Welcome to the latest edition of the Roll newsletter!
We’ve seen a slight bit of turbulence in the crypto market surrounding the events of SVB. However, it’s important to note that overall, the market is on an upswing. ETH and BTC have risen by almost 3 and 1% respectively. This hints at continued growth and gains in the crypto landscape.
We are brimming with excitement from the thriving creator economy and the Roll ecosystem. From Ace Daphlex’s new EP on Metaradio to Sarah Zucker’s artistic contributions at LACMA, and standout creators at SXSW, we’ve got you covered. Plus, we’ll be shining a light on some fresh social tokens.
Let’s explore all these promising developments. Here’s to a bright future for both the creator economy and the world of Web3! Let’s ride this wave together. 🌊
Who’s on a Roll 👀
1️⃣ Shopify is helping creators turn followers into customers with their Creator Mart at South by Southwest. The fully shoppable experience features innovative creators who’ve turned their brands into businesses such as Trixie Cosmetics from Trixie Martell, Pizzafy, & Juvee. Shopify has also used the opportunity to foster collaborations between creators. The power of the creator economy is on display more than ever with Shopify’s cutting-edge tools and resources.
2️⃣Juice Books, from Creative Juice, is here to help creators this tax season. This is a free service that simplifies tax write-offs and cash flow analytics, using creator-focused language. The premium features of the app have direct access to CPAs who specialize in the creator economy. Juice Books is all about handling the stress of tax season so creators can focus on what they do best – creating!
3️⃣ Walmart is taking its social media strategy and digital presence to the next level with the beta-testing of Walmart Creator. This platform is designed to bring together content creators and commerce, allowing Walmart to reach customers where they spend most of their time and create unique moments of discovery and inspiration.
Walmart Creator will enable content creators to share stories and product recommendations that drive on-site and in-store traffic. This collaboration represents the latest brand seeking to get more involved with the creator economy, which is estimated to be worth $104.2 billion.
Empower Your Community with Collabland: Insights & New Features
We’re thrilled to share some game-changing insights from our recent chat with Candi of Collabland, the platform revolutionizing community management for over 43,000 creator communities on Discord and Telegram! 💪
🔑 Unlocking Token Gating: Collabland’s token gating tools make it easy to keep your community exclusive and engaged by verifying token ownership. Candi emphasized the importance of long-term value over FOMO-driven hype for community success. 🚀
🌱 Adapting to the Post-COVID World: With the evolution of creator communities, it’s crucial to find innovative ways to retain and grow your audience. Collabland’s new Marketplace lets community managers fine-tune their tools to provide unique experiences for members. 🛠️
🎥 Let’s Form Group: Showcasing the humanity behind projects using Collabland, this new docuseries features the inspiring stories behind some of our favorite communities, like PizzaDAO. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from these community-building experts! 🍕
Remember, the success of your community depends on YOU! 💖 Embrace Collabland’s tools and insights to create a thriving community. Explore Collabland today and empower your social token journey! 🌐
The New Creator Economy 🌐
The Streamer Awards, an event dedicated to honoring live streamers on Twitch and Youtube returned for its second year with a bang.
Creator of the awards, Blair “QTCinderella” along with co-host Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter ensured that the night was full of surprises and entertainment. With musical guests, meme-inspired awards, and a focus on community-driven content, the event proved to be must-watch for fans and creators alike.
This year’s show highlighted unrepresented streamers through categories like Hidden Gem or Rising Star, fostering a more inclusive atmosphere. There was an emphasis on the importance of diversifying the panel and recognizing talents beyond the top stars of Twitch and YouTube. The event, which attracted over 354,000 views, showcased the growing interest in live content creation and the creator economy at large.
Blaire invested $900,000 of her own money and put in extra long hours to make this event happen. She remains driven by the desire to see the Streamer Awards improve each year. For creators and those interested in social tokens, the event signifies the power of community and the potential for growth in live streaming.
DAOs all the way down (🤝, 🏠)
Take Up Space ($TUS) hosted an epic two-day CreatorThon that brought together diverse creators and showcased cutting-edge tech tools. From trending topics to actionable insights, this conference was packed with amazing content that’s sure to help creators thrive.
Web3 Launch 🚀
Get ready for an exciting new addition to our Web3 landscape! We’re thrilled to introduce NoiseGPT, a groundbreaking product suit of creative AI-powered tools with a focus on freedom of expression. NoiseGPT embraces unrestricted AI-generated voice-to-speech technology. There are endless possibilities for user-generated content, from small studio movies to audio books, with easy monetization for creators.
