[Originally published August 8, 2022]
Bitski, an NFT agency known for creating custom NFT storefronts, recently launched an iOS edition of its NFT wallet and is currently dropping free NFTs from interesting, indie artists.
I don’t know a lot about Bitski. It is said to have raised a bunch of money last year when it was known for building “custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators.” That would have been a great business in 2021!
[Update: TechCrunch didn’t mention that Bitski started with a wallet or wallet-tech. History’s a little spotty but this promo is focused on its new iOS app.]
Recently Bitski launched an NFT wallet, currently promoted on its homepage, and I’ve been downloading some unique and interesting NFTs. I’ve also clicked to enter a handful of raffles for a Meebit, land in SuperWorld and some other pricey things.
While it would be great to win a Meebit, I’m enjoying the free NFTs. They have an indie culture vibe that makes me think it reflects Bitski’s networks but I don’t really know anything about the folks at Bitski. So I’m guessing the artists are a combination of clients and friends.
🎁 A gift for you: WVRPS Genesis Tour from our frens at @warpsound_ai. Join the virtual artist as they bring the WarpSound live interactive music experience to some of their Web3 community.
— Bitski (@bitski) July 27, 2022
If you check out Bitski’s Explore page, you’ll see a variety of artists at varying price points. It includes NFTs related to both Richard Petty and the Braves via Candy so I assumed we’d see some celebrity or big brand offerings. But the mix is more indie art, music and fashion including items wearable in specific outposts of the Metaverse.
Note: Obviously the word ‘indie’ has been much overused, perhaps to exhaustion. But the mix of NFTs shown here are interesting, creative and not designed to onboard the mass market.
So Bitski is working in what seems to be a clear niche, I’m just not up on these folks. But, so far, the list includes artists from Tom Ogleby, with 94 Twitter followers, to WarpSound, with 24.4k Twitter followers. And it’s all worth checking out.
Please click through the embedded tweets to get a better sense of what I mean about the artists. Starting with a niche, especially of smart, creative people, is a great way to go mainstream, if that’s where you’re wanting to go.
Obvious example: Facebook started with Ivy League college students.