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WATCH: These Artists Want You to Help Define Web3

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What does a ‘decentralized’ internet even mean anyway? Within the realms of the NFT space — and Web3 as a whole — the interpretation of that ideal varies significantly. In the realm of blockchain gaming, titles like Decentraland are building towards it by providing scores of users with the tools to bring their dream game worlds to life. On the other hand, Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin sees Soulbound Tokens as the fundamental building blocks for a future decentralized society. For others, building towards decentralization isn’t such a grand affair. It’s all a matter of execution — and perspective. For the […]

Are NFTs the Next Big Step for Sneaker Culture?

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In our latest episode of Behind The Drop, we got an inside look at Sneaks Of Nature — canvas art brand IKONICK’s upcoming debut in the NFT space. The forthcoming project hopes to pave the way for sneaker culture’s continued presence in the NFT landscape. How? By providing prospective collectors with the opportunity to participate in an interactive story centered on sneaker culture. According to the official Sneaks Of Nature OpenSea page, it’s in rarified air as “the first franchise developed around sneaker culture.” Of course, under that franchise’s umbrella is an NFT collection. By owning one of 3,333 Sneaks […]

Iann Dior on How NFTs Will Change Music Forever

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In our latest episode of Behind The Drop, we spoke with rapper, singer, and songwriter iann dior about his debut NFT project: the iann dior: 1212 collection. Launched in partnership with green NFT platform OneOf in June 2022, the collection consisted of 1,212 animated NFT avatars depicting the Sick and Tired singer in various interpretations, adapted to resemble Tim Burton’s take on claymation. Speaking on the drop in an interview with nft now, dior stated that the collection was a way for him to “make art and express [his] different emotions.” But why claymation? Styling himself as a “big fan” […]

Miguel’s Vision for a Creative Renaissance

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With Web3, creatives across various industries and disciplines have found a place that undeniably feels like home. The promise of selling your works directly to your fans is everything for a creative. One such visionary is Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Miguel, who has steadily made a name for himself as one of Web3’s most outspoken supporters. Through his recently established membership-based lifestyle solutions brand, S1C, he hopes to utilize the power inherent in blockchain technology and its underlying concepts. Namely, decentralization. “The creative renaissance through NFTs, through blockchain, through Web3 is already happening. Web3 is always about the artist — or […]

Can Lyrical Lemonade Change Hip-Hop Forever?

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Lyrical Lemonade’s rise over the past decade has been nothing short of meteoric, even playing a pivotal role in the widespread emergence of the era-defining hip-hop microgenre called Soundcloud rap. What started as a humble blog founded by then-high school student Cole Bennett in 2013 evolved into a full-on multimedia company and a juggernaut in the hip-hop world. Beyond production credits for some of the last decade’s biggest hits like Lucid Dreams and Catch Me Outside, Bennett has recently expanded the scope of Lyrical Lemonade’s operations into collaborations with legacy apparel brands, as well as an annual music festival. Now, […]

Pussy Riot Founder Shares How NFTs Can Empower Activism

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In February 2012, Nadya Tolokonnikova and the rest of the Russian feminist performance and protest group Pussy Riot made headlines worldwide following a guerilla performance at Moscow’s Church of Christ the Savior. The anti-Putin protest led to the group’s near-immediate arrest and eventual detainment in Russia’s harsh prison system. Following her late 2013 release, Tolokonnikova continued her activism, protesting against injustice and rallying for social change. In recent years, she and the rest of Pussy Riot have come to see the fundraising and organizational potential of decentralized platforms, fully embracing the NFT ecosystem as a new channel of subversion in […]

WATCH: Why The Boondocks Producer’s Next Move Is NFTs

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Carl Jones, best known for his involvement in the cult classic series The Boondocks, recently entered the NFT space with the release of the 10,000-piece Bubblegoose Ballers collection. The collection’s genesis can can be traced back to his childhood. Growing up, Jones viewed puffy bomber jackets or “bubblegoose” jackets as status symbols within his neighborhood, describing their wearers as “ballers.” Inspired by this imagery, Jones set out to make the earliest iterations of his characters. Over the course of his long career in the entertainment industry, these characters have never seen a home — that is, until Jones discovered NFTs. […]

A VIP Look Into the World’s Biggest NFT Festival

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This year’s edition of NFT.NYC was something else. With large swathes of the NFT community making landfall in New York City, NFTs became a very IRL thing in the city that never sleeps throughout the week of June 20. Attendees had a smorgasbord of events to choose from throughout the week’s festivities. This included panels and talks hosted at the convention’s main stage, as well as exclusive parties throughout the city featuring performances from some of the music industry’s biggest NFT advocates such as Steve Aoki, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem. Some of this year’s eventgoers even partied hard enough to […]

WATCH: Gary Vee Explains the Future of NFTs

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Like it or not, the bear market is upon us. Still, the NFT community has continued to weather one of the worst crypto winters we’ve seen since 2017. In response, various community members have taken to building all sorts of zany projects to lighten the collective mood. Whether it’s goblins or people threatening to ‘do it,’ the prevailing school of thought seems to be that now more than ever, the community must continue to build. Long-time internet entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk would have to agree. When we visited VeeCon last May, we got the chance to speak with various members of […]

We Asked Strangers: “What’s an NFT?”

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An NFT is a digital token of information (data) that lives on a blockchain. Each NFT has its own identification code and metadata. As a result, NFTs are unique and non-interchangeable i.e., they are “non-fungible.” The data an NFT contains can be tied to digital files like photos, poems, songs, albums, videos, avatars, and more. If you’re an avid nft now reader, or simply someone who has a passion for Web3, you probably already know that. However, NFTs are still quite new, in the grand scheme — to put it into perspective, Bored Ape Yacht Club has barely been around […]
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