NFT Sports

NFTs and Injuries, Lamelo Ball Wins Rookie of the Year

They say “Pikachu can’t tear his ACL.” It is what separates non-sports assets and sports assets. When investing in the sports NFT world, you are banking on a player’s health. 

You look at the last week in the NBA and the playoffs have been decimated by injuries to some of the league’s biggest stars. 

Predicting injuries is impossible. But factoring in this concept of, “what if this player tore their ACL? How would it impact their career?” can be incredibly important in deciding where you want to invest your money in the NFT landscape.

With the Kawhi Leonard news, it’s incredibly disappointing, but most likely, it won’t impact his career arc. Can this be said for some of the younger players who have yet to establish that tenure in the league. 

Even the rookie of the year, Lamelo Ball was dinged up for a small portion of the season. It almost cost him the rookie of the year. 

Speaking of Lamelo, the youngest Ball brother dropped an NFT collection a few weeks ago. And with him winning the prized accolade, it will be included in his NFT series.

Investing in players’ whose careers are already somewhat established can keep you safe from the always possible threat of injuries. 

And if you want to completely avoid the threat of injuries, you can always look to non-sports related NFTs. 

Whether it be a meme, digital art, and digital horses. 

There are risks in other NFTs. An artist can be canceled for things they say. Artist’s careers are not guaranteed either. Decentraland could become the preferred landscape of the metaverse over Sandbox. All of these could impact the value of a non-sports NFT.

I’m not saying that there is necessarily a better NFT group to be invested in. I just want people to understand the importance of weighing all of these different factors that go into it. 


Tom Sanders’ Shit House Photo Project is a Humorous Commentary on NFTs

With hundreds of NFT projects cropping up nearly every day, there has to be room for parody of the space. Sometimes it seems like pieces that you wouldn’t expect go on to fetch incredibly high prices on Open Sea or other marketplaces.

That’s why Tom Sanders, photographer, published author and college professor, decided to convert one of his old photo projects into a tongue-in-cheek photo NFT project utilizing an unorthodox model: dog poop. ONE37pm spoke to Tom about his project, and he told us the genesis of the project took cues from Marcel Duchamp’s piece, “Fountain,” a porcelain urinal widely cited as a one of the early pieces in the anti-rational, anti-art cultural movement of the early 20th century in NYC. As was the case with Duchamp’s piece, “Shit House” begs the question: “What is art?”

“Humor in art is so sacred, a lot of the time art is so serious. We don’t often get to laugh at art,” Tom told me. The first shot was taken as part of a project that Sanders completed at Cal Poly back in 2000, but the recent explosion of the NFT space encouraged him to take a few more shots and turn it into a collection. He apparently gave the original image to his dad as a joke, implying that this is what his art degree was contributing towards.

Shooting images of dog excrement is a bit different from other work, as you can imagine. “Some dog shit just doesn’t quite photograph that well, which is funny to think about,” Tom joked to me. He had to really wait and cross his fingers for his furry friend to drop the most photogenic turd to get the right shot. He apparently had to spend a pretty good chunk of time scouring his lawn for just the right model. Tom is also a bit prone to nausea, telling me that he spent a lot of time “dry heaving” while trying to take the appropriate shots. Now that’s commitment to your craft.

Even the prices Sanders selected for the piece have an element of humor to them. The cheapest photo on the Open Sea listing is listed for a whopping 150 ETH, or roughly $350,000 at the time of this writing. The whopping prices are intended as a bit of a commentary on the extreme financial landscape of both the NFT and crypto worlds right now. It’s a jab at the “to the moon!” sort of ethos that pervades through so much of crypto culture right now.

Tom’s intent is not to diminish the amazing work happening in the NFT world right now, but rather to humorously pose a question. Duchamp was asking, “What is art?”, whereas Tom brings the question to the 21st century: “What are NFTs?”


NFT Ghost Stories: Meet Anton Zueqsav and “The Lucky Phantom Bunch”

The past six weeks for Anton Zueqsav have been filled with discovery, fulfillment and the realization of serendipity. Over that time period, Zueqsav, a Guatemalan artist and architect by trade, has become the creator and owner of a sought-after NFT collection known as “The Lucky Phantom Bunch.” 

