ECOMI Monthly Update- Aug 2022
The road to DesignerCon UK began in August with an artist round table ahead of a new round of Dcon collectible releases. We also joined the Web3 NYC gallery show, launched the VeVe Artworks program alongside the first ever Marvel 1/1 Artist Proof NFTs, introduced Vemate to the Fam, bounced to the VeVe Anthem, and of course, released one of the most coveted comic books in the world as an exclusive and readable digital comic NFT!
Getting Started in Crypto with Collective Shift
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Collective Shift and ECOMI Partner to Bring Crypto Adoption to the Mainstream
Los Angeles, California — (Newsfile Corp. — September 1, 2022) — Collective Shift and ECOMI have announced a partnership…
We will also be hosting a series of Twitter spaces and webinars to discuss the digital asset industry with the Collective Shift team, teach you how to utilize the platform to its fullest potential, and answer any pressing questions you may have about markets, tokens, investing, and more.
The first one is slated for Monday, September 19, and you can join Rhys and Ben (the Collective Shift CEO) on ECOMI Twitter Spaces using this link at 5:30 PM PDT/ 8:30 PM EDT. 🎗
In case you missed it, Rhys recently jumped into a crypto-conversation with the Collective Shift head of research- Matt Willemsen- to discuss markets, lessons, and key takeaways. We will continue to look for opportunities to work with Collective Shift to bring you pertinent updates and information, and if you’re new to the industry implore you to make use of the free resources that are available on their platform.
ECOMI x Vemate
Vemate is a smartphone application that provides quick and easy access to VeVe market data, insights, and opportunities. The application is currently free to use, including the premium features on offer, and will soon offer the same access to token holders in return for staking some OMI!
We’ll release staking instructions when the implementation is ready to ship, however, we want to reiterate that users will maintain full control over their tokens and keys in order to participate.
If you missed the announcement or simply want more details please check out the announcement article below, and be sure to follow Vemate on social media to help their team build tools and features that will enhance your VeVe Collectibles experience!
ECOMI x Vemate
Vemate gives you quick access to VeVe market data, insights, and opportunities. Now you can access premium features…
Vemate joins ECOMI Wiki as the second analytics platform available to VeVe collectors, and we want to extend a warm welcome to their team. As we are gradually opening API access we will be sharing additional platforms and tools with you in the near future, and look forward to continuing to work with the Fam to provide new access and utilities for the OMI token.
Epiko Regal Marketplace is Live!
Epiko Regal is a tower defense game that offers play-to-earn gaming mechanics using the OMI token. Players compete to build and defend their towers and compete for a place on the Epiko leaderboard to earn in-game prizes, OMI rewards, and event invites.
The Epiko ecosystem is supported by their very own NFT marketplace, which is now live at epiko.market. Fans and players can purchase NFTs directly using ERC20 OMI tokens (those on base-chain Ethereum), and a portion of all OMI tokens collected will be awarded as prizes for Epiko Regal players.
A further 10% of all OMI collected will be sent to the VeVe Reserve wallet to be burned by the sale of VeVe NFTs, helping to reduce the circulating supply of OMI tokens!
ECOMI X Epiko Regal
Epiko Regal- a tower defense game available on Android and iOS- utilizes the OMI token for gameplay benefits and NFT…
If you haven’t seen it yet, one of the first NFTs to go live on the Epiko Marketplace is none other than VeVe CEO David Yu- forever immortalized as this incredible 3D piece. The NFT was available for purchase at DesignerCon UK, alongside the limited edition Golden Yu. Limited quantities are still available on the Epiko marketplace if yu’d like to collect your own!
In Case You Missed It ⭕
Altcoin Daily- one of the largest crypto-focused Youtube channels- lists OMI as a top token to watch.
The Paul Barron Network recently added the OMI token to their crypto power index. This also led to a more in-depth discussion between Paul and ECOMI/VeVe co-founder and COO Dan, which you can find in the Community Conversations section further down.
Cannon Crisis is now Play to Earn!
In recent months Curtis has really built out the idea of play-to-burn gaming, and we are happy to report that Cannon Crisis is now play-to-earn!
Simple in their design, play-to-burn games generate advertising revenue which is used to burn OMI tokens from the circulating supply. Now, you can play this incredibly addicting game and earn OMI tokens for doing so. Cannon Crisis is free to play, so download the game today to start earning points, and revel in your OMI rewards if you can take a top spot on the leaderboard!
The VeVe Artworks Program
The VeVe Artist Program is a pillar of the VeVe digital collectibles experience, and now with the rollout of the VeVe web app, we have recently launched an entirely new vertical on the platform — Artworks!
