The Weekly Stack: See you at Miami Art Week! 🎨🏖
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See you soon, Miami Beach 🏖
Our highly-anticipated featured Ordinals event during Miami Art Week is happening next Thursday, December 7th! If you’ve purchased a ticket, we can’t wait to see you there.
At Nolcha Shows: Ordinals Edition, the event will start at 11:30 am with a full day of Ordinals programming (including talks, fireside interviews, workshops, art galleries, and more), followed by a Happy Hour and Afterparty at the Sagamore Miami Beach Hotel.
Join us at Sagamore South Beach, Miami's Original Art Hotel for:
Daytime conference: Keynotes, panels, fireside chats, workshops, and art
Networking social: Connect with industry experts, founders, VCs, and more over an hour of complimentary cocktails and live music
Afterparty: Watch live rare and exotic acts, music, performances, and dance the night away 🍾
We hope to see you there! You can purchase last minute tickets online now, or view the newly released schedule here.
You’re cordially invited to party with Gamma 🎉
Join Gamma.io x Nolcha Shows for Miami Art Week’s most extravagant night!
DATE: Wednesday, December 6. 2023
VENUE: SLS Hotel at Hyde / Miami Beach
You are cordially invited to an evening of festive programming, meaningful socializing, art exhibitions, and Web3 Innovation. Co-hosted by Crypto Megan, World of Women, Gamma, MakersPlace and other amazing companies in Web3.
EVENT TIME: 6:00PM – 2:00AM
Complimentary cocktails: 6PM - 7PM
VIP Networking: 6PM – 8PM:
RSVP now with access code ‘sats’ for comped admission!
The Originals Auctions
We know you all love Prints, but did you know that every Print is made from an Original inscription?
Starting this week, we're working with Partner Artists to launch a series of Original Auctions. Let's explore our auction process:
So, how do Gamma auctions work? Gamma pioneered trustless auctions on Bitcoin, with Dutch auctions for Bitcoin Magazine's Historic Covers. Since then, we rebuilt auctions for ease and excitement. Now, you're welcomed with a familiar "Place bid" — no setup or deposits required.
As each new bid is placed, you'll see the bidding history stack up. But place your bids quickly, as each new bid not only increases the auction price — it also shortens the time left in the auction!
While there are a few mechanics at play, we think it makes for a more exciting auction — one where you're incentivized to act quickly! At the end of the day, you just need to think about one thing: how high will you go?
Explore the Originals collection below and come back every week to bid on newly live auctions:
Welcome December Partner Artists!
Congratulations to our ten new partner artists:
Be sure to follow our Gamma Partners list on X and stay tuned for our new Partner’s Print releases!
Partner of the Week
Welcome to another Featured Artist of the Week, a series highlighting remarkable artists creating Ordinals through the Gamma Partner Program! Today we meet Mag, a street photographer & artist from Japan searching for beauty in daily life through simplicity.
Mag appreciates that it’s not easy to find beauty in the ordinary, but he tries to capture the beauty in normal moments. As a self-taught artist, he’s studied photo books, YouTube tutorials, and learned from great photographers past and present.
For his debut launch on Bitcoin, Mag launched his print called Mount Fuji from Tokyo. This is a special shot, as one cannot often see Mount Fuji from Tokyo; Mag shot it on the morning he was at a Web3 conference in Shibuya.
Mag believes releasing ordinals is like capturing a moment and preserving it on the blockchain. It's a way to ensure that a moment won't fade away. Ordinals create a strong link between the audience and photography, and that's why he’s directed his pure photography towards them.
In a recent conversation with Mag, he discussed his passion for learning, how Japanese culture shapes him, and his delight at bringing photography to Bitcoin. You can listen to our entire conversation in the following interview:
Keep an eye on all Mag drops with us on Gamma, like the Print featured below based on photography with elements of generative art. Follow along as he explores motion and effects in his photography, making artistic connections to Bitcoin in the process.
Finally, don't forget to follow Mag on X who uses traditional and modern Japanese art to inspire his photography. As we continue to spotlight the vibrant talent within our community, we invite you to explore and celebrate new creators on Gamma. Stay tuned for more!
We’re in Forbes!
Check out our latest feature in Forbes introducing our event next week in Miami!
Bitcoin Ordinals Take Center Stage With Nolcha Shows, Miami Art Week
Ordinals and inscriptions are not just new terms for NFTs. Rather, they represent a fundamental shift towards a more permanent digital asset, well suited for art and culturally significant artifacts. “While Ethereum's network may persist, the safety of NFT metadata is less certain, as most Ethereum NFT metadata relies on decentralized file networks like IPFS to store NFT metadata that represent the token.” explained Nick Sainato, co-founder of Gamma.io. “These file storage networks often lack sufficient decentralization and file redundancy at inception… It's not uncommon for NFT metadata, even from recent collections, to become inaccessible or intentionally altered, leaving the token holder with proof of ownership but no underlying data.”
Thanks for tuning in, we’ll see you next week!
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