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/

—–

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

 

NFT Defi Crypto Collectors Morning Briefing 1/17/2022

Projects and platforms that I follow, collect, or consider relevant.

Find links, up to the hour updates, and more on my discord at Revolutionarty.com and follow me on Twitter @vagobond

Vagobond NFT

1/17/2022 – Morning Edition

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day to everyone. I hope we can all find some compassion and wisdom in remembering this great man’s mission and life on this day.

I’ve included some of the news from the weekend edition in today’s morning edition for those who missed it. 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 or in the Vagobond Discord.

News

– IreneDao is interesting. Calling her an ‘instagram model’ is dismissive. She’s the former CMO of a significant crypto company, a CEO building a Web3 social platform, and smart enough to use her looks in the thirsty NFT space.https://cryptobriefing.com/instagram-model-launched-dao-web3-social-media/

– Walmart is entering the metaverse with a cryptocurrency and NFTs.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/16/walmart-is-quietly-preparing-to-enter-the-metaverse.html

– Bitcoin and Crypto Whales moving to Puerto Rico in droves

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/16/puerto-rico-low-taxes-island-life-make-it-hot-for-bitcoin-fans.html

– Great thread on how to secure your NFTs

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

New Acquisitions

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

—–

My Methodology: At least 95% of new projects are insta-worthless at this point.

I have a methodology for buying and I’m happy to share it. It doesn’t always work. Often it doesn’t.

1) Is it using blockchain for something or is it just fiverr art (or worse) made into an NFT? Is it a game people will want to play? Is it pushing the boundaries or a first mover on some new idea?

2) Who is behind it? Do they have an influencer style following? Are they doxxed? Is there a credible team? Have they been around long enough to matter? Have they done other things in NFT/crypto/defi or art/literary/fashion/travel/gaming space?

3) Do I like the art? Do I like the community? Do I like the devs?

If I haven’t come across any red flags with those three points – then I look at the price. I’m still a minnow – maybe I could flatter myself and say I’m a goldfish – so price matters.

Free is great and easy but depends on gas – everything depends on gas

.01-.03 ETH has to offer some hope of flip potential.

.04-.08 ETH needs to be a buzzing project or really have me excited about the potential.

.09+ ETH needs to be something really special.

As far as investing in projects I’m already in – the same methodology applies. If I can, I’ll buy into almost anything Pixel Vault, BAYC/MAYC, BYO, Lazer Defi, or One Day Bae. I really like those projects. Others, I have to think about – but you can see what I like and am bullish on by looking at my daily(ish) NFT briefing.

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 Asteroids – https://discord.gg/Y3UsdRXvMQ

Nifty League Degens – $NFTL going strong. Fun game for Degen holders.

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

Gas.wtf – another airdrop for those who have paid gas on Eth – coming soon. DYOR on this one and be careful of that initial rush when/if it happens.

$WTF – Those who minted the NFT have access to a special channel on the Discord. There will certainly be future utility for this. You can still claim here:

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

– a pretty amazing postmortem from the WTF team –

https://medium.com/@feeswtf/fees-wtf-full-transparency-post-mortem-77dce12f4018

$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 – No new news.

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

Wonderland – $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO

– $TIME and $OHM both ate shit hard yesterday. I’m not sure why, but it hurts. Ouch. Founder giving assurances on Twitter “Other major DAOs are following suit: Klima, Redacted and of course Wonderland. I worry less about our frogs because treasury is extremely strong, yields are fantastic, and there has been no slowdown of our deal flow machine. Holders will be rewarded.”

– 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 – Mysterious tweets indicating partnership with Venari. BYOships coming soon?

Satoshiverse – no new news

Literary NFTs

Nuclear Nerds – I didn’t expect this to be a literary play, but these guys have created a Web3 story telling masterpiece. Great AMA with founders yesterday and amazing website updates allowing owners to create lore, engage in interactive storytelling and more. 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 -reveal will be today. https://twitter.com/RugRadio/status/1482885824312225795

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

Gary Vee Projects – Weekly roundup of Gary Vee stuff – https://blog.veefriends.com/2022/01/14/veefriends-roundup-book-games-veefriends-series-2-bowling-with-garyvee-and-more/

Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – No new news.

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

– 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 – New pfps coming ‘Karma Collection’ – TBA. On fire. 15 Eth sale yesterday. Floor pushing for 2 ETH. https://onchainmonkey.com/news.html

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

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

The Miners Club – Food and Beverage oriented defi project. I don’t really know what to expect from this one. Time will tell.

