Morning Briefing / Weekend Edition
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GM and Happy Ukulele Day!
In Bald Jesusism (the first ‘religion’ born in the Metaverse) , every February 2nd is Ukulele Day.
From the Holy Bjble (Bald Jesus Bible Living Edition):
On this day we play ukulele with friends and either plan our coming trip to Hawai’i or dream about the day we can plan it. We practice aloha on this day and on Ukulele Day every practitioner of Bald Jesusism is an ambassador of aloha to the world. This is a great day to give the gift of ukulele. If you are an expert, it’s a great day to give free lessons!
I’ll definitely be playing some uke today. The ukulele is one of those gifts that almost always brings a smile. If you don’t have one – get one! We need more smiles in this world.
And that brings me to an important point:
Mental health is a BIG big deal in our world – two years into covid, human contact severely suffering, careers destroyed, new passions and careers born, and serious screen time addiction as the FOMO, the gamification of finance, and the completey unregulated and unregulatable nature of this space that we all love (and hate) so much. It’s not the big challenges in life that push you past the breaking point, it’s the littlest ones stacked on top of every other little one. It’s all about just one little block in a Jenga tower and then – ker-splat. Fuck.
I’ve been in a difficult space these past weeks – feeling beat down by a some serious life challenges but you know what has made the difference? You guys. People who I love and care about but have never met in real life. People who I have never seen a picture of (pfps don’t count) and don’t know their real name, age, or anything else. Some of you guys heard me – you reached out, you reassured and offered some sympathy and compassion, some love and understanding and some simple ‘It’ll be alright man’.
Thank you. It made the difference for me. We can all be that person to someone. We all should be. Okay…enough of that – all the serious degens are like ‘shut up your feelings dude’….Gotcha. LFG.
Don’t forget to celebrate Ukulele Day!
It’s important to take time to appreciate what we have – the gold of this sunset is totally unfiltered.
– Pixel Vault lands $100 million in funding
– The NFT Ecosystem is a Complete Disaster
– Bobby Hundreds and the Birth of the Blogchain?
Last Day to claim – verified contract. Safe claim. Value rising.
GIVEAWAY ALERT! Dr. Dabber and I are giving away two VAYC!
https://twitter.com/vagobond/status/1488011802151559171 – Tomorrow Night
Free Mint! – First 500 Wicked Gorillas are Free
– Things Looking Worse for Wonderland
– An Introduction to Recur
– Top 5 NFT Marketplace alternatives to OpenSea
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
Wicked Gorillaz #4 – https://opensea.io/assets/0xc8e344829dffa53c31f51fc43dcdf35314ffbff0/4
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.
– Dessert drop coming next week. Snapshot complete.
BAYC/MAYC – $APE token. Huge sales. Roadmap underway.
Huxley – The Robots have arrived and they are fire. Big things happening here always.
– Burn Week 2 – The Great Robot Race, will begin on Tuesday, February 1st at 12 pm PST and end on Tuesday February 8th at 12pm PST.
10KTF – $NTD token. This is a cool and probably Beeple project.
BYO – The News We’ve Been waiting for…BYO Craft Snapshot 2/18 – $TRYP currency and p2e game
* – BYOCRAFT MINTING MECHANICS
-will be claimed rather then airdropped to holders of a BYOPill and a BYOVape.
– you need to have a BYOPill AND BYOVape during the snapshot and during the time of claiming.
-1 BYOPill + 1 BYOVape = 1 General BYOCraft
– 1 BYOPill + 1 BYOVape + 1 Apostle = 1 Tier-Specific BYOCraft
– 5 different tiers of BYOCraft with unique and generative traits & utility.
