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Mintoo brings 'New Horizons' for art collectors to PDAX

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March 28, 2023

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There’s a new horizon waiting to be explored now that PDAX has partnered with Mintoo to make trading digital collectibles or non-fungible tokens (NFTs) simple and convenient for art collectors.

One of Mintoo’s first collections, Artist Series: New Horizons, features the works of 10 local artists who are now making waves in the digital art scene, namely Alchemyst, Marv del Mundo, Lucius, Felimus, Gian Ferrer, Auggie Fontanilla, Ab Hong, Marso, Lei Melendres, Shelly Soneja and Tonstee.

The collection was launched March 27 and is now available for public purchase.

And with Mintoo available on both the PDAX mobile app and web.pdax.ph, art lovers and all PDAX users will find purchasing and trading these digital artworks as convenient and simple as setting up a Mintoo profile and cashing in.

Read on to find out more about the Artist Series and how to start collecting!

Meet the artists in digital art’s new horizon

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True to the spirit of taking a bold leap into a new digital medium, the Artist Series’ first collection gives a unique take on the ‘art of the possible’, and honors the opportunities that lie in the courage of embracing the unknown.

Alchemyst is a pseudonymous artist, and a self-proclaimed introvert and ‘creative nomad’ whose experimental style stems from an introspection of human experience and culture.  

Marv del Mundo is the talent behind the stylized and energetically charged illustrations on numerous comic books, video games, and NFTs. He is one of the creators of Atomic Underground, an award-winning comic book anthology series, as well as the creator of Mario and the SPY inc., Damage Faction for Ignition Comix, and the Far Future comics. He is also one of the artists in the Trese: Bloodlines anthology comic book. His artworks were also featured in Udon and Capcom's Street Fighter and Darkstalkers Tribute Artbook, as well as in Artgerm's Pepper Project book. For the NFT space, he's been a part of different projects such as The Big Dream Project, The Kolectiv, Djenerates, Crypto Art Week Asia, Pranksy Collection, and the Meatspace "The Other Side '' exhibition to name a few. 

Lucius Felimus is a professional architect and multi-disciplinary cyberpunk artist from Manila. Being an architect by trade, he specializes in worldbuilding environments, sceneries, and architecture of futuristic neon worlds. Lucius started as a photographer in 2019 with the goal of introducing the world to Metro Manila as the next cyberpunk megalopolis of the future by capturing its high-tech elements, dystopian sceneries, and neon aesthetics. He also experiments with glitch art and generative art, in addition to designing futuristic-themed Baybayin fonts.

Gian Ferrer is a freelance graphic designer and creative entrepreneur. He runs two small businesses: an art brand called "estitiks", and an event organizing group called "HOHOL events".

Auggie Fontanilla is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Fine Arts, Auggie's artistic practice is heavily influenced by street art meshed with Filipino religious heritage. His roots can be traced back to his days of graffiti and sticker slapping. He also draws inspiration from icons of tattoo culture, Americana, gangs and prison emblems. He keeps a journal of drawings reminiscent of old school tattoo flashes.

Ab Hong is a collage artist based in Manila. She blends found photographs, clippings and personal introspection, and merges her love for analogue collage with the digital exploration in layered compositions as reflective musings on the human condition. Her works have been sold in Art in the Park. She is also the co-founder of Manila Collage Collective, the only art group in the Philippines that aims to bring together fellow collage artists and push collage into the forefront of the local art scene

Marso is an illustrator who studied Advertising at the Technological University of the Philippines. Her works have been exhibited in Crypto Artweek Asia, Asiaverse, NFT NYC and she has collaborated with famous NFT projects such as Deadfellaz and Jonathan Mann’s “song a day”. She has also been featured by Wacom Philippines, Investagram and the International Council of Registered Blockchain Professionals. Her works are described as a mix of playful pastel colors and precise unique geometrical lines with themes of alternate realities, magic, and fantasy.

