As new cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects are emerging on a regular basis, the amount of data available on public blockchains is growing quickly. This leads to a greater need for an accessible way of analyzing that data. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a community platform of crypto enthusiasts, analysts, and investors who use the open data available through public blockchains to help each other understand and explain the happenings in the Ethereum ecosystem: Dune.xyz.
Dune.xyz is an Ethereum data platform that offers access to the growing volume of blockchain data. It provides the platform users, known as Dune Wizards, with the tools required to query, extract, and analyze large volumes of data from the blockchain. Dune.xyz aggregates blockchain data into databases that you can query based on the specific information you need. Dune Wizards can analyze large chunks of blockchain data and assemble their projects onto a dashboard available to all fellow users. Sample projects include “which NFTs are ranked highest?” and “which DEX made the most profit last month?” Ethereum Name Service (ENS) recently tweeted a Dune Analytics project illustrating monthly registrations in a recent post regarding their upcoming virtual workshop to discuss the current state and future of ENS.
The platform is the product of Norway-based crypto data firm Dune Analytics, which was founded by business partners Fredrik Haga and Mats Olsen in 2018. Fredrik and Mats participated in Binance Lab’s accelerator program, and earned an investment into Dune Analytics from the platform. Dune.xyz’s customers include some well-known members of the decentralized finance world, such as DeFi wallet Argent.xyz and leading cryptocurrency focused news brand The Block. On August 12, Dune.xyz announced the completion of a Series A funding round in which it raised $8 million. Earlier that month, they upgraded their domain name to the shorter and more memorable Dune.xyz. They also announced “Our new domain is Dune.xyz. While our name Dune Analytics stays the same duneanalytics.com was a little bit too long.” Increasing your website’s visibility online starts with your domain name. Short domain names are easy to remember and quicker to type. Selecting a short, memorable domain name like Dune.xyz can help increase your chances of getting your website to reach your target audience.
You can choose between two types of accounts on Dune.xyz: Community accounts and Dune Pro accounts. Community accounts are free, and allow you to use all the tools and special features available on the platform to review data, create your dashboards, and share your charts with the community. A paid Dune Pro account lets you keep all your research and dashboards private. You can export the results of your research instantly. You can run as many as six searches simultaneously, and the Dune.xyz watermark will be removed from all your charts.
All users can browse through the growing list of dashboards created by other members of the community. NFTX, which is a platform for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), uses Dune.xyz and became a Dune Wizard in August.
Many users are taking to Twitter to share their dashboards or express their pleasure with the communal aspects of the Dune platform. Self-described crypto enthusiast TheNFTer recently tweeted about using a project called “NFT prices vs ETH prices.” He discusses how this project demonstrates that during periods of ETH negative volatility, NFT seems to perform better. When ETH goes up, NFT prices seem to take a dip. An NFT collector tweeted praise for a fellow Dune user’s project titled “Koala Intelligence Agency – Ownership and Sales,” regarding sales of the new and popular NFT collection known as Koala Intelligence Agency. Dune Analytics regularly shares about what is being created in the community. They recently shared about user Colin Platt, CEO of multichain NFT infrastructure Unifty, and his new “Loot Degen Dashboard” which is available for all to use. This dashboard is of particular interest to those familiar with Loot NFT, the new Ethereum-based NFT role-playing project that launched in early September.
Dune.xyz recommends gaining an understanding of SQL to be able to query data and become a successful Dune Wizard. Dune.xyz provides links to helpful resources like videos, courses, and articles on their tutorials page. When you are ready, you can leverage SQL queries to create your custom charts, graphs, and dashboards to visualize large volumes of public blockchain data.
We are so excited to have Dune.xyz join the growing list of blockchain-focused innovators in the .xyz community, many of whom can now benefit from this valuable community-driven platform. You can learn more about becoming a Dune Wizard and harnessing the power of blockchain data by following Dune Analytics on Twitter or visiting them at Dune.xyz.
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are one-of-a-kind digital collectibles that can become valuable investments. More and more forward thinking creatives are populating the .xyz community and harnessing the power of blockchain technology to create, distribute, and invest in NFTs. Decentralized Autonomous Organization project FlamingoDAO.xyz created a platform for members to pool funds for NFT investments. Publishing platform Mirror.xyz helps writers distribute and monetize their minted work. Crypto art curator FirstEdition.xyz created a blockchain art gallery. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an all-encompassing NFT platform designed to empower artists to mint and sell their digital assets: Universe.xyz.
