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Flowty Newsletter: Edition 3
News and Updates for NFL All Day, Own The Moment, Formula E: High Voltage, Flovatar, and more..
Welcome to the third edition of the Flowty Newsletter! Thanks so much for signing up to our email list, and we're proud to bring you Edition 3 in a variety of formats. This post gives you a glimpse of everything the newsletter contains, but be sure to check it out IN FULL:
In this issue, we're excited to bring you information on:
NFL All Day’s Dynamic Player Moments
Flowty Week at Flipside Crypto
Flovatar’s “A Dust Odyssey”
Driverz’ $VROOM Token
Mickey Mouse and Co. on Cryptoys
...and plenty more. Thanks, as always, for being a Flowty user and newsletter subscriber! Your support and feedback helps us constantly improve and work towards a better user experience!
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We’ve been building - Flowty led the development of Account Linking, which went live on mainnet on August 9th.
Flovatar hit several significant milestones in August, including surpassing $500K in $FLOW sales and $600K in $DUST burned.
Sportvatar, powered by Flovatar, set their public pack sale date for September 12.
With the NFL season upon us, NFL All Day announced a new way to collect: Dynamic Moments.
Flovatar’s visual podcast, A Dust Odyssey, returned with their 11th episode titled “Da Vinci Coder.”
Cryptoys announced the arrival of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Pluto to the Cryptoyverse. More details to follow with a drop anticipated in September.
Formula E: High Voltage, an officially licensed Formula E simulator game from Animoca Brands is coming to the Flow Blockchain.
FlowDiverIO, a blockchain explorer, launched as a new way to dive into the Flow Blockchain, with datasets spanning back to October 2020.
Metaverse Football (MFL) had several development updates, including trait impact changes and boosts for Defense, Physical, Pace, and more.
Evaluate.xyz held a six-hour trade-a-thon with several creator-led panels and in-demand prizes such as NBA Top Shot, NFL All Day, and MFL packs.
Keegan Murray’s Rookie Revelation moment narrowly beat out Steph Curry’s Top Shot 50 in a bracket poll held by Collecting & Connecting for best Series 4 Legendary moment.
After months of work, ThePlayerLounge upgraded their platform to include exclusive content, leaderboards, community forums, and more.
Driverz launched a testing phase for their $VROOM token. Driverz holders can begin staking automatically once their account is set up and their wallet is initialized.
We have been hard at work on preparing for the launch of a significant new feature, Account Linking. The new feature is launching VERY soon. As such, we haven’t held office hours in some time.
We’ll be resuming Office Hours shortly, especially for Q&As on Account Linkings. Feel free to check out past episodes in the meantime!
Get ready for some exciting changes coming to Flowty soon. Based on user feedback, we have revamped several of the key pages on Flowty to improve our user experience. Those changes will be implemented over the next few weeks. Here is a sneak peak of our new Asset Details page:
New Home for Product Docs: Check the “Product Docs” tab on the Flowty Substack for all site information and tutorials on our offerings.
Intuitive Search: We’ve made our search bar more intuitive, picking up on possible desired collections after a single keystroke.
The Keepr Collection: One of the newest collections on Flow Blockchain celebrating the National Women’s Soccer League is now on Flowty.
For more information on recent updates, check out the full newsletter.
Congrats to the buyers of our Top 5 September sales!
The reaction to NFL All Day’s release of Dynamic Player Moments have certainly made their way to the sales charts, with several of the new moments hitting our Top Sales list thus far for the month of September. Head to “The Blurbs” for more info on NFL AD’s release of these new kind of moments, and look for more of them to reach our Top Sales as the moments evolve!
Around the Blockchain
Headlines in the Flow Ecosystem
Each week, we bring you a curated selection of recent developments and noteworthy events surrounding the Flow blockchain and its ecosystem. From NFT drops to events, blockchain news, feature updates, project launches, and more. Don’t miss a beat and just go with the Flow.
The Flow to the Future Hackathon winners were announced in a special awards ceremony, with Artwalk, Wondermon, SWIRL, Flowcosmos, Flownet AI, and ZUNI taking the top prize in their respective tracks. There were more than 7,000 registrants for this Hackathon.
Roham dropped into Twitter / X with some big time NBA Top Shot teasers, showcasing the newest “Instant Buy” feature on the platform and teasing a pack marketplace.
The power of Cadence, Flow Blockchain’s language, was on full display at the release of NFL All Day Dynamic moments. Jacob Tucker, Founder of Emerald DAO, dove into how Cadence made these moments possible in his latest brilliant thread.
