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  • Digital, Physical and Metaphysical Art of NFTs: Blitmap Comic and Ripcache Public // Private

    Digital, Physical and Metaphysical Art of NFTs: Blitmap Comic and Ripcache Public // Private

    This past week saw two monumental announcements in the realm of NFTs, particularly in bridging the digital-to-physical gap: Titan Comics unveiled a six-part series for the Blitmap project and ripcache tweeted a release with Transient Labs. The news was exciting for me because Blitmap, led by Dom Hofmann and Chris Supino, holds a special place…

  • Under the Watchful Eye: The Art of Ripcache and the Surveillance Camera

    Under the Watchful Eye: The Art of Ripcache and the Surveillance Camera

    From cradle to grave, we are constantly monitored. Some people have faith that this is done by a deity with all-knowing eyes, but today, there is something more tangible: the omnipresent eye of the camera. From the moment we come into this world to the moment we depart it, the camera watches us. And hell,…

  • WTF is Terraforms by Mathcastles?

    WTF is Terraforms by Mathcastles?

    Well hell. My New Year’s resolution was to blog more, then I got COVID and everything went to crap. I wanted to wrap this mid January as Terraforms were surging. But even though the floor has come back to Earth, I still think that this is an important piece! Hope everyone is well—let’s hop to…

  • 1337 Skulls Case Study: When a Derivative Stops Being Something Less than the Original

    1337 Skulls Case Study: When a Derivative Stops Being Something Less than the Original

    I always hate the familiar valedictorian speech trope where the speaker starts with a definition. However, I feel that when we talk about derivative projects, very few of us have taken the time to examine what the word ‘derivative’ actually means. So indulge me, if you will anon, and allow me to put forth this…

  • Web3 Comms: Strategies for NFT Projects

    Web3 Comms: Strategies for NFT Projects

    When I first entered web3, it was a fertile environment for builders, artists and engineers. We were all trudging through the unknown together, so there wasn’t a huge emphasis on communication. If anything, web3 comms was an afterthought—project founders would post infrequent announcements and pop into Discord occasionally to chat with their community. Community members…

  • The Need for a CC0 Foundation [White Paper]

    The Need for a CC0 Foundation [White Paper]

     As web3 continues to grow, one of the most interesting developments has been around intellectual property. Rather than grasping on to IP with a tight fist, a number of artists and technologists are giving it away freely by placing it in the public domain under the CC0 license. This is a radical departure from how…

  • Three NFT Ecosystems I’m Long On (Plus a Bonus)

    Disclaimer: This is not financial advice and individuals should do their own research prior to making any investment. At the time of press, I have holdings in each project listed and disclose those amounts at the bottom of each project section. With the NFT market being so volatile—and with that great risk comes great rewards—I…

  • Budweiser NFT Strategy to All Other Brands: Hold My Beer

    Budweiser NFT Strategy to All Other Brands: Hold My Beer

    While there have been a number of cringeworthy moments in brands’ recent attempts to enter the NFT world, one company is laying the foundation to enter web3 in a thoughtful and novel way: Anheuser Busch. This effort launched with an announcement that the popular press still hasn’t picked up: Bud Light is airing a Super…

  • Primer on Blitmap and Why Flipmap is Material to the CC0 Thesis

    Primer on Blitmap and Why Flipmap is Material to the CC0 Thesis

    tl;dr Whether you’re a Blitmap holder, Flipmap holder or just interested in web3, thanks for stopping by! This post is designed to be helpful for folks to better understand the Blitverse and covers the following:  What a Blitmap is and what made it such a unique NFT An overview of the Blitmap minting cycle The…

  • NFT Taxes—The Article You Need to Read Now

    NFT Taxes—The Article You Need to Read Now

    “The bookie will break your kneecaps. The tax man will break your soul.”  — Blitmap artist HighleyVarlet. Since entering the world of NFTs back in the Spring, I have been incredibly fortunate to have stumbled into some incredible projects early one. Whether it was Punks Comics, the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Blitmap, 0xmons or Loot…

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