Morning Briefing / Weekend Edition
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As January winds down, I’ve revamped the look of this a little bit. The challenge is to keep it simple and readable while still covering an ever increasing world of NFT content and projects. I think the solution is to have the ‘beats’ updated periodically by committed journalists. The first such is the Literary Beat with Greg. I’ve created a permanent page on Vagobond where the latest of his reporting is posted with a link to it from this briefing. On days when he has a new report, it will appear here. On days when it is not fresh, the archive is available on the Vagobond website. I’ve done the same with ‘The Graveyard’, ‘Useful Info’, and any features. Hopefully the result is a more readable briefing that readers can get through quickly and then get back to their ‘Degen’ lifestyles. Don’t forget a ‘*’ in front of a link means it is a new addition here.
Hope you are all having a great weekend and a spectacular start to the Year of the Tiger.
4 Dayd Left to claim – verified contracts. Safe claim.
– An NFT Documentary funded by and about NFTs – https://editorial.superrare.com/2022/01/27/the-minted-series-a-documentary-about-nfts-funded-by-nfts/
– Middlemen Getting Rekt https://cointelegraph.com/news/web3-innovations-are-replacing-middlemen-with-middleware-protocols
– Not signing up for a chance at this would be foolish. https://satoshi-island.com/citizenship
Alert: Arpegg.io, CryptoChicks, Littles discord have been hacked with Nitro scam. Do not click links there. Do not ever click Discord Nitro links.
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
Huxley Robot #516 – https://opensea.io/assets/0xbeb1d3357cd525947b16a9f7a2b3d50b50b977bd/516
Danger Islands Genesis Land – https://opensea.io/assets/0x9421497d7ada5c672974e625a76af7539aea4585/0
Bored Breakfast Club #1856 : https://opensea.io/assets/0x7c4fa5d6a6ad98195ec60678ac4048e5531618c6/1856
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more on the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com
Blue Chip & Red Chip NFTs Beat
These are my personal blue chip plays. Not everyone will agree they are all blue chips. I’ve given Pixel Vault/Metahero/Punks Comic a category of its own because there is so much happening with it.
On Chain Monkeys – One of the most positive ‘do good’ projects out there.
BAYC/MAYC – $APE token.
Somewhat controversial but minted MAYC (no parents) can vax their mutant and see what it was before it was a mutant. You are unmutating it https://www.vayc.art/
Huxley – Robots have revealed and they are amazing.
10KTF – $NTD token. This is a cool and probably Beeple project. WAGMI shop will reopen today
BYO – Ships coming, game coming, token coming.
Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – $PEACE token, PeaceDAO, partnerships with other projects and festivals (IRL and MV). So much happening in this community right now. Super exciting.
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.
– 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.
– Physical comic will release soon – logistical issues with cases and covers holding it up
What’s a Red Chip? These are projects I think have the potential to become blue chips.
Creature Toadz – Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . $FLYZ https://swampdao.finance/
Adidas: Into the Metaverse – Prada Drop. I did not win. Did you? If you did, the Prada NFT will have appeared in your wallet.
Two Bit Bears – There is a level of genius working here that is largely overlooked.
Bloot – Bloot is being redefined. $BGLD is being unrugged.
Bulls on the Block / Bears on the Block – Very little significant movement here.
Heaven Computer – Female led, amazing art project. Godmin abides.
Satoshiverse – This feels like the slowest moving amazing project ever.
NFT Gamer Beat
Pixelglyphs – P2E game, ships, innovative and fun community.
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/
Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – Land and token coming soon.
Influence Asteroids – https://discord.gg/Y3UsdRXvMQ Everything about the game:https://wiki.influenceth.io/en/community/content-creators
Nifty League Degens – P2E games, avatars, comics, $NFTL
– Snapshot on 31 January. You get 1 comic 5 for each degen you own. You gen 1 comic 6 for each meta degen, 2 comics for each legendary degen and 1 comic for each full tribe set (cat/frog/human/ape/alien/doge).
One Day Bae – This is my favorite project. It vibes with me just right.
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. https://discord.gg/FksWeDWFxe
*- Danger Islands land mint is now open https://www.lazerdefi.io/landmint
Mighty Manateez – Fun project with comic, video game, $ALGAE token. Saving IRL manatees.
*- Game is live! https://mightymanateez.itch.io/cybersea
World of Cryptoids. – Interesting game and concept. Main-net launched
Influencer NFT Beat
Gary Vee Projects – Veefriends, Bookgames, FlyFish, etc.
Rug Radio – Farokh project
Creatures – Danny Cole’s project. Rumored to have land and token announcement coming soon.
Nate Alexander Projects – Arena battles continue. Just a few hundred left now competing for over 350 ETH.
