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I publish ‘Mint TLDR,’ every Sunday, covering my favorite weekly headlines from the web3 creator economy.
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🛠 a16z’s CSS Week 1 Recap
Notice how we have a new episode in this newsletter, reason being, Bello just completed it’s first week at Crypto Startup School. Over the next three months, my Co-Founder Ellie Farrisi and I will be documenting our journey with weekly updates.
🌐 Creator Stories of the Week
Mint Podcast dropped a Lens Protocol exclusive Podcast NFT, selling 174 editions in 24 hours. 👉 LEARN MORE
Latasha auctions off a visual music NFT at Sothbeys. 👉 READ
Beeple opens ‘Beeple Studios’ in South Carolina. 👉 READ
IBN Inglor submits new song for Reveel & Decent creator grant. 👉 READ
Cooper Turley drops new podcast + rebranded newsletter. 👉 READ
Sara Phillips sells out Sound.xyz drop ‘Mine.’ 👉 READ
Ginothegohst & angelbaby’s web3 hit record meets web2. 👉 READ
Jeremy Booth ‘Luck of the pursuit’ Sold for 12.1Ξ on SuperRare. 👉 READ
SpottieWiFi’s music drop breaks out on Showtime. 👉 READ
Oshi drops a banger. 👉 READ
🗞 Headlines: NFTs, Social Tokens, DAOs
Sound.xyz introduces a new ‘Viral Sounds’ feature. 👉 READ
VeeCon airdrops tickets to all VeeFriends Series 1 holders. 👉 READ
Backdrop announces ‘Gems,’ a contribution reward system. 👉 READ
POAP teams up with Hennessy for their introduction into web3. 👉 READ
Starbucks NFTs sell out in 18 minutes as secondary prices soar. 👉 READ
Exchange.Art to release a generative art NFT platform on Solana. 👉 READ
Amazon reportedly dropping an NFT marketplace next month. 👉 READ
Hermès asks court for control over MetaBirkin NFTs. 👉 READ
Gordon Ramsay’s NFTs to be in The Sandbox metaverse. 👉 READ
What Ethereum’s latest ERC-4337 upgrade means for NFTs. 👉 READ
Binance NFT adds Polygon network support to its marketplace. 👉 READ
Mirror introduces ‘Subscribe to Mint.’ 👉 READ
📲 Web3 Social by Lens Protocol
Oohlala adds a Direct Mint feature for Lens Music. 👉 READ
Lens ships Splits for Collects on Buttrfly, Lenster, & Lenstube. 👉 READ
Mailchain enables use of .lens domain for web3 native comms. 👉 READ
Aproov Lathey introduces Lens Share browser extension. 👉 READ
🐦 Twitter Threads Worth Reading
Bello kicks off the first week at a16z’s Crypto Startup School!
Bitcoin NFTs experience new all-time-high inscriptions.
🎙 Podcast Recap
Monday | Shorts | Chase Chapman: Collectors vs. Followers. LISTEN
Tuesday | Beyond Followers: Building a Community of Collectors with Chase Chapman. LISTEN
Wednesday | Shorts | Diana Chen: Podcast NFTs. LISTEN
Thursday | Design, Distribution, and Tokenized Media: Insights from Jacob Horne of Zora. LISTEN
Friday | Shorts | PplPleasr: What Goes into Great Storytelling. LISTEN
Saturday | Shorts | Sam Sends: Will Youtube Get into Web3? LISTEN
Sunday | Shorts | John Crain: Getting into NFTs and Starting SuperRare. LISTEN
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