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Wild Fox Club
Wild Fox Club
Solana
Collection of 2,222 Foxes🦊 that goes WILD inside the #solana blockchain. In a society where every man is fox-minded, you need to be foxier than the fox! generated, each with unique characteristics and different traits. Wild Fox Club is FOX inspired Art which you can use to access exclusive perks for our community and for IRL Events. We have a lot of plans for our future holders. We are going to create our own Den inside and outside the solana Blockchain. Get our Own Brand and create our own unique Style. We the Wild Fox Club Team is very happy to be part of NFT Space and have project with loving members. WFC Team will continue to create the best for the community. We have A lot of events/giveaways/games inside our communitiy! JOIN OUR DISCORD FOR MORE INFORMATION! #WeAreAlwaysWild #WAAW
Bored Spirits
Bored Spirits
Ethereum
Bored Spirits is located in one of the most beautiful capitals from Europe, London ! Every character from Bored Spirits is connected to our NFTElementals.Com concept. We aim as high as a headshot in FPS games. Bored Spirits has created a way to unite all the Web3 Entrepreneurs in one Smart Community with dedication and loyalty supplied. Regardless of your financial position, we welcome everybody to the board. Our intention is to make things happen for the ones being underprivileged, too. Yes, things will take turns in our Brand and any community member, could potentially have his life changed significantly, before they even realize it We are a community brought together by a collection of 2555 Bored Spirits (114 Pure Drawn traits + 3 Rare Bored Spirits, Space, Assasin and Egyptian) to make the most unique Art & Design in OpenSea. We are a talented team of open minded people with boundless energy and great future plans for our Brand. Joining us means you are part of the very First NFT Brand that will create the most exciting Esports Org on Twitch, and many other great utilities available on the website. Presale for the community will be 0.05 ETH  Everybody is welcome in our Dark House!
Ethopia Online Public Sale
Ethopia is a medieval fantasy play-to-earn MMORPG that takes you back in time to discover sites of outstanding beauty and rich history, captivating and cradled by many legends. The world of Ethopia is divided into different kingdoms, regions, and cities. A rich story and exciting adventure wait for those whose interests are more intellectual. Find the lost stone tablets, complete quests, train your skills, craft weapons and armour, fight enemies, discover hidden treasures, join a guild, and collect valuable artifacts. The Ethopia Online NFT Chest sale is coming!! As soon as the countdown timer on the website reaches zero (0), the mint button will appear. Once you click on this, a meta mask pop-up will appear to complete the mint. Pre-sale & Public sale (mint) location: https://ethopia.online/ EO CHEST NFTs Each EO chest represents one (1) digital real-estate house, associated tier / attributes / rarities, and one (1) Ethopian Citizen Passport. For every chest you will receive two (2) NFTs. SALE SUPPLY From the 3333 chests in total, only 3300 chests can be minted during the pre-sale. 33 chests have been removed from the original sales stock and will not be for sale. MINTING DATES & TIMES - The pre-sale is set to take place on May 28, 2022. Starting at 12:00 PM - (CEST) The WL price for one EO chest is 0.05 ETH - The public sale will happen on May 29, 30 & 31, 2022. Starting at 12:30 PM - (CEST) The Public price for one EO chest is 0.06 ETH EXLUSIVE GAME BETA LAUNCH >> June 10, 2022 << JOIN https://discord.gg/ethopia-online Web: https://ethopia.online/ <<<< ---COLLECTION--- HOUSES (ERC721) Houses found in different locations of the cities are all sold as ERC-721 NFTs. Only a set number of houses will be produced for each city and are only purchasable through our sales. Afterwards, houses can only be bought and sold through secondary marketplaces. CITIZEN PASSPORTS (ERC721) The Ethopian citizen passport is your lifetime full access ticket to Ethopia online. Everyone who mints a EO chest during the pre-sale, will receive one (1) Ethopian passport for every chest that is bought. GUILD BUILDINGS (ERC721) As soon as you own 10 houses you can mint a guild building with an associated island for free (gas fee only) Each guild receives one of the small islands that surround the mainland. Guilds will provide a massive benefit for the owner, as well as for the players that joined. --- MORE GAME INFORMATION --- PLAY TO EARN Ethopia stands out from other Play to Earn games with high quality graphics and rich, fun gameplay that allows players to earn direct income from gaming through various ways. Players are finally being compensated for all the time and effort they put into the game. ADVENTURE Players can immerse themselves in different world zones, searching for loot, ancient stone tablets, training skills, complete quests, start or join a guild, participate in multiplayer adventures, fierce player battles with in-game enemies and against other real-time players. TRUE OWNERSHIP In the era of Web 3.0, the advance of blockchain technologies makes it possible for each player to have full ownership of their in-game items. Ethopia uses Ethereum to ensure a secure, and decentralized digital asset ownership that allows players to trade their NFT assets safely. ETHOPIA DAO Ethopia Online will grow into a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) An integrated on-chain open economy, driven by on-chain decentralized player governance. Holders of our governance token Ethopia ($EPIA) will have a say in the future direction of the game’s development.
