NFT Defi Crypto Collectors Morning Briefing 1/21/2022

Vagobond NFT

1/21/2022 – Morning Edition

GM! If you are like me, you want a way to see whatever is new (I realize there is a fair amount of repeated information on this sheet for things that are coming up or ongoing) – so I’ve started marking new items with a ‘*’ on the left side. That way you can scan through the sheet even faster. As always there is a lot happening in the NFT space and if I’ve missed anything or you would like to see something else covered – reach out to me via DMs on Twitter (@vagobond) or in the Vagobond Discord at https://discord.gg/2nBRJJvyeR.

News

– BTC, ETH, Equities, and every other market dumping.

*Useful Info

– How to safely use a verified NFT on Twitter

https://twitter.com/tropoFarmer/status/1484265271678361600?s=20

– How to Approach Influencers

https://twitter.com/Zeneca_33/status/1484568339976499202

*Rumors

*- Pulsechain – an ETH fork that will mirror everything – I will be exploring this

New Acquisitions

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You can find my NFT buying methodology and more on the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com

https://vagobond.com/nft-101/

 

*The Graveyard (New Section)

This is a section that after today will live at the bottom of this newsletter. These are projects that I wanted to believe in that simply seem like they are dead. I sincerely hope that they resurrect – but when I put them here, it means that I’ve stopped believing and looking. I hope to someday have a section at the top called ‘Resurrections’ for when projects in the Graveyard manage to rise up again. As time goes on, I have no doubt this will be the biggest section of this newsletter and I will let it keep growing so that those who care to look can understand that the majority of projects fail and investors lose money. Pick wisely, my friends, and good luck!

cMyKatz – I really like the dev on this and the community rallied around him but it just didn’t happen, a combination of bad timing on market sentiment and high gas fees. I have cMyKatz, cMyGravez, and ZombieKatz – they are all worthless now.

Good Guys – One of the rare projects I drew a rare on. Dev got sick and it all just seems to have died.

Invariant Labs/Monkey Bets – I hold two full sets here. I hope it recovers but with the Beanie mess, just doesn’t seem very likely.

aiVatar – This project from Trey Ratcliffe was really cool. Totally unique. No one cared.

CubeVerse – An MIT program turned avatar that seemed cool but then just sort of fizzled. I have several and derivatives – worthless

Bear Market Bears and Doadz – I really really really want these to succeed. I love the art. Hamm is a cool guy that does cool stuff. It’s just that nothing happens with these and you can’t even give them away (but I won’t)

Hobo Beards – One of my all time favorite projects and communities. The devs are still working, still making things, still trying to resurrect – but for the moment, it’s in the graveyard.

The MTA/Metahelmet – I have no idea what happened here. Not a rug, but they just died on the vine.

Template – I was so excited to buy this one, so excited for the amazing innovation and ideas behind the project but it just seems to have gone nowhere

Madame Sofia’s Oracle of Wisdom – It seemed like such a good idea, but so quickly dropped to zero

 

Music Oriented NFTs

Warp Sound – Generative Art + AI composed music. Reveal either tonight or tomorrow.

https://www.warpsound.ai/

Moons of Mars – Super interesting fashion/music facing game/story/project. https://www.moonsofmars.xyz/

*https://twitter.com/moonsofmarsnft/status/1484296341228457984?s=20

Arpeggi.io – On-chain music studio. Create it, then mint it. https://arpeggi.io/

Spottie Wifi – The #1 DJ in the Metaverse https://www.spottiewifi.com/

Tiki Festival – No New News https://tikifestival.io/

Bitlectro Labs/Dreamers/DreamLoops – https://bitlectrolabs.com/

 

Food and Travel NFT Projects (new section)

SuperLocal – NFT gated travel app where users can mint locations as NFTs

 

The Miners Club – Floor price cratering. No news. No announcements.

Watching:

Travel Toucans – Minting 2/22/22 – https://www.traveltoucans.com

Bald Jesus – 1st NFT/crypto native religion born in the Metaverse

– Bald Jesus is Your Bro https://www.baldjesus.com

– Minting for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com

– Holy Bjble – AB version – https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x931204fb8cea7f7068995dce924f0d76d571df99/3

 

Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW

– Origin Story #1: Courtney – 5902 origin stories – PVFD holders snapshot prior to Feb 1 claim on a 1-to-1 basis with how many FD you own. Any that go unclaimed will open up to punks comic #1 and #2 until all are sold out.

– Adidas (into the metaverse) getting ready for first partner drop-

– Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable. TBA

– Elite Apes Covers to be released using Metahero/Ape Token in early Feb – unique gamification of mint using a coin that has future utility. Available now on PunksComic.com and OS.

