Welcome to another jam-packed issue of the Social Token Times. This week we’re excited to take our community deep into the resurgence of the Meme Coin Movement. We’ll highlight how tokens like $PEPE and $TURBO helped grow the resurgence. As well as how projects like $POOH and $BAM are using Roll Staking to incentivize their communities to stay engaged for the long haul.
We’re taking a trip through our ecosystem as we highlight tokens such as $LENRD’s artist Griff’s captivating, “Tales from the Glitch” NFT experience. We’ll take a dive into the latest from digital artist Yeli and $RODZ. We’ll get insights from legendary crypto artist Osinachi about Africa’s creator economy, and catch up with the newest tokens like $0G and $GALIOS.
Buckle up for this deep dive into the diverse and dynamic nature of the creator economy!
Let’s roll! 🤘🏻
Who’s on a Roll 👀
1️⃣ Epic Games and the LEGO Group have joined forces to create a “family-friendly” Metaverse, combining Epic’s virtual world expertise with LEGO’s iconic brand. The move aims to address concerns about the negative impact of virtual worlds on young people by providing an entertaining and safe environment. This partnership follows Epic Games’ recent $2 billion funding round to accelerate their Metaverse plans. It’s clear that this concept is here to stay. As the Metaverse evolves, it will be exciting to see how Epic Games and LEGO Group navigate the challenges of creating an engaging and secure virtual world for all ages. The future of the Metaverse looks promising, but there will undoubtedly be obstacles along the way. 🎮🌍🚀
2️⃣🚀 The crypto world is buzzing as Axie Infinity’s native token, $AXS, skyrockets by 12% following the exciting launch of their card game on Apple’s App Store! 🎮 Going live first in Latin America and Asia, the game is set to conquer global markets, already boasting 1.5 million installs across all platforms. In other news, Axie’s creator, Sky Mavis, is also upping its game by opening Mavis Market 🛍️, a curated NFT marketplace powered by their own Ronin blockchain.
3️⃣ 🎓 Curious Addys and NFT educator Zeneca are joining forces to launch HeyMint, an easy-to-use NFT platform designed to help budding creators mint their first collections! 💡 Aiming to simplify the minting process, HeyMint offers a low-cost, equitable solution for newcomers to the Web3 space. 🌐 Artists can upload their creations, select their preferred blockchain, set up a presale, and enforce royalties, with Ethereum and three EVM-compatible chains supported. 🎨 Plus, it’s free for creators to list collections and just $1 per mint for collectors! This dynamic duo is on a mission to democratize the NFT world! 🚀💥
LIMEWIRE LIGHTS UP TWITTER SPACES
Limewire’s transition from file-sharing service to creator sanctuary took center stage during their recent Twitter Spaces appearance. The team walked us through their innovative Web3 content subscription service, showcasing the groundbreaking fusion of NFT marketplace capabilities with their subscription model. The chat was abuzz as the public sale of their token was discussed. It was one our highest attended Spaces!
Exciting developments were highlighted during the conversation, including the platform’s decision to integrate both Cardano’s $ADA and Ripple’s $XRP for their $LMWR token . This opened the gateway for wider community participation, reflecting LimeWire’s inclusive ethos.
The audience was given exclusive insight into LimeWire’s vision to revolutionize the music industry through Web3 integration. Drawing inspiration from other subscription model services, LimeWire has crafted a platform where music artists can build membership-based communities. Subscribers, in return, receive minted NFTs, establishing a deep bond between creators and consumers.
The LimeWire team outlined their commitment to making the platform user-friendly, hinting at a seamless blend of Web2’s familiarity with Web3’s transformative potential. The conversation wrapped up with a discussion about LimeWire’s plans for $LMWR and the exchanges it may be listed on. This Twitter Spaces appearance painted a picture of an exciting and promising future for LimeWire and its community.
