Spores Digital Art Initiative
Part 1: Why We Are Asian-Centric
From concept to realization, physical & metaphysical, think ART OUTSIDE THE BOX.
Be inclusive, not exclusive.
Celebrate originality and creativity, cultivate talent, empower creators, and shatter glass ceilings.” — Jeffrey Lee, Spores Chief Art Curator
Spores Network is a vision turned reality from our Founders’ deep belief that a digital “metaverse” is being built today that will revolutionize our thoughts and behavior with respect to living, owning, sharing our physical and digital lives.
Now that we’re here, one week away from our Official Marketplace Launch, we’d like to take you on a deep dive into Spores’ Digital Art Initiative so that it will leave you just as exciting as we are for September 29th, 2021.
Spores Network — What does it mean to be Asian-centric?
We’re expecting our main audience to be in Asia. Since 2017, Asia has always been one of the biggest markets for crypto. A lot of innovation and world-known crypto companies actually originated from Asia (Korea, China, South East Asia,..), especially for blockchain gaming. According to Messari, Asia represents outsized adoption and interest in cryptocurrency.
The rise of Asian influence and Asian content
In recent years, Asia has been the next big thing for contemporary culture. You can start to notice the rising expansion of Asian culture in Hollywood with films, the massive global recognition for K-pop music (BTS, Black Pink, Big Bang,..). Asian-native content such as animation and anime have also been picked up by big-name studios and streaming giants.
More and more brands are starting to notice an entire ‘population’ of consumers that is set to account for half the world’s consumption by the next decade (McKinsey & Company).
Being an Asian-centric marketplace, it will be a unique experience for us to be a one-stop destination for everything Asian. We can bring Western content to our Asian audiences and vice versa, promote Asian content to Western audiences.
You can hear our Founders talk more about embracing our cultural origin and vision for an Asian-centric marketplace on That Nifty Show — Community Edition.
To be continued…
Spores Network founders believe that crypto will lead to decentralization of ownership and frictionless redistribution of capital. Their mission is to create an NFT ecosystem that is creator-centric, community-driven, frictionless, and borderless. To that end, Spores has built a cross-chain DeFi-powered NFT marketplace defining decentralized pop culture, sharing NFT content across gaming, esports, animation/anime, digital fine arts, music, and film/TV. Spores co-founders include Duc Luu (Nasdaq IPOed serial entrepreneur ), Eric Hung Nguyen (former senior investment analyst at a top-10-worldwide hedge fund), and a diverse team of advisors across blockchain and entertainment.
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