April Showers Bring Social Tokens

👋 Rollers,

March was a bit of a rollercoaster ride with all the drama surrounding Silvergate Capital and Binance. But guess what? Bitcoin and Ethereum still scored some serious gains! As we move into the new month, we’ll be closely monitoring what regulatory changes could await.

The creator economy is booming with innovation, from new token-gating features for NFT owners to UNICEF’s exploration of DAOs. We’ve got the latest news for you.

In this issue, we’re digging into the work of Mikko Lyytinen, catching up on Magusz’s feature at NFT.NYC, and being blown away by Sarah Zucker’s Temporale project. Also featuring the newest tracks from rising stars like Kid Sound and Buppy.

With all that’s happening in the Roll ecosystem, it’s raining social tokens this April!

Who’s on a Roll 👀

Ticketmaster and Avenged Sevenfold showcased a new token-gating feature for NFT owners. Social tokens and NFTs continue to go mainstream in the creator economy. Ticketmaster offers early access to eligible NFT owners for any artist partnered with an NFT community.

CreatorLand emerges as a new platform to meet the unique needs of creators. This invite-only community aims to provide resources and best practices to elevate creators’ careers. The model sets a following requirement and is set to revolutionize the creator economy.

Spotify partners with Creative Juice to provide a game-changing program for creators looking to grow their audience and monetize content. With a 50% increase in podcast consumption on Spotify, the program will provide all the resources creators need to build their following and succeed.

Unlocking the Future of Music with $SRI

Recently Sri Kala, an innovative creator and musician, sat down for an engaging and thought-provoking Twitter Spaces.

During it Sri shared his creative process and discussed the unique ways his social token ($SRI) allows him to reward his community. Sri shared that he believes social tokens give artists a better way to connect with their community.

The discussion included discourse on the impact of Web3 on the music industry. Sri talked about his experience and ideas regarding selling royalties and loop samples on the blockchain. Then discussed a new idea he had. The idea is for a platform that allows artists and their fans to collaborate to create unique song remixes. It’s worth checking out!

Sri views Web3 as a way to exchange value without any middlemen. He’s encouraging others to find different ways to share with the world. He’s building new realities for the rest of the music industry.

Make sure to give the Spaces a replay.

The New Creator Economy 🌐

Is Twitter becoming a pay-to-play popularity contest?

Elon Musk’s recent changes, which favor paid accounts in the For You feed and remove legacy verification checkmarks, have many concerned about the platform’s future. What does this mean for the creator economy and social tokens?

It’s a wake-up call for creators to develop new, decentralized platforms that prioritize user engagement over profit. The race is on to build a better, fairer social media platform that empowers creators and rewards community, not just deep pockets.

DAOs all the way down (🤝, 🏠)

UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Relief Fund, is exploring the world of DAOs.

The agency is testing its DAO on the Polygon blockchain. It would enable easier communication and fair power distribution and funding for digital public goods.

The UNICEF CryptoFund, established in 2019 to accept donations in Bitcoin and ether, has already invested in 41 startups and had seven exits. The agency hopes that the world of crypto will allow it to innovate to serve children better worldwide.

Happenings in the Roll Ecosystem 🔦

Get ready to dig into the world of Mikko Lyytinen with $PNTCL. This social token is a must-have for fans of visual artists. Join Mikko in his newest project excavating the past, present, and future with his latest drop. Don’t forget your hard hat!

Magusz, the artist behind $MAGZ, is set to have his work featured at NFT.NYC. He’ll be part of the Community Artist Showcase.

His piece entitled “Connect” is an animation that he drew frame by frame. It features music and sound effects. It’s available on SuperRare to mint.

Ready to have your mind blown? Sarah Zucker of $VIDEO is celebrating her fourth anniversary with a project that will change how you view time!

Temporale is a breathtaking series that showcases the fourth dimension like never before. Sarah uses a unique blend of live footage, digital animation, and time displacement to capture something unique. The project expresses Sarah’s non-linear experience of time in the digital world.

The result? Stunning, one-of-a-kind still images that can be displayed in any direction the collector desires. Whether you’re a fan of art or technology, Temporale is a must-see project that will leave you in awe.

Don’t miss out!

Listen up, music lovers! The hottest new track Kid Sound, the artist behind $KID, is here.

”Zoning” is available for pre-save on Spotify right now. With a killer beat and lyrics, this is a song you won’t wanna miss.

Kid has already shared a snippet on Twitter, and fans will go wild. What are you waiting for? Show your support for one of the brightest stars coming up. Pre-save “Zoning” today!

At just 18 years old, Buppy has taken the world by storm.

He has been composing and writing original songs since he was just 12 years old, using music production as an outlet for emotional relief.

After wrapping up a successful tour and releasing his debut EP, ‘Cold Nights in Hollywood,’ Buppy is back with a brand new single, ‘Miranda,‘ dropping this Friday.

And that’s not all – fans can access exclusive content and experiences with $BUP tokens. Buppy is a rising star in the music industry with talent and passion beyond his years.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of his journey – tune in to ‘Miranda’ this Friday!

Featured New Creators on Roll 🔥

We’re excited about all our new Roll projects and creators.

  • FNA – This token comes from the First NFT Agency. The First NFT Agency believes that NFTs have the potential to revolutionize the way people think about ownership, digital identity, and authenticity. As pioneers in the field of NFTs, they are committed to advancing the adoption of this tech and driving innovations. We look forward to what they have planned.
  • EGZ – The Eggzo NFT collection has released its official token. The token will be used for holders to stake their NFTs. Having a new NFT project folded into the Roll ecosystem is always exciting!

Announcements 📣

The Social Token Research Lab 🧪

Attention social token enthusiasts!

The Social Token Research Lab still has some openings. Our initiative to build top-notch, sustainable products puts you, the user, first. Want to test the latest version of our products and give feedback? Join the Lab and earn $5 for each feature tested.

If you’re a Roll product veteran and want in on the action, sign up here – bit.ly/roll-lab.

We’ll hit you up for an interview. Let’s take social tokens to the next level together.

Required Tweeting 📝

The creator economy is preparing to evolve. Antler believes in the power of innovation and technology. Despite challenges, exciting new platforms are emerging.

For the third year in a row, Antler has featured Roll as part of their Creator Economy Startup Landscape! We’re honored to be included and are excited about what’s to come for all creators.

We are hiring! 🙋‍♀️

Roll is hiring for roles to expand out team and accelerate building out social token infrastructure. We are a global distributed team, super collaborative and fun environment to make a difference. Come join us!

Check out the job descriptions. Drop up a note at [email protected] if you are interested in either position or know someone in your network who might be a good fit 👀

Creators, we want to hear from you!

Use our Typeform to share your latest updates and insights with our community. Help us shape the future of the creator economy and showcase your work today!

Bye For Now 👋

For those continuing to explore social tokens, you can get in touch and create your social token on Roll here.