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How are NFT artists making thousands of artworks?!

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Code-based digital art creation explained

NFT series have been wildly successful for their unique ability to feature collections that are created through image composition algorithms.

Unlike conventional art, where a piece is created as one image, the merging of coding and illustration allows for the combining of multiple pre-made characteristics to create unique digital art pieces.

Each trait is assigned a numerical value on a scale of rarity, therefore creating a ranked system of the entire collection from least to most rare (valuable).

Each trait is represented by 1 layer, compiled on top of each other to make the finished image, as is done in programs such as Adobe Photoshop.

This is how Artists are able to make collections featuring thousands of works, something previously only possible through decades of work.

Blockchain technology has birthed a beautiful system of cooperation between Artists and coders, each contributing unique skills

This method of generation can be likened to creating a character in a video game, you personalise it by choosing from a gallery of traits that all fit seamlessly onto the ‘base layer’; different eyes, noses, mouths, headwear, outfits, accessories etc all combine to make something truly unique.

Randomising libraries of character traits means that the possible combinations can number in the millions.

When you see the words ‘NFT collection’, the image of 8bit pixel art may come to mind. Though this art style seems to be the most viral sweeping through the Blockchain art-sphere (mainly in part due to the first hugely successful implementation of this tech in ‘CryptoPunks’), it isn’t because of limitations on image generation technology.

Fully-rendered detailed artwork is fast taking over the NFT space, backlash against the monetary value vs effort/intricacy of the artworks has bred a new and higher quality wave of collections.

Take Jailbirds as an example

This series caught our eye for it’s creative and grungy crime based concept that not only includes unique characters but also unique (felony) histories to go with them.

We couldn’t help but view this series as less of an art collection and more of an alternate-reality winged criminal database.

With the inclusion of crypto and defi (decentralised finance) related crimes and punishments alongside detailed illustration and an imaginative backstory, as well as an impressive library of over 300 traits, this collection ticks all the boxes of a thoughtfully designed NFT concept.

‘BItconnect’ refers to a large Ponzi Scheme that Lost investors $2Bn after the coin’s price dropped from almost $500 to less than $1

The inclusion of each character’s criminal charge does more than add interesting detail to the piece, it places them in a ranked database within the Jailbird meta verse.

NFT creators are branching out into interactive value-creating projects beyond the art collections themselves; featuring virtual spaces (similar to Hambo Hotel), games with in-game currency and earning potential as well as comics, miniseries and physical goods.

We have a feeling we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to NFT implementation, watch this space!

Check out Jailbirds & the latest trending NFT projects to collect and invest in here

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The 15-Year Old Influencer With a Million Dollar Dream

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Did you know that, according to CNN, TikTok just surpassed YouTube in viewing time per user this month? Needless to say, for an app as new as TikTok, that’s quite impressive. And only a few people have made the wise decision to take advantage of the power of TikTok. 

15-year old boy, based out of Hønefoss, Norway, Sahil Jaskani proved to the world that success doesn’t have an age-limit. Jaskani began his social media career in 2018, and continues to crush the industry today. With the skillset and a resume as impressive as Sahil’s, one can only dream about how determined he has been throughout his journey. Regardless of his age and the doubts of those around him, Sahil has constantly made the bold decision to choose his own fate. All while balancing the life of an average 15-year old school boy.

Sahil Shafiq Jaskani is well-established on Snapchat as a meme page owner/influencer, where he began his career. He now wants to diversify and be apart of TikTok’s come-up. Sahil’s personal TikTok, @Jaskani has been verified as of recently, to clarify his authenticity. It isn’t uncommon for public figures, such as Sahil, to be impersonated. As Sahil continues to multiply his net worth, he also works to improve his skillset in the real world. @Jaskani on TikTok is where users can see and get to know the real Sahil Shafiq Jaskani.

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Introducing Hawaiian Poké Bowl, the family restaurant with a unique blend of Asian food

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Hawaiian Poké Bowl

Famous restaurant Hawaiian Poké Bowl is the go-to place for Hawaiian cuisine in Belgium. Hawaiian Poké Bowl is the new fast-food concept in the field of ‘healthy food’. Made with fresh ingredients, bursting with flavor with homemade dressings and all kinds of toppings, this is the real taste of a vacation in a Hawaiian Poké Bowl. The restaurant was launched back in 2018 by Ash Shah when he first heard of the poké bowl, nutritious Hawaiian cuisine, and the culinary hype at the time. He immediately wanted to get started and sees the poké bowl as the perfect snack: healthy, easy to prepare, and just as easy to eat, even while walking.

The restaurant is famous for cuisines like salmon style, sweet chicken, classic tuna, mighty steak, let’s tofu, and spicy chicken. It also gives the customer the option to make their customized Hawaiian Poké Bowls with different base options like rice, nachos, quinoa, and many more and with the option to choose up to five different mixes in which includes mango, beetroot, baby spinach, and others along with their preferred protein, dressing, and toppings. There are over a billion different combos possible with their own Hawaiian Poké Hawaiian Poké Bowl. It is a place where you can be creative and eat whatever you want, 100% guilt-free. The restaurant itself holds a great ambiance which makes people visit their restaurants again and again. ‘People don’t come to us because it’s healthy, but because they enjoy it,’ says Hermans.

The Hawaiian Poké Bowl even provides the service of takeaways at an affordable price. With extended periods of time at home during the pandemic, people have broadened their knowledge of new food recipes to make at home but no matter how many exotic dishes we make, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a high-end feast that we haven’t made ourselves, right? The Hawaiian Poké Bowl which provides takeaway services during the corona crisis made them one of the successful businesses. Currently, the restaurant looks forward to opening around 35 restaurants and 20 restaurants in Belgium and Netherlands respectively in the next three years. The restaurant even entered into a partnership with Green Park Investment Partners for the expansion of the restaurants in the Netherlands, where the first branch will open soon.

If you want to know more about the Hawaiian Poké Bowl, then check out their social media handle and website (Link down below)
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/hawaiianbowl/
Website- https://hawaiianpokebowl.be

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Armenian-American composer and pianist, Armen Ghazarian, releases his first original compositions: Untold Destiny, Op. 1 and Prelude No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 2.

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Ghazarian embarked on his compositional career in 2021 with these two short piano pieces, which were released to all streaming platforms on 8/25/2021.
Prelude No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 2 opens with an elegant, somber, and story-like melody which quickly escalates into an emotional diatribe. The original melody was written by Ghazarian when he was in high school. It was written for a homework assignment – an artistic response to Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach. This piece is inspired by Parzival’s punishment, when he is cursed for his ignorance and believes that God has turned against him. The piece ends with a rageful climax, leaving the listener with Parzival’s unresolved anguish, setting the stage for the next piece in this release.
Untold Destiny, Op. 1 begins with a charming yet melancholic intro which quickly takes a mysterious turn into the unknown. The piece slowly builds up and develops into a triumphant march, bringing optimism and resolution. The album artwork for this release, created by graphic artist Levon Parsegov (@levonpa on Instagram) depicts a shaggy, old, and blind anonymous man (resembling the famous Armenian composer, Arno Babajanyan) who has his back turned to the darkness. When asked to explain the meaning of this piece, Ghazarian said “It’s about the centuries old struggle and of the Armenian people… the darkness of the past has left its mark, but the future is still untold.” The man on the cover is facing a lighter, neutral color, which represents the untold future (destiny).

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