Rider: “PAW Patrol, it’s time for an Ultimate Rescue!”. These words illustrate our kids attitude when watching the show. They enjoy it so much, even with a super simple setting: group of dogs protecting the town, solving problems and having fun… Simple as child’s life.
Kids need to constantly have fun, and they actually have it even in front of the TV. I like this cartoon, because with some elements: a mission, a couple of characters other than the patrol; they generate so much entertainment. This is actually the purpose, to entertain beyond the screen… Secondary gains, like profits from the trademark, sales of toys, and so on will be consequent.
Good things grow, same as their earnings. So why not create an NFT of this awesome cartoon (the created NFT can be seen here). The digital art may not be the same as expected, but that is the fun of NFTs. I have been dedicating myself to NFT for a couple of months with astounding results, even for me.
Yesterday I chose two public figures: Prince Harry of England, and Reese Witherspoon from the big screen, and made a moving NFT. I used the Wombo Apo for mobile devices: because yes, I minted the NFT with my celular phone (it was not complicated). You may remember these faces mixed in the computer:
As you know, NFTs are originals whose authenticity is verified with a public key. They are stored in the blockchain with an IPFS address, (what is an IPFS address?). They can be owned with crypto. Many tutorials are out there, here are more examples I made with the same app:
Its title, because I won’t read the text -not a single line- reads: “A 2,700 Mile Cycling Race Is…” bla bla bla. The text is accompanied by a photo of gorgeous mountains crossed by a strong bicycle. A good picture like this should be an anticipation of the equally great text:
The use of a ‘y’ in “Cycling”, an rare letter, reminds me of strange languages from the opposite side of the world: those that use expanded alphabets. This ‘y’ is surrounded by two ‘c’s, and the three of them are consonants. Only one vowel for the whole word, an ‘i’ in the middle, as balancing both sides, which suggests the meaning of a “bicycle”.
The title ends with a tricky term which kept me thinking over and over: “extreme”. I like this word, used by teenagers. I feel I have a young soul when reading it. Specially because it is accompanied by a large number of miles: ‘2,700’, with two ceros and even a comma grouping the first three digits. This bait in the title, leaved me a taste of: “I want to read more”
You know what, I changed my mind. I want to read this article. I will do it right now 😊.
Many things in this mysterious universe have a start and ending, like a ruler, or a stick, like a stone. But also concepts like months and seasons have initial and end dates. We can join the edges: start and end, starting and ending together again, starting and ending and so on… like in an immense chain of repeated signals only computers can handle.
The new trend is about this: about the constantly linking in a chain, a chain of blocks of bytes. Imagine an immense string of data represented by ones and zeroes, that is what in crypto-world we call: the Blockchain (obviously much more complicated).
Nowadays, titanic amounts of information can be stored in the cloud, accessed in nanoseconds in any point of the globe. Someone can be at Miami, crawl through a resource stored in Philippines, and get the image, file or whatever the resource is. Not to mention that if its available for sale, at a reasonably fair price, it can be ordered and received via FedEx, UPS, DHL, or any packaging system that would assure the delivery, in a matter of days. All this is possible thanks to digital technology, which have evolved from previous generations, who had to deal with stores and previous than that stores were not self service…
There is a revolution in the digital era, it is called cryptography: a science about cyphering information, so that it is only understandable by the owner. Techniques like issuing a public and a private key were born. With them one can encrypt information, secured, so if it reaches malicious hands, the information cannot be understood, cannot be read.
Now that the Blockchain exists, that Bitcoin exists, Ethereum, Polkadot, etc; all humans (not only Catholics being kings with technology under our service) can take advantage of it. As with many things in these modern times, we are shifting our traditional way of thinking, finding fresh and open marketplaces like the crypto-world. Even when I dislike the infinite rows of megabytes in Bitcoin’s ledger, it would be sloppy not to use cryptocurrencies, not to build artistic NFTs.
Thinking in block making, in all these tokens like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the binary chains they create (that is why it is called the Blockchain), I remembered about own blocks, the ones I designed. Unlike those digital ledgers, these are physical blocks, pretty weighted squares. I designed them in my free time, for the fun of doing it; and are used to keep desks in order, to stop papers from flying around, when the fan is on, or in a windy situation. Important information could be lost, and it is better to be prepared to unpredictable events:
There is this story of a young man that lost his birth certificate when was lying over his desk. He had to stand long hours in the line to obtain a copy of it. Don’t let this happen to you. To keep your desks ordered, clean, and in breath comfort when seeing it. look for this embellishment online, tell me if you like one.
