Renowned heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold have been using NFTs to give their fans exclusive perks since 2021. Now they’re on a new blockchain adventure with Ticketmaster to add to the fan experience. We met with lead singer M. Shadows to see how the band are leveraging the power of NFTs, the challenges of working with an industry giant, and why NFTs won’t benefit artists as much as fans.
Exploring environmental issues through decentralised storytelling, Chris Wallace has brought a fresh take to web3 with his Woodies community. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about why decentralised IP is going to transform entertainment and why crypto art is a grail worth protecting. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Hospitality loyalty programmes are often hindered by friction and fragmentation. DayAway aims to fix this by giving their holders access to a plethora of luxury hotels and experiences through a single membership. And with innovative email-based token-gating, members won't even need a crypto wallet to use it.
Josh Ong has played a key role in helping the Bored Ape Yacht Club become a cultural icon worn by the likes of Eminem. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about the early days of BAYC, when to leverage decentralisation to let a permissionless brand thrive, and how to manage the delicate balance between exclusivity and openness. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
akaStevey straddles the line between art enthusiast and trading degen unlike anyone else. Having come to web3 via the GameStop saga, she now plays a key role at PROOF, web3's leading art community. She tells Signal how she got here and what's to come for PROOF in 2023. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
Sian Morson has spent her career championing community and diversity. But she’s also a technologist who knows how to leverage tech to have a cultural impact. She sat down with Leo Nasskau to discuss making tech accessible, authentic communities, and The Blk Chain. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
For centuries, communities around the world have told legends about their cultures. Many are forgotten to the sands of time, and lost. Ethnology is building a community to immortalising the totems of cultural groups. Micah Ray explores their new series and speaks to founders Pablo Garcia and Matt Ashcroft about the arduous process of hand-drawing a 10k PFP collection.