*Correction! – Free Planet Drop #3 is suppossedly happening today

– Physical comic will release soon – logistical issues with cases and covers holding it up

https://twitter.com/vagobond/status/1484213225482690565

 

NFT Games

Cat and Mouse Game – Launched and sold out about a month ago but was quickly taken down due to gas errors in the contract. Much to their credit – devs fixed the issue and did not rug. Game restarted today. https://www.catandmouse.game/

*- https://twitter.com/catandmousenft/status/1484380538299420672

Doctor Who, Worlds Apart P2E Game and NFT Marketplace – Founders Token sale continues (part 3 is well under way), tokens $1000 each. Gameplay continues in Beta among founders only. https://doctorwho-worldsapart.com/r/2909/

Influence Asteroidshttps://discord.gg/Y3UsdRXvMQ Everything about the game:https://wiki.influenceth.io/en/community/content-creators

Nifty League Degens – $NFTL

Raini Lords of Light – p2e game. Rumor has it that the beta game will launch in a few weeks. Already has great cross chain assets, card staking, and more. https://discord.gg/2TbrB7mk5F

Danger Islands / Lazer Defi – $xBMF token live and can earn by owning Lazer Soda, Bloot, or BlootMF. One of my favorite projects. Danger Islands game and land sale coming in 10 days. https://discord.gg/FksWeDWFxe

World of Cryptoids. – Interesting game and concept.

 

Free $$$ – New platforms and tokens/ airdrops

*Tokenify – No clue if this is safe. DYOR.

https://twitter.com/tokenfy_/status/1484508779756544000?s=21

Fee.io – – DYOR – Reportedly was live, then wasn’t. I’m watching but won’t rush in on this one.

Gas.wtf – another airdrop for those who have paid gas on Eth. No new news. DYOR.

 

Tokens incl. $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO, $OHM, $LOOKS, and other Tokens

– $TIME and $OHM prices continue downward. Devs and holders seem confident in future.

The 100M $BSGG airdrop has not happened yet. https://docs.wonderland.money/basics/faq

$WTF – You can still claim here:

https://fees.wtf/claim?ref=0x9346f1d460cbc0fca01997f1e5940fd55675173d

$LOOKS Token – Lots of competition coming, but Looks Rare platform is gaining traction and those daily rewards for staking are unmatched.

$GAS token – This team is doing some really interesting stuff with data and analytics. Listening to their Twitter space yesterday I heard the term DaaS for the first time. ‘DAO as a Service’. I’m holding my

$SOS token – Still going. Staking is in place.

 

Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse

BAYC/MAYC – $APE token is coming. Mobile game competition scheduled to start today when they provide the download link in BAYC discord announcements. Register here: https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/apesvsmutants

Huxley – 1,000 unique Robot Avatars will be available Tuesday, January 25th! Time TBA

10KTF – $NTD token coming – No new news –

BYO – No new news

Literary NFTs

Nuclear Nerds – Create lore, engage in interactive storytelling and more. https://www.nuclearnerds.io/story/

Page Dao – $PAGE token is in play. Book minter is live. https://discord.gg/pm24RDKEb4

*https://twitter.com/page_dao/status/1484239143253286919

Jenkins the Valet – No new news

Watching:

Dead Handz – This is an interesting story oriented NFT I just learned about. https://www.deadhandz.com/

$LIT – No new news

Token Literary (agency) – interesting project that may well help shape the future of books in the NFTverse https://discord.gg/gM2TXQ3D9t

 

Influencer Projects

Gary Vee Projects – Book Games givewaways scheduled for next week.

Rug Radio – Farokh project -No new news

Nate Alexander Projects – Arena battles continue.

– A major aesthetic upgrade by a professional illustrator is coming to the entire chainfaces universe (including fallen faces), and will be preserving the rarities both randomly drawn from the mint as well as earned from the arena. These will be free to claim, except for gas costs.

Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – Huge burn event.

*- The Pulse – a Weekly IT update https://impactnews.substack.com/p/the-pulse-20220121

 

Other Projects I Like – Fashion, Games, Comics

On Chain Monkeys – One of the most positive ‘do good’ projects out there.

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – $PEACE token

Creature Toadz – Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . $FLYZ https://swampdao.finance/

The Land Dao – A unique metaverse land development project. $RENT https://www.thelanddao.io/

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas

*- Tokenomics 101 and the $NFH token- https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1yNxaYRowNWxj

Two Bit Bears – No new news.

Bloot – Bloot is being redefined.

One Day Bae – Game coming.

MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – No new news.

Bulls on the Block/Bears on the Block – No new news.

