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NFT FOMO: Spicy Rares, GPK Goes Exotic, Kogs on WAX & EOS Nation NFT Giveaway!

It’s official: we love NFTs, we’re feeling the FOMO, and have decided to share the fun by giving away NFTs to our community!  Don’t miss this week’s giveaway as we’re giving out 5 Spicy Rares, 4 unopened GPK Goes Exotic Standard card packs and 1 unopened GPK Goes Exotic MEGA Pack! If you like collecting NFTs, make sure to show up to our YouTube Premiere of EOS Hot Sauce 64 on Sunday at noon Eastern time!

Ever since the launch of the Atomic Hub NFT platform, we’ve been digging into the platform and thinking about how to incorporate these new digital assets into fun promotions to reward our community and increase social media engagement. That’s why we decided to create the EOS Hot Sauce Collection, which will house our various NFTs for this promotion. The first NFT of the collection, the Spicy Rare, was revealed last week as the centre piece of the promotion.  Spicy Rares can be earned by participating in the live chat of the EOS Hot Sauce YouTube Premiere every Sunday at 12 pm ET. 

Important Note: If you’re interested in participating in these weekly giveaways, you need to sign up! You only need to do this once and will then be qualified to win prizes in all of our upcoming weekly giveaways.

Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the bell to be notified when we go live – that’s when the weekly NFT giveaways start!

We’ll be announcing more details about our Spicy Rare promotion in the coming days but here’s what we’ve shared so far:

  • Only 5 Spicy Rares are created for each episode of the EOS Hot Sauce.
  • Spicy Rares can be won by participating in the YouTube Premiere of the EOS Hot Sauce.
  • Collecting and holding (no trades / transfers / sells)  Spicy Rares will unlock higher-level NFTs and make you eligible for WAX prizes.
  • Spicy Rares are burnable and backed by WAX according to their ‘Spice Level’ attribute. Last week’s Spicy Rares are backed with 14 WAX. Don’t burn your Spicy Rare if you want to use it towards future prizes!

As mentioned previously, this week we’ve also added GPK Goes Exotic card packs to our giveaway in order to celebrate the successful launch of this 2nd series from Topps. The demand for these GPK packs was unprecedented! All of the MEGA packs sold out in under 1 hour and the standard packs sold out shortly after that. At time of writing, the 5 packs we’re giving away this week are currently worth about $100 USD on secondary markets! 

We enjoyed spending time creating our EOS Hot Sauce Spicy Rare promotion and creative ideas were certainly not lacking! In the end we decided to keep this promotion fairly simple but hope to build it out some more in the future if it proves popular. 

Another popular and exciting use case for NFTs is within various online video games. Examples range from AAA gaming studios like Mythical Games using NFTs for their upcoming Blankos game to more indy games such as the NFT-based role playing game NiftyWizards. 

The latest NFT game to be announced, KOGs on WAX, promises to bring the fun and excitement of the classic POG game onto the blockchain. We used to play with POGs when we were young and reading about KOGS on WAX brought back so many fun memories of being a kid and gambling with POGs by playing for ‘keeps’! 😂  

KOGs stands for Keys to Other Games and according to the press release:

Each KOG is a playable, blockchain-based token for use across an entire gaming ecosystem and will be interoperable with several upcoming games. Players can earn and trade KOGs to build their collection, as well as use them to enter tournaments.

Pre-Registration for KOGs on WAX is open! Reserve your name and get entered into a draw to win 1 of 25 limited edition KOGs!

Collectables.io - All-in-One NFT Trading Platform

Speaking of NFTs, have you checked out Collectables.io? It’s an on-chain marketplace for all SimpleAsset NFTs and digital trading cards on the WAX blockchain!

The user experience is intuitive and makes trading cards a breeze. We’ve been using it and are impressed with the information you have at your fingertips, how well it’s built, and how simple it is to use. You can easily sort using a variety of filters to find exactly what you’re looking for. Are you looking for that special card to complete your set? Or for all-in-one bundles to fast track your collection and get everything in one go? Sorting through thousands of listings can be intimidating, but Collectables.io makes it easy! Do you have a surplus of doubles or valuable cards to sell? If you’re looking to list NFTs and are unsure about the current lowest listing price, yes, they have that feature too!

Collectables.io has you covered no matter what kind of stakeholder you might be.

During the heaviest loads after the latest GPK Goes Exotic Tiger King launch, Collectables.io was able to handle the massive surge of volume and optimize even further. For the new GPK series, Collectables.io have done over 500,000 WAX in volume through 3500 card sales! We sent in some feedback on minor issues and additional feature requests, like a visual display bug and sorting mechanism optimizations, which were immediately rectified and added. Now that’s a level of customer service you can really appreciate! We certainly do, as we can imagine the 5000 unique visitors over the past month do as well. That attention to detail is what makes us so bullish on this platform and its future.

