FreeRossDAO – June 2nd Community Call

by | Jun 2, 2022

03:30 – Start
06:00 – General Community Updates & Bounties
20:00 – New Business
35:00 – NFT Projects Updates
40:00 – Wrapping Up


Dr. Bitcoin:
Howdy, howdy to anybody listening to the recording. We’re going to get started just a minute as soon as people file in. And here we go. Hey Schlomo. Let’s see. Add you [inaudible 00:00:17]

Schlomo:
Hello. Free Ross Friday.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Free Ross Friday. And how you doing today?

Schlomo:
I [inaudible] what you said, buddy.

Dr. Bitcoin:
I said how you doing?

Schlomo:
I’m doing great. Does it sound weird where I’m at? Should I be outside?

Dr. Bitcoin:
You’re fine. I have a little bit of background noise.

Schlomo:
We will get started in a couple minutes. We have someone requesting to come on up.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Okay. Hello?

Schlomo:
Oh, here we go. How’s it going? Hello, hello? You wanted to be a speaker, but you muted yourself. Maybe you did that by accident. So I’m going to remove you as a speaker. This person I know.

David:
Hey, what’s up everybody?

Schlomo:
How’s it going, buddy?

David:
Pretty good. Pretty good. Been a little chaotic for me, but good be back and seeing you. I think I haven’t talked to anybody for like a week or so.

Schlomo:
I know because you got engaged. Is that your chaos? Because I think that’s awesome chaos.

David:
That was my chaos. That was the chaos, and nature almost didn’t cooperate with me. It eventually did, but the wind had a very specific plan except really bad and almost screwed it up.

Schlomo:
Oh, wow.

David:
Yeah.

Schlomo:
Well congratulations anyway to a very chaotic life together.

David:
Thank you. Thank you. That’s how it started out that weekend anyway.

Schlomo:
Right.

Schlomo:
We’re going to get started in a couple minutes while people clear up and, any of our folks want to [inaudible 00:02:51] just raise your hand, we’ll get you up here and we’ll get started in a minute or two, starting to see some faces I know here, it’s exciting. Free Ross Friday.

Dr. Bitcoin:
It’s Free Ross Friday.

Schlomo:
How’s it going to the people just joining us? We’re just waiting for a couple more people to file in, and we’re going to get started in the next minute or so. Hey buddy. We got a request. Let get you up here.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Yeah, I think we’ve got most of the folks here.

Schlomo:
I’m feeling it. Jinxy made us a great agenda deck. We all have eyes so we can just look through it. Good morning, Renee, how are you?

Renee:
Doing good. Doing good. Just turned the ripe old age of 39 yesterday, my wife took me out to dinner and a spa. Pretty awesome.

Schlomo:
Congratulations. You made it.

Renee:
Yeah. Next year will feel more substantial. 40 is obviously a larger milestone, but…

Schlomo:
Yeah, that’s actually one of the few birthday parties I ever threw for myself. Totally worth the time, and then to never think about it again from all the embarrassment.

Renee:
I look forward to throwing something. I’m going to try to go do psychedelics in the woods tomorrow by myself as my 39th birthday present for myself.

Schlomo:
Okay. That’s awesome.

Renee:
Yeah. Well the rain is discouraging me. It was so beautiful yesterday. I was like, oh, it’s going to be awesome. And then it’s raining of course in Portland.

Schlomo:
I know. Oh Portland. Do you have eyes on the deck too?

Renee:
No, I saw it come in, but I was in another meeting. I haven’t opened it. I’ll open it now.

Schlomo:
Okay. Let me see where Jinxy has saved it. I don’t have my Discord open. I see people hopping into the deck.

Schlomo:
Once again. Thank you for Jinxy for putting this stuff together, and keeping a bunch of stray cats in the same row. I appreciate it.

Renee:
Yeah. It’s been awesome. Jinxy, you want to lead us through the deck because you put it together. Do you want to guide us? Oh, realized that she’s not a speaker. Request to speak, if you want to lead us through, otherwise, Dr. Bitcoin, do you want to be our master of ceremonies?

