I never thought that I would actually see the cross-over but here it is. Crypto is at record pace and decentralization has made interesting opportunities. Mixing this with upward trend in technology and boom; you have a full on digital revolution. A struggling U.S. is losing it’s grip as it’s consumer bucket starts to overflow, unleashing a chain of events. Blockchain, if you will.

Gamification of NFT’s

Growing up with a bit of time on my hands, these assets interests me the most as you can purchase NFT’s that double as collectibles and ownership rights to that character in a future video game. Think Space Jam (w/ LeBron) or GTA meets the Sims. Stepping into this space, I have selected ZED Run and Meta Thugs as my entry point. More info to come later on this but check out my exclusives rights.

META THUGS Website + Roadmap

ZED RUN

The newest edition to my collection is a gamification meets gambling NFT. Have you ever been or heard of a horse race? Stinky right? Well that’s old tech. Horse races are all online these days including the stable that breeds them. Here are my top two bread winners.

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ZED RUN Website + Roadmap

ETH ALIENS

Very solid play-to-earn (p2e) project with one of the best dev teams built. The goal is to earn $STAR coin and convert to ETH $$$$.

Let’s just say that the og aliens are running out but they mine $STAR. The alien babies were bred by two virgin og aliens and are limited to only 1168 in circulation. This means that there are only 1168 tickets to the p2e feature to earn $STAR. This makes the babies a vital key to the alien project as it expands. (prices only go up)

.VOX ALIENS

Downloadable and playable in any metaverse that supports .vox files. You can find us in sandbox primarily.

ETHALIENS Website + Roadmap

BABY APE MUTANT CLUB

All Hype – No Breaks. P2E Mobile

BABY APE MUTANT CLUB Website + Roadmap

Art or Architecture?

The only statement that comes to mind when thinking of my third investment into the NFT space. Bricktopians (fka BricktoPunks) is the first 4-D NFT to enter the market. This collection is unique because it was invented by a yet to be disclosed, famous designer who works directly with Kanye West, Drake and Virgil Abloh. All 10,000 copies available to Mint, sold out in 30 seconds during public sale.

World’s 1st 4D Serum

With the late passing of Virgil Abloh, this collection aims to become coveted as Virgil provided his oversight into the design of this collection. 4D serum will active the bricks until forging. The brickto forging mechanism will naturally select the future of the collection while we await the release of the iconotopians. (Created in the likes of icons)

It’s safe to say this is my favorite project in my collection. You can find my Bricktopians for sale on Openseas, and see photos of them below.

BRICKTOPIANS Website + Roadmap

GLO GANG

Keith Cozart X Colorfulmula drop the glogang nft series. My collection wasn’t complete without one of these.

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The Companion

The Companion is a collection of 8 888 unique Companions who unite together on the Ethereum Blockchain.

DIOR DIOR

THE COMPANION Website + Roadmap

Ape Mfers

I honestly just bought this one when I was practicing OS snipe. Not sure if it will be worth anything but an awesome community and P2E future. Floor is up also.

Jailed Baby Ape Club (JBAC)

Paperhands got me together with one of the rare, behind bars edition. Can’t wait to see what this project blossoms in to.

Battle Ape Game

My newest edition to the p2e space. Earning $KONG, these apes are equipped with exclusive weapons as they battle for supremacy. Ape in at https://apegame.gg/ or OS now.

0xAzuki

An expansion collection of 10,000 unique Azukis. Mint sold out, available on aftermarket platforms. Join the 0x movement.

DEGENTOONZ

8,888 Uniquely generated NFT’s with unique attributes. TBH, I only minted this because of the community. Now I regret I didn’t sweep.

Zuki Mfer

No Roadmap, No Utility, No Bad Vibes

Invisible Mfer

8k invisible mfers vibin on metaverse, #mfers derived from papa @sartoshi_nft x @InvsbleFriends. SOLD OUT

Infinite Realm 77-E

The Infinite Realm is a play-2-earn game built on NFT Worlds, with a collection of 7777 unique collectables crafted by British artist, scottylion.

Our vision, as a team, project and community is to be the best version of yourself. We want to help you achieve your goals and ambitions, whether they are financial, physical or mental.

Each collectable will give the holder exclusive access to an array of benefits, including daily $WRLD tokens, perks for our game, private events, early beta testing to our NFT Worlds Play-2-Earn metaverse game and much more!

DEZUKI

DEZUKI reincarnates 8,888 Demonized Azukis deep down from the underworld, ready to rebel against the metaverse and pour darkness upon it.

Not affiliated with Azuki.

0xMAYC

There are no duplicates. 0xMAYC is an expansion collection of 10,000 unique Mutant Apes powered by the Ethereum Blockchain. 0xMAYC IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH BAYC / MAYC FROM YUGA LABS.

KOOL KEVS

555 Kool Kevs, made with love 💜

THE BREAKFAST CLUB

The collection, called “A Moment at The Breakfast Club,” contains four NFT’s featuring hosts Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy that are based on viral moments from the show’s ongoing legacy. The NFT’s are called Hopeful, Who???, Respect, and The Sauce. The Breakfast Club will also donate a portion of the proceeds to The Black Wealth Alliance.