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – Floor rising. Good things happening. $PEACE token coming distribution based on time held. Bonus for minters. Pretty big announcement here.https://twitter.com/peacevoid_world/status/1482060475944869888?s=20

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 – Mashup of Peaceful Groupies + Cryptoadz. Mint closed at 6412/8888. This one just didn’t find the enthusiasm it needed to mint out. We’ll see what happens but floor dropping.

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – token and probably land coming

Two Bit Bears – Breeding has begun for Gen 3

Bloot – $BGLD v2 has been ‘unrugged’

One Day Bae – No new news. Game and token coming soon.

MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – – no new news

Tiki Festival has started their ‘carving cermony’. This project has largely flopped but I carved my tikis on the free tier and stranger things have happened. At the very least, Frenchie hasn’t rugged.

Bulls on the Block/Bears on the Block – holders of an OG or EVO Bull this will provide you the ability to mint in the pre-sale of ANY drop that uses WhitelistNFT.xyz platform.https://twitter.com/WhiteListNFTxyz/status/1482436223058812936

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 – Weekend Edition – 1/15/2022

Vagobond NFT

Projects and platforms that I follow, collect, or consider relevant. Find links, up to the hour updates, and more on my discord at Revolutionarty.com

1/15/2022 – Weekend Edition

New Acquisitions

The Miners Club just turned to a free mint (+ gas) . Interesting concept: https://mint.theminersclub.io/

https://twitter.com/minersclubnft/status/1479548437737754625?s=21

NFT Games

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 Asteroids – https://discord.gg/Y3UsdRXvMQ

Nifty League Degens – $NFTL going strong. Fun game for Degen holders.

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

$WTF Response to the problems at release by the WTF team were pretty stellar. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I have confidence in this being around for a while. DYOR, but I”ve claimed and staked and it’s looking good. You can still claim here: https://fees.wtf/claim?ref=0x9346f1d460cbc0fca01997f1e5940fd55675173d

– a pretty amazing postmortem from the WTF team – https://medium.com/@feeswtf/fees-wtf-full-transparency-post-mortem-77dce12f4018

$LOOKS Token –

$GAS token –

$SOS token

Wonderland – $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO

-Still coming….There will be a drop of $BSGG to all holders of the above. This is the token of Betswap.gg – the first defi acquisition of the Wonderland behemoth. Prices of TIME have been down but the APR is still providing huge gains in the amount of time. $wMemo is over $100k

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

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

– 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.

Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse

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.

Huxley – No new news

BYO – Mysterious tweets indicating partnership with Venari. BYOships coming soon?

Satoshiverse – no new news

Literary NFTs

Nuclear Nerds – I didn’t expect this to be a literary play, but these guys have created a Web3 story telling masterpiece. Great AMA with founders yesterday and amazing website updates allowing owners to create lore, engage in interactive storytelling and more. 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 -No new news – reveal will be Monday, public sale on Sunday

Nate Alexander Projects – No new news

Gary Vee Projects – Weekly roundup of Gary Vee stuff – https://blog.veefriends.com/2022/01/14/veefriends-roundup-book-games-veefriends-series-2-bowling-with-garyvee-and-more/

Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – No new news.

Other Projects I Like – Fashion, Games, Comics

Creature Toadz – no new news. $FLYZ token coming, an $OHM fork.

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

Creatures – No new news

Moons of Mars – no new news

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – $PEACE token coming. Pretty big announcement here.https://twitter.com/peacevoid_world/status/1482060475944869888?s=20

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – token and probably land coming

One Day Bae – no new news. Game and probably token coming.

On Chain Monkeys – new pfps coming, lots of attention here. I think this is about to explode.

Bloot – $BGLD v2 has been ‘unrugged’

MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – – no new news

Tiki Festival has started their ‘carving cermony’. This project has largely flopped but I carved my tikis on the free tier and stranger things have happened. At the very least, Frenchie hasn’t rugged.

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 1/14/2022

Vagobond NFT

Projects and platforms that I follow, collect, or consider relevant. Find links, up to the hour updates, and more on my discord at Revolutionarty.com

1/14/2022

News

$SAND airdrop for land holders

https://medium.com/sandbox-game/new-year-sand-airdrop-for-land-owners-ad13da8b4280

70% of US crypto holders first bought crypto in 2021

https://cointelegraph.com/news/70-of-us-crypto-holders-started-investing-in-2021-report

– City DAO hacked via Discord

https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/14/blockchain-city-citydao-falls-victim-to-95k-hack-via-discord/

– Dogecoin payments for merch go live in Tesla store

– This interview with Coinbase’ head of product in regards to their forthcoming NFT platform is incredibly interesting. My takeaway – they are building a social network disguised as an NFT platform.