SLATE-1 K-Drama Membership W/L
The First K-Drama Studio Membership NFT - WHAT IT IS Time-share Film Studio Membership NFT and Community Driven K-Contents Accelerator - THE NFT & ITS PERKS 1) Commercial Membership 1-Hour Studio Rental 2) PFP Airdrops Staked NFTs Generate Unique PFPs 3) General Membership Stake Your NFT to get Governance Tokens 4) Donate to Filmmakers Donate Governance Tokens to Fund Your Favorite Projects 5) Community Perks Network Evening for Contents Creators and Fans at Screening Events 6) VIP Showcase Production Participation and Invitations to GALA dinners & Showcase Events - MEMBERSHIP TIERS Membership Tier and # of NFTs / Community Perks RED (1ea) / Governance Tokens PURPLE (5ea) / RED Tier Perks + Screening Events BLACK (5ea of Every Collection) / PURPLE Tier Perks + Production Participation + GALA Dinners - DETAILS Slate-1 is tokenization project for Korea's movie studios which are currently operating. 50% of total membership will be tokenized and minted as NFTs. It is Korea's first commercial membership NFT project. NFTs are essentially timeshare tickets to a network of studios of KORADs. Slate-1 brings filmmakers, contents creators, and general together for a new and exciting community. General public and K-Drama fans can stake their NFTs for governance tokens and fund their favorite filmmakers and projects. Our project aims to establish a direct communication between content creators and their fan base. From preproduction stage, fans and general public can now interact with filmmaker community which will fuel the projects with fresh ideas and voice of customers. Filmmakers around the world will benefit from loyal fans gathered to back their projects at the earliest production stages. The ultimate goal is to create dynamic community filled with fans and content creators alike, which will raise interactive contents creation to a new level.
Glody Knights NFT Mint
IRL rewards based of the NFTs rarity. Upgrade it and earn more! Guiding & launching space for the new Era of NFTs artists & creators. GlodyKnights is a collection of 6,500 Knights and Warriors, entirely unique and randomly generated, on the Ethereum Blockchain. With over 200+ hand drawn traits inspired from the well known legendary heroes and being led by Glod knowledge, all Knights and Warriors are ready to protect the Metaverse. GlodyKnights means a unique Story that keeps unfolding, each individual Knight or Warrior can live a normal life or choose his own fights in the Metaverse, but they will prosper only if they fight as an elite troop or live together as a community. IRL Items based of nft rarity Knights and Warriors Family The Forge - Hybrid Online Store Glody Kingdom Verse
DemonicSkulls
DemonicSkulls
Ethereum
The DemonicSkulls is a V2 Collection of the OG CryptoSkulls on the Ethereum blockchain. Each Demonic Skull character is unique and has been summoned by the Dark Alchemist himself using the powers of the OG CryptoSkulls. Levels of DemonicSkulls NFTs will have different utilities in the CryptoSkulls game and CryptoSkulls DAO. Minting of the Level 0 Demonic Skulls will take place on 23rd May 2022! Level 0 Demonic Skulls will share the looks & traits of Level 2 Demonic Skulls but the in-game characters' utility & stats will be set to be different. The collection is generated from over 300 Unique traits created in a fun cartoonish art style. The collection is an official continuation of the OG CryptoSkull's historical NFT story and shares the utility of the OG NFTs. Each Demonic Skulls allows to enter the unique NFT community, access the DAO, and take part in the future CryptoSkulls game.
