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Yesterday’s edition with the cover as an NFT photo of my Vanagon had 75% less opens and 50% less visits on Vagobond.com. The moral of the story? Degens love colorful pfps!
Today is Wednesday so I’ve updated the NFT Music Beat and my WVRP is the cover. I’m going to experiment with putting the daily beat just below News and Acquisitions and then my usual updates to my chip projects.
There were an astounding number of mainstream crypto & NFT stories yesterday (and now today) – houses selling as NFTs, cars coming with NFTs that carry all their maintenance records, tuition in crypto, huge investments – back in 2017 – we would have shit ourselves over stories like this. It was unthinkable, impossible stuff. We’ve come so far – and we’re still early – but it’s happening. Let’s just hope we all have the right bags packed. In this server we run the gamut from minnows to whales – but it would sure be amazing if we all fucking made it together.
This morning’s cover (on Vagobond) is my WVRP in celebration of NFT Music Wednesdays.
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– Doctor Who, Worlds Apart – First Founders Tournament Announced for March 2nd – details coming soon. https://doctorwho-worldsapart.com/r/2909/
– Tuition for Blockchain Education at Wharton can be Paid in Crypto
– Internet Computer: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Clouds
Cryptopunks Going to Auction at Sothebys
– $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin seized from Bitfinex Hack
– Free Pass to CGC for limited time (usually includes some NFT goodies)
– Fraktal.io Airdrop Waitlist
– Pixel Vault ‘Elite Apes’ covers for Comic #2 to launch tomorrow. Pretty complex minting requirements. Best to say IYKYK otherwise look for secondary. Lots of perks being offered by the apes themselves.
– Bookcoin Whitelist: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
– Everything You Need to Know about the Looks Reward Halving
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
I bought some Unstoppable Domains yesterday for Vagobond and Bald Jesus. Someone had already bought BaldJesus.dao – which I hope is a member of our collective.
I bought a Bud Light NFT despite telling myself I wouldn’t. The FOMO kicked in with the Nouns and Gremplin glasses in their ad and the Super Bowl coming up – just had a tickle that said – get this. Maybe it will get me free beer?
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more on the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com
Music NFT Beat
Updated Wednesdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-music-nft-beat-updated-wednesdays/
Reader Submission: Could you check Fluf World? It’s a multi collaboration-game and music. I’ve tried to explain to DW, but people don’t get it. They may even be brought into the Super Bowl. There’s a Snoop party burrow. Some Glug traits and the Jadu group are WL for snoops sandbox avatar. Jadu has a snoop dogg hoverboard. And the race car driver Lewis Hamilton (They also have some party bears with racing helmets which means another collab—The Fluf super bowl party is at some major auto place in LA—major). ladu has its own 888 circle coming up. The Altered states Brains are getting ready to breed bring the token $ASTO. Thingies will mine $MYCL.Party Bears are the music with venues for the metaverse coming soon. Fluf has real-world parties already. They’re way ahead of everyone, including Punks. Burrows and Thingies are around 1.2. Still affordable. Brains are pretty expense.
My Response: I will check it out and detail it next week. I didn’t want readers here to miss out on it so I posted your note.
Warp Sound – https://www.warpsound.ai/ Generative Art + AI composed music.
Moons of Mars – https://www.moonsofmars.xyz/ Fashion/music facing game/story/project.
Arpeggi.io – https://arpeggi.io/ On-chain music studio. Create it, then mint it.
Spottie Wifi – https://www.spottiewifi.com/ The #1 DJ in the Metaverse
Audius – http://www.audius.co/
Bitlectro Labs/Dreamers/DreamLoops – https://bitlectrolabs.com/
Blue, Red, & White Chip NFTs Beat
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.
BAYC/MAYC– $APE token. Huge sales. Roadmap underway.
Jenkins the Valet
10KTF – $NTD token. This is a cool and probably Beeple project.https://10ktf.com/
BYO Pills – BYO Craft Snapshot 2/18 – $TRYP currency and p2e game
–BYOCRAFT MINTING MECHANICS
– Claimed rather then airdropped to holders of a BYOPill and a BYOVape.
– Need BYOPill AND BYOVape during the snapshot and during the time of claiming.
– 1 BYOPill + 1 BYOVape = 1 General BYOCraft
– 1 BYOPill + 1 BYOVape + 1 Apostle = 1 Tier-Specific BYOCraft
– 5 different tiers of BYOCraft with unique and generative traits & utility.
– BYOCrafts are 3D, game-ready vehicles with future use in the BYOVERSE
Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies –https://peacevoid.world/$PEACE token, PeaceDAO, partnerships with other projects and festivals (IRL and MV). 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
Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW
– 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
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
– RPMC is planning on sending an NFT holder to Space on a Commercial Flight!
– Art Reveal coming this week
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. Goldilocks DAO
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.
Rue Arcana – Tarot + Attractive art + SciFi vibe
CyberGalz – Sold Out
Do Not Mint – This may be idiotic but it’s feeling like something
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.
Heaven Computer – https://heaven.computer/ Female led, amazing art project.Godmin abides.
One Day Bae – https://onedaybae.io/This is a favorite project. It vibes with me just right.
*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
NFT Gamer Beat
Updated Tuesdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-nft-gamer-beat-updated-tuesdays/
Travel & Food NFT Projects
Updated Thursdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-travel-food-nft-beat-updated-thursdays/
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
– 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.
$WTF – You can still claim here for a few more days:
$LOOKS Token – Looks Rare platform is gaining traction. Daily rewards for staking unmatched.
$TKNFY Tokenify – https://tokenfy.gitbook.io/tknfy-earn-guide/
I periodically move all of this to the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com
* DAOs Will Change Everything
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:
Missed in February: Generative Dungeons, Heroes,
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.