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MattGray.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to many accomplished entrepreneurs using .xyz to showcase their accomplishments and promote their services. Prior Amazon marketing executive and author Juan José Delgado uses JJDelgado.xyz to share his knowledge of digital strategy and promote his books about marketing technique, including his latest title Smash It. Tech entrepreneur and ElectricAnt.xyz managing partner Ryan Junee uses Ryan.xyz to spotlight his passions in tech startups, writing, and spirituality. Super Bowl champion and corporate development consultant Marques Colston uses MarquesColston.xyz to highlight his services in management training, performance coaching, and corporate development consulting. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a successful co-founder and CEO who showcases his assortment of coaching and training services on a personal website using a “FirstNameLastName” .xyz domain: MattGray.xyz.

MattGray.xyz

MattGray.xyz is the personal website of Brooklyn-based entrepreneur, coach, and educator Matt Gray. Matt began his career managing 28 retail locations for Kraft Heinz Company. On the side, he co-founded Bitmaker Labs, a school for software engineers to train for jobs at technology companies. After training nearly 3,000 technologists, Matt and his team sold the company to education organization General Assembly. Matt uses his experience and knowledge to help entrepreneurs achieve success. ​​He uses MattGray.xyz as an online hub to sign up for his coursework, one-on-one coaching sessions, and his business growth-focused blog.

Matt’s services are displayed in an easy-to-navigate manner for visitors to explore, absorb, and consider. The homepage of MattGray.xyz contains a scenic photo of Matt with the CTA “Level Up Your Internet Business.” Providing your email address will get you signed up for Matt’s newsletter, The Soulful Entrepreneur. Matt distributes his weekly newsletter to a community of 37,000 members (as of September 16, 2022), and each newsletter includes one new business tip to help grow your online business. Through the use of additional CTAs further down the page, visitors can find out about all of Matt’s opportunities. You can learn more about the Founder Shortcuts Program, which is coursework aimed to help students build scalable systems that can give them the freedom to design their own life. You can also gain information about Matt’s coaching sessions, which are designed to help combat the difficulties of being a successful entrepreneur and help develop and accelerate your business with clarity, proven systems, and inspiration. 

Using a FirstNameLastName.xyz domain like MattGray.xyz for your personal website can be beneficial, because Matt is not limited by any third-party platform constraints. He can use his website as the hub of his coaching and training services, and maintain complete control over how he presents the benefits of his training. Matt is extremely happy with his decision to build on a .xyz domain. As he explained to us, “It’s been an incredible way to drive awareness around my brand. I’ve been driving my audience to raving fans of my newsletter and Founder Shortcuts Program.” We are proud to have Matt among the thriving .xyz community of entrepreneurs. You can learn more about Matt by following him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, and by visiting MattGray.xyz.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Fair.xyzNamecheap customer – (United Kingdom)

The .xyz community is growing with unique NFT platforms. Web3 platform Mojito.xyz helps businesses and organizations create NFT marketplaces. Ethereum-based platform Manifold.xyz helps creators mint NFTs embedded with smart contract technology. DAO-governed Universe.xyz helps artists launch community-driven NFT universes. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday we’ll introduce you to a no-code NFT platform aimed at helping creators launch NFT collections with lower transaction costs: Fair.xyz.

Fair.xyz

Fair.xyz is a no-code NFT platform aimed at creating a more efficient and fair NFT launch process for both creators and collectors. The London-based platform is designed with a combination of smart contract and proprietary queueing technology intended to reduce obstacles like gas wars, failed transactions, and more. Fair.xyz raised a total of $4.5M in funding led by blockchain-focused venture capital firm Eden Block, with participation from leading NFT marketplace OpenSea and seed-stage venture capital firm NFX.1 In February 2022, when the Russo-Ukrainian War broke out, the founders reached out to more than 40 officials from the Ukrainian government with offers to launch an NFT collection to raise funds for the war. They succeeded and launched the first ever government-backed NFT collection.2 On September 7, 2022, Fair.xyz announced a new partnership with leading NFT marketplace OpenSea to launch a feature named “Minter Token.” A Minter Token can cryptographically prove the minter of a specific NFT, even if they no longer own it. Each Minter Token is “soulbound,” which means it is non-tradable and belongs to the user forever.3

On August 9, 2022, Fair.xyz shared a tweet claiming that more than 15,000 people have signed up for the waitlist.4 The highly anticipated platform features proprietary blockchain technology focused on easier launches, while maintaining the creator’s full ownership rights to the project’s smart contract. Fair.xyz’s smart-queuing technology helps to eliminate transaction expenses like gas fees while reducing the number of unsuccessful transactions and bots from traditional minting activities. The platform’s current infrastructure has been optimized to considerably reduce gas fees during a mint on Ethereum and Polygon blockchains. The platform is also developing a solution that will help creators launch NFT collections quickly and simply. In an interview with crypto-focused news source The Block, co-founder Isaac Bentata Chocron explained “When you launch at scale — say 10,000 – you have to deploy your own smart contract, build a website and integrate the NFT fully into it, generate your artwork and decentralize it. It’s a very elaborate process that can take weeks for an experienced team.”5 Fair.xyz hopes to reduce the process down to a matter of minutes. 

