 in general.
🥚 NFT Nuggets
Evolution of music and art arrives with NFT project for hit cross-genre single
Dubai International Financial Centre launches DIFC Metaverse Platform
Top 5 NFT Collectors of The Week
Top 10 Web3 Influencers that You Should Look Out for in 2023
❓ Edge Question of the Week
What does the Outer Edge of tech mean for you?
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A lot of interesting news lately, eh? It’s great to see ETH staking rising the way it has.