Lei Melendres is a full-time freelance illustrator based in the Philippines. He calls his doodle art "Infinity Mix," to describe the intensity of endless details and elements interacting to form a scene. He started in the NFT scene in 2021 with his collection "The INKVADYRZ" in collaboration with Ownly, an innovative metaverse-focused platform based in the Philippines. Aside from being one of the Philippines' representatives for AsiaVerse and a member of CryptoArt PH and being featured on several NFT-related websites, he also took part in some notable NFT exhibitions in both the physical world and inside the Metaverse, such as Crypto Voxels and Decentraland. 

Shelly Soneja is an digital illustrator who has had her work published in Udon’s Street Fighter Tribute, Artgerm’s Pepper Project, as well as local comics such as Siglo: Passion which won the Manila Critics’ Circle National Book Award for best comic book. Her NFT art has also been exhibited in galleries all over the world, across the metaverse, and even in outer space (through The Big Dream Project). Other NFT projects she was part of were with Kolectiv, Pranksy Collection, Graffiti Queens 2021, and Crypto Art Week Asia 2021. She is also a member of The Guild–the first Non Fungible Organization (NFO) founded in 2020 and has been involved in many of its pioneering art projects in the blockchain space. 

Tonstee or Tony Tuason is a mixed media and collage artist based in Manila. His collages weave together classical and modern elements in an interesting mix of surrealism, modern fashion, and graffiti. Mostly self-taught, he started out in 2017 making digital collage using his mobile phone. He has been constantly pursuing and developing his own personal style since.

What are digital collectibles?

Digital collectibles or non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are one-of-a-kind blockchain-based assets. Owning digital collectibles is similar to owning physical collectibles such as artworks or memorabilia. Digital collectibles however are available in a wider range of media formats and may even have additional utilities. The value of these collectibles are determined by many factors, including their rareness and desirability in the current market.

About Mintoo

Mintoo is PDAX’s digital collectible partner, allowing easy access to the world of digital collectibles and their utilities. With Mintoo, anyone can purchase digital collectibles directly with Philippine pesos, thanks to PDAX’s wide range of cash-in and cash-out options. Using Mintoo requires no decentralized wallet, reducing gas fees and making collecting a seamless single-app experience. 

How to set up your Mintoo account

  1. Log in to your PDAX account. 
  2. Tap on “Collectibles” from the home screen. You will then be redirected to Mintoo. 
  3. Carefully read the Terms and Conditions for Mintoo and click or tap “I Agree”.
  4. Create your unique username for Mintoo.
  5. Once your account is set up, you can now view the collections available. 

How to purchase your first digital collectible

Digital collectibles in Mintoo can be conveniently purchased with PDAX’s internal utility token, PHPT. You can top up your PHPT by cashing in and converting your PHP to PHPT.  For detailed instructions on how to convert your PHP to PHPT you may visit this link

  1. Make sure you have enough PHPT balance in your PDAX account. 
  2. Tap on “Collectibles” from the home screen. You will then be redirected to Mintoo. 
  3. View the collections available. Select which collectible you wish to purchase and tap “Buy”. 
  4. Review your PHPT balance and the price details and tap “Next”.
  5. Tap “Buy” to confirm your purchase order. 
  6. You can tap “Go to Transaction History” to view the status of your order. 
  7. Once your order is successful, you can now view your collectible in your Mintoo account. 

How do I become a creator on Mintoo?

Send a message to hello@mintoo.ph and share your ideas.

You can also follow Mintoo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,  and Tiktok.

Ready to start with digital collectibles?

Start your collection with Mintoo on PDAX.

DISCLAIMER: The statements in this article do not constitute financial advice. PDAX does not guarantee the technical or financial integrity of the digital collectibles or their ecosystems. Any and all trading involving digital collectibles are subject to the user’s risk and discretion and must be done after adequate and in-depth research and analysis.The digital collectibles traded on the platform are not presently subject to any specific registration requirements under applicable Philippine law and are not registered with any Philippine regulatory authority. 

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