Fair.xyz is founded by Isaac Kamlish (a former web3 team member at Instagram), Nathan Cohen (a former software developer at Meta), and Isaac Bentata Chocron (a former credit algorithmic trader at Goldman Sachs). The group’s creator-focused innovations and humanitarian efforts are not uncommon in the .xyz community. Just as .xyz works to reshape the future of the internet, Fair.xyz’s founders are striving to reshape the future of web3. As Fair.xyz states on their LinkedIn page, they are starting with digital art, but aim to expand to digital wearables, social tokens, music, architecture, fashion, and more. We look forward to the launch and more accomplishments from Fair.xyz and their founding team. You can learn more by following the platform on LinkedIn @Fairxyz, Instagram @Fair.xyz, and Twitter @Fairxyz, and by visiting Fair.xyz.

1. https://www.crunchbase.com/search/funding_rounds/field/organizations/funding_total/fair-xyz
2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2022/03/26/exclusive-inside-the-ukrainian-governments-nft-sale-and-the-3-young-entrepreneurs-who-helped-create-it/?sh=28a48f562ea6
3. https://nftnow.com/news/opensea-and-fair-xyzs-soulbound-minter-token-honors-nft-innovators/
4. https://twitter.com/fairxyz/status/1556922518983872512?s=20&t=EqCUqwRd6dbPXPBwQqZWpA
5. https://www.theblock.co/post/162065/opensea-backs-nft-minting-platform-fair-xyz-in-4-5-million-round

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Alt.xyzGandi customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to forward-thinking innovators pioneering the field of alternative assets. Ethereum-based cryptocurrency wallet Monolith.xyz makes it easier for users to buy, store, and spend their cryptocurrency assets. NFT platform Manifold.xyz helps web3 creators like Jay-Z mint their digital art with baked-in smart contracts. Music-focused platform Relics.xyz helps fans to collect and display music collectibles as digital assets, which can be traded or used as utilities in the Metaverse. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a platform that is spotlighting collectible trading cards as an alternative asset: Alt.xyz.

Alt.xyz

Alt.xyz is the online home of Alt, an alternative asset platform for those looking to research, trade, and securely store high-value collectible trading cards. The platform, which can be accessed on desktop or mobile app, originated with a sports card focus but has since expanded to include non-sports collectible cards, such as Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh gaming cards. Alt.xyz launched in March 2021 with $31 million in funding. After four funding rounds, the platform has now raised a total of $306 million.2 Financial backers include early-stage investment fund BoxGroup, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (who was recently wearing an Alt.xyz branded cap while watching Serena Williams play against Danka Kovinic in the US Open2), and professional athletes like NFL quarterback Tom Brady and NBA forward Kevin Durant.3

Alt.xyz

The platform features a marketplace for buying and selling trading cards, as well as a safe place to store them. In order to sell a card on Alt.xyz, its condition must first be reviewed and graded by one of the leading third-party trading card authentication and grading groups such as Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) or Beckett Grading Services (BGS). Users then send the card to the Alt.xyz vault, a light-controlled, temperature-controlled, fire-protected facility. Once your card reaches the vault, it is added to your Alt.xyz portfolio. Your card can now be displayed as part of your verified collection, sold on the Alt.xyz exchange, or even borrowed against using the platform’s new lending service called Alt Advance. If you opt to sell your card, ownership can be instantly transferred to the buyer (with Alt.xyz taking a 1.5% portion of each sale). Purchased cards automatically stay in the vault, but owners are able to have their cards pulled from the vault and shipped to them. Many buyers are primarily buying the cards as investments, so they opt to leave the cards in the vault for safekeeping.

Alt.xyz

Alt.xyz launched Alt Advance in July 2022, which helps collectors borrow up to 40% of their portfolio’s value for up to 12 months at an annual interest rate of 9%-10%. The platform has been rolling out this service on a state-by-state basis because lending regulations vary by region. Alt.xyz hopes to make the service available to all 50 states by the end of 2022.

