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Dear Bankless Nation,
Kaf begins his editorial, saying, "When the market is down, everything seems more challenging. But now is the perfect time to build." The staff here at Decentralized Arts is always working to improve the brand by exploring the format and content to make the newsletter more interesting and engaging. We are heads down building, and we will soon present new sections and authors.
Kaf continues his editorial discussing the relationship between DAO and NFT with a look at HumanDAO–in partnership with BanklessDAO–their Pocket Assistant NFTs, the humanDAO Academy, and how they are supporting the educational growth of communities. The Rug brings us pressing questions from their community, and Dusty Eye presents to us the latest object brought back by Android N°44 in Dusty Eye's Future Bazar: the overview of "not yet" NFT by this visionary artist. We bring you all of this and more.
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Curated NFT News
Christie’s Launches Auction Platform on Ethereum
Christie’s British auction house has launched its own NFT art platform, Christie’s 3.0, that will feature drops curated by Christie’s.
Although previous NFT auctions on Christie’s made headlines–such as Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” artwork selling for 69.3 million USD in March 2021–the actual transactions did not take place on-chain. Now, Christie’s 3.0 is exclusively on-chain and the only currency accepted at the moment is ether.
The platform also includes a virtual gallery where you can explore the art pieces that are showcased in the auctions.
The inaugural auction, Phases, is a collection of nine works by visual artist Diana Sinclair in which she explores the narratives of memory and time, truth and fabrication, progress and loss. Bidding is taking place from the 28th of September to the 11th of October.
Nike’s RTFKT Previews First Real-Life Cryptokicks Sneakers
Nice, the media company specializing in sneakers, have released the first image of the CRYPTOKICKS.
RTFKT (pronounced “artifact”), the web3 brand that became a part of Nike last year, is looking to expand into the physical world with its first shoe. This upcoming sneaker is an entirely new build using Nike’s electronic lacing Adapt technology.
Nothing has officially been announced yet. We’ll release further details as they become available.
The Rug Weekly NFT
If The Real Profit Was The Friends We Made Along The Way Can I Still Get My Initial Investment Back?
Brought to you by The Rug
Sometimes it’s simply all about the friends we make along the way. Cuz hey, “It’s only money.”
Since that’s the case somebody just wants to know if they can get their initial investment back.
“A bear market isn’t scary. We’ve got a sub-project featuring pictures of bears and people minted A LOT of them. We’re unstoppable. WAGMI, bros. And you know why? Because it’s never been about profits for us.”
Collect this priceless friendship as an NFT on optimism.
Delegate your tasks and save time
When the market is down, everything seems more challenging. But now is the perfect time to build.
While many NFT projects may have generated enormous sums of money through FOMO a year ago, this is not the case today. We are in another phase, a phase in which education is the basis of any new project.
The web3 ecosystem is growing and needs builders. There is a lack of people with the talent, knowledge, and commitment to take this technology to the next level. HumanDAO aims to solve this problem.
What is humanDAO?
HumanDAO’s goal is to help people around the world through cryptographic platforms and protocols. They began their journey by offering scholarships for Play-to-Earn (P2E) games. This helped them create a solid base of users. HumanDAO is now focused on pursuing new opportunities, educating, and empowering their local communities.
At humanDAO, you can learn about the crypto ecosystem and its opportunities, develop your knowledge and skills, find a job, or lend assets.
How does humanDAO work?
The humanDAO network is multi-layered and structured to seek out new opportunities, stimulate growth, decentralize decision-making, and preserve the DAO’s treasury. HumanDAO is divided into subDAOs: there is a main DAO that is branched into several sub-projects that act independently, though all share the humanDAO philosophy.
SubDAOs are composed of experts, users, players, and collaborators who plan next steps. SubDAOs have their governance structure but share the same token with the main DAO, which is HDAO. This ensures that all HDAO token holders benefit from the success of every entity in humanDAO.
The humanDAO governance process is similar to other DAOs:
Owning hDAO tokens gives the holder a say in the future of the DAO.
Any member can launch a proposal. The community accepts and implements proposals by voting.
They have a forum where they discuss everything. If an agreement is reached, the proposal is launched.
Whether you're looking to invest, earn, or build, there's something here for you, supported by a fantastic incentive and reward structure.
The onboarding process
Pillars of HumanDAO
HumanDAO currently works mainly as a job board via their Pocket Assistant, and as an educational center via the humanDAO Academy.
This wouldn’t belong in Decentralized Arts if there weren’t NFTs! PANFT is the web3 solution that humanDAO has designed to answer the age-long question, “how can I be more productive?” This innovative service offers you a community of assistants ready to carry out tasks for you.
The types of tasks that can be delegated include, but are not limited to:
price shop best deals for a product or service
travel & event planning research
transcribe audio or notes from a webinar
create or update spreadsheets
Once your PANFT is activated, you get 20 “energy bars” per week. Each bar is equivalent to 30 minutes of a Pocket Assistant’s (PA) time, which means you can potentially save 10 hours of work per week. To activate the NFT, you must stake 10,000 HDAO tokens, which currently amounts to approximately 150 USD. As long as your HDAO is staked, you can use the energy system to assign tasks weekly.
Members will receive a non-transferable NFT, or soulbound token (SBT), in exchange for completing lessons and modules. These NFTs will become more and more useful as humanDAO grows. They will serve as credentials.
Available modules, as they appear on their site, include:
Crypto Wallet: Start your Web3 journey here and learn how to set up your digital wallet!
Crypto 101: Blockchain, Web3, and Smart Contracts: What Does It All Mean?
HumanDAO: Dive deeper into humanDAO, its goals, and the roles of the community.
Financial Education: Learn how to manage your financial well-being with this introduction to responsible finance.
Web3 Opportunities: Explore career opportunities in the Web3 space.
Education is one of the fundamental pillars of humanDAO. This is one of the first steps to attract millions of people to the new global digital economy of cryptocurrency.
HumanDAO's mission is to maximize the value of new cryptographic innovations like NFTs and P2E for its members. Since the crypto ecosystem is constantly evolving, it is too early to say how far this community will go. However, you can see the complete humanDAO roadmap here.
One of the best points to highlight about humanDAO is its desire to help those most in need. A portion of income earned through humanDAO (5%) will provide meals through a partnership with Food For Life Global.
Thanks to projects like humanDAO and BanklessDAO, underserved communities can learn to earn living wages with just an internet connection.
The future of work and education is decentralized. HumanDAO is building the way.
Rarities from the Coming Centuries
By Dusty Eye
The DustyEye group owns a Time Machine. With a series of chronojumps to one of the many possible futures, they have collected many artifacts and memorabilia.
!!!!ATTENTION!!!! We only accept payments in Ukron.
#16 - THE TEAR
Android N°44 contemplated a leaf for ninety days. At the end of the three months a drop ran down his cheek, but its origin is not known.
The cautious materialists speak of condensation caused by the internal heat of the metal, in relation to the low external temperatures.
Others, with less concern, went out on a limb, calling it a tear.
MATERIALS: saline liquid, fabric, metal
SIZE: 16.27.16CM (base included)
VALUE: 6.400 Ukron
Decentralized Arts is written and produced by a small team of contributors who are passionate about art, both visual and written, and its growing place in crypto and NFTs. With each edition, we aim to bring you not only the most current and relevant news in the NFT space, but also explorations in what it means for our culture and societies for this market to continue to grow and expand. When everyone is an owner of art, we all gain a deeper appreciation for it.
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