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Curated Art on EOS and WAX

The .gems team is happy to announce the beta launch of the .gems NFT marketplace, a curated environment for high-quality NFT artwork and collectibles. 

With the recent boom of NFTs, the amount of content being published on platforms like AtomicHub has skyrocketed. 

While it’s great to see lots of assets being minted, it’s made it more difficult  to discover the real gems in the space.

While collectibles and game assets flood the market at a rapid pace and dominate the trading volume,  works of art from independent artists trickle in much more slowly and often go unnoticed.

So when browsing a general purpose NFT marketplace, the chances to discover unique artworks is rather small. Talking to many independent artists over the last months, the .gems team identified this as one of the reasons why NFT artists are still hesitating to mint their work on either EOS or WAX.

Not serving the needs of artists would be a huge mistake.

CryptoArt has been the main driver for the growing popularity of NFTs. And curated platforms on Ethereum like SuperRare, KnownOrigin and Nifty Gateway have been hard at work vetting artists to lead up to the tremendous success.

A place like this has been missing in the EOSIO NFT space. Until now.

The .gems marketplace is designed to showcase high resolution artwork by hand selected artists. with a minimal design optimized to let the work itself shine.

We’re happy to invite you for the public beta and will be working on adding new features in the following iterations. 

As our first featured artist we are extremely happy to present Heidi Taillefer, an outstanding artist choosing .gems for her Genesis NFT Drop on the WAX Blockchain.

The “Frogs” Series will be available for purchase on Sunday 19th of September 16:00 UTC.

It features 12 unique artworks in a highly limited edition with a maximum supply of either 1/21 or 1/8.

So set your alarms if you don’t want to not miss out on the frogs.

To learn more about Heidi Taillefer, check out the article introducing the NFT “Frogs” Series or watch the video interview we had with her just a few days ago.

Aikon and Liquiid Partnership

Aikon & Liquiid bring Blockchain Gaming to the Masses.

Gaming Studio Liquiid and Blockchain Startup Aikon are partnering to deliver simplified blockchain technology and provide game developers with a Unity Game Engine SDK that seamlessly connects to today’s leading public blockchains and delivers a fun gameplay experience. Following their strategic vision to make on-chain gaming possible by leveraging cheap transactions executed in a matter of micro seconds.

Aikon’s ID Vaults will provide will offer Liquiid an easy solution to manage digital assets and support cross-chain functionalities. 

Liquiid CEO Trang M Le Bozon and AIKON CEO Marc Blinder took the 2021 Blockchain Expo stage in London and discussed the landscape of blockchain gaming and current trends in the industry. 

As part of their presentation Liquiid shared the first-ever Unity SDK Game Demo live on stage.

Blockchain technology is revolutionizing the gaming industry with a way more transparent play-to-earn experience than ever before.

Stay tuned about Liquiid and Aikon and how both are supporting the gaming economy with blockchain technology.

Bake EOS Mooncakes

The Chinese Mid Autumn Festival is coming up on September 21st and the .gems team has something special in the oven to celebrate the occasion.

In the days leading up to the festival, we’ll share a series of free NFT drops for early supporters of our previous EOS NFT releases. That means only collectors who held any of the following collections in their wallets will be whitelisted to participate in the drops:

Spicy Rares, GBK Chestahedrons, Dream BIG and Pomelo NFTs.

Each drop will contain an ingredient needed to bake Mooncake NFTs.

What is a mooncake?

It’s the traditional gift shared among family and friends during the Mid Autumn Festival and for us, it’s a way to say thank you to everyone that collected .gems NFTs.

The blending recipe will go live on the day of the festival and will require the Water, Flour, Nuts and Sugar NFT ingredients to be blended together to create a mooncake.

Join the fun this Chinese Mid Autumn Festival and bake some tasty Mooncakes with the EOS community!

Emanate Native Apps are here!

The Emanate Native App for mobile is available for iOS and Android and introduces fundamental features to lead music streaming into the Play to Earn era. 

Music connoisseurs can now create custom playlists and built up a following, giving early adopters a pretty nice head start to grow their reach on the platform.

And investing some time into music curation might pay off nicely because monetized playlists are planned to go live later this year.

This new feature has the potential to be a major driver for further adoption and a crucial component to the ecosystem, creating a win-win scenario for all participants.

In the background musicians are getting paid directly and almost in real time by Emanate’s smart contract stack on the EOS mainnet, while on the other end listeners can earn by promoting their favourite artists, creating popular playlists or referring Emanate to new users.

With such an innovative incentive structure, Emanate makes centralized streaming platforms look pretty darn outdated.

Besides the launch of the mobile app, the Emanate team has also its 2nd anniversary to celebrate. 

And to honour the occasion they’re hosting a proper metaverse party in Cryptovoxels.

On September 18th, 8 PM ET, they’ll kick it off with an awesome lineup of live performances, EMT token giveaways, a virtual dance floor, and an NFT art gallery.

Find further details regarding this event or Emanate’s mobile app in the announcement article and join Emanate’s brand new Discord server.

There’s plenty in the pipeline for Emanate and to prepare for an increased trading activity Newdex has just added an aggregated orderbook for EMT/EOS on Defibox.

If you are watching us live, Emanate’s Party is actually just a few hours after the Hot Sauce Premiere, so join us in the metaverse to pre-party for Emanate’s event at the Hot Sauce afterparty.

EOSIO Swiss Workshop

EOS Nation in partnership with NovaCrypto are pleased to announce:


“EOS The Moment of Truth”

September 23rd – 15:30 UTC

The workshop features over 2 hours of educational content and hosts 10 builders from the EOS ecosystem to give updates on their progress working on EOS products. 

Among them is our very own Daniel Keyes, sharing the latest news about the Pomelo crowdfunding platform.

Subscribe to NovaCrypto’s YouTube Channel to get notified when the workshops go live.

Patrick Schmid, CEO of Novacrypto and host of the EOSIO Swiss Workshop, is a highly committed member of our community. Just recently he joined the EOS Bees as a worker bee and announced yet another educational series, focusing on the EOSIO Community in South America.

In cooperation with Maurice Vanegas of EOS Marketplace and EOS Microloan the first EOSIO Swiss Workshop: Special LatAm is scheduled for October 23rd.

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Ocean Defenders NFT Launch

In the spirit of the emerging SOLARPUNK movement, The Ocean Defenders are determined to build a platform for a synergistic lifestyle. Here we come together to use our individual powers to preserve the cradle of life, our oceans.

Everyone can become an Ocean Defender, each in their own individual way. We welcome you.

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Heidi Taillefert presents: Vintage Valentines

The Vintage Valentine series was conceived to mimic turn of the century valentine’s day cards, reflecting an era when society pretended to hide the more salacious habits of so many people during that time. On top of the physical pieces, this collection also features digital copies, published as Vintage Valentine Card NFTs on the carbon-neutral WAX blockchain.

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Prior to founding the first EOS community in Toronto and co-founding EOS Nation, Daniel spent a decade in the financial technology industry working several diverse roles. His extensive experience in customer service, sales, sales coaching, agent training, digital marketing, digital process management (lean green belt), and product management (certified scrum master, certified product owner) eventually lead him to consulting for a blockchain dev shop.

Daniel earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2009 and worked as a chase producer intern at Global TV.

Daniel lives by the principles of Truth, Love, and Freedom.