We are happy to reiterate that the Oases platform is finally live on Ethereum mainnet after a successful time on testnet. The mainnet launch is clearly a significant milestone, but it is also a point where we have to allocate more of the focus on the future path of the project and its community. Therefore, it's a good time to continue our opinion series where we started to explore digital ownership which is one of the main valuable properties of NFTs and a big reason to work with the technology. Now it's time to look up from NFTs, see the bigger picture, and explore the concept and its use in society and our common environment.
A community with sustainability at its core
Dear Oases community,
We are glad that you have found Oases in the world of NFTs. Oases is an on-chain NFT marketplace built on Ethereum that supports truly decentralized NFT creation and trading. During our testnet event, we have received a lot of valuable advice from the community, which has motivated us to further explore the possibilities and push the boundaries for Web 3.0 NFT applications.
Now we are proud to announce that the Oases mainnet has been launched! Amongst other innovative features, Oases v1.1 supports Instant Payment Settlement, Advanced Trading Mode, and Batch Order Cancellation. Our focus is to provide an NFT marketplace with unique functionality, a vibrant community, and the smoothest user experience.
Hello Oases Community,
After weeks of hard work, debugging, and testing, Oases is officially launching mainnet on August 24th. We hope you are as excited as we are about this huge milestone in Oases' history.
During this intensive period of the testnet, we have received invaluable help from the community. This has enabled us to plant the symbolic seeds that are about to grow, flourish and become the Oases platform and community. The support we have been given will not be forgotten by the team. Also, rest assured that your feedback is remembered and rewarded accordingly. Launching of the mainnet is just the ending on the testnet phase but only the beginning of the future. We will still need your support, the community, on this journey into an exciting future.
Going forward, we will make a weekly list of missions we wish you to perform to support further development and improvements. You can choose to participate in whichever mission you like to earn Palm Coins and make sure that you stay updated with new missions. Going forward, it will be possible to use the Palm Coins to redeem special benefits on Oases, such as fee discounts, whitelist spots, earnings sharing, etc. Please be aware that there is currently no native token of Oases. While it's still not entirely sure if and when we will add this to the Oases ecosystem, we can assure you that you will be able to convert your Palm Coins to the native token once it's released. Be cautious of fake coins!
Each day that passes takes us one step closer to the highly anticipated mainnet launch of the Oases NFT marketplace. Today we will start exploring the features we are working on to make Oases an attractive platform to use as an artist. The platform is under constant improvement and development, so many features are naturally not definitive yet. There are many exciting functionalities and perks that can and will be added along the way as the project progresses. Therefore, we intend to keep this go-through on a fairly general level with more details coming as the mainnet approaches and finally launches. But, let us now focus on the reasons why we think Oases is the perfect place to be for a creator.
On August 9th, Oases hosted the first AMA with a digital artist, Dan Meng, to showcase her artwork and her take on virtual fashion as a creator. The discussion of the AMA has been summarized in this recap for your reference.
Moderator: GM everyone, welcome to the Twitter Space of Oases. It's a great pleasure to be here with you! We are very happy to have our guest — Wang Danmeng, fashion brand manager and digital art creator. Hello Danmeng, thank you for joining us!
Danmeng: Thank you for the invitation from Oases, and I am so excited to be with everyone here today~
To continue our journey toward the upcoming launch of the Oases genesis NFT collection, we want to introduce you to one of the artists creating the artwork. In our announcement article, we dig deeper into the collection, the background, and the vision for the art. The idea is to focus on environments and different animals in their path through the desert to hopefully find the Oases, their refuge, and shelter. In this article, the focus is now on the artist to get a glimpse behind the scenes. The artist wishes to stay anonymous for the time being.
How did you get into arts?
I started developing a strong interest in painting and drawing already back in junior high. I clearly remember this time when a neighbor girl came over to play and drew a lady with chalk in my yard. I was astonished and really touched because I thought it was such a beautiful drawing. Since that day, I have drawn and painted a lot in my free time. I started by painting in these picture books my mother bought me, and I also did a lot of blackboard drawing with chalk. From the first year of high school, I started receiving professional training.
With Oases being a marketplace for NFTs, we naturally believe in the fundamental value and utility of NFTs. While blockchains are still a very young industry, NFTs have emerged as one of the more obvious contemporary use cases of the technology and already transpiring into everyday culture. Because of the industry's infancy, we find it highly relevant to back up and start exploring what NFTs actually are and what the general applications of the technology are, and also specifically for culture and artists. We intend to keep the scoop narrow and publish a series of educational and explorative articles on relevant topics within NFTs, art, and the intersection between technology and human cultural expression.
What are NFTs?
With the mainnet to be released after a fruitful testnet run, the time has come to present to you the Oases Genesis NFT collection. In our introduction piece, we laid out the technical fundamentals and rationale for what we are building. Apart from a celebration, the Genesis collection is an illustration of the vision and core values that represent the Oases community that we hope to see spring from the platform. We want to create a sanctuary for all that could work as a bridge between people of any background and be a focal point of flowing creativity.
Oases Genesis Story
The word genesis is defined as “the origin or mode of formation of something” in the Oxford dictionary. The testnet release is a noteworthy milestone with a platform that we are proud of and eager to develop further. But a technical solution is nothing without the people and our wish is for this moment to become the inception of a vibrant community. We want to emphasize this point of inception with a Genesis NFT collection that aims to capture the essence of Oases. With our first artist collaboration, the artwork is closely tied to the illustrative and symbolic aspects of the project.
The Narrative is based on contemporary challenges connecting it to the symbolism of Oases
As you know, we made our debut and launched the Oases Testnet event on June 15th for everyone to try out our new marketplace. We received tons of love and would like to thank everyone for your participation. We are working continuously on updating our product to ensure that you can enjoy Oases as a niche NFT marketplace.
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We are excited to announce the testnet launch of ‘Oases’, a truly decentralized NFT marketplace that facilitates the transfer and trade of NFTs between traders, investors, creators, and brands.
Oases represents the ‘Metaverse’, the new Oases of blockchain native assets and communities. With NFTs taking the world by storm in 2022, creators and brands have been leveraging the blockchain and using NFTs to represent ownership or access various digital assets in the realm of art, metaverses, games, and more. OpenSea, Rarible, and other NFT marketplaces have primarily benefited from this NFT ‘Bullrun’, but how has the user experience been? Well, the simple answer is- It could be much better. Oases is here to help.
Now you have a crypto wallet, but to test use Oases, you'll need test-ETH-token to navigate around the platform. But before we get started, please have your crypto wallet address ready.
If you do not have a crypto wallet, please go to step one - set up, install a crypto wallet.
Oases is a decentralized NFT marketplace based on Ethereum. In order to actively participate in testing the platform, you'll need a crypto wallet and ETH token to navigate around.
If you lack knowledge about how to set up a crypto wallet or claim ETH tokens, don't worry, we'll explain thoroughly in the following paragraphs. If you already have a Metamask or TokenPocket crypto wallet, please, directly go to Step Two: Claim Test Tokens.
We are excited to announce the upcoming testnet launch of ‘Oases’, a truly decentralized NFT marketplace. Oases represents the ‘Metaverse’, the new Oases of blockchain native assets and communities. It aims to be the first non-custodial, on-chain NFT marketplace built on Ethereum that supports truly decentralized trading and facilitates the transfer and trade of NFTs between traders, investors, creators and brands.
The NFT Wave
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have taken the world by storm in 2022, with creators and brands leveraging the blockchain and using NFTs to represent ownership or access various digital assets and collectables in the realm of art, metaverses, games, Decentralised Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and more.