May 23, 2022
Degenz NFT

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2/10/2022

Aloha and GM

My new photo collection of NFTs “Where My Vanagon Goes” is an homage to my love of VW Vanagons and also one of my favorite NFT photo collections “Where My Vans Go” – it’s also more than that though. It’s a love letter to Oahu, the Hawaiian island I live on. I first came here in 2001 and through the years, I learned the nooks and crannies of this island well enough to become one of the top rated guides. I developed high end luxury tours, hostel tours, and ‘cowboy’ tours – and I’ve introduced hundreds – probably thousands of tourists to the wonders of this place. On Vagobond.com, I’ve written extensively about Oahu, her history, her neighborhoods, her beauties, and her treasures. So, as my new collection grows – I will be sharing all of that and more. To be honest, I’ve got some fun ideas about future utility for this collection – travel is an under-developed category in NFTs.

And that brings me to Thursday Travel NFT – today I’ll delve into some of what exists in the NFT world of travel – and perhaps on future Thursdays – we will go down that rabbit hole even further.

~CD Vagobond

This morning’s cover (on Vagobond) is one of the first pfp NFT collections I degen’d into. Degenz.

https://opensea.io/assets/0xfb9e9e7150ccebfe42d58de1989c5283d0eaab2e/1091

News

* 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.

-McDonalds Files Trademark on Metaverse Restaurant’s that Deliver IRL

https://cointelegraph.com/news/mcdonalds-files-trademarks-for-mcmetaverse-restaurants-that-deliver

– Angry Ape Army partnering with VANS

https://twitter.com/angryapearmy/status/1491642351906799620?s=21

– Top 100 Most Influential People in the NFT Space

https://twitter.com/2Yeahyeah/status/1491637661437771779

– Pixel Vault ‘Elite Apes’ covers for Comic #2 to launch today.

https://twitter.com/punkscomic/status/1491789357954387968

https://twitter.com/KingBlackBored/status/1491627171013664768

https://twitter.com/JB0NE_/status/1491635446979330049

https://twitter.com/TheFirstMint/status/1491497344310800385

https://twitter.com/lonestarsacca/status/1491142456511168513

– UN and Tencent Decide on NFT Standards

https://cointelegraph.com/news/un-approves-nft-standards-initiative-led-by-tencent

– OpenSea Daily Users Drop 30% in One Week

https://cointelegraph.com/news/nft-prices-misfire-as-opensea-daily-active-user-volume-drops-30-in-a-week

– Meet Fewocious

https://www.coindesk.com/podcasts/nft-all-stars/art-nfts-snow-crash-and-the-metaverse-featuring-fewocious/

2021 NFT Retrospective

https://twitter.com/WhiteListNFTxyz/status/1491523555426816002

Vagobond’s New Acquisitions

Rebels in Disguise (Coin) https://opensea.io/assets/0x0f667b08e583631f50df85537dc567ab90433b08/0

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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/

 

Travel & Food NFT Projects

Updated Thursdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-travel-food-nft-beat-updated-thursdays/

 

Travel NFTS:

SuperLocal NFT gated travel app where users can mint locations as NFTs. https://pass.superlocal.com/

*https://twitter.com/s_afiaziz/status/1491050858200461314

Travel ToucansMinting 2/22/22 – https://www.traveltoucans.com/ These guys do a weekly Twitter Space focused on travel NFTs on Wednesdays – worth checking out linktr.ee/TravelToucans

Travala Travel Tigers – Minting now for WhiteList https://www.travala.com/nft – these guys are the OGs of paying for travel with crypto. Their initial foray into NFTs is expensive and will probably sell out before reaching the public sale – but offers some amazing benefits.

