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8 Reasons Why JOYWORLD [is] the collection NFT world needs right now.

Amongst all the doom and gloom of the latest (but almost certainly not last) big crypto crash, it’s easy to lose sight of what art is about: joy. John Orion Young (JOY) is the mastermind behind JOYWORLD, a collection all about making you smile, no matter how bleak the world might seem. And we could all use a bit of that, right?


JOYWORLD Expands to Flow Blockchain with Launch of 'JOYWORLD Portals' Series

The JOYWORLD Portal series is a game-changer for the NFT art world and John Orion Young's art. With only 11 editions available, the excitement was palpable as the auction for "JOYWORLD Portal, Sandstone Headland" opened on the Flow Blockchain through Versus. The bidders were thrilled to be a part of the action and to chat with the artist, John Orion Young, himself. And the results were historic - selling for a staggering 7769.69 Flow, making it the top sale for an art auction on Versus to date.

This exciting expansion to the Flow Blockchain marks a new frontier for JOYWORLD and John Orion Young's art. The series promises to offer even more immersive and interactive experiences for art collectors and enthusiasts alike. So keep your eyes peeled for what's next from JOYWORLD on the Flow Blockchain!

Check out the JOYWORLD Portal series on Versus now.


The JOYWORLD Mini-Documentary with Gali Filche and JOY

This is a documentary/vlog about my road trip to Oregon to meet John Orion Young, the founder of JOYWorld and first artist to put 3D art on the blockchain in 2018. Since then, John has been building JOYWORLD, a world inside of the metaverse that is like a painting you can walk into, and own a piece of, all built on the Ethereum blockchain. He has now created 130 original JOYs (original 3D NFTs), and released a collection of 9 JOYToys, with lots more coming. Now his digital art pieces/NFTs go for $100,000s, and have become an iconic symbol for early web 3.0 entrepreneurship.


Creator Spotlight: JOY on Versus

A quick dive into JOYs early art life, JOYWORLD’s beginnings, and an introduction to the first artwork in the JOYWORLD Portal series and the first to be minted on the Flow Blockchain. The Portal series is the newest collection of photographic artworks from JOY. In an attempt to capture these beautiful flashes in time where the JOYs enter our earth plane, JOY drops a single blotter on his tongue and jumps through time to capture an image of himself next to the portal for scale.


Power Flower Blooms at NFT NYC!

New York, NY - Attention all NFT enthusiasts, tech geeks, and flower children: prepare to be awestruck by the latest masterpiece to hit the virtual art world. Power Flower, hand-sculpted in virtual reality by renowned artist John Orion Young, has finally made landfall at Dreamverse, produced by Metapurse.

In a bold move to merge the physical and digital realms, Dreamverse aims to showcase the pinnacle of NFT art and VR experiences from the most cutting-edge artists of our time. But, let's be real, we all know what you're here for - the giant robot covered in flowers. Yes, you read that right. A gundam-like behemoth made entirely of petals and armed with a 24K gold watering can full of liquid rainbows.

But don't be fooled by its delicate appearance - Power Flower is an indomitable pollinator of peace, ready to fill the world with JOY, love, peace, and, of course, flowers. So, put down your devices, slip on those VR headsets, and experience the digital renaissance like never before. Who knows, you may even leave with a newfound appreciation for the power of art, technology, and global house DJs.

For more information, please visit Dreamverse. And remember: always be mindful of the power to pollinate peace.


Adobe Shines a Light on JOY in Latest NFT Video: 'A Digital Art Revolution: Adobe MAX 2021

In its latest video exploring the exciting world of NFTs, Adobe has put JOY and JOYWORLD at center stage, highlighting the incredible impact they're making on the digital art world.

Titled "NFT - A Digital Art Revolution: Adobe MAX 2021," the video features leading voices in the NFT community, including artists and experts, who discuss the benefits of NFTs for digital artists and the future of the art world.

But it's JOY and JOYWORLD that steals the show, showcasing how this innovative platform is paving the way for a new era of digital art and ownership. With its unique, one-of-a-kind creations and vibrant community, JOYWORLD is helping to redefine what's possible in the world of NFTs.

So if you're looking to stay ahead of the curve in the world of NFTs, this video is a must-watch. Don't miss your chance to learn more about JOY, JOYWORLD, and the future of digital art.


