As NFTs continue to rise, several NFT marketplaces also emerged, each one racing for the top in the fast-growing market.
And given Opensea and Blur’s current user war, it’s evident that the competition has seemingly tightened over time.
But despite their ongoing tensions, objkt.com recently made a game-changing move that local NFT artists have been waiting to see.
Interested? Then let’s find out more!
To give a background, objkt.com only accepted XTZ (Tezos) and Bitcoin as the primary cryptocurrencies for NFT-related transactions.
As a result, the change not only allowed local artists to join, but also welcomed worldwide OG ETH whales in the marketplace to trade.
Sound bullish, right? Now..
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Many aspiring Filipino artists are currently minting their NFTs in objkt.com mainly because of the following benefits, such as:
- Built under Tezos blockchain: objkt.com comprises the Tezos network, which offers several advantages over other marketplaces, including lower transaction fees, faster transactions, and a more energy-efficient algorithm.
- Innovative Features: the NFT marketplace allows creators to receive payments according to their preferred currency. Also, it has a feature called “objkt drops,” which enables creators to mint multiple NFTs at once.
Besides those, objkt.com has one of the largest Filipino NFT communities for emerging local NFT artists called Tezos Filipinos.
And following its recent ETH payment update, the news paved the way for objkt.com to:
- Diversify Tezos Filipinos by bringing international voices to the community to help aspiring Filipino artists gain exposure and recognition in the global NFT scene.
- Increase awareness about Tezos by attracting new artists and collectors to the ecosystem with its unique perks and NFT community, which could contribute to the growth and development of the blockchain and Tezos Filipinos
Now, if you’re an aspiring Filipino artist who hasn’t heard about the community, you may be wondering..
WHAT IS TEZOS FILIPINOS COMMUNITY?
Tezos Filipinos is a growing art initiative of highly-skilled prominent, and aspiring Filipino NFT artists in Web3.
Ever since its creation, the community has actively engaged under the Tezos ecosystem and helped local artists thrive in the NFT space.
If you’re curious, let’s learn about the notable members leading the success of Tezos Filipinos.
1. Jopet Arias
Jopet Arias is a Filipino visual artist whose artworks are well-known for infusing digital and traditional outlets through augmented reality.
Moreover, he’s also a co-founder of Cryptoartph – a pioneering Web3 community that promotes the intersection of art and blockchain technology in the Philippines.
Interaction of old tech and the commuter being observe and recorded by a new spectator. #cryptoartph #artph #metamanila #openedition #tezos #tzapc #tezosAsia https://t.co/QoOMkrYr2j pic.twitter.com/6ztb3WXlj1
— Jopet 🇵🇭 (@AriasJopet) March 4, 2023
Jakestudyos is a full-time artist based in Manila who mainly focuses on digital pop art culture with hidden realizations.
His projects include the Lameboy, illusTRAITOR, and the locally-inspired collection REALS, which depicts a series of artworks highlighting the scenes of PH’s streets.
Some editions are still up on primary 🤌🏾
GM frens pic.twitter.com/YQEoBOCoxk
— Jakestudyos (@jakestudyos) April 11, 2023
3. Andre Baldovino
Andre Baldovino, a comtemporary illustrator based in the Philippines who gained success for his abstract expressionism style of Art.
Additionally, he’s also the grand nephew of National artist Jose Joya, and Andre’s works also got featured in Art in the Park PH.
These are three of many members of Tezos Filipinos who continuously pushed local aspiring artists to rise in Web3.
— Andre Baldovino (@baldovino_andre) November 30, 2022
objkt.com is silently scaling in the Web3 market with its new and upcoming developments for local Filipino artists.
With its growth, Tezos Filipinos can gain further exposure, which will help aspiring local artists get worldwide attention.
And given that Tezos has a reputable record, objkt’s new development benefits both collectors and artists alike.
Its recent move marks another positive change in the Philippine’s NFT industry and local degens are bullish of what lies ahead.