Satoshiverse – No new news.

Peaceful Toadz – No new news.

Watchlist:

Gnomenclaturehttps://discord.gg/vJD94smbnZ

Metroverse – https://discord.gg/metroverse

Apex Wolves – https://discord.gg/apexwolves

– Twitter suspended and Discord temporarily closed

Hype Bears – https://discord.gg/hypebears

Look Labs – https://discord.gg/kscScVhq

Fishy Fam – https://discord.gg/fishyfam

NFT Defi Crypto Collectors Morning Briefing 1/20/2022

Vagobond NFT

1/20/2022 – Morning Edition

As always there is a lot happening in the NFT space and if I’ve missed anything or you would like to see something else covered – reach out to me via DMs on Twitter (@vagobond) or in the Vagobond Discord at https://discord.gg/2nBRJJvyeR.

News

Google Inches Towards Crypto Adoption

https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1483855240059256833

Meta Bringing NFTs to Facebook and Instagram

https://cointelegraph.com/news/meta-reportedly-plans-to-integrate-nfts-on-facebook-and-instagram-profiles

Islamic Organization Issues Fatwa Banning Crypto Use, Bald Jesusism Requires It! (See below)

https://cointelegraph.com/news/indonesian-islamic-organization-issues-new-fatwa-against-crypto-use

New Acquisitions

Moons of Mars Poster #4:https://twitter.com/vagobond/status/1484195533593874433

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You can find my NFT buying methodology and more on the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com

https://vagobond.com/nft-101/

Music Oriented NFTs (new section)

Warp Sound – Generative Art + AI composed music. Reveal either tonight or tomorrow.

https://www.warpsound.ai/

https://mirror.xyz/warpsound.eth/CgSKFr7VDwli9QFwpU9ztOIekqo0qN_9zlsAo4pttyo

Moons of Mars – Super interesting fashion/music facing game/story/project. https://www.moonsofmars.xyz/

Arpeggi.io – On-chain music studio. Create it, then mint it. https://arpeggi.io/

Spottie Wifi – The #1 DJ in the Metaverse https://www.spottiewifi.com/

Tiki Festival – No New News https://tikifestival.io/

Bitlectro Labs/Dreamers/DreamLoops – https://bitlectrolabs.com/

https://twitter.com/bitlectro/status/1483974655039791105?s=21

Food and Travel NFT Projects (new section)

SuperLocal – NFT gated travel app where users can mint locations as NFTs

https://twitter.com/vagobond/status/1484203169387139072

The Miners Club – Supply locked at 4444. Floor price cratering. No news. No announcements.

https://twitter.com/MinersClubNFT/status/1483626547047190536?s=20

Watching:

Travel Toucans – Minting 2/22/22 – https://www.traveltoucans.com

Bald Jesus – 1st NFT/crypto native religion born in the Metaverse

– Bald Jesus is Your Bro https://www.baldjesus.com

– Minting for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com

– Holy Bjble – AB version – https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x931204fb8cea7f7068995dce924f0d76d571df99/3

Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW

– Origin Story #1: Courtney – 5902 origin stories – PVFD holders snapshot prior to Feb 1 claim on a 1-to-1 basis with how many FD you own. Any that go unclaimed will open up to punks comic #1 and #2 until all are sold out.

– Adidas (into the metaverse) getting ready for first partner drop-https://twitter.com/adidasoriginals/status/1483861818267291648

– Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable. TBA

– Elite Apes Covers to be released using Metahero/Ape Token in early Feb – unique gamification of mint using a coin that has future utility. Available now on PunksComic.com and OS.

– Free Planet Drop #3 will happen in February

– Physical comic will release soon – logistical issues with cases and covers holding it up

https://twitter.com/vagobond/status/1484213225482690565

NFT Games

Cat and Mouse Game – Launched and sold out about a month ago but was quickly taken down due to gas errors in the contract. Much to their credit – devs fixed the issue and did not rug. Game restarted today. https://www.catandmouse.game/

https://twitter.com/catandmousenft/status/1483331447452753920

Doctor Who, Worlds Apart P2E Game and NFT Marketplace – Founders Token sale continues (part 3 is well under way), tokens $1000 each. Gameplay continues in Beta among founders only. https://doctorwho-worldsapart.com/r/2909/

Influence Asteroidshttps://discord.gg/Y3UsdRXvMQ Everything about the game:https://wiki.influenceth.io/en/community/content-creators

Nifty League Degens – $NFTL New game: Tennis. https://twitter.com/NiftyLeague/status/1483131959681318913

Raini Lords of Light – p2e game. Rumor has it that the beta game will launch in a few weeks. Already has great cross chain assets, card staking, and more. https://discord.gg/2TbrB7mk5F

Danger Islands / Lazer Defi – $xBMF token live and can earn by owning Lazer Soda, Bloot, or BlootMF. One of my favorite projects. Danger Islands game and land sale coming in 10 days. https://discord.gg/FksWeDWFxe

https://twitter.com/LazerDeFi/status/1483781611053367299

World of Cryptoids. – Interesting game and concept.

