I recall NFT.NYC 2021 where I met Lin Dai, CEO and Co-founder of OneOf, in person for the first time. His team’s vision of bringing Web3 Music NFTs to the mainstream deeply resonated with me as we partook in the panel “Music NFTs and Fan Engagement” together.
Not trying to be prophetic in hindsight, but this was probably when the seeds of partnership were planted as we wholeheartedly agreed onstage that “10,000 people buying NFTs at $10 is more valuable than 1 person buying one NFT for $100,000”.
Today, we’re excited to realize that vision and launch our first collaboration of Async Music Blueprints exclusively available at OneOf and minted on Tezos! This genesis collection is produced by The Cool Kids, Chicago & Detroit native musician duo whose hip hop style and trend-setting ways always pushed boundaries in their genre.
Their Blueprints collection, called “Pre-School” is released in conjunction with their live performance aptly named “Night School” held on September 24th in Chicago. There are 1000 Editions available, at $25-40 USD price point, and with a uniquely different visual and audio combination for each. In minting one, the collector is automatically entered in a free raffle to win more concert tickets, physical merch, and exclusive digital content from The Cool Kids which closes on October 13th at 11:59pm ET.
OneOf started as an eco-friendly music NFT platform that famously raised over $63M in funding and has featured numerous NFT drops from AAA artists such as Doja Cat, The Notorious B.I.G., G-Eazy, and TLC.
This is a huge moment for Async. It’s our first step out of the Ethereum ecosystem and into the new frontier that is alternative blockchains. In my open letter to the NFT community, I mentioned that Async will become an open platform as well as interoperable with all. We have done exactly that and will continue to work with other L2s and L1s to bring dynamic, generative art & music creation tooling for all.
For serious business inquiries about how Async can power production of your project or organization that is not currently on Ethereum, I’d recommend contacting us here.
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