Participating in a VeVe Artwork auction is available exclusively through the VeVe Web app 🚨
Introducing VeVe Artworks
The VeVe Artist Program has arrived! Participate in our silent auctions to get your hands on 1/1 exclusive artworks!
The Artist Program not only adds a new product type to the platform, but it is also bringing both established and up-and-coming artists and licensed collectible Artworks to the VeVe Collector community as extremely limited edition NFTs.
Although the Artworks program started tongue-in-cheek with the release of David Warhol, it has already begun to reshape the way that licensed artists release their exclusive works, thanks to our Marvel Artworks partnership.
Veve Partners With Marvel to Drop Limited Edition NFT Covers Featuring Spider-Man, Black Panther
On August 29, the digital collectibles company Veve announced that the platform has launched digital variant…
An extension of our established partnership with Marvel, the Marvel Artworks program brings licensed 1/1 (up to 1/5) works to the VeVe collector community as limited edition artist proofs. Typically these are the original design pieces that become Marvel Comic covers and offer artists and collectors an entirely new way to connect with their favorite characters and stories, as well as the creators that help to shape them.
Marvel Artist Proofs are made available alongside limited edition pieces from recognizable names on the platform such as Ron English and Brian Viveros, and some are delivered with added utility or physical counterparts.
Marvel Artworks: Brian Stelfreeze — Black Panther #25
This 1 of 1 art piece from Marvel drops in silent auction format starting Mon, 29 August at 12 PM PT, only on the VeVe…
Marvel Artworks: Sara Pichelli — Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25
This 1 of 1 art piece from Marvel drops in silent auction format starting Mon, 29 August at 12 PM PT, only on the VeVe…
We look forward to expanding on the VeVe Artwork Program to bring you more of these exclusive and limited edition pieces, as well as the opportunity to introduce you to a range of artists that are newer to the space.
From all of us at VeVe we want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever Artwork release, and hope you enjoy the Ron English airdrop to come!
Community Conversations + AMA’s
DesignerCon Round Table
The best way to get to know some of our DesignerCon artists is by speaking to them, and we kicked things off in August with a Dcon round table with Mark Brickey, host of the Adventures in Design podcast.
This live conversation was available on VeVe Twitter Spaces and introduced the Fam to Allison Bamcat, Sket One, and Tara McPherson, who all went on to celebrate successful VeVe releases! Big thanks to all of our artists for joining, and of course, to Mark for hosting.
Keep an eye out for more of these spaces as we approach the OG DesignerCon in Anaheim, November 18–20, and don’t forget to grab a ticket if you’d like to join us there!
August Co-Founders Update
In August the VeVe co-founders released updates on a range of priorities and features that are currently being worked on, alongside our Dcon UK drop reveal, and the announcement that participants in the first VeVe Artwork auction would receive a Ron English airdrop as our thanks 🙏
Catching Up With Al
It’s been four years since our first-ever video release with the legendary Al Kahn, and we were very happy to get back together to discuss the journey thus far, and the potential futures of VeVe and the digital collectible industry. As always Al shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with us all, and we strongly encourage you to subscribe to the VeVe Youtube channel while you’re there!
Paul Barron Network
The FA of Dan on the Paul Barron Network also took place in August, with the interview now live on their channel. Be sure to show their channel some support by dropping a thumbs up, and commenting on the video!
SuperStar Money AMA
In August Rhys joined the Superstars for an in-depth community AMA. If you missed it you can catch up below, and big thanks go to Rob and Joe for the invite, and for collecting the most pressing community questions.
Who Needs Sleep?
The VeVe Fam is always getting together for a catch-up and conversation, but there are some special streams that take over the airways and run longer than anyone expected. A BIG shoutout goes to Randy, VeVe Fam Bam, and everyone else who took part in or helped to host this mega stream- it ran for more than 30 hours!
VeVe CEO David Yu also dropped by to share some VeVe knowledge ✅
As we continue to roll out and refine our payout feature a number of recent announcements and updates have been shared in VeVe discord:
- Payout is now available to all United States including New York.
- Some users in AUS, CAN, MX & BR have been unable to Payout. The issue is now resolved.
- Crypto Payout continues to be paused as we work through technical issues, and prepare the app for crypto pay-in.
- Our Payout provider Wyre is constantly working to expand their global coverage and we expect to be able to announce even wider coverage soon.
VeVe + Web3 Gallery New York
Towards the end of the month VeVe participated in our first-ever gallery show at the Web3 NYC Gallery. Big shoutout and thanks go to Captain Kirk (Kaloscope) and Venkatesh (Epiko Regal) for the invite, and to Web3 NYC for hosting the event.