Free $$$ – New platforms and tokens/ airdrops

Fee.io – https://fee.io/airdrop.html – DYOR – Reportedly was live, then wasn’t. I’m watching but won’t rush in on this one.

Gas.wtf – another airdrop for those who have paid gas on Eth. No new news. DYOR.

Tokens incl. $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO, $OHM, $LOOKS, and other Tokens

– $TIME and $OHM prices continue downward. Devs and holders seem confident in future.

The 100M $BSGG airdrop has not happened yet.

https://docs.wonderland.money/basics/faq

https://medium.com/the-defi-wonderland/wonderland-update-transition-to-wmemo-d57845560832

$WTF – You can still claim here:

https://fees.wtf/claim?ref=0x9346f1d460cbc0fca01997f1e5940fd55675173d

$LOOKS Token – Lots of competition coming, but Looks Rare platform is gaining traction and those daily rewards for staking are unmatched.

$GAS token – This team is doing some really interesting stuff with data and analytics. Listening to their Twitter space yesterday I heard the term DaaS for the first time. ‘DAO as a Service’. I’m holding my $SOS

$SOS token – Still going. Staking is in place.

Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse

BAYC/MAYC – $APE token is coming. Mobile game competition scheduled to start today when they provide the download link in BAYC discord announcements. Register here: https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/apesvsmutants

Huxley – 1,000 unique Robot Avatars will be available Tuesday, January 25th! Time TBA

10KTF – $NTD token coming – No new news –

BYO – No new news

Literary NFTs

Nuclear Nerds – Create lore, engage in interactive storytelling and more. https://www.nuclearnerds.io/story/

Page Dao – $PAGE token is in play. Book minter is live.

https://discord.gg/pm24RDKEb4

Jenkins the Valet – No new news

Watching:

Dead Handz – This is an interesting story oriented NFT I just learned about. https://www.deadhandz.com/

$LIT – No new news

Token Literary (agency) – interesting project that may well help shape the future of books in the NFTverse https://discord.gg/gM2TXQ3D9t

Influencer Projects

Gary Vee Projects – Book Games givewaways scheduled for next week.

https://blog.veefriends.com/2022/01/19/book-games-glossary/

Rug Radio – Farokh project -No new news

Nate Alexander Projects – No new news, Arena battles continue.

Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – No new news.

Other Projects I Like – Fashion, Games, Comics

On Chain Monkeys – One of the most positive ‘do good’ projects out there.

https://blocktelegraph.io/top-names-flock-to-metagood-as-social-good-marketplace-matures/

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – $PEACE token coming

https://twitter.com/peacevoid_world/status/1483576463571959810?s=20

Creature Toadz – Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . $FLYZ token coming, an $OHM fork. Swampdao.finance homepage now live: https://swampdao.finance/

The Land Dao – A unique metaverse land development project. Smooth reveal yesterday. Team has announced they are getting to work on $RENT token

https://www.thelanddao.io/

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – No New News

Two Bit Bears – No new news.

Bloot – Beanie has been officially banned from Bloot.

One Day Bae – Game coming.

MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – No New News

Bulls on the Block/Bears on the Block – No New News

Satoshiverse – no new news

Peaceful Toadz – No new news.

Watchlist:

Gnomenclature – https://discord.gg/vJD94smbnZ

Metroverse – https://discord.gg/metroverse

Apex Wolves – https://discord.gg/apexwolves

Hype Bears – https://discord.gg/hypebears

Look Labs – https://discord.gg/kscScVhq

Fishy Fam – https://discord.gg/fishyfam

NFT Defi Crypto Collectors Morning Briefing 1/19/2022

Vagobond NFT

1/19/2022 – Morning Edition

Feels like a slow day in the space. Take a breath but as always there is a lot happening in the NFT space even when it seems like there isn’t and if I’ve missed anything or you would like to see something else covered – reach out to me via DMs on Twitter (@vagobond) or in the Vagobond Discord at https://discord.gg/2nBRJJvyeR.