The collection is designed by Philadelphia-based artist Justin Richburg, who’s known for his impressive blend of hip-hop and manga. Based on the titles of the NFT’s, Richburg’s unique approach to the show’s classic moments, like when Birdman demanded the crew to put some respek on his name or when Snoop Dogg told that hilarious story about his run-in with the Secret Service, will make you want to relive them all over again.

64TH ANNUAL GRAMMYS

NFT includes one golden ticket for an all-inclusive travel stipend for two fans to the 2022 GRAMMYs April 3 in Las Vegas; drops throughout March showcase artwork by three superstar young artists

FELINE FIENDZ

created by @eclihpz


Dive In!

Selling Art as NFTs

Imagine that you’re an artist who creates digital images or videos. How do you go about monetizing your content? You might sell signed prints or some kind of merchandise online. You could also create a painting, digitize it and then modify it online. The question then becomes: Which one is the original? Is it the painting, or is it the digital copy that you modified? If a digital copy exists, then is there the original digital copy?

This is where NFTs come into play. An NFT is basically a smart contract asserting that this digital piece is the original and all the others are just copies (or “digital prints,” if we were to use a real-life analogue). In other words, the NFT consists of your digital artwork plus a contract on blockchain asserting that indeed you created the piece and that it’s the original.

You can then sell this digital original (i.e., the NFT), and it will be registered on the blockchain. If the person who bought from you resells it, that transaction is also noted on the blockchain. You have access to the entire transaction history and can see how your work lives on the secondary market.

But that’s not the only way NFTs can benefit artists.

NFTS and the Secondary Market

One unique aspect of NFT-based art that doesn’t really exist in the offline art world is the ability to profit from the secondary market. Offline, once you sell your artwork, it’s gone. You don’t really get anything from it if and when it resells for more.

In the crypto world, however, you can set up a fee (usually between 5 and 10 percent) that you get each time someone resells your work. That’s right — you get paid for each resell! So, if you sell your original work for a dollar and then someone resells it for $1 million in 10 years, you can still get $100,000 from it.

This feature alone is the single best reason why NFTs are great for content creators. It allows them to focus on making art without as much concern for its initial sale price. If their works become popular, they can start earning significant sums just from the secondary market in the future.

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Getting Started With NFTs

Getting started with the world of NFTs has never been easier than right now. Currently, the largest marketplaces right now are OpenSeaRarible and Foundation. We’ll look at what differentiates each of these in a moment, but first, let’s talk about how to create an NFT.

First, you’ll need a Metamask. This is a Chrome extension that serves as your virtual wallet and can interact with platforms to buy and sell your artwork on the blockchain. It functions as both a wallet and e-signature in one.

To get started, download Metamask, create a wallet on it and then send some ETH to that wallet. You can buy ETH with your credit card on exchanges like Coinbase, Kraken or Binance. Once the transaction is complete and you’re verified, you can send it to Metamask. That process can take up to five days, but you only have to do this when you’re getting started. Once you’re done with that, everything gets easier.

You’re now ready to mint and to buy NFTs!

3 Popular NFT Marketplaces

NFT marketplaces enable users both to share their original pieces and also buy the work of others, which is also a great adventure. Moreover, looking at the type of work others are selling will give you a good sense of what’s popular right now.

Let’s now discuss in detail the three most popular NFT marketplaces.

OPENSEA

OpenSea is the most democratic and easy-to-use platform of the three. No type of verification is necessary; anyone can create an account and start minting NFTs. You can browse through countless collections to find particular artists or peruse rankings by sales volume to discover interesting pieces.

OpenSea also makes submitting your own art or digital collectibles easy. Simply click on Create -> Submit NFTs and then you’ll be able to create a new collection and start adding new pieces. Even better, there’s no coding needed, so the barrier to entry is low. It takes three minutes to submit your first piece of digital art, and the whole process is free.

If you want to sell your pieces, you’ll need to pay for gas, which is the cost of interacting with the smart contract governing OpenSea, but you only have to do so once. Right now, it costs around $50 to $100 depending on network traffic.

Because it’s so simple and the cost is so low, many collections on OpenSea tend to be composed of digital collectibles rather than individual artworks.

RARIBLE

Rarible is similar to OpenSea in that it is democratic and open. Here, however, because you have to pay for each artwork you mint (i.e., create and put on a blockchain), there’s much less noise and not many collectibles. People mostly use Rarible to mint individual pieces. So, although getting your work seen here is easier, the cost is much higher, as you’ll be paying $40 to $80 for the minting of each work.

FOUNDATION

Foundation is the most difficult to access of these marketplaces. You’ll need a certain number of community upvotes from fellow artists to even post your first artwork. As such, the best way to enter Foundation is through a direct invitation from one of the artists already on the platform. This way, you can avoid the queue and jump straight into selling your art.

The difficulty of getting in here and the cost of gas for minting each NFT means that you generally find better quality art going for higher sums of money here. This is definitely a good place for already established artists and creators who have a strong following on other platforms and can bring them over.

Start Minting Now

From a content creator’s perspective, there’s never been a better way to display and sell digital creations. If you’ve been curious about blockchain, NFTs or cryptoart, use this guide as a gateway to start exploring right away. For a relatively low cost, you can get into the market and start building up a following today.

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