https://nftnow.com/podcasts/coinbase-vp-products-on-taking-nfts-mainstream/

New Acquisitions

I picked up a Superlocal Pass yesterday. I missed the mint, but obviously the intersection of travel and NFTs is interesting to me. No idea if this will go anywhere, but the idea of minting NFTs for travel cred is really worth looking at.  https://pass.superlocal.com/

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/

Free $$$ – New platforms and tokens/ airdrops

$WTF The liquidity was instantly drained and some called it a rug, but, the devs have persevered. Gas has been insane – which is funny and ironic. Lots of people lost $$ trying to sell. You can still claim here: https://fees.wtf/claim?ref=0x9346f1d460cbc0fca01997f1e5940fd55675173d

The $WTF mess

https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/14/someone-accidentally-lost-135k-trying-to-trade-feeswtf-tokens/

https://twitter.com/cat5749/status/1481813755914711042

$LOOKS Token – https://twitter.com/LooksRareNFT/status/1481986066491920386?s=20

$GAS token – https://twitter.com/0xgasdao/status/1481719832634703875?s=21

$SOS token can now be bridged with Polygon Bridge

Wonderland – $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO

– Chatter in the discord indicates that the future focus will be on $wMemo and not $TIME – losses have been heavy for many.

Still coming….There will be a drop of $BSGG to all holders of the above. This is the token of Betswap.gg – the first defi acquisition of the Wonderland behemoth. Prices of TIME have been down but the APR is still providing huge gains in the amount of time. $wMemo is over $100k

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

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

– Planet Giveaways for PV Genesis Holders was postponed yesterday. Should happen today at PunksComic.com Mars, Jupiter, Saturn holders of genesis NFTs eligible for random giveaways. Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable.

– 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.

Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse

10KTF – No new news – $NTD token coming

BAYC/MAYC – $APE token is coming. No new news.

Huxley – No new news

BYO – Mysterious tweets indicating partnership with Venari

Rug Radio – Farokh project

-No new news – awaiting reveal

Page DAO / Jenkins / LIT – nft Books update

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

Gary Vee -VeeFriends / Tom Bileyu- Impact Theory / Nate Alexander – Chain Faces Arena

Nate Alexander Projects – No new news. My warrior fell yesterday. 🙁  I modified it to the little fallen angel on the right. My modified virgin one is the featured image for this post.

Gary Vee Projects – https://twitter.com/garyvee/status/1481969715438309382?s=21

Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – No new news.

Nifty League / Creature Toadz / Lazer Defi / Creatures/ Moons of Mars/ Nuclear Nerds / PeaceVoid/ Non-Fungible Heroes/ Other Projects

Nifty League Degens – $NFTL going strong. Comics and sets will be a big multiplier for staking.

Creature Toadz – no new news. $FLYZ token coming, an $OHM fork.

Lazer Defi – Danger Islands game and land sale coming. $xBMF

Creatures – While other projects are giving away tokens worth tens of thousands of dollars, Creatures is allowing their holders to pay cost for a varsity creatures jacket.

Moons of Mars – no new news

Nuclear Nerds – no new news

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – Token and game on the way.

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – token and probably land coming

One Day Bae – no new news. Game and probably token coming.

On Chain Monkeys – new pfps coming

Bloot – $BGLD v2 has been ‘unrugged’

MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – – no new news

Satoshiverse – 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

NFT Defi Crypto Collectors Update 1/13/2022

Vagobond NFT

Projects and platforms that I follow, collect, or consider relevant. Find links, up to the hour updates, and more on my discord at Revolutionarty.com

1/13/2022

News

-China legalizing NFTs and making the a state industry! https://www.scmp.com/tech/policy/article/3163094/china-create-own-nft-industry-based-state-backed-blockchain

– Tonga to make Bitcoin legal tender.

– Wikipedia editors vote to not classify NFTs as art, demonstrating that Wikipedia is largely irrelevant

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

– Planet Giveaways Today 3pm EST for PV Genesis Holders at PunksComic.com Mars, Jupiter, Saturn holders of genesis NFTs eligible for random giveaways. Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable.

– 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 $$$ – New platforms and tokens/ airdrops

$WTF This is an OG site that tells you how much you’ve spent in gas. The token and NFT that will follow will almost certainly have some good value. I’m 100% claiming this. Check to see if you are eligible and claim here: https://fees.wtf/claim?ref=0x9346f1d460cbc0fca01997f1e5940fd55675173d

$LOOKS Token – This continues to grow in value

$GAS token – The team here is doing some innovative building. Recent Ku listing and LP incentives on Sushi.

OpenDao’s $SOS token has now been listed on Poloniex. There were over $30 million in unclaimed $SOS tokens and these have been returned to OpenDao’s treasury when the claim closed.

