MakersPlace

Create, sell and collect truly unique digital creations.

MakersPlace is an online marketplace to discover, collect and invest in truly unique and authentic digital creations, created by the world's leading artists and creators. Digital creators on MakersPlace are able to protect and sell their unique creations.
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Maker
Hiring
Hi everyone. Dannie here from the MakersPlace team. The team and I are super excited to introduce our marketplace and platform that's aimed at enabling a vibrant future for digital creativity. On our marketplace you can discover, collect and invest in truly unique digital creations by the world’s leading artists and creators. What’s unique about MakersPlace is that everything available is an authentic and unique creation that’s been digitally signed and issued by the creator -- all made possible by blockchain technology. That means, when you purchase a digital creation on MakersPlace, you’re getting a uniquely issued digital print -- even if someone copies the digital creation, it won’t be the authentic version that’s in your possession. You can even trade or re-sell your creation on any public marketplace. Behind our marketplace is a super easy-to-use platform for digital creators to protect and sell their unique digital creations, directly through our marketplace or any public exchange. Creators can easily establish a permanent proof of ownership for each creation, and issue unique editions which can be sold to collectors worldwide. We support both cryptocurrency and fiat for purchases. MakersPlace was founded by Yash, Ryoma and I to solve a real issue plaguing digital creators worldwide. In an online world, the value of a digital creation has been greatly diminished by the simple fact that anything digital can easily be copied. This is no longer the case with platforms like MakersPlace and blockchain technology. We're most excited that, finally, digital creators can capture the full value of their work, which will undoubtedly lead to a brighter and sustainable future for digital creativity. If you’d like to chat with us directly, join our community at: https://invite.gg/makersplace. If you’re interested in joining our mission, we’re hiring! https://angel.co/makersplace/jobs/
I may be missing something, I love the design, illustrations, UX and everything about this - but why would I need a digital version of a piece of artwork? strikes me that it's less valuable than a physical one?
Maker
Hiring
Hi @christopher_lee4 . The creations available on MakersPlace aren’t digital versions of physical artwork. They are digital artworks that were created digitally with the intention to be consumed digitally. That being said, today, digital creations are valued less than physical creations. Scarcity, tangibility, ownership, authenticity, resell value, all play into the perceived value of a creation — things that digital creations lack. This is what we’re solving.
@dannieb Very cool, really unique model I like it. Hope I'm not being intrusive, but seeing as you just launched I have a market research service where for $12 you can ask 100 people a question then follow-up based on how they answered and even interview them! https://scoops.io/ You could ask e.g. "Would you pay for digital artwork/creations made by other people if they were as scarce, authentic, and tangible as physical ones?" <- and then follow-up with people who said yes. Anyway If you want to give it a shot feel free to sign up and let me know which email you used over Intercom and I'll pass you $12 in free credits. Best of luck otherwise!
Maker
Hiring
@christopher_lee4 Interesting, will take a look!
Awesome to see this live, @dannieb and team. It's come a long way since we met last year. What's been the biggest surprise so far?
Maker
Hiring
Hey @rrhoover , great question! One big surprise I can think of is seeing creators adopt and interact with blockchain technology. The interfaces and general understanding of blockchain technology has certainly improved in the ecosystem over the last year, and we’ve definitely made it easy to interact with the technology. However, we weren’t sure how creators would actually respond to having to understand some of the concepts that are unavoidable. e.g long transaction times, gas fees, setting up digital wallets for payouts, navigating coinbase, etc. There’s still a learning curve but with proper education, clean user experiences and being honest with creators about why things in the blockchain world take a little longer than they’re used to (e.g mining transactions), they’ve been very receptive to the technology. It’s also nice that we’re working with digital creators, who are comfortable using and adopting new technologies.
Congratulations @dannieb ! Very impressive, good luck to you guys!
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Hiring
@eulerr thanks!