Gnarly News #14
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News and Updates
That’s Gnarly is LIVE!
The thatsgnar.ly platform MVP is live and the first curated mint has just gone live! Vlad’s ‘Ode to Mark Gonzalez’ has been voted as the first open edition to be minted on the platform. Check out the video here and mint an edition for only 0.0069 ETH! While it’s still quite early for the platform, this is only just the beginning of the Gnars media revolution!
First Gnars Droposal!
Between now and the time that the next edition of Gnarly News comes out, minting for the first Gnars ‘droposal’ will go live! Inspired by Nouns Proposal 190, this will be the first NFT open edition launched by Gnars DAO via proposal. In addition to That’s Gnarly, this is a fantastic method the DAO is exploring for proliferating content and creating additional revenue for the DAO. When the mint is live, this link will redirect you to it. We’ll also be sure to tweet it out, so keep your eyes on the Gnars DAO twitter!
We have lots of exciting proposal ideas constantly in the works. Please take a look and give feedback in the discord forum!
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Sponsor Nico Karolla
Nico is a certified jet ski rescue operator with over 10 years of experience in nautical activities. He has been invited to be part of Carlos Burle’s rescue team and will be leading a class for advanced piloting of big waves and towing big wave surfers. He has participated in big wave championships pulling riders, worked with Red Bull and the World Surf League, and more. When not working with big waves, he is a teacher in a piloting school for boats and jetskis where he teaches basic certificate piloting and advanced water safety courses for the military, firefighters, and lifeguards.
China Banks Crail - First edition minted by Gnars
This is the first “Droposal” coming from Gnars DAO! Inspired by Nouns Proposal 190, this photo will be released as a Timed Open Edition for a price of 0.015 ETH for a period of 7 days. Proceeds will be split between Gnars DAO, Kevin Kowalski (skater pictured), and Tim Aguilar (photographer).
SkateHive and the Gnars Shredding Report
More Gnarly Decks!
Check out these sick noggles decks made by Gnars athlete Will Dias! We love to see the creativity he puts into his work. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video he shared on his first noggles deck that was included in Gnarly News #12.
This week’s newsletter banner is a photo of a mural created by Pin Pusher! Check him out on twitter! He is a founding member of Mural DAO and his animated short has been sponsored by Gnars DAO in Proposal 23.
Gnars Jam Sessions Podcast
Be sure to tune in every Thursday night at 8:00pm EST to catch the Jam Session live in action! Don’t stress if you can’t make it, all episodes will be published as a podcast for you to stream at your convenience.
In Other Nouns
One of Nouns latest Prop House rounds is seeking ideas for how to get people to enter the upcoming $200k video contest. Note that the plan is seeking ideas on how you will promote the video contest to get entries and why you think your plan will work - NOT actual video entries!
There’s been a bit of controversy over the This Is Nouns video minting after some “alpha groups” picked up on it and people expected some sort of reveal of a PFP. Toady has been very proactive in managing the madness and has been able to work out a Prop House round for the proliferation of the video!
The Nouns iOS app is now featured on nouns.wtf! If you haven’t yet, check it out on the Apple App Store.
That’s all for this week! Keep proliferating and stay Gnarly ⌐◨-◨ 🤘