Universe.xyz is an NFT-based platform built on Ethereum blockchain technology. It is composed of digital solutions aimed to help artists easily create and monetize NFTs. Universe.xyz provides creatives with the tools they may need to transform items like paintings, songs, pictures, videos, and GIFs into NFTs, as well as the necessary means to sell them via auction. In May, they announced that their seed round raised over $4.3M to build a “Non-fungible universe.” This universe is governed by the xyzDAO, a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), which is like a corporation (set up on the blockchain), except no single person or group has control. The xyzDAO empowers the community by enabling decentralized decision-making regarding parameters of Universe.xyz, such as fees and future upgrades.
The Universe Protocol has two major functions. The first is a method for creating and minting new NFTs, known as Collections. Minting is the process of turning something, such as digital art, into a part of the Ethereum blockchain as a public ledger. The second function is a method for auctioning off those Collections. Universe Minting is where you can create and edit NFTs, and run them through a review process before launching. You can create one NFT or a collection of as many NFTs as you like. You can edit, format or change the styles of your NFTs before uploading the media and filling out the metadata. Once you have completed these steps, you can mint your NFT immediately or save it for publishing later. Universe Auction, a decentralized auction house still in development, is how you will be able to monetize your NFTs. Once launched, you can create a multi-tier reward system where you can compile several NFTs into rewards. You can choose between Platinum and Gold Tiers, and customize your rewards precisely as you want. After designing the details of the reward packages, you can create a landing page for your auction with photos, logos, and sales copy.
Universe.xyz grants voting rights and the ability to buy and sell NFTs to holders of the Universe $XYZ token. $XYZ tokens are the native currency of Universe.xyz which allows users to buy and sell NFTs. It is an ERC-20 token that allows users to vote on DAO proposals and earn rewards through the staking platform. When Universe.xyz launched on June 6, 2021, one billion $XYZ tokens were released. More tokens will be minted each year to accommodate new users in the Universe.xyz ecosystem. The market price of $XYZ as of August 5, 2021 is $0.1099. The total number of tokens in circulation is 168,226,310, while its market capitalization is $19,737,308.
One of Universe.xyz’s co-founders, Tim Kang, began his career as a software engineer for Deutsche Bank and invested a year of savings in Ethereum in early 2016, before becoming an avid NFT collector. He also developed the Sevens Foundation, which hosts grant programs to help emerging artists with the challenges of getting into the NFT space, such as the rising costs of minting an NFT. He recently partnered with Paris Hilton on a grant called “Empowered By Paris: Empowered Women Empower Women Exhibition,” which called on female artists to create a piece that explores the themes of female empowerment and representation.
As blockchain technology and digital assets continue to increase in popularity, we are excited to see the .xyz community grow with artist-focused members like Tim Kang and Universe.xyz. Learn more by following the platform on Twitter @universe_xyz or by visiting Universe.xyz.
The .xyz community is a proud home to many innovative and forward-thinking fashion designers and clothing brands. Berlin-based menswear brand Goetze.xyz was created by Sissi Goetze and is inspired by the city’s elements of art, design and leisure. Spain-based children’s clothing label Unsmile.xyz donates a portion of all proceeds to the CurArte Foundation to help hospitalized children and their families. Vaporwave streetwear brand PublicSpace.xyz sells high-quality, Los Angeles-made clothing with designs by fashion designer and founder Eric Wu. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday we’ll introduce you to a fashion brand that rotates their online collection of limited quantity pieces every three weeks to provide unique items inspired by exotic locales: Unedited.xyz.
Unedited.xyz is the online home of Unedited XYZ, a Miami-based clothing brand by co-founders Ines Sheero, a fashion creative, and Elio Rojas Riera, a Miami and Fort Lauderdale area realtor. The inspiration for their brand name can be gleaned from an Instagram caption which reads “Do not edit yourself. Be UN-EDITED.” The website features unique mens and womens clothing designed, created, and upcycled in limited quantities. The brand encourages frequent visits to Unedited.xyz because they rotate their limited quantity inventory every three weeks. Visitors must enter an email address to access the website, which helps the brand keep in touch with customers and alert them to important and exciting updates.