Dr. Bitcoin:
Sure. I can do that. If Jinxy wants to take that away from me, she can volunteer to do so. Otherwise I’ll just go ahead and get started. So this week we’ve got a bunch of… Actually, probably going to focus a lot on a couple of things here, mostly NFT NYC related, and our mint pass related. The first big announcement, I guess, is that all the proposals that have been in Q, over the last three weeks or so have now been passed. I had them pulled up on my screen a second ago. I think it’s nine through 13 or something like that. Let me pull it up real quick and I’ll run down the quick list so that everybody listening live and on the recording can be caught up. So starting with proposal seven, it kicked off a string of other proposals.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Proposal seven was Renee, your constitution a bunch of us helped out with, that created a new structure for budgeting and for spending the coffers and whatnot. So we passed seven, we passed eight, which is our brand and identity and auction, the ops pod budget. And then the last week and a half, we passed the proposal for the mint pass, the treasury budget, social media pod budget, and the marketing pod budget will pass, barring any unforeseen activity in the next hour and a half.

Dr. Bitcoin:
So that means fully funded, and I guess more importantly, under the new constitution for the Dow, fully transparent on exactly how all of our funds are getting spent, for those that haven’t been following along in their book, basically we created a sub Dow structure that allows the active members of the group to more responsibly manage day to day payouts, like bounties and contractor requests and hosting fees, and all the different things we have to pay for, without having to involve the multi signers on the main Dow. So this is just a task force that pays the bills on things that the group has voted on and passed. We can always dig further into that if there’s more questions, but that’s the first big announcement. And the second big announcement is that we’re basically 90% done with the mint pass site. And I would say probably 90% done with the mint pass project, Schlomo, unless there’s some other big blockers that we haven’t thought about…

Schlomo:
Honestly, I think we’re more like 96% done.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Wow.

Schlomo:
Right. We’re just dotting the I’s, the page is live, everyone can go to it@freerossdow.com forward slash mint pass it’s live, there’s no password protected now. I’d love for everyone to take eyes. As I’ve said, in some of our groups is there are two things, one, do you understand what is going on with this NFT? And two, does it represent our Dow appropriately? Those are the two major things I want out of it. And so everyone take a look out of it. Tell us what you think. We’ve already started passing it out on people. We’ve already started sharing it to larger communities so we could get on their spaces. Everything’s just turning on now that we have a thing to show them, and everything’s locked in. Super exciting. I know I’ve been talking about this forever, and now it’s happening. And if we all do our part of getting the word out, this should be a fairly light lift as a group to get about 300 items sold. It’s really not much for as powerful of a group as we are, to get that done.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Yep.

Renee:
And remind me what the timeframe is that you’re expecting, we’re launching at nft.nyc, but what do you hope in terms of, what does success look like to you? What does something in the middle, and what would you feel like is a miss?

Schlomo:
It’s absolutely a miss if we don’t have all of them out of our hands, I’ll call it, in two and a half week tops. Because if they’re just sitting on the…

Renee:
So by the end of July, we would assume that we would have…

Schlomo:
I would really like that. I’m hoping by the time we start the launch, that we have done enough interactions with people, that hopefully a third of them get bought easily in that first day. you just never know. I think having the exhibit will be a big help of turning sales immediately. They see the exhibit, and then we immediately jump on them to get on the page. I think that will help spur some things. But this really is just about networking. Every alpha group I’m in, they’re all flipping, and buying, and doing things, and people in all these businesses like us, we’re all still building things. It’s only the outside world that thinks this is not still moving. And we just have to know that people in this ecosystem are still purchasing, instilling, and we just need to be a part of that.

Renee:
Rad. In this mint pass, they get a specific NFT, or is it randomly going to be revealed after the meeting is over?

Schlomo:
It’ll be randomly revealed, including a person may not get an actual slide. They may get one of the remixes by one of our known folks in the community, in the artist community, who has made some [inaudible 00:13:03] which you can see in the Discord. We, we did a little test thing over there. So you’re not going to know your frame. We will have rarity traits in terms of, this one has Schubert because Schubert’s cool. Things like that. So we’re putting in those constructs, just so people can have fun with it. It’s not really going to mean one is worth more than another, because to me like children, I even like the ones with [inaudible 00:13:28], you know what I mean? They’re all our children, but we will be putting some sort of rarity game into it for them to think about. But in the end they’re all worth the same. And they’ll all each be getting the same physical goods package from it.

