Web3 Publishing News #2: NiftyLit, PageDAO, Soltype, and some other orgs we <3
Before we start, a few reminders:
• We are trying to get our Literary NFTs into circulation with the people we love. Give us a follow on Twitter and stop by our Discord soon, and we’ll send you a Literary NFT on the house. And if you need help getting a crypto wallet so that we can send you an NFT, we can help you with that process, too.
• Our website now has login functionality. Users can login with a Google account and bookmark publications. We’re building out more functionality from there.
• Be on the lookout for our newsletter to be up and running soon. Users will be able to sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know about special promotions, perks, etc.
• Jo from the NiftyLit team will be at NFTSeattle in late September. If you want to spend some time with them in real life (IRL) send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• We made some videos (albeit poor quality ones) with some NFT “know-how.” You can find those via our submissions landing page.
We hesitate to call this “news” so much as “highlights” or “trends,” or maybe even a blog, but we’re sticking with “news” for now.
Things continue to move FAST in web3 publishing. Despite the cryptowinter, it’s a great time to build.
We were fortunate enough to be introduced this summer the team from PageDAO, a community with a mission “to fuel creative literary pursuits in blockchain, the metaverse and beyond” (obviously we at NiftyLit love their mission). With an extremely bright and passionate team, PageDAO is leading the development of blockchain technology specifically for publishing the written word. For readers unfamiliar with a DAO, a DAO is a “decentralized autonomous organization.” DAOs are typically associated with web3 communities, projects, and companies, insofar as governance is conducted on the blockchain amongst community members rather than by a centralized organization. DAO members can vote on various proposals, such as marketing plans, organizational partnerships, etc. What’s more, PageDAO has also created a utility token called $PAGE which can be used for a variety of functions, including incentivizing writers to create and publish on the blockchain. You can read more about PageDAO in their whitepaper and other docs, including their roadmap, here. The NiftyLit team is very much looking forward to opportunities to collaborate with PageDAO.
Another org we recently connected with is Soltype. Soltype has created a way for writers to create, publish, and earn on the Solana blockchain, which is a high speed, environmentally friendly blockchain. They are also publishing works in the public domain (similar to BookToken, who we wrote about in the last installation of these updates), all on the Solana blockchain. To include The Picture of Dorian Gray, a book Jo thinks is so good that it deserves its own shout out (this is that shout out). One can visit Soltype’s site to become a “verified creator,” and can start minting and publishing works on one of the fastest growing blockchains with an established, loyal, and fun community.
NiftyLit continues to make amazing industry connections, with organizations like PageDAO, Soltype, and Cryptoversal Books, who we are meeting with tomorrow, and who we will hopefully write more about in our next update.
In the meantime, we wanted to give a few shoutouts to some other web3 orgs and companies who we love:
First, we have Pinata, who just raised a $18M series A, co-led by Greylock and Pantera. We use Submarine by Pinata to create our “unlockable” content… in other words, the writing and art that one gets access to via ownership of our literary NFTs. Pinata always seems to implement what we need, when we need it. You can see an example of what we’re referring to in this tweet.
Second is Chainstarters, who is helping us move off of OpenSea, to our own branded literary NFT marketplace. Not only are they super kind, but they are wicked smart and fun to work with.
All of these orgs, companies, and communities are indicative of an overarching saying in web3: WAGMI!