The clothing on Unedited.xyz is inspired by beautiful and exotic travel destinations. Current featured items designed for women include the Baru Robe, a linen robe with pink detailing and the eye-catching Unedited XYZ logo. A product description explains that the item was inspired by the Islas del Rosario off the coast of Colombia and was originally designed as a component for an outfit for Burning Man, a popular event held annually in the Black Rock Desert, north of Reno, Nevada, celebrating community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They also feature the Sorrento Windbreaker, described as divine and unique as the Coast of Sorrento in the south of Italy, overlooking Naples. On the For Him page, you can find the Kiva Jacket, a black denim jacket with the words “Protect Yo Energy” across the back. The product description explains that this jacket has a unisex classic fit and is strong and sleek like the rocky beaches of Lake Tahoe. If you see something you like, you’re encouraged to act fast. As production quantities are kept small, Unedited.xyz is able to regularly produce and feature new items to add to your wardrobe.
Unedited.xyz aims to inspire visitors to have fun while putting outfits together, and even more fun while wearing them. On the brand’s How to Wear page, a banner at the top states “Be happy, not perfect.”The page also explains “It’s all about feeling great with what you are wearing because this will bring confidence in you and that’s what we want.” This lookbook page includes a photographs taken by the brand, friends, and clients, and offers suggestions on how to wear Unedited.xyz’s featured products. Take a look at wildly popular Venezuelan telenovela actress Sabrina Seara for more inspiration. She turned heads at the 2021 Latin American Music Awards wearing the Caida del Cielo, a custom bright pink Unedited.xyz garment.
We are excited to have innovative fashion brands like Unedited.xyz populating the .xyz community, especially those that promote originality, confidence, and joy. Keep up with their ever-changing collection of fashions by following on Instagram @Unedited.xyz, Facebook @Unedited XYZ, or by visiting Unedited.xyz.
Not all domain names are created equal. Like prime real estate, premium domain names are rare, and the keywords are in high demand. Due to this demand, premium names are available to register at a price relative to their value. But what makes a domain name “premium?”
Premium domain names are domain names available for sale at non-standard or variable pricing established by the Registry Operator. One reason that premium names tend to be highly desirable is because they are typically shorter and more memorable. Premium domains are often commonly searched words or terms, and are universally relevant to common names, products, fields, or industries, such as Property.xyz or Bitcoin.xyz.
Though there are many, we will explain a few primary benefits to securing a premium domain name. First, a premium domain name tends to be easy to remember. If you choose a premium domain that is short, catchy, and direct, such as Black.xyz, then chances are greater that it will be easier to say, read, repeat, and remember. A short domain name also makes it simple, especially on mobile devices, for a potential customer to type your URL into their web browser and get to your website. A premium domain name that is memorable and universally pertains to your business or service in terms of search volume can help you gain more organic search traffic. A positive effect on your SEO can lead to more sales and help make your website the authority in your industry or region. While the initial expense of a premium domain may seem high, it can be considered a valuable investment that could reduce your marketing expenses, if you are getting website traffic you otherwise would have had to pay for in advertising expenses. Much like a centrally located store in a premier shopping district, a premium domain name that clearly identifies your services and helps boost website traffic can draw the attention you need.
XYZ is excited about our latest effort to help you, the next generation of internet users, get online with memorable and valuable domains. Today, September 1, 2021, we are releasing over 900 previously reserved .xyz domains to premium tiers, and decreasing the price on some .xyz premium domains. The release includes many highly brandable and keyword-rich domain names ideal for any business or individual looking to build their online presence.
Register these newly released domains before they’re gone.*
*List reflects availability as of September 1, 2021 14:00:00 UTC. Availability is subject to current registration and not guaranteed.
The September release includes 2-letter domains, 3-letter domains, 3-number domains, and many more high value domains. Check out the complete list and find your new domain today!
With our helpful Premium Search and CNOX Search tools, you can also search available 1 and 2-word premium domains and desired keywords to find your new domain name. CNOX stands for .com, .net, .org, and .xyz, to help easily identify popular domains that are still available in .xyz, but taken in legacy extensions .com, .net, and .org.
When you see some options that you’re interested in, head to your registrar of choice to secure your domains before someone else beats you to it.