Renee:
Rad. And remind me, the physical goods packages, they’ll actually get one of the original black and white pencil drawings that Ross submitted from prison, or not?

Schlomo:
No.

Renee:
Okay.

Schlomo:
Those are ours.

Renee:
Cool.

Schlomo:
As we bring him out, and get things like this, and other of his art into gallery spaces to push prison reform, why wouldn’t we just display the actual pencils and the handwriting of why he did it, the mathematics and such. That is an interesting exhibit. We [inaudible 00:14:11] the originals.

Renee:
Okay, cool. Good to know. So one question I have beyond just the artwork…

Schlomo:
Say that again. I’m sorry.

Renee:
Oh, I was just going to get clarity for the folks that are listening and for myself, so what do they get beyond just the NFT that they’re purchasing, or is that what they get? What benefits come along with it?

Schlomo:
One, they’re benefiting the Free Ross movement, because we even give a portion of this back into the trust, but they’re also going to get a physical goods package. Remember when we went to Miami, we had those posters, the flip books, they’re getting a whole package of that stuff that we’ve already printed, that’ll be mailed to them. They’ll have mental ownership of this VR exhibit going on, because each frame is a part of this exhibit. And as things go, we’ll make sure they know that their artwork is traveling around and getting recognition, which brings value to the piece as well.

Dr. Bitcoin:
There’s a sticker pack…

Schlomo:
And then it also gets you into the marketplace that you’re making, which we haven’t scoped, but we will be giving something for them to be our opening salvo of customers, when we onboard them into the artisan implementation.

Dr. Bitcoin:
And also the flip book prints of the Genesis Collection and prints of the Growth Collection.

Renee:
Awesome. David, you got something? I saw you, I think I cut you off, buddy.

David:
Yeah, no, you didn’t come me off, we just spoke at the same time. Just question on where all the originals are, just in general, I’m wondering where are the originals of the pencil drawings, like who has them physically, as well as the Growth Collection and the Genesis Collection. I actually never really thought about who has them, and where they live, but I don’t want to get too deep into it, but if anybody just knows where they reside at the moment.

Renee:
The pencil sketches reside with me, in Portland, after we scanned them, I just kept them here. The paintings from the Growth Collection are in secure long term archival storage, thanks to Pleaser Dow. And the Genesis Collection, it was my understanding that we didn’t actually purchase the physical artwork for that. So I think Lynn still has the physical copies and I’m not sure, I don’t think we have a right to the physicals, if anyone else is aware, let me know. Yeah. That’s my understanding anyways, is that I don’t remember anything about us owning the physical copies of the original one.

David:
Interesting. Does that mean that in theory she could go sell them?

Renee:
Yeah, I suppose it could. I mean, we should maybe talk to her if, if anybody feels like that’s an important thing for us to physically add to our collection. I know some of that stuff is probably… It’s all cherished by her, but particularly the stuff that he made when he was a kid, it’d be hard pressed to have her part with that.

David:
Yeah. Yeah. I get that. Yeah. Okay. Good to know.

Schlomo:
Is there any other questions me and Mark could answer for everybody about the mint itself, the page itself, what it means?

Dr. Bitcoin:
I know during new business, we’re going to be talking about IP, rights, perhaps regarding the mint. So we can delve a little bit deeper into that topic.

Schlomo:
Works for me.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Cool. Jess, I think, is probably responsible for this piece on old business, but I think it’s echoed by most of us here. We have a ton of bounties, and we would really like to promote them, because it’s tied in, not only because it’s tied to the NFT NYC thing, there’s a allow list that you have to have some number free, I think it’s 25,000 or something, or maybe it’s less than that, to qualify for. But if you do all the bounties, you could easily get that number. And the bounties are very easy to do. It’s stuff like, changing your banner, or signing the petition, or whatever stuff that most of us that are listening to this most likely have already done. So you just submit a screenshot, you get some pre, and you qualify for the allow list. But most importantly, we can promote that to our followings, and get a lot of people doing a lot of the things that we want [inaudible 00:18:43] which is help Free Ross through the various micro actions.