JOY No.2 JOYbot Fetches $252,000 at Sotheby's Metaverse Natively Digital 1.2 The Collectors Show

JOYbot, the second 3D sculpture ever minted on the blockchain and a companion for Original JOY, was auctioned off at Sotheby's as part of JOY Collector Pranksy's collection for the Sotheby's Metaverse Natively Digital 1.2 The Collectors show. On October 26, 2021, JOYbot was sold for $252,000 USD to Kaprekar (@kaprekar_punk), marking the third JOY to sell for over six figures.

JOYbot was created to intimidate the intimidators and bring a sense of security to other realms of reality. The robot was built using parts from a movie prop mecha, juicers, and an old Honda, making it a unique and one-of-a-kind artifact in the world of NFTs.

This sale reinforces JOYWORLD's position as a leader in the NFT space and highlights the growing popularity and recognition of JOYs as valuable and collectible digital assets. Congratulations to Kaprekar (@kaprekar_punk) on their latest acquisition and to JOYWORLD for another successful sale.


JOY Brings the Smiles to the Party Degenerates with Latest Collaboration!

Get ready to party with a smile on your face, as JOY joins forces with the wild and wacky world of Party Degenerates. JOY has created a 3D "Smiley" trait, randomly generated onto the Party Degenerate avatars, making the party even more absurd and hilarious.

In the age of NFTs and the "Second Renaissance," the party never stops for the Party Degenerates. And JOY is the cherry on top of the crazy sundae. This latest collaboration is a testament to JOY's cutting-edge creativity and its willingness to push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of digital art.

So grab your avatars and join the party, because when JOY and Party Degenerates come together, you know it's going to be one wild ride. Let the good times roll!


JOY Sale Breaks Records Again as Crypto-louvre Offers Begin Again Ganesha!

It was a historic moment in the world of JOYs as Crypto-louvre, sold the one-of-a-kind JOY, Begin Again Ganesha, for a whopping 75 ETH, amounting to a six-figure sale in USD ($213,815.25 at the time of sale). The lucky buyer, Jeff32 (@jeff964), couldn't contain his excitement about his latest acquisition.

But what makes this sale even more remarkable was the ceremonious extraction of Begin Again Ganesha from its display shelf. Yes, you heard it right, Ganesha was kept on a shelf, and when the sale went through, Crypto-louvre ceremoniously extracted them from the display and turned it off, marking the end of an era for Ganesha and the beginning of a new chapter for Jeff32.

This marks the second highest six-figure JOY sale in USD and continues to prove the growing popularity and value of John Orion Young's digital multiverse. So, keep your eyes peeled, who knows what JOYs will be making their way to the shelves (and into the wallets) of art collectors next.


JOYWORLD Unleashes Reality-Bending Fun with JOYvision Launch!

Attention JOY Collectors, hold onto your hats and prepare for a wild ride into a new realm of reality! JOYWORLD, the digital multiverse full of JOY, has just launched JOYvision, an Augmented Reality experience that will take your JOY experience to the next level.

With JOYvision, you can now view any JOYtoy in your real world environment directly from JOY.WORLD. Imagine holding a miniature version of your favorite JOYtoy in the palm of your hand or placing it on your desk for all to see. It's like having a portal to a whole new world of JOY right at your fingertips!

JOYWORLD has always been pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the digital art world, and JOYvision is just the latest example of JOY's innovative spirit. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to take a leap into a world of imagination and experience JOY like never before!


JOYworld Shakes the Digital Art World with the Release of JOYtoy No.9: JOYblock

In a groundbreaking moment for JOYWORLD, the highly anticipated JOYtoy No.9: JOYblock sold out in an astonishing 10 minutes after being listed for a mere 0.001 ETH. This is the approximate price that the first JOYs were sold for back in 2018, and this latest release is a nostalgic nod to the early days of JOYWORLD.

The minimalist yet striking design of JOYblock has captured the hearts of JOY collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Its simple form serves as a symbol of the courage to start something new, over and over again. This latest addition to the JOYtoy collection is a true testament to the timeless appeal of JOYWORLD's art and design.

JOYWORLD continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible in the digital art world. JOYblock is a must-have for any serious JOY collector, and we are honored to have it join the ranks of our iconic JOYtoy lineup.