According to Anton, he’s never been able to showcase his full creativity until now. Tyler Schmitt, host of ONE37pm’s podcast Huh!? got to sit down with Zueqsav and dive into his story of creative evolution.

When asked how he transitioned from architecture to creating and selling digital art, Anton shared an important interaction he had with a friend.

“Before coming to Madrid, a friend of mine got me into cryptocurrency. I ended up investing a really small amount in Ethereum. Then I forgot about it. A few months later, I’m reading an article about NFT’s and I’m like, are people creating art and selling it with cryptocurrency? Why am I not getting into this? That’s when I connected the dots.”

Anton’s newfound knowledge allowed him to test the waters and create his first group of digital assets. While he fancied his work, he knew he could do better.

“My first project name was Meteorite, because I was planning on doing crystal, geometric pieces. They were cool, they were ok, but there wasn’t any emotion, it was just like seeing some pieces of metal.”

In need of a spark, Zueqsav came up with an idea that he would turn into a brand new collection.

“The Lucky Phantoms idea came from a small chat with a friend. He has this lucky object. The concept of that is something I really liked. So I said, we need something that evokes emotion, something people can connect with.”

When asked why he liked the idea of creating ghosts, Anton had a simple, yet serendipitous response. 

“Sometimes you just have that connection with something. “ 

So far, Zueqsav has created 28 assets that belong in “The Lucky Phantom Bunch.” Each asset has a set of characteristics attributed to it that makes it unique. 

When asked which one is his favorite, Anton didn’t hesitate.

The green and yellow phantom with lightning going through it. Those days that you feel like something good is going to happen, that’s what inspired that one. That’s what I wanted to demonstrate.” 

Now an established creator in the NFT world, Anton plans to take his work to the next level, while aiding other creators in the process.

“Before this past weekend [when his work really took off in the NFT community] I’ve always had this idea of creating a gallery, I call it the Artist Lounge. It’s to exhibit other artists’ work. I think that every day that passes, an artist is not getting the notice they deserve. That’s something that I struggled with at first, getting the work out there, so if I can help with that in any way, I want to.” 

NFT Sports

PFL and Fanaply Team Up on First MMA Organization NFTs

Numerous sports and other industries have gotten in on the NFT hype in the past few months, but today, the PFL became the first MMA organization to launch its own line of digital tokens. Hot off last night’s incredible fight between Claressa Shields and Brittney Elkin, the organization has launched a series of tokens which will each be available for 7 days following their corresponding events. The NFTs will consist of one-of-a-kind moments in two separate NFT products: first, “debut moments” which represent the first time a PFL fighter competed for the PFL (which launched today for Clarissa Shields), and second, “championship moments” which present the winner of each weight class in the 2021 PFL Season.

Each NFT is made up of 30 seconds of video, plus a signed pair of PFL MMA gloves with a personalized inscription.

The first PFL “debut moment” NFT is Claressa Shields’ MMA debut from last night’s fight. Shields’ appearance was arguably the most highly anticipated MMA debut in history and her NFT is available right now at Fanaply.

The second “debut moment” token will correspond with Rory MacDonald’s next fight, dropping three days prior to his next Regular Season fight on June 17. The Rory MacDonald NFT will feature his PFL debut fight on April 29, 2021, which was a first-round submission win.

The third and final “debut moment” NFT features PFL rising superstar Kayla Harrison. The Harrison NFT will showcase moments from her victorious PFL fight debut on June 21, 2018 and will drop three days prior to her June 25, 2021 matchup.
PFL x Fanaply

As a newer league in the space, PFL has already made it very clear that they are prioritizing innovation as a fighting organization. In the org’s press release, CEO Peter Murray said: “PFL is all about innovation for MMA‘s 550 million global fans, and today, we mark another first in the sport with our NFT launches,“ adding: “Claressa, Rory and Kayla have achieved tremendous success throughout their careers and three lucky collectors will now be able to make history of their own when the debut PFL NFTs drop this month.”

For more info on this drop, check out PFL on their social channels and view the NFTs themselves on Fanaply.