Founder and CEO Leore Avidar is no stranger to investing or the world of tech startups. He is also the founder and CEO of direct mail platform Lob, and is an angel investor in such startups as performance management platform Lattice and online media platform Curio. Alt.xyz aims to expand into other alternative assets beyond trading cards such as luxury watches and sneaker collections. According to their LinkedIn profile, Alt.xyz envisions a world where anything is an investable asset. Alt previously upgraded their domain from OnlyAlt.com to the more memorable Alt.xyz.

As their team shared with us,

“We officially transitioned our domain from onlyalt.com to Alt.xyz in June when our company went through a rebrand. We are big proponents of Web3 and are excited about the future of it. One of our long term missions at ALT is connecting the digital and physical world, so changing our domain to Alt.xyz was an important step in our rebrand to reflect that mission.”

We are proud to have innovators like Leore defining the .xyz community, and look forward to seeing how their services evolve and continue expanding the world of alternative assets. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and by visiting Alt.xyz.

1. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/alt-5960/company_financials
2. https://sports.yahoo.com/serena-williams-daughter-pays-tribute-050824968.html
3. https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/20/alt-gets-into-lending-to-let-you-borrow-money-against-your-trading-card-collection/

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Back in May 2022, we shared a feature about Paramount.xyz and their first NFT project, StarTrek.xyz. In a partnership with web3 studio Recur, Paramount.xyz has begun its mission of bringing the studio’s beloved entertainment characters into the metaverse. Recur is now tapping into other beloved entertainment brands, encouraging multiple generations of fans to buy, collect, and trade NFTs as digital collectibles based on childhood favorites. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we are introducing you to three of Recur studio’s latest NFT projects: Nickelodeon.xyz, CareBears.xyz, and HelloKittyFrens.xyz.



Rugrats and Hey Arnold! join the metaverse with Nickelodeon.xyz

Nickelodeon.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)
Following the successful launch of StarTrek.xyz, Recur and Paramount.xyz launched their next NFT project: Nickelodeon.xyz. This collection included 10,000 Nickelodeon NFT packs priced at $50 each. Each pack contained a distinctive NFT featuring one of 12 characters from Nickelodeon cartoons Hey Arnold! and Rugrats. Hey Arnold! characters include favorites Arnold Shortman, Helga G. Pataki, and Gerald Johanssen. Rugrats characters include Tommy Pickles, Angelica Pickles, and Chuckie Finster.

Nickelodeon.xyz

Interested buyers can visit Nickelodeon’s Marketplace tab, where the debut collection “Nickelodeon: Rugrats & Hey Arnold!” has generated over 1,700 ETH ($2.9 million) in total volume on leading NFT marketplace OpenSea (as of July 29, 2022).1 On August 2, 2022, Nickelodeon.xyz shared a collection of the statistics from the successful project, including its ranking as the #1 Trending Collection on OpenSea.2 Each unique NFT has a slime score, which ranks it by rarity compared to the rest of the NFTs in the collection. Nickelodeon NFT holders can earn slime by trading in their NFTs. The more slime you hold, the closer you grow to earning the new Mashup NFTs, which combine features of existing characters to create brand new ones. Grammy-nominated DJ and fellow .xyz community member Steve Aoki (a0k1verse.xyz) worked with Recur to introduce the new characters in a new theme song and accompanying music video. You can learn more about the Mashup NFT collection, and all upcoming launches, by following along on Twitter and by visiting Nickelodeon.xyz.




Stare into web3 with CareBears.xyz

CareBears.xyzAmazon customer – (United States)

CareBears.xyz is the online home of Care Bears Forever, an NFT collection and metaverse experience commemorating the popular Cloudco Entertainment brand’s 40th anniversary. CareBears.xyz is designed as an active and inclusive community platform that encourages members to join together and explore the web3 space.

CareBears.xyz

CareBears.xyz
Good Luck Bear

On August 4, 2022, the platform launched a collection of 10,000 NFTs of the original characters that provide access to the Care Bears Forever game. These iconic characters, who now have a new look for their NFT debut, include: Cheer Bear, Good Luck Bear, Bedtime Bear, Friend Bear, and Tenderheart Bear. The NFT experience is also introducing some never-before-discovered Care Bears, such as Self Care Bear. The Care Bears Forever game involves sharing, and is aptly named Sharing is Caring. Players can head over to the Challenges page to share their Care Bears Forever NFT with another player. In doing so, they will be rewarded with a new gift locked inside a virtual Mystery Chest. The gift remains a mystery until the challenge is complete. You can learn more by following along on Twitter and Instagram, and by exploring CareBears.xyz.