News

– Astrology Charts beat Technical Analysis – LMAO

https://cointelegraph.com/magazine/2022/01/19/astrology-charts-beat-technical-analysis-maren-altman-star

– Great thread on how to secure your NFTs

https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1461742366696652809

New Acquisitions and Watchlist

Syrup by Emily Pollack: Readme Books –https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x931204fb8cea7f7068995dce924f0d76d571df99/1

Watching:

Metroverse – https://discord.gg/metroverse

Apex Wolves – https://discord.gg/apexwolves

Hype Bears – https://discord.gg/hypebears

Look Labs – https://discord.gg/kscScVhq

Fishy Fam – https://discord.gg/fishyfam

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You can find my NFT buying methodology and moreon the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com

https://vagobond.com/nft-101/

NFT Games

Doctor Who, Worlds Apart P2E Game and NFT Marketplace – Founders Token sale continues (part 3 is well under way), tokens $1000 each. Gameplay continues in Beta among founders only. https://doctorwho-worldsapart.com/r/2909/

Influence Asteroidshttps://discord.gg/Y3UsdRXvMQ Everything about the game:https://wiki.influenceth.io/en/community/content-creators

Nifty League Degens – $NFTL New game: Tennis. https://twitter.com/NiftyLeague/status/1483131959681318913

Raini Lords of Light – p2e game. Rumor has it that the beta game will launch in a few weeks. Already has great cross chain assets, card staking, and more. https://discord.gg/2TbrB7mk5F

World of Cryptoids. – Interesting game and concept.

Free $$$ – New platforms and tokens/ airdrops

Fee.io – https://fee.io/airdrop.html – Reported safe, but lots of red flags. I’ve been unable to claim so far.

Gas.wtf – another airdrop for those who have paid gas on Eth. No new news. DYOR.

Tokens incl. $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO, $OHM, $LOOKS, and other Tokens

– $TIME and $OHM prices continue downward. Devs and holders seem confident in future.

The 100M $BSGG airdrop has not happened yet.

https://docs.wonderland.money/basics/faq

https://medium.com/the-defi-wonderland/wonderland-update-transition-to-wmemo-d57845560832

$WTF – You can still claim here:

https://fees.wtf/claim?ref=0x9346f1d460cbc0fca01997f1e5940fd55675173d

$LOOKS Token – https://twitter.com/bybit_official/status/1483695725376589824?s=21

https://twitter.com/mooncat2878/status/1483747872764006403?s=21

$GAS token – https://twitter.com/0xgasdao/status/1483192016058126339?s=21

$SOS token – Still going. Staking is in place.

Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse

BAYC/MAYC – $APE token is coming. Mobile game competition is coming Jan 20th https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/apesvsmutants

Check mutations and find the ‘parent’ of your mutant https://bayc.fungibleswap.com/

Huxley – 1,000 unique Robot Avatars will be available Tuesday, January 25th! Time TBA

10KTF – $NTD token coming – No new news –

BYO – No new news

Literary NFTs

Nuclear Nerds – Create lore, engage in interactive storytelling and more. https://www.nuclearnerds.io/story/

Page Dao – $PAGE token is in play. Book minter is live.

https://discord.gg/pm24RDKEb4

Jenkins the Valet – No new news

$LIT – No new news

https://medium.com/@LITWTF/lit-welcome-to-the-worlds-first-cultural-currency-f06b6dc09f72

Influencer Projects

Rug Radio – Farokh project -No new news

Nate Alexander Projects – No new news, Arena battles continue.

Gary Vee Projects – Book Games givewaways scheduled for next week.

Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – No new news.

Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW

– Pixel Vault Weekly Town Hall scheduled for 5 pm EST today

– Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable. TBA

– Elite Apes Covers to be released using Metahero/Ape Token in early Feb – unique gamification of mint using a coin that has future utility. Available now on PunksComic.com and OS.

Other Projects I Like – Fashion, Games, Comics

On Chain Monkeys – Floor pushing for 2 ETH.

https://blocktelegraph.io/top-names-flock-to-metagood-as-social-good-marketplace-matures/

Lazer Defi – $xBMF token live and can earn by owning Lazer Soda, Bloot, or BlootMF. One of my favorite projects. Danger Islands game and land sale coming in 10 days. https://discord.gg/FksWeDWFxe

https://twitter.com/LazerDeFi/status/1483781611053367299

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – $PEACE token coming

https://twitter.com/peacevoid_world/status/1483576463571959810?s=20

Creature Toadz – Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . $FLYZ token coming, an $OHM fork. Swampdao.finance homepage now live: https://swampdao.finance/

Warp Sound – Generative Art + AI composed music. Reveal coming January 21st.

https://www.warpsound.ai/

The Land Dao – A unique metaverse land development project. Smooth reveal yesterday. Team has announced they are getting to work on $RENT token

https://www.thelanddao.io/

Moons of Mars – Super interesting fashion/music facing game/story/project.