Gaming NFT

Grasshopper Farms is a Unique Enjin Game You Need to Know About

These days NFTs are popping into everyday conversation in the same way denim jackets invaded the 90s. However, few people are as aware of the applications of NFT migration into gaming. These gamers can take their assets across games and can even earn money by playing. The hybrid of gaming and NFTs has lead to a new entirely genre: 

NFT games.  

What makes a good NFT game? Is it the ability to earn, or is it the ability to showcase what this technology is capable of? I would argue something that combines both of these elements makes a fantastic game.

Meet Grasshopper Farms – a Telegram chat-based game that incorporates a deep level of control and customization. The website sums it up best:  

“Collect quirky, community-inspired Grasshoppers, engage them in missions, and battle to become the best Farmer in the land!”  

It is delightfully simple, but there is a ton to do. Designed as a way for players on mobile and PC to be able to play with and against each other, Grasshopper Farms lets players try all new mechanics and revised applications of what’s actually possible in a game. But at its  core, this is a relaxing game that allows players to send their hoppers on quests and return for a reward. A few simple clicks separate players from a world of engagement with world bosses, guilds (called swarms), and a myriad of other opportunities for players to gather rewards just for being engaged.

In comparison to other blockchain-based games, this one has a minimal time requirement. You send out your hoppers and check back after the quest has finished. This is a game built for players who are always on the go and can’t invest 80 hours into a regular console game.  

Grasshopper Farms opens up the doors for blockchain integration in a host of everyday applications, from Twitter to discord to even twitch! This bot and similar aspects can be integrated into several different systems using their bot API.  

While the game is easy to use and easier to pick up, it is overflowing with new and up to date content.  

A ton of content has been added to the game over the past few years. It is no surprise that, in terms of daily active users, only one other Enjin game can claim more, and these grasshoppers are only getting more useful over time. The game lets players grow their influence and their farm to get better resources and hoppers to band together to become one of  the best swarms in-game. It also boasts a ton of different gameplay mechanics and features, such as the aforementioned swarms, the hopper version of guilds. It has assets  and buildings that can be upgraded to improve your chances of finding rare loot and resources. The boss battles also allow players across the world to team up and take down challenging obstacles, demonstrating the might of NFTs and what it means for a game to be decentralized. 

The flexibility and ease has made this one of my favorite Enjin based games, and I am looking forward to what comes next. I’ve heard rumors of a narwhal hopper being seen in the game. 


The Euler Beats Team Is Bringing NFTs To Times Square

Treum is back with a big NFT project. The team behind Euler Beats has developed another multi-tier NFT drop with many interesting layers to parse through. 

They have partnered with international language artist Jonathan Rosen for his NFT debut with a project called The Biggest Drop In Times Square Since New Years

Classic to the Treum team, this drop is full of twists and turns—this time including chance-based mintings, democratized drawing mechanics, and an opportunity for a handful of collectors to have their names and faces (or perhaps their pseudonyms and avatars) showcased on the Nasdaq Digital Tower in Times Square. 

Here’s how it’s going down…

Beginning on June 8th, anyone can mint and collect a single-phrase” NFT by Jonathan Rosen for 0.1 ETH. The artist has created a list of 1000 possible endings for each of the following 4 anchor phrases: “I want”, “Big”, “Drop” and “Famous”. 

The collector gets to choose 1 of these 4 anchor phrase options. The ending of the phrase will be chosen at random out of the 1000 options at the time of minting. Once minted, the chosen phrase will be removed from the list of available possibilities. 

Below is an example of a potential phrase for each anchor phrase, as well as some of the possible endings…
Jonathan Rosen

As mentioned on the project’s NFT minting page, “Jonathan’s artwork is designed to explore the subconscious, so after receiving your NFT see what personal connections and meanings you can make to your new piece”.

Through Jonathan’s artwork, the project aims to experiment with what happens when “we’ve tokenized our innermost human desires.” 

As Treum’s Tyler Mulvihill puts it: “Because of the minting mechanism, you don’t know what you’re going to get, so we believe that a secondary market will emerge almost instantly. This market will aim to put a price on hopes and desires. For example, “I want fame” might sell for higher than “I want crypto.” 

