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Crazy times we live in. No one really knows what will happen day to day. Coronavirus, Cold War, hot war, stocks up, stocks down. There is really no good way to chart it.
Same for NFTs and crypto. A founder can be doxxed, a scam can happen, a hack. Just want to remind everyone to buy a hardware wallet and use it for your valuable NFTs and crypto. Don’t give anyone your passphrase, keep your keys safe, and make sure that there is some way that if you get hit by a rogue asteroid, that your loved ones can access your prizes – unless you don’t want them to.
Be safe out there folks. The only thing easier than making a fortune in the blockchain – is losing one.
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- Another Day, Another NFT Marketplace – New ConsenSys Mesh NFT marketplace pays royalties to creators and collectors
- NFT Super Bowl We all saw it. Here’s how it happened. How NFTs Took Over the Super Bowl
- Free Money Delivered with Airdrop from X2Y2 – a new NFT Marketplace. To claim you have to list a number of collections or NFTs – but most people found it worthwhile with people in groups I’m in claiming anywhere from .25 – 5 ETH depending on their volume. Personally – I paper handed mine – but that has been a strategy that has yielded mixed results in the past – so do your own due diligence. This is the claim page. https://x2y2.io/tools/bulk-listing
- X2Y2 up 235% with paused claim! x2y2-up-235-after-airdrop-opensea-nft-collectors
- Pixel Vault Origin Comics #1 will mint today at 2pm EST with a 24 hour window for Founders DAO holders to mint.
- CGC X – Main Blockchain Games Conference 2/22-2/23 https://www.cgc.one/
- Upcoming Drops: Feb. 14-20 https://nftnow.com/lists/upcoming-nft-drops-feb-14-20/
- Fake alert! New projects pose as prominent brands to lure crypto investors
Travel & Food NFT Projects
Updated Thursdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-travel-food-nft-beat-updated-thursdays/
Travel Tokens by Drew Binsky – https://traveltokensnft.com
SuperLocal – NFT gated travel app where users can mint locations as NFTs. https://pass.superlocal.com/
This is a fascinating project to be part of because the development of the app and all that entails is ongoing. Alex is great about sharing updates and even though things in apps always take longer than expected – the community is supportive and laid back. Launch of ‘Mayorship’ NFTs is imminent.
I’m excited about the launch of TT. I love how much these guys bring to the travel space with their Twitter spaces and connecting within the travel-NFT community.
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.
841/1000 of these are sold with a floor of 5.5 ETH. Presumably these are mostly the free ones that were given to power users and the other 169 are waiting to sell. These are moving from anywhere between 2 and 8 ETH. The benefits are pretty astounding – but not sure if worth the cost.
NFT Booking – https://book.nftbooking.eu/ Book all of your travel with $BOOK – Think of this as the AirBnB of NFT/crypto travel
–from the Discord “Owning an NFT lounge gives you access to BK token passive income monthly, access to exclusive airdrops for vacations, access to 1300+ lounges worldwide, and extra cashback buying NFT services. Passive Income BK Tokens are the main utility token of NFTBooking, BK tokens are also a cashback token that can be used to save money on future purchases at our online marketplace. By owning an NFT Lounge you have BK Tokens delivered monthly directly into your BSC wallet! This means that you receive free cashback from simply holding your collection in your wallet. Airdrops for Vacations Throughout the year, we will hold exclusive events for all NFT lounge owners. These events give you cashback discounts on vacation packages and hotels, as well as other special rewards you can only get with a lounge pass! Worldwide Lounge access when you own an NFT lounge you are entitled to join 1300+ lounges worldwide free of charge. You can relax, refresh and connect while you wait to board your next flight or simply stop by between meetings. Lounges offer a range of amenities including WiFi access, local and international newspapers, magazines, snacks, and refreshments. Some also offer shower facilities, office equipment such as printers and copiers, phone rooms, and direct boarding gate access. Cashback BK Token has created a cashback system to reward NFT Lounge owners. This new feature allows you to get extra cash back by buying services through the NFTBooking Marketplace with BK tokens. As an owner of a virtual space, you can get an additional 5% cashback on purchases made in the marketplace. The additional cashback will be paid out in BK Tokens. These benefits are only available for NFT Lounge owners and are not transferable between users.”
Lynkey – Luxury Resorts and Travel powered by Blockchain and NFTs. https://lynkey.com/
News and Info on Travel NFTs
Travel Photography Collections
This section will grow over time
Food & Beverage NFTs:
This is such a huge category it really should be a separate beat.
News & Articles:
Flyfish Club –https://www.flyfishclub.com Gary Vee and Partners NFT club sushi restaurant in NYC
Floor for these is around 5 ETH
Flyfish Club (FFC) is the world’s first member’s only private dining club where membership is purchased on the blockchain as a Non-Fungible-Token (NFT) and owned by the token-holder to gain access to our restaurant and various culinary, cultural and social experiences. FFC members will have unlimited access to a private dining room that will span across 10,000+ square feet in an iconic, New York City location. The space will consist of a bustling cocktail lounge, upscale restaurant, intimate omakase room, and an outdoor space.
Created by VCR Group (Gary Vaynerchuk, David Rodolitz, Josh Capon, and Conor Hanlon), a team of passionate operators behind several celebrated culinary concepts, FFC will provide unmatched hospitality in a uniquely curated environment.
Bored Breakfast Club – Coffee delivered by virtue of owning this NFT. https://www.boredbreakfastclub.com/
Delectibles by FoodMasku – One man’s quest to make masks from the food he eats
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
- Moons of Mars #1551 https://opensea.io/assets/0xc7c18403264fa216e7c5300e575d0121e9c125c9/1551
- Art Heads Early Believer Card (won in MoM discord) https://opensea.io/assets/0xd43c61fa104aa9f65038f2da97851f7e17850139/244
This morning’s cover (on Vagobond) is Moons of Mars #1551
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
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. 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/