NFTs

Puzzle and Rewards:

Collector Reward:

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AWARDED Collector Reward:

IPFS (Original Painting)

This original painting will be awarded to a collector who holds at least one of each Crypto Trader (I and II) on Nifty Gateway on November 19th, 2021.

Collector Puzzle Reward:

All Puzzle Prizes have been awarded.  Thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to winners!

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Original Painting (Oil on Found Print)

Measures 33 x 28" including frame

Special Edition NFTs

Edition of 20, Also includes physical print

Puzzle Information:

Metadata I

Top Prize: Original Painting + #1/20 NFT

Secondary Prizes: #2/20 NFTs

We will be releasing puzzle announcements via Twitter

Rewards and Eligibility Criteria:

Another puzzle has been hidden in this drop.  NFTs may be collected to participate until all prizes have been claimed (so if you can’t collect all necessary NFTs from the primary market, you can still collect from the secondary market to be eligible).  See below for more details:

  • Top Reward (1 reward) - 'Metadata I' original painting + #1/20 NFT of 'Metadata I’ will be given to the first person to correctly complete the puzzle and who holds one of the following:

    • 1/1 'Navigate & Explore' or 1/1 ‘Financiers’ or 1/1 ‘The Goddess of Rarity’

    • 1 'HODL the Course' or ‘Emissaries’ + 2 other NFTs from any of Dave’s Nifty Gateway Drops (also includes Glitch II)

    • 1 'Navigate & Explore' Variant or ‘Financiers’ Variant + 3 other NFTs from and of Dave's Nifty Gateway Drops (also includes Glitch II)

    • A combination of 6 NFTs from Dave’s Nifty Gateway Drops (‘Uncharted Waters’, ‘The New World’ and ‘14:59,' Glitch II is also eligible).  At least one of the six NFTs must be from the latest drop, '14:59'.

 

  • Secondary Rewards (19 total rewards) - #2-20 NFTs + physical print:

    • Awarded on a first come, first served basis

    • Awarded to the second through twentieth persons to complete the puzzle and who hold one of the following:​​

      • The criteria for Top Reward if Top Reward has already been claimed

      • 1 'HODL the Course' or ‘Emissaries’ +  1 other NFT from any of Dave’s Nifty Gateway Drops

      • 1 'Navigate & Explore' Variant or ‘Financiers’ Variant + 2 other NFTs from any of Dave’s Nifty Gateway Drops

      • A combination of 4 NFTs from Dave’s Nifty Gateway Drops (‘Uncharted Waters’, ‘The New World’ and ‘14:59,' Glitch II is also eligible).  At least one of the four NFTs must be from the latest drop, '14:59'.

 

  • Other Criteria and Information: 

    • 'Metadata I’ will only be available as a reward.  It will not be released again.

    • 1 Wallet address may claim no more than 1 reward.

    • NFTs must be held on Nifty Gateway for verification purposes.

    • Submissions will be accepted until all prizes have been claimed.

    • Submissions may be entered when puzzle officially opens (which will be announced via Twitter @davepollotart).  NFTs may be collected to participate until all prizes have been claimed (entrants may submit and then collect - NFTs are not required to enter a submission), however, in order to be eligible for prizes, entrants must hold necessary NFTs (as outlined above) on November 19th, 2021 and until we contact you to let you know whether you've won.  We will do this as quickly as possible.  If not all rewards are claimed by November 19th, we will continue to accept submissions until all rewards are claimed.  Please e-mail us at contact@davepollot.com if you have any questions or if you haven't yet heard from us.

    • Rewards will be given in order of submission, meaning the first eligible submission will be awarded the Top Reward, the second eligible submission will be awarded #2/20 NFT, and so on.  We will begin announcing winners on or near November 19th, 2021 and will continue until all rewards have been claimed.

Dave Pollot x Nifty Gateway - November 6, 2021 (Past Drop)

Part 3: 14:59

Since I left my job writing software in 2018 to pursue my art career full time, I’ve been searching for a way to bring those two worlds (code and art) together.  When I discovered the crypto/NFT space, I knew that I’d found the materials I’d use to build the connecting bridge.

 

‘14:59’ completes the story that began with ‘Uncharted Waters’ and continued with ‘The New World,’ setting the stage for the next story to begin...  

 

It’s been famously said that in the future everyone would experience fifteen minutes of fame.  ‘14:59’ is my way of saying goodbye to the many behaviors, thoughts, and ideas that have kept technology and art separate parts of my life and chronicles my journey back into programming.

