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2/13/2022 – Weekend Edition
Aloha and GM
Man. I needed that day off. Now it’s Super Bowl Sunday and here we are. Let’s see what the day brings. I don’t really care about sports – but I grew up in Southern California so ‘Go Rams!’ Today could be a good driver for NFT adoption moving forward – or the complete opposite. Let’s see how it goes.
This morning’s cover (on Vagobond) is Persona Lamp #1681
* 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.
– Become a Weed Entrepreneur in the Metaverse with Looks Lab (presale minting now) https://420.game
– Rare Alien Crypto Punk sells for $23.7 Million
– ETH Denver Happens Next Week
– ETH gas prices and transaction costs at 6 months low! If you need to move stuff to different wallets, now is the time.
– Fidelity Sees Huge Upside Potential for Bitcoin and thinks Investors are Missing It https://cointelegraph.com/news/investors-underestimate-bitcoin-s-huge-upside-potential-fidelity-researcher-says
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
The Awakening Comic (free + gas for holders of The Awakening characters)
Green Pass from 420 Game. PVFD token got me on the ‘Green List’
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
The NFT Beats Calendar
*I’m looking for Beat Writers! Contact me. This is great exposure and a chance to write about your favorite projects. Beats without a designated writer are all open to be claimed.
Monday: Literary NFT Beat by Greg R. Fishbone, Publisher of Cryptoversal Books
Latest at https://vagobond.com/literary-nft-beat/
Tuesday: NFT Gamer Beat
Latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-nft-gamer-beat-updated-tuesdays/
Wednesday: Music NFT Beat
Latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-music-nft-beat-updated-wednesdays
Thursday: Travel & Food NFT Projects by CD Vagobond
Latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-travel-food-nft-beat-updated-thursdays/
Friday: The NFT DAO Beat
Latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-nft-dao-beat-updated-fridays/
Weekends: Influencer NFT Beat
Latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-influencer-beat/
Weekend NFT Beat – Influencers
Updated on Weekends – Latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-influencer-beat/
* CDM claimed that WVRPS is the next BAYC – LFG!
Gary Vee Projects – Veefriends, Bookgames, FlyFish, etc.
Weekly VeeFriends Update
* – Big Announcement being teased.
Gary Vee’s t-shirt might just ‘say it all’
Tom Bileyu Projects / Impact Theory
– The Pulse – a Weekly IT update –
— FoundersKey.io (@FoundersKeyIO) February 11, 2022
Farokh projects / Rug Radio
You asked, we listened. Here are the details for the launch of the RugDAO and the steps we have decided to take. Please take some time to read this article, as it goes over every step we will be taking over the next month to make this a success. 🎙https://t.co/uXmiCIh68g
— Rug Radio (@RugRadio) February 12, 2022
Nate Alexander Projects / Chainfaces –
– Major aesthetic upgrade coming to the entire chainfaces universe (including fallen faces).These will be free to claim, except for gas costs to holders including fallen warriors from the arena.
oops i accidentally pasted one of our 30 character designs for SP1.1 aka Chainfaces HD pic.twitter.com/1gQe1pJbPb
— NateAlex ლ⚈෴⚈ლ (@NateAlexNFT) February 12, 2022
Danny Cole projects / Creatures – Rumored to have land and token announcement coming soon. Maybe you will be able to change the nose or something though – or get a jock strap.
spotted at new york fashion week 🙇♂️ pic.twitter.com/gayJ7u7GbI
— danny cole (@dannycoleee) February 12, 2022
I’m also going to offer 10 whitelist spots via this tweet. Reply below with your ETH address if you want to enter ✨ pic.twitter.com/NVEbTX43Nj
— 888 (@crypto888crypto) February 13, 2022
My Bag of NFT Chips: Blue, Red, & White
Updated Project News Daily by Vagobond
Full list at: https://vagobond.com/my-bag-of-nft-chips-blue-red-white/
These are my personal chip plays. Not everyone will agree with my chip designations. That’s fine.
On Chain Monkeys – https://onchainmonkey.com One of the most positive ‘do good’ projects out there.
BAYC/MAYC– https://boredapeyachtclub.com/ $APE token coming. Huge sales. Roadmap underway.
Jenkins the Valet https://www.jenkinsthevalet.com/ Redefining publishing and collaboration
New licensing opportunities are coming after Book 1 and our Members Portal is being revamped to support this 😏
In the future we aim to have a variety of projects in development at once. This is your new hub to track how your IP is being used across Books, Film/TV, Audio, + more pic.twitter.com/z9sUL7eZ4W
— Jenkins The Valet 🍌 (@jenkinsthevalet) February 11, 2022
10KTF – https://10ktf.com/ $NTD token. This is a cool and probably Beeple project.
