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ECOMI Monthly Update- M A Y 2022

May was certainly a spicy month as we announced Epiko Regal as the first play-to-earn game utilizing the OMI token and staking was offered for the first time thanks to AscendEX Earn. On top of that, we rolled out a new augmented reality feature for VeVe, released the mighty God of Thunder, celebrated the start of season 4, and of course, dropped a little brand you may have heard of… Star Wars!

Play to Earn with Epiko Regal

Epiko Regal is a tower defense game imbued with augmented reality features that introduce thousand-year-old legends and ancient superheroes of the East to fans around the world through gameplay, digital motion comics, NFTs, and in-app competitions.

OMI token holders will soon be able to bridge their tokens to Polygon to use on the Epiko Regal NFT marketplace for a range of benefits and utilities including purchasing NFTs, accessing in-game items and collectibles, and exclusive access to EPIKO token packages and hero NFTs.

Testing/utilizing the Epiko marketplace also contributes to the pool of OMI to be won through Epiko’s play-to-earn mechanic, whilst also contributing to token burns from circulating supply.

The public launch of the Epiko marketplace is currently slated for the end of June, and in the meantime gamers and fans alike can download the game now to begin building their ideal decks, verse other players, and build the skills it takes to bring home the OMI pot prize in their tournaments and super leagues.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can also check out the details in the Epiko whitepaper here, or listen back to the first AMA between ECOMI and Epiko to hear the teams discuss this integration and partnership.

While you’re at it you can always reach out directly to Venkatesh and the team with your ideas and feedback to help shape this fun and addicting experience!

Play To Burn with Cannon Crisis + Move Up 2D

There truly is no community like the ECOMI Fam, and in the past month or so their creativity and cooperation have stepped up to create a myriad of ways to burn OMI from circulating supply.

Big shoutout to Curtis for releasing the first Play to Burn gaming mechanic for the OMI token in Cannon Crisis, which is now live on Android and iOS, alongside a second game-Move Up 2D. Aside from being fun to play, the advertising revenue generated is used to burn OMI tokens from circulating supply.

That means that the more daily players (and ad watchers), the more advertising revenue will be generated, and the more tokens we permanently wave goodbye to! 🔥

To find all games that are utilizing and burning the OMI token you can use another community-built resource- the OMI Arcade.

Staking is Now Available Through AscendEX Earn

In the first partnership of its kind, staking is now live and available thanks to our partnership with AscendEX Earn. AscendEX Earn is a central hub for Staking, Yield Farming, and other products that empower users to extract the maximum value from their crypto holdings.

Through AscendEX Earn, OMI token holders can now earn annual percentage rate (APR) based yields by committing their tokens to stake, with daily compounding rewards.

We are incredibly happy to report that more than 6000 users are now staking their OMI tokens, with a combined value of over $20 million USD. If you missed it you can get the details in this AMA on Twitter Spaces, and we would like to extend an early congratulations to our pending winners- as part of this promotion 20 participants will also take home a VeVe NFT! 👏

REMINDER: if you currently store your OMI tokens in the VeVe app you have layer 2 OMI and will need to bridge your tokens back to layer 1 Ethereum before you can send them to AscendEX to stake.🚨

While these are not official or sanctioned token listings, the OMI token did become available on two new exchanges throughout May. The first- Kriptomat.io- is a simple-to-use exchange regulated in the EU, offering one-click purchases of the OMI token with Euro’s/european credit cards.

The OMI token is currently live and available to purchase, however, withdrawals are not yet enabled, so please be aware of that if you choose to purchase on the exchange. There is currently no clear timeline as to when they will become available.

Spanish exchange Bit2Me is also equipped to service the European market and is now also offering purchases of OMI with a credit card. At the time of writing, we have not been in touch with the Bit2Me team or used the exchange.

AMA’s and Community Conversations

The communications are always flowing across the Fam, and May was no different, as Rhys and Ian kicked off the month with an AMA on his channel Essentially Crypto.

Shortly after, this was followed up with a special appearance from VeVe Co-founder and CEO David Yu, dropping in on a mammoth stream with Randy Chavez.

