May the Fourth, Revenge of the Fifth – Social Tokens Awaken!

👋 Rollers,

The creator economy is rapidly changing with the rise of technology and digital consumption.

In this issue we’ll explore the latest developments in the Roll ecosystem. We’ll catch up with Auto GPT. We’ll hear about Yuga Labs’ legal victory and see how Wattpad is expanding fan fiction like never before.

We’re also showcasing the work of the Sand Rush community with their AI art projects, $DP3’s free mint, and James SW’s latest art piece.

Let’s roll! 🤘🏻

Who’s on a Roll 👀

1️⃣ 🤖💻Chat GPT is getting leveled up! Auto-GPT, an open-source application is streamlining the process by automating prompts for GPT-4. With Auto GPT, users can input a list of tasks that they want to be completed, and the application generates prompts for ChatGPT to complete the task autonomously. This represents a huge advancement in AI tech, allowing Chat GPT to become even more efficient and sufficient.

2️⃣🙊🙊Yuga Labs emerged victorious in their case against artist Ryder Ripps for trademark infringement over his copying of their NFTs. Despite Ripps and his legal team raising issues of celebrity endorsements, art, the First Amendment, and the nature of crypto, their defense was rejected. The judge in the case ruled that Ripps and his co-dependent acted in bad faith to profit. Damages will be decided at a trial scheduled for June. Ripps plans to appeal. Yuga sees the decision as a win for all of Web3.

3️⃣ ✍️🎥Wattpad Webtoon Studios is expanding their distribution with two new projects based on stories created on their platform. Wattpad’s Webtoon Studios is an audience-driven IP powerhouse, with a library of content full of potential. They have a growing roster of incredible creators with loyal fans in every genre of fiction. Wattpad’s combined audience is more than 175 million people. They’ve continued to grow their footprint in the film industry, including a new animation division. The studio has seen incredible growth and they are looking forward to the next evolution. Fan fiction can pay off!

Unleashing the Power of AI and Crypto: The Future is Now with Noise GPT

On a recent Twitter Spaces, NoiseGPT discussed the intersection of AI and crypto. The company places an emphasis on the importance of ensuring AI is free from bias and censorship. They’ve created an ecosystem where individuals can participate in the AI revolution at all kinds of levels. The goal is to decentralize technology and allow for open source/crowd-sourced data to bypass any current bias. Noise GPT understands the need for tokenization to incentivize participation. They’re currently using Roll Staking contracts in regards to their token.

The team also discussed the dangers of AI in music and journalism. They urged individuals to take responsibility for their own data and be aware of deepfakes. They emphasized the importance of keeping the technology in the hands of the people, rather than leaving it in the hands of just a few companies. Ultimately, they hope to create an AI technology that is unrestricted, free of bias, and accessible to all.

The New Creator Economy 🌐

The rise of digital consumption has expanded the ecosystem for creators. There’s more opportunities to get involved than ever before.

According to a report from Goldman Sachs, the creator economy is expected to double in size, reaching a staggering $480 billion by 2027. This growth will be driven by influencer marketing and platform payouts fueled by the monetization of short-form video.

Creators have the potential to turn their online audiences into lucrative careers. While brand deals are the main source of revenue, platforms that offer various monetization tools and e-commerce integration will attract influential creators.

It’s worth noting that while there are 50 million global creators, only 4% are deemed to be “professionals” earning over $100,000 a year. However, with the right strategy and platform, you could become part of that 4%.

Whether you’re a brand new, aspiring creator or a more established one, the creator economy is full of potential. Keep creating!

🎶 Musicians have always been an important part of the creator economy. They’re helping drive mass adoption with their loyal fan bases and amplified platforms.

Steve Aoki and Justin “3LAU” Blau have teamed up to form a Cryptopunks-inspired duo, Punx. They’ve given away half of all royalties from their first song “Concentrate” to the 99 NFT collectors chosen among Blau’s NFT holders, Aoki’s A0k1verse Passport NFT holders, and CryptoPunks holders. They’ve democratized the ownership of the song and given it back to collectors.

