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Record Producer Steve Aoki and Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane to Launch Solana-Powered NFT Marketplace – Blockchain Bitcoin News

On November 9, two-time Grammy-nominated producer and DJ Steve Aoki announced a new partnership with acclaimed comic artist and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. The two plan to launch a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace that operates the Solana blockchain. The NFT Marketplace will be called Odd Key and Aoki and McFarlane aim to launch the platform on November 18th.

Grammy nominated DJ and creator Spawn to launch NFT Marketplace called Odd Key

Next week, November 18, DJ Steve Aoki and comic artist Todd McFarlane will launch an NFT Marketplace “designed to allow creators to showcase and sell authenticated digital art.” The launch announcement sent to Bitcoin.com News explains that the new NFT marketplace will be called Odd Key, and one of the first drops on the platform will be McFarlane’s infamous “Spawn # 1” from 1992.

It was the year McFarlane helped form Image Comics, and the Canadian comic book creator’s first issue of Spawn sold nearly 500,000 copies worldwide. “Spawn # 1” has been one of Image Comics’ biggest monthly title releases for 25 years.

“This will be the first time in 30 years that Todd McFarlane has authorized or authenticated original art for sale, digital or otherwise, and the first time that original Spawn art will be made available to the public,” statements sent to Bitcoin .com News disclose.

DJ Steve Aoki (pictured left) and acclaimed comic artist Todd McFarlane (pictured right).

In addition, after the initial launch, different sections of the Marketplace will be brought online and the Marketplace will have a section dedicated to artists and a section for lesser known artists called “Artist Alley”. The announcement of the partnership between McFarlane and Aoki explains that the Odd Key Marketplace was built on the “same mentality” established by McFarlane with Image Comics.

“I wanted to create a world where creators create freely,” McFarlane said of the creation of Odd Key. “[A place] where creators could control their creative and financial freedom as much as I could, ”the comic artist added.

Odd Key Marketplace aims to take advantage of the Solana blockchain and the Metaplex protocol

Steve Aoki has been involved in non-fungible token (NFT) assets for some time now and the producer and DJ has sold his first NFT collection with Antoni Tudisco for $ 4.25 million on the Nifty Gateway platform. The announcement explains that just like McFarlane, Aoki has strong roots as an independent creator and in 1996 he founded his independent label Dim Mak Records.

“I think Todd and I both see each other a little bit,” Aoki said in a statement. “We are both strangers who have been successful in an insider world. Recognizing that NFTs can empower young creators to chart their own path to discovery and financial freedom, we wanted to provide a platform to help them reach their audiences.

The project also noted that the Odd Key storefront will take advantage of Solana’s blockchain network and Metaplex’s decentralized protocol marketplace. NFTs issued via the Metaplex protocol will be stored on Arweave, a network the creators call a “permanent hard drive based on two new technologies.” The native tokens of the Solana (SOL) and Arweave (AR) blockchain networks recorded significant gains in 2021.

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Jamie Redman is Head of News at Bitcoin.com News and a FinTech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He is passionate about Bitcoin, open source code, and decentralized applications. As of September 2015, Redman has written over 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News on the disruptive protocols emerging today.




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