☕️ Mint TLDR - Sunday Recap #5

Mint Season 3 kicked off Monday + some juicy NFT, Social Token, and DAO news for the week of 10/04 🎉

What’s up Mint nation - happy Sunday! :)

Every Sunday, we’ll be issuing MINT TLDR, where we focus on our favorite stories around NFTs, social tokens, and DAOs.

You will find the coolest stories and biggest headlines here and easily digestible for you to enjoy with your morning coffee.

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👇 Let’s dive in!👇

💎 NFTs

  • Bored Ape Yacht Club said that the BAYC token is set to launch early next year. They are working with Horizen Labs and Fenwick & West LLP to develop the necessary plans to launch the token. The tweet said, “It's stupid easy to launch an ERC-20 token; it takes minutes. It’s much more complicated to construct a legally compliant token and set it up in a responsible, sustainable way.” 👉 Read More

  • ARTECHOUSE is launching a collectible NFT from the immersive digital art exhibition Geometric Properties with Julius Horsthuis on October 26th. They previously partnered with Nifty Gateway to launch “Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencieson” by Vince Fraser on June 4th. 👉 Read More

  • MekaVerse, the collection of 8,888 NFT profile pictures inspired by the Japanese anime series, was this week’s most awaited and hyped drop, netting over $60 million dollars in less than 24 hours. 👉 Read More

  • You can now create an NFT storefront on your own domain with tokenized content using Mint Gate! 👉 Read More

🚀 Social Tokens

  • Friends with Benefits introduced “Works in Progress™ An Editorial Venture into the Undefined.” You can also check this article to further understand the evolution of Friends with Benefits. 👉 Read More

  • Chingari, the Indian TikTok competitor, announced that they raised $19 million via their social token sale, $GARI. The token will allow its users to make an e-commerce storefront where they can sell NFTs or their videos. So if you have used the platform before, be on the lookout for some $GARI airdrops. 👉 Read More

  • Catch Jess Sloss and Li Jin talking about the evolution of the passion economy and how ownership benefits creators on the second episode of the Seed Club podcast. 👉 Listen

🌐 DAOs

  • Dapper Labs launched a new business, Dapper Collective, which will focus on building tools for DAOs under the leadership of Friends With Benefits founder Trevor McFedries. They have acquired Brud, a startup focused on community building and unique storytelling forms, specializing in AI storytelling. Brud is also behind the virtual influencer Lil Miquela. 👉 Read More

  • There is a new Discord bot in town. Wayfare by DIGITALAX launched last week helping people find DAOs, and DAOs to find people. People answer a couple of questions about their likes and dislikes, and the bot sends “quests” that lead people to relevant DAOs by connecting them with like-minded people. 👉 Read More

  • The founder of MakerDAO, Rune Christensen, published “The Case for Clean Money” where he talks about issuing a DAI stable coin to drive investment in clean energy sources at a global scale. 👉 Read More

🐦 Twitter Threads Worth Reading

🎙 Podcast Recap

Mint Season 3 launched this week! What took us two months to build as a community, happened overnight the day we announced the season’s launch. So many new community members signed up for the newsletter and to receive their POAPs! Thank you all ❤️️

  • Tuesday | Avery Akkineni of Vayner NFT on How Crypto Is Transforming Collabs Between Tokenized Creators and Brands 👉 WATCH | LISTEN | READ

  • Thursday | Fidenza creator Tyler Hobbs on When In Doubt, Keep Creating: Tyler Hobbs And Generative Art 👉 WATCH | LISTEN | READ

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That’s a wrap. If you’d like to chat about these updates, I’m on Twitter.

Enjoy your Sunday and we’ll see you next week :)

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