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Art Blocks: Snowfro, Tyler Hobbs, and More on the Rise of Generative NFT Art

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There are few names as synonymous with generative art NFTs as Snowfro. The moniker of Art Blocks Creator Erick Calderon, Snowfro is widely considered a pioneer in the NFT space, known for helping elevate artists via Art Blocks, and solidifying generative art as a robust sector of the NFT space by way of his influential Chromie Squiggles project. Yet, despite the Snowfro’s prestige, the man behind the name has remained in awe of his own accomplishments, and still expresses astonishment at the fact that pieces from his collections continue to frequently sell for six figures. But beyond his own personal […]

Meet Sorare: The Web3 Future of Fantasy Sports

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For too many reasons to count, people love to collect things. Whatever it is, if you can get it, someone is in the business of collecting it. However, not everyone is passionate about stuffing entire rooms — or crypto wallets — with massive collections without a clear-cut way to interact with them in mind. In the case of NFTs, that experience is doubly true. Interactivity with NFTs is often limited to what its creator intended. In most cases, especially outside of the blockchain gaming arena, that translates to NFT utility. So what if there was an NFT collectible designed with […]

Japan’s Government DAO Could Outpace Its Private Sector in Web3

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In the last few years, world governments have become increasingly interested in blockchain technology’s potential to enhance the complex process of governing. So far, examples include institutional NFT marketplaces that stand to make visits to the DMV a thing of the past, while NFT sales envision Web3 as fundraising channels for political campaigns, and even national defense. But the Japanese government may be among the first to explore the possibilities of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). On November 2, the Digital Agency of Japan announced its intentions to convert its Web3.0 Study Group initiative into a full-fledged DAO. The aim is […]

Upcoming Drops: November 14-20

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Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL. Don’t get us wrong — the more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings. Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you, as we put together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. […]

There’s a Web3 Solution to the Culture of Toxic Tourism

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Deep in the lowland tropical forests of Indonesian Borneo, a single voice emerges from a cave. The singer, a young man named Marut, sings of his lost invincibility, and laments that he no longer has the strength to travel, but still wishes to journey to distant places. “I hope that will be my destiny,” he pleads. “I ask for my journey to be successful.” Marut is a member of the Cave Punan, a group of hunter-gatherers on the island whose territory is being encroached upon by forest clearing for lucrative palm oil farms. Until recently, few even knew of the […]

Twitter Fiasco Reveals Why Web3 Social Media Platforms Are the Future

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Elon Musk’s recent Twitter takeover has the internet split. On the one hand, some users are high on the idea that the billionaire maverick’s uncompromising leadership style can truly realize the micro-blogging platform’s massive potential. For others, the acquisition sets an alarming precedent for the future of the internet at large. Think about it. Hand one person the keys to one of the most widely-used information portals on the internet. What could possibly go wrong? Even in the early stages of that takeover, we’ve already seen a glimpse of the chaos to come. So how do we avoid situations like […]

From Web2 to Web3: A Guide to NFTs on Facebook and Instagram

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The company formerly known as Facebook has had its eyes on the next stage of the internet for a long time. In 2014, the tech conglomerate acquired Oculus — then a Kickstarter-funded project — with aims to throw its endless resources and the Oculus team’s expertise into launching the first entry-level VR headsets flooding the mass market. We’re not quite there yet, but Facebook has nonetheless continued its pivot into uncharted waters since then. Now it’s known as Meta, and it’s diving into Web3. Besides Meta’s highly-publicized Horizon Worlds metaverse game, the firm is also bringing Instagram and Facebook — […]

Blockchain Is Redefining What It Means to Be a Fan

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After the release of Beyoncé’s 2016 audiovisual album Lemonade, fans of the singer went into a frenzy. While many were left in awe of the artist’s project, others felt sympathy for the superstar, who, throughout the album, chronicled her husband Jay-Z’s infidelity. Unfaithful partners are not unique to stardom, but a specific subset of Beyoncé’s core fans, often referred to as the “Beyhive,” launched themselves on a hunt for Jay-Z alleged lover. Eventually, the Beyhive zoned in on the rapper’s former business partner, Rachel Roy, and launched a deluge of social media insults and threats on her and her daughter. […]

50+ Artists Announced for The Gateway 2022

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Later this month, we’re taking over two Miami city blocks to launch this year’s edition of The Gateway — a five-day festival during Art Basel 2022 featuring some of the NFT community’s finest artists, creators, and leaders in a celebration of the Web3 space. So who are they, exactly? Today, we’re pleased to announce the first wave of artists to expect at The Gateway 2022, presented with Mana Common and powered by MoonPay. Largely consisting of honorees from The NFT 100 and previous guests of our podcast, The Gateway 2022 is taking things to the next level, with renowned artists […]

Art Meets Tech: First-Ever Photography Commission Inspired by AI

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Over the course of 2022, there’s been a lot of discussion about the role of AI in art. Thanks in large part to how accessible generative adversarial networks (GANs) like Midjourney and DALL-E have become, individuals all over the globe are uncovering their inner artists for the first time in their lives. Due to the ease of use of these AI-based art-generating platforms, even those wholly untrained in the arts now have the means to bring visions from their minds’ eyes into reality. This development has brought with it a rather large question: Will AI networks one day replace real […]
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