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On Tuesday, community appointed CMO/CRO Bremner Morris shared a Q2 go-to-market update that highlights the work across varying departments across the project. This past quarter was spent building the foundation for go-to-market. Overall, there are now 149 creators on the Rally project with recent strategic launches including gamer and streamer Mang0 ($MANG), TikTok superstars Michael Le ($SHLUV), Joe Bartollozi ($BART) and Isabella Avila ($JAYUS), AEW wrestler Maxwell Jacob Friedman ($MJF), and tech influencer Chris Messina ($HASH), to name a few. Up from 55 creator launches in Q1. The project has made good progress across all go-to-market work streams and can be reviewed in the below discourse post and the project is primed for significant go-to-market going in to H2:21.Bremner will walk through the community through the update at the next Rally Community Call on July 23. Read the full post here.
This week’s digest highlights Rally Discord bot use and potential. When installed, the Rally Discord bot checks a user’s Rally account for the number of coins held or spent by the user for a particular Creator Coin, and then assigns the user any roles [and channels] for which they are eligible. You can also use the bot to send coins to other users or to the coin’s creator. The digest features examples from Alliestraza ($ALLIE), Nicholena ($MOON), JVCKJ ($PSTL) and Emery ($WALLS)
- The NBA pro Spencer Dinwiddie announced a $7.5 million raise for his new crypto-based platform for creators called Calaxy (that’s “creator’s galaxy”). He’s getting a bunch of influencers together including pro athletes, reality TV stars and more to join the platform. They’ll be able to issue token and interact with fans on the platform.
- Our favorite social tokens data platform Forefront now has a social tokens list on Uniswap. That means you can just load up that list any time you use Uniswap to ensure the tokens there have been vetted by the Forefront community. No more copy and pasting contract addresses!
- The Kernel incubator, a project from the Gitcoin community, just announced the latest teams who completed the program. There are a few really cool NFT, social tokens, and creator economy ones in there including: Bonfire, an audience tooling platform for social tokens; Spree, an augmented reality NFT tool; Renaissance DAO, a collective of Web 3 creators, and more. Check out the full list here.
- Hugo Amsellem, who writes the Arm the Creators newsletter, has a piece listing ways to invest in the creator economy, including Web3 methods like social tokens. Check out this comprehensive list.
- The hardest working man in crypto, Cooper Turley, has an update on the social token landscape for 2021. Among the highlights: the latest tools for communities, including Coordinape, Parcel, Mirror and Mintgate; and an idea for what’s coming next, including governance frameworks. DAO services and treasury management.
- The social tokens incubator Seed Club announced its first fundraise of $2 million. The funds will go into a DAO treasury where it’ll be deployed to design social token frameworks and accelerate projects in the space. A who’s who of the social token space makes up its investor list.