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CryptoArt Sundays: Interview with Evgeni Silman

Welcome to CryptoArt Sundays! This week we catch up with the incredibly talented NFT artist Evgeni Silman. I found Evgeni’s art while doing one of my favorite things – scrolling through MakersPlace on the hunt for cool artists!

Evgeni is a a software developer with a passion for visual art, especially modern art, which is seen in his works of expressionism and surrealism. He’s had quite an interesting journey in the NFT space since he started his art journey in 2020.

So, let’s dive in and find out about his views on the future of CryptoArt and more!

How did you find out about the NFT space, and what attracted you to create your own NFTs?

As a software developer who has spent his entire life in high-tech companies, I have been familiar with NFTs since their inception. In 2020, at the beginning of the Covid pandemic, I started studying painting with my friend, art teacher Vika Hasidovsky. Soon after, I moved on to digital painting. I think it’s quite natural that a digital artist at some point tries to create an NFT and thus find an analogy to the uniqueness of traditional artwork.

How often do you create?

Every day. At least a few quick sketches.

What is your creative process?

I usually do 10-20 sketches a day. Almost all of them on the iPad in ProCreate. Some of them are sketches from nature or from memory. Some are compositional abstractions and automatic drawings. Occasionally illustrations of an idea or action. So I always have a large amount of raw material to choose from for the paintings I make in Rebelle.

Are there any CryptoArtists you would love to collaborate with?

There are many CryptoArtists whose work I like. For example, Marcel Caram, and Yaroslav Shkriblyak. Some of them are also well known for their work with traditional media, like Michael Hafftka.

But I am not sure about collaboration. In my opinion, creativity is an intimate process. Is it possible to share it with someone? In any case, it is impossible to understand it through the works. I sincerely love Caravaggio’s paintings, but I would hardly be able to collaborate with him :).

What do you think the future of CryptoArt will look like?

I believe in the near future we will see how CryptoArt becomes commensurate in the mass consciousness with traditional art and takes its appropriate place in the museum space. As for the more distant future, only one thing can be said: it will not be the way we expect.

What are you currently working on?

It’s a somewhat odd project that I’m slowly working on while the sketches pile up. Imagine illustrations for traditional Biblical stories, but in a world left without divine mercy. God is gone. The tired angel is sleeping, and there is no one to take away the hand of Abraham, who froze in horror over his son.

Where can collectors find your work?

On MakersPlaceInstagram, and on my website.

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Jenkins The Valet Announces A Gamified NFT And We’re Excited!

BAYC steward Jenkins The Valet is debuting dynamic NFTs alongside the introduction of his upcoming podcast. The podcast aims to create a token-gated community experience. It combines gamification with world-class storytelling/audio production. This marks a new way to experience podcasts and storytelling. Read on to learn more about the upcoming gamified NFTs with this unique podcast!

What’s Special About Jenkins The Valet’s NFTs?

On November 27th, Jenkins The Valet announced his upcoming fiction podcast on Twitter. A few hours after the announcement, he also announced a “dynamic, gamified” NFT collection alongside the same. The NFTs, Jenkins states, will allow listeners to engage with the podcast on a much deeper level. Jenkins also claims that the series will allow listeners to play against each other and showcase their progress as the podcast continues.

In the Twitter thread announcing the NFT collection, he also mentions that after listening to each of the episodes, all listeners will gain a dedicated NFT. This NFT carries over to a special podcast-based website. On connecting their wallet to this website and verifying that they hold the NFT, listeners will then be presented with an audio puzzle relating to that particular episode. NFT holders will get a chance to answer certain quiz questions pertaining to the episodes. The correct answers will be revealed once the submission period is over.

Listeners who guess the correct answers will see their NFTs reflect their scores! The dynamically designed NFTs update themselves accordingly to showcase the correct answers. Furthermore, they will earn extra points based on how quickly they answered the questions. Moreover, they can also check their ranks on a leaderboard for the same! Different levels on the leaderboard will reflect differently curated prizes. Users are also free to buy, sell, or trade their podcast NFTs at any time during the series.

“Each audio puzzle will be a collaboration between a team of professional puzzle makers and our partners at SALT. We’re excited about the intersection between storytelling and token-gated gamification and look forward to pioneering this trend with the Writer’s Room!.” stated Jenkins, on the Twitter thread.

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Bitci Defends Its Brazilian Football NFTs

In June of last year NFT platform, Bitci struck up a deal with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). The CBF chose the blockchain platform to mint the official NFT tokens of Brazil’s national football team, which launched (BFT).

A report from a Brazilian sports business outlet claimed the CBF had terminated the agreement after a series of delayed payments over several months from the crypto firm.

The validity of these accusations, can not be confirmed. However, Bitci was not showcased on the sponsors’ backdrop when Brazil’s squad was announced for the 2022 Fifa World Cup earlier this month.

On November 23rd, Bitci released a public statement on Twitter to address the allegations.

Dear users,

This mandatory public statement is about the manipulation targeting Bitci, its investors and business partners from Twitter last night.

You can click the link below for a detailed explanation. https://t.co/6qoX5LtPi8

— Bitci Global (@bitcicomglobal) November 23, 2022

The Turkish NFT firm said: ‘The contracts between the Brazilian national team and Bitci are valid and in force. There has been no notice of termination to Bitci.’ The Crypto firm went on to hammer that their NFTs would still be valid, even if the sponsorship deal had been terminated. ‘Even if the sponsorship agreement somehow ends, this does not change the reality that BFT is the legitimate and only Brazilian national team fan token,’ the company added.

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Beeple Will Not Drop NFTs On Solana: Metaplex Apologizes

Solana NFT standard creators Metaplex CEO Stephen Hayes has issued apologies for a miscommunicated tweet involving Beeple. Metaplex initial tweet announced Beeple NFTs coming to the Solana blockchain. Since then, Beeple corrected the tweet stating “nothing was set or remotely agreed upon” among both parties. Read on to learn more about the exchange.

Wen Beeple NFTs On Solana?

At Solanas Breakpoint event this year, Metaplex CEO Stephen Hayes “accidentally” announced a Beeple launch on the Solana blockchain, in partnership with the Render Network. This was then disputed by Beeple stating that there had been no agreement between either parties surrounding a Beeple collection on Solana.

Stephen then went on to apologize to Beeple on Twitter later on. He stated on Twitter, “I’m here to offer my sincere apologies. It was the result of a miscommunication between the organizations involved, but these were my words in the keynote, so I should have confirmed that agreement, directly with you, was announced.” Furthermore, Hayes also apologized to fans and the community for causing further confusion.

Around this time, Jules Urbach a developer on the decentralized computing platform Render Network had also tweeted similar statements. He asked for the community to wait for the special “first look at something amazing” that they were building with Beeple. Since then, no further comments or statements have been put forward by either parties.

About Render Network

The Render Network is a unique blockchain project. The network allows people to contribute unused GPU power to help projects render motion graphics and visual effects. Render greatly simplifies the standard processes of rendering and streaming 3D environments. For using the network, users get RNDR tokens as a reward. The Render Network is one-of-a-kind building block for the future of the graphics industry.

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