It’s Flowty Week at Flipside Crypto! Stay tuned across social media and watch as some of the best analysts in the space get creative with their own Flowty dashboards, with a prize pool of $1,000 total to the top three analysts.
We’re keeping a close eye on these updates, projects, and news items.
Packed Summer of Releases for NFL All Day
NFL All Day has really driven up the score with some of their releases and announcements this summer, none more notable than the Series 3 Dynamic Player Moments: moments that, per NFL All Day, “evolve based on player and team performance.” The collectibles will feature new highlights for each dynamic player moment as the season goes on, a feature made possible by Cadence on Flow Blockchain.
Users were able to purchase packs that contained either Rare or Legendary Dynamic Moments from September 5 - September 7, just in time for Week 1 Thursday Night Football kickoff. These moments earn “Evolution Points” (varying for Rare and Legendary) that recognize team wins as well as various player performance thresholds (i.e. 75 rushing or receiving yards, 250 passing yards, interception, etc).
Thus far, the response to this release has been electric, with the initial social media release garnering 133K+ views. We’ll be following up with this next edition once we see these moments evolve.
Flovatar Hits Major Milestones
A big congrats to our friends at Flovatar. Not only did they resume their visual podcast, A Dust Odyssey, but they hit some epic milestones in sales volume and $DUST burning, thanks in part to their Psychee Likee release.
Flovatar surpassed $500K in $FLOW sales, and 600K in $DUST burned. As a reminder, Flovatar owners can claim $DUST on a daily basis; the amount of $DUST claimed varies on number of Flovatars held, and level of Rarity.
Start Your Engines, Formula E is Coming to Flow
Animoca Brands, a powerhouse in the world of gaming and digital property rights, is bringing Formula E to the Flow Blockchain with their game, Formula E: High Voltage (FEHV). Flow Blockchain and FEHV held a joint Twitter spaces Thursday, September 7th to cover various topics including operations, what users can expect, origins of the game, future goals, and more. A throwback to racing arcade games, FEHV looks to be something that even the most casual of racing fans will want to be a part of.
Own The Moment is Ready to Rumble
Not to be outdone by NFL All Day’s summer work in preparation for the 2023 NFL season, Own The Moment released not one, not two, but three major updates to their platform:
Best Ball Blitz–as referenced in Edition 1 of the Flowty Newsletter
The highly anticipated return of The Owner’s Club, now an off-chain game (2021’s TOC was on Polygon). Included in The Owner’s Club release was an initiative for holders of original TOC cards. Users could trade in five of these OG cards for a Buy 1 Get 1 Free special on new TOC packs. As of September 1st, over 3,000 packs of TOC had been purchased, with $14,000 in prizes up for grabs in Week 1.
For those uninitiated, Own The Moment now operates using their platform’s native GOLD token, which can be used to purchase packs and enter contests.
Elsewhere on OTM, users can use their NFL All Day moments to compete in Rumble Legends, with each week’s top-50 finishers receiving a Golden Ticket. Along with this Golden Ticket comes a prize of 100 GOLD and immediate entry into the Rumble Legends finals, a three-week tournament held in Weeks 15, 16, and 17 of the NFL season.
Finally, OTM sweetened the pot even more, announcing a trip to Las Vegas during the NFL season for three winners: 1) TOC Final Winner, 2) TOC Champions Final Winner, and 3) Rumble Legends Final Winner.
Oh Boy! I’m Going to be on Flow!
Flow Blockchain really does attract the biggest brands. Cryptoys recently announced that Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Pluto will be the latest additions to the Cryptoyverse. Fresh off a wildly successful Star Wars Cryptoys campaign, getting the IP rights to arguably the most famous cartoon character in history cannot be understated. More details are sure to come, with a drop date sometime in September. Additionally, Cryptoys is holding a 20-Toy Pack and 5-Toy Pack prizes in their sweepstakes.
$VROOM Token is Live for Driverz Holders
Driverz, which has been gaining some steam and publicity with professional racers, launched their $VROOM token. Holders of Driverz can go to their garage and begin staking, with rewards still to be determined. Driverz also held a major giveaway to wrap up August, with prizes of a Ledger Nano X, three Car Club Tires, and five Driverz Genesis. August was also a big month for Driverz Racing League.
This Week’s Features
Leaving Homer’s Odyssey in the Dust
Ben Kukainis, Flowty.io
An analysis of Flovatar’s visual podcast, a Dust Odyssey
You’re greeted by a prologue fit for George Lucas: “In a faraway slice of the Megaverse, the inhabitants of Flova are preparing for a mission to a mysterious primitive planet. What they find there will change the course of their history forever…”
All that’s missing from this group of cadets, scientists, droid, and participants is Han and Chewie; however, it doesn’t take long to see the Flova as the new 21st century intergalactic heroes. While the bull market has stalled countless projects, Flovatar pushes on with an amount of creativity that could power any ship through the Kessel Run. Introducing… A Dust Odyssey, the Flovatar origin story.