So hold tight, JOYWORLD fans, because this is only the beginning of our exciting journey into the digital art world. Get ready for more amazing JOYtoys and innovative creations, because JOYWORLD is just getting started!


Revolutionary Artwork Lays the First Brick for Museum of Crypto Art's Genesis Collection!

The Museum of Crypto Art (MOCA) has just made history by acquiring a JOY, a unique and innovative NFT, for their permanent Genesis Collection. This subset of the MOCA Permanent Collection will feature only one artwork per artist who made a positive impact on the NFT space prior to December 2020.

Laying the First Brick JOY represents the spirit of courage and creativity, embodied by the brick that is laid, over and over again, as a foundation for new beginnings. With this acquisition, MOCA has secured a place in the annals of art history as a leading institution that recognizes and celebrates the importance of NFTs in the world of contemporary art.

Get ready to experience the magic of JOY and the revolutionary spirit of NFTs at the Museum of Crypto Art. Let's start building a new foundation for art, together!


JOYWORLD Brings the Fun and Friends with JOYx Launch!

The digital multiverse of JOYs, JOYWORLD, has just launched JOYx, a new category of collaborations and inter-verse fun. John Orion Young, the mastermind behind JOYWORLD, is excited to bring together other artists and verses from across the digital realm to create unique and joyful experiences.

And the first JOYx collaboration is nothing short of amazing! JOYWORLD has teamed up with the dynamic duo, DABSMYLA, to create an original video piece that is hosted on SuperRare. This marks the first time a JOY piece has ever been minted outside of JOYWORLD's custom smart contracts, and it's just the beginning of what's to come with JOYx.

So get ready to laugh, dance, and have a blast as JOYWORLD opens up a world of possibilities for JOYs and digital art. Join us on this wild ride and let's see where JOYx takes us!


Breaking News: JOYWORLD Shakes Up Art World with Landmark Sale of Unicorn Fart NFT!

In a stunning turn of events, MetaEvm, a new JOY Collector, has acquired Unicorn Fart, a one-of-a-kind JOY hand-sculpted in virtual reality by renowned artist John Orion Young. The sale, conducted by none other than the founder of Uniswap, Hayden Adams, saw Unicorn Fart fetch an astonishing 128 ETH, equaling $236,632 at the time of sale. This historic transaction marks the highest JOY sale to date and sets a new benchmark for the potential of JOYs and NFTs in the future.

The art world is buzzing with excitement over this landmark sale, which demonstrates the innovative use of blockchain technology and the growing importance of NFTs. With Unicorn Fart leading the way, the possibilities for NFTs and JOYs are truly limitless.

And for those with a sense of humor, it's worth noting that the farting unicorn may have let out a mighty toot of triumph at this amazing feat, making the sale of Unicorn Fart not only a major event in the NFT world, but also in the fart world.


Breaking News: Franny Fanny JOYtoy Sells Out in Record Time!

The Franny Fanny JOYtoy, the first NFT created by a JOY, made history today with its incredible speed of selling out. With only 99 editions available, the Franny Fanny JOYtoy was snapped up by collectors in a matter of hours, setting a new standard for NFT sales.

But what sets this NFT apart is the revolutionary way it shares its profits with its fellow NFTs. The Franny Fanny JOYtoy contract calls the JOYs contract and determines the owner at the time of the transaction, automatically splitting the profits with them. This is the first time in NFT history that a sale has split profits with another NFT holder, making it a true game-changer in the world of NFTs.

The Franny Fanny JOYtoy was created in collaboration with Franny and its collector Niftynaut, who helped determine the number of editions and price. This innovative NFT is just the beginning of a new era in the world of NFTs and shows the unlimited potential of this exciting new market. Stay tuned for more groundbreaking NFTs from JOYWORLD!


John Orion Young (JOY) sculpting NFTs through VR

John is an artist who sculpts digital art inside a VR headset. Listen along as we uncover his journey as an artist, learn about some of his daily routines, how he feels crypto can unleash new possibilities for creators and everything you need to know about the exciting new virtual world that he's building!


JOYWORLD Launches New Custom Contract with a Surprise for Collectors

In a surprise move, JOYWORLD has launched its new custom contract for limited edition JOYtoys and gifted all current and past JOY collectors with the first JOYtoy, 2020 Vision of JOY. This includes 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.

