In addition to the news that the Doodles team has announced that they are no longer an NFT project, in today’s NFT News Digest for the past week of March 18-24, you’ll find:
- Yuga Labs announced the launch of 2nd Trip Captains in The Otherside metaverse,
- Metaverse Fashion Week on Decentraland – what will happen?
The Doodles team announced that they are no longer an NFT project
Jordan Castro aka Poopie, one of the founders of the popular NFT project Doodles, has officially announced that the brand is moving away from the “NFT project” format and is focusing on a long-term strategy to become a global media brand.
hey web3, here are my comments on the feedback
"doodles isn't an NFT project"
this is true. but what’s also true is i've dedicated my career to the blockchain. i'll never abandon the pursuit of delivering the promises of this tech to the world. doodles started as an NFT…
— poopie 🗺 (@poopie) March 16, 2023
On the one hand, such prospects signal a clear vision for the team, large-scale prospects and established partnerships. On the other hand, this statement caused a wave of criticism and fears from the project participants and holders.
What does it mean?
Jordan Castro aka Poopie also said that Doodles is looking to “go beyond” the “vicious speculative cycles” that dominate the NFT space. And this can be done by creating products that will meet the market, solve real problems and attract “intrinsically motivated users.”
The more time/money/resources we invest in following the latest “build in public” trends that fuel speculation, the less we have left to achieve our long-term vision. Also added co-founder
But it is worth clarifying that NFTs will continue to be the “connective tissue” for future plans and project prospects. And the very mission of Doodles is also inspired by the desire to bring blockchain technology and the idea of Web3.0 to the whole world.
Recall that earlier the project released the continuation of its exciting journey Doodles 2 on the Flow blockchain. It was a massive event for the blockchain back then – Doodles became the first high-profile NFT project to launch on Ethereum and switch to Flow. But this step should be regarded as a constant search for improvements and development, not only in terms of branding and marketing, but also in terms of technological development. And, given the new statements of the founders, it can now be said with confidence that Doodles is on its own unique and promising path, which hardly anyone can boast of among the currently existing NFT projects.
Yuga Labs Announces 2nd Trip Captains in The Otherside Metaverse
Yuga Labs, the leading NFT studio (their projects are Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Otherside, and they are also copyrighted at CryptoPunks, Meebits, 10KTF) at announced the continuation of Second Trip in their global metaverse The Otherside in their official announcement. The new journey will take place today, March 25 at 12:00 ET (16:00 GMT). All 10,000 participants will have access to the virtual world 30 minutes before the start of the event. And here again there are surprises for all participants!
What is the 2nd Trip Captains in The Otherside?
Second Trip Captains is a continuation of the journey through the metaverse, during which the possibilities, the game line, and the graphics of the entire project are demonstrated. In addition, in this way Yuga Labs tests and collects feedback from a limited number of participants (only 10,000 people). The first stage of the Second Trip was held in January, and now the team has made an innovation: now all voyagers (participants) will be divided into 4 teams:
- Luster (yellow),
- Crimson (red),
- Veldan (green),
- Glacial (blue).
But that’s not all. Each team will have a famous captain:
- Jimmy Wong @jfwong is an actor, host, gamer and internet veteran.
- Brycent @brycent_ is a Twitch partner, creator of Web3 gaming content.
- Lowbellie @lowbellie is an artist, Web3 early adopter, BAYC + Otherside community member and gamer.
- Champ Medici @champmedici is Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Dogg, Web3 architect and crypto entrepreneur.
The participation of senior team captains on the Second Ride demonstrates the ongoing convergence of technology, entertainment and culture. Players will be able to walk around, test out game mechanics, and get a better idea of what to expect when the Metaverse goes live. The ride will also include a two-hour storyline.
Which NFT project participants are invited to the 2nd Trip Captains?
In addition to the star captains, the Yuga Labs team has updated the list of NFT partner projects whose users are invited on the journey.
And here are the top NFT projects involved:
- Cool Cats
- Forgotten Runes
- Pudgy Penguins
- Wolf Game
- World of Women
Owners of these projects will be able to copy and paste their PFPs onto the spacesuit-like faces of the Voyagers that can navigate the world of The Otherside.
Metaverse Fashion Week on Decentraland 2023 – what will happen?
The Decentraland Metaverse has announced the annual Metaverse Fashion Week (MVFW 2023), which will take place March 28-31 (4 days). The following designers are involved in organizing such a global event:
- Decentraland communities,
- Dolce & Gabbana,
- Tommy Hilfiger,
- Vogue Singapore,
- Monnier Paris,
- Physicode Dress.
The curatorial theme of MVFW23 is “Legacy of the Future”. Under this theme, the organizers set themselves the task of bringing together a new generation of creators and traditional fashion designers, demonstrating the potential of fashion to connect realities and worlds. The event sheds light on the fashion industry today, offering a variety of aesthetics across the metaverses, connecting innovation with tradition, and looking back at fashion’s great moments to build the future.
What will happen at Decentraland Metaverse Fashion Week?
It will include:
- High class fashion shows,
- Performances by artists,
- Award ceremonies,
- Exclusive NFT releases,
- And much more.
By visiting the MVFW 2023 event, you can see with your own eyes:
- Dolce & Gabbana presents an exhibition of Future Reward winners.
- Tommy Hilfiger features daily product releases, AI fashion, unique collaborations and a community competition.
- DKNY has created a dedicated area, DKNY3, which will house an art gallery, pizzeria and rooftop lounge.
- Adidas will unveil its groundbreaking ‘adidas Virtual Gear’ collection, the first ever three-stripe digital apparel collection.
- Diesel and HAPE will take over the D-CAVE space with an interactive virtual party featuring multiple wearable NFT airdrops.
- COACH is teaming up with several Web3 artists to create a very special experience for everyone who attends MVFW this year.
And this, of course, is only a small part of the interesting events at MVFW 2023. In order not to miss anything interesting, we recommend visiting Metaverse Fashion Week on Decentraland!