#166 - Vitalik NFTs and 9GaG files an intriguing trademark
Plus, Coinbase helps "household names" intergrate wallets 💪
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- The Quadratic Funding Collection ft. Vitalik's writing
- 9GaG files an intriguing trademark
- Coinbase helps apps embed wallets
- On the wire 📰 Meta's AI leak
Plus, all the web3 headlines, memes, and Tweet of the day.
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9GaG updates and Quadratic Funding Collection
More Project Watch! Today, a look at The Quadratic Funding Collection, plus some Memeland and 9GAG updates.
A Vitalik NFT collection?
Attach the name of Ethereum's co-founder to an NFT project, and you're guaranteed to turn some heads.
That's what a new collection has done – by creating an on-chain copy of an influential whitepaper that Vitalik co-authored back in 2018.
What's the project?
The Quadratic Funding Collection is a set of NFTs containing a signed copy of Liberal Radicalism – a 2018 paper on distributive public funding models written by Vitalik Butertin, Harvard economist Zoe Hitzig, and RadicalxChange founder Glen Weyl.
There are two versions of the NFT:
- The Open Edition contains the digital whitepaper signed by all 3 authors
- 12 Signature Editions include physical, hand-signed copies
Floor price / Volume
This one's going crazy.
At the time of writing, the floor broke 0.5 ETH and continued to hover around that mark – after starting at 0.05 ETH.
Try not to buy the top, anon?
Who's the project by?
Metalabel – a collaboration protocol for creators, with the goal of enabling "creativity in multiplayer mode."
Gitcoin – an open-source dev platform built on Ethereum, based on the concept of quadratic funding.
Is Vitalik actually involved?
Vitalik physically signed the whitepapers that come with the Signature Edition NFTs, plus the website lists Vitalik as a "creator".
However, Vitalik hasn't officially endorsed the project from his personal accounts.
An intriguing trademark
Next up, the news that 9GAG filed a series of patents related to new NFT tools and features.
.@9GAG files U.S. trademark application for PFP in connection with
downloadable software for creation & distribution of digital tokens as the "proof of fandom";
online retail services featuring virtual goods, NFTs, & more;
issuance of tokens of value; & more
— NeerMcD.eth 🚀 (@NeerMcD)
Mar 7, 2023
It's an alpha-filled insight into 9GaG's plans for Memeland. Included in the filing:
- A "proof of fandom" NFT creator
- A web3 rewards program
- Marketplace and metaverse "downloadable software"
The filing also contains a wordmark application for the phrase "PFP."
So wait, they actually want to own the acronym?
Not quite. You can't copyright a word, but you can file for control over how that word is used in relation to your company.
Also in 9GAG news: $APE distributed to the community 💝
Holders of Captainz will get a chance to win $APE by "questing" (staking) their NFTs.
Every Monday, the project is distributing community rewards through a raffle, starting with the ~9,500 $APE (~$46,000) that Memeland earns from staking the 8 nautically-themed Bored Apes they bought a few weeks back.
Memeland has committed to distributing its entire $APE earnings to the Captainz community.
Notable Tweets ✅
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Love seeing NFT easter eggs in real life 💯
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Mar 8, 2023
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Mar 8, 2023
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— BrainDrops ❤️🤖🖼 (@braindrops_art)
Mar 8, 2023
On the web3 wire
Meta's AI language model leaks online 🤖
While it's not in a Chat GPT-style user-friendly state, those in the know say Meta's language model is "extremely powerful."
Vitalik sells a fortune in altcoins 🪙
The Ethereum co-founder dumps billions of coins sent to him in PR efforts, causing some currencies, especially $SHIK, to plummet.
Solana's Exchange.Art facilitates generative NFTs on the chain 🎨
The marketplace announced a new platform, named Code Canvas.
Coinbase Wallet as a Service
Coinbase announced a new developer tool yesterday. It's called Wallet as a Service.
It helps web2 companies integrate custom digital wallets into their mobile apps.
Why care about that?
Because the tool is designed to make creating a wallet as easy and normal as creating a regular-ass user account.
Coinbase Head of Product says "we've created a system to give wallets to literally every human on the planet.” 👀
Ok. Tell me more.
Coinbase are emphasizing that the tool is "use-case agnostic." So anyone from game devs to eCommerce store owners can use Wallet as a Service to help customers easily create and use a wallet.
In the Decrypt article covering their new tool, Coinbase said they're:
"Working with several household-name brand companies that are going to be using this product at a very large scale."
You love to see it. Onboarding FTW!
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Meme of the day
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Mar 8, 2023
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