Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE!

Are you familiar with Max Papeschi?

I’m assuming you are…But even if you are not, you absolutely can’t miss out on our upcoming event.

This Friday, November 19th, at 6pm CET the Valuart Gallery will be hosting some of his most influential works.

From Magical Mystery Burger, Product Placement and to It’s a bird … It’s a plane … It’s SuperJesus! These are three of his masterpieces you will be able to witness on Friday, all part of the NazyFuckingMouse series, the first series that made him famous in the world of contemporary art.

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The key protagonists of this series? The -isms of Modern History: consumerism, capitalism, fanaticism, National Socialism, communism…The common thread… Extremism, in all its shapes and forms.

RSVP now at [email protected]

But now, while we wait for Friday, let’s have a look at the highlights of the week.

Remember when we started looking into the naming protocol ENS (Ethereum NameService) a few months back?

Well, last Thursday ENS hit a market capitalization of $1.15B. So if you compare it to the pioneer of internet domain registrar and web hosting, GoDaddy, you’ll notice it has already succeeded to reach around 10% of its value. Which is pretty wild.

And this brings us to why ENS is going to become increasingly relevant. Identity and ownership.

 

Nowadays, we are used to having an unlimited amount of accounts for a variety of services on the internet but not a self-sovereign one for anything. Imagine a world where you can use a single sign-in for pretty much anything through your ETH Wallet? I’m in.

But the best part is that ENS names are so much more than just simple domains. ENS domains are as a matter of fact able to encompass an entire online entity and translate it into a single, smooth, and decentralized address tied to all financial, social and professional fields.

I think it’s time you create your .ETH domain if you haven’t yet. 😉

Not sure how to? Here is a step-by-step guide.

Meanwhile, in the NFT space… Tezos-Based NFT Marketplace Hic et Nunc shut down out of nowhere. 

We were all truly excited and hyped for this project: Hic et nunc was the first and biggest art marketplace on the Tezos Blockchain, and just got elected as the “Best NFT Marketplace” through a Twitter poll by NFT NYC last week.

But now..No website to be found, and the Twitter account now says “discontinued” … All why accompanied by its last “farewell” tweet with the market’s smart address before officially leaving the spotlight. (no reply tweets allowed)

 

It didn’t take long before various speculations arose from the community…Some were driven by frustration and the fear of a rug pull, whereas the more creative decrypting the last tweet, claiming that “Hic et nunc was never the website: Hic et nunc is the contract”.

But no worries, not all is lost. That’s the beauty of blockchain: despite the disappearance of the marketplace’s front-end, the smart contracts that had already been listed continue to live. Maybe these pieces of art might even gain more value thanks to this mystery story?

NFT holders of this project, speak up! I’d love to have more of your personal insight.

Izzy’s Weekly Book Club

In full Metaverse mode, this week I started reading Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life, by Peter Rubin.

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I had this on my wish-list for a while now, but now seemed like the best moment to pick it up.

The author Peter Rubin writes about pop culture, sports technology, and AR/VR for WIRED – I’ve often read his articles, so I’m really looking forward to finishing this read next week to give you a more in-depth review.

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