The Weekly Stack: Gamma Curated Series 🎨
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Introducing the Gamma Curated Series 🎨
Ever since its inception, Gamma has aimed to empower creators with robust, user-friendly tools that enable them to initiate their projects using Bitcoin.
Now, with the introduction of the Gamma Curation Series, we’re amplifying the exposure of budding artists from the Web3 world, offering unique avenues for those keen on creating a lasting legacy on the Bitcoin blockchain.
The Gamma Curation Series will be a periodic showcase of handpicked Ordinal inscriptions available for purchase on the Gamma platform. Spanning across an array of artistic styles and genres, these collections will spotlight not only up-and-coming artists but also headline auctions and more.
At the helm of curating these unique collections is Hugo Pouchard, a seasoned art veteran with a decade’s experience straddling the worlds of traditional art and Web3. Hugo’s illustrious career includes stints at renowned institutions such as Christie’s and artsy.net, along with dynamic startups like faction.art. He was also instrumental in shaping Gamma’s inaugural gallery at Ordinals Alley during Bitcoin Miami 2023.
While our in-house team will primarily reach out to artists for this curation endeavor, we also encourage proactive submissions through our ongoing open call. To learn more about the Gamma Curation Series, catch up on our latest blog post.
What’s all the recursive buzz about?
If you've created a Bitcoin Ordinals collection, you know that Bitcoin's tight blockspace makes producing detailed collections costly in terms of inscription fees. With Bitcoin transaction costs soaring, it's crucial to optimize your work, ensuring your buyers invest more in your craftsmanship, not in excessive miner fees. However, we know that image quality often suffers with file compression. So, is there a better solution?
Here's where recursive collections come into play. This approach may not suit everyone, but it's worth considering if you're launching editions or generative trait collections. Instead of inscribing thousands of JPEG files individually for a profile picture collection, you can inscribe the collection's traits and generate the images using brief code snippets within SVG/HTML files.
In addition, creators can utilize inscribed code libraries for art generation. For example, OnChainMonkey’s Dimensions collection offers a public JS library for any generative artist to use.
The use of recursive methods for launching collections is a relatively new trend, but it's quickly becoming a favored way of creating high-quality art with lower inscription fees. Interested in starting your recursive collection on Gamma? Contact Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) for some more insight and guidance.
Resources & education ✏️
How to Create Your First Bitcoin Ordinals with Gamma
Watch the playback of this thorough walkthrough on how you can create your first Bitcoin Ordinal with Gamma. Join Sarah, Flame, and Somi from InPeak.xyz for this educational session below!
We’re in Forbes!
Check out our latest Forbes feature thanks to Chris Castiglione from Console.xyz! Share the article with your friends who want to know how they can get started with creating Bitcoin Ordinals on Gamma. 😎
Featured collections 🎨
We’re stoked to be hosting this upcoming free mint, happening Friday June 30th. If you’ve got any questions, check out our recorded Twitter spaces AMA with the Bitcoin Whales team. We anticipate this mint will really make waves! 🐳
swagtoshi is one of those creators who had sold off their holdings from all other chains and invested everything they could into early ordinals projects. On March 5th, swagtoshi inscribed their first OG SWAGPEPE onto the Bitcoin blockchain. And this week, three special pieces were auctioned off on Gamma, selling for up to 0.0578 BTC. We’re excited to see what comes next!
Finally, this gorgeous piece from Madame Love is now auctioning live on Gamma! You can bid on the artwork here. Good luck on your auction, Madame!
Thanks for tuning into The Weekly Stack, we’ll see you next week!
PS we’ve got a winner for the OCM Dimensions giveaway…check your wallets to see if you won. 🙈 Thanks for participating!