nft42's 2020 in Review - TokenSmart NFT Humpday Report #16


Welcome to the 16th issue of the NFT Humpday Report, a weekly column covering and providing embedded analysis on the NFT economy’s biggest topics du jour. Brought to you by WIP meetup collaborators and nft42 community hub TokenSmart.


nft42, the NFT dev studio headed up by Jim “j1mmy” McNelis, Ryan “Rizzle” Kappel, and Nate “NateAlex” Hart, brought a handful of projects into the NFT ecosystem’s limelight in 2020. 

These spokes included Avastars, TokenSmart, InfiNFT, and the Metalympics, and these projects’ advances last year have since earned nft42 a spot in the 2021 Winter Cohort of Outlier Ventures, a Web 3.0 accelerator. 

So 2021 is shaping up to be a big year for nft42, just like how 2020 was. Yet to get a better sense of where we’re going, let’s remember where we’ve just come from. Here’s the inaugural nft42 Year in Review recap …

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January 2020

  • nft42 launches the TokenSmart Discord as a community hub for the whole NFT ecosystem. “Let's bring the projects, artists, and users together in one place,” j1mmy said at the time.

  • TokenSmart Discord giveaways begin, including around assets like ChainFaces, a Cryptovoxels parcel, and more.

  • nft42 ramps up preparations for the springtime launch of its flagship on-chain collectibles project Avastars, publishing primers on the art, metadata, and terminology of the venture.

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Looking back, then, 2020 was an amazing year for nft42.

It was only just the beginning, too.

We want to take this moment to thank all of our community members and supporters who have helped us come this far, and we promise that the future will be even brighter.

Our acceptance into Outlier’s 2021 Winter Cohort is going to help us expand and scale up our studio’s work like never before, and we couldn’t be more any excited for all the work and fun ahead. Thanks a million for joining us on the journey so far!

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Thanks for reading the 16th NFT Humpday Report! Check back this time next week for more excellent NFT ecosystem coverage! Cheers🌠