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Unveiling the Sci-Fi Spectacle: NextCypher's "Deathlands" Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Garzik's production company, NextCypher, has enlisted the talents of Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Deathlands. Frakes, known for his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, brings his experience as a veteran director who has worked on TV shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard, and Leverage: Redemption to this project. Garzik expressed his excitement by stating that he was "incredibly humbled and blessed" to have Frakes on board. Key Points: Deathlands Adaptation: Based on a series of novels by James Axler and Jack Adrian, Deathlands follows a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world using teleportation technology. Garzik described the show as a blend of "Mad Max meets AI meets the monsters from Tremors." Refreshed Adaptation: Garzik highlighted that the TV series offers a modern take on the original post-Cold War, post-nuclear war scenario presented in

Magic Eden Revolutionizes NFT Marketplace with Open-Sourced Protocols and Rewards Expansion

Magic Eden, the renowned cross-chain NFT marketplace, is on the brink of a significant transformation with the recent announcement of its decision to open source its minting and trading protocols in partnership with the newly established Non Fungible DAO. This collaboration is set to introduce a novel NFT token, aptly named "NFT," designed to incentivize and reward NFT traders. As Magic Eden continues to evolve, here's a breakdown of the key developments unveiled by the platform:

Non Fungible DAO Collaboration:

  • Magic Eden disclosed that the Non Fungible DAO will distribute the NFT token to individuals actively utilizing the protocols under its governance, including the Magic Eden marketplace and minting protocols spanning various blockchains.
  • While the specific blockchain for the NFT token launch remains undisclosed, Magic Eden's origins on Solana hint at a probable association. The connection between the NFT token distribution and Magic Eden's trading activities is clearly delineated, promising rewards for users engaging with the platform's protocols.

Amplification of Diamonds Rewards Program:

  • General Manager Tiffany Huang elaborated on Magic Eden's plans to enhance its Diamonds rewards program across multiple blockchains, emphasizing its alignment with the Non Fungible DAO's NFT token distribution strategy.
  • Huang articulated that the Diamonds program and the NFT token drop from the DAO represent complementary avenues for trading incentives. The Diamonds program, currently operational on Solana, will extend to all four chains supported by Magic Eden, ensuring a seamless rewards experience for users.

Future Prospects and Collaborations:

  • Magic Eden's commitment to perpetuating the Diamonds program indefinitely underscores its dedication to rewarding traders and fostering a vibrant NFT ecosystem.
  • Noteworthy collaborations, such as the upcoming Ethereum NFT marketplace in conjunction with Yuga Labs, the creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club, slated for a late February launch, further showcase Magic Eden's expansion and innovative endeavors in the NFT space.

As Magic Eden navigates this transformative phase, the convergence of open-sourced protocols, the introduction of the NFT token, and the expansion of the Diamonds rewards program herald a promising trajectory for the platform and its community. With a keen focus on user engagement and trading incentives, Magic Eden is poised to reshape the NFT landscape and redefine the paradigms of cross-chain marketplace dynamics.


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