Mad News #9: Lads Follow Lads
The Roster adds professional surfer, our first Mad Lad Of The Week, MAD MOVIE 3 is doing numbers, Mad Lads find their way into Formula 1 racing, Token-2022 updates and new xNFT games.
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Big wave surfer Tyler Larronde joins The Roster
Mad Lads added a new member to The Roster this week! Tyler Larronde is a professional surfer that has been riding big waves since childhood.
The Roster is onboarding content creators that have a platform outside of the web3 world and have a goal to expand the Mad Lads brand to completely new audiences.
In an era saturated with content creators, The Roster stands out as a beacon of audacity and originality. Staying true to the Mad Lads philosophy, they fearlessly venture into uncharted territories, delivering content that is bound to captivate audiences beyond Web3.
MAD LAD OF THE WEEK: Blackfish
We are putting a special spotlight on the Lads and Lassies championing for Mad Lads and Backpack, starting with Blackfish.
Blackfish has showed up for the community since Day 1.
He was a leading member of the early subcommunity projects, developed the xNFT-based Mad Wars crypto trading competition (ongoing) and is a consummate reply guy.
More recently he led a Mad Lads crowdfunding campaign designed to elevate a dedicated community member to holder status.
Dozens of Mad Lads contributed and Armani Ferrante provided the final push LIVE on Sunday Stream #15 - see the full video here.
Follow Blackfish on Twitter and show some love!
MAD MOVIE 3 is the maddest yet
Jakey is back at it with another installment of the MAD MOVIE series.
MAD MOVIE 1 was our first introduction to Jakey and the “FOCK IT” mentality.
MAD MOVIE 2 took us on a pursuit of extreme fockin’ hobbies.
MAD MOVIE 3 cranks the action into overdrive as Jakey squeezes as much fun (and blood) out of Solana Summer as he can.
Don’t believe me? I’ll let Jakey show you himself.
“Fock it” tattoos for all Mad Lads
Solana Breakpoint is less than three months away. Mad Lads and Backpack will be hosting (at least) one event and every holder is invited.
If Mad Lads FP > 300 by our Breakpoint event I will get a “Fock it” tattoo.
-Tristan Yver, May 22nd, 2023
Mad Merch Competition Ends August 10
The Mad Apparel photo competition ends on August 10th.
Post a photo to Twitter wearing your Mad Merch (with the hashtag #MadMerch) for a chance to win this Lad!
You can still sweep Mad Merch t-shirts and hoodies from secondary marketplaces.
F1 fans introduced to NFTs by Kraken’s Rear Wing Takeover
Kraken NFT launched the Rear Wing Takeover contest where winners see their NFT artwork on a Formula 1 race car during a live race.
Mad Lads holders are invited to submit their entry which includes:
a link to your NFT
a link to your Twitter account
a short description about why your NFT should win
Winners will see their NFT on one of two cars during the Formula 1 race in Austin, Texas on August 18th.
Hyperspace hints at new Backpack and Bonfida integrations
Memos function adds new depth to blockchain records
Memos, a new function in Solana’s Token-2022 program, allows users to “hard-code memos and messages into their transactions which will be permanently stored in the blockchain”.
Token-2022 adds more functionality to the native SPL (Solana Public Library) token program.
Stay current with all Token-2022 code updates here.
Comprehensive tutorial for Solang
The Token-2022 initiative is just one way that Solana is expanding the network.
Solang, a Solidity compiler for EVM, is a set of tooling that enables Ethereum developers to create smart contracts on the Solana blockchain.
Solana is easier to develop on than ever before
Toly and Tristan talk EVM blockchains
Solana Speedrun scores Michael Jordan level of entries
xNFT Speedrun track wins a Mad Lad NFT
xNFT track challengers had an additional task to complete - submitting their game to the xNFT Library.
Five teams rose to the occasion:
Honeypot Fields - “a DeFi farming game”
The Last Dwarf - “rekindle dwarven legacy”
Crispr Kiss - “avoid Crisprs and get them to kiss!”
Alpaca Run - “the cutest endless adventure”
Dino Game - “a fun little dinosaur game”
MadScape is back with a major update
You can now wager SOL in MadScape’s fully on-chain arena duels.
MadScape is a Runescape styled PVP game that deployed on Backpack a few months ago. View a video of the gameplay here.
xNFT dev resources released for OPOS (Only Possible On Solana) hackathon
Backpack released a guide to xNFTs for builders working in the xNFT track during the OPOS hackathon.
The instruction focuses on how to publish an xNFT as well as a set of best practices that builders can use when building their dApp. View all the details here.
New program announced for reduced Breakpoint ticket prices
Solana has placed an emphasis on increasing the opportunities for Breakpoint attendees to score discounted tickets.
The Activation Program will award a limited number of free tickets to creators in exchange for putting together an experiential activation.
The Mad Lads and Backpack teams are coming to Breakpoint - we’ll see you there.