Rhys and Alex also hosted a community AMA mid-month on Twitter Spaces, which you can find in the recap article below. If you haven’t seen it yet you can also find all of the streamers and content creators in our community in the ‘videos-livestreams’ channel in VeVe Discord, so check it out to find those creators who best match your interests.

VeVe Occlusion in AR!

The augmented reality feature truly sets VeVe apart from other NFT platforms, giving fans a way to drop their favorite items into the real world, and bring their collections to life!

Now, VeVe collectors with the latest smartphones (iPhone 12 and above, and the latest Samsung devices) can experience occlusion in AR- a feature that allows you to place and ‘pin’ your collectibles behind walls or objects and add entirely new dimensions to the augmented reality experience.

VeVe Web App

After being previewed in April, the long-awaited VeVe web app has made it into the hands of our VeVe collectors as access to the beta version of the web app has begun to roll out. There are now around 3,000 users testing the platform, which mirrors the phone app that everyone knows and loves, with a few additional features and expanded layouts.

If you don’t have access yet please don’t panic, invites are being released on a rolling/incremental basis as we test and de-bug along the way, and unless your account has been whitelisted you will not be able to log into the web app.

WARNING: please be wary of scam/phishing emails claiming to be VeVe and offering access to the web platform. It can only be accessed at app.veve.me, and your login will not work if you have not been invited/whitelisted for access. ⚠️️

Season 4 Has Begun!

It’s hard to believe we’re already in season 4 on VeVe, and what a better way to kick things off than with the God of Thunder, son of Odin, and Prince of Asgard- THOR!

Commanding the mystical hammer Mjolnir, Thor uses his mighty abilities to protect his home, Asgard, and planet Earth alike with his enhanced longevity and superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability, and immunity.

Thor has already become a Fam favorite, allowing all VeVe Collectors to call on the powers of the heavens and create fun new experiences in the VeVe Showrooms (unless you’re Finn…).

Our ‘Goodbye Season 3’ giveaway also celebrated and commemorated an incredible 6 months of NFT releases on the platform, with more than 60 prizes handed out to participants. If you don’t already be sure to follow the VeVe Twitter account for your chance to participate in future promotions and giveaways.

VeVe Drops

Series 6 of Marvel Mightys hit the VeVe shelves in May featuring everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth, Deadpool, along with some — according to him — less cool versions of himself.

Whether you’re a fan of Lady Deadpool, Zombie Deadpool, Dogpool, or the Secret Rare Deadpool The Duck, this line of collectibles adds a new spin to some of Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes.

DC Battle Statues are a series of digital collectibles that showcase epic clashes between DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains.

Originally sculpted by Alterton and Alejandro Pereira, and inspired by the classic Superman #199 (1967), our next DC Battle Statue featured The Man of Steel™ and The Fastest Man Alive™ squaring off! If you’re lucky enough to own this piece of premium digital history be sure to check it out in AR if you haven’t already!

May the 4th Be With You

The Star Wars speculation was on the money in May as we celebrated Star Wars Day with the release of the iconic Star Wars Digital Comic— Star Wars™ #1 (1977).

This adaptation of A New Hope! introduced Luke Skywalker™, Princess Leia™, Obi-Wan™, and the villainous Darth Vader™ and featured the original 1977 cover, three variant comic covers, and a special theatrical poster variant in blind box format.

Star Wars Celebration Week

We knew that the comic alone wasn’t going to be enough to quell the M A Y hype, so we just had to join Star Wars Celebration Week by releasing a number of world-first digital collectible NFTs from the franchise with license partner Lucasfilm!

Beginning with some of the most recognizable and important Lightsabers from the Skywalker Saga, the first release of the week and first in the series- Star Wars™ — Lightsabers Collection features Lightsabers from television and movies that have captured audiences’ imaginations for decades. Each one is complete with one of the most recognizable sounds in the galaxy, the Lightsaber activation sound.