The launch of the custom contract marks a new era for JOYWORLD and its collectors, bringing with it new capabilities and features. JOYtoys are limited edition, uniquely numbered ERC721 objects, offering a new way to play and interact in the metaverse. Each JOYtoy exists as an index of files, including animations and 3D sculptures, with the option to add additional files over time for interoperability across the metaverse.

JOYWORLD has maintained its commitment to art history and the immutable nature of its offerings, with all metadata on-chain and files distributed across the InterPlanetary File System. The custom contract also includes exciting new features, such as the ability to split profits at the point of sale with collaborators, charities, and even JOY owners.

Collectors are excited about the new era of JOYWORLD and the opportunities the custom contract brings. Many see the surprise gift of the first JOYtoy as a sign of good things to come, and are eagerly awaiting the next chapter in JOYWORLD's journey.


JOYtoys Launch with One-of-a-Kind Smart Contract

JOYWORLD introduces its exclusive smart contract for limited edition JOYtoys. These numbered, limited edition ERC721 objects from JOYWORLD are the ultimate playthings for the metaverse. Each JOYtoy consists of a collection of files including a 500x500 Animated PNG, 2000x2000 PNG, USDZ, GLB, 500x500 GIF, and 32x32x32 VOX. With additional files to be added over time, JOYtoys are designed for interoperability across the metaverse, with all metadata recorded on the blockchain and files stored on the immutable InterPlanetary File System. The new contract, created in partnership with NFT42, features innovative capabilities such as the ability to split profits at the point of sale with collaborators, charities, and JOY owners.


Immersive Creativity with JOY: Discovering Adobe’s AR and VR Tools

Imagine sculpting and painting an idea out of thin air. Join contemporary artist John Orion Young (JOY) to discover immersive creativity in this time of immersive computing. Explore the creative process in virtual and augmented reality, and find out how the distance between your imagination and reality is being dramatically reduced.


Journey to JOYWORLD with JOY

JOYWORLD is a different reality where everyone and thing is conspiring to make you feel JOYful and creative. Most people who visit JOYWORLD for too long get pronoia, constantly feeling like the universe is conspiring in their favor.


Adobe Augmented Reality Artist Residency

Former Adobe AR resident, John Orion Young started going by his initials JOY to put some more positivity out into the world with his art. See how he sets his work free with Adobe Aero.


JOYs S2 Hot-Potato Fork

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.


Spotlight: John Orion Young on Spreading Joy with VR Crypto Art

John Orion Young (JOY) uses virtual reality (VR) as a tool for creating unique art pieces that are often sold and exchanged on the Ethereum blockchain. Young's site has been consistently popular with his collectibles generating a lot of activity on the blockchain. In this interview, he touches upon some fascinating aspects of the physicality of creating in the VR medium, digital art ownership and its indexicality.


Digital Art in the Blockchain Era: An Interview with John Orion Young

John Orion Young, a VR sculptor and technologist, is creating a dapp-powered VR world called JOYWORLD, where users can collect and trade unique digital 3D sculptures using a custom ERC-721 contract on the Ethereum blockchain. His smart contract has processed over 130 ETH and he expects to be able to live off the revenue soon. John built the entire JOYWORLD website himself, and he believes that by removing the distance between the artist and the collector, it makes the experience more direct and personal. He plans to continue building and expanding JOYWORLD, as he sees it as an integral part of his artistic process.


A Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain and Art

John Orion Young is using blockchain technology to give art collectors a new way to interact with his work. When a piece is purchased, a smart contract automatically sets a new price for the next buyer, ensuring profit for the artist and transforming the buyer into an advocate to facilitate the next sale. Young plans to incorporate 3D/AR/VR viewing and a "JOYworld" virtual reality space in the future. This is one example of how blockchain empowers collectors to directly engage with the artist and have a stake in the life of a piece.


JOY Art Market Sets World Records

JOY Collector Mamba 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

JOY Collectors have traded over 45 ETH in 24 hours!


JOY Becomes First Artist to Mint 3D Artworks

JOY becomes the first artist to mint 3D artworks on the Ethereum blockchain. JOY is also the first artist to create their own smart contract and marketplace to sell their digital art. JOY minted the first pieces of digital art 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!