Schlomo:
Speaking of bounties, yeah, if you play around on Twitter, and you don’t have your banner image changed for [inaudible 00:18:56], please do that. We will give you, I think it’s a thousand free for it, but I’m just going to say, last week I come in here and I said, if any of us brought a new person into the Discord, and had them do all of the bounties, which in total takes you not 20 minutes, I would give you one of the free NFTs, and nobody did that, but I will put it on the table, again.

Schlomo:
Somebody bring in a new person, introduce them to our community, who you think would be interested, have them do all the bounties, which doesn’t take long, and I will give you one of the NFTs, which cost 0.3. We need to just start using what we are, which is a community, to reach out one to one, with handshakes and looking people in the eyes, and bring them into our cause. This is what the NFT is really about. It’s about getting more eyes involved in the Free Ross movement. And that only happens if each of us looks at our neighbor and invites them in. And that’s what the bounties just give you a reason to do it, as opposed to just a feel good reason. Here’s an economic and governance reason.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Yep. Good way to put it.

Renee:
Dig it.

Dr. Bitcoin:
All right. Anything else on that, or we move on to new business? Okie dokey. New business. So in the Discord and on Telegram, David and Buttercup, you both brought up some questions regarding IP rights. I’ll just repeat those, I guess. And then we can have an open discussion. Anybody wants to come up and talk about it, can. Actually, you’re both speakers. You can both ask your questions here in the public forum, if you’d like.

Buttercup:
You want to go David?

David:
I think my questions are answered. I think my questions were… Yeah, my questions from this week were, do you get the physical pencil drawings with the NFT, which, Schlomo has answered, we’ve learned, no is the answer. So I think that was my question.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Okay.

Buttercup:
In my case I was reviewing the webpage for the mint pass that was done. And since I’m someone who isn’t really, very not knowledgeable in the NFT space, I do think that it could be useful to add into the mint pass website, like what it means in terms of IP, and whether people are going to be owning any IP when they get this. I know that there are different examples and Risen already addressed in the Discord, the different cases that we can find in the NFT community, but I don’t know why it does feel like people assume that when they are acquiring an NFT, there is some kind of IP ownership that they are getting, so whether they are not acquiring any IP and they are just acquiring that frame, or whether we do want to let people be owners of that particular frame’s IP, I think it would be very useful for it to be specified in the website for the mint pass.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Yeah. After you brought it up, I agree. I mean, I’ll admit Schlomo and I, and nobody else in the Dow at this point has really addressed this. We’ve been focused on execution rather than some of these types of concerns, but we’ve talked about in the past, we had a whole proposal devoted to IP rights assignment to the stuff that we bought as a Dow, and whatnot. So this is definitely a good thing for us to address before we mint, I suppose. I’ll admit, I don’t have any strong opinions on whether or not we should assign IP rights or not, but if anybody else does, I’d like to have that discussion. It’s an interesting talk, I think. I mean, since you brought it up, Buttercup, do you have any thoughts on whether or not it would make it more marketable, or what the downside would be to give away certain rights to the flies in the collection?

Buttercup:
I guess what I think has to do with, as owners of the entire animation, I know that our intention is to be doing remixes, and trying to onboard artists to do remixes of the animation with the original material that we’re going to be working with. So idea want to be able to still have that remixing right, but for people to feel that when they are acquiring this version’s frame, that frame is for them, and only they can utilize it. And that we wouldn’t be using the original collection, or that, at least determine very well, what they can do, and [inaudible 00:24:11] continue to do with it.

Buttercup:
And if this is going to be about suddenly, if we get Pussy Riot to do a version of the animation, or if we get whoever, and we want to do mint passes for the frames adapted to each one of those artists, I think that people will still want to feel that the frame that they owned in the version that they owned, is theirs, and that nobody else really has that. I guess it goes to the rarity of feeling that you do own a piece of the collection, even if the full animation and the remixing rights remain ours. I don’t know, Schlomo, you are the visionary behind this mint pass, so it would be great to know your thoughts, and I know [crosstalk 00:25:00].

Schlomo:
Visionary is a very strong word. Visionary is way too strong of a word for someone like me.

Dr. Bitcoin:
I’ll use it. I agree with that word.

