Thanks to everyone who joined us for Onchain Summer, our multi-week celebration of the launch of Base. For 23 days, we were joined by some of the most innovative builders, brands, artists, and creators as we celebrated the digital future we’re all building together.
Each day, a new experience was unveiled (75 collections in all), spanning art, music, gaming, advocacy, and much more. The list of contributors reads like a who's who of the onchain universe: FWB, Parallel, anotherblock, Coca-Cola, Stand with Crypto, Blackbird, Zora, Pixelmon, Showtime, Mirrors Wellness Club, Indelible, Manifold, Highlight, Onboard, Optimism, Atari, Rainbow, Iskra, OAK, OpenSea, Bonfire, Fini, and mint.fun.
At the heart of Onchain Summer was a spirit of collaboration, because we know that it’s going to take all of us to bring a billion people onchain. Each day was a testament to the boundless creativity that the onchain space can inspire, and it made a significant impact. Slimesunday, an artist who contributed alongside Manifold, said his aim was, "solely to remind the world that NFTs are not just a passing fad. They are a revolutionary technology that can empower artists, foster genuine connections, and inspire a new era of digital creativity."
Onchain Summer saw over 700,000 mints from more than 268,000 unique wallets, a testament to the ongoing explosion of the onchain world.
"The odds of you being alive at the birth of a major art movement is close to zero,” said Cozomo de’ Medici, the anonymous Art Collector behind FWB’s drop with DeeKay Motion. “If you are participating in Onchain Summer, you are not only here to see the birth of a major art movement, but you are actually able to help shape it. That to me is incredibly exciting."
Each day, Jesse Pollak, Creator of Base, hosted an Onchain Summer Stories livestream to feature the mint of the day, and in total these received over 200,000 views. These videos highlighted the incredible builders working behind the scenes in our ecosystem while showcasing a myriad of onchain possibilities.
Onchain Summer was not just a celebration; it was a testament to the potential of an onchain world that continues to evolve. In the words of Ed Fornieles, co-creator of Fini, "I think there's a world in the near future where people don't even say words like ‘web3’ because it simply exists all around you." It’s a borderless world where art, creativity, and innovation find new dimensions and where the possibilities are limitless.
The sun may be setting on this journey, but the onchain era is still very much on the rise.
Summer never ends.