 

Each piece in this collection represents something that I’ve learned and something that I’ve put into practice, culminating with my first two dynamic NFTs in which I not only created the artwork, but also wrote the smart contracts that provide the core logic behind the tokens.  The collection is full of references to the tensions between the centralized world of yesterday and the decentralized world of today and tomorrow, as well as playful observations about the market and our own obsession with taxonomy and rarity.  While ‘14:59’ marks the end of one chapter in my life, it acknowledges that I still have much to learn and welcomes the next chapter, where creating art and writing code exist together.

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The Crypto Trader I
-Edition of 99 NFTs + physical prints* 
-Type of Sale: Public Drawing (anyone may enter)

-Price: $999
-This is a dynamic NFT.  Dave produced the artwork and wrote the smart contract.  The NFT uses current BTC price data and will change with fluctuations in the market (subtly each day, and with larger changes at market benchmarks both high and low).
-One person who owns both Crypto Trader I and II will win the IPFS original painting (details below)

About:

The Crypto Trader I & II are my first truly dynamic NFTs, and they’re the first NFTs where I’ve not only created the artwork, but also written the code for the smart contracts.  The Crypto Trader I & II (based on the painting by Gustave Courbet) reflect the market prices of BTC and ETH respectively and vary the artwork depending on shorter price trends as well as evolving the artwork over time as the currencies hit larger milestones (or crashes).  Each one currently has twelve unique states and the viewer will be able to see changes daily (that represent whether the currency is up or down over roughly the last 24 hours) as well as watching their NFT change over longer periods of time.

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The Crypto Trader II
-Edition of 99 NFTs + physical prints* 
-Type of Sale: Public Drawing (anyone may enter)

-Price: $999
-This is a dynamic NFT.  Dave produced the artwork and wrote the smart contract.  The NFT uses current ETH price data and will change with fluctuations in the market (subtly each day, and with larger changes at market benchmarks both high and low).
-One person who owns both Crypto Trader I and II will win the IPFS original painting (details below)

About:
The Crypto Trader I & II are my first truly dynamic NFTs, and they’re the first NFTs where I’ve not only created the artwork, but also written the code for the smart contracts.  The Crypto Trader I & II (based on the painting by Gustave Courbet) reflect the market prices of BTC and ETH respectively and vary the artwork depending on shorter price trends as well as evolving the artwork over time as the currencies hit larger milestones (or crashes).  Each one currently has twelve unique states and the viewer will be able to see changes daily (that represent whether the currency is up or down over roughly the last 24 hours) as well as watching their NFT change over longer periods of time.

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The Miner (Proof of Work) 
-Edition of 50 NFTs + physical prints*
-Type of Sale: Public Drawing (anyone may enter)

-Price: $555

About:
In order for one to truly understand smart contracts, it’s essential to understand how blockchain technology works, at least at a high level.  ‘The Miner (Proof of Work)’ is a visual representation of my experience setting out to understand the blockchain data structure, as well as how mining algorithms (proof of work vs proof of stake) process blocks and add them to the chain.  This piece is also meant to be a visual companion piece to ‘The CryptoCartographer’, and so the information in this piece references the block on which the last CryptoCartographer was minted.  It’s also a subtle reminder that while new technology is often flawed, it’s most always worth iterating and improving on it instead of abandoning it - Proof of Work (at least on the Ethereum network) is very likely experiencing its fifteen minutes, which ultimately paved the way for Proof of Stake, a cleaner and more efficient consensus model.

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The Goddess of Rarity (Variant)
-Edition of 15 NFTs + physical prints*
-1 print will be hand embellished (recipient chosen at random)
-Type of Sale: Ranked Auction (anyone may bid)

About:

We humans are collectors.  Perhaps it’s elegantly written in the code of our genetics, but whatever the drive that moves us to collect and seek rarity, the crypto/NFT space has been the perfect accelerant to further fuel that drive.  The Goddess of Rarity is a playful comment on this idea and asks the viewer if digital collectibles in their current form are experiencing their fifteen minutes, or if they’ve already made such an impact that they, in all their wonderful rarity, are here to stay.

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The Goddess of Rarity:

1/1 NFT + Original Painting
-Original painting measures 34 x 30" including frame
-Type of Sale: 24 Hour Auction

About:

We humans are collectors.  Perhaps it’s elegantly written in the code of our genetics, but whatever the drive that moves us to collect and seek rarity, the crypto/NFT space has been the perfect accelerant to further fuel that drive.  The Goddess of Rarity is a playful comment on this idea and asks the viewer if digital collectibles in their current form are experiencing their fifteen minutes, or if they’ve already made such an impact that they, in all their wonderful rarity, are here to stay.

