Did you know you can use a DNS domain as your ENS name? Watch me do it in real life.
eth.photos, a web-browser-friendly gateway to visualize web3 .eth usernames, recently added some new features. In addition to being able to view recently acquired image-based NFTs, ENS users can now also view:
- Their recently acquired ENS names
- Their IPFS link (if they have an IPFS site listed in the ENS manager
- Recently received bcards (What’s bcard?)
- Activity feed of bpapers created by their bcard network
- Their own most recent bpaper
- The total number of Likes (What’s Likebutton?)
The site does not host any of the displayed data. Instead, it creates a live visual of data from the user’s activity on ethereum and polygon. Sean Murray is the creator of it.
In need of a guide through the world of Crypto? Brooklyn is a place to start. CryptoMondays once started with just a few people and now has over 20,000 community members across the country. The goal is to teach and engage people in the community about DeFi, Web3, and NFTs through live events.
Being a long-time investor in the crypto world, Lou Kerner started his own meetups on January 8, 2018 at Bagatelle in the meat packing district. Having 300 people at the first event and 350 at the following event, CryptoMondays began to flourish.
“So, the idea of mine is, I just wanted to hang out with other people who were as passionate about crypto as I was,” said Kerner.
CryptoMondays has had events in 77 cities around the world and are currently active in New York, Miami, San Francisco, London, Paris and more.
“It started off more as like a niche of people who are specifically interested in blockchain, but the tendon is expanded to institutional investments,” said Rifka Buls, Director of Business Development at the Williamsburg Hotel who also hosts CryptoMondays there. “The attendance has gone from people who are specifically connected to the blockchain crypto industry, to people from a wide variety of industries that want to also include crypto and blockchain and NFTs.”
She added, “Web3 and crypto have a fantastic community. I’ve worked in several different industries and I find the community to be extremely growth oriented and creative. They generally look for what talents another person has, like, how is that talent unique and special? And it’s just a really fantastic group of people,” said Buls.
CryptoMondays being all over the country has had success in attracting a diversity of people from many different regions, like Jonathan Alviras from the San Francisco Bay Area.
“I appreciated the CryptoMondays over in Brooklyn after being at a couple of events in Manhattan for NFT NYC, just because it was it was a bit more focused. I think people were there to engage with the speakers and actually listen to the fireside chat,” said Alviras.
Each week CryptoMondays feature different topics, different speakers, and different ideas for an engaging crypto community.
eBay, the old school global e-commerce leader, has acquired KnownOrigin, a platform that gives artists a space to create original NFTs. Artists and collectors can create, buy and resell NFTs via blockchain-supported transactions through KnownOrigin. The NFT marketplace was founded in 2018 in Manchester, UK and has facilitated $7.8 million in trade volume since, according to figures by DappRadar. With eBay looking to keep up with the world of now digital collecting, the acquisition of KnownOrigin is a crucial step.
“eBay is the first stop for people across the globe who are searching for that perfect, hard-to-find, or unique addition to their collection and, with this acquisition, we will remain a leading site as our community is increasingly adding digital collectibles,” stated Jamie Lannone, CEO of eBay. “KnownOrigin has built up an impressive, passionate and loyal group of artists and collectors making them a perfect addition to our community of sellers and buyers. We look forward to welcoming these innovators as they join the eBay community.”
In May of 2021, eBay began allowing users to buy and sell NFTs along with upgrades to it’s customer experience. Upgrades were made to eBay’s technology with tools that make it easier to find, sell and buy items.
KnownOrigin co-founder David Moor said, “As interest in NFTs continues to grow, we believe now is the perfect time for us to partner with a company that has the reach and experience of eBay. With more than twenty-five years building similar communities of passionate individuals, we are excited by the opportunity to bring a whole new audience on this journey.”