Wonderland – $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO

Still coming….There will be a drop of $BSGG to all holders of the above. This is the token of Betswap.gg – the first defi acquisition of the Wonderland behemoth. Prices of TIME have been down but the APR is still providing huge gains in the amount of time. $wMemo is over $100k

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

Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse

10KTF (Wagmi-san, rumoured to be Beeple) is releasing a token – New Tokyo Dollars ($NTD) to holders of the derivitives this project has been making from blue chip projects. It’s hard to describe exactly what 10ktf is – but essentially it has been Web3 story telling married to Web3/metaverse fashion. Set holders and individual item holders will get the NTD which will likely be used to sell in game items and possibly real world versions of the metaverse products. https://10ktf.com

BAYC/MAYC – $APE token is coming. No other new news.

Huxley – Twitter town hall today. Robot Avatars are coming to Huxley. Huxley has made some huge partnerships and will likely be the first AAA NFT game as well as the first NFT feature film/series. So much energy stored up in this one.

BYO spaceships are coming and more is coming from all. Nothing actionable or concrete that I’ve seen today.

Doctor Who, Worlds Apart

Founders Token sale continues (part 3 is well under way), tokens $1000 each. Gameplay continues in Beta among founders only. The game is incredibly complex and requires a significant amount of learning.

https://doctorwho-worldsapart.com/r/2909/

Rug Radio – Farokh project

Waiting on the reveal and beginning for this one.

Page DAO / Jenkins / LIT – nft Books update

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

LIT – I sold my LIT so I’m out of the LIT discord but still keeping an eye out. No new news.

Gary Vee -VeeFriends / Tom Bileyu- Impact Theory / Nate Alexander – Chain Faces Arena

Nate Alexander Projects – More than 10k warriors have been killed in Chain Faces Arena. The number of heroes standing is now less than the number of cowards who left the arena. Getting down to the business now – someone is going to win a life changing amount of money.

Gary Vee Projects – no new news

Impact Theory/ Tom Bileyu Projects – No new news.

Nifty League / Creature Toadz / Lazer Defi / Creatures/ Moons of Mars/ Nuclear Nerds / PeaceVoid/ Non-Fungible Heroes/ Other Projects

Nifty League is having a town hall space today. The $NFTL token is still going strong and the comics and Degen NFTs are holding their floor nicely.

Creature Toadz – no new news. $FLYZ token coming, an OHM fork.

Lazer Defi – Danger Islands game and land sale coming. $xBMF

Creatures – no new news

Moons of Mars – no new news

Nuclear Nerds – no new news

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – no new news

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – token and probably land coming

One Day Bae – no new news. Game and probably token coming.

On Chain Monkeys – new pfps coming

Bloot- – no new news

MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – – no new news

Satoshiverse – no new news

NFT Defi Crypto Collectors Update 1/12/2022

Vagobond NFT Defi Crypto Collectors Update

for links and more up to date details come join my discord at https://www.revolutionarty.com

1/12/2022

Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW. – Town Hall / Project UpdateSummary

– Elite Apes Covers to be released using Metahero/Ape Token – unique gamification of mint using a coin that has future utility. Released based on assets held.

– New additions to Pixel Vault team including dedicated legal and Dao formation.

-The Pixel Vault Founders Dao will begin formation next week

– PVFD given 200 WL spots from Cool Cats for Cool Pets

– Planet Giveaways – Mars, Jupiter, Saturn – holders of genesis NFTs eligible for random giveaways. Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable.

– Staking is live and lucrative. If you have a MH or Punks Comic #1 – you are foolish not to have them staked.

LooksRare NFT platform and $LOOKS token/ other new platforms and tokens

While not available to everyone (this was a rich get richer claim) – those who did get the drop claimed tokens that are currently worth anywhere from $3000 and up. Another great example of free money coming from just being a participant in the metaverse.

$GAS token

$SOS token

other free tokens

Wonderland – $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO

There will be a drop of $BSGG to all holders of the above. This is the token of Betswap.gg – the first defi acquisition of the Wonderland behemoth. Prices of TIME have been down but the APR is still providing huge gains in the amount of time. $wMemo is over $100k

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

Doctor Who, Worlds Apart

Founders Token sale (part 3 is well under way), tokens $1000 each. Gameplay continues in Beta among founders only. The game is incredibly complex and requires a significant amount of learning.

https://doctorwho-worldsapart.com/r/2909/

Rug Radio – Farokh project

Page DAO / Jenkins / LIT – nft Books update

Page Dao book minter is live with audio book and physical Print-on-Demand options coming soon. Page DAO had an awesome Twitter Space yesterday with lots of announcements. Among them – $PAGE token has been made available on $MATIC. PageDAO has partnered with p2e game Outer Wring and writers in the DAO will be creating the lore for the forthcoming game and quests.