Moons of Mars – Super interesting fashion/music facing game/story/project.

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – No New News

Two Bit Bears – No new news.

Bloot – Beanie has been officially banned from Bloot.

One Day Bae – Game coming.

MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – No New News

Tiki Festival – No New News

Bulls on the Block/Bears on the Block – No New News

Satoshiverse – no new news

Peaceful Toadz – No new news.

The Miners Club – Supply locked at 4444. Floor price cratering. No news. No announcements. Possible rug.

Bald Jesus – First NFT/crypto native religion born in the Metaverse

– Bald Jesus is Your Bro https://www.baldjesus.com

– Minting for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com

– Holy Bjble – AB version – https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x931204fb8cea7f7068995dce924f0d76d571df99/3

NFT Defi Crypto Collectors Morning Briefing 1/18/2022

Vagobond NFT

1/18/2022 – Morning Edition

As always there is a lot happening in the NFT space and if I’ve missed anything or you would like to see something else covered – reach out to me via DMs on Twitter (@vagobond) or in the Vagobond Discord at https://discord.gg/2nBRJJvyeR.

News

– Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard in a huge $68.7 billion deal. There are rumors that Blizzard has been in talks to make the game for Pixel Vault/Metaheroes. Mind you, these are just rumors – but if true. Connect the dots.

– Coinbase and Mastercard have partnered to allow users to buy NFTs with credit cards on upcoming Coinbase NFT platform.

– NFT influencer ‘Beanie’ was doxxed yesterday which caused some price action in projects he was associated with as the consensus seems to be ‘not a nice guy’. There’s a lot of hand wringing going on from virtue signalers who are canceling him but much of it hypocrisy from people who made money along with him but aren’t jumping to give it back (or acknowledge it). Newsflash: Owning a punk or being an influencer doesn’t make someone trustworthy. Always DYOR and own your buying decisions. This is the wild west. https://twitter.com/NFTethics/status/1483051289022017538

Wilder World just got $30 million fund raised with backing from Spartan Group, Animoca Brands and Metakovan’s MetaPurse: https://zine.wilderworld.com/wilder-world-secures-30-million-usdc-for-the-expansion-of-its-new-dimension-of-reality/

– Great thread on how to secure your NFTs

https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1461742366696652809

New Acquisitions

Warp Sound – Really interesting new project. Generative Art + AI composed music https://www.warpsound.ai/

The Land Dao – a unique metaverse land development project. https://www.thelanddao.io/

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You can find my NFT buying methodology and more on the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com

https://vagobond.com/nft-101/

NFT Games

World of Cryptoids. – An interesting whitelist opportunity for closed beta game – will require installing BSC net on your metamask – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-ks_J8hTQ-JYyp0tsKCh95My6kdeUDn7FTz7ZN8D1DMaVuQ/viewform

Doctor Who, Worlds Apart P2E Game and NFT Marketplace – has been under development with the BBC for a couple of years now – the game is in Beta with those who hold founders tokens. This is a p2e game, a fully developed marketplace on a side chain, and a huge community. Recently opened up a limited batch of Founders Tokens (max of 1963 ever) and there are a few hundred left. I feel like this one is under the radar but will explode when the BBC gives the greenlight. There are credible rumors that there will be crafting and planets with land will be released this year. This is worth looking at. Probably a year before it matures completely. Founders Token sale continues (part 3 is well under way), tokens $1000 each. Gameplay continues in Beta among founders only. https://doctorwho-worldsapart.com/r/2909/

Influence Asteroidshttps://discord.gg/Y3UsdRXvMQ Everything about the game:https://wiki.influenceth.io/en/community/content-creators

Nifty League Degens – $NFTL New game: Tennis. https://twitter.com/NiftyLeague/status/1483131959681318913

Raini Lords of Light – p2e game. Rumor has it that the beta game will launch in a few weeks. Already has great cross chain assets, card staking, and more. https://discord.gg/2TbrB7mk5F

Free $$$ – New platforms and tokens/ airdrops

Fee.io – https://fee.io/airdrop.html – coming. DYOR.

Gas.wtf – another airdrop for those who have paid gas on Eth. No new news. DYOR.

$WTF – You can still claim here:

https://fees.wtf/claim?ref=0x9346f1d460cbc0fca01997f1e5940fd55675173d

$LOOKS Token – This is going very well. Staking is earning wETH and some are making big money from the LooksRare platform’s giving back, wash trading or no. 794% APY. LFG.

$GAS token – https://twitter.com/0xgasdao/status/1483192016058126339?s=21

$SOS token – Still going. Staking is in place.