*https://twitter.com/travalacom/status/1490917890819715073

NFT Booking – https://book.nftbooking.eu/ Book all of your travel with $BOOK – Think of this as the AirBnB of NFT/crypto travel

*https://twitter.com/nftbooking/status/1491742676701659138

Lynkey – Luxury Resorts and Travel powered by Blockchain and NFTs. https://lynkey.com/

* https://twitter.com/LynKey_/status/1490658007536918535

News and Info on Travel NFTs

Useful Info – Selling Travel Photos as NFTs

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/features/selling-photographs-as-nfts-a-pro-travel-photographer-gives-his-top-tips

Are there NFTs for Travel?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffwhitmore/2022/01/25/are-there-nfts-for-travel/amp/

Is there a role for travel in NFTs?

https://www.phocuswire.com/nft-future-in-travel/AMP

News – Marriot Enters the Metaverse

https://www.xrtoday.com/mixed-reality/marriot-joins-metaverse-with-nft-travel-art/amp/

How Tech Can Alter Travel and Places

https://www.webintravel.com/imagine-new-nft-world-how-tech-can-bridge-art-culture-and-travel-to-alter-spaces-and-places/

Travel Photography Collections

This section will grow over time

https://opensea.io/collection/where-my-vans-go

https://opensea.io/collection/where-my-vanagon-goes

 

Food & Beverage NFTs:

Bored Breakfast ClubCoffee delivered by virtue of owning this NFT. https://www.boredbreakfastclub.com/

https://twitter.com/BoredBreakfast/status/1491484778842890242

Delectibles by FoodMasku – One man’s quest to make masks from the food he eats

https://opensea.io/collection/delectables-by-foodmasku

https://twitter.com/foodmasku/status/1491781355826556932

 

My Bag of Chips: Blue, Red, & White Chip NFTs

Updated Daily by Vagobond

These are my personal blue chip plays. Not everyone will agree with my chip designations. That’s fine.

 

On Chain Monkeys One of the most positive ‘do good’ projects out there.

https://twitter.com/OnChainMonkey/status/1491166788956340225

* https://twitter.com/OnChainMonkey/status/1491586377128898560

 

BAYC/MAYChttps://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/ $APE token coming. Huge sales. Roadmap underway.

 

Jenkins the Valet https://www.jenkinsthevalet.com/ Redefining publishing and collaboration

* https://twitter.com/jenkinsthevalet/status/1490836832946307073

 

10KTF https://10ktf.com/ $NTD token. This is a cool and probably Beeple project.

 

Huxley https://huxleysaga.com/ AAA Game, Movie, Series, Licensing innovation

* https://twitter.com/huxleysaga/status/1491789059798147078

 

BYO Pills https://byopills.com/ BYO Craft Snapshot 2/18 – $TRYP currency and p2e game

* https://twitter.com/BYOPills/status/1491797753231405061

BYOCRAFT MINTING MECHANICS

– Claimed rather then airdropped to holders of a BYOPill and a BYOVape.

– Need 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

 

Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies https://peacevoid.world/ $PEACE token, PeaceDAO, partnerships with other projects and festivals (IRL and MV).

– 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

 

Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW https://www.punkscomic.com

– Origin Story #1: Courtney – 5902 origin stories

– Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable. TBA

– Physical comic will release by end of February

* https://twitter.com/countnft/status/1491444713370521602?s=20&t=PSaYCa7U8UCaWJkTIls0yQ

Elite Apes Collector’s Editions on OpenSea

Biz: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2biz

King BlackBored: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2kingblackbored

BBA: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2bba

Tropo: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2tropo

Kiki: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2kiki

Gold-Rilla: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2gold-rilla

Hanzo: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2hanzo

Lone-Star: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2lone-star

 

 

Red Chips

These are projects I think have the potential to become blue chips.

 

Non-Fungible Fungus – Fun and trippy.

* https://twitter.com/fungiblefungi/status/1491549271350460427?s=21

 

Moons of Mars https://www.moonsofmars.xyz Rock n Roll, Fashion, Branding, Products

* https://twitter.com/moonsofmarsnft/status/1491570091732856832

 

Rebel Planet Motor Clubhttps://discord.gg/2pFUWV6R6p 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.

– RPMC is planning on sending an NFT holder to Space on a Commercial Flight!

– Art Reveal coming this week

 

Creature Toadz https://swampdao.finance/ Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . $FLYZ 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.

