Gnarly News #19
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Gnars are a new way to fund extreme athletes
We prefer a world where kids aren't sold energy drinks by their heroes. So as a community of action sports enthusiasts, we've formed a DAO to rethink how extreme athletes get sponsored.
Gnars are NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain
Based on Nouns open source and CC0 artwork, they're stored fully on-chain with no external dependencies. Each one gets you a DAO vote and memberships are available at auction, forever.
Gnars are dedicated to supporting the artistry of extreme athletes
News and Updates
Even More Updates for That’s Gnarly
The Collective team has added collector profile pages where you can see how many editions a collector owns, how many athletes they’ve supported, their current voting power on the platform, and scroll their collection. Check out the screenshot from my profile below! They also updated the creations page to display submissions in an infinite scrolling UI rather than a grid. Another awesome new feature is shown in the top left, and highlights the number of athletes onboarded, how many collectors have supported athletes, and the total revenue generated by the platform since launch. With nearly 900 visionaries and over $7,000 raised in the first month, it’s safe to say ThatsGnar.ly has been a resounding success so far.
Noun 189 Skateboards are here!
Noun 189 head skateboards are now available on skateboard.wtf! Currently shipping costs are prohibitively expensive outside of the United States, but Gami is working on a solution to make these boards available worldwide. If you’re outside the US and interested, be sure to let him know.
Gnarving Coming Soon
Gas has been very high this week so we didn’t see many auctions get settled, but the gnarving continues to inch closer. The gnarving is when the duration of each auction doubles, and this time the auction duration is going to increase from 40 to 80 minutes. At the time of this writing, there are 185 auctions left. And don’t forget, the next gnarving will also mark the beginning of auction extensions and the end of sniping! Interested in learning more about how our auctions work? Head over to onboard.wtf.
We have lots of exciting proposal ideas constantly in the works. Please take a look and give feedback in the discord forum!
Sponsor Rickyday Surftrip in Indonesia to make Gnars Surf Content
This proposal is seeking funding for the production of content and management of meetups as Ricky travels Indonesia. He’ll be visiting three different islands and proliferating Gnars to the surfers he meets along the way, and hiring a filmmaker to produce content for him.
Small funding for Gnars Jam Session Retweet Pickers
This proposal is requesting to reimburse The Noun Square for the past 10 retweet picker prizes on the Gnars Jam Sessions, and to fund the next 10 weeks prizes as well.
Onboarding Elisa Eisenlohr (Paraglider) into Gnars Community
This proposal is requesting 1 Gnar to onboard paraglider Elisa Eisenlohr into the Gnars community.
Gnars NFT's for ETHDenver
This proposal is to distribute the Gnars NFTs for the ETHDenver event. This was already approved in a previous proposal, but the transaction was not included. Therefore this is just to distribute the NFTs as previously approved.
Commission 0xaprilia with 1.5 ETH for gnarniversary Feb. 15th Droposal
This proposal is requesting to commission April (@0xAprilia) to create a Gnarniversary droposal along with 2 board designs that can be freely used on custom skate decks.
Commission 5 web3 Musicians to make gnarly cc0 music
This proposal is seeking to create a gnarly EP with tracks produced by 5 different artists. The five artists include Jack Frost, Ambi3, Jadyn Violet, Bobby Yaps, and The GX Universe, alongside executive producer TheDFreshmaker.
Gnars Athlete Joe Atkinson Does it Again
This guy stays winning. We expect nothing less from the first Gnars athlete😉 Check out the gnarly clip below that landed him best trick at Winterclash!
ETHDenver is coming up at the end of the month. If you’re going to be in Denver for the event, be sure to get in touch with Pin Pusher and Vlad. The event details can be found in the poster below.
Gnars Jam Sessions Podcast
Be sure to tune in every Thursday night at 9:00pm 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.
Daily Drop at Gnar O’ Clock!
Every day on That’s Gnarly a new open edition drops at Gnar O’ Clock (9:30pm EST / 2:30am UTC) during a live show on The Noun Square!
SkateHive and the Gnars Shredding Report
Check out the latest Gnars Shredding Report published on SkateHive! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out SkateHive and SurfHive, where you can publish content and get paid for it!
This week’s newsletter banner was created by Ilustradora. Check her out on twitter!
That’s Gnarly Highlights
This is a new section that will highlight the top submissions on ThatsGnar.ly each week! I’ll show the top 3 submissions by vote and then choose 1 of my personal favorites.
In Other Nouns
Did you know there are quite a few other nounish newsletters? Take a peek at our favorites at http://gnarly.news/recommendations.
This is the kind of infrastructure we love to see. Anything that enables trustless operations is a huge benefit to the DAO and likely to be adopted by other DAOs too!
How cool would it be to have a bus stop like this in your neighborhood? Check out this active Lil Nouns proposal here.
Nouns Comics mint passes are still live, did you grab yours yet?
Optimism has adopted Agora!
If you haven’t signed up, Farcaster continues to open the doors for some fascinating ways to use social networks.
OTGWTF Podcast coming soon to a stream near you.
Another new nounish podcast to add to your queue!
That’s all for this week! Keep proliferating and stay Gnarly ⌐◨-◨ 🤘