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GM GM & Happy Aloha Friday.
As the week winds down, there is so much on the horizon. 2022 feels like it is the year that 2021 projects start rewarding holders. The new mints don’t hold much interest for me (although I did go degen yesterday). Jenkins turning into a full adventure game ecosystem, Pixel Vault becoming a mega corporation in under a year and still giving back, Huxley and Ben Mauro seemingly creating the new Marvel Comics (Pixel Vault feels more like DC), and out of seemingly nowhere yesterday 10KTF (Beeple’s project) becoming a comic masterpiece that is going to pay those who have been collecting.
Then there’s the intense storytelling of Moons of Mars and Non-Fungible Heroes and how they are weaving brand new things into the media consumer experiences. Bored Breakfast creating a super cool coffee club. Then there’s the whole unexpected turn as projects like Creature Toadz and Peaceful Groupies create financial products with $FYZ and $PEACE.
It’s whay I love about this space. The unexpected and often profitable twists and turns. Take $LIT for example – nearly everyone thought it was a scam coin and it turns out to be an entertainment and culture powerhouse.
My goal is to stay focused and become more deeply involved with the projects I’m in – but man, it’s hard not to degen on new bright shiny (or odd) objects and projects.
(Cover image is one of the Glitchy Bitches I minted day before yesterday – such a cool project and art)
Minting a GB is an experience ✨
— The GBs | Now Minting (@glitchybitches) February 4, 2022
* ALPHA * – The Vagobond Discord is one of the best free alpha servers around. You might see it in this briefing, but you’ll definitely see it in the Alpha channel of our discord first.
– Interesting thread on NIKE and RTFKT metaverse
-The Best NFT Starter Projects for Under $1000
– Scam projects running rampant in the NFT space
– Nintendo has an interest in the Metaverse
Cheap Mint Dead MFers .0069 each.NFA. I minted too many of these. Funny and probably worthless.
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
Dead Mfers – I minted a bunch of these. I’m not sure why.
Tiny Winged Turtles – I minted two of these – again, I don’t know whyl
Absolutely Do Not Mint – I bought this on secondary below mint – absolutely refused to mint, but fascinated by it and how it gained traction in influencer and alpha communities:
Paris Hilton – How could I not mint one of Paris Hilton’s NFTs for $11?
I minted another Huxley Issue 2 – might be the only responsible thing I minted yesterday.
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more on the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com
Blue, Red, & White 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.
10KTF – $NTD token. This is a cool and probably Beeple project.
*- You can go to https://10ktf.com/ to find out if and how many $NTDs you qualify for….
Huxley – https://huxleysaga.com/ The Robots have arrived and they are fire. Big things happening here always.
– Burn Week 2 – The Great Robot Race, will end on Tuesday February 8th at 12pm PST.
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.
* – Groupies can now be staked for $PEACE.
– $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
On Chain Monkeys – One of the most positive ‘do good’ projects out there.
-Karma project underway with v2 monkeys
BAYC/MAYC – $APE token. Huge sales. Roadmap underway.
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.
– $FYZ 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.
These may end up in the graveyard….
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. Still, I believe.
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
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/
* DWWA is offering Time Lord Elementary School on their Discord for those who want to learn how to play the game. Week 1 will offer the basics.
Monday – 10 am CET, hosts Vitas and Pericyte
Wednesday – 8 pm CET, hosts Bronik and Alan
Friday – 2 pm CET, host Zygon
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
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
Pixelglyphs – P2E game, ships, innovative and fun community
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/
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/
Buzzed Bear Hideout DAO – https://buzzedbearhideout.com
Pizza DAO- https://www.rarepizzas.com https://github.com/pizzaDAO
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
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
Influencer NFT Beat (almost religious)
Cozomo de’ Medici – https://twitter.com/CozomoMedici
*- Medici Minutes
Gary Vee Projects – Veefriends, Bookgames, FlyFish, etc.
Tom Bileyu Projects / Impact Theory – Huge burn event.
– The Pulse – a Weekly IT update –
Farokh projects / Rug Radio
– 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!
Nate Alexander Projects / Chainfaces – Deluxe Bears won a life changing prize.
– 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.
Danny Cole projects / Creatures. Rumored to have land and token announcement coming soon. Maybe you will be able to change the nose or something though – or get a jock strap.
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.
* Another amazing drop to LIT holders. First Deniro, now Kim Basinger
This is an astoundingly useful document:
– 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.
CyberGalz Secondary Sale – Feb 5th https://twitter.com/CybergalzNFT
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 – Probably won’t mint this.
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:
Missed in February:
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/
Februray Graveyard Residents Added:
Tiki Festival – https://tikifestival.io/ I held on to hope as long as I could. Frenchie is still working, but I think this is a graveyard project now.