The crypto ecosystem has its own social problems, much like other industries in the world. Crypto critics have been raising their concerns about the lack of gender and ethnic diversity in the sphere. The “tech bro” issue has also made its round in crypto circles, calling out the fact that all prominent positions in crypto firms are occupied by white male persons. Lack of racial inclusivity in the cryptocurrency realm is a deep-seated problem that has now spilled over even into the part of the art industry that’s opened up to crypto.
Acclaimed African American hip hop musician and actor Jeffrey Bruce Atkins is popularly known for his albums at the turn of the 21st century. He has been motivated by the intention to increase the visibility of black artists in the crypto sphere. His vision stemmed from the disappointment that there was a dearth of African Americans pioneering the proliferation of NFTs in the art world’s ecosystem. He has put together a project that will bring rejuvenation to the subindustry of crypto-art to spotlight people of color (POC).
This venture would focus not just on boosting their NFT efforts but also give them crypto opportunities to push the boundaries of Web3 tech in art forms. He observed the stigma that keeps POC artists from breaking through with success like their white counterparts. He felt that it is important their voices are also amplified in the crypto realm and urged everyone to embrace the advent of blockchain while also exercising due diligence.
Supporters of this project will receive early bird benefits for the hip-hop musician’s upcoming releases and other exciting benefits. Atkins is also going to use the profits earned from this project to uplift the academic scene in NYC for POC. Some POC names in the underground art world who have made waves in recent times for selling NFTs recently include Lana Denina, Diana Sinclair, and Andre Oshea. Atkins aims to help pave the way for more such creators in the near future through this venture.