Here’s what Syed Jafri, founder of Collectables.io, had to say about his platform:

I’ve been a big collector of Pokémon, YuGiOh, and Heartstone cards since I was young. The excitement from opening packs and completing collections is hard to describe for those who have never experienced it. I believe that digital collectables are the next step for the Trading Card Game and collector’s market in general. Following in this direction, we launched Collectables.io, a marketplace for all NFTs and digital trading cards on the WAX blockchain!

At EOS Nation we have many founders who’ve also been collectors since their childhood and still hold on to their cards. Each one of us is looking forward to new series and how Collectables.io will adapt and grow over time. You can feel the excitement in the air!

Check out Collectable.io to begin trading, and join their Telegram channel to be part of this growing community!

Join the EOS Nation Community on Sense Chat

EOS Nation is excited to be joining Sense Chat to take advantage of the many blockchain-based features that are available in the app. Vouching for users, staking to channels, earning crypto while chatting, and other possible blockchain-enabled gamification are features that we plan on leveraging to elevate our online community experience to the next level!

Today we’re inviting you, our community, to sign up for early access to our Sense Chat community!

By signing up to the EOS Nation Sense Chat community you’ll:

  • Be first to try Sense Chat 2.0
  • Be first to join our EOS Nation community
  • Be among the first to earn SENSE tokens in the app
  • Be able to join other communities once the app is fully released

If you’ve already signed up for the Sense Chat early access, feel free to sign up for the EOS Nation community too. This will ensure that you are put in our community right away when the app launches this summer! 

Learning EOSIO with Lena - Block.one Webinar "Build Your First Smart Contract on EOSIO"

This week Lena brings us the third edition of Learning EOSIO with Lena, entitled Build Your First Smart Contract on EOSIO.

This article is a review of the 2nd Block.one webinar. Those who want to watch the replay in full can do so on the eos.io website. 

What Lena offers in this article is a quick overview of some of the concepts that are presented in the webinar, which includes:

  • Introduction to Smart Contracts
  • EOSIO Platform Components
  • Basic EOSIO Smart Contract Development Lifecycle
  • Accounts and Permissions

More concepts are covered in the full webinar but this article provides a quick overview in just a few minutes. We hope this helps you on your journey to becoming an EOSIO developer!

Multiple LiquidApps Bounties worth 2,650,000 DAPP

For those of you not keeping track, there is now over 2.6M DAPP up for grabs for developers who solve the DAPP Bounty challenges. 

We’ve already covered the Reddit Scaling Bounty, where EOS Nation has added an extra 1M DAPP tokens to the eventual winner of the challenge, bringing the total bounty to 2M DAPP! 

The latest bounties include 350,000 DAPP for the DAPP Network’s Bridge to Chainlink Bounty and 300,000 DAPP for the DAPP Network’s LiquidRandomness Bounty.

And finally, catch up on all the latest developments surrounding the Reddit Scaling Bounty in this 25 minute DAPP Talk video with LiquidApps team members Nathan Rempel, David Azaraf and Zack Gall. Other topics discussed include Voice and the future of decentralized social media.

Emanate and ZED.RUN

“It’s the year 2060, you are in a VR gaming centre in the underground of Tokyo City. You don’t know how you got there and don’t remember where you were before you arrived. Looking around in the virtual world you see cyborgs, robot security guards and hundreds of digital avatars. You enter the zed.run virtual horse racing arena… what music do you hear?” – Emanate & ZED.RUN promotion

Think you can create the soundtrack for this new game? There’s $1000 up for grabs if you can. Head on over to zed.emanate.live for full contest details. Good luck to all the artists who enter!

Syed Jafri on Interoperability

In early 2020, Block.one announced the EOSIO Smart Contracts Challenge with an attractive prize pool of $200,000 USD for the first developer who creates an EOSIO Smart Contract that can store and invoke EVM (Solidity) Smart Contracts in a virtual Ethereum-like environment.

Syed Jafri was the eventual winner of this challenge and in the latest episode of #BuiltOnEOSIO, Block.one interviews Syed to discuss various aspects of the challenge. 

Read the full article to learn more about:

  • Going Beyond the Contest Criteria
  • Retool in Weeks Instead of Years with EOSIO.EVM
  • Lower Your Costs and Increase Performance with Interoperability
  • Discover the True Power of EOSIO Smart Contracts

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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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Daniel Keyes

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Responsibilities include: product management, operations, community
Location: Toronto, Canada

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.