Schlomo:
I have zero problems going any direction after this. The only reason why I say they don’t have true ownership, is as in everything, it’s easier to say no than yes. And that’s where my mind’s going, just like, I don’t know what we’re going to do in the future, so might as well say no. So the ownership they have, one thing you don’t see when you look on the page, on the mint pass page, and you see the slides, there’s no borders on it. One thing that the actual NFT will have is a border that has Ross’s signature on it, and the name of the piece. So you’re going to get, what your actual NFT will have this border signifying it’s coming from this actual collection, which is important.

Schlomo:
And I’m just speaking to this of, let’s say someone remixed the whole animation, and then we loved that animation enough that we sold, this individual slides of it, that would now be of a different collection. See what I’m saying? When we talk about ownership, IP rights to do, if we really look at what these things are, mixed with having a branded border for Ross, that I don’t really know what they would want IP rights for it. They would still be able to share it online. They’re just not going to get the original. And they’re the only ones who will have that frame from this collection. That’s the rarity. It’s not like if you’ve got frame 35, that anybody else would ever get this version of frame 35. We may do a colorized version, which is different than this. But this actual version of… We will not go back to do, I assume, a collection of just the animation slides in the original form.

Buttercup:
But then for example, in terms of why anyone could want to do something with an IP for that, let’s imagine that somebody who acquires this is a movie producer, and they have to be able to determine the chain of title, that they are the owners for whatever they want to use. If they are not the owners of the IP, then they can’t really use it for anything that has any commercial…

Schlomo:
Well, they can, if they talk to us. You’re acting like when they buy this thing, that cuts the tie between customer and vendor, but actually we’re doing the opposite. We’re making this tie deeper to help them get into the community and action to free Ross. So if someone purchased number 35, and wanted to use it in their documentary, they may not have the IP rights in the NFT, but they could call us and say, “Hey, can I use this?” And we could give them an original.

Schlomo:
Here’s the scan of the thing. They could still use our piece by asking us, we’re just not giving them rights to just use it, much like how we were talking last week, [inaudible 00:28:05] about railroaded. It’s like, there’s reasons why they don’t want us to use it, sometimes the reason why they do. And so holding the ownership, to allow us to make sure we could be solid in our decisions each time, seems like the way to go to me. But like I said, we want to give ownerships of the digital rights of this one frame, which honestly I have no idea what that true value would be to somebody, like in and of itself to use in something. We could do that, but I’d rather them knock on our door and say, “This is what we’re doing.” So we could work deeper with somebody.

Dr. Bitcoin:
So if we don’t issue any particular unique licensing for this collection, it could probably [inaudible 00:28:48] that it would be covered under proposal five, which is to say that everything’s an BYNCSA 4.0 Creative Commons license. Basically says, you can do whatever you want with it without asking, as long as it’s not commercial. But if it’s commercial, call and ask us, then we can work out whether or not, what the terms of that would be. So if we do nothing, I suppose, if we’re not specific, or we just say, it’s the standard license for everything in our vault, then that would be the license that applies. I mean, I don’t know if we’re going to solve it here on this call, but maybe the conversation over the next week or two should be like, is this a good default position for this mint pass, or do we want to make special for it? And I don’t know.

Schlomo:
Well, when you say things like, what does it solve? I’m still figuring out, even though there’s an issue around here, and the issue is, do we want to do a thing or not do a thing in terms of copyright, but I’m not sure if that’s an issue that I’m solving mentally. Because I don’t know what the quote, unquote, “problem” is.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Well, it’s not necessarily a problem, but it’s like… So I don’t know if you saw what I responded to Buttercup in the Discord earlier today, but I was using the example of CryptoPunks versus Bored Apes, which is, I guess, probably the same licensing scheme now that they’re both owned by Yuga. But prior to Yuga buying CryptoPunks, CryptoPunks were a hundred percent owned commercially and intellectually by the creators, except for the display rights of your own individual NFT. Whereas with Bored Apes, Bored Apes, the overarching IP belongs to Yuga Labs, but you can do whatever commercial merchandising you want to do with your individual NFT, including making merchandise like t-shirts and caps, or in the case of Seth Green, you can make a whole animated series out of it. So the idea here would be really around the commercial rights to these individual frames.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Do we want to, in a boiler plate way, establish some commercial rights that they would have by ownership of this frame, because we envision that some people could want to buy these things, because they want to put Ross’s face on a shirt, or do we just want to go with the standard license that we have for the rest of our IP, which is [inaudible 00:31:37] it, unless it’s commercial, in which case, call us?

