Dapper Labs Announces New Project with Genies Avatars

Dapper Labs, the creators of the insanely successful NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties NFT projects, have announced a partnership with Avatar creation suite Genies. With this new alliance, a new trading platform, beta Genies Marketplace, will be released in Q3 2021. The platform will utilize Dapper Labs’ Flow blockchain and specialize in wearable NFTs for avatars.

Genies has the endorsement and investment of some of the world’s most recognizable superstars. In addition, they claim a 99% share in the celebrity avatar marketplace. Personalities currently onboard include legendary record producer Quincy Jones, accomplished singer Rihanna, and Instagram star Cardi B.

This new infrastructure will allow anyone to manufacture their own digital online presence, and the creation and trading of wearable NFTs tailored specifically for avatars. Utilizing a recent partnership with Facebook-owned Giphy, the Genies Marketplace will have access to a potential customer base of nearly one billion users.

This week Genies launched The Drop Shop (beta) with weekly drops of Genie Wearables available for purchase. However, these are not minted as NFTs, rather each drop has a limited quantity and once it’s sold out, it’s gone forever.

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