Dynamic Ecosystems are essentially evolving communities of organisms that interact within an environment. Historically, this applies to the biological sciences. However, with the advent of the internet and expansion of virtual communities - the nature of social ecosystems remains in constant flux.
As we continue to debate and define the details of the Information Age, the rapid expansion of knowledge continues to evolve in real-time and on a daily basis. We have progressed far beyond simple internet connections with email and websites. Numerous social media platforms allow us to share everything - including information and experiences, instantaneously, anywhere on earth.
Undoubtedly, there are teams of social scientists researching and analyzing virtual communities and data, ad infinitum. As with anything as complex as humanity, organizing evolving relationships requires time and understanding. To help with this, we examine one simple factor that shows the dynamic nature of our virtual communities: the network effect.
The Network Effect
Regardless of whether or not we recognize the intricate details, we are all familiar with the network effect in business. When people and organizations band together, the result is often multiplicative or even exponential. Everyone loves to see the growth chart in an inverted ski slope position. As the network effect increases, the slope increases toward the infinite limit or the moon - as it is sometimes called in crypto. The rocket ship blasts off and stakeholders celebrate!
However, most people may not see the years or decades of experience that make the moon mission ignition possible. The slow painful growth that pushes a person or project to the brink of destruction just before a small breakthrough leads to another continuation. Often overlooked are the little triumphs and the big tragedies inherent to progress.
Perhaps one of the most underrated characteristics in dynamic crypto ecosystems is the network effect. The vast potential connections between communities are no more evident than with the Ether Cards Ecosystem.
The Power of Dynamic Ecosystems
There is no doubt that Ether Cards is a dynamic ecosystem. Everyday sees increased engagement and development. Sometimes, taking a step back to appreciate the view is warranted. From a distance, systemic growth may be realized by the sheer volume of partnerships. Each alliance is in fact its own dynamic ecosystem.
Chainlink is the decentralized oracle solution that makes everything possible. Without oracles linking the blockchain to real world data, there would be no DeFi - let alone evolving NFTs. The LINK ecosystem brings in over 21,000 discord members and 445,000 Twitter followers. A significant portion of the new partnership leads are passed to Ether Cards by Chain Link.
Brave Software is the privacy browser for over 30 million users - including at least 172,000 Twitter followers! Privacy, data and the sweet BAT rewards, too. Save time, save money, and enjoy your internet browsing experience. The Brave advertising platform is an incredible network to leverage for any organization.
Superchief is the world’s 1st physical NFT gallery in New York City. Merging the digital world with the art world is an incredible experience. Where would the world be without innovative artists and galleries?
Venice Institute of Contemporary Art is devoted to identifying, protecting and sustaining the cultural heritage of Venice Beach/Southern California. Hopefully this is only one of the many future artist communities to join the Ether Cards ecosystem!
Vesto.io is on a mission to bring crypto to banks. Vesto’s turnkey crypto solution for banks and other financial institutions transforms the way the world uses money. Imagine if/when Ether Cards integrates:
- High-interest yield (average 15%*) with Vesto DeFi
- Conversion of traditional currency into cryptocurrency
- Support for Bitcoin, Dai, USDC, & other ERC20 tokens
- Secure storage and insurance of digital assets
Moonpay provides human-friendly payment solutions for cryptocurrency that are simple, powerful, and painless to integrate. Boost revenue and defeat fraud with an on-and-off-ramp that’s simple, highly customisable, and builds seamless journeys for customers all over the globe.
Genomes.io allows everyone to own and self-secure genomes in a personal DNA Vault. No one can gain access without explicit permission. Privately explore the genes, whole genome and gain insights into ancestry, traits, wellness, health risks and carrier status. This information is never revealed to a third-party. Earn interest to anonymously power scientific and medical research. A new era of genomics has begun. Using Genomes.io anyone can contribute DNA data to research that brings lifesaving medical discoveries, without losing privacy or ownership of data.
LaMelo Ball Collectibles is a collection of LaMelo Ball’s Official NFTs - unique digital collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain. Each NFT is supercharged and tethered to the NBA Rookie of the Year - LaMelo Ball’s statistics, awards and highlights. LaMelo’s Twitter is close to 1 million followers and his Discord reaches nearly 5,000 members.
Steve Aoki & Stoopid Buddy Stoodios present “Dominion X,” the first episodic series to launch on the block chain. The debut NFT is a 21st century stop motion animated short that introduces us to the world of Character X, first seen in Steve Aoki’s debut NFT drop Dream Catcher (with Antoni Tudisco). This debut short along with associated assets will be minted on the block chain one time only, allowing fans to participate in not only the creation of a new IP concept, but also in an added layer of collecting, community, gamification and utility as the project develops both through traditional distribution (TV, streaming, etc) as well as unique NFT opportunities ONLY available to participants in this first drop. Steve Aoki has over 8 million followers on Twitter!
Mike Tyson NFT Collection by Corey Van Lew features spectacular original art commemorating the legendary heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Iron Mike Tyson, the baddest man on the planet, has 5.6 million Twitter followers.
DirtyRobot is also known as Daniel Isles. The independent illustrator and comic artist is the first featured Art Drop on the Ether Cards platform. Next, he will be supplying all Ether Cards with a wizard avatar. He sports over 30,000 followers on Twitter and 165,000 on Instagram.
Sushi is a community-driven DeFi platform to swap, earn, stack yields, lend, borrow, leverage all on one decentralized, community driven platform. Welcome home to DeFi. With over 128,000 Twitter followers and 42,000 on Discord, Sushi is quickly becoming a marketing powerhouse through innovation.
Enjin is an entire ecosystem with next-generation NFTs for everyone. Products that make it easy for individuals, businesses, and brands to use non-fungible tokens of the future. 279,000 Twitter followers and 15,000 members on Discord, too. With so many products and solutions to choose from, Enjin has everything imaginable for the blockchain gaming ecosystem.
Ethereans is a fantastic universe built by 2 creative brothers, The Chaos Duo. These 2 brothers are focused on creating experiences, narratives, characters, high-end graphics, and cool animations. Along with this partnership comes another dynamic team with even more network connections.
Leveraging the Power of Dynamic Ecosystems for Increased Network Effects
While contemplating the Ether Cards dynamic ecosystem, consider each connection compounding additional network effects into the equation. These are not individual stand-alone projects floundering in the waves on the open sea. Rather, a tightly knit tapestry of the metaverse encompassing galaxies of resources. Tapping into any dynamic ecosystem is just the beginning of an incredible journey.
Taken together, the current ecosystem totals tens of millions of users, Twitter followers, and Discord members. What if every community member adds more connections to the tapestry? What happens when the entire metaverse of network effects are realized? Go forth, and continue building our dynamic ecosystem together!