Jenkins the Valet is moving forward and prices are rising and staying steady. This is a long term project and goes way beyond the initial book by Neil Strauss. This will be a project that becomes a book, a movie, a TV show, and future books and media etc.

LIT – I sold my LIT and associated NFTs for a decent profit. As such I’m out of the LIT discord, but the Robert DeNiro NFT drop (project 2) was pretty successful. LIT projects stand at amazingly high value. Lit project one floor: 1.25 Degenaissance floor: .74 Lit Project 2 Floor: .5 – LIT token value: 1ETH=1566867.9

Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse

$APE token is coming.

Robot Avatars are coming to Huxley. Huxley has made some huge partnerships and will likely be the first AAA NFT game as well as the first NFT feature film/series. So much energy stored up in this one.

BYO spaceships are coming and more is coming from all. Nothing actionable or concrete that I’ve seen today.

Gary Vee -VeeFriends / Tom Bileyu- Impact Theory / Nate Alexander

Gary Vee’s Book Games NFT project launched on Immutable X. His scheme to get cash flush NFT enthusiasts to buy his physical book was a resounding success. Every 12 books sold in the inital pre-publishing resulted in one of these unique NFTs. Some people pulled NFTs worth tens of thousands of dollars. Most are hovering at or below around $300 – which is about what the books ended up costing.

There are big game mechanics at play here and it will be interesting to see where this goes.

https://blog.veefriends.com/2022/01/10/everything-you-need-to-know-about-using-book-games-exchange/

Nifty League / Creature Toadz / Lazer Defi / Creatures/ Moons of Mars/ Nuclear Nerds / PeaceVoid/ Non-Fungible Heroes

Creature Toadz introduction of an OHM fork $FLYZ is a really interesting dynamic. Baby Creature Toadz will be the highest multiplier and a wide variety of NFTs will be included in the inital ecosystem. There will also be a DAO formed here – Swamp DAO. This is all very interesting and has driven floors higher – but I wouldn’t go throwing huge amounts of money at it – yet.

Snapshot has been completed for Lazer Defi’s land game Danger Islands. $xBMF continues to accrue for holders of Lazer Soda, BlootMF, and Bloot (with a Lazer Soda). Minting end of January.

Danny Coles, Creatures project continues to hover where it has been for a while. Benefits to community have been limited – a non-exclusive merch drop that felt pretty expensive to me. Now the showcasing of a creature ‘Letterman’ jacket – which isn’t something I particularly even would want to wear. I bought into this project, but I’m not sure I’m going to stay in it if floors start to rise.

Moons of Mars is the complete opposite of Creatures. Holders were able to claim $300 track suits – for free. This is an extremely innovative project with a roadmap that feels pretty exciting to me – but which hasn’t yet excited the NFT community and is still minting. Lots more coming from this project and this amazing team.

Nuclear Nerds continues to work in the background as does Peace Void. These both feel like the early days of the BYO project to me and I won’t be selling

Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas has released an updated roadmap and there will be a token and staking. This has raised floor prices. NFH, Non-Fungible Gods, and Bananas will all accrue the token. This is a project that has been smoldering for a while now – let’s hope it catches fire.

Other Projects – ODB, OCM, Bloot, Satoshiverse, Landvault, BMB, TBB, NFF, etc

One Day Bae – probably my favorite low entry/fun project continues work on their innovative game.

On Chain Monkeys is in a bit of a holding pattern. I love this project and will hold my OCM forever, but I do wish it were a more exciting ride sometimes.

Bloot. There’s always interesting things coming out of Bloot. Most recently, Lazer Defi and MyPfpLand – which is still stealth minting for Bloot Elves and holders of things like NFH, Bored Apes etc.

Satoshiverse – A little bit like the On Chain Monkeys – I hold the comic cards and a couple of Avatars here. It’s a slow burn but I think this truly has the potential to be the next Huxley or Pixel Vault.

That’s it for now…but isn’t that enough?

10 Predictions for 2022 by Mybal the Mystic Mutant Ape

 

Mybal the Mystic Mutant Ape is a psychic ape from the BAYC/MAYC NFT community. After disappearing in the Mystic Swamp many years ago, she reappeared with extra eyeballs and an uncanny ability to see the future. 