Grimes is another artist involved in tech related royalties. She’s offered to split 50% of all royalties on any successful AI-generated song using her voice. She’s interested in open sourcing her art and killing all copyright protections.

Through their work in the creator economy and their shared affinity for blockchain and new technology, artists like these are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the music industry. As creators and innovators, they help shape the future of music and culture. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

DAOs all the way down (🤝, 🏠)

🚀Exciting news! Paff Evara, the co-founder of Take Up Space ($TUS) is speaking at London Tech Week – main stage at EQL:HER.

EQL:HER is a global network and event series that is dedicated to re-balancing gender in the tech sector. They work to secure a more inclusive future for women in business. EQL:HER’s mission aligns perfectly with Take Up Space’s. Each striving to elevate under represented creators and people drive change and be elevated to real opportunities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from a visionary leader who is paving the way for a more inclusive future. 🌟

Happenings in the Roll Ecosystem 🔦

🚨Free Mint Alert!🚨

Dank Phart, the poet, just launched 13 editions of his latest piece! Lucky 13, indeed. Each mint includes 300 Dankster – $DP3. 😎

Dank has been writing poetry for a long time. His work reflects his passion for mindful self-indulgence and constructive positivity. His latest piece is a reflection of his artist statement and mission. He’s eager to share it with the Roll ecosystem.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own a piece of Dank Phart’s art and connect with this rising star in the creator economy. Get your mint on today! 💥

🪢🤡 Ropeadope, ($DOPE) a community of creatives and music lovers, are representing the intersection of art and social justice. They are so much more than a record label or a clothing brand. Ropeadope is  a gathering place for artists and listers alike. Their plans are to expand into the Metaverse with a radio station lounge, art galleries, etc. They keep sharing their music and culture with anyone who chooses to join.

The latest release from Ropeadope comes from Cyro Baptista, a Brazillian percussionist and composer who has worked with a variety of artists from Paul Simon to Trey Anastasio. Baptista’s “Chama” features a mix of Brazilian, Mexican, and Afro-Cuban with hints of funk and jazz.

Ropeadope is all about inclusion, accepting musicians that know their art better than any business could hope to. Support Ropeadope and their artists as they continue to drive music as a unifying force connecting all of us.

⌛🏃‍♂️ Sand Rush ($RUSH) is currently promoting their weekly AI art contests with exciting and unique themes. Community members are encourages to participate and showcase their creative skills. In the most recent contest, they invited artists to submit AI remixes of the famous painting, “Girl With the White Pearl Earring.” This use of AI technology in art not only promotes creativity but encourages engagement from the community.

🖼️🤖Using AI tools to remix and reimagine existing works is a powerful way to engage with a wide audience. It allows creative artists to experiment with new ideas, techniques, and styles. It also connects a new generation of art enthusiasts who may not be interested in more traditional forms of art. Additionally, the use of AI can help artists create unique and unexpected variations on classic pieces, which can generate excitement and interest among collectors and investors.

JamesSW ($JAY) has introduced his latest art piece.

Gluttony portrays the concept of souls waiting endlessly for their final meal that never arrives. As a mixed media and digital artist, JamesSW constantly explores new styles and techniques to enrich his diverse portfolio.

Featured New Creators on Roll 🔥

$KST – Comes to us from the talented singer-songwriter, Krisirie. Her artistry blends R&B, hip-hop, reggae, and jazz – all the music that heavily influenced her while growing up in Barbados. Her music draws inspiration from a diverse range of artists including Sade, Ella Fitzgerald, and Drake. Krisirie’s has formal music education which has greatly influenced her as an artist. She’s performed with jazz and reggae icons. Krisirie’s poetic lyrics and universal messages about love and empowerment are delivered with energetic style. Her muse, the ocean, is ever-present in her music and serves as a powerful metaphor. Her token, $KST, allows fans to support and invest in her journey as an artist.

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 –

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

We are hiring! 🙋‍♀️

Roll is hiring for roles to expand our team and accelerate building out social token infrastructure. We are a globally 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 👋