History

Some highlights from JOYWORLD's trip through time.

Dec 02, 2021

JOYWORLD expands to the Flow Blockchain with JOYWORLD Portals series

The auction for the first portal photograph “JOYWORLD Portal, Sandstone Headland” opened at Versus on the Flow Blockchain, selling for 7769.69 Flow, the top sale for an art auction on Versus to date.

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Nov 04, 2021

Power Flower is showcased at NFT NYC

Power Flower is presented in Virtual Reality at Dreamverse produced by Metapurse.

“NFTs are still thought of as abstract or virtual. Dreamverse is what happens when NFTs make landfall. A celebration merging the physical and digital realms, Dreamverse is an expression of the digital renaissance we have been experiencing the last few years.

It will showcase the pinnacle of NFT art and VR experiences from amazing artists. The intersection of art, technology, and global house DJs will make for an ecstatic, spiritual experience.” - Dreamverse

Learn more about Dreamverse

Oct 26, 2021

Adobe features JOY in“NFT - A Digital Art Revolution: Adobe MAX 2021”

“NFT’s – non-fungible tokens – created a lot of buzz when they first entered the mainstream consciousness a few months ago, via some high-priced auctions and disruption to traditional art markets. But hype aside, there are some real benefits in NFT’s for digital artists, and in this video we hear about them from a number of leading figures in the space, as well as the artists themselves.”

Oct 18-26, 2021

JOYbot is auctioned at Sotheby's

JOYbot, the second 3D sculpture ever minted on the blockchain, is auctioned at Sotheby’s as a part of JOY Collector Pranksy’s collection for the Sotheby’s Metaverse Natively Digital 1.2 The Collectors show.

On October 26, 2021 JOYbot sold for $252,000 USD to Kaprekar (@kaprekar_punk). The third JOY to sell for over six figures.

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Oct 10, 2021

JOY joins Party Degenerates as a Guest Artist

JOY created a 3D “Smiley” trait to be randomly programmatically generated onto the Party Degenerate avatars.

“In 2021, NFTs have revolutionised the human creative expression and started to shape the art world as we knew it into what’s going to be the “Second Renaissance”.

The Party Degenerates Guest Artists were those at the forefront of innovation. They represent a small fraction of the Artists who inspired us this year, and they stand out as leaders who have fuelled the rise of an unprecedented sustainable creative collective.” – Party Degenerates

Sept 29, 2021

2nd six-figure JOY sale (in USD)

Crypto-louvre sells Begin Again Ganesha for 75 ETH to Jeff32 (@jeff964) the second highest, six-figure JOY sale in USD ($213,815.25 at the time of sale).

Sept 03, 2021

JOYtoy No.9 JOYblock sells out in 10 minutes

Listed for 0.001 ETH (the approximate price the first JOYs were sold for in 2018) JOYblock sells out in under 10 minutes.

July 27, 2021

MOCA acquires JOY for Genesis Collection

Laying the First Brick was acquired by the Museum of Crypto Art for their Permanent Collection of early NFT artists.

“The Genesis Collection is a subset of the M○C△ Permanent Collection that will allow for one artwork per artist who was a positive contributor to the NFT space prior to December 2020.” – Museum of Crypto Art

Sept 03, 2021

JOYvision Launch

JOYWORLD launches Augmented Reality for JOYtoys called JOYvision. Now you can view any JOYtoy in your real world environment directly from JOY.WORLD.

Apr 06, 2021

JOYx Launch

JOYWORLD begins playing with other verses and artists in the form of JOYx. A new categorization for collaboration across the digital multiverse. The first collaboration was an original video piece with DABSMYLA and was hosted on SuperRare, the first time a JOY piece has been minted outside of JOYWORLD's custom smart contracts.

Mar 14, 2021

Highest JOY Sale in ETH and USD

Feb 18, 2021

The first JOYtoy created by a JOY

The limited edition series of the Franny Fanny JOYtoy created in collaboration with Franny was released.

This is the first JOYtoy created by a JOY! Introducing the next level for NFTs -- tokens paying token holders. Franny's collector @niftynaut helped determine # of editions and price and received 50% of the sales automatically from the contract!

Jan 01, 2021

JOY Collectors Receive a Gift

All current and past JOY Collectors were gifted the first JOYtoy with the launch of the new custom contract. 2020 Vision of JOY was sent to all Ethereum addresses that had ever held a JOY, even those from the original JOYWORLD hot-potato contract that had only held a JOY for a few seconds before it was stolen.

Feb 18, 2021

JOYtoy Contract

JOYWORLD launches its original smart contract for limited edition JOYtoys.

JOYtoys are limited edition, uniquely numbered ERC721 objects from JOYWORLD. Think of them as playthings for the metaverse! Each one exists multidimensionally as an index of files including a 500x500 Animated PNG, 2000x2000 PNG, USDZ, GLB, 500x500 GIF, 32x32x32 VOX.

Additional files (up to 20) will be added over time to enable interoperability across the metaverse. Metadata is all on-chain, art history maintained, and files distributed across the immutable InterPlanetary File System.

Created on a new contract made in collaboration with NFT42, JOYtoys have many new capabilities written directly into the contract, like the ability to split profits at the point of sale with collaborators, charities, and even owners of JOYs.

Dec 22, 2019

JOY S2 Contract

At the end of 2019 all the JOYS were migrated to a new JOY contract with a full ownership model (increasing the value of JOYs by 700% overnight). Everybody can view this online digital art, but only one person can own it at a time.

Aug 24, 2018

JOY Art Market sets records

JOY Collector Mamba (@legionerfish) set the highest sale record to date by collecting Surge and pressing the price up to 2.7 ETH! Now the most expensive artwork!

JOY is the #1 Art DApp in the world and #11 out of all DApps by trading volume.Ahead of SuperRare, KnownOrigin and others. According to DApp.com

JOY Collectors have traded over 45 ETH in 24 hours!

Apr 24, 2018

JOY Hot-Potato Contract

JOY minted the first pieces of digital art in early 2018 on an original smart contract he coded to sell each JOY for the Ethereum equivalent of $1. The contract would then automatically increase the value of each JOY after each trade, and immediately relist it for sale again. Somebody could always steal your JOY from you—if they were willing to pay more than you!

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