Why let a perfectly good random seed go to waste?

I was happily surprised by how well my Art Blocks project 27-Bit Digital was received by the community. Once launched, all 1024 pieces sold out within 20 minutes.

I’ve continued experimenting with the retro style I love. I wanted to see if I could do gradients of the 4-color patterns.

Then I extended the elements of the 7-segment glyph and created a random walk of segments that find their way on and off of the canvas.

However, I wanted to do a project with a different modality to how people discover and choose generative art pieces. A project where the…


A recap of the 18 crypto artists featured in February 2021

18 artists featured for #BlackNFTMonth

Introduction

I’ve been into tokenized digital experiences since 2015, and NFTs with the launch of CryptoKitties which opened my eyes to the potential of using the blockchain for digital collectibles.

Recently the market has been exploding, NBA Top Shot has been bringing a lot of attention to the space, as well as recent gains in the cryptocurrency market leading people looking for things to spend their crypto on.

I’ve been advising NFT42, and I’m close to a lot of “CryptoKitties OG’s” who have moved on from Kitties to build large portfolios of NFTs and are influencers in the space. I’ve had…


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

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

  1. Mint or buy a Pixel Glass token
  2. Own or buy a 27-Bit Digital token
  3. Send your Pixel Glass token to me at: kaigani.eth (via OpenSea)
  4. Fill out your shipping details in this form
  5. Ping me on Discord, kai#1369 to let me know and I’ll handle the shipment…

Glass prints for early supporters (ends 31-March 2021)

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

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

Zoom to see the background patterns

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

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

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:

  • Ability to limit a search to up to a maximum overall rarity — so if you want to find a Legendary Hair Color but only if the Avastar is Common.
  • Toggle search filters…

Let’s run the numbers

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

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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