Tour the world with HelloKittyFrens.xyz

HelloKittyFrens.xyzEuroDNS customer – (United Kingdom)

HelloKittyFrens.xyz is the online home of Hello Kitty and Friends World, a globe-trotting NFT adventure featuring six Hello Kitty characters who can travel to eight different cities around the world. Hello Kitty and Friends World aims to bring the friendship and community of the beloved characters to the NFT space. Fans can collect Hello Kitty characters and earn new digital collectibles by completing challenges as they virtually travel around the world.

HelloKittyFrens.xyz

The collection of 10,000 NFTs launched on August 25, 2022. The NFTs serve as a ticket to play the Hello Kitty and Friends World game. As detailed on the How it Works page, players can purchase a suitcase pack from the Marketplace for $100. Each suitcase contains a Sanrio character NFT that will serve as your player. There are six characters in total, including Keroppi, Kuromi, and My Melody. There will be two sets of challenges creating an opportunity to travel to eight different cities around the globe. At each destination you can collect special Stamp NFTs to demonstrate your progress. Stamps can be Premium, Rare, or Ultra-Rare, and if you collect three matching Stamps you can exchange them for a surprise. Stamps can be bought or resold with other players on the marketplace. Beginning in October 2022, players will be able to swap their Stamps for special city Snapshots, which are NFT accessories that can be used to decorate their character NFTs with a fresh look from their travels. Players can always decide it’s time to start using a new character, and can sell their existing NFT included with the city Snapshots they have collected. This way, even if a player isn’t able to visit a certain city themselves, they can always buy a character who has visited that destination and unlocked a Snapshot. You can learn more and start your travels by visiting HelloKittyFrens.xyz.

We are enjoying the trip down memory lane provided by Nickelodeon.xyz, CareBears.xyz, and HelloKittyFrens.xyz. These innovative web3 projects truly capture the creativity that defines the .xyz community.

1. https://opensea.io/collection/nickelodeon-rugrats-heyarnold-eth
2. https://twitter.com/nickelodeon_nft/status/1554519145051471872?s=20&t=UjtRTpC8TP74WgpBvELOoA

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Destiny.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United States)

.XYZ is home to many financial services and developers launching their projects on our versatile domains. Investment platform Launchpool.xyz aims to connect investment funds and communities to work together towards the same goals. Venture capital firm Paradigm.xyz is co-founded by Forbes-featured billionaire Fred Ehrsam and is focused on investing in web3-based companies. Social networking platform Prysm.xyz works to make crypto investments more transparent. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an innovative investment management company aimed at helping investors gain access to the private tech industry: Destiny.xyz.

Destiny.xyz

Destiny.xyz is the online home of Destiny (also styled as D/XYZ), an Austin-based investment management company. The company plans to create a family of products and solutions that can help anyone with a brokerage account to invest in portfolios of private technology companies. In October 2021, Destiny.xyz closed a $100 million fundraising round.1 Early investors include Fred Ehrsam of Paradigm.xyz and seed-stage angel investment group Sand Hill Angels. The investment group shared their support via Twitter, stating “Pre-IPO investment has taken off in the past decade, but access today is still limited to insiders. It’s time to bring public access to private tech. Excited to be an early D/XYZ backer.”2

This fundraising success is helping with the development and launch of the Destiny Tech100, Destiny.xyz’s debut service. The Destiny Tech100 is intended to be a portfolio of the top 100 venture-backed private technology companies, helping everyday investors to have access to these private market leaders for the first time. The project is aimed to provide sophisticated, diversified, and liquid exposure to 100 of the top venture-backed technology companies while eliminating obstacles that limit private market access. 

Destiny.xyz Founder and CEO Sohail Prasad previously created Forge Global, a private securities marketplace building trading, custody, and data infrastructure to service high-growth unicorn companies. Forge Global transacts billions of dollars in stock annually, and has raised over $250 million in financing from institutions such as Wells Fargo and German multinational insurance company Munich Re. Before developing Forge Global in 2014, Sohail was one of the youngest founders to go through technology startup accelerator Y Combinator at the age of 18 years old. Sohail has advised and invested in over 150 startups, including project management software company Notion and cloud-based software company Zenefits. Sohail continues to invest in seed stage companies through S2 Capital, and serves as its Founding Partner.

