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Alpha Schedule #14 - 0xCAREERS, a WEB3 Job board is here!
I've mentioned it before: Bear markets are the perfect time to build.
Essentially, 0xcareers will be a niche job platform for Web 3.0, focused on projects and companies in NFTs and the metaverse (more details below). We're still building towards the launch of the website, but we're already overwhelmed by all the comments and support we've received over the past few days.
— 🩸💀 AMERICAN RADASS
WE LAUNCHED 0xCAREERS
The goal for 0xcareers is to help get people started with their WEB3 journey by building a niche job platform for Web 3.0 (focused on projects in NFTs and companies in the metaverse).
Additionally, we're aiming to support our community by offering job opportunities, helping them build their WEB3 resume, teaching them new skills, and assisting WEB3 companies and projects in finding their team.
What triggered us to start 0xcareers was reading about the number of projects struggling to find talent, while our communities were very vocal about wanting to work full-time in WEB3.
SPOTIFY STARTS TRIALING NFTS
Artists may soon be able to promote their NFTs on Spotify if a trial rollout goes well.
The latest tech company to jump on the NFT bandwagon, Spotify waded into the web3 world earlier this month with the May 3 launch of "Spotify Island" on Roblox. Starting with a single pilot group of artists, among them Steve Aoki and The Wombats, Spotify will now test NFTs on the platform to specially selected users based in the US.
They will not sell NFTs directly, however, as users will need to tap through to an external marketplace to make purchases. Spotify has said it will not take a cut of the sales as part of the test.
LEDGER LAUNCHES BROWSER EXTENSION
Popular hardware wallet Ledger will make it possible for users of the hardware wallet to connect to Web3 apps directly without relying on third-party apps. The Ledger Connect includes a security layer called Web3 Check that’ll flag suspicious apps for users.
📰 OTHER NEWS FROM THE PAST WEEK
A Singaporean man has won a court injunction to stop any potential sale and ownership transfer of a BAYC NFT that he previously owned. OpenSea has now disabled trading the ape and marked it as "Reported for suspicious activity."
Dubai’s Museum of the Future has collaborated with Binance NFT.
Frequently seen as a crypto haven in Europe, Portugal is considering taxing crypto gains soon.
OpenSea announced the integration of new features in its considerable efforts to boost authenticity of NFT collectibles on the platform.
Blockchain analytics platform Nansen has acquired Ape Board, which allows users to track their portfolio of NFT and decentralized finance (DeFi) investments.
✨ NEW IN THE SPACE
Pine Protocol, an NFT-backed crypto loan platform, has raised US$1.5 million in a seed round led by Sino Global Capital, Amber Group, and Spartan Group.
Linktree, a platform that allows creators to include all their social media links on one page, is launching NFT features, some of which are in partnership with NFT marketplace OpenSea.
Meta, formerly Facebook, has submitted five trademark applications in the United States for what appears to be new digital platform dubbed Meta Pay.
Renowned VC firm – Andreessen Horowitz (known as “a16z”) – announced launching a $600 million fund, GAMES FUND ON, dedicated to investing in the gaming industry. It has garnered support from industry leaders, including the founders and cofounders of Roblox, Blizzard, Riot Games, Discord, Twitch, and more.
💀 HOW TO RECOGNIZE A RUG PULL
Seth Green, the 48-year-old Hollywood star known for movies like The Italian Job, took it to Twitter to inform his followers that he had become a victim of a phishing attack and had four BAYC NFTs stolen, which OpenSea later flagged.
Scammers are getting very creative; the latest scam is to share a looksarsre link, which has a bid price that the scammer agreed on with leads to a site that will look exactly like looksrare. However .. as soon as you connect your wallet, it steams your NFTs.
HOW YOU DOIN' NFTNYC?
We plan to attend NFT NYC in June, so we have already started a google document to track interesting NFT community events and parties. Feel free to bookmark it!
Over the past few days, some projects released news related to NFT NYC, so we decided to list them below:
166 Artists have been selected for The Diversity of NFTs Art Showcase.
Cool Cats announced an immersive event for all during NFT NYC, with special traits for cats and pets.
Moonbirds is planning an event on June 21st.
🔮 LOOKING FORWARD
We normally highlight upcoming mints, but honestly? I haven’t seen a project I wanted to highlight for this week … so let’s look ahead to the next few weeks.
It’s no financial advice, but you might want to start doing your research and grinding for these allowlists before it’s too late.
📖 LEARN HOW TO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH
This week, I stumbled upon two threads that I found interesting - I've listed them below!
😂 LAUGH OUT LOUD
I don't want to make it a habit of featuring my own memes in this newsletter, but we've got something to celebrate! This meme earned me a Deadfrenz NFT via the Friday the 13th meme contest in the Deadfellaz discord.
Some other funny memes:
And then she said, "I don't care about your crypto, boy" which is a reference to the Crypto Boy Song.
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🤓 DISCLAIMER: NFA & DYOR
This newsletter is a curated overview of the most interesting things I’ve read the past week, the projects I’ve researched, and the NFTs I’ll be trying to buy.
This means I’m - per definition - biased, so don’t consider this as financial advice and keep doing your own research if you see something you like.