Last month we announced a partnership and NFT contest with Popcorn, a mission-driven decentralized finance (DeFi) project. Today we announce an update to the contest to broaden the ways that artists can submit work. Submissions can now be submitted by Twitter and by online form submission. We have added the second option since we want to appeal to a larger group of creators, many of whom do not use Twitter.
For this contest, Popcorn has allocated 10,000 $POP in prizes for the winners. Winners will have their work minted into NFTs and sold on the platform.
Get Minted Challenge: Popcorn Edition
Creators your mission, should you choose to accept: develop original art, video clips, or memes inspired by Popcorn, a platform that promotes carbon-neutral transactions while enabling users to earn a competitive yield on their cryptoassets.
Theme: Popcorn Saves the Planet
Cats are a curious bunch. Mischievous creatures really. Popcorn’s mascot, however, is a different breed of cat. He’s here to do some good with DeFi, and he’s bringing his friends along with him. These cats are cooler than cool, effective AF, and they never leave home without their favorite snack, popcorn!
Let your imagination run wild and use the Popcorn branding assets as reference, as you create a world where cool cats are saving Planet Earth.
Submit original* work (art, memes, 3D renders, video loops, VR and AR assets) around the elements of Popcorn’s brand and the theme of the competition.
*All submissions will be individually verified. Please do not submit work that does not belong to you. Fake or forged submissions will be shouted out via Twitter.
- Submissions will be accepted until October 8, 2021 at 23:59 UTC
- Two ways to enter:
- 1. Twitter: post art and tag #PopcornBlindBoxes, #BLESgetminted, @blindboxes_io, and @Popcorn_DAO
- 2. Submission intake form
- Voting will be conducted on-chain via the Blind Boxes dApp
- $BLES voting rewards (50% earnings boost) will be distributed to $BLES stakers during the 3-day voting period (stakers must vote at least once during this period)
- POP tokens will be distributed 48 hours after the Popcorn Liquidity Event (this autumn)
- Winners will have their work minted into NFTs and sold on Blind Boxes. They will also receive proceeds from the sale of their work
BLES rewards for voters and winners
Voting will occur over 73 hours.. Rewards in the form of BLES tokens will be distributed to:
- BLES stakers that participate in voting will receive a BLES bonus on each day they submit a vote.
- The creators of the winning artworks
POP token prizes
Popcorn will contribute 10,000 $POP for the winners’ pool and special events.
- First place — 6.5K $POP
- Second place — 1.5K $POP
- Third place — 1K $POP
- Special events — 1000 $POP
Each winner will also receive the direct proceeds from the sale of their artwork minted into an NFT.
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Popcorn is a new eco-friendly paradigm for DeFi, where users can earn high yield on their cryptoassets while creating real-world impact. Protocol fees are distributed not only to POP Token holders, but to impact initiatives selected by the community.
The amount of wealth created in DeFi within 1 year is staggering. Surprisingly, there are close to zero protocols that allocate a percentage of revenue towards social impact. Blue-chip centralized exchanges such as Binance and FTX donate to charitable organizations, however total earmarked funds thus far are microscopic compared to the $ billions in daily volume.
Smart contracts present the opportunity to bake social good into DeFi by contributing a substantial percentage of fees to create impact. This is why we created Popcorn. We believe in doing good with DeFi.
About Blind Boxes
Blind Boxes is a gamified curation platform and launchpad for NFTs (non-fungible tokens). This highly scalable dApp enables brands and creators to diversify their revenue streams, increase the liquidity of their creative assets, and to become leaders in decentralized global economies while engaging fans and buyers to discover and collect rare, limited edition NFTs.
Via the Blind Boxes Marketplace, buyers get to experience the thrill of time-released white-labeled blind box series, where a collector can draw from and unlock sealed packages of exclusive items, curated by tastemakers across the arts, music, & entertainment sectors. Curation is at the core of our value proposition. The platform offers a commission structure that incentivizes independent contributors to produce bespoke blind box collections that feature top-tier talent and emerging artists and designers from around the world.
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