Innovators like Sohail Prasad continue to use .xyz domains to bring their new services to life. To align with their D/XYZ branding, Destiny.xyz also registered the D.xyz domain. This extremely memorable one-letter .xyz domain points to Destiny.xyz, which is a very smart idea. If someone is on the go and wants to quickly and easily reach the website on their mobile device, they just have to type D.xyz to reach Destiny.xyz. The company is still developing its services, but you can fill out their survey to stay updated as they prepare to launch. You can learn more by visiting Destiny.xyz.

1. https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/458417-71#overview
2. https://twitter.com/SandHillAngels/status/1448805141130346497

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

The .xyz community is home to incredible innovators who are pioneering the web3 landscape. Community platform TheHug.xyz is designed to embrace all web3 creators, including underrepresented groups in web3 like women, LGBTQ+ folks, non-native English speakers, and BIPOC, in hopes of building “the inclusiverse.” Australia-based artist Serwah Attafuah uses Serwah.xyz to showcase her digital art and NFT creations. International model Bella Hadid uses CyBella.xyz to showcase her debut NFT-focused membership community, featuring 11,111 exclusive NFTs. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to three more women-led websites harnessing the power of web3.

Cryptopunks-inspired NFT project Wunks.xyz aims to pave the way for equity in web3

Wunks.xyz1API customer – (United Kingdom)

Wunks.xyz is the online home of Wunks, a community platform centered around a collection of 6,000 women punk style NFTs aimed at paving the way for equity of access in the NFT space. The collection has a tagline of “Women Punks with Purpose” and is inspired by the Cryptopunks, Larva Labs Studios’ original NFTs that debuted in 2017. Wunks.xyz collectibles feature 8 “Icons” NFTs, which are specifically designed to pay homage to influential women throughout history, including Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, Billie Eilish, Paris Hilton, and Oprah Winfrey. 

Wunks.xyz

Wunks.xyz

CEO Natalie Booth Hereford is also the co-founder of Blam, a platform aimed to help generate, manage, and launch NFT collections. Natalie has aligned these innovative projects with the development of the WUNK Fund. 2% of profits from all mints launched through the Blam platform are contributed to this community fund, which is to be used however the community of Wunks NFT holders vote to spend it. They have also developed the Women In Leadership (WIL) Fund, which encourages creators to submit a proposal for the funding of their NFT collection. These proposals are then voted on by the Wunks Community. You can follow their Call to Action (CTA) and “Join the community” which will lead you to their Discord. (Check out our latest Quarterly Report for more information about the benefits of including a CTA on your website.) You can learn more about the Ethereum blockchain-based NFT collection by following along on Twitter and Instagram, and by visiting Wunks.xyz.

Investment-backed crypto startup ClutchWallet.xyz works to empower women to actively participate in web3

ClutchWallet.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

ClutchWallet.xyz is the online home of Clutch Wallet, a Los Angeles-based startup aimed at humanizing crypto and empowering more women to enter the web3 space. The company hopes to accomplish this goal by developing a crypto wallet with an all-encompassing user experience to help people explore, integrate, and transact across the web3 ecosystem. CEO Bec Jones, a former Director of Platform for New York City based VC firm Nebula Ventures, found investors through her personal TikTok profile, which has accumulated over 50,000 followers (as of July 23, 2022). Bec’s web3-focused content is designed to help educate more women about investment opportunities in the crypto space. When Bec introduced the launch of ClutchWallet.xyz, investors already familiar with her content contacted her directly. On July 14, 2022, ClutchWallet.xyz announced they had raised an $800,000 pre-seed round at a $5 million valuation led by women-focused venture fund Female Innovators Lab.1

ClutchWallet.xyz

As ClutchWallet.xyz continues to develop, the platform is aimed at expanding their web application, building and launching their mobile application, and onboarding the web3 partnerships they’ve established. They also hope to host more virtual and in-person workshops to increase the adoption rates of crypto. You can learn more by following the platform on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and by visiting ClutchWallet.xyz.

Web3 platform Disco.xyz aims to increase your security in the metaverse

Disco.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

Disco.xyz is the online home of Disco, a web3 platform designed to foster a secure metaverse experience with enhanced privacy features. As shared on their homepage, Disco.xyz compares their services to a personal data backpack that travels with you across web2 and web3. Disco.xyz aims to make the metaverse fun, supported by an approach to digital identity that provides individuals with increased control. This approach is known as self-sovereign identity. Initially, Disco.xyz is helping users on the Ethereum blockchain with compatible wallets such as MetaMask. As they develop, they aim to work with additional networks like Solana, Bitcoin, and more. In April 2022, Disco.xyz completed an early stage funding round received backing by investors including cryptocurrency and blockchain startup-focused Coinbase Ventures.2

