Wednesday 21 April 2021

Dance Party !!!!

We've been taking a break from producing to have a look at what's going on in the crypto world; especially the NFT popularity surge.

While anything built on Etherium seems to be the realm of the deep-pocketed, we have become big fans of the WAX block-chain. As well as some big names, emerging artists are able to take part without incurring ridiculous fees to get their work listed and sold. As a result, we've learned about the IPFS (a peer-to-peer file system which hosts the files) and watched some tutorials on how you can release NFT's for free. This is due to WAX giving you a small amount of resources for free which replenish every day. This might just be enough to get you started on sharing your art with the world. 

If you need more, you can buy into the system or it also hosts a few free-to-play games where you can earn the crypto you need to interact with the system. Seriously, playing the Alien Worlds card game for a few hours gives you some virtual ore which can then be exchanged for WAX tokens via an exchange. Staking a few of these tokens gives you more resources to perform transactions, so will be essential down the line if you want to release high volumes of pieces. We had some luck with Alien Worlds in-game drops and it concided with a bit of a gold rush. We ended up re-investing our gains by creating our very own virtual gallery. Yes we can now add curator(s) and art-purchaser(s) to our CV so if you want to check out our tastes, head over to the site and say hello to Stanley the shark :)

If you need some help getting started, check out this article. Apologies to those artists who's work we were unable to add to support. We could easily have spent ten times what we made from playing.