The creatives DAO council position is an exciting opportunity for me to expand the frontiers of my WEb 3 foray. It has been an exciting journey so far being that two months ago, i could conveniently say that i knew not much about crypto, blockchains and NFTs, But here i am today, creating content for an NFT market place and factory like Mintbase ( i am an official author on their platform ) and other fledgling engagements within the ecosystem.
The concept of DAOs have been fascinating to me and i see the future real life implications of decentralisation. A return to true democracy but this time with digital frameworks and smart contracts handling the trust layers for humans. Its a really beautiful time for the human race and am happy to flow with this trend.
Two months into the the ecosystem and below are how i have participated, contributed and identified with the NEAR Blockchain
I created the DIscord channel for the AfrikaBurn Guild
I wrote three educational papers for the Afrika Burn Guild: “An introduction to the NEAR protocol” " What is a cryptocurrency, blockchains and NFTs"
I made a Promotional video about the beauty and oneness of the yearly AfrikaBurn gathering in Tankwa karoo, South Africa
I made a descriptive video about the collaboration between NEAR and Mintbase as an oasis for NFT creators in programming their own smart and incurring cheap gas fees with minting their NFTs
I wrote “The Ease Place of Mintbase” an article explaining the demystification of minting NFTs to the lay mind
The Ease Place of Mintbase edit.pdf (35.1 KB)
Been enthusiastic and actively online within the NxM guild got me the opportunity of being handed the management of the NxM Discord server by @vandal . This afforded me more opportunity to interface with the NxM guild and expand my leverage within the ecosystem. And in loyal servitude towards creating engagement on the NxM Server I created the NxM Discord Trivia
which engaged community members in a quiz to test their knowledge of web 3 and the NEAR Protocol after which winners were rewarded with NEAR Tokens
My regular online activity and enthusiasm got me asking questions and this got me an opportunity to create the BEATs DAO from scratch with fellow council member @Paul after being guided and tutored by Vandal. The product of that is the success of the NEAR mixtape and the organization of the beat competition which has recruited music producers into the ecosystem with active near wallets and their prompt engagement within the BeatsDAO Community
Beats DAO Introduction
Afterwards, my enthusiasm also got me talking to a university professor and an illustrative architect and together we started the Metaverse DAO. An initiative to establish NEAR’s presence within the metaverse and archive historical NEAR nFT antecedents.
I appeared on the NEAR mixtape which was a project overseen by the BeatsDAO of which am a council member. I featured on three tracks, two as a featured artiste and one as a songwriter
And most recently, under the umbrella of the Metaverse DAO and with the support of my fellow metaverse DAO council members @thephilosopher and @gushlewis , i initiated the NEAR Metaverse Magazine, conceptualized the segments, collated information for each segment, wrote the copies, and featured an article i wrote about Decentralization, Blockchains and NFTs while Gus provided content for the interviews and rafaela did the magazine diagramming
Its another phase for me in my exposure to the innards of the NEAR Protocol and my ever yearning will to fully explore the crypto space. I am ever willing to serve, grow and earn within the NEAR web3 Space.
With all love from John X