– Major aesthetic upgrade coming to the entire chainfaces universe (including fallen faces).These will be free to claim, except for gas costs to holders including fallen warriors from the arena.
Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – Huge burn event.
*- The Pulse – a Weekly IT update – https://impactnews.substack.com/p/the-pulse-20220128
Music NFT Beat
Warp Sound – Generative Art + AI composed music.
– Saturday January 29, 2022 Saturday Night WVRP’D
– Monday January 31, 2022 The special launch of a new discord event series, where we feature a creator from our community and highlight their creative process! For our first episode, we have WeinbagZ, incredible producer and NFT creator. We’ll go into the studio to watch a little of his process while he remixes his WVRPS stems to create his next NFT!
Moons of Mars – Fashion/music facing game/story/project.
*- MoM is going to drop flight suits again this weekend to holders who haven’t yet claimed one. $300 value for being a token holder right out of the gate.
Arpeggi.io – On-chain music studio. Create it, then mint it.
Spottie Wifi – The #1 DJ in the Metaverse
– Discord Town Hall on 1/30 at 2pm EST
Tiki Festival – No New News
Bitlectro Labs/Dreamers/DreamLoops – https://bitlectrolabs.com/
Literary NFT Beat
by Greg R. Fishbone – firstname.lastname@example.org (Updated M, W, F) – Find the latest at https://vagobond.com/literary-nft-beat/
The DAO Beat
The Land Dao – A unique metaverse land development project. $RENT https://www.thelanddao.io/
SharkDao – https://sharkdao.community/ You’ll need a Notion account to read this newsletter:
Buzzed Bear Hideout DAO – https://buzzedbearhideout.com
Pizza DAO- https://www.rarepizzas.com
Page DAO – (See literary NFTs) https://pagedao.org/ – Weekly Twitter Space
Gas DAO $GAS token – https://www.gasdao.org/
Open DAO $SOS token – https://www.theopendao.com
If you are staking any $SOS you may be eligible to claim The OpenDAO Genesis Membership NFT Collection tokens which are exclusively mintable by the $veSOS holders based on the snapshot taken at 2 PM UTC 18th Jan 2022. The minting page will shut down on February 6, 2022 11 AM UTC.
Holding this token may entitle the owner access to airdrops, early access to future collections, early access to curated drops and various other benefits.
Tier 1: 938. Threshold: 1,032,988,950.25 Mint 1x for 4 NFTs
Tier 2: 1406. Threshold: 289,659,300.25 Mint 1x for tier 2,3&4 NFTs
Tier 3: 2343. Threshold: 87,818,017.09 Mint 1x for tier 3&4 NFTs
Tier 4: 2344. Threshold: 27,303,297.03 Mint 1x for tier 4
Calling All Adventurers by partiallyZen – A love letter to influenceeth
Food and Travel NFT Projects
SuperLocal – NFT gated travel app where users can mint locations as NFTs
Bored Breakfast Club – Coffee delivered by virtue of owning this NFT. https://www.boredbreakfastclub.com/
Travel Toucans – Minting 2/22/22 –
Bald Jesus – BJ is Your Bro
– Minting for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH
– Holy Bjble – AB version – Readable on OS! Only .001 ETH on Polygon so no gas
Tokens, Staking, Defi
$WTF – You can still claim here:
$LOOKS Token – Looks Rare platform is gaining traction. Daily rewards for staking unmatched.
$TKNFY Tokenify – https://tokenfy.gitbook.io/tknfy-earn-guide/
$LIT – Working with Johnny Depp NFT project.
This is an astoundingly useful document:
The biggest rumor is that the Coinbase NFT platform is imminent. Also worthwhile to take a look at this sheet and attempt to use all the platforms. The free airdrops last year brought some people over a hundred thousand dollars.
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.
Raid Party – https://medium.com/@zarcary
Thingdoms – https://discord.gg/thingdoms
Rebel Planet Motor Club –
Gnomenclature – https://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
Nemus – https://discord.gg/gVS2uHgHv6 – https://nemus.earth/the-nft/ – this is an ecology project.
Great Projects I’m Not In or Following:
aka projects I missed and am salty about. There are too many – see the whole list at:
Misses of the month (so far) – Creepz, Asuna, Capsule, omgKirby, uWu,
These are projects that I wanted to believe in that simply seem like they are dead. I bought into many of these instead of the winning projects above. Take that as a warning. 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!
See the huge full list at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/nft-project-graveyard/
– $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO prices have left many rekt. The 100M $BSGG airdrop has not happened yet. Wonderland is down 97.5% from ath several months ago. Seems an impossible task to ever recover.
– Cat and Mouse Game – So many issues. I’m expecting more issues.