Summer Time Vibes: How Pharrell Williams, This Cigar Club, And More Are Launching NFTs To Start The Season
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Summer Time Vibes: How Pharrell Williams, This Cigar Club, And More Are Launching NFTs To Start The Season

Kandi Burrus’ “legs and hips and body, body” may have the internet in a proverbial chokehold right now just ahead of the summer, but that’s no competition for the viral hype of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

As we head into Memorial Day weekend activities, we couldn’t leave you without some insight into the latest collections to join the NFT community.

Check out the newest NFTs we’ve been watching.

Smokin’ Out The Window

Social House Cigar Club provides an exclusive and innovative way for its members to relax, unwind, and enjoy cigars.

According to its website, its mission is to “design a space conducive to forging meaningful relationships and business synergy.”

Using innovative technology and sustainable methods, Social House Cigar Club is changing how members connect.

Courtesy of Social House Cigar Club

With plans to open an Atlanta-based brick-and-mortar store in 2023, members will have two tokens available to mint on the Social House Cigar Club website. Members will also have access to exclusive social events and entry into the lounge, which will feature curated cigar selections and food and cocktail experiences.

An Artist’s Playground

Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Nina Chanel Abney and a cohort of other creatives to launch the Gallery of Digital Assets (GODA). The new platform will offer artists curated experience in the digital world. GODA will serve as a resource for exploration, empowerment, and education for artists and buyers.

“GODA is invested in all aspects of the process of making an NFT project come to life. From ideation and creative process to completion and execution is within the framework of GODA. Our number one priority is to provide a space conducive to experimentation and release projects that are compelling and forever evolving,” said Founder Nina Chanel Abney. “I’m excited to be a part of a community of artists and creatives who can share the common goal of making timeless, innovative projects that push the space forward.”

GODA plans to offer the ultimate user experience for artists by allowing access to exclusive drops from curated collections of renowned artists as well as emerging artists.

The first drop, scheduled for summer 2022, is set to include the must-have GODA mint pass that guarantees access to future drops.

Artists and buyers can learn more here.

Dismantling Racism In The Metaverse

One of the ways activists have been creating a safe and equitable space is by ensuring that statues that represent the deplorable history of racism are torn down. Among the list of those who are a part of that movement is Devon Henry.

Since 2020, Henry and his contractors have been responsible for removing and relocating over 20 Confederate statues and monuments. He is now taking his physical work in construction into charitable action through “The Thirteen Stars” NFT Collection.

Scheduled to drop on Juneteenth, the collection will represent the 13 stars on the Confederate flag. Henry hopes to use this project as a means to reclaim history by collecting 13 exclusive pieces of artwork that will help raise awareness for the charities the NFTs represent.

“The task of dismantling these statues has literally been monumental,” said Henry, who faced harassment and even death threats as a result of answering the call to “re” mantle history. “It’s very humbling to be the one who fulfills a 131-year prophecy. But that’s not enough. I feel a responsibility to use these deconstructed pieces of our past to construct a better tomorrow.”

The inaugural collection will give owners a plan to own digital history while helping the organization raise its goal of $1 million for 13 charitable institutions.

Interested buyers can learn more and stay updated by visiting here.