One week after the chance-based minting opens, on Tuesday June 15, The Big Auction commences. Taking place on Opensea, the 24-hour event will auction off 5 one-of-one NFTs. 4 of the 5 super rare NFTs are “full reel” motion visuals showcasing all 1000 phrase possibilities.
Jonathan Rosen
Jonathan Rosen
Jonathan Rosen
Jonathan Rosen

The fifth and final auctioning NFT is where Nasdaq comes into the fold. In collaboration with Nasdaq’s Purpose Initiative, this NFT combines Rosen’s anchor phrase “I want” along with all 4000+ listing symbols on the NASDAQ exchange. All proceeds of this NFT’s sale will go to the Broadway Cares organization.

Last but not least, we arrive at the Times Square element of the drop—known as the “Fame Game”. The week following the auction, all five auction winners, as well as the collector with the most single-phrase mints, will get the opportunity to have their face, name and/or wallet address on Nasdaq’s 7-story tall Digital Tower in Times Square.
Jonathan Rosen

Clearly this release has a lot of layers to it. You can dig in deeper by jumping around the NFT project’s page on Jonathan’s website

The Treum team continues to explore new and creative avenues with their drops, stretching the ways in which NFTs and art can intersect. It’s exciting to see them partner up with more artists— this time with Jonathan Rosen—allowing these innovative tech stacks to support artists and their work.

We’ll definitely be keeping tabs on this drop. It all begins Tuesday June 8th at

NFT Sports

NFTs Are NOT Dead, According to Jack Settleman

I Promise… NFT’s Are Not Dead

I’m not sure people understand how early on we are in this NFT movement. 

The total Top Shot market cap is at 605 million dollars. 

At one point, it was over a billion dollars, so naturally, people are showing concern.

Did I mention that we are early?

Clearly, the public perception is that NFT’s are dead. But I am here to tell you they are not. We are seeing a pullback. We are seeing similar reactions to the era, where 99 percent of websites failed. But the one percent that survived (Amazon, Google) became monsters. 

Quick reminder, we are early. 

What is important is that NFT’s, celebrity cash grabs are gone… which we’ve been saying. But the tech of NFT’s is going to be the thing of the next decade. As of now, all people know are the youtube clips they are watching. But we are still so early, people don’t understand what this wave can be.

The general idea from Top Shot fans is that it re-engaged them with the NBA. Who captures your attention? That is what matters. The MLB does a terrible job with it. The UFC is making a Dapper Labs product… and is asking you to pay for the viewing experience and give them your time. With the NFL, they own Sunday and Monday… but even our generation watches RedZone. Once again, the tech and utility of NFT’s are an attention and engagement capture. 

Over the next decade, the competition will be over people’s time and attention. 

To finalize things, we are super early in this. It could be five years before we see the fruits of NFT technology.

NFT Sports

The Olympics Officially Enter the World of NFTs

Sports organizations and recognizable athletes have jumped into the NFT fray in recent months. The NBA has gone all-in with its Top Shot initiative, while notable NFL pros Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Rob Gronkowski have made efforts to represent the iconic football league in the NFT realm. Now one of the most respected sports organizations in the world is making a play at representing its legacy through minting digital sports collectibles on the blockchain.

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) has entered into a fruitful partnership with game developer nWay to put forward two intriguing efforts – an upcoming launch of Olympic-themed NFTs modeled after real-world Olympic pins and brand new gaming efforts. Once Thursday, June 17th rolls around, will begin to distribute and sell the following NFT Olympic Pins:

1. Athens 1896 – the first modern Olympic Games

2. Paris 1924 – the first city to host the Olympic Games twice

3. Chamonix 1924 – the first Olympic Winter Games

4. Lake Placid 1932 – the first Olympic Winter Games in America

5. Tokyo 1964 – the first Olympic Games in Asia

6. Munich 1972 – the first Olympic Games with an official mascot

If you’re looking to obtain one or even all of those officially licensed NFT Olympic Pins, you can do so through three different methods – by purchasing assorted packs via, by purchasing specific pins directly from other collectors through the nWayPlay Marketplace, and by earning them for free by playing a real-time Olympic-themed competitive video game connected to nWayPlay. It’s worth noting that the aforementioned game will be launched in the lead up to the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. And for those that don’t know what nWayPlay entails, it’s a platform for competitive multiplayer games with play-to-earn functionality that allows users to claim NFTs as prizes. Collectors and gamers can also buy, sell, and earn various NFTs with officially licensed IPs through the official website’s decentralized marketplace.