This pandemic opens doors to different ways in faith (not only in business). As stated in the documents, there will be a new role of cathedrals and churches. They used to be buildings for people to attend service. This way settled in, and parishioners could translate to the building by walking, in antique villages. People could go to the astonishing House of God, an immense temple where masses were celebrated, with beautiful stained glass windows, and tall pillars.
Those times seem faded away. Even Though its essence prevails (the essence is Christ’s message), the forms of religion change and need to be updated. In this violent world, people start to reconsider what is religion all about? Is it about going to mass on sundays? Is it about loving God and people? How are we managing it with this pandemic?
BTW, in these times where we cannot stand near one another in church, I use to watch the mass on youTube. It may not be the best solution, but it have worked. There are also tons of prayer videos, available by clicking on it. They can be of help when trying to pray. As Saint Theresa of Jesus said, praying is talking to God, as a casual chat without fancy words, just speak to the one who loves us. So a video usually helps me to enter the mood. 🖐🏻🙋🏻♀️🖐🏻
As a Digital Artist, I am always moving from start to finish, or from finish to start, now making NFTs…. constantly having creations ready to include in the library, not to say list in auctions. Following are my latest artworks, and I will be uploading more, so to keep you up to date. Most of these NFTs were safely stored in the Algorand blockchain, so they will remain a trading property forever. They can be owned with the Algo Cryptocurrency, as well as sold or transferred. As an ecology lover artist, I point out that this Blockchain, Algorand, uses the PPoS algorithm, or in simple words, a working mechanism friendly to the environment. Carbon emissions in our case are low compared to other blockchains. Enjoy them, as white label NFTs!
One of my favorite desserts in French’s cuisine, specially for breakfasts, is the fabulous Croissant. This tasty pastry, or bread, can have a delicious smell like baked gardens. I chose rose and green to depict a smell, or how would you do it?
Not every day is the perfect one. Situations happen when one prefers to runaway or to not witness anything. Unlike most of my work, this is a moving video clip, with sound and effects, frozen in the Ethereum Blockchain.
This pandemic hasn’t been easy for no one. Almost nobody likes it, anyway we have to support each other, taking care of those near us. Sometimes, it is okay to cry -inspired on a post of The New York Times.
Honey and waves of syrup were redeem in this pancake. A butter squared top embelish the platillo. This NFT was also inspired by a post in The New York Times.
I have many more NFTs. You can follow me on twitter as @JoseDelPaso or @NFTGiveAways3 since, I continuously do giveaways. You can trade them simply, in a matter of seconds, and get easy profits in the growing white-label NFT market ✋🏻
Many things in the universe start and end, like a ruler, or a stick, like a stone. But also concepts like months and seasons have initial and end dates. We can join the edges: starting and ending, start and end like in an immense chain of bytes only computers can handle.
The new trend is about this: the constantly linking in a chain, a chain of blocks, or in crypto-world, the Blockchain.
Now that the Blockchain exists, that Bitcoin exists, Ethereum, Polkadot, etc; all humans (not only Catholics being kings with technology under our service) can take advantage of it.
As with many things in these modern times (pandemic and so on) we are shifting our traditional way of thinking, finding fresh and open marketplaces like the crypto-world. Even when I dislike the infinite rows of megabytes in Bitcoin’s ledger, it would be sloppy not to use cryptocurrencies, not to invest on NFTs.
Of course we wont use technology to become slaves of it, we will use it in a smart way 😄. The biggest tradeoffs against the blockchain technologies are their ecological impacts. And when browsing about them I got astonished…
The Internet is this giant source of information –insights are just an extension of it. Anybody can post anything, anytime. Even when lying, one will always find what it is searched for. Myself too collapsed with these videos, since I care about our planet:
Fortunately we have alternatives to save the environment from harmful side effects, of whose my favorite is the Algorand Blockchain. It is opensource, white label and environmental-friendly. Its founder, who works at MIT, made its Pure Proof of Stake algorithm, (something that drastically decreases carbon emissions, actually a similar algorithm will be in Ethereum 2, hopefully in 2022).
…I am still in the process of learning and testing this blockchain to upload my NFT’s collection. I will update this post in the coming months (if I God provides me enough health, obviously).