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Josh Xell Kim/ $WEEB
Josh Xell Kim is known for his time on /All Chat. He’s big into League of Legends, Melee, Magic the Gathering and anime.
Raptors Republic / $RAPS
Raptors Republic is the #1 fan community for Raptors game analysis, player analysis, news, trades, free agent signings, and more. The RAPS coin will grant fans with access to exclusive content and reward them for their support and engagement.
John “h1t1” Casterline/ $H1T1
Digital Creator who has a network of over 3M+ followers and has been featured in Rolling Stone, TikTok Newsroom, Marketing Dive + More
Called Higher Studios/ $FAITH
Called Higher Studios, The World’s First Christian, Fan Owned Movie Studio is proud to be the founding member of the Faith Coin Community, a community dedicated to influencing culture through film and television.
Aakaanksh creates educational content related to technology tricks and life hacks! He goes by @kaansanity on all social media platforms and altogether has 5 million followers
Joe Bartolozzi/ $BART
Joe Bartolozzi is a 19 year old Tik Toker, Streamer, and Youtuber generally known for his reactions, rants, and video game gameplay.
This week’s digest includes The Classic Crime ($CRIME) and Emery ($WALLS) offering poker events where fans can join the events by holding coins, joining Discord to get special roles and access, and buying a seat (via Campaigns). Additionally, JVCKJ ($PSTL) set up a private group video party in Discord as he dropped his latest single “FULL COURT”.
- NPR’s Art of Power featured Rally’s Kevin Chou who discusses his path to founding Rally
- The Information (subscription only) included Rally in piece and database of top creator economy database
- Best Startup included Rally in a list of the top San Francisco Blockchain startups
Jay Z was hinting at something when he changed his Twitter avatar to a Cryptopunk in late June. It turns out it was just a warm-up for an NFT auction with Sotheby’s. The rap legend will sell an NFT based on his debut album Reasonable Doubt, featuring artwork and animations commissioned from artist Derrick Adams. Bidding opened July 2.
Twitter minted its first ever NFTs last week, dropping 140 tokens featuring visual riffs on its logo and related branding to users. The social-media platform gave away the NFTs to users replying to its official Twitter account.
The inventor of the Worldwide Web, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, sold an NFT of the original code of his invention for $5.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction on July 1. Berners-Lee opined to the Guardian that the code itself wasn’t being sold — instead it was a representation of the code that was being tokenized.
Seedclub researcher in residence Joey DeBruin and Yup’s Nir Kabessa jammed on an essay arguing that SaaS products (that’s software-as-a-service) should be tokenized. This includes stuff from creators. In a nutshell, tokenization confers the benefits of early-stage investing to creators, who can use tokens to raise funding from early fans instead of relying on tech-centric models like venture capital. The full article is token-gated (you need some FWB, YUP or FF).
The DAO treasury software provider Llama has been dropping enlightening threads on Twitter lately with summaries of the state of various DAO and social-token community treasuries. The latest one delves into the FWB community. Check out detailed metrics including how much FWB’s Miami party cost (it’s five figures).