⚓️ CMO vibes: chief metaverse officer
for those following up…my first NFT event experience was a success!
for once, it was nice to talk to people who *actually* like NFTs as opposed to my executive, breadwinning wife who has already heard enough about them for a lifetime.
and the best part…I’m looking forward to attending more events now! (please note the doxing and the power stance)
the news of Moonbirds becoming CC0 predictably launched another set of derivative projects. now, we have Moonbirds2, BoonMirds, and countless others that were launched this weekend *alone*.
we should make a project called Poobirds because (respectfully) these all stink.
altogether, we have *checks notes* roughly 4 million derivative projects and not a single good to show for all that work.
knockoffs are inevitable, but I’ll never understand why people feel compelled to buy them. I suppose it’s because people are always looking to get luxury goods at a discount price.
but while luxury goods can be *assets*, derivatives without fail go to zero.
every. single. time.
from a project creator’s point of view, why would you want to start one either? they come with nothing but headaches. Not Okay Bears (a project on Solana jacked by Ethereum maxis), for example, is currently attempting to recreate their stolen artwork, which is hilariously ironic.
and don’t forget to lawyer up. just because something is CC0'ed doesn’t mean that you’re free from the law either. you can *still* be DMCA'ed as both Moonbirds2 and BoonMirds learned this weekend (both were temporarily delisted by OpenSea after being reported).
so when you create or buy a derivative project just know…you’re most likely *not* going to have a good time.
speaking of good times, are we having fun in metaverse yet?
this weekend, Deadfellaz revealed the pixel avatars that would go with their WorldWideWebb integration. and then on Monday, CAA named Joanna Popper their Chief Metaverse Officer.
it’s two nice steps forward for the metaverse maxis, who admittedly haven’t seen much progress over the last year. while many projects and companies hitched their wagon to the metaverse, I can’t say that’s been for the best.
as far as adoption goes, we’ve *still* yet to see any major traction with metaverses not called the Otherside.
I liken the metaverse to technologies like self-driving cars and VR. a few years ago, we were *so close* to both of those becoming not only a reality…but a *major* part of our lives.
my brother-in-law once said he read semi-trucks would be *almost all* self-driving in 2 years. that was in 2016, and last I checked, I haven’t seen a *single* self-driving truck on the road.
then, I heard Oculus was going to take over the gaming world. yet other than my old college roommate having one and us playing Beat Saber on it, I’ve yet to see anyone else own a VR headset, let alone play videogames on it.
TLDR: we underestimate how long it takes for technology to be adopted by the masses (I realize the irony of me writing about NFTs as I type this).
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on Friday, the MLS announced they had bought a Bored Ape (yes, just a single one) for 100 ETH. though it’s not exactly an exciting announcement (the marketing team didn’t put in that much effort here if we’re being honest), it’s at the very least noteworthy.
my ENS friend @sadaf_eth is doing her part to help with tragedy and show the power of Web3 community at the same time. if you’re interested in helping out, you can donate to Kentucky’s flood relief funds at HelpKentucky.eth