Redeem a Pixel Glass for a glass print of 27-Bit Digital

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I’ve just launched a new generative art project on Art Blocks, Pixel Glass — it’s an art piece and collectible in its own right, but I also wanted to continue to let people who missed out on the previous giveaway of glass prints for 27-Bit Digital to have an opportunity to get some.

How to claim a glass print


Glass prints for early supporters

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The first glass print of 27-Digital from the test run.

Tokenization and linking the physical-to-digital has been an obsession of mine since 2015. Before NFTs, I was into NFCs (embedded chips) — working at MOO to launch physical products (printed electronics) linked to a digital platform.


A Bitspotting Guide to My Art Project

My project, 27-Bit Digital, launches on Art Blocks, Friday, 19 Feb 2021 @ 9am PST / 5pm GMT

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Introduction

I’ve written about my influences, and had an interview with Jeff Davis about it, so this is a quick guide to what you can find in the randomly generated pieces.

People who know me from the crypto-collectibles / NFT space may be familiar with the rabbit-hole I went down in 2017 when I deciphered the CryptoKitties Genome — so it’s only fitting that I crack the code of my own project, and explain how I’m using 27-bits of random data to create…


The influences behind 27-Bit Digital, my upcoming art project

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I was born into an analog world. Radio dials that had to be turned to tune in the station frequency. Black & White televisions that would distort to static noise when the antenna was in the wrong position.

Still I was enchanted by technology– which was electronics. You could take things apart and see how things work. Kind of.


Hackathon Project Brief

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INTRODUCTION

In Part 1 and Part 2, I outlined what wrapped NFTs are being used for, and how they are an exciting area of growth in the crypto-collectibles space.

If you’re excited about this space too, your next thought might be:

“How can I wrap my NFTs for my project?”

I’ve wanted to do some projects involving wrapped NFTs and have found that there’s no single templated approach to creating wrapped NFT tokens, so for the Untitled Hackathon, I’ve proposed PaRappa the Wrapper, which can be a wrapped NFT smart contract factory with tools to launch other projects.

PROBLEM STATEMENT

So what problem…


New Beta Features & Next Badge Release

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Upcoming Beta Release

Updates

Since the Badge 001: Lass in Space was released, we’ve recruited 12 S-Rank Bounty Hunters, showing their support of the Bounty Hunter Tool– and in return getting access to the S-Rank Discord role where they have been testing out the beta releases and suggesting new features.

Also, membership has its benefits, as we held a prize giveaway of an original Lass in Space Avastar, won by Paul#6475.

New Beta Features

The upcoming beta release (v.0.3.4) will include:


Let’s run the numbers

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Last Avastar of Series 2

Series 2 of Avastars has ended with Avastar #10199, leading in to Series 3– which means many new traits can be found, but also some of the traits, available only in series 1 & 2 are finished for Primes, and won’t be seen again until you can use Primes to breed Replicants.

Let’s look at some statistics for the first 10,000 Primes (excluding Founders and Exclusives #0-#200)

Locked-in Unique-By-2’s (UBs)

I’ve written a primer on Unique-By scoring — it’s worth understanding how these work and how they change over time, because strategically finding an Avastar with a unique combo of 2 traits (UB2)…


Limited Edition: Bounty Hunter Badges

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TL;DR

If you’ve enjoyed using the Avastars Bounty Hunter, please consider showing your support for its continued development via these commemorative Bounty Hunter Badges on auction starting 11 Oct 2020 and ending 18 Oct 2020.

BACKGROUND

I’ve been an advisor on Avastars since before it launched, and an avid collector ever since.

In my free time I’ve been playing around with data analysis to help devise the UB Ranking score, and I’ve put together a few fun little open web ‘toys’ along the way:


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So if you spend much time in the Avastars Discord channel you’re likely to see people check the stats of the recent Avastars they found using the $ava bot command.

One of those stats includes the UB Score or Unique-By Score a classification I helped the team define when I was analyzing the rarity of various Avastars.

WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY MEAN?

So that article goes into a lot of detail about how to find the UB Score, but I thought it would be good to write a practical guide to finding & understanding the UB Score.

1. FINDING THE UB SCORE

Use the AvastarBot to look up a UB2…


Part 2 of a 3-part series on wrapped tokens

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In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about the exciting new developments in wrapped NFTs. However, there are various projects that describe ‘wrapped’ tokens, so I thought it would be useful to give an overview.

To simplify the tech-jargon, I’ll refer to the different token standards as follows:

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