Vagobond NFT Beats – Morning Briefing – 2/14/2022
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2/14/2022 – Happy Valentines Day
Happy Valentines Day Frens,
Well, Bored Ape Yacht Club wasn’t part of the Superbowl halftime show, Coinbase NFT didn’t launch during the commercials, Budweiser and Pepsi didn’t convert mainstream ‘merica to the NFT loving mob we belong to – but still, seeing all the crypto & NFT references during the big game was fun, right? I mean, yeah, it would have been cool if Snoop had doxxed himself as Cozomo d’Medici or if a bunch of Bored Apes had run onto the field, but it was still pretty cool right? (Unless you’re a Bengals fan). As we get closer to a year into this NFT madness – it feels like it’s been ten years – or at least five. It was less than a year ago that the SNL did their NFT sketch – and less than a year that nearly all NFT projects have been around. Good to keep in mind – we are so fucking early.
And yet, the space has changed. Where last year it was artists and devs connecting over shared love of code, aesthetics, and design – this year it is more like – scammers and finance bros pumping out project after project to get your money. Good projects still exist, but they’re much harder to find. In a chat yesterday, I compared it to California for gold prospectors in 1848 (last year) and 1868 – the difference being that all the easy gold has been picked up and now you are more likely to get robbed than strike it rich.
Be careful out there frens. Hope you have a day filled with love.
This morning’s cover (on Vagobond) is my newly airdropped Non-Fungible Fungus Choco Bag
* 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.
– ETH Denver Schedule
Calling all #BUIDLers #Bufficorns! Curious what is on the #BUIDLWeek schedule today? Wondering where everyone is hanging out?
Hop on over to the schedule for the full details, yet he is a little snapshot for #Mirus and #1134NBroadway venues. https://t.co/n8sn7LHaMV
— ETHDenver (@EthereumDenver) February 14, 2022
– British Authorities Seize NFTs for First Time
– Scoreboard for Crypto Ads in the Superbowl
Coinbase spending $16,000,000 on a Superbowl ad to direct people to their website and $0 to make sure that website doesn't crash 10 seconds after the ad starts is so very internet.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) February 14, 2022
– Does owning NFTs make you more attractive?
– The Hard Truth About Being Anon
– Scammer Devs Rugging Projects in New Ways
Devastating – the hired dev set up the CM to go route funds for the first 80 mints to the correct wallet and then their own wallet for all mints after that.
— Sol Hippie (@SolHippiesNFT) February 14, 2022
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
I didn’t mint anything yesterday. And yet…I still acquired some cool new NFTs. You can find my NFT buying methodology and more at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
Non-Fungible Fungus Choco Bag (free airdrop)
Mfer Punk #399 (free airdrop from Dead Mfers)
Bored Doodle Punk #399 (free airdrop from BDP)
Daily Features – Just click on the image to read the latest! The NFT Lit briefing is delayed today, but will be updated soon.
NFT & Metaverse Religion & Sprituality
The First NFT/Metaverse Religion- Bald Jesusism Bald Jesus – BJ is Your Bro
https://www.baldjesus.com | Bald Jesus Twitter | Holy Bjble Twitter
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
Cult Dao– https://app.cultdao.io/ | Manifesto
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.
SuperCreators – https://supercreators.io
– This one is weird because it reads like a new age religion but like most new age religions – it looks like a cash grab. I’d love to be wrong about this.
“This is the first Conscious NFT of this calibre. The Super Creators mission is to bring peace, harmony, success and abundance to you and everyone around you. By equipping and holding one of these tokens not only will you be one of the 2222 select few (out of the 3 Million+ Following we have right now) to carry a Super Creator, but you will also have access to all the super powers, training, knowledge and magic that these Super Creators possess. How? Take a look at the roadmap for a brief insight to your potential future.”
That word ‘abundance’. Yeah – fuck this one. This is the kind of cult I don’t want to be a part of.
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
Rap Empire DAO (Snoop Dog) – https://discord.gg/rapempire
Gnomenclature – https://discord.gg/vJD94smbnZ
Nemus – 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: Generative Dungeons, Heroes,
Tokens & Staking
These are the tokens and crypto/defi projects that NFTs have led me to. Bizarre when you think about it.
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 – A good airdrop.
$LOOKS Token – Looks Rare platform is gaining traction. Daily rewards for staking unmatched.
$TKNFY Tokenify – https://tokenfy.gitbook.io/tknfy-earn-guide/
$POW – Pixel Vault Metahero token – stake metaheroes
$PUNKS – Pixel Vault token – stake punks comic
$HORSE – The Unstable Horse Yard token – Earn with USHY nfts, no staking
$FLYZ – Creature Toadz/ Swamp Dao token
$APED – ApeDAO & ApeDAO Remix token
$APE – forthcoming $BAYC token
$PEACE – Peaceful Groupies token
$RUG – $Rug Radio token – Earn with Rug Radio NFTs, no staking
$MM – Monkey Bets token
$RAINI – Raini Lords of Light token
$STIMMY – Scammy free token claim
$ALGAE – Mighty Manateez token – Earn with MM assets
$NFTL – Nifty Degen League token – no stake, daily earn with Nifty Degens
$XBMF – Lazer Defi token – Earn with Bloot, Bloot MF, Lazer Soda – no stake
$RENT – Land Dao token – Earn with Land Dao NFTs – no stake
$FLUFF – Hammies token (rug)
$SHARK – Shark Dao token –
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/