Both parties are certainly excited about this NFT and gaming collaboration. “Olympic pins started as a way to identify athletes, judges and officials, but over the past 125 years it has become an Olympic Games tradition, where everyone from athletes to event staff, journalists and spectators all take part to collect and trade pins in the Olympic Village and beyond,” said Timo Lumme, Managing Director of IOC Television and Marketing Services. “Today’s [June 3, 2021] announcement is a natural evolution of this tradition, in line with Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and the IOC’s digital strategy to embrace new digital technologies to promote the Olympic values and grow direct relations with our fans. They can now connect with the excitement of the Games in a whole new way and own a piece of Olympic history.”

“We are honoured to collaborate with the IOC to bring the NFT Olympic Pins Collection to the nWayPlay Marketplace for the first time,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO of nWay.  “We used our experience as game developers to incorporate high-quality 3D models with animation and visual effects to create truly premium NFTs.” Fingers crossed that we get an NFT modeled after a couple of the best Olympic mascots. It’d be pretty sweet if collectors could obtain Izzy (the official mascot for the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics), Quatchi & Miga (the official mascots for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics), and Powder, Copper, & Coal (the official mascots for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics).

Gaming NFT

How to Mint NFTs with Enjin’s Jumpnet

Walt Disney

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

What if I told you that game item design is no longer reserved to departments at major studios? Meet item minting via Enjin on Jumpnet, which launched yesterday for the general public.

This new NFT creation platform lets you design your own collectibles that can be implemented into the games you love, or just traded amongst your favorite community. 

Early adopters—like myself—were having a blast minting items and sending them out like there’s no tomorrow. And the general public can finally get in on the action! The Enjin team was polishing the finer points to release their new platform and finally released the functionality to the general public yesterday.

In order to properly introduce you to this new system, here is a step-by-step guide for how to mint items on Jumpnet. Items minted on Jumpnet can be sent to others that have an Enjin wallet without the gas fees that hound ETH users. 

This is what you’ll need to start – think of it like an ingredients list. 

JENJ. This is like an Enjin coin that’s on Jumpnet. It has a 1:1 conversion rate and its still used the same way Enjin is used. It infuses into Enjin items, giving them a backing AKA a base value. A big difference is items with JENJ don’t cost gas fees and can be sent between peers almost immediately. You’ll need a handful of these to create items. 

An Enjin Wallet. This is the place to trade for and store your NFTs & JENJ. You’ll need to link a wallet in order to proceed with the minting process. 

This tutorial is going to make the following assumptions about your readiness:

● The public access to both JENJ and Jumpnet minting is live 

● You have linked your wallet with a JENJ balance, as seen in image one below (red circle)

OKAY Let’s get minting! 

In this process, we will be reviewing how I made my Emerald Narwhals – this little guy:


1) Click create asset. Shown in Image 1 (red circle)


2) You’re now on the Create Blockchain Asset tab. 

I used shapes to briefly explain what to place in these boxes 

Star – Desired name of your asset

Diamond – Maximum supply, this becomes important because higher supply means less required backing value per asset. 

Triangle – This is the reserve value per asset. Meaning, if someone chose to destroy one of your items this would be how much liquid JENJ would get out. AKA if they melted an item. 

Octagon – This represents the return you would get if someone melted an item. You can only choose up to 50%. 


Rectangle – This is where you choose an asset type. You can do an NFT, which is a unique game item, or a fungible token (i.e a currency). SwoleCoin, that I used for transfer fees, is an FT. 

Supply model: I am not going too deep into this one because I think this is a great example of using the question marks. If you hover your cursor over the small question marks, they will go into more detail about options . 

Finally, in the circle is the transfer fee. As the item creator you can dictate that sender/sellers have to pay you a transfer fee whenever your item changes hands. I chose to use my own currency because I feel it’d be easier to attain than trying to use JENJ/ENJ, which is what’s normally used for transfers. I’ve actually removed the transfer fee for my Narwhals, but just wanted to showcase how you could do it.

