The studio behind some of the biggest Web3 projects including NBA Top Shot, NFL All Day, UFC Strike, and CryptoKitties just announced the upcoming release of a free tool to empower non-fungible token (NFT) creators and a myriad of artists.
The tool is called Dapper Creator and is geared towards helping Web3 artists create new projects and connect with their communities, fans, collectors, and users of non-fungible tokens. In the spirit of decentralization, Dapper Labs wrote that it was time to share the technology they’ve been working on since 2017 with creators around the world.
According to Dapper Labs, the tool will create a new medium for creativity and expand “what experiences can be created,” as well as give artists the chance for new monetization opportunities. The studio believes decentralized technology like blockchain, crypto, NFTs, and the metaverse can allow artists to create new immersive experiences and deeper connections with fans.
Though the announcement was light on details, it made clear that no coding experience will be necessary to work with Dapper Creator. Also, the new tool is available to all types of creators, including musicians, artists, gamers, streamers, authors, designers, comedians and more. Creators and artists interested in the Dapper Creator tool can sign up for more information on Dapper Labs’ blog.
Web3 Companies Are Bullish on Creators
Dapper Labs isn’t the only company or brand investing in Web3 creators. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve written about several projects and funds geared towards empowering NFT creators in the nascent space. Here are our top three stories.
First, the venture capital arm of KuCoin, KuCoin Ventures, announced a $100 million fund in collaboration with the exchange’s NFT marketplace that’s geared towards Web3 creators. The fund is focused on early-stage projects in sports, PFPs, Asian culture, art, GameFi and celebrities.
Next, Instagram released a new feature for creators and collectors to post NFTs by connecting their digital wallets. The new feature is available in 100 countries in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.
Lastly, the creator of the cryptocurrency $XRP, Ripple, recently announced its second wave of creators from its $250 million Ripple’s Creator Fund. The goal of the fund is to give NFT creators the funding and support they need to launch innovative projects on the Ripple blockchain.
NFTs and blockchain technology are empowering artists and creators from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, and Web3 companies are behind much of the transformation. We’ll have to wait to see how Dapper Creator turns out, but for NFT creators and artists around the world, it could be another useful resource to add to their arsenal.