We were fortunate enough to be there at the beginning and covered Art Blocks at launch, but oh boy, who would have predicted what a wild ride this would be!
Artblocks Platform has been steadily rising on all metrics for some time now, but the volume and sales this past week have been really impressive. So let’s have a holistic look together.
What is Artblocks?
‘’Art Blocks is a first of its kind platform focused on genuinely programmable on demand generative content that is stored immutably on the Ethereum Blockchain. You pick a style that you like, pay for the work, and a randomly generated version of the content is created by an algorithm and sent to your Ethereum account.
The resulting piece might be a static image, 3D model, or an interactive experience. Each output is different and there are endless possibilities for the types of content that can be created on the platform. ‘’ - artblocks.io
Simply, Art Blocks is a Giant Vending machine for Generative art, where you insert coin, choose the art you want and the algorithm generates your artwork according to the artist's code.
What is the difference between Curated – Playground – Factory?
Art Blocks has a curation board in place, which selects the projects that will be released under their ‘’Curated’’ section as they are considered to be the "official" Artblocks releases that represent the vision in quality and design the platform strives for
After artists have had a curated drop, they can then release on Artist Playground. Although the Playground Drops aren’t "curated" they do abide by some rules, such as one active project at a time per artist, must have a curated drop, and must not change tokenomics once it’s launched.
Is the more open side of Art Blocks. It serves as a place for artists who don’t want to wait for a curated drop to release their generative art projects. Requirements aren’t as strict as ‘’Curated’’ but the Factory releases are geared towards showcasing innovation, beauty and creativity
The numbers and people’s reception has been astonishing and it will only grow from here.
Chromie squiggle floor is 3 ETH while Fidenza floor is 18 ETH. All ‘’Curated’’ and ‘’Artist Playground’’ projects are sold out, Factory projects are mostly sold out too, with a few remaining available for primary minting.
The next curated drop is on July 23, by Alida Sun.