An archaeological find in NFT history.

By Judy Mam

This article originally appeared on NFTSWTF on September 21, 2021.

Only in the blockchain universe is something that happened four years ago considered part of prehistory. But in the NFT world, we are living on blockchain time. This means that the Creeps & Weirdos, the funky collection DADA issued in October 2017, is considered a historical, even prehistorical artifact. And the Creeps happen to have quite an interesting story.

Back in those prehistoric times, DADA, a collaborative art platform where people speak to each other through drawings, first implemented blockchain smart…

Una guía útil para interactuar con DADA.

Our current map. Nuestro mapa actual.

While we consolidate our key communication tools in our own platform, here’s a list of links where you can interact with DADA and with the creation of the Invisible Economy:

Mientras consolidamos las herramientas de comunicación en nuestra propia plataforma, aquí hay una lista de enlaces en los que puedes interactuar con DADA y con la creación de la Economía Invisible:

So Why Is DADA Ditching Royalties?

By Beatriz Helena Ramos

A Bit of History of NFT Royalties

Back in 2017 when we launched the Creeps & Weirdos collection, one of the most exciting aspects was the possibility to guarantee resale royalties for artists in perpetuity. DADA was the first platform to ever code resale royalties on smart contracts: 60% would go to the collector, 30% to the artist, and since we are a collaborative community, 10% would go to DADA’s community fund. These royalties were applied on the profit.

At the time, the Ethereum ecosystem was filled with idealistic ethos like “banking the unbanked”, and our first…

The world is finally catching up.

Creeps & Weirdos launched in October 2017.

You may have heard of the NFT craze that is taking the world by storm.
One NFT sold at Christie’s for $70 million, a Cryptopunk sold for $8 million,
and now everybody wants in.

DADA is a pioneer in the field of crypto art and NFTs, having launched the first collection ever of tokenized art made by artists on Ethereum back in 2017, right after the Cryptopunks and before the Cryptokitties. We precede all of the current crypto art platforms.

System Model Session 11

Nifty Inks by DADA artists Grandenchilada, Moxarra, Ilan Katin, and Mlibty.

Last week we had a very special guest and a super fun conversation with the irrepressible Austin Griffith, who is responsible for the lovely Nifty Ink platform, which helps onboard people to crypto easily and affordably through xDAI. It reminds us of us in the best possible way. You’re gonna love this:

More fun stuff by Austin:

Crypto Art Session 11

Data art by Isa Kost

We are so very fortunate to have in Isa Kost a DADA artist who also loves to visualize data. So she conducted an experiment with the help of some DADA artists who shared info with her to turn some of this DADA data into art. DADA data includes intangibles like feelings. Take a look at her process and at the infinite possibilities of making art out of data:

Session 14

Visual Conversation at

Where we discuss how to build a community that doesn’t depend on traditional business models but that doesn’t depend on donations either because donations in their own way can be damaging as profit models and even gift economies are tricky, as they can get really toxic. So we have to be really mindful and see where are the top 6 dynamics, and why they happen. Watch:

Continuación de la sesión 1.

Interacción de Color

Después de hablar de blockchain, los participantes quisieron saber más sobre la Economía Invisible en particular, así que Beatriz habló sobre este nuevo sistema económico aplicado a DADA, basado en las motivaciones intrínsecas (las cosas que hacemos porque nos nacen de adentro), a diferencia de las extrínsecas, que son las motivaciones impuestas desde fuera como los premios, salarios, puestos, calificaciones, etc. Dale un vistazo:

Bienvenidos a nuestras pláticas sobre cripto arte en español

Abstract 3

Con el fin de involucrar a un grupo más diverso de artistas y entusiastas del cripto arte dentro del proceso de la Economía Invisible, comenzamos un grupo en español. Es importante porque muchos de los miembros de nuestra comunidad hablan español y viven en países con realidades diferentes. Sus ideas y su participación son esenciales.

En esta primera sesión Beatriz dio una corta introducción a la tecnología de blockchain que está detrás del cripto arte y los NFTs.


Juan David:

Judy: Aquí estan los cortos subtitulados en español

Juan David:

Judy: DADA es asi


With a very special guest.

Visual conversation at

For our weekly System Model working group we had a wonderful conversation about collecting, and how the Invisible Economy will work for artists and collectors. Watch:


Mekyle: I mean if you aren’t popular in high-school and you finally get attention on social media. I’d probably be the same.

Judy: Haha, that is the key: a nerd revolt.

Sebnem: Can you share the link?


Judy: Thanks, Sam.

Mekyle: I’ll remember you, if you’re good enough I’ll build a shrine.

Judy: We’re going to have to build a shrine to Mekyle.



A collaborative art platform where people worldwide speak through drawings. Building a blockchain token economy for the arts. DADA. Living Art.

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