*Tool staking is live!
Tool staking is live. Stake and gain daily. Stake and un-stake as you wish, just pay gas. Thimbles earn 1x, Scissors earn 2x, Tape earns 4x. Need a tool to craft blanks? Wagmi-san can lend you some. https://t.co/RhTvqL3ogS pic.twitter.com/pOu7KBh25P
— Wagmi-san (@10KTFshop) February 11, 2022
Huxley –https://huxleysaga.com/ AAA Game, Movie, Series, Licensing innovation
* Huxley #2 – Sold Out!
* IRL Huxley Meetup Coming to NFT-LA
BYO Pills – https://byopills.com/ BYOpills, BYOvape, BYOland, Apostles, BYOships
* BYOland game is looking on fire https://twitter.com/BYOPills/status/1491797753231405061
Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies –https://peacevoid.world/ $PEACE token, PeaceDAO
Pixel Vault https://www.punkscomic.com Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW
ORIGIN STORIES #1
MINTING THIS WEEK pic.twitter.com/lAoeRkJYdT
— PUNKS Comic (@punkscomic) February 13, 2022
These are projects I think have the potential to become blue chip
Non-Fungible Fungus – https://www.thefungi.app/ Fun and trippy.
WVRPS – http://warpsound.ai The first hybrid generative pfps and so much more
Just wait until people discover next week's airdrop for holders…
— WVRPS by WarpSound (@warpsound_ai) February 11, 2022
I'm looking forward to this @warpsound_ai airdrop…
As best I can tell, the snapshot hasn't been taken yet, so if you've been thinking of jumping in to #WVRPS, now might be a good time! @BoredApeYC @andypoondesign https://t.co/SZgN1RcLNe pic.twitter.com/KeSxdYHGCO
— Digger 🐰 (@fluf2148) February 13, 2022
Moons of Mars https://www.moonsofmars.xyz Rock n Roll, Fashion, Branding, Products
* Idols Turns Rivals p2e Game launching
Rebel Planet Motor Club – https://discord.gg/2pFUWV6R6p
Creature Toadz – https://swampdao.finance/ Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . $FLYZ
Adidas: Into the Metaverse – What’s going to happen here? I guess we wait and see.
* This doesn’t feel positive for Adidas Metaverse Play
Two Bit Bears – https://twobitbears.com/ Goldilocks DAO
Non-Fungible Heroes – https://www.nfheroes.io/ An NFT version of Disney or Looney Tunes
These are projects I love and support – but tbh, some of them may end up in the graveyard
Glitchy Bitches – https://glitchybitches.com/ Visually morphing muses. Still minting
✨ GM ✨ Carpe Diem pic.twitter.com/N8CrGsYrvH
— The GBs | Now Minting (@glitchybitches) February 11, 2022
Avax Wolf Game – https://avaxwolfgame.io/ Great team, easy minting and low gas, and always evolving dynamics. Gen 0 still minting
Bloot – https://discord.gg/Qdep8xgGqE Bloot is being redefined. $BGLD is being unrugged.
Rue Arcana – https://www.ruearcana.com/ Tarot + Attractive art + SciFi vibe
CyberGalz – https://www.cybergalznft.com/ Anime games for otaku
*Today is the big reveal – and the big game.
2112 – https://www.2112.run/ Shadowrun meets NFTs. Lore rich project. Still minting
Dead Handz – https://www.deadhandz.com/ Lore and puzzle project
Rebels in Disguise – https://rebelsindisguise.co/ – An experiment in storytelling. Still minting.
Rebels in Disguise Lifecycle ⚔️
1) About 5 months ago, our journey started with a Discord channel of only 5 people. The designs and the story were talked about for days and many versions were made.
— Rebels in Disguise (@REBELSinDSGS) February 11, 2022
Do Not Mint – https://opensea.io/collection/absolutely-do-not-mint This may be idiotic but it’s feeling like something
— do NOT mint (@DoNOTMint) February 11, 2022
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.
NFT & Metaverse Religion & Sprituality
The First NFT/Metaverse Religion- Bald Jesusism
Bald Jesus – BJ is Your Bro
– Minting Now!- for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH
– Holy Bjble – AB version – Readable on OS! Only .001 ETH on Polygon so no gas
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.
Tokens & Staking
These are the tokens and crypto/defi projects that NFTs have led me to. Bizarre when you think about it.
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/
$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 –
I periodically move all of this to the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com
How to Earn Money with NFTs
DAOs Will Change Everything
Passive Ways to Earn Money with ETH
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 – Might 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. Frenchie is iterating…
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 I have to. Maybe it will resurrect. Game and roadmap delayed.
Heaven Computer – https://heaven.computer/ Female led, amazing art project. Godmin abides but there is nothing happening here.