The gift of airdrops 🎁

gm, and welcome to issue #53 of ✨Spark✨ We’ve officially launched Bonfire and made it open to everyone. To all of you who have been with us early on, we couldn’t have come this far without you. I am massively grateful for all the feedback, ideas, and hard work.

To our new community members, welcome! This is our weekly newsletter where we share product updates, highlight cool projects creators are working on, and share tips.

Thanks for being here, happy holidays, and get some rest!

Product Updates

🪂 Airdrops

Introducing, ETH and Polygon Airdrops, just in time for the holiday season! This feature allows creators on Bonfire to easily create social token claimable airdrops (ERC20s) from their own site.

For creators, this means the ability to further engage with their community by creating rewards or models for compensation. As we move towards more collaborative and decentralized communities, we wonder how fans can contribute to a project and how they are compensated/rewarded for their efforts.

Until now, there have been interesting and wonderful experiments around this thesis. We’ve seen creators reward contributors and token-gate with social tokens, NFTs, POAPs, etc. But until now, there hasn’t been a way to do all of this within the same dashboard. Enter, Airdrops on Bonfire.

🏠 Button Icon Support

Yes, you read that right. Now, buttons support both icons and images. Whether it’s a button to join your discord community or read your mirror article, you can now customize these buttons and make them more stylish. 

Coming up next

Rolling up in beta, we have the new columns block. In the coming weeks, we will be adding support for multi-column layouts in Pages. Use it in combination with other blocks like FAQ, buttons, video, embeds, etc. Promise we’ll keep you posted!

Creator Spotlight

Last week Black Dave launched the Black Dave Token, an ambitious project that aims to raise 250 ETH by selling 1 million NFTs, at the cost of 0.00025 ETH each. For what? Well, that’s tbd. Black Dave believes (and so do we) that he can raise the funds and create something ingenious. Some ideas in his mind involve IRL experiences, NFTs in exchange for minutes on-call, and better curation. Now what exactly will come out of this experiment, only time will tell.

That's Fire

Introducing likes on Sound.

How to Improve Your Creative Thinking.

OpenSea says NFT creators earned $1 billion in royalties this year.

Telegram's next step is to build decentralized tools.

Apple introduces Apple Music Sing.

The sneaky economics of Ticketmaster.

Tip of the week

Of course our tip this week involves airdrops. They are a great complement to other features already available on your dashboard. For example, you can host a livestream on your Bonfire site and include a claimable token airdrop that becomes active halfway through the stream, making it easy to reward those that stay and participate.

If you want to go a step further, reward your viewers with free NFTs using our Mint Block, which will then give you the ability to include those addresses in an airdrop allowlist, rewarding only those that collected all the free drops.

Your Turn

Do you have any web3 goals we can help make happen? No matter how big or small, shoot me an email or DM us on twitter about it. And check our Roadmap to submit and vote on your favorite features.

If you’re just joining, you can find our past issues here.

Until next time,

Bonfire Team