What makes this even better is NoiseGPT’s integration with Roll Staking. This a testament to our commitment to democratizing access to smart contract deployment for the greater Web3 economy. Roll Staking empowers anyone to create staking contracts for social tokens or any ERC20 token, enabling collaborations and growth for communities and their liquidity.
So, whether you’re part of a DAO, an NFT project, or a social token creator, Roll Staking allows you to thrive in Web3. As a Web3 feature, Roll Staking works seamlessly with an ERC20 token, allowing you to stake using your Web3 wallet.
Together, NoiseGPT and Roll Staking demonstrate the limitless potential of Web3 – empowering creators with the tools they need to innovate, collaborate, and succeed.
Make sure to check out NoiseGPT’s staking activity on Etherscan.
Happenings in the Roll Ecosystem 🔦
Ace Daphlex, the Afro-beats architect behind Metaradio ($MTRD), is making waves with the release of his EP, Blood & Dust. The first track is live on the blockchain.
Metaradio offers a unique listening experience that combines NFTs and entertaining podcast programs to showcase fresh, new music. It’s the perfect solution for discovering new and exciting music that you can’t find anywhere else.
Join along as Metaradio revolutionizes the way we listen to music!
Get a glimpse into the creative process fo an up-and-coming artist!
Sarah Zucker ($VIDEO) is turning heads with her contribution to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Remembrance of Things Future project.
Drawing inspiration from pieces nearly a century old, Sarah found deep connection to the Expressionist movement of the 1920s. She sees this movement as particular relevant to society today.
By combing both digital and analog techniques, Sarah is creating work that you don’t want to miss.
This one is for the gamers out there. Especially those who love Apex Legends.
The Realm, ($RLM) the pro league automated matchmaking service, has announces plans for their own Solo Que League to begin on April 1st. It’s going to have prizing of $150K per region!
Sign-ups run to Mid March. Are you going to join the fray?
Unravel the art of disorder with Sturec’s ($STUREC) newest drop on SuperRare.
If you’re ready to embrace the chaos, Sturec’s latest collection “Conflict” is for you! As an OG Crytpo Artist, Sturec is no stranger to pushing boundaries and making a statement. In his new series, the world of disorder and the exploration of conflict is at the center.
With 19 NFTs this project will challenge your perception, ignite your curiosity, and provoke some deep thoughts.
Check it out today.
Who wants to take a dive into the SupDucks pond? ($STRONK)
The much anticipated DuckGod cycle has begun and there’s an opportunity for a FREE NFT Mint! There’s a unique lore tying into DuckGod with an interpretive creation story for fans.
The gang at SupDucks has plans for multi-stage rollouts, secret reveals, and evolving features. All the things we love to see from Web 3!
The best part of all, the first stage of DuckGod is free to mint. You only have to pay gas fees! Don’t miss this chance to get involved with the SupDucks journey.
Get ready to “sup” to DuckGod!
Anonymous Nobody ($BONES) latest work “The Three Ovum Zygote Blastocyst Embryos” is now available for bidding on SuperRare. Nobody is known for his unique blend of surrealism, abstract art and minimalism. This piece if no exception.
The artwork’s caption is a playful twist on The Offspring’s “Come Out and Play”, with Nobody stating, “gotta keep ‘em incubated.” It’s 1/1 piece, making it a one-of-a-kind addition to your collection.
Don’t miss the chance to bid on this piece of exceptional artwork!
Featured New Creators on Roll 🔥
Welcome to the Roll fam!
- $DP3 – Dank the Pirate Poet’s social token is dedicated to helping artists thrive in the Web3/creator economy. Get exclusive access to NFT Drops, merch, and more. Join Dank’s creative movement and be a part of a future of collaborative exploration.
- $ZERO – ZERO plans on rewarding the community for engaging with his articles by giving away tickets, access, and more. Build the writer’s room with $ZERO.
- $MNF – The NFTPartners are invested in their community. With an interest in the Wilder World NFT portfolio and it’s fast-growing market you can learn more about digital real estate with $MNF.
- $FUND – A social token from serial founder Ifeoma Illoh who is pursuing her own ideas. She doesn’t know the meaning of the word quit.
- $ALOHA – Take a trip to Income Island with $ALOHA. Community engagement rewards including NFT drops, metaverse access and more. Be part of the movement with $ALOHA.
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 AI Wars are heating up! Don’t miss out on our latest Twitter thread discussing the integration of Chat GPT on Discord.
Tap in to join the conversation around this groundbreaking development.
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 👋