How to start July in the best of ways: discover the 1/1 Tezos event & Sutu’s latest Neonz Facez project
🌞 GM to a morning that really feels like a GM because today is July 1st…Not only a fresh start because of the new month ahead, but above all, the beginning of a week that will host an event we’ve all been waiting for: the 1/1 Tezos Event.
Get ready, because it’s time to collect! 👀
Here is this week’s highlights ✨
🎨 NFT & Metaverse News
✨ The very beginning of the 1/1 Tezos event is finally here
Now that I’ve got your attention, let me reiterate on this to make sure you don’t miss out on this special event.
First things first, I’ll start off by sharing the “Why” of this event. The main objective of this event is to truly change the narrative behind Tezos NFTs, and raise value for them: each 1/1 piece will in fact uniquely highlight the rarity and value behind these works of art.
So to be part of this initiative, make sure to turn on your notis for the @1of1xtz official Twitter profile so that you don’t miss the upcoming events such as Here & Now gallery, The Tickle zinc special issue, and a special Twitter Spaces for collectors/artists to name a few.
Want to collect?
There is a dedicated central page from NFTBiker to view & collect all pieces.
Want to mint?
If you’re an artist, keep in mind that you can actively take part in 1/1 by minting your artwork on any Tezos platform by using the hashtag #1of1
Looking forward to seeing all the 1/1 artworks out there! In the meantime, check out the event below ⬇️
Wanna come and chat with us? Last chance before the event! Artists and collectors, bring your questions, your WIP or let’s just celebrate this moment ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Set a reminder for my upcoming Space! https://t.co/rHVa5s470U
— 1/1 on Tezos – July '22 (@1of1xtz) June 30, 2022
✨ Neonz Facez – A new AR-filter NFT line on the Tezos blockchain
Forget about the Web2 filters you are used to – Renowned digital artist Sutu, just released a series of AR face filters, the very first project of the “Sutuverse”, his metaverse in the making!
This new AR-filter NFT line is called “Neonz Facez”, and consists of “10,000 unique retro futurist avatars” minted on the Tezos blockchain unleash features tied to its utility in the “Neonz” Web3 game that is set to launch next month. Holders will in fact not only be able to wear their Neonz as an AR face filter, but also be able to unlock future content in AR, VR and Web such as gameplay and prizes.
So, what’s up next in the Sutuverse?
The next installment of the Sutuverse will be ‘Circuit Breaker”’ a WebGL speedrun game, which I’ll make sure to keep you updated on.
I’m starting a fresh thread to collect all the #NeonzInTheWild competition video submissions to make it easier for our judges. Get creative people! Neonz in the Sun, snow, skydiving, dancing etc ⚡️https://t.co/X038nKrygk ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/aXvlIadcvZ
— NEONZ (@Sutuverse) June 17, 2022
✨ The Metaverse Standard Forum and the pursuit of Interoperability
“The metaverse will bring together diverse technologies, requiring a constellation of interoperability standards, created and maintained by many standards organizations,”
Neil Trevett, Khronos president, inaugurated the launch of the Metaverse Standards Forum with this quote last week — a Forum, on the mission to bring together leading standards, organizations and companies for an industry-wide cooperation to reach interoperability standards, and finally bring to life the so-called “open metaverse”.
Open to any organization at no charge, the Forum’s goal is to focus on pragmatic, action-based projects such as implementation prototyping, hackathons, plugfests, and open-source tooling in order to accelerate the processes that concern the testing and adoption of metaverse standards; all projects, that will also serve to support the development of specific terminology and deployment guidelines.
“The Metaverse Standards Forum is a unique venue for coordination between standards organizations and industry, with a mission to foster the pragmatic and timely standardization that will be essential to an open and inclusive metaverse.”
This month is crucial for the Forum, as the very first meetings will take place. To keep up with its advancements, or if you’re curious to know more, visit https://metaverse-standards.org/
The Metaverse Standards Forum has been formed to foster development of open standards to build the open metaverse. Founding members include 10 standard organizations and 25+ top tech companies. Come join us!https://t.co/PRZRDlKMLD#metaverse #standards #opensource
— Metaverse Standards Forum (@Metaverse_Forum) June 21, 2022
✨ HTC launches HTC Desire 22 Pro – The first “Metaverse Phone”
HTC has finally unveiled HTC Desire 22 Pro: its very first Metaverse phone that supports the HTC’s Vive Flow VR headset and NFTs in the most seamless way yet.
Not only will users be able to experience virtual reality thanks to its compatibility with HTC’s Viverse ecosystem and HTC Vive Flow headset — HTC is also giving a free NFT along with every device that you can redeem directly through your Viveverse wallet.
— HTC (@htc) June 28, 2022
📉 DeFi & Crypto News
✨ The iconic Macalinao Brothers announce the launch a new crypto VC fund called Ship Capital
The Crypto & DefI space has been really quiet this week, but there are those who keep building! Earlier this week, Dylan and Ian Macalinao announced they are rebranding their developer collective to Ship Capital, which at the time of writing, has already raised around $33 million.
Ship Capital is for devs, by devs 🤝 https://t.co/A57H4hP0Rb
— Ship Capital 🚢 (@ShipCapital) January 6, 2022
✨ Bloomberg shared reports stating that $4b in loans backed by Bitcoin mining rigs are currently in danger
As Bitcoin keeps following the downtrend, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for miners to be able to repay their loans. Loans which, according to analysts, are literally on a razor’s edge.
If the market doesn’t improve, many miners will be forced to sell their Bitcoin reserves, causing a domino effect of a huge amount of pressure on prices and the cost of equipment collapsing…Not to mention further liquidations.
🍿 Events this Month.
MetaVanity. A meta-exhibition.
📅 Ongoing exhibition.
📚 Book of the Month.
Last few days to finish reading a book by one of my favorite futurists in the space, Cathy Hackl, who collaborated with Dirk Lueth and Tommaso Di Bartolo to bring “Navigating the Metaverse: A guide to limitless possibilities in a Web 3.0 world” to life.
A must-read for anyone who wants to stay up to date on the Metaverse, whether already deeply in, or just getting acquainted with it!
Stay tuned for the full review next week! And the announcement of July’s book ✨