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WoWG, VeeCon, Ethereum updates
Hey all, I just wanted to do a quick update here from Martin-NFT land! Three things to touch on - World of Women Galaxy, VeeCon, and Ethereum.
World of Women Galaxy
Anyone who’s ever read my blog knows I’m a World of Women stan (if that word is still in vogue). It was my first NFT, they stand for great things, and they deliver for their community in palpable, real ways. One of those ways is the new World of Women Galaxy. Yam Karkai outdid herself yet again, this time with new, futuristic and even more colorful WoW avatars. There was a public sale and there’s an Allow-list that lets new people into the WoW fam, while I was able to mint one for free! What an amazing way to reward the owners of WoWs. For me, it’s a great reward for getting into the project early and having diamond-hands with it. The art looks great! Below is my original WoW #5853, and my new WoWG #5853.
I’M GOING TO VEECON!! I wrote a thread starting with this tweet last week about my GaryVee/NFT/World of Women experience. It’s mostly about GaryVee, and recognizing value. I won’t recap it all here, but I will say I’m extremely excited to be going to VeeCon, and a HUGE shout-out to Gary for delivering value to Book Games holders. I tell ya, it pays to pay attention to him. On the left below is the ticket I got from the Book Games exchange for the Lucky7 burn sale, while the one on the right is the actual NFT transferred from Gary's wallet to mine. Can't wait for the art reveal on that one, and everything that's to come with it!
As we forge the future of Web3 and NFTs, sustainability seems to be a real issue, and one that shouldn’t be ignored in light of the amazing fun and innovation of the space. The way Gary Vee executed Book Games is actually a great example of using a Layer 2 solution that has a much greener output than Layer 1 Ethereum. That said, Guy at Coin Bureau released a great video today discussing the upcoming Ethereum merger and how Ethereum looks to be much greener, perhaps quite soon. It apparently won’t solve scalability issues, or fees, but transitioning to Proof of Stake instead of Proof of Work will be a major innovation in terms of sustainability. From where I stand, this is critical not only for the environment, but for brand and mainstream adoption of Web3.
Alright NFT-folks and the NFT-curious, that’s all I’ve got for today. Thanks for reading!
WoW goes to Christie's
Hello, just a quick World of Women update here, as history was just made in the bridge between the physical and the digital worlds today. It's the first day of Women's History Month, and WoW #5672 was just auctioned at the Christie's Evening sale for $567,000. Remarkable. This WoW was selected to go to the Christie's sale by vote from of handful of WoWs that were all voted on by members of DaWoW (including yours truly). Quite simply, if you own a WoW, you have a vote in various proposals and initiatives related to World of Women, that is DaWoW (this is a play on the acronym DAO - decentralized autonomous organization, which are organizations popping up around NFT communities that utilize the technology and community to organize various efforts).
Now, back to WoW #5672 being auctioned at Christie's - she was auctioned next to Basquiat, Banksy, Picasso, and others. HELLO!!
Ok, that's all for the moment because I must return to writing brand platforms and concept acts. Happy Women's History Month!
Martin Rees. I joined the NFT space on August 1, 2021 and haven't looked back. Here is where I write about it.