 

Mybal’s Predictions for 2022

  1. Markets: All financial markets will crash hard and then explode upwards trying to catch up with inflation and traders will be seeking a new ‘inflation hedge’ but won’t find it.
  2. Music: An artificial intelligence with an animal avatar will become a pop star. ‘Country Rap’ will become a mainstream genre popular with right wing conservative youth and NFL fans.
  3. Tech: 3-D food printers will become a thing you can buy on Amazon. Jeff Bezos will buy a cable news network.
  4. NFTs: An NFT airline will start operating. Passengers will need to own an airline specific NFT in order to book or board flights. Fast food restaurants will start operating ‘play to earn’ NFT/crypto games on their mobile apps. Disney will buy an established NFT ecosystem – most likely Yetis.
  5. Taxes and Regulation: The US tax and securities services will attempt to go after crypto and NFT projects hard but it will quickly become apparent that the professionals they need to hire to do so, already earn more than government is able to pay – in the crypto and NFT spaces. A blockchain ban will be proposed.
  6. Middle East and North Africa: The Islamic State or a successor will rise up and seize power in failing states of the Middle East. Tunisia, Turkey, and Greece will follow El Salvador in making Bitcoin their national currency.
  7. Disasters: A big North American earthquake will seriously shake things up. Hurricane season will be largest on record. Hopefully casualties will be minimal.
  8. China: There is a strong possibility of a ‘Cold War’ between China and the US over Taiwan with a small chance that a ‘hot’ naval war could ensue.
  9. Covid: A ‘Boomer’ variant of Covid-19 will sweep the nation and the world, Joe Biden and other boomers will succumb – leaving acting President Harris in charge.
  10. Religion: Bald Jesusism will become the fastest growing religion in the world as BJ Rule #1 “Don’t be a dick!” saturates media and entertainment. Christian and Islamic fundamentalists will unite in condemning Bald Jesusism as the religion of the antichrist.

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.

 

My Latest Novel – Sly Doubt of Uranus: The History of a Lovable Asshole

My obsession with Uranus has grown and continued. In fact, I decided to start laying down the mythology and canon of Uranus and the surrounding planets with a novel. The protagonist in my novel is named Sly Doubt. As mentioned previously, I’m conveniently using an NFT I purchased as a placeholder for what he might look like. This is, of course, silly as my protagonist isn’t a cartoon character. So, to lay the record straight before we begin – Sly Doubt is bigger than one NFT profile picture(pfp) – much much bigger.

All of that being said – I’ve been using the variations of that first pfp in a series of chapter covers that I’ve been minting as limited edition NFTs with the first drafts of the chapters included as locked content. Each chapter is limited to ten mints of the 1st edition/1st printing.

Upon completion of the novel, I will also be publishing a full edition as a 1st/1st. I’m going to wait to see how demand looks at that point to determine how many the full book 1st edition/1st printing will be limited to. Most likely it will be somewhere between 10 and 100. And that will be it. Future editions will have different art. It is also likely that those who purchase the 1st/1st chapters will be given some sort of utility in the future.

That being said – here are the first five chapter’s covers. You can purchase the indvidual chapter NFTs at  my Vagobond’s House collection on Opensea:

https://opensea.io/collection/vagobond?search[sortAscending]=false&search[sortBy]=CREATED_DATE

My Obsession with Uranus

From the time I was a child – I’ve been obsessed with space. In second grade, my science project was a 3-D map of the solar system. I spent a lot of time in the space section of the library and I can still tell you today that I pulled a lot of books from the 520s. I doubt that many people even remember what that is but in the 1970s and 1980s, we had things called card catalogs in the library.  Each book was sorted (and are still sorted – it might surprise people but we still have libraries and we still have books!) using the Dewey Decimal System. Each book was assigned a unique number and those numbers were then typed with the book title, name, author, and subject and filed in a huge cabinet that told you where everything was. It’s hard to even describe now. In any event, the books in the 520s were all about space and space exploration – in fact they still are. You can check.

Way back in those days – we had never seen Uranus. The planet. Not clearly. All we had were these fuzzy blue pictures with a couple of white specs on them. It was all we knew. Voyager One captivated us all with pictures of Saturn and Jupiter – I remember seeing them in National Geographic. This was before the Hubble telescope was launched. I mean, this was really ancient times.

Then, in 1986, when I was almost 15 – Voyager 2 hit the outer solar system. It gave us the first good photos of Uranus. 27 moons. Rings. Asteroid belts. A planet tipped on the side from some ancient impact. I remember reading some sci-fi story in a pulp sci-fi magazine (we used to buy magazines to read! I had subscriptions! Each was like a book!) about how Earth was a spaceship from a collapsed civilization from outside of the galaxy that smashed into Uranus on the way to the Goldilocks zone of our solar system (that area where a planet can orbit the sun and sustain organic life).