When you have filled the field with your preferred options, double check to make sure that’s what you selected. Even I made a mistake on my first run through doing this. Then hit create asset in the bottom right hand corner. 

3) The system will send you back to the asset screen and it’ll send a request to your linked wallet to accept the item creation request. We refresh the screen and then – Bam, there it is! Somebody call Emeril. 

Go to your created asset and hit edit. Unlike the other information we have already done, this can be edited before, during, and after the items are already minted. 


You will have your name, the description (which you can come back and add later), and finally, you can add your asset image as it will be displayed in the wallet and on the web browser blockchain explorer Enjinx. You’ll save that and confirm the request in your Enjin wallet.


Last, but not least, hit mint to travel to the mint screen. 

Quick note – you can only mint 100 at a time, but you can mint them to any wallet. Lets say a community member won a contest, you can mint up to 100 items right to their wallet! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this crash course, and my NFTs are available for reference if needed.


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Graffiti Kings Announce First Ever 16 and Under NFT Show: Graff Punks

After the successful launch of the first Graffiti Queens art exhibition in April 2021 hosted by Graffiti Kings in Decentraland, Darren Cullen, CEO of Graffiti Kings, approached me again with another historic exhibition idea. He proposed we put on the first ever 16 and under only NFT show in the metaverse, titled Graff Punks.

The Graffiti Kings are avid sponsors of kids and teenage artists. They began in 1996 helping kids stay off the streets of London by getting them involved with graffiti art projects all over the UK. When they started organizing these projects, Darren saw himself reflected in many of the kids, having also grown up on the tough broken Britain streets of London as a youth, in and out of trouble with the law. Seeing the kids begin to open up and seeing their lives start to change for the better inspired him to keep the projects ongoing for them.

Next month, Darren starts an art program in his local youth prison. Darren’s work has given him nationwide attention, leading him to become the only UK government-backed graffiti artist and official street artist for the 2012 London Olympics. Graffiti Kings work all over the world for nearly every company we know about. It really is a rags to riches real life story for another time. In fact, take a look at his website and see the great work he produces.

Their enthusiasm for educating kids in art has now spilled over into NFTs as they see this space as the future for artists of all ages. The Graff Punks art exhibition will not be a one off, but an ongoing program for minors to help educate them about NFTs and this new digital world we are all entering, from onboarding to minting and teaching them all things metaverse so they can keep doing what they love to do: creating.

Graffiti Kings

To make this exhibition extra special, we have teamed up with with some amazing individuals already championing the Metaverse world.

R2 Collectables have gladly stepped forward to sponsor the Graff Punks project. I was able chat with Roberto Nichela about why this is a special project for them and why they were eager to be apart of it:

“The story of the origins of the Graffiti Kings gives us a lot of inspiration and a good idea of how art can mean something to society. When we heard from Darren that he was starting up the Graff Punks Project, this was our moment of YES, we want to be able to do something for that. We understand that the supervisors (artists) who led are all doing this on a voluntary basis. My wife also works with vulnerable youth in the Netherlands, she knows that projects on a voluntary basis are a major undertaking and require a lot of energy. That is why we have decided to sponsor this fantastic project.”

The Uplift World team is also enthusiastic about being able to build a space for the youths to showcase their arts as this project goes hand in hand with why the Uplift World was created.

In addition to Uplift World and R2, EOS Amsterdam also recently joined the project as a sponsor. You can check out their recent piece about dropping NFTs on Wax if you’re looking to submit something to the Graff Punks exhibiton.

Be part of something bigger:

“The Uplift” is based on the Uplift.Art principle to create a winning scenario for everyone. In this case: every visitor, player, builder, creator or trader of NFTs. Everything is interconnected. Founded on positivity and collaboration, every participant can uplift others in a win-win upward spiral. We want everyone to win in terms of fun, creativity, meaningful connections and experiences, but also in “material” crypto or NFT rewards for being awesome and contributing to the whole. As an example, Uplift.Art gives a big chunk of its revenue to creators, users and, most importantly, up to 50% to selected charitable projects that need funding to make the world a better place.

The date of the first official Graff Punks Exhibition is August 28th. It is open to all artists 16 and under minting on the Wax Blockchain. You can enter via this form.