Using various characters from their collection on the Flow Blockchain, Flovatar has illuminated their world in almost a canonical way, creating a story that gives a unique perspective on the NFT collection and a lively point of reference for those exploring for the first time through their visual podcast.
In the age of digital communication, where media and content are always evolving, the “visual podcast” has emerged as a growing and popular format. At its core, a visual podcast seamlessly merges immersive storytelling techniques of traditional comic books with the auditory convenience of modern-day podcasting. It can be best described as an enriched multimedia experience: just as readers flip through the pages of a comic book, taking in dialogues, character expressions, and background details, listeners of a visual podcast are treated to a unique blend of visuals and audio.
For Flovatar, expanding beyond the simple Flovatar characters by adding a background universe and an auditory track, users can better connect with the protagonist Pol and the rag-tag team of Flova trying to show the universe the power of Dust, which just so happens to be Flovatar’s on-chain token just released to the Blockchain. While the audio track relays stories, conversations, and descriptions, synchronized graphics and illustrations are presented complementary. The auditory content dictates the pace, and the visual component complements, much like the relationship between text and illustrations in a comic book.
As an aside, I have yet to see another project in Web3 integrate their tradeable token in a creative way such as this. The idea of “bringing the power of Dust to the universe” is reflective of bringing the power of $DUST to loyal Flovatar holders. A clever wrinkle that should not be overlooked.
Flovatar’s Dust Odyssey series, currently spanning 11 episodes, takes several noticeable motifs from the sci-fi and fantasy Zeitgeist. The storytelling aura of Star Wars, the episodic exploration of Star Trek, the humorous dysfunction of Galaxy Quest, and more. Juxtapose that with colorful animation, lovable Flovatar characters, and a dose of humor, and what you get is something so unique not just to Flow projects, but most Web3 projects across all chains.
This blend of comic book style and podcasting truly offers an enriched storytelling. Not all of Flovatar’s episodes come with still frames throughout–some opt for simply displaying which characters are talking–so the user can still listen in traditional podcast form without losing story cues. But for those who yearn for the nostalgia of printed comics or graphic novels, this visual podcast bridges the gap between the material past and the digital future. Even Homer would be proud.
A Pulse on the Top Shot Community
“Since the inception of the NBA Top Shot Captains Program, of what are you most proud when it comes to your community and collector base?”
We are most proud of finding different ways to support and celebrate Cavaliers fandom. We’ve sent over 200 Cavs fans to games (including over 40 fans to road games), held off-season meetups with raffles for autographed Cavs collectibles, and organized Flash Challenges and various other Top Shot moment giveaways. We’re extremely proud to be able to engage Cavs fans around the world! Our most recent update was airdropping custom Packalier avatars to holders.
We are most proud of the season tickets (including playoffs!) that we’ve been able to provide for the Grizzlies fans on Top Shot. The Grizzlies have become an incredibly popular ticket with their young core and had zero lower level tickets for sale when we initially inquired. Fortunately, floor seats on the baseline came available and we jumped at the opportunity. The community response was so positive—collectors from 10 states came in for GrzGng seats—we saved a large chunk of the budget to double down for the ‘23-24 season and will be sending out 81 pairs of premium tickets to Grizz fans this year!
The relationships we’ve built with the community as a result of the experiences we’ve provided. A few of our favorite things to reflect on from last season include our MSGLE holiday party, where we engaged our collectors daily and donated two tickets to the Garden of Dreams Foundation. MSGLE members got to step on the floor this season and sit courtside for pregame warmups vs the Nets. In addition, it was really special for us to see one of our community members bring his son to his first game because of his Knicks Top Shot collection.
While representing all 12 teams of the WNBA has been challenging, we have been able to bring true and new fans together across the world to help grow the game. We have had people attend their first games, and bring their kids who are now just as excited and invested in the players. It has brought out a strong passion for this league and the future of W TopShot; we cannot wait to see where it all leads.
A Final Word
We’d like to take this time to give a huge shoutout to all the Flowty and Flow developers who worked to bring Account Linking/Hybrid Custody to life on Flow. From ideation to execution, Account Linking was a gargantuan undertaking, but we feel strongly that users will immediately see the benefits and that the feature will attract more users to Flow.
Similar to our Metadata Standards special edition, we’ll be putting out a separate Hybrid Custody Special Edition, diving into what Account Linking exactly is, how it works, and the benefits.
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