Dr. Bitcoin:
I mean, does that make sense?

Buttercup:
I don’t know if David wanted to talk or he just left, but I think that if having already a Creative Commons license is already very broad, so at least we know, and it can be just about specifying that in the mint pass website. It doesn’t necessarily mean that if we do this, we need to amplify the rights, but it does create a precedence, because it is going to be the first mint pass that we do, so whatever we decide to do here, it would be interesting to know what our strategy is.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Right. You just volunteered to come up, Jeremy, did you have some thoughts?

Jeremy:
Yeah. I mean, I’m not an expert here, I’ve never done an NFT drop, but I would say generally, I like the current license that we have the Creative Commons for the Genesis stuff, and the non-commercial stuff, that really just prevents, I don’t know, Microsoft fucking throwing Ross on a commercial, or using one of our scenes. And, they’re obviously not going to do that, but we’d be pretty miffed that they did that and made all that money and all that shit without talking to us. So that’s one of the reasons why Creative Commons does have that non-commercial thing. And I’m inclined to agree with that. One other thing I think about, Buttercup, you mentioned for future mint passes and stuff like that, as we move along to the prisoner NFT marketplace, we’re going to also have to re-explore that issue, as it relates to other prisoners submitting their art to this marketplace. So just other things to think about.

Schlomo:
Yeah. I’ve been thinking about that for a bit, but let’s table that stuff for later, because that’s a totally… Not what we’re doing for this has to be how we’re doing it for that. You know what I mean? Because it’s a totally different product. And I imagine Nae Nae and the other artists and folks definitely start thinking about that, because we’re not the only ones who will be doing that sort of thing. And they’re basically building that toolkit for others to do, but absolutely, we’re not here to exploit people, we’re here to actually bring attention to people in a positive way. And so as long as we remember internally that that’s our true goal, I think we’ll end up being okay. But again, I am distrustful of the general population. And so I want people to generally ask if they want to use things. That’s where my head’s at. And I think CC licensing are very powerful and important tools in digital art. And so tying into one of them is super important to me as well.

Jeremy:
Definitely. And I think ultimately we want to be… Our mission is to be sharing Ross’s works with the world. And I think a more open approach that Creative Commons allows the share alike, is the approach, because I think as far as the NFT scene, generally the exclusivity, don’t copy and paste my apes type of thing is a very ugly, backwards, old world thinking of owning an image. And so I think we could set the stage with the Creative Commons aspect, I think is the way to…

Buttercup:
I’m totally behind what you guys were saying, and I just think that it’s about mentioning it in the mint pass, and specifying it, and making a point of it, because I do think that if this is our flagship, then we should wear it with pride.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Perfect.

Schlomo:
Amen, and 100%. And in the end, me and Mark will go that, just a little italic, two sentences at the bottom of the page is, at the minimum, all we need to do to alleviate this. Just saying it out to the crowd, it’s not a major thing we need to do, we’re just going to put a two sentence boiler plate thing somewhere deep onto the page, so they understand.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Yeah. We can just link back to the snapshot where we cover the licensing. Easy enough. Okay. We spent some time on that. We can keep going, but I think it feels like we’ve got some consensus here. We can move on to project status updates. First on the list is the branding and marketing project, I guess that’s you Renee?

Renee:
Sup sup. Yeah. It’s going well. We got Spencer from Pleaser Dow to share all of their branding assets with… [inaudible 00:36:26] has had a couple of meetings with Spencer, he’s had a couple of meetings with me. He said he’s going to have something to start showing next week. So my plan is to, [inaudible 00:36:35] comes up with, as an initial pass, to share with folks by end of next week. So that’s my timeframe that I hope to hit. Again, the new brand identity will most likely be the dove emoji as our main logo. So the things that we’re going to be focusing on are typeface, and word mark, and color palette, as well as some stylistic approaches that we’ll use towards certain types of media, like photos. A good example is, Ross was really big into reggae, I think a huge thing for us should be to associate the Free Ross Dow with positive emotions, like love, like peace, like freedom, like fun, like open-mindedness.

