State of the Sndbox is a weekly newsletter that provides the latest in Sndbox activities, projects, and provides the best resources in creative empowerment for the Steemit community. To get up-to-date on all of our development throughout the week, be sure to follow us @sndbox.
Image by contest winner @gabynnette
This Week in the Sndbox
Welcome to the 53rd State of the Sndbox newsletter!
This past week, we gave you more about the happenings at The Crypto Renaissance Exhibition including our @steempress workshop, open source icons, and Bushwick Daily's full page feature about our ongoing exhibit. We had our 12th State of the Sndbox thumbnail art winners and the latest in NFTY News. We also talked about the issues on why cryptocurrency shouldn't be called a currency in itself, and covered the exciting Axie Beta launch.
The 12th State of the Sndbox Thumbnail Competition Winner
It's that time of the month where we handpick a special artist that captures the @sndbox theme perfectly with a catchy thumbnail. For well deserved creative exposure, this thumbnail will be the centerpiece of our weekly State of the Sndbox post that summarizes what's up and about for Sndbox.
All Steemians were invited to submit a thumbnail / landing image that is exemplary of the State of the Sndbox and will be highlighted each week in August’s State of the Sndbox posts. @gabynnette bags a 100% upvote with a flair of typographic design and a fresh take on the Sndbox palette and energy. @katalinaooma gives us a magazine style entry in second place. We also loved the entries by @dunsky, @ggcarlosr, and @teneresa which are in 3rd to 5th place respectively in this round.
To see the individual entries from the winners, click here.
Skepticism about cryptocurrency is pretty much worn out news. Setting aside the fact that its volatility is causing trust issues about its practicality, the main problem we see with cryptocurrency is that it isn't "currency" in the same wayt we see euros, dollars, or yen. Tokens, or digital currencies, capture much more than what value we see in our pockets as cash or fiat currency. They are designed to be much more than a singular monetary amount and instead, represent a "proof of stake" or "proof of work" in a digital currency's correlating applications and communally integrated technologies.
Cryptocurrency is an innovative way for self-investment and in return, one gets rewarded by self-establishment in unique global economies. Read more to know how to treat cryptocurrency as this disruptive new technology that is transforming the world. Visit the article here.
The Crypto Renaissance Exhibition - Steem Publication Workshop
The Crypto Renaissance Exhibition is a free public exhibition at the 1st Floor Gallery of 100 Bogart Street in Brooklyn where New Yorkers and others can learn about the Steem blockchain, the world of crypto, and immediately begin converging their creative work with the Steem ecosystem. The exhibit welcomes visitors from Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00PM - 6:00PM until Aug 15.
This Saturday, August 4, we will hold a talk about Steempress as we showcase our Steem-Powered publication, @creativecrypto. Join us for this workshop to learn how to connect a frontend on WordPress to the Steem blockchain. The workshop will be held at The Crypto Renaissance Exhibition space in Brooklyn, NY, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
RSVP here to be included in our head count of guests!
Watch out for more events and workshops at 100 Bogart 1st Floor Gallery for the whole run of The Crypto Renaissance Exhibit until August 15. Read more about our upcoming event here.
Open Source Posters and Icons
Additionally, check out our gallery visitors' selfies at the exhibit hall as they leverage Steepshot and the @exhibition account as an online "guestbook" for you to have a view from their perspective of the event happenings that in return, helps fund the exhibit costs.
The open source icons utilized for the DApp Tower and posters are free for download in this post.
The Crypto Renaissance Exhibition feature on Bushwick Daily
Bushwick, Brooklyn, or more specifically, 100 Bogart is the unofficial "Heart of Cryptolandia" as more blockchain companies converge in this hotspot of decentralization and development in the cryptosphere.
The 100 Bogart team puts a spotlight on the Sndbox incubator in their official blog as one of their enduring members, featuring The Crypto Renaissance exhibit. They share our successful turnout at opening day with hundreds of visitors learning about the Steem blockchain and its applications.
Click here to visit the article on the and to see more photos of the opening day.
Latest in the NFTY NEWS
NFTY NEWS is a weekly newsletter on the latest developments of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the blockchain space created by Brian Flynn and adapted from his Medium page.
Read on for some highlights from the Hong Kong NIFTY conference with over 800 participants this past July 24-26. The article also covers the NIFTY Hackathon winners including CryptoDecks and Flower Tokens.
Click here to see the live Twitter posts about the event and to read more about these non-fungible token news items.
A warm thanks to @sndbox's SoTS guest author; @luvabi. Abi is a member of Sndbox's first Cohort. [Guest Authors receive at least 20% of the payout rewards, and an opportunity to showcase projects developing within the incubator / broader Steemit community.]
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