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Jason Bales
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Jason is an NFT lead at Lucky Trader. He has been involved in the NFT space since CryptoKitties in late 2017, and, like most, he lost a lot of money on Top Shot in early 2021. But nevertheless, he persists (with his Series 1 Legendary From The Top LeBron James Block).

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Nat Geo to Launch Genesis NFT Collection
Jason Bales

National Geographic is primed to launch its first-ever NFT collection, GM: Daybreak Around the World -- featuring 16 unique photographers from different countries, on Polygon.

Why It Matters: Polygon continues to score major brands on its network, and National Geographic has a real NFT use case for earning additional income and prestige for its photographers. 

Need to Know:

  • Primary sale beings on Jan. 17
  • Secondary sale opens on sellout or 48 hours after primary sale begins
  • NFT reveal 5 hours after collection sellout or 48 hours after minting begins
  • KYC is required
  • Each of the 16 images will only be available in 118 editions (1,888 total count)

Who's Involved:

  • Kris Graves (New York, California)
  • Reuben Wu (United Kingdom)
  • Julia Koteliansky and Alexander Kerr (New York)
  • Cath Simard (Canada)
  • Delphine Diallo (New York, France)
  • Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier (Mexico)
  • Yagazie Emezi (Nigeria)
  • Jimmy Chen (Wyoming)
  • Michael Yamashita (New York, Japan)
  • Ben Strauss (Colorado)
  • John Knopf (California)
  • Mia Forrest (Australia)
  • Tara Workman (Barbados, Pacific North West)
  • Aaron Huey (Wyoming, Colorado)
  • Renan Ozturk (Turkey, Colorado)
  • Justin Aversano (Los Angeles)

The Big Picture: Global brands are entering the web3 and NFT spaces at a rapid rate. National Geographic now joins the long list, including Coca-Cola, Norwegian Cruise Line, Budweiser, Adidas, Clinique, Liquid Death, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, McDonald's, and more.

Nat Geo to Launch Genesis NFT Collection
Capsule House Changes Game Plan for 2023
Jason Bales

Capsule House is reforming its parent company Yokai House Inc. into an LLC with equity redistribution for holders as it seeks to combat the macroeconomic environment, according to a recent Twitter thread from the team.

Why It Matters: Traditional NFT projects are now burdened with declining revenue sources. Royalties are running dry. Investment in the web3 space is slowing. Capsule House is changing the way its business operates in an effort to overcome these challenges.

What It Means: The founders are not stepping down. All founders remain onboard. This is simply a refresh of the team's "mindset and pacing."

Instead of pursuing a feature-length anime film, merchandise, mangas, and additional storytelling content, Capsule House is now focused on producing art more sustainably, including the community in its sustainability efforts, and following through on its promises to holders.

In Q1 of 2023, Capsule House will roll out:

  • A special 3D pixel world
  • the Capsule Codex website
  • the remaining Bouquets for each species on Secret Garden
  • And, an anime trailer

The Big Picture: Capsule House recognizes it can no longer succeed by following "the traditional NFT project playbook." Rather, it will innovate and scale back its ambitions to create a more realistic and fruitful 2023 for holders.

Capsule House Changes Game Plan for 2023

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