NMKR 2022 - A Year in Review
As the year 2022 comes to a close, we at NMKR are proud to look back at all that we have achieved over the past 12 months. From minting over 1 million NFTs and helping numerous projects launch on our platform to forming partnerships with other companies and organizations and launching our own token, it's been a busy and successful year for us.
None of these achievements would have been possible without the support of our amazing community and our valued partners. We are grateful for all that they have done to help us achieve our goals and drive the adoption of NFTs.
In this Year in Review article, we will provide a non-exhaustive summary of the many achievements and initiatives that we were a part of in 2022. We hope that this will give you a sense of all that we accomplished this year and provide a glimpse into the bright future that lies ahead for NMKR.
Let's start with some numbers:
1. In 2022, NMKR minted over 1 million NFTs, bringing its total number of minted NFTs to over 1.6 million.
2. NMKR helped launch numerous projects on its platform, generating 47.5 million ADA (32 million EUR) in revenue for these projects overall.
3. NMKR Studio saw over 6,000 revenue-generating projects launched and a total of 25,000 projects created.
4. The company has a strong social media presence, with over 9.6 million views on Twitter, 25,300 followers, 3,100 members on Discord, and 1,300 subscribers on YouTube.
5. NMKR has a large and active community of users, with over 35,000 registered users in NMKR Studio and more than 500,000 minting transactions taking place.
Overall, 2022 was a fantastic year for NMKR, and the company is well-positioned to continue driving the adoption and development of NFTs in the years ahead.
Now let's take a closer look at some of the highlights:
- We achieved a major milestone by reaching a total of 500,000 minted NFTs.
- NMKR released a whitepaper outlining the company's vision and plans for the future.
- The company also announced the NMKR token, which would later be launched through an ICO.
- NMKR held the CNFT Awards, partnering with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg to provide a soundtrack for the event. The awards received sponsorship from Emurgo, ForJ (Animoca Brands), Cardano Foundation, GeroWallet, IOG, Artano, and CNFT.IO.
- During the CNFT Awards, NMKR launched the first ForJ NFT on Cardano.
- NMKR made headlines with the launch of Zamarad, a multi-million dollar physical art piece that was tied to an NFT.
- The company also formed a partnership with COTI, a leading provider of fintech solutions.
- NMKR participated in the NFT LA Conference, showcasing its innovations and contributions to the NFT space.
- NMKR formed a strategic partnership with LCX to launch the NMKR Token.
- The NMKR Token was launched via an initial coin offering (ICO), raising $3.5 million in funding.
- To provide guidance and expertise, NMKR formed the NMKR Advisory Board, which includes industry leaders such as Jon Woodard (CEO of Wolfram Blockchain Labs), Ashish Prajapati (CEO of Cardanoscan and Typhon Wallet), Robert Tran (COO of ForJ and Investment Board of Animoca Brands), Marek Mahut (CEO Blockfrost), Monty Metzger (CEO, LCX), Nicolas Arqueros (CEO dcSpark) and Sebastien Guillemot (CTO dcSpark).
- NMKR reached a major milestone, minting a total of 1 million NFTs.
- NMKR formed a partnership with Wolfram Blockchain Labs to expand its capabilities and reach.
- To make onboarding new users easier, NMKR enabled FIAT payments in NMKR Pay.
- NMKR participated in a World Economic Forum (WEF) side event with the House of Blockchain Switzerland and the Cardano Foundation.
- NMKR presented on the main stage at ATEC Aachen, discussing the role of blockchains in sustainability.
- NMKR held a Twitter Space event featuring Martin Lawrence, Charles Hoskinson, and Patrick Tobler.
- NMKR launched NFT tickets for Martin Lawrence's red-carpet reunion show airing.
- NMKR participated in the Consensus Conference and the Crypto Valley Conference, sharing its insights and expertise.
- NMKR celebrated blockchain game development by launching the Game Jam.
- NMKR also launched the Game Launchpad, a proof of concept using NFTs as a digital rights management (DRM) alternative, potentially making platforms like Steam and Uplay obsolete.
- The University of Zurich and Wolfram Alpha Summer School live minted Summer School Certificates as NFTs using NMKR.
- NFT-MAKER rebranded to NMKR.
- NMKR announced a strategic partnership with Book.io.
- NMKR's token was listed on Bitrue.
- NMKR and IOG announced an official partnership.
This is an important step for IOG and our mission to build a better tomorrow for everyone through technology. We are excited to be working with NMKR as they develop an entire minting and payment infrastructure ecosystem, making NFTs accessible for everyone. - Charles Hoskinson
- NMKR held a Twitter Space event with Ben Goertzel.
- NMKR launched NMKR Licenses to make ownership included in NFTs easier to understand.
- NMKR held a Twitter Space event with Charles Hoskinson.
- NMKR launched the Governance Portal.
- NMKR launched NFTs with physical artist Christian Etter and in collaboration with the Cardano Foundation.
- We announce an official partnership with Genius Yield.
- NMKR held a token airdrop.
- NMKR joined the Microsoft Startup Program.
- We got invited to the Microsoft Business Leader Forum with Satya Nadella.
- Launched the official Video Days 2022 NFTs.
- NMKR and IAMX launched the first vNFTs, attaching digital identities to NFTs.
- We participated in the CNFT Con, the largest Cardano NFT conference and connected with our Community.
- NMKR participated in the Rare Bloom Conference.
- We announced a strategic partnership with the Football Foundation Africa.
- NMKR held a Twitter Space event with Frederik Gregaard, CEO of the Cardano Foundation.
- NMKR participated in the Tourism & Technology Summit Africa 2022.
- NMKR founder Patrick Tobler became an advisor for the GeniusX Accelerator, helping new companies start up on the Cardano platform.
- We presented NMKR at Web3Expo Las Vegas.
- NMKR presented vNFTs at the founding meeting of the SSI Alliance with Atala Prism, IAMX, and the Cardano Foundation.
- Participated in the Project A Knowledge Conference in Berlin.
- We participated in the Cardano Summit, with Patrick Tobler presenting on the main stage about SSI and digital identities and how to combine them with NFTs.
- NMKR formed a partnership with TURF and the Cardano Foundation to launch official Cardano Summit NFTs.
- Patrick Tobler, CEO of NMKR, won the "Developer or Developer Tools" award at the Cardano Summit.
- NMKR participated in the Slush Conference in Helsinki.
- Our Token was bridged to Milkomeda and joined the Blueshift Liquidity Pool.
- NMKR Games launched Rogue Galaxies and sold out of its first collection.
- We launched whitelabel secondary sales through NMKR Pay.
- We soft-launched whitelabel secondary marketplaces.
- NMKR announced a partnership with Wiz Kid Learning to provide blockchain education to kids.
Overall, it has been an incredibly successful year for NMKR. From forming partnerships with major industry players to launching innovative products and services, NMKR has solidified its position as a leading player in the NFT space. We are grateful for the support of our community and partners and are excited to continue pushing the boundaries in the coming year. Thank you for joining us on this journey in 2022, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for NMKR.
Patrick Tobler, CEO NMKR