All of this by way of explaining why I am fascinated with Uranus. Oh, yeah – also because poddy humor. For those who are pronouncing it wrong, Uranus is said the same way as YOUR ANUS or to put that in the vernacular YOUR ASSHOLE.  I freely admit that as a 15 year old boy – puns, double entendre, and scatalogical humor all cracked me up – and as a 49 year old man – they still do. Maybe even more than they did then.

And here we are.

Six months ago – this almost half a century old geek bought into an NFT project called Punks Comic. Then, I bought into a bunch of other NFT projects hoping to get rich – it didn’t happen – I picked the wrong ones and/or had bad luck in my minting – BUTT (see what I did there), it turns out Punks Comic and Pixel Vault were a winner for me. Much to my surprise – the founders of the project kept growing and growing and growing it – they evolved a pixelated shoulders up portrait project into a comic book, then into a metaverse super-hero game with planets and heroes and villains. If I had been wealthy, I would have bought in much more heavily – but as it was – my little investment of roughly $2000 yielded some great returns (so far just lots of other NFTs) but among them – I minted a Metahero Villain from the planet Uranus.

Now, let me be frank – this, was at first, a deep disappointment. Mutants were immediately selling for 31 ETH. Heroes from Earth or Venus or Mars or Mercury or even Pluto were selling for 2-10x as much as a hero from Uranus. In fact, a Uranus villain – which is what I drew was pretty much the definition of the floor model. If I wanted to sell it, I would get pretty close to the lowest price available. I’d drawn a dud. But (I won’t do it again) – I had one shot and my superpower (in real life) is that I can create things, I can tell stories, I can build things, I can materialize things out of thin air and make them real. So, I listed my Metahero (a villain actually, more common than heroes) for as much as the most expensive piece had yet sold for and I decided that I would do what no one else was really capable of. I would create an actual fictional person and use this piece of art to represent him – for a time. A character, a protagonist. A piece of original intellectual property that was worth more than the entirety of the universe from which the placeholder art had come. In fact, I decided to use my character to define and create the entire universe!

Wow. Maybe I am a super villain after all. I sound like one.

One of the great features of these particular NFTs was that we own the IP that goes along with them. I immediately recognized that one of the great features of Uranus was that no one had told the stories of Uranus. There was no John Carter of Uranus. There were no movies about invasions by the Urani. There was no Princess of Uranus. There were no Men are from Uranus and Women are from Neptune. Uranus, largely because of the incredible innuendo that goes along with it has been left in literature and film just as it sat in astronomy in the 1970s – it was a fuzzy blue ball with a couple of white dots.

And – we live in the internet age and I’m working with NFTs – I immediately recognized that what others were considering to be the asshole of the universe was actually a huge goldmine honey pot. Memes, mother fuckers! Memes!

I got to work immediately. I created a separate Discord server, I started cranking out silly ideas like the rally call Up Uranus! and using the yellow fist in all of our responses. I wrote jokes and named my character Sly Doubt of Uranus – if you don’t get it say it out loud, if you still don’t get it read this in a booming voice “I, Sly Doubt of Uranus” – if you still don’t get it. That’s awesome. I had a flag made by a graphic designer. I created a ‘trading card’ template for my NFT art and other Metaheros (and villains).

A few visionary and degenerate souls were on the same wavelength as me. Doop, Jasper, DW77, Puck Uranus. The Brain from Uranus. Flare. Luchadad. The Bloot Miners. We began building. We invited people, we did raids, we created a fucking radio show! We had a YouTube Channel, a Twitter, a private Discord Server, a digital newspaper, and much more before most people had even considered that the intellectual property associated with these Metaheroes was worth more than the most expensive of them were selling for. Most people who owned these hadn’t even bothered to name them yet and we were already constructing the scenarios in which they would live, work, and die.

When Pixel Vault began selling planets to make money to build their video game, we saw it as a chance to expand. We love Pixel Vault, we want them to exceed everyone’s wildest expectations – but let’s be honest about something else here – if Pixel Vault crashes and burns to zero – what we are building will continue and will continue to build in value. What I am creating and what we are building is a universe that Pixel Vault can play in.

Hollywood is stale. Marvel, Disney, Star Wars, DC – it all leads to the same place. Sometimes a gem rises out of the big piles of shit they are squeezing out – but they keep doing it the same way – over and over. We, on the other hand, are building something brand new. It is funny, it is smart, and it is owned by no one.

I’m already well into writing the first novel of Uranus. It’s the origin of Sly Doubt.