Learn more about the Web3 NYC Gallery here.
The event itself was a roaring success, with the first-ever David Yu NFT available for purchase with OMI tokens, alongside a host of other giveaways, promotions, and conversations with builders in the web3 space. If you want to get your hands on a David Yu NFT you can do so now in the Epiko Marketplace, or check out this article for more info.
August marked the one-year anniversary of the first-ever Marvel Digital comic NFT release in the world, Marvel Comics #1. To celebrate, we dropped one of the most prized comic books in existence- Amazing Fantasy #15.
Marvel Digital Comics — Amazing Fantasy #15
This iconic Marvel digital comic drops on Monday, 8 August 2022 at 8 AM PT, only on the VeVe app for iOS and Android!
Amazing Fantasy #15 also features the first appearance of the Amazing Spider-Man in any format and follows a young Peter Parker as he gains remarkable abilities from a radioactive spider. In a notable change from the typical superhero lore of the day, he must step up and try to become a hero, while also dealing with the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager!
AF15 wasn’t the only digital comic NFT to drop on VeVe, with the first appearance of Groot in Tales to Astonish #13, released alongside Marvel Studios premium 3D digital collectible- I Am Groot.
I Am Groot is a series of animated shorts featuring several new and unusual characters and stars everyone’s favorite little tree- Baby Groot! The series, streaming now on Disney+, explores Groot’s glory days growing up — and getting into trouble — among the stars.
Marvel Studios — I Am Groot
A new Groot collectible drops on Wednesday, 10 August at 12 PM PT, only on the VeVe app for iOS and Android!
She-Hulk also made her first appearance in a digital comic NFT in Savage She-Hulk #1 as a new show of the same name began streaming on Disney+.
Marvel Digital Comics — Savage She-Hulk #1
The next Marvel digital comic drops on Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 8 AM PT, only on the VeVe app for iOS and Android!
We wrapped up the month with Marvel Digital Comics — Amazing Spider-Man #300, featuring the first full appearance of Venom. This Super Limited Edition release features VeVe-Exclusive Rare and Ultra Rare covers by Salvador Larroca & Edgar Delgado, and in case you missed it you can complete your sets in the VeVe Market!
Marvel Digital Comics — Amazing Spider-Man #300
The next Marvel digital comic drops on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 8 AM PT, only on the VeVe app for iOS and Android!
After an experiment gone wrong, passioned scientist Dr. Otto Octavius fused a set of artificial intelligent mechanical tentacles to his body and brain, leading him to become the powerful supervillain Doctor Octopus. Over the years, he has become one of the most recognizable villains in the Marvel Universe and remains one of Spider-Man’s most dangerous foes.
Three editions were released in August, including the first-ever Marvel Metallic Red edition. Inspired by Marvel’s iconic red logo, this new line of Ultra Rare collectibles features beloved characters coated in metallic red.
Around the Grounds
The VeVe Collectibles experience wouldn’t be the same without the Fam, and a huge thank you goes out to everyone who creates content, holds spaces, shares ideas, and enjoys all of the features we have to offer.
This month we’re bringing you some key community content that caught our attention, and hope that you’ll take the time not only to read/watch/listen but to also connect with their creators and share their work if you enjoy it!
Kicking off the month a big shoutout has to go to our friends at Comics & Crypto this insightful post on the current state of the digital collectibles industry, and VeVe’s place within it.
A Collector's World in a Digital Age - GoCollect
Over 100,000 fans gathered at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, its first in-person event since the pandemic began. From…
Then, we celebrated the VeVe Anthem with @kalleebrookes, @Savdad888, and @WillwiththeNFTz before being taken on a VeVe Fam adventure in Legends of the VeVeVerse thanks to VaultVizion.
On Twitter, MetaverseLyfe has quickly become a community favorite and we strongly suggest you follow them for more VeVe content, and want to extend a big thanks go to @EneTour for collecting so many VeVe AR photos and moments from across the community (and the world!) and sharing them with us all.
Information on this channel is for educational purposes only. It should not be considered financial advice and all users are advised to do their own research. See disclaimer.
ECOMI is a technology company based in Singapore and is leading the way in the emerging digital collectibles space. ECOMI offers a one-stop shop for digital collectibles through the VeVe app bringing pop culture and entertainment into the 21st century.
The VeVe app allows users to experience true ownership of premium digital collectibles. Through the app marketplace, users can obtain common, rare, or one-of-a-kind digital collectibles, share these across the social network service, and exchange them with the VeVe community, all from the palm of their hand.
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