The Meme Coin Resurgence
The Meme Coin Movement is having a resurgence. Both Web3 and meme coins themselves have evolved significantly since one of the first meme coins, $DOGE, emerged in 2013.
Today we’re witnessing an exciting new wave of meme coins being led by tokens like $PEPE, $TURBO, $POOH, and $BAM. Each demonstrating the power of community and digital assets in the world of crypto.
It was $PEPE who set off the ripple effect. The $PEPE community showed even a meme coin deemed ‘useless’ could foster a strong community, drive value, and yield astounding returns. Then $TURBO followed, focused around a collaboration between artist Rhett Mankind and AI, this coin has a remarkable market cap of $20 million.
However, this new era of meme coins isn’t just about humor and impressive returns. Now, meme coins and their communities are evolving into powerful digital assets with DeFi features, advanced tokenomics, and reward systems. This encourages community participation and long-term holding over the pump-and-dump volatility we often associate with meme coin trading.
Next, consider $BAM and $POOH. Two newer meme coin projects. Each finding a level of success thanks to Roll Staking. These communities have used staking as an innovative tool to bootstrap liquidity & incentivize community participation.
Roll Staking has been instrumental in helping $BAM and $POOH thrive to new heights. By rewarding community loyalty and involvement in the project, $POOH’s market cap has reached $9.9 M, and $BAM’s hit $1.6 M.
In the case of $BAM, Roll Staking has played a key role in the project’s growth since launch. As the community began to stake their tokens they became more invested in the token’s success. This has lead to a high number of wallets claiming and distributing their tokens.
For $POOH, the staking campaign with Roll not only incentivized liquidity but it also helped demonstrate the team’s vision. The team is committed to developing a healthy ecosystem for their community. Through Roll Staking, they’ve managed to bootstrap over $1 million in liquidity on Uniswap!
It’s evident that using Roll Staking allows meme coins like $BAM and $POOH to transform themselves into powerful digital assets backed by engaged communities.
The New Creator Economy 🌐
👀🌟 The creator economy has been on fire! The IZEA 2023 Influencer Aspirations Report dished on the latest trends.
Influencers are now considering themselves more professional, with 62% now rocking the full-time creator life. They’re hustling hard and making bank! 💼💰
🌈🌍 It’s not just about looks, either. The influencer world is getting more diverse. There’s been a 20% increase in the number of minority influencers since 2021. Brands and consumers want to see representation and authenticity. These creators are bringing it! 🙌🌟
That authenticity builds trust! 70% of people now trust influencers to give them the latest scoop on products and services. They’re keeping it real, keeping it honest, and using that authenticity to grow their communities! 👏💯
The creator economy is leveling up. There’s exciting opportunities for brands to connect with all kinds of audiences. Creators are taking their work more seriously than ever, creating content with a renewed sense of purpose, and bringing diversity to the table. What’s next!?🚀💥✨
DAOs all the way down (🤝, 🏠)
Join PizzaDAO’s🍕delicious celebration this May 22nd as they redefine Web3 festivities with a global pizza party! The event aims to unite communities, foster crypto adoption, and support small pizzerias. With a heartening history of delivering over 190,000 slices worldwide, their goal this year is to disperse $1M worth of cheesy delight. Be part of this innovative blend of pizza, crypto, and global camaraderie – because at PizzaDAO, every slice counts!
Happenings in the Roll Ecosystem 🔦
🔮 Dive into the fantastic realm of “Tales from the Glitch – Story 4 – The Bishops” 🎩, a groundbreaking NFT art experience brought to you by Galabraith, Eclectic Method, and Griff – now on Makersplace!
🚀 Griff, a master of “Mythed Reality” 🌌, weaves nostalgia and pop culture into a captivating tale about safeguarding what matters most, all set to the electrifying rhythms of industrial music. 🎵 This techno-futuristic art journey is not just an NFT, but a testament to the power of storytelling, collaboration, and creativity.
