On November 9th, producer and DJ Steve Aoki, two Grammy nominations, announced a new partnership with pop comic artist and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. The two plan to launch a non-fungible token (NFT) market using the Solana blockchain. The NFT market will be called Odd Key, and Aoki and McFarlane aim to launch the platform on November 18.
Grammy nominates DJ and Spawn Creator to launch an NFT market called Odd Key
Next week, on November 18th, DJ Steve Aoki and cartoonist Todd McFarlane will launch the NFT market, “to allow creators to display and sell proven digital art The announcement sent to Bitcoin.com News explained that the new NFT market will be named Odd Key, and one of the first products on the platform will be McFarlane’s infamous “Spawn #1” in 1992.
That year, McFarlane helped found Image Comics. The Canadian comic book creator’s first issue of “Spawn” sold nearly 500,000 copies worldwide. “Spawn #1” is one of Image Comics’ largest monthly magazines in 25 years.
“This will be the first time in 30 years that Todd McFarlane has authorized or certified any original artwork to be sold, digitally or otherwise, and Spawn’s original artwork will be open to the public for the first time,” a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News revealed.
In addition, after the initial launch, different parts of the market will be online. The market will have a featured artist section and a lesser-known artist section called “Artist Lane”. The cooperation statement between McFarlane and Aoki explained that the Odd Key market was built on the “same mentality” established by McFarlane and Image Comics.
“I want to create a world where creators can freely create,” McFarlane commented on Odd Key’s creation. “[A place] Creators can control their creative and financial freedom like I do,” the cartoonist added.
The weird key market aims to take advantage of the Solana blockchain and Metaplex protocol
Steve Aoki has been involved in non-fungible token (NFT) assets for some time. The producer and DJ sold his first NFT series with Antoni Tudisco on the Nifty Gateway platform for $4.25 million. The announcement explained that, similar to McFarlane, Aoki has deep roots as an independent creator and founded his own independent record company Dim Mak Records in 1996.
“I think Todd and I see a little bit of ourselves in each other,” Aoki said in a statement. “We are all outsiders, somehow succeeding in the world of insiders. Recognizing that NFT can enable young creators to open up their own paths of discovery and financial freedom, we hope to provide a platform to help them Reach the audience.”
The project further pointed out that the Odd Key storefront will utilize the Solana blockchain network and Metaplex’s decentralized protocol market. The NFT minted through the Metaplex protocol will be stored on Arweave, which the creator calls “permanent hard drives based on two new technologies.” The native tokens of the Solana (SOL) and Arweave (AR) blockchain networks have achieved significant gains in 2021.
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