The Weekly Stack: Building in a bear market 🐻
Welcome to Gamma's weekly newsletter! Here, you'll find all the latest news and alpha related to Bitcoin NFTs on Stacks.
Hot off the press 🗞️
Our incredibly tech-savvy and stylish founder Jamil Dhanani was recently interviewed by DeCential Media. Read more to learn about Jamil’s story and Bitcoin-backed NFTs, along with some alpha on the exciting things coming soon to Gamma 👇
DC: What is coming in 2023 for Gamma that you are excited about?
JD: So the main thing is that right now, if you go to Gamma, you will see the price is denominated in Stacks (STX), the currency for the ecosystem. That is going to be changing within the next six months and we want to be able to use Bitcoin as a native asset for almost everything on Gamma. And so that means when an artist creates a collection and sells it, they'll be getting Bitcoin and and when someone sells an NFT they'll be getting Bitcoin and when you want to buy an NFT, you'll be spending Bitcoin.
Bear market builders 💪
At Gamma, we’re so excited to see you all continue to create and collaborate, even if you’ve got the bear market blues. Check out this fun, community driven Editions-style collection, “Metacine,” created by 14 incredible Gamma artists.
Shout out to the bear market buddies for putting this fun collection together!
Resources & Education 📚
Your guide to a no-code NFT project
The complex world of Web3 and NFTs may seem daunting to most who are just joining, but Gamma makes launching your first NFT project simple and straightforward. With our no-code NFT creator portal and easy-to-navigate marketplace, anyone can dive into Bitcoin NFTs in just a few minutes.
Gamma specializes in collectibles and digital art, and helps promote curated works from unique creators. The platform offers three core products, with options for minting, selling, airdrops, buying, and auctioning NFT tokens, amongst other features.
A creator-first launchpad for artists to deploy their own NFT collection with fully tested, creator-owned, no-code smart contracts in minutes. Creators can sell their art at a fixed price or auction it.
A user-first marketplace to find, explore, and collect extraordinary NFTs secured by Bitcoin, the most trusted and decentralized blockchain technology for digital assets.
A social platform, bringing together creators and collectors in an engaging and Web3-native way.
Bilingualism in visual arts
Adding to our new Arts and Culture blog series, read our latest post to learn about the fascinating topic of bilingualism in visual arts, courtesy of Gamma’s very own Carole Levy.
Being bilingual myself, I am often asked: Do you dream in both languages? Yes. Do you think and take notes in both languages? Yes. And here’s an interesting one: Do you feel in both languages? I do, but I feel different things.
Art is an expression of feeling. So I come to wonder, is a bilingual’s art bilingual? Are the artist’s idioms at play? Will spectators feel the same way looking at artwork depending on the language they speak? Why?
Featured Artists & Collections
Introducing Longstreet.btc 🎶
As one of our most prolific and talented music creators on Gamma, Longstreet.btc has been an integral part of popular projects like Project Indigo, Satoshibles, and more.
Since discovering the Stacks ecosystem in 2021, Longstreet has participated in community projects like City Coin mining, released NFT photography and music collections on Gamma, and has even released NFTs that can be redeemed for private music lessons. In January 2022, he established his presence in the Stacks community by releasing the first jazz composition NFT to be secured by Stacks on the Bitcoin blockchain ("Proof of Swing").
Curious about Longstreet’s work? Discover his most recent collection here.
Read more about Longstreet’s story in Stacks through his reflections below 👇
Watching the [Stacks] ecosystem grow was incredibly exciting and I began to entertain the idea of releasing my own NFTs. I’ve been a photographer and a musician my entire life and was ready to dip my toe into the shark infested rug laden waters of Non Fungible Tokens.
Major sale of the week
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