Rug Radio Recap - April 9, 2023
With NFT NYC in just 3 days, we've curated a list of events that are definitely worth checking out. In Rug Radio news, Audio Galleries has partnered with OpenSea, and it's Photography Week in the rewards store.
gm fam! It was somewhat of a quiet week with crypto prices relatively unchanged and not too many notable stories, but with NFT NYC this week, it won't be quiet for long.
If you can't make it to NYC and are based in Texas, mark your calendars for Friday, April 28th at 8pm where we'll be hosting an exclusive Rug Radio holders event at Speakeasy in Austin, TX. We'll have more info about how to get your tickets later this week!
Here's what we've got in this week's recap...
Rug Radio Updates: Audio Galleries x OpenSea, Photography Week, Coindesk interview
NFT NYC Events
The Bitcoin whitepaper is on your Macbook
Audio Galleries 🤝 OpenSea
Ben, a Rug Radio creator and founder of Audio Galleries, announced an exciting new partnership with Opensea. Audio Galleries, Ben's art-focused project and weekly show, features conversations with different artists about their work and stories. As a special perk for Audio Galleries NFT holders, they will have exclusive access to mint a unique piece created by each artist. This partnership means that each artist edition will now be held exclusively on OpenSea.
Ben's first featured artist under this new partnership was Amber Vittoria, an artist, poet, and author based in Los Angeles, California. Vittoria's art aims to represent the nuances of womanhood through her use of abstract forms, colorful ribbons, and uplifting words. Through this collaboration, a total of 1,116 pieces were minted.
⚡️Audio Galleries x Opensea!🖼️🌊
Thrilled to announce that @audiogalleries is minting 'Artist Editions', featuring' on @opensea and solidifying our status as a progressive project for artists.
Read more here: audiogalleries.substack.com/p/exciting-col…
— 🎙Ben (@TheNFT101)
Mar 25, 2023
Rewards Store Photography Week
It's Photography Week in our rewards store, and we're excited to feature six stunning pieces of photography generously donated by two talented artists, Karen Jerzyk and Chilingo. Each artist has contributed three pieces, and we'll be auctioning them off to lucky bidders. As a special bonus, the winners of each auction will receive a high-resolution version of their chosen image, allowing them to print it out and display the piece.
Starting on Wednesday, we'll be auctioning off Karen Jerzyk's stunning photographs, followed by Chilingo's equally impressive works on Thursday. The auctions will kick off between 11am and 11:30am ET each day. Here's a sneak peek at two of the pieces that will be up for grabs...The top image is by Karen, while the bottom image is by Chilingo.
Ahead of Consensus, a crypto and web3 event by Coindesk, Farokh sat down in an interview with Daniel Kuhn of Coindesk to get his thoughts on what it takes to build a decentralized media ecosystem, how to deal with the pressures of fame, and why Web3 communities are sometimes like religions.
Rug Radio Ecosystem Recap
Need a refresher about all of the tokens in the Rug Radio ecosystem and how they work together? Farokh posted this extensive tweet outlining the Membership Pass, Genesis NFTs, PFPs, as well as the $RUG and $RDAO tokens.
There is a lot of chatter about ecosystems and sizes, so figured I would write a tweet about our own. The @RugRadio ecosystem is composed of three NFT collections and two ERC-20's.
1. Rug Radio Membership Pass
Launched in December 2021 for free, the Rug Radio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Farokh (@farokh)
Apr 8, 2023
NFT NYC Events
Are you going to be in NYC this week, and need some event recommendations? Whether you're looking to hear from some amazing speakers, vibe with incredible artists, get involved in a treasure hunt, or hit the soccer pitch...We got you with a short list of a few top events to check out!
Proof of People
We are stoked to be partnering with @proofofpeople x @RefractionDAO at @ZeroSpaceNYC during NFT NYC on April 12 and 13.
We will be hosting LIVE Twitter Spaces all day on April 12 with @farokh , @rektmando , @osf_rekt and many more exciting guests!
Get your tickets 👇
— Rug Radio 🎙 (@RugRadio)
Apr 3, 2023
Comp Stomp Studios
🎨 2023 Artist Selections 🎨
Thank you to everyone who submitted for Comp Stomp Studios 2023.
Our curation team has completed selections and we’re excited to share who will be showing at the gallery this year!
Showing artists listed below 👇
— compstompstudios (@compstompstudio)
Apr 3, 2023
9dcc NYC Treasure Hunt
When: April 12th from 10am - 6pm ET
Where: Brothers Candy & Grocery Store, 542 E 14th St #1
What: This spot marks the kickoff of the 9dcc Treasure Hunt where you will get instructions on how to visit other stops, and the opportunity to win an unminted Chromie Squiggle.
RSVP: Get your tickets through Tokenproof
Ready for the 9dcc NYC Treasure Hunt?
Sign-up for the 9dcc Bodega using @tokenproof below.
In NYC you’ll receive a complimentary IT-03 cap (first come first serve). This will kick off the hunt. Who’s going to win the unminted Chromie Squiggle?
— 9dcc (@9dccxyz)
Mar 29, 2023
When: April 13th from 1pm - 6pm ET
Where: Socceroof, 14b 53rd st 3rd floor
What: W3FC is a global football collective powered by web3, and after successfully hosting their first event earlier this year in Paris, they're bringing the game to NYC!
RSVP: Whether you're playing or vibing, fill out this form
W3FC002 - NYC
THE FULL GUIDE
— W3FC (NYC) (@webthreefc)
Apr 3, 2023
Looking for even more events? Snax.eth has put together the ultimate spreadsheet of events.
OpenSea rebranded Gem V2, the market aggregator they acquired last year, to OpenSea Pro in an attempt to compete with Blur, and offered a free NFT claim.
The desktop version of MetaMask now offers native NFT support, including viewing and sending NFTs.
Ralph Lauren announced that their new store in Miami would accept crypto payments in the form of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Matic, as well as an activation experience utilizing NFTs.
Independent blogger, Andy Baio, discovered that the Bitcoin whitepaper is hidden in recent versions of MacOS.
JUST IN: #Bitcoin whitepaper is hidden on every Apple MacBook computer running recent versions of macOS software.
— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru)
Apr 6, 2023
Wrapped Cryptopunks continued to outpace other collections with volume on Blur contributing to most of that, while DeGods made their way into the top 10 post-migration.
On Wednesday, we saw ETH run up to $1,945, it's highest level since August of 2022 ahead of the highly anticipated Shanghai upgrade on April 12th.
In the week ahead, we'll get a few key economic reports including the Consumer and Producer Price indexes. We'll also see how the Shanghai upgrade, which allows for validators to withdraw staked tokens, affects the price of Ethereum.
What did you think of this week's newsletter?