💥 Remember, you can support Griff’s visionary world-building using his $LENRD token! 🪙 Get ready to explore this dazzling universe and become part of the story! 🚀🌌🎩
📸 Step into the mesmerizing world of Yeli, the mastermind behind the captivating, abstract photograph from the INDIGLITCHED collection, now featured in the NFT Factory Paris Exhibition: “Indigo – The Seventh Color”.
🎨Manipulated and glitched to perfection, this long-exposure masterpiece plays with time, light, and imagination.
👁️ A resident digital artist at Playform.io, Yeli’s work fuses analog photography and AI in a harmonious dance. 🤖🕺
💡 Don’t forget to support his innovative artistry with his $RODZ token, which you can use to redeem various YRDGZ-minted NFTs across platforms like OpenSea, Editional App, Rarible, KnownOrigin, and CodexProtocol. Dive into the Yeli universe! 💙🌌📸
🌎 Prepare to embark on the next amazing journey of Olumide Gbenro, with the $OLU token. Olu is the epitome of a global citizen, a trailblazing digital nomad, and an amazing creative force.
💼🚀 From a grad student battling depression to a six-figure, location-independent entrepreneur, Olu’s journey is one of courage and determination.
🌱 His insightful social media strategies have caught the attention of Entrepreneur, Business Insider, CNBC, and Forbes! 🗞️
Now, he’s taking his passion for a borderless work-life to new heights by tokenizing himself with $OLU. 🪙 As the ambassador of a thriving 10,000+ digital nomad community, and host of world-renowned nomad conferences, Olu invites you to join him in this exciting, tokenized journey. Don’t just follow his story, be a part of it with $OLU! 🎟️🌍🌈
🌍🎨Renowned Nigerian cryptoartist Osinachi from $OSINA was among the esteemed panelists at the 2023 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. In a session titled “Africa: Next Frontier for the Creative Economy”, he shared invaluable insights on the growth and potential of Africa’s creative sector.
🖥️Osinachi contributed to the discussion on the role of technology in Africa’s creative economy. highlighted the intersection of digital art, blockchain, and the creative economy in Africa, reflecting the conference’s theme of ‘Advancing a Thriving World’.
🎉🎤 Alessia Labate of $LAB, the rising pop sensation, has just had her first editorial feature !
This milestone moment showcases the shimmering 🌟 side of her aesthetic, further proving her versatility not only as a singer but as a creative artist.
This marks yet another exciting chapter 📚 in Alessia’s thriving career. Can’t wait to see what comes next! 🚀🎶
Featured New Creators on Roll 🔥
- $GALOIS – Call number enthusiasts! $GALIOIS is your chance to take a deep dive into the intriguing world of abstract math turned into art! This community token is geared towards bridging the gap between high-order structures like match and their popular understanding. The vision is total decentralization of the community, featuring token-gated content, exclusive merch, discounted art, and more!
- $0G – Embrace your unique self with 0rigyn, a compelling project that encapsulates hope, renewal, and transformation through 99 distinct on-chain creations. The artistry, symbolizing the end of a cycle, and the beginning of generational relevance, is beautiful as it is powerful. 0rigyn is more than an artistic endeavor, it’s a vision for a healthy Web3 ecosystem free from manipulation. It’s a lesson from the past to usher in a brighter future – an inclusive, decentralized community. Join 0rigyn on this journey of transformation.
- $SERC – Welcome to the innovative world of Sercan Çayır, a talented photographer and digital artist from Turkey, now making waves in the NFT space! Starting his journey with a camera earned from a summer job, Sercan has evolved to master street art and digital illustrations, culminating in his unique “Typoface” series. He’s thrilled to announce “NUDE x GM,” a groundbreaking 24-hour open edition project on Foundation, minting now which showcases the synergy of 50 artists, each with their own typography-meets-nude photography collab. Let’s immerse ourselves in this compelling fusion of art and tech with Sercan!
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.
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 👀
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Bye For Now 👋
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