Disco.xyz

CEO and co-founder Evin McMullen previously worked as Head of Entertainment at blockchain software technology company ConsenSys, where she also led the development of Serto, a low-code decentralized identity solution. Evin and her team believe that people should be in charge of the data that describes them, not the developers behind an app. We look forward to seeing the developments of this privacy-focused platform. Disco.xyz is still in beta, but you can “say hello” now by creating a profile and signing up for updates. Learn more by following the platform on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and by visiting Disco.xyz

We are inspired by forward-thinking, women-led web3 projects like Disco.xyz, ClutchWallet.xyz, and Wunks.xyz. Just as .xyz works to reshape the future of the internet, these .xyz community members aim to reshape the future of web3.

1https://www.businessinsider.com/bec-jones-clutch-wallet-pitch-deck-investors-tiktok-crypto-startup-2022-7#-1
2 https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/496494-19#funding

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Circular.xyzGandi customer – (France)

Quality brands are using .xyz domains to showcase their newest offerings. Slovakia-based Black.xyz shares their award-winning roasted coffee selection. Vaporwave streetwear brand PublicSpace.xyz sells high quality Los Angeles-made clothing with designs by fashion designer and founder Eric Wu. Independent arts and music publication Preme.xyz highlights their print issues and latest merch. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an innovative company showcasing their customizable wearable tech: Circular.xyz.

Circular.xyz

Circular.xyz is the developer of a multi-feature wearable smart ring called Circular Ring, which is designed to help improve physical and mental performance. The France-based company claims that the Circular Ring can track 142 metrics such as heart rate variability, breathing rate, and body temperature. Circular.xyz’s smart ring is aimed to help users interpret the bodily functions that it monitors while guiding them towards better sleep and heart recovery. The company hopes to set their smart ring apart from other wearable tech devices by giving users an understanding of what their body is doing instead of just providing raw data. In June 2022, Circular.xyz exhibited the Circular Ring at the VivaTech in Paris, where companies showcase their latest technologies and connect with like-minded startups. 

Circular.xyz

Visitors can check out the Features page for details on the functionality of the wearable fitness device. Circular.xyz combines a red, green, and infrared light to create a combination that helps blood oxygenation monitoring and clinical grade heart rate accuracies. The Circular Ring uses your skin temperature and motion for extensive monitoring. The ring is also designed to study your sleep patterns. Circular.xyz claims the device can monitor your body signals during your sleep to help you keep track of its efficiency and improve its quality. Aside from its health tracking features, the smart ring’s interchangeable outer shells allow you to modify the look of your device so it is ready for your high-altitude climb, your deep sea dive, or your night out on the town. The device is currently available for pre-order, and expects to ship by October 2022.

Circular.xyz included a Call to Action (CTA) on their website to provide visitors with added value and help encourage them to complete an action to unlock that value. Their CTA is “Subscribe” with an added message that states “Don’t miss our emails with early updates, great articles and epic adventures.” This creates a great opportunity to keep subscribers informed. You can learn more about CTAs in our latest Quarterly Report. Personal health tracking devices such as Circular.xyz’s Circular Ring can help you get an inside look at how your body performs on a daily basis. We look forward to seeing more innovative developments from Circular.xyz. You can learn more about the Circular Ring by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by visiting Circular.xyz.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

This week, XYZ is sharing some innovative NFT-focused projects launching on .xyz domains. Previously, we’ve showcased Ethereum-based exploration game Sipher.xyz, which is centered around customizable NFT characters. We shared Grammy-nominated DJ Steve Aoki’s NFT community A0k1verse.xyz, whose members can score access to live and virtual concerts. We also highlighted Venture capitalist Kevin Rose’s NFT-focused podcast Proof.xyz, whose popularity has led to the development of the utility-enabled NFT collection Moonbirds.xyz. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll share some .xyz websites that further harness the power of NFTs and blockchain technology.  

International model Bella Hadid enters the metaverse with CyBella.xyz 

CyBella.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)
CyBella.xyz is the online home of international model Bella Hadid’s debut NFT collection, CY-B3LLA. Created in partnership with NFT studio reBASE, CY-B3LLA is intended to be a true opportunity to build a meta community, sustained by peace, love, compassion, and meaningful connections.

CyBella.xyz

CY-B3LLA will include 11,111 exclusive NFTs. Each NFT is a unique 3D scan of Bella Hadid. Collectors who score a CY-B3LLA NFT will be granted access to an in-person meet and greet in one of 10 locations across the globe. For more information, you can join the Discord, or follow the project on Instagram @cybellaxyz and Twitter @cybellaxyz. These handles include their website URL, which makes them easily discoverable and helps promote their website. You can read more about this useful technique in our latest XYZ Quarterly. You can learn more about this project by visiting CyBella.xyz.

