Confidential Artistic has partnered with NC Labs to provide an animated NFT challenge referred to as “Blockchain Buddies,” the primary in a line of authentic mental properties underneath a quickly to be introduced decentralized leisure studio. The challenge might be a primary of its variety interactive animated challenge, with NFT holding group members empowered to form the way forward for the inventive universe.
Confidential Artistic is co-founded by Andrew Seth Cohen and Ryan Kieffer. NC Labs is co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Francisco Lopes, Harrison Shulman and Francisco Schmidberger.
Different launch companions embrace lead developer João Abrantes, author Brandon F. Johnson, and A-list leisure lawyer Jason Liberman. Advisors on the challenge additionally embrace NFT influencers and analysts, together with iAmFuture, Preston Johnson (aka SportsCheetah previously of ESPN and co-creator of PUNKS Comedian), and members of The Final Slice collective.
As a part of the announcement, the Blockchain Buddies staff has shared its first piece of idea artwork, displaying the world of Genesis Metropolis the place characters and other forms of IP will stay. Designed by YueTong Tsen, the piece will even be later auctioned off as a 1/1 NFT. The challenge launches with a discord channel led by veteran moderator Peachy. Extra particulars on the challenge might be launched on social media through Twitter @BCB_NFT and discord (be a part of right here: https://discord.gg/A7QbDvUmtd) with an incentive construction for reveals. To begin, the primary Character Design illustration, accomplished by Ashton Holmes, might be revealed as newcomers be a part of the Blockchain Buddies Discord group. Extra reveals and updates might be forthcoming because the group grows–with giveaways, competitions, stay occasions and extra to come back.
Lopes and Shulman beforehand created the primary NFT market with authorized licensing and patent-pending good contracts. Lopes can be the co-founder of LINK Company, a TikTok-focused advertising agency that has generated over 3 billion natural impressions for its purchasers, whereas Shulman beforehand led go-to-market methods for Sony PlayStation whereas a advisor at EY. Lopes graduated from Stanford’s MBA program and Masters in Physics Engineer from Tecnico, College of Lisbon, and Shulman has attended Columbia’s MBA program and graduated from Cornell College.
Cohen and Kieffer based Confidential Artistic in 2018 as a inventive company and manufacturing firm specializing in animation. Positioned on the intersection of the music, tv, online game, eSports, and movie industries, the corporate develops, produces and promotes strategic animated content material. Present and previous purchasers embrace Journey, Maroon 5, NBCUniversal, Peacock Youngsters/DreamWorks TV, Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Purple Desk Discuss” collection, Interscope Data, P. Diddy’s Revolt TV, A&E/Historical past Channel, eSports groups SK Gaming and Alliance, Kesha, Louis the Baby, Brownies & Lemonade, lovelytheband and extra. Their core staff of artists come from internationally, which supplies their content material worldwide taste and maximizes its impression.
Abrantes was pursuing a PhD in Robotics and Synthetic Intelligence at EPFL earlier than switching paths to discovered Optimum Labs, an organization on a mission to develop safer, more healthy meals by deploying absolutely autonomous indoor farms exterior each metropolis on earth. Optimum is backed by main tech VCs, together with Founders Fund, who backed corporations resembling SpaceX, Palantir and Sq. from the beginning. He has a Masters in Physics from Tecnico, College of Lisbon.
Liberman is an legal professional and associate at The Company Apply based mostly in Los Angeles. Identified for his work representing A-list musical artists, he focuses on company and enterprise transaction legislation, property planning and employment legislation. Johnson is a screenwriter, animation director and experiential story inventive growing slates of initiatives alongside expertise, executives and manufacturing teams for streaming, movie and interactive mediums. Johnson additionally operates as a Workforce Lead for Fiverr’s Group Development Program, internet hosting occasions and fostering relationships between sponsors, freelancers and supporters of the Gig Economic system.
Cohen and Kieffer are additionally identified for his or her work with BEAR NFT, a full service NFT company and Metaverse PR and occasion manufacturing firm, that they co-founded with Blake Berlinger and Joseph Schwartz. BEAR NFT spearheaded the primary ever multi-artist stay efficiency music and humanities competition in Decentraland, “TO THE MOON,” which drew over 700 attedees in early July 2021 and featured performances and curated NFTs by Ookay, Win and Woo, Autograf, SNBRN, Fred Thurst (as Dr. Fresch). Additionally they just lately organized the premiere Decentraland Halloween celebration and live performance, “NFTS ARE DEAD,” which drew over 1,000 attendees and featured a customized Hell-themed venue construct and horror maze designed along with The Final Slice. BEAR NFT additionally dealt with advertising and press promotion for Banquet Labs’ famous Apollo 11-themed digital activation in Decetraland, produced in partnership with the Aldrin Household Basis, which featured the launch of a brand new spaced themed-fashion model, together with digital wearables, by famous dressmaker Nick Graham.
Extra data on the Blockchain Buddies challenge will be discovered on their web site (https://blockchainbuddies.io/) or discord. group members also can comply with on social media on Twitter at @BCB_NFT for normal updates and bulletins.