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From Comic Books to Crypto - A Chat with Starlordy
Kadeem Clarke hosted Starlordy from ON1 Force in a Round Table discussion. They talked about his path in crypto, best practices for managing communities, and where they see Web3 going in 2023.
Starlordy : From Comic Books to Crypto
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• Kadeem Clarke @Crypto_Clarke - Host
• Starlordy @starlordyftw - Guest
• Starlordy explains he was a comic book nerd as a kid and loved comics. His dream was always to be a comic book artist.
• He became a filmmaker, who was fully focused on succeeding.
• He learned a lot about brand building and creating products.
• He achieved this by working with tech giants Facebook, Google, and Mazillo on internal projects where he learned much about startups and more.
• He also built an artist website with friends where they shared artists’ work obtaining over 2m unique visitors representing artists worldwide.
• Starlordy learned about business, marketing, how to operate, branding, and building communities as well. These skillsets helped propel him to the web3 space.
• He had a sense of closeness with the web3 community shortly after visiting NFTNYC.
What is your path in crypto so far?
• Starlordy got into NFTs because of the smart contract function when he realized it could be used to protect artists’ work.
• Initially knew people with little exposure to cryptos like BTC and ETH but didn’t partake too much because of the risk association.
• He realized NFTs were the future for art and design leading him to become a project manager for only force.
• Through this, he learned the different aspects of crypto from tokenomics and blockchain technology.
How do you create a community that incorporates all levels of focus?
• Starlordy says to start with values; what values do you hold as a brand or entity, is it about education? Empowerment? Figure out your values, he says.
• He emphasizes that you must hold these to account every time you create content or sell a service/product.
• Starlordy believes you must be consistent in what you believe and correlate that to what your consumers want.
• He says the brand must always have the same goal.
• Starlordy says that in the beginning, you’ll have to be under one umbrella and put out different content to see what’s most popular.
• He says that giving people context so they can choose how to engage in your work is also crucial.
• A critical point he made is that once you start scaling your brand, the needs become deeper for each market, and you may have to turn your brand into an umbrella of topics with different landing pages on your website, for example.
Best practices for managing communities
• Starlordy suggests that building in public is essential, as is communication with the community.
• With this, he says communication with the community is vital but also ensuring its to a consistent amount and not overbearing.
• He says that once the community trusts you, you can focus on making your community happy and fulfilling their desires.
• A significant point is that you must incorporate people’s feedback into your development. He says to value criticism and always look to improve your brand this way.
About 0N1 Force
• Starlordy explains that they spent the past month doing DD and agreements for only force.
• He says they are releasing comic books and will attend ComicCon in July.
• He outlines a vision of developing anime and gaming while ensuring it is a community-run project.
• Starlordy says that when looking into BoredApes, the exposure the NFTs got from people with them using the NFTs in their own companies and brands pushed word of mouth to an insane amount enabling colossal success.
• He says that if all these people are successful, it drives value to BoredApes. This is something he wants to replicate with 0N1 Force.
• They’re introducing a new franchise mode; when you own an NFT, you can officially do business with 0N1 Force and get guidance on distribution, resources, funding, and marketing to grow organically.
Where do you see Web3 going in 2023?
• Starlordy hysterically exclaims that he wants to see all founders with no real intentions of supporting the community and providing value flushed out (die but not physically).
• He also acknowledges that projects are now about building and being sustainable and wants to see where the space goes from this.
• He wants to see innovation based on the value provided to the community.
• He talks about being excited about Ethereum’s improvement proposal 4337, which will change how wallets work on the blockchain to be programmed like smart contracts.
• Example: “I don’t want 1ETH value ever to leave this wallet,” and it won’t leave. Or, “lose the seed phrase, you can use 3rd party layer 2 solution”.
• He emphasizes how we can onboard and onramp adoption from web2—making the UI cleaner for non-tech users.
• Kadeem also adds this will make it easier for these people to adjust and view in-game assets and other concepts thanks to tokenization and NFTs and that this is critical.
• Starlordy says that branding away from the word NFT, so people will be onboarded and won’t even know the innovation taking place, will be critical.
• Starlordy says a great story and great art with 0NE Force will boost innovation. He notes that in the future, people won’t recognize that they’re onboarding, and projects will instead use ‘NFTs’ to be more in tune with comics and art.