 

* https://twitter.com/CreatureToadz/status/1490736942488637444

 

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. Goldilocks DAO

* https://twitter.com/TwoBitBears/status/1491258351224688642

 

White Chips

These are projects I love and support – but tbh, some of them may end up in the graveyard….

 

Glitchy Bitches Visually morphing muses.https://glitchybitches.com/– still minting.

* https://twitter.com/glitchybitches/status/1491502191403839494

 

Rue Arcana – Tarot + Attractive art + SciFi vibe

* https://twitter.com/theNumeralG/status/1491470116273287172

 

CyberGalz – Sold Out

* https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1491402639778906116

Do Not Mint – This may be idiotic but it’s feeling like something

* https://twitter.com/DoNOTMint/status/1491649798038036483

Avax Wolf Game Great team, easy minting and low gas, and always evolving dynamics.https://avaxwolfgame.io/

 

Bloot https://discord.gg/Qdep8xgGqEBloot is being redefined. $BGLD is being unrugged.

 

Bulls on the Block / Bears on the Block https://bullsontheblock.com/ This project, DAO, wallet being moved to the community still – feels like one foot in the graveyard.

* https://twitter.com/BullsOnTheBlock/status/1491473109215498241

 

Heaven Computer https://heaven.computer/ Female led, amazing art project. Godmin abides but there is nothing happening here.

One Day Bae https://onedaybae.io/ This is a favorite project. It vibed with me just right. Nothing is happening now. I don’t want to move it to the graveyard – but may have to soon.

*I’m looking for Beat Writers! Contact me. This is great exposure and a chance to write about your favorite projects. I’m covering all the beats without a designated writer – and those are all open to be claimed.

Literary NFT Beat

Updated Mondays by Greg R. Fishbone, Publisher of Cryptoversal Books – Find the latest athttps://vagobond.com/literary-nft-beat/

NFT Gamer Beat

Updated Tuesdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-nft-gamer-beat-updated-tuesdays/

 

Music NFT Beat

Updated Wednesdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-music-nft-beat-updated-wednesdays

The NFT DAO Beat

Updated Fridays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-nft-dao-beat-updated-fridays/

Influencer NFT Beat (almost religious)

Updated on Weekends – Latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-influencer-beat/

 

 

The First NFT/Metaverse Religion- Bald Jesusism

Bald Jesus – BJ is Your Bro

https://www.baldjesus.com

– Minting for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH

https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com

Holy Bjble – AB version – Readable on OS! Only .001 ETH on Polygon so no gas

https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x931204fb8cea7f7068995dce924f0d76d571df99/3

 

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.

 

$WTF – You can still claim here for a few more days:

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

 

$LOOKS Token – Looks Rare platform is gaining traction. Daily rewards for staking unmatched.

* https://twitter.com/LooksRareNFT/status/1491423763115954178

$TKNFY Tokenifyhttps://tokenfy.gitbook.io/tknfy-earn-guide/

* https://twitter.com/tokenfy_/status/1491502415513853953

Useful Info

I periodically move all of this to the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com

https://vagobond.com/nft-101/

How to Earn Money with NFTs

https://www.coindesk.com/learn/nfts-in-the-metaverse-how-to-earn-money-with-unique-assets/

DAOs Will Change Everything

https://medium.com/bankless-dao/daos-will-change-everything-b955588eeedc

https://twitter.com/greatmando_nft/status/1491214531401760768?s=21

Passive Ways to Earn Money with ETH

https://twitter.com/thedefiedge/status/1491506132636086277

Watchlist:

Top of my radar right now probably Rebels in Disguise.

Rebels in Disguise – https://discord.gg/s4pRJKTw Presale: 2/9 Public Sale: 2/10

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://nemus.earth/the-nft/ – this is an ecology project.

FomoMofo – Hawaii based project with doxxed founders & branding https://discord.gg/K7vxMCTK

 

 

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:

https://vagobond.com/nft-101/great-nft-projects-ive-missed/

Missed in February: Generative Dungeons, Heroes,

 

The Graveyard

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.

 

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