The next offering in VeVe’s digital comic line-up, and the second officially licensed Star Wars comic to hit the platform was released with Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1- just in time for the latest Show by the same title to be released on Disney+

This fully readable digital comic NFT was released with four cover rarities in blind box format, and as he spends his final days in the remote deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi™ takes time to reflect on — and record — key moments of a heroic life long-lived.

Writing in old leather-bound journals from his hermit’s hut, Obi-Wan remembers his days as a young Jedi Initiate, his trials as a Padawan, the crucible of Jedi Knighthood, and The Clone Wars, and some of the earliest challenges he faced as a true Master of the Force!

Get all the details in our drop article below, and if you missed it you can collect this piece of Star Wars History in the VeVe Market.

Posters are often the first image we associate with a movie or television series, capturing the essence of the story, these images become cemented in our minds forever. Selected from the Lucasfilm Archives, The Star Wars Posters Collection gathers some of the most iconic, and some of the most obscure, images from across the five decades of storytelling set in that galaxy far, far away.

The Star Wars™ Theatrical Poster Series saw three poster variants and rarities released in blind box format to commemorate the original Star Wars trilogy, with theatrical posters from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

The Dark Side Collection features iconic Sith Lords from throughout the Star Wars™ galaxy, showcasing the dark side of the Force and includes some of the most recognizable characters from a galaxy far, far away.

If there was one prayer (or demand!) to be answered in May, it was “Wen Vader?!” Safe to say we are incredibly happy to have answered that question with the penultimate NFT release in a week of celebrations!

The Dark Side Collection’s debut NFT is arguably one of the most recognizable characters from the franchise and around the world- Sith Lord Darth Vader- the villain from the original Star Wars™ trilogy.

This series of full-color 3D collectibles perfectly showcases the iconic Vader, ensuring that no one underestimates the power of the dark side, and the animated and ultra-rare edition- The Emperor’s Fist- offers Vader with his lightsaber drawn, performing his infamous Force choke.

3D Retro Presents VeVe X DesignerCon

After a record-breaking partnership for their inaugural collaboration in 2021, DesignerCon and VeVe have teamed up again for a much bigger and even more exciting 2022 with the first IRL event of the year taking place at the iconic 3DRetro campus in Glendale, CA.

Regardless of whether you can attend the event you can still participate in our drops across the weekend, taking place on June 4 at 1 pm PTD. This event also marks the beginning of monthly drops leading up to DesignerCon UK (September 3–4, 2022) and DesignerCon Anaheim (November 18–20, 2022)- prepare for a huge list of surprises in both digital (and physical!) collectibles all year long!

  • Brett Crawford will be signing his extremely limited physical release of “S3LF MADE” starting at Noon. Purchasers at the event will get a guaranteed reservation for the purchase of the NFT version on VeVe later this year!
  • Score Together: The event starts at 12 PM, and DCon Series 1 drops at 1 PM PT
  • Grub Together: Free food for the first 500 scanned ticket holders! Food trucks include District Burger, Salt N Pepper Truck, La Boom (Mexican), and desserts from LA Donut
  • Win Together: Physical and digital collectible giveaways
  • Shop Together: The 3DRetro store will be fully stocked! Pick up some physical versions of VeVe NFTs, like Camille Rose Garcia’s Vultura
  • Vibe Together: Music by DJ Alex Yang
  • Quench Together: Thirsts Murdered by Liquid Death

M A Y was a truly monumental month for both ECOMI and VeVe, and we want to thank everyone who has taken part in the celebrations and continues to support our team and community. We couldn’t do it without you Fam and look forward to celebrating everything that season 4 has to offer with all of you. 🙏

If you’re in the US we hope to see as many of you as possible at the Dcon kickoff this weekend, and if you can’t make it we hope to meet you all at the London and Anaheim events later this year!

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.

About ECOMI

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.

ECOMI sees digital collectibles as a new asset class that offers intellectual property owners the opportunity for new revenue streams in the digital landscape. Digital streaming, gaming, and in-app purchasing have become a multibillion-dollar market, and the next to join this digital trend is the pop culture and collectibles industry.

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