Crypto and NFT Column
Crypto and NFT Column

Crypto and NFT Column

Commentary and opinions on the latest developments in crypto, blockchain and NFTs. With a focus on culture, art, fashion and metaverse projects.


A DAO is Trying to Buy the Denver Broncos

22 Feb 2022 3 minute read 1 comment oyl

As we rocket through 2022, the web3 and NFT space continues to evolve at warp speed. Grabbing headlines today, is the latest DAO with an ambitious moon shot set out before it. The aptly titled, BuyTheBroncosDAO is attempting to do exactly what its na...

Why NFTs? Feb 2022 Edition

16 Feb 2022 5 minute read 0 comments oyl

NFTs are a trend. Every brand is panicking and coming up with a reactionary NFT strategy. Some are even rushing projects out just so they don’t miss the moment. But spoiler alert, this moment is going to last a while. All of these rushed out projects...

The State of NFTs: January 2022

20 Jan 2022 4 minute read 1 comment oyl

I think my ah-ha moment with NFTs came when I realized that they weren't just one thing. After I dug a little behind the splashy headlines, I started to see a world of potential. After a number of months observing from the outside, following thought...

Street Fashion in the Metaverse

13 Jan 2022 3 minute read 0 comments oyl

Street fashion might not sound like a perfect analog for the NFT space, yet early on it's seeming like a match made in metaverse heaven. Lately, Bobby Hundreds, owner of the street brand, The Hundreds, has become an NFT uber-evangelist on full blast...

Australian Open Mixes Metaverse with Reality

12 Jan 2022 3 minute read 3 comments oyl

OK this is interesting. Most brands aping into the NFT space do so with the most basic of strategies. They take their existing IP, freeze it into a static JPEG and hope their "fans" will want to take a piece of the brand back to their wallets. This k...

LooksRare Rises as a Challenger to OpenSea

11 Jan 2022 2 minute read 0 comments oyl

Once upon a time, AOL was king of onboarding people to the "internet." Then up rose a host of other services and you could take your pick how you wanted to surf the worldwide web. As the internet matured, social media started to emerge. And there was...

Worldwide WEBB and the Interoperable Future of the Metaverse

10 Jan 2022 2 minute read 0 comments oyl

In the past year, we've seen metaverse projects step into the spotlight. Early blue chip projects include The Sandbox and Decentraland, which feel almost like blockchain versions of open worlds like Minecraft or Roblox. We've seen a rush of money and...

Recycle Your Worthless NFTs with IlliquidDAO

7 Jan 2022 2 minute read 2 comments oyl

With the NFT market continuing its meteoric rise, wallets are being flooded with JPEGs as owners hope to ape in to a potential winner. However, the rule of speculative investing is at work, and 99% of those projects will end up going back to zero. Wi...

DAOs: Country Clubs for Millennials

4 Jan 2022 2 minute read 1 comment oyl

Our grandparents joined country clubs to signal their social status. Now, thanks to the blockchain, a new type of social club is taking shape. The DAO or "decentralized autonomous organization." DAOs are quickly emerging as the next big thing to foll...

The NFT Revolution Will Not Be Gamified, Yet...

4 Jan 2022 2 minute read 4 comments oyl

When game studio Ubisoft announced that they would be incorporating NFTs into their titles, the backlash from gamers was immediate and fierce. They did not want the latest tech trend of the day to invade their hallowed gaming space. Yet the question...