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May 9th, 2022

A generative NFT project built from 1,074 handcrafted works of art for the builders and creatives—the pioneers—of cyberspace. Dropping in late June.

Climb into your Rig and hold onto your brain chips. If you play this one right, the possibilities are endless.
Climb into your Rig and hold onto your brain chips. If you play this one right, the possibilities are endless.

Community is at the heart of every great Web3 protocol. In Tableland, we aim to build technology that rewards, inspires, and unites our earliest members. Together, we believe a small and aligned group of contributors can build momentum toward a data revolution. We are excited to share the first look at Rigs, an NFT experience for the Tableland community.

NFTs can be a building block to unite technological communities. Well-crafted NFTs can link technology, art, community, and incentives in ways unlike any previous innovation. Rigs are where we will experiment and demonstrate what is possible.

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February 17th, 2022

Today, we are excited to announce Tableland, where we are building a novel protocol to enable relational tables and SQL in Web3.

In Tableland, we believe the new app stack is NFTs and DAOs. Apps are no longer user interfaces sitting on top of a pile of APIs. Now apps are human experiences that optimize for features like ownership, belonging, access control, and participation. Many of the people buying NFTs today are buying them for the experiences they confer.

As the creators of those experiences, we rely extensively on crafting the metadata accompanying the tokens. Metadata describes the assets that make up the artwork in your Pfp; metadata is what community channels you'll get access to; metadata is your NFT’s score in the game; metadata is how you decide which of your NFTs to show off in a gallery. And so on. When we look into how this metadata is created and exchanged, we find a disconnected system of on-chain storage, decentralized files, and centralized APIs.

How metadata is captured and served means a lot to the way we develop in Web3. If metadata is stored in smart contracts, it may be expensive and limit the scale of data. If metadata is stored as static files on a decentralized network, it limits the experiences we build and the user interactions we can enable. That decision between on-chain and costly or off-chain but static limits many creators that want to develop unique metaverse experiences, interoperable gaming data, or user-controlled worlds. The main goal of Tableland is to provide a permissionless protocol that allows creators to compose metadata for Web3.