Wonderland – $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO

– Wonderland has purchased Cross the Ages https://medium.com/the-defi-wonderland/wonderland-enters-the-metaverse-bec1ad6091d1

– $TIME and $OHM prices continue downward. Devs and holders seem confident in future.

– An airdrop has been announced for Wonderland, the actual airdrops will be for wMEMO, MEMO, and TIME token holders on Avalanche, Fantom and Ethereum chains. This includes wMEMO being used as collateral on Abracadabra, in the same way that we include them for Snapshot voting. 100M BSGG tokens will be distributed evenly to HODLers of any Wonderland token based on snapshots taken on Jan 10th 8:00pm GMT. This is being done as a reward for their support at our low price point. An additional 400M BSGG tokens will be made available by staking wMEMO. Like the airdrop, the development team is working on a solution so that wMEMO used as collateral on Abracadabra will also be included. The 100M airdrop should happen sometime in the next 3-5 days. Last

About: Wonderland is not a liquidity mining farm. Founded by Daniele Sesta, Wonderland is a decentralized reserve currency protocol that owns its own liquidity rather than printing tokens out of thin air. In essence, reserve currency protocols have a claim on the value of the treasury itself. As the treasury grows, the claim token holders have grows (not accounting for premium).

https://docs.wonderland.money/basics/faq

https://medium.com/the-defi-wonderland/wonderland-update-transition-to-wmemo-d57845560832

Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse

Huxley – Additional details on robots: – When hunting for robot treasure, speed and strength are required – 1,000 unique Robot Avatars will be available Tuesday, January 25th! Time TBA – there will be 100 robots per category – Minting will be 1 robot per transaction – Robot reveal will be a few days after minting begins. Timing TBA – If not all robots have been minted at the beginning of Burn Event #2, then robots could be claimed from newly created Genesis Tokens.

10KTF – No new news – $NTD token coming

BAYC/MAYC – The mobile game competition is coming Jan 20th (Apes vs. Mutants). If you own an ape or mutant, you can get a code to take part. https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/apesvsmutants -$APE token is coming.

BYO – No new news

Satoshiverse – no new news

Literary NFTs

Nuclear Nerds – a Web3 story telling masterpiece. https://www.nuclearnerds.io/story/

Page Dao book minter is live. $PAGE token is in play. No new news today

https://discord.gg/pm24RDKEb4

Jenkins the Valet – no new news

$LIThttps://medium.com/@LITWTF/lit-welcome-to-the-worlds-first-cultural-currency-f06b6dc09f72

Influencer Projects

Rug Radio – Farokh project -Rugs revealed. They turned out pretty cool.https://twitter.com/farokh/status/1483313658100862976

Nate Alexander Projects – No new news, Arena battles continue.

Gary Vee Projects – No new news.

Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – No new news.

Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW

https://twitter.com/Gfunkera86/status/1483313377329963011

– Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable. TBA

– Elite Apes Covers to be released using Metahero/Ape Token in early Feb – unique gamification of mint using a coin that has future utility. Available now on PunksComic.com and OS.

Other Projects I Like – Fashion, Games, Comics

One Day Bae – Alpha test stage – early February: All discord members with OG role can help us test the game on testnet! Beta version for ODB passengers – February: Free claim of land for mint-pass ticket holders! Beta version will have the following mechanics: building, resource extraction, resource transportation and trading. Flat world official public launch – early March: Public mint of land for everyone! At this stage the game will include diplomacy and opportunity to explore the world with Mekabaes! Every explored piece of land can be purchased at a cheaper rate! Further development – Summer, Fall: New building packs, in-game events, cataclysms and full-scale clan wars will be added to the game!

On Chain Monkeys – Floor pushing for 2 ETH. https://onchainmonkey.com/news.html

https://twitter.com/OnChainMonkey/status/1482526167210938368

Lazer Defi – This is one of my favorite projects. Danger Islands game and land sale coming. $xBMF token live and can earn by owning Lazer Soda, Bloot, or BlootMF https://discord.gg/FksWeDWFxe

Danger Island Mint starts in 11 days! https://twitter.com/LazerDeFi/status/1483430618272866308

Moons of Mars – Super interesting fashion/music facing game/story/project. Mint sold out. Airdrop for Poster #4 will likely occur today. Other airdrops down the line!

The Miners Club – Supply locked at 4444. Floor price cratering.

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – $PEACE token coming No New News

Creatures – No new news

Creature Toadz – Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . No new news. $FLYZ token coming, an $OHM fork. Swampdao.finance homepage now live: https://swampdao.finance/

Peaceful Toadz – No new news.

