Projects and platforms that I follow, collect, or consider relevant.
1/17/2022 – Morning Edition
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day to everyone. I hope we can all find some compassion and wisdom in remembering this great man’s mission and life on this day.
I’ve included some of the news from the weekend edition in today’s morning edition for those who missed it. As always there is a lot happening in the NFT space and if I’ve missed anything or you would like to see something else covered – reach out to me via DMs on Twitter or in the Vagobond Discord.
– IreneDao is interesting. Calling her an ‘instagram model’ is dismissive. She’s the former CMO of a significant crypto company, a CEO building a Web3 social platform, and smart enough to use her looks in the thirsty NFT space.https://cryptobriefing.com/instagram-model-launched-dao-web3-social-media/
– Walmart is entering the metaverse with a cryptocurrency and NFTs.
– Bitcoin and Crypto Whales moving to Puerto Rico in droves
– Great thread on how to secure your NFTs
The Land Dao – a unique metaverse land development project. Rarity reveal later today. https://www.thelanddao.io/
My Methodology: At least 95% of new projects are insta-worthless at this point.
I have a methodology for buying and I’m happy to share it. It doesn’t always work. Often it doesn’t.
1) Is it using blockchain for something or is it just fiverr art (or worse) made into an NFT? Is it a game people will want to play? Is it pushing the boundaries or a first mover on some new idea?
2) Who is behind it? Do they have an influencer style following? Are they doxxed? Is there a credible team? Have they been around long enough to matter? Have they done other things in NFT/crypto/defi or art/literary/fashion/travel/gaming space?
3) Do I like the art? Do I like the community? Do I like the devs?
If I haven’t come across any red flags with those three points – then I look at the price. I’m still a minnow – maybe I could flatter myself and say I’m a goldfish – so price matters.
Free is great and easy but depends on gas – everything depends on gas
.01-.03 ETH has to offer some hope of flip potential.
.04-.08 ETH needs to be a buzzing project or really have me excited about the potential.
.09+ ETH needs to be something really special.
As far as investing in projects I’m already in – the same methodology applies. If I can, I’ll buy into almost anything Pixel Vault, BAYC/MAYC, BYO, Lazer Defi, or One Day Bae. I really like those projects. Others, I have to think about – but you can see what I like and am bullish on by looking at my daily(ish) NFT briefing.
World of Cryptoids. – An interesting whitelist opportunity for closed beta game – will require installing BSC net on your metamask – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-ks_J8hTQ-JYyp0tsKCh95My6kdeUDn7FTz7ZN8D1DMaVuQ/viewform
Doctor Who, Worlds Apart P2E Game and NFT Marketplace – has been under development with the BBC for a couple of years now – the game is in Beta with those who hold founders tokens. This is a p2e game, a fully developed marketplace on a side chain, and a huge community. Recently opened up a limited batch of Founders Tokens (max of 1963 ever) and there are a few hundred left. I feel like this one is under the radar but will explode when the BBC gives the greenlight. There are credible rumors that there will be crafting and planets with land will be released this year. This is worth looking at. Probably a year before it matures completely. 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/
Influence Asteroids – https://discord.gg/Y3UsdRXvMQ
Nifty League Degens – $NFTL going strong. Fun game for Degen holders.
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
Free $$$ – New platforms and tokens/ airdrops
Gas.wtf – another airdrop for those who have paid gas on Eth – coming soon. DYOR on this one and be careful of that initial rush when/if it happens.
$WTF – Those who minted the NFT have access to a special channel on the Discord. There will certainly be future utility for this. You can still claim here:
– a pretty amazing postmortem from the WTF team –
$LOOKS Token – This is going very well. Staking is earning wETH and some are making big money from the LooksRare platform’s giving back, wash trading or no. 794% APY. LFG.
$GAS token – No new news.
$SOS token – Still going. Staking is in place.
Wonderland – $TIME, $MEMO, $wMEMO
– $TIME and $OHM both ate shit hard yesterday. I’m not sure why, but it hurts. Ouch. Founder giving assurances on Twitter “Other major DAOs are following suit: Klima, Redacted and of course Wonderland. I worry less about our frogs because treasury is extremely strong, yields are fantastic, and there has been no slowdown of our deal flow machine. Holders will be rewarded.”