Collectors-Only Editions:

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IPFS

-Edition of 33 NFTs + physical prints*
-Type of Sale: Collector's Only Drawing (Only those holding at least 1 NFT from Dave's first two drops on Nifty Gateway may enter.  1 entry per NFT held from these collections.  NFT(s) must be held on Nifty Gateway).

$333

About:

Single points of authority and failure are one of the key problems that distributed systems attempt to solve.  IPFS (Inter Planetary File System) is a distributed file system that has become a popular way to store and persist data across multiple nodes.  Images, videos, and metadata are popular candidates for IPFS because NFTs rely on the idea that their associated artwork will always be available.  The more nodes in a distributed system that store a file, the more assured we can be that the file will persist even if some of the nodes go offline.

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Metadata II

-Edition of 33 NFTs + physical prints*
-Type of Sale: Collector's Only Drawing 

(Only those holding at least 1 NFT from Dave's first two drops on Nifty Gateway may enter.  1 entry per NFT held from these collections.  NFT(s) must be held on Nifty Gateway).

$333

About:

Storing data on the blockchain can be very expensive.  Ethereum developers quickly recognized the need for a way to store the media files associated with tokens off chain.  Enter ERC-721 and token metadata.  Metadata is information (data) that describes data, and it’s become the foundation for describing the traits and rarities that so many of our tokens contain.  By tearing away the canvas to remove the faces and reveal the underlying descriptive data, Metadata I and II are playful observations that very often we look past the thing itself and focus instead on the information that can be used to describe the thing.  This is the view that advertisers often take - we are distilled down to the information that can be used to describe us and better market to.  It’s also the view that we consumers often take as we search for the items that are enriched with the rarest data. 

*Note regarding physical prints: Buyers must hold the NFT on Nifty Gateway until November 19th, 2021 in order to be eligible for the physical associated with their NFT.  Those holding an NFT on November 19th, 2021 will qualify for the physical print (no additional charge).  NFT(s) must be held on Nifty Gateway for verification purposes.  We will contact buyers via the e-mail address associated with their Nifty Gateway account the week of November 19th to arrange shipping for prints- clients must respond to our e-mail in order to receive the print.  Please check your e-mail after the release as we'll need to collect your shipping details (check your Spam folder if you don't see it).  We will be covering the cost of shipping, but a note to international clients that VAT or other duties may be due on shipments of physical prints and are the recipient's responsibility, if incurred.

 
 

Dave Pollot x Nifty Gateway - July 22, 2021 (Past Drop)

Part 2: The New World

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'The Financiers'

1/1 NFT + Original Painting*

Auction 

Sold Out

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'The Emissaries'

Edition 10 NFTs + Physical Prints*

Silent Auction

Sold Out

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'The CryptoCartographer (The Map)'

Edition 75 NFTs + Physical Prints*

$333.00

Sold Out

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'The Financiers' - Variant 1

Edition 50 NFTs + Physical Prints*

$377.00

Sold Out

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'Landmarks'

Edition 15 NFTs + Physical Prints*

$15.22 (Drawing for Holders)

Sold Out

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'The Financiers' - Variant 2

Edition 50 NFTs + Physical Prints*

$377.00

Sold Out

 

Dave Pollot x Nifty Gateway - May 21, 2021 (Past Drop)

Part 1: Uncharted Waters

Navigate&Explore 1/1 by Dave Pollot

'Navigate and Explore - 1/1'

1/1 NFT + Original Painting

Auction 

Sold Out

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HODL the Course by Dave Pollot

'HODL the Course'

Edition of 10 NFTs + Physical Prints

Silent Auction

Sold Out

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Embark by Dave Pollot

'Embark'

Edition of 75 NFTs + Physical Prints

$350.00

Sold Out

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Navigate&Explore Variant1 by Dave Pollot

'Navigate & Explore -Var1'

Edition of 10 NFTs + Physical Prints

$555.00

Sold Out

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Navigate & Explore - Var2 by Dave Pollot

'Navigate & Explore -Var2'

Edition of 10 NFTs + Physical Prints

$555.00

Sold Out

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Navigate & Explore - Variant3 by Dave Pollot

'Navigate & Explore -Var3'

Edition of 10 NFTs + Physical Prints

$555.00

Sold Out

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Navigate & Explore - Variant4' by Dave Pollot

'Navigate & Explore -Var4'

Edition of 10 NFTs + Physical Prints

$555.00

Sold Out

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'Navigate & Explore - Variant5' by Dave Pollot

'Navigate & Explore -Var5'

Edition of 10 NFTs + Physical Prints

$555.00

Sold Out

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