Girl-focused NFT project MissOCoolGirls.xyz aims to amplify and support females of the future

MissOCoolGirls.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

MissOCoolGirls.xyz is the online home of a collection of 10,000 randomly generated NFTs known as The Miss O Cool Girls. The NFT collection is inspired by drawings that co-founder Juliette Brindak Blake created when she was 10 years old. Each NFT celebrates the idea that there is not one single definition of what it means to be a girl. The Miss O Cool Girls each feature unique and diverse traits familiar to young teen girls, such as acne, braces, and gap teeth. The brand also released a safe, non-toxic, and bully-free platform for girls to communicate about anything and everything, called the Girl2Girl Wall App. MissOCoolGirls.xyz helps support the Miss O and Friends mission of empowering and building self-esteem in girls against toxic bullying, trolling, and negative role models.

MissOCoolGirls.xyz

MissOCoolGirls.xyz

Founders Hermine Brindak and Juliette Brindak Blake will invest 3% of initial sales towards the creation of the Miss O Cool Girls NFT Fund, aimed to support other girl and women-focused NFT projects. These will be suggested and voted on by the Miss O Discord community. Sales from MissOCoolGirls.xyz will help fund the development of the Miss O community across all different media platforms, as well as marketing and growing their roadmap. MissOCoolGirls.xyz will donate 7% of initial sales to charities that are aligned with the brand’s mission, such as Girl Up, a movement to advance girls’ skills, rights and opportunities to be leaders. For more information, you can follow the project on Twitter and Instagram or visit MissOCoolGirls.xyz.

Creators behind elusive NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club introduce new NFT project with Otherside.xyz

Otherside.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United States)

Otherside.xyz is a gamified metaverse currently under development that aims to unite various NFT projects including the Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, Meebits, and Cool Cats. In this web3-boosted role-playing game, your NFTs can become playable characters, and thousands can play together in real-time. Bored Ape Yacht Club creator Yuga Labs is developing the experience in partnership with NFT game publisher Animoca Brands.

Otherside.xyz

In April 2022, Yuga Labs launched Otherdeed NFTs for the game, which are believed to serve as a deed to some type of virtual land in the game. Otherdeed NFTs were sold to the public as well as provided to existing Bored Ape owners. You can learn more by following the innovative project on Twitter, by joining the Discord, or by visiting Otherside.xyz.

We are inspired by the many exciting web3 projects launching on .xyz domains. CyBella.xyz, MissOCoolGirls.xyz, and Otherside.xyz each serve to demonstrate the incredible innovation and creativity that defines the .xyz community.

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Offbeat.xyzGoDaddy customer– (United States)

Accomplished creative agencies are establishing their online homes on .xyz domains. Germany-based type design studio NaN.xyz aims to explore the relationship that type has with technology in an effort to deliver projects with purpose for clients including Google and Virgin. Creative agency ArtsandLetters.xyz works with a client roster of world-renowned brands like Google and ESPN under the direction of former creative director Charles Hodges. FOX Entertainment’s web3 studio BCL.xyz provides content creators like Dolly Parton with tools and solutions to create and manage NFT-related content. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday features the website of a successful media company with a client list of national brands that includes McDonald’s and Netflix: Offbeat.xyz.

Offbeat.xyz

Offbeat.xyz is the online home of Offbeat Media Group, an agency aimed at creating media for the digital generation. Co-Founders Christopher Travers, Shep Ogden, and Bailey Grady created the Atlanta-based Offbeat.xyz in 2018. They immediately began disrupting traditional marketing industries by offering brands a more organic way of reaching younger generations who were spending more time on their smartphones than watching television. Offbeat.xyz has developed an extensive social media network of publishers and virtual influencers. They work primarily with brands at the intersection of lifestyle, entertainment, and culture, such as McDonald’s, Netflix, TikTok, and Universal Music Group. Offbeat.xyz builds campaigns across social media through meme marketing, TikTok influencer activations, custom sound creation, bespoke AR Lens creation, and virtual influencer brokerage and creation. In 2021, Offbeat.xyz received new investments from renowned billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban and VC firm Atlanta Ventures1, and have begun growing their team and expanding their own original content. In June 2022, the fully remote company celebrated their 4th anniversary in their virtual clubhouse, where employees mingled with one another in virtual reality.