“Sly Doubt of Uranus. The History of a Lovable Asshole.” and I’ve decided to make the chapters into individual limited edition NFTs as I write the novel. I am going to make the artwork I use to represent Sly Doubt (for a time) the most valuable piece in the entire Metahero Universe. I am going to make Uranus the most valuable planet in Hollywood. We are building a franchise here folks. Make no mistake about it. Uranus is huge.

Welcome to Uranus. Welcome to Ouranus.

 

The Bald Jesus Drinking Club – Own a Slice of Paradise – More than an NFT

As many of you know – I created the Bald Jesus project on a bit of a whim. It’s been an amazing journey. The end game of all of it was to learn the ins-and-outs of the NFT space – and on that level it has been an astounding success.

The ultimate achievement that I was aiming for when I began was what is now before us – a generative Ethereum based NFT project built on my art that would be used to create an innovative non-profit membership organization – and which would buy a piece of land on the Big Island of Hawaii for all the members.

 

Welcome to The Bald Jesus Drinking Club!

I envision a time when members of the club get together on our Hawaiian property to drink mai-tais and single malt scotch while enjoying the perfect weather in Hawaii. Tilt your glass and imbibe the holy spirits with us!

I’ll write more later – but at the moment, I’m incredibly excited and doing a million things at once!

@everyone Please excuse my excitement but this is the culmination of a lot of work. Aloha Everyone – BALD JESUS DRINKING CLUB mint is LIVE!!!!!!!! 777 Unique Generative Jesii https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com/ – please join me in imbibing the holy spirits! If you can spread the word – I will be forever grateful!

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Hamm and the Bear Market Bears – An Artist, A Project, A Mission

The Bear Market Bears are Here!
The Bear Market Bears are Here. Mint yours at BearMarketBears.com

Andrew Hamm is on a mission.

“The nft space is the world I live in now and I want to build a thriving community that helps its members and encourages people. I will be here every day, that is what sets this community apart.”

Hamm is an artist and illustrator from Halifax, Nova Scotia but now lives in New York. Originally he went there to be a stand up comic but quickly realized that art was where his heart had always wanted to be. He drew a cartoon and posted it on his Instagram feed every day for a year before he began submitting his work to The New Yorker magazine. After another year, they finally published one of his submissions. Hamm has several superpowers – two of them are consistency and perseverance.

Hamm’s first cartoon was published on his birthday. From that day forward he found commercial success with publications such as Wired.com, The Guardian, and The New Yorker. His work has also been seen in High Times Magazine and widely on the web … but commercial success as a cartoonist means needing a second or third job. Selling cartoons has rarely made anyone wealthy. The ones you know about are among the few. Life as a working artist was a struggle – especially with a family to support.

Like many, it was during the pandemic that he became aware of blockchain, then crypto, then NFTs. His first awareness of the power to control his own financial destiny was through watching the GameStop saga unfold. This led to stocks, then crypto, and finally NFTs, a journey Hamm describes as going from terrible to less terrible to pretty good.

His start was rough – he helped develop a collection for FM Gallery, a Chinese NFT platform that fizzled with the advent of the Nifty Gateway/Beeple craze. Old school cartoonist and artist friends ridiculed his choice to enter the NFT space, but Hamm didn’t let that stop him. Realizing that working for other people was the opposite of how to make it as an artist, he developed his own project, taught himself to code so that he could create a layering program, and recruited a team to build the next big thing. A big thing that was the antithesis of the big pump and dumps and celebrity cash grabs that have been happening in the NFT space. Thus was born the Blazed Cats which raised over $300,000 for mental health on the launch and continues to raise money for mental health causes. Blazed Cats was the first NFT project featured in High Times. Blazed Cat holders were given 0xHeads as companions a month later.

Shortly after this, Hamm inadvertently downloaded a malicious virus that asked him to enter his seedphrase into a fake metamask page. The result was that his prized Cool Cat, his favorite NFT, was stolen from the wallet. Not having enough spare ETH to buy back into the project, Hamm channeled his anger into creating his own version of Cool Cats – the Bear Market Bears. The Blazed Cat team was having some internal strife and Hamm used the opportunity to start putting together his dream team of people he wanted to work with for the Bear Market Bears.

Blockchain and NFTs have changed Hamm’s life. As a result, a part of the motivation for creating them was to teach kids about this emergent technology and to help people avoid making mistakes like the one that cost him his Cool Cat. Bear Market Bears will be a fun avatar project, an educational platform, and a community for building the future together.

What’s next? In addition to remaining fully committed and present with Bear Market Bears, Hamm is hard at work on a project he calls ‘The 100k Free NFT Project’. It involves layering male and female punk traits to make new jpegs and will be launching sometime in the coming months.

 

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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