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- Former BAYC owner sues OpenSea over exploit that leads to his ape selling for a few dollars https://decrypt.co/93483/bored-ape-nft-lawsuit-opensea
- Latin America Leading the Way towards Crypto Adoption https://cryptobriefing.com/latin-america-continues-steps-toward-bitcoin-adoption/
- Artist Blows up Lambo – Sells Pieces as NFTs https://nftnow.com/news/an-artist-blew-up-a-lamborghini-now-theyre-selling-the-pieces-as-nfts/
- Pixel Vault Community Call at 11am today
Set your reminder👇https://t.co/MoqrWkxx4m
— Pixel Vault (@pixelvault_) February 23, 2022
Music NFT Beat
Updated Wednesdays by Angel Blue – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-music-nft-beat-updated-wednesdays/
So this weeks Music Nft Beat is bought to you by me, I’m Angel Blue.
This week has been phenomenal in music nfts first we had Audius announced their first $Audio rewards for the whole eco system so both fans and artists can complete in app actions on Audius and earn $Audio tokens while making the network an even better community. This is incredible for music nfts. Also Disclosure uploaded tracks to Audius this week which is a huge step. Mike Shinoda already has tracks up on Audius too.
— Audius 🎧 (@AudiusProject) February 16, 2022
Next up, all WVRPS holders were airdropped a first in the music nft space (see thumbnail above or tweet below). This is our fourth artist Glitch and the piece is called Warpsound Encore- Glitch lives. An animated gif, high- res jpg, high fidelity wav, high-bitrate mp4,zip of stem and commercial rights to all music. I must give a shout-out to the incredible Andy Poon who has done all the artwork for Warpsound and this is just incredible. This was a media rich collab with Andy(illustration) , Daveko(animation) and Glitch (ai – composed music). Warpsound keep raising the bar and it’s incredible to watch. Also we had in the discord a fun beta testing of a live show that is usually on twitch but it was bought to discord for WVRPS holders. It was absolutely amazing at one point had 150 votes in 5 seconds. It was a very smooth process and thoroughly fun. Also there was an awesome party with B00nkbots that was innovative and I look forward to what B00nkbots will do in the space.
More than just an airdrop, ENCORE #001 delivers a rich package of media.
An animated GIF, high-res JPG, high-fidelity WAV, high-bitrate MP4, ZIP of stems, + commercial rights to the music — all together in one NFT.
— WVRPS by WarpSound (@warpsound_ai) February 17, 2022
WVRPD Music Mondays with Rug Radio was awesome – hosted by Jeff Nicholas and Lindsey Byrnes. An amazing spaces this week based on what is music NFTs (recording is included below) with guests such as Latasha, 0X Music, Ed Balloon, Poolside, Tatiana DeMaria, Grand Theft and P3t3Rango. Absolutely inspiring Tatiana pointed out something I’m passionate about which is artists get paid pennies for all the work they put in. Something I’ve seen for many years and why im part of web 3 and Music NFTs so we can change the way the music industry is, for both artists and fans.
🚨 LIVE IN 5MIN!https://t.co/XoSi6M1vaB
"What are Music NFTs?"
Seems like a straightforward ?, right? Our guests break it down in a roundtable that's likely to leave us all with more ? than answers. pic.twitter.com/HiXYxm9Qyy
— WVRPS by WarpSound (@warpsound_ai) February 14, 2022
Below are links to all featured artists from the space
Finally, this week we had a tease that Snoop Doog and Steve Aoki will be collaborating for Aokiverse
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) February 18, 2022
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
I bought way too much yesterday. I love Genetic Chain projects and am a long term believer. Metakays intel was dropped to me by a friend and the concept of designing your own avatar is pretty dope. Travel Toucans is a project I follow in the NFT travel space – I wanted to support them as much as I can. Finally, Lucky Maneki is attempting a comeback with the Battle Maneki game and release of their token $CATNIP – as a long time holder, I’m hoping this project rises from the dead and leaves the graveyard.
- Serene Animo (x2) from Genetic Chain https://opensea.io/assets/0x961af736289830de02b6a06f25fed6173724602c/655
- Metakays (x2) https://opensea.io/assets/0xb4a4961eddeded48ca1a8c3a2fd0d89e586446d5/6802
- Travel Toucans (x4) Unrevealed https://opensea.io/collection/traveltoucans
- Battle Meneki (unrevealed) https://opensea.io/assets/0x66b060b298da1e7a27bb257b4a53f7d01c8a4269/39
This morning’s cover (on Vagobond) is Bald Jesus #2
My Chip List Top 5’s Today (Feel free to disagree) – this list will change daily based on my own hype and holdings. To get the latest news on all of these and my more permanent lists go to https://vagobond.com/my-bag-of-nft-chips-blue-red-white/
- Pixel Vault/Punks Comic/Metahero
- On Chain Monkeys
- Valiant Comics
- Peaceful Groupies
- Moons of Mars
- Influence Asteroids
- Dead Heads
- Danger Islands / Lazer Defi
- Non-Fungible Heroes
Daily Features – Just click on the image to read the latest!
NFT & Metaverse Religion & Sprituality
The First NFT/Metaverse Religion- Bald Jesusism Bald Jesus – BJ is Your Bro
https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com – Minting Now!- for Bald Jesus Drinking Club
.05 ETH limited to 777 total
Holy Bjble – AB version – Readable on OS! Only .001 ETH on Polygon so no gas
I bought some of this. I staked it. I’m not sure what will happen with it, but I like the ideology which is more like an anarchist cult than a religious cult.
I periodically move all of this to the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
Moonlings – Metahero derivitive project by PVFD – https://discord.gg/cXjPutEu4h
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: Generative Dungeons, Heroes, Mfers
Tokens & Staking
These are the tokens and crypto/defi projects that NFTs have led me to. Bizarre when you think about it. See the full list at here
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!
Newly Buried: See the huge full list at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/nft-project-graveyard/