There's a lot going on this month, here are the highlights.
February is looking exciting for the NFT space. It really feels like springtime is coming a month early (I’m showing my northern-hemisphere bias here) for those of us who endured the long NFT winter of 2018/2019, as sometimes it looked a little bleak.
It all kicks off this week with the launch of Avastars on February 7th.
The long-awaited project from @dappwizard and his team will put billions of combinations of Avatars, 100% on the blockchain. February 7th will be the start of the Genesis and Founder Avastar sales, as well as some promotional Exclusive giveaways. The full website will launch a couple weeks later, and the sale of the first series (1-A) of Avastars will begin.
Based on the recent success of other purely on-chain NFTs, I expect the demand will be substantial. I’ve had an opportunity to play around in the design interface and it’s a little addictive, to be honest. I suspect we’ll see a lot of Discord avatars immediately replaced with Avastars, for starters. The whole idea of a blockchain-based identity is pretty exciting on its own.
What are YOU going to look like in the new decentralized world? I can’t say I’ve decided for myself, yet.
More importantly, what the heck is going on with their property in Cryptovoxels? You have to take a walk/fly around to have a true appreciation for the scale of what’s been built in advance of the launch. It. Is. Massive!
First, I will let these images speak for themselves:
I have to admit that, even though I’m a Decentraland (DCL) land owner, I haven’t been keeping a close eye on the project’s development. What seems to be happening, however, is that some talented artists have been waiting for just before the DCL public launch to “wow” us with some very complex and impressive builds. And it’s not just a case of a few dozen contributions:
February 20th is the big date for the long-anticipated public launch, which just so happens to coincide with…
Yours truly has already booked his flights and hotel for the NFT-dedicated conference on February 20th. I’ve got my early-bird ticket (an NFT token, of course) and I’m looking forward to finally meeting all the awesome people I’ve come to become close friends with online!
The schedule is jam-packed with content covering all aspects of NFTs, from gaming to marketing, art, wallets, the metaverse, and of course the legal aspects of operating in the space (someone always has to ruin the fun). The full program is available here.
Not so fast, Decentraland! You (and Cryptovoxels) aren’t the only game in town! Also launching on February 20th is another metaverse offering: Somnium Space.
For those of you who aren’t keeping up, there will now be (at least) four decentralized metaverses to choose from, including The Sandbox, which is holding its second land pre-sale in February.
NFT.NYC is going to be entertaining, to say the least - what else is secretly launching that day?
Finally, I just want to mention that Dapper (the NFT wallet from the makers of CryptoKitties) just publicly launched its Android version on January 29th. If you’re looking for an easy way to keep track of your NFTs on the go, give it a try. I’ve played around with it quite a bit and my initial impression is positive. Hopefully there will be an iOS version coming out as well. Transaction fees are waived when using certain Dapps (full list here), including CryptoKitties, of course!
Here’s to an awesome February for NFTs! Hopefully see you in NYC! 😘