South Korean NFT animator DeeKay Kwon and renowned NFT influencer and collector Cozomo de’ Medici (Snoop Dogg‘s crypto alias) released their joint NFT collection New Era on BASE on August 10th. For the first time in the history of the artist, an open edition format was chosen. This event took place in collaboration with Coinbase NFT marketplace and Friends With Benefits (FWB).
Mint was launched on August 10 for just 24 hours, and will end on August 11 at 9:00 AM PT. The peculiarity of minting using the innovation of the marketplace is that anyone can mint even without a crypto wallet and ETH. In this case, he can pay by credit card. And this is a great opportunity to join the crypto world for all beginners.
What is DeeKay’s New Era NFT Collection?
The collection from the artist and animator DeeKay includes two works in total:
- DeeKay Motion – New Era BTC. At the time of writing, over 9,000 NFTs have been minted.
My original tweet got flagged. 😒
Now, I am flagging you back!!!!! pic.twitter.com/oqzMcvLheB
— DeeKay (@deekaymotion) August 11, 2023
- DeeKay Motion – New Era ETH. Over 17,000 NFTs have been minted so far.
— Base 🛡️ (@BuildOnBase) August 11, 2023
The style of both works is controversial in relation to the financial system and US policy in the field of decentralization and crypto assets. Both works are dedicated to a new era where NFTs and crypto assets will dominate the traditional financial system.
It’s time to embrace a new era where digital currency defines the future. Let’s recognize and accept the significance of decentralization, broader opportunities, streamlined processes, and worldwide reach. The future is now. Collection creator says
What is the public reaction to the New Era mint by DeeKay and Cozomo de’ Medici?
This mint caused a great resonance and backlash far beyond the NFT market. Here are the sanctions already imposed on this collection:
First we crashed the server
Then went down the credit card processor
Censored by Meta
X'd out by chrome browser
Blacklisted by Gmail
Banned in Australia
Shut down by governments
But we still made 40,000 mints!
We stand with crypto 🛡️
We bleed digital ⚡️
We are the… pic.twitter.com/0OVsGzs4B9
— Cozomo de’ Medici (@CozomoMedici) August 11, 2023
This drop was the first drop since the suspension and a resounding return of Coinbase to the ranks of major NFT marketplace players. In April of this year, Coinbase officially suspended the functionality of the drops, and there was also a massive reduction in the company’s staff.
The New Era NFT collection has already attracted a lot of attention due to several factors:
- Exciting issues,
- High-profile partnerships and industry leaders,
- Possibility of purchase without cryptocurrency.
As you understand, by combining all these factors, the collection should become a bright star in the NFT market. And we will monitor it and provide only relevant information.