Renee:
And so I think a warm color palette is the right direction to go. And I think one thing that I’ve seen some early experiments with that I’m excited about, is that for photos, we use a poster effect where it looks like an old like reggae poster, where almost like a black and white silk screen, with maybe two to four color pass on top of it, to give it, first, a very identifiable visual aesthetic that we can hopefully have be consistent in all of our marketing materials. But it’s also just a lot of fun. And I think that’s a meta thing that I want to do with our brand is, being part of the Dow, fighting for freedom. It should be fun, because Ross was all about fun. He was the most fun guy I ever hung out with. So those are the ambitions of the brand. We’ll see if it delivers, but something to share by end of next week is my goal.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Awesome. Very good. I mean, we’ve talked a lot a bit about NFT NYC already on this call, but Schlomo, on the project status updates, is there anything that we haven’t talked about that we can share?

Schlomo:
I don’t think so. We’ve got a page up. If you look in our base camp, you’ll see our schedule for the three days doing at Harmony Hub in New York, that’s getting set over the next couple days, I’m told with my co-producers of it. We’ll have a bunch of slides of what’s on the panels and stuff. So we’ll start using as marketing, and we’ll play around with that to make sure that ties in with our NFT sale. Because in the end, that’s what it’s about. And that’s it. I feel everyone’s knows what we’re up. If anyone wants to be in New York, let me know, let us know. We would love to have you. And we have hours that we will need people to stand next to the VR set, to push our NFT, to clean the headsets, and to just be generally good people, and spread the word.

Schlomo:
So if you’re around, we’ll give you a shift or two. I’m just getting excited and we’re in the weeds. It’s been a really good week. Since I’m on, before I forget, Jinxy has been great in keeping us on tabs. Jess has been doing all this great social stuff that you haven’t seen yet, that she’s been building, that now that we have the website, it’s going to come out, and Mick really did a great job while he’s been super sick, over the last weekend and this week to build our site. I just really appreciate all three. And then of course my co-pilot, Mark.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Thank you.

Jeremy:
Also want to shout out Buttercup, by the way, you’ve been dropping some nuggets of dank memes all day, and week, actually.

Schlomo:
That is true.

Buttercup:
Thank you guys.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Thank you. And I guess Renee, the other thing is the NFT marketplace. That’s the other project that we’re working on, and that’s in your domain. Is there been anything to report there, or is that covered by what…

Renee:
No, no. We had a call on Monday or Tuesday, or whenever we spoke last, same thing, the tech spec has been locked, and the only thing that I’m blocked on is I need to have that call that Jinxy is going to schedule with the team and anybody else from the community that wants to show up, to make sure that we have the right functionality. So as soon as I have that conversation with you, I can circle back to the tech team, and move forward with confidence. In terms of my best guess, it’s still the same. I think end of July would be the earliest. I think sometime in October would be the latest.

Dr. Bitcoin:
Great. Once again, Jinxy, you have created a well organized and efficient meeting structure, and we are at the end of our action item. So we’re opening up the floor discussion for anybody that wants to talk about things that were not on the agenda. We’ve got a few minutes left in the hour. We can talk about that, or we can call it a day and go eat some lunch and drink some coffee. Because that’s what my next moves are.

Renee:
Cool. Cool. Well, yeah y’all, good work. I like this new format. Again, thank you so much, Jinxy, for keeping us organized. Thank you Schlomo for putting together this NFT NYC activation. Thank you Buttercups for continuing to show up with great positive energy, and memes, and just being a voice of reason. Thank you [inaudible 00:42:19] for always being engaged, keeping us honest, and Mark, thank you for helming the ship, and keeping the lights on, and excited to see what JJ’s been working on, on the social media front. And yeah. Thank you so much, Mick, for muscling through what sounds like a really rough week. So much love to all of you. Big hug, peace.

Schlomo:
Free Ross. Everyone do a bounty, invite a friend. Invite a friend, do a bounty, and free Ross.

Dr. Bitcoin:
All the things.

Renee:
Cheers, y’all.

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