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – No New News

Two Bit Bears – Breeding has begun for Gen 3

Bloot – $BGLD v2 has been ‘unrugged’

MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – No New News

Tiki Festival – No New News

Bulls on the Block/Bears on the Block – No New News

Bald Jesus – First NFT/crypto native religion born in the Metaverse

– Bald Jesus is Your Bro https://www.baldjesus.com

– Minting for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com

– Holy Bjble – AB version – https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x931204fb8cea7f7068995dce924f0d76d571df99/3

 

A Post Scarcity Society

There is a very real possibility that we are on the edge of a post-scarcity society. The good news is that there are more opportunities for more people to have more of everything they need than at any point in human history. The bad news is that because we are still entrenched in exploitive and consumptive ecosystems created in a world where scarcity existed (and exists) – prices are going to go up and we are all in for some serious pain.

Lately I’ve been exploring ‘DeFi’ – decentralized finance. The ‘DeFi Summer’ happened in 2020 – essentially, a bunch of really smart people realized that using cryptocurrency, they could create new money from air – just like banks have been doing since banks were invented. The issue has always been that banks were necessary as the brokers of trust, but with the advent of trustless systems of financial governance – i.e. smart contracts, the banks are no longer needed.

DeFi is super complex. It makes my head spin. Gradually, I’m starting to ‘get it’ but the bottom line is this: it mostly works but every financial lesson I’ve learned in life screams that it shouldn’t. Watch this video to have your mind blown:

That’s really just the tip of the iceberg. NFTs – are largely a way to mint your own currency. Whatever someone will pay for it is what it is worth. Lots of these NFTs are now starting to jump into things like yield farming and defi. Here are a couple of NFT projects that are fairly deep in it:

https://www.solon.finance/

https://www.lazerdefi.io

Most major projects though are taking a more cautious approach. Generally, they start out with their PFPs (profile pics) in a 10k avatar project, then they issue some sort of IP (intellectual property), then they announce or start working on a game, finally, they launch a currency (for in-game use) that is also tradable on decentralized markets…and the next step is – see above.

Here are a couple of projects that are currently taking this approach: Punks Comic, Raini.io, Mighty Manateez, Deadheads, Satoshiverse, Bored Ape Yacht Club – and so many more. All of these currencies are (or will be) tradable for fiat currency. So, you can trade the NFTs or you can stake the NFTs to earn.

As I mentioned, the downside is that as more and more money is created, we are going to see money become increasingly worthless. Eventually, the whole scarcity – inflation – control system is going to break. I just hope it breaks the right way.

 

The Many Kinds of NFT Projects

There are so many choices and options right now in terms of NFT projects. For this post, I’ll look pretty strictly at projects on the Ethereum blockchain – but there are equivalent projects being developed or taking off on ADA, Solana, Ravencoin, and more.

The best of these projects incorporate aspects of all of these. The most top of mind examples are Pixel Vault which has avatars, daos, game (coming), tokens, staking, and much more. Bored Ape Yacht Club. I’m also betting on the future of Raini Lords of Light (game, staking, defi, art drops) , Doctor Who-Worlds Apart, Non-Fungible Heroes, and Buzzed Bear Hideout. Many of the other projects I’m interested in (Monkey Bets and Ape DAO) are offshoots or aligned projects.

I find myself getting into several different kinds of crypto/nft projects lately. They are:

  1. Avatar/pfp projects – I’m pretty well done getting into new ones of these and generally look for a good reason to get in that is more than just fun/funny/amazing art
  2. Communities – things like BAYC and MetaHeroes or Gutter Cat Gang – vibrant active communities that support each other
  3. Games – things like Influence Asteroids, Lords of Light, Doctor Who
  4. DAOs – decentralized orgs that have a purpose – Ape DAO, Monkey Bets DAO, United Planets (Pixel Vault) DAOS
  5. Curated Drops – Good Guys, Holmo Viemiento etc.
  6. Generative art  – Genetic Chain, Pixelglyph, Cubeverse.
  7. Tokenomics/coins/defi Unstable Horses Yard, WEmint.cash, Bulls on the Block,
  8. Innovative use of blockchain/nfts – Spottie Wifi, Deadheads, The Adventurers, Heaven Computer, Tiki Festival, Jenkins the Valet.
  9. Funky/quirky art communities One Day Bastards, Crypteriors, Invaders, Deebies and Mighty Manateez
  10. Metaverse stuff – I’m kinda late to this and missed out on a Metaverse Jetpack which was a big win even though I was whitelisted for it. With all of these communities and projects – liquidity is the big issue and also I don’t have the ability to play whale games by buying up big mints or speculative bets.

God – there is so much happening in NFTs and blockchain right now – what did I miss?

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