* – BYOCrafts are 3D, game-ready vehicles with future use in the BYOVERSE, as well as other metaverses and blockchain games. • BYOCrafts will be AR-enabled as we continue to roll out AR experiences for all our collections • Aside from the existing attachments, you will be able to add additional attachments with unique utility either through crafting or via the TRYP Marketplace in the future that will help with other activities throughout the BYOVERSE. • BYOCrafts will allow you to play & earn starting with the racer mini-game, which will then be integrated within the BYOVERSE. Every racer will be rewarded for participating and completing a race with $TRYP/in-game currency. The reward will be based on the Apostle riding the craft and not your position in the race. Details on earnings will be released closer to mini-game launch.
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.
* – $PEACE is the currency of the PeaceVoie ecosystem, the digital money to interact with – PEACEFUL GROUPIES: You only need 1 Groupie to be part of the party.
– PEACEVOID: A web3 native brand. It’s art, music, poetry, fashion, lifestyle
– Focus is to take Groupies to festivals all around the world
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.
Non-Fungible Fungus – Fun and trippy.
Rebel Planet Motor Club – I’ve jumped this straight from watchlist to Red Chip. Not positive what is coming yet, but positive you don’t want to miss it. https://discord.gg/2pFUWV6R6p
Creature Toadz – Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . This is one of those projects that might hit or completely miss. It literally could go either way. Project Dev is relentless, so I’m in but DYOR.
– $FLYZ claim and staking now live at https://swampdao.finance/
Adidas: Into the Metaverse – What’s going to happen here? I guess we wait and see.
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 – This project, DAO, wallet being moved to the community.
Heaven Computer – Female led, amazing art project. Godmin abides.
Satoshiverse – This feels like the slowest moving amazing project ever.
NFT Gamer Beat
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/Boring Banana Co. – Land and token coming soon.
– Beta Game Testing Underway for holders
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
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
Pixelglyphs – P2E game, ships, innovative and fun community.
Influencer NFT Beat
Gary Vee Projects – Veefriends, Bookgames, FlyFish, etc.
Tom Bileyu Projects / Impact Theory – Huge burn event.
– The Pulse – a Weekly IT update – https://impactnews.substack.com/p/the-pulse-20220128
Farokh projects / Rug Radio
– 2/2/22: Rug Radio will be launching its first set of shows! All of the hosts will be receiving the Rug Radio Host Pass and Guest Passes for their guests!
– 2/9/22: $RUG token launch! Yes, that means that on February 9th, every single Rug Radio Genesis NFT owner will be able to go claim their $RUG tokens in their Dashboards! Tokens per Genesis NFT: Standard: 555 tokens Scarce 1/2: 888 tokens Rare 1/2: 1111 tokens
-2/12/22: RugDAO Lunch!
Danny Cole projects / Creatures. Rumored to have land and token announcement coming soon.
Nate Alexander Projects / Chainfaces – 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.
Music NFT Beat
Warp Sound – Generative Art + AI composed music. https://www.warpsound.ai/
Moons of Mars – 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/
Audius – http://whitepaper.audius.co/
Tiki Festival – https://tikifestival.io/
Bitlectro Labs/Dreamers/DreamLoops – https://bitlectrolabs.com/
Literary NFT Beat
The DAO Beat
The Land Dao – 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
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 – https://www.traveltoucans.com
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
Solon – https://www.solon.finance/
I minted this what seems like 500 years ago. Love the art but the token and the vision are what actually made me mint. Hard to explain in brief – but listen to this:
$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:
-Big Rumor: Facebook (Meta) is going to buy Sandbox …..
– 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.
– Metamask to conduct huge airdrop
First 500 Wicked Gorillas are Free
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.
Moonlings – Metahero derivitive project by PVFD – https://discord.gg/cXjPutEu4h
Rap Empire DAO (Snoop Dog) – https://discord.gg/rapempire
Gnomenclature – https://discord.gg/vJD94smbnZ
Look Labs – (former?) Beanie project – https://discord.gg/kscScVhq
Nemus – https://discord.gg/gVS2uHgHv6 – https://nemus.earth/the-nft/ – this is an ecology project.
Hype Bears – https://discord.gg/hypebears
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/