@paytonking #ad @McDonald’s ♬ original sound – Payton King

Offbeat.xyz
Zero, the virtual cyborg

The agency has produced some incredibly successful and widely viewed media content for the clients and for their own intellectual properties. In March 2022 they developed a campaign for leading fast-food restaurant chain McDonald’s and its new Crispy Chicken sandwich. They partnered with some top creators on Tik Tok, including Payton King, to create a series of funny and relatable content that would fit seamlessly within each creator’s feed. Payton has over 5M followers, and his post alone garnered over 20.5 million views, 1.8 million likes, and 27K shares. In February 2022, Offbeat.xyz created their own virtual influencer named Zero to connect with fans in the human world through social media. Zero is designed to be a virtual cyborg who is trapped in his bunker in the metaverse. He is dedicated to looking for a way out and, of course, engaging with his growing fan base. Zero engages with his fans daily via his own social media profiles, including Instagram where he has over 119K followers. Zero also streams multiple times a week on Twitch.

As Co-founder Christopher Travers explained to us, “Building on the XYZ domain was a natural choice considering the culture of innovation and internet exploration that defines the XYZ community. As curators of wholly new applications of virtual media, we feel at home using an XYZ domain to represent us. We would rather first build independent value and a name for ourselves in a culture of innovation by using an XYZ domain than to make a big, risky investment into a premium legacy TLD as an early act of business.” We look forward to many more creative and innovative campaigns to be generated by Offbeat.xyz and their talented team. To learn more about this studio and view more examples of their work, you can follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and you can visit Offbeat.xyz.

1 https://hypepotamus.com/feature/offbeat-music-group-lands-investment-from-mark-cuban-and-local-atlanta-investors/

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Mara.xyzGoDaddy customer – (Africa)

Developers are using .xyz domains to help foster greater accessibility and increased participation in the web3 space. Community platform TheHug.xyz is designed to embrace and empower all web3 creators, including marginalized groups like women, non-native English speakers, BIPOC, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, and LBGTQ+ folks, in hopes of creating “the inclusiverse.” Music blog IridescentWave.xyz is dedicated to amplifying women, queer artists, and people of color in web3. NFT project TheBlackArts.xyz is aimed at celebrating and supporting Black creativity in the web3 space. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a web3 company that aims to empower more Africans to enter the world of crypto: Mara.xyz.

Mara.xyz

Mara.xyz is the online home of Mara, a Kenya-based company that is developing a suite of crypto products designed to help increase the number of Africans who can participate in the crypto economy. The company aims to realize Africa’s economic potential and serve as the continent’s portal to crypto. While many African countries still prohibit local financial institutions from doing business with crypto companies, there are now a growing number of African governments looking to integrate cryptocurrency into their economies. On May 11, 2022, Mara.xyz announced the raise of $23 million from multiple investors, including crypto and blockchain-focused Coinbase Ventures.1

The web3 company is building a suite of products that target various crypto-based needs for the African audience. Mara.xyz’s initial product is a consumer crypto-brokerage app that helps users to buy, send, sell, and withdraw fiat and crypto assets. The suite of products will also include a crypto wallet and a layer-one blockchain network. The company anticipates the network will become the default network for developers to build Africa-focused crypto and blockchain products. Mara.xyz will launch in Kenya and Nigeria before expanding to other African countries.

Mara.xyz co-founder and CEO Chi Nnadi previously headed Sustainability International, a nonprofit organization that managed community-led solutions for solving UN Sustainable Development Goals. While running Sustainability International, Chi became aware of the societal and financial challenges affecting Africans and began conceptualizing Mara.xyz. The company has already developed a partnership with the Central African Republic (CAR) to become its official crypto partner and an advisor to President Faustin-Archange Touadera on crypto strategy and planning. Mara.xyz has plans to engage more African governments to see the benefits of blockchain. 

On June 7, 2022 Mara.xyz appointed former Apple executive Susan Younis as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In her role, Susan will be in charge of brand awareness and will help lead Mara towards a goal of becoming a digital finance and crypto market leader across Africa.2

Mara recently upgraded their domain from Coinmara.com to the more memorable and universally friendly Mara.xyz. We are proud to have innovators like Chi defining the .xyz community, and look forward to the release of Mara.xyz’s services. You can learn more by joining the Discord, following the company on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and by visiting Mara.xyz.

1 https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/05/11/mara-raises-23m-from-coinbase-alameda-to-spread-crypto-adoption-across-africa/
2 https://techcabal.com/2022/06/07/mara-susan-younis-hires-ex-apple-executive-as-chief-marketing-officer/

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