– An airdrop has been announced for Wonderland, the actual airdrops will be for wMEMO, MEMO, and TIME token holders on Avalanche, Fantom and Ethereum chains. This includes wMEMO being used as collateral on Abracadabra, in the same way that we include them for Snapshot voting. 100M BSGG tokens will be distributed evenly to HODLers of any Wonderland token based on snapshots taken on Jan 10th 8:00pm GMT. This is being done as a reward for their support at our low price point. An additional 400M BSGG tokens will be made available by staking wMEMO. Like the airdrop, the development team is working on a solution so that wMEMO used as collateral on Abracadabra will also be included. The 100M airdrop should happen sometime in the next 3-5 days. Last
About: Wonderland is not a liquidity mining farm. Founded by Daniele Sesta, Wonderland is a decentralized reserve currency protocol that owns its own liquidity rather than printing tokens out of thin air. In essence, reserve currency protocols have a claim on the value of the treasury itself. As the treasury grows, the claim token holders have grows (not accounting for premium).
Bored Apes/ Huxley / BYOverse
Huxley – Additional details on robots: – When hunting for robot treasure, speed and strength are required – 1,000 unique Robot Avatars will be available Tuesday, January 25th! Time TBA – there will be 100 robots per category – Minting will be 1 robot per transaction – Robot reveal will be a few days after minting begins. Timing TBA – If not all robots have been minted at the beginning of Burn Event #2, then robots could be claimed from newly created Genesis Tokens.
10KTF – No new news – $NTD token coming
BAYC/MAYC – The mobile game competition is coming Jan 20th (Apes vs. Mutants). If you own an ape or mutant, you can get a code to take part. https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/apesvsmutants -$APE token is coming.
BYO – Mysterious tweets indicating partnership with Venari. BYOships coming soon?
Satoshiverse – no new news
Nuclear Nerds – I didn’t expect this to be a literary play, but these guys have created a Web3 story telling masterpiece. Great AMA with founders yesterday and amazing website updates allowing owners to create lore, engage in interactive storytelling and more. https://www.nuclearnerds.io/story/
Page Dao book minter is live. $PAGE token is in play. No new news today
Jenkins the Valet – no new news
Rug Radio – Farokh project -reveal will be today. https://twitter.com/RugRadio/status/1482885824312225795
Nate Alexander Projects – No new news, Arena battles continue.
Gary Vee Projects – Weekly roundup of Gary Vee stuff – https://blog.veefriends.com/2022/01/14/veefriends-roundup-book-games-veefriends-series-2-bowling-with-garyvee-and-more/
Impact Theory / Tom Bileyu Projects – No new news.
Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW
– 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.
Other Projects I Like – Fashion, Games, Comics
On Chain Monkeys – New pfps coming ‘Karma Collection’ – TBA. On fire. 15 Eth sale yesterday. Floor pushing for 2 ETH. https://onchainmonkey.com/news.html
Lazer Defi – This is one of my favorite projects. Danger Islands game and land sale coming. $xBMF token live and can earn by owning Lazer Soda, Bloot, or BlootMF https://discord.gg/FksWeDWFxe
Moons of Mars – Super interesting fashion/music facing game/story/project. Mint sold out.
The Miners Club – Food and Beverage oriented defi project. I don’t really know what to expect from this one. Time will tell.
Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies – Floor rising. Good things happening. $PEACE token coming distribution based on time held. Bonus for minters. Pretty big announcement here.https://twitter.com/peacevoid_world/status/1482060475944869888?s=20
Creatures – No new news
Creature Toadz – Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . No new news. $FLYZ token coming, an $OHM fork. Swampdao.finance homepage now live: https://swampdao.finance/
Peaceful Toadz – Mashup of Peaceful Groupies + Cryptoadz. Mint closed at 6412/8888. This one just didn’t find the enthusiasm it needed to mint out. We’ll see what happens but floor dropping.
Non-Fungible Heroes/Bored Bananas – token and probably land coming
Two Bit Bears – Breeding has begun for Gen 3
Bloot – $BGLD v2 has been ‘unrugged’
One Day Bae – No new news. Game and token coming soon.
MyPfpLand/Bloot Elves – – no new news
Tiki Festival has started their ‘carving cermony’. This project has largely flopped but I carved my tikis on the free tier and stranger things have happened. At the very least, Frenchie hasn’t rugged.
Bulls on the Block/Bears on the Block – holders of an OG or EVO Bull this will provide you the ability to mint in the pre-sale of ANY drop that uses WhitelistNFT.xyz platform.https://twitter.com/WhiteListNFTxyz/status/1482436223058812936
Bald Jesus – First NFT/crypto native religion born in the Metaverse
– Bald Jesus is Your Bro https://www.baldjesus.com
– Minting for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com
– Holy Bjble – AB version – https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x931204fb8cea7f7068995dce924f0d76d571df99/3