When we entered the scene in early 2021, it seemed clear NFTs would change the landscape of digital art and the way we experience art in general.
It was also clear that artists and collectors lacked the tools to fully tell their stories: it was incredibly tedious to curate their works in environments that brought art to life.
Curators could either display in low-cost, less-immersive 2D settings or spend thousands of dollars on metaverse land to construct custom exhibition spaces.
Cyber was born to give collectors and artists accessible tools to easily display their NFTs in immersive, composable spaces — we built Cyber with a mission to unlock creativity for all and foster the development of a curated online world filled with endless, valuable content.
On the Cyber platform, every piece of content is an NFT, including the exhibition spaces, which are created by some of the most talented virtual architects in the world. This model lays the groundwork for an accessible, constantly expanding and evolving metaverse in which the entire NFT ecosystem benefits from sustainable attention-capturing experiences.
In May 2021, Cyber and Wolfgang released Genesis, the first-ever digital gallery NFT.
Outside of the scope of Cyber, Tyler Hobbs, Dmitri Cherniak, Loren Bednar, Rich Lord, pxlq, and Hideki Tsukamoto (all who have works featured above) poured time and resources into creating compelling art.
Von Mises acquired their works, purchased Genesis, and curated an exhibition that has been viewed by tens of thousands of visitors.
This is an example of the composable creativity that Cyber enables. We believe this approach, which brings together and empowers creators, collectors, and users will help the NFT ecosystem to thrive in a sustainable way. By making spaces own-able, Cyber provides a funding mechanism that helps unlock the creativity of metaverse architects — their contributions being key to further unlock ever-increasing possibilities for artists and collectors.
Since the release of Genesis, Cyber has expanded.
Including Genesis, metaverse architects have now created 9 different spaces as NFTs.
Cyber spaces have a floor market cap of over $40M and have traded over 3,000 ETH in volume. The 33 editions of Genesis, which initially sold for 0.11E now trade at a floor price of 13.5 ETH. Importantly, the economic value that these spaces have created has accrued to their owners and creators. And even more importantly, the spaces have enriched the experiences of artists, collectors, and visitors. In Q4 ‘21 alone, Cyber welcomed over 400,000 monthly active users who on average interacted with 25+ artworks per gallery. 100,000+ spaces have been deployed to date.
To support our work building Cyber, we have raised $6.7 million from investors who are aligned with our vision and mission. We’re thrilled to be working with some of the best minds in NFTs and crypto.
Variant, TCG, 3AC, Ludlow Ventures, Metacartel Ventures, 6529 Capital, StarryNight Capital, Galaxy Interactive, Robot Ventures, Jack Herrick, JDH, KryBharat, Snowfro, DT Luiz, Conlan Rios, AC, VonMises, Deeze, Scott Belsky, Ryan Hoover, Alex Bouaziz, Denis Nazarov, Trevor McFedries, Gmoney, Cozomo de Medici, Jeff Lo, Packy McCormick, John Glick, Night Ventures, Shrug Cap, Neon DAO, Clark Valberg, and TJ Kawamura have all participated in our early rounds of funding.
Cyber plans to decentralize over time, and we’re grateful to have a group of investors that will support Cyber on our path towards community ownership.
We will continue to build hand-in-hand with our community.
Here are a few of the more major features we’ll be rolling out over the coming months:
We can’t wait to build an infinitely interesting metaverse with you.
Get started by setting up a space or exploring cyber space on cyber.xyz.
Or, help us build by joining our team: we’re hiring for a number of roles:
Find all of our active jobs and more about them here.