Soul Mysterio
Soul Mysterio
Solana
Scientists discovered some new life, this new habitat was discovered in 2014. After doing research in 2017 this habitat began to be reported with the aim that we old residents can live together because they are inhabitants of the earth like us. That time we were not aware and sometimes chose to ignore it. But the peak of its popularity occurred now in 2022 when several photos of new habitats consisting of 3 tribes with a total of 333 inhabitants were revealed. From the photos they have various expressions and several appearances, just like us there are many types of ethnic that differ in appearance. Don't you wanna see them? Let's get to know them first! UTILITY - Soul Mysterio’s Holder will receive 30% of the mint revenue and it will be decided by the community. - Free Whitelist Collab with other projects. - Holder will gain access to our DAO by holding one. - Holder will get Crypto & NFT Signal VIP. - Community Event Project.
Scotch Noblemen
Scotch Noblemen
Ethereum
The Scotch Noblemen collection offers an industry refining staking game, securitized tokenomics, and a metaverse-land owning DAO! Earn ERC-20 tokens from yield farm name, then win big, or loose it all by predicting the victor of the highland game! The question we have is simple: do you think you have what it takes to hurl a tree trunk and have it fall precisely at 12 o’ clock? Or lift a small boulder and run it across a field? Maybe you’re more of a throw a hammer over your head type of person; no matter if you’re a sprinter, a heavy weight athlete, or a baker, there’s a place for you in the Highland games! Even if you are none of these things, or if you have never heard of the Highland games, we know you like the sound of passive income! We are the Scotch Noblemen NFT collection, a generative 10k Ethereum based project with unique utility, and an addictive passive income opportunity! Our Noblemen live on an ERC-721 contract, meaning utility is easily possible! Not only is it possible, but it’s been implemented already; we boast the ability to stake your Scotch Noblemen to earn ERC-20 tokens with a very nice APY point. The ERC-20 token is earned from a Uni-Swap yield farm! Aside from being able to take out your earned tokens at any time for profit, holders will be able to partake in the Highland Betting Games! The betting game is a series of events like the already said caber-toss, hammer-throw, or the bake-off; and there’s much more! The betting game works as follows: there is a series of events going on, you choose which event you would like to participate in, then from there, you choose an amount to bet and on which contestant. Things get fun here because each different contestant has a different chance of winning, the highest chance of winning only has a payout of say 1.25-1.5 times what you bet, whereas the contestant with the lowest chance of winning has a payout of say 6-7 times. And that’s that! It truly is as simple as double your lot, or lose it all!
Streetlab.io | Launching Genesis Collection in May
Streetlab.io | Launching Genesis Collection on May 15 Streetlab.io is the NFT platform for Street-Artists. The community is gathering to make #StreetArtNFT the next big thing. 👉 25+ world-class Street-artists are already onboard preparing their drops 👉Streetlab is supported and advised by great crypto-art OGs like Benoit Couty from MoCA and Carlos Marcial Torres 👉Streetlab Genesis collection by the Mexican Street-Artist Yescka is launching on May 15 https://twitter.com/Streetlab_io/status/1515776480244023310 The NFTs of this collection are the governance token of the platform. The Genesis holders will get: • shares of Streetlab revenue • ability to refer a Street-Artist and get a revenue share from the platform • privileged access to future Streetlab drops • curation voting rights Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yYBRKomF2A Roadmap: https://medium.com/@streetlab.io/streetlab-io-roadmap-3f816350da5f https://twitter.com/carlosmarcialt https://twitter.com/museumcryptoart https://twitter.com/BnoiitC
☣️ SLM GΞNΞTICS ☣️
Welcome to ☣️ SLM GΞNΞTICS ☣️ The Bio Chemical genetics LAB that genetically engineers Mutants for the Ethereum Block Chain. Here at the lab we've trialed and tested every element on planet earth to create a variety of successful mutations with extraordinary powers available for purchase for private smart contractors. Each of our mutants can under go FURTHER mutations making them even more UNIQUE and RARE ! A 3333 collection Created by UK NFT strategists and renowned UK design team! The team have hand drawn a variety of high quality attributes with thousands of different combinations to generate the most unique looking mutants on the block chain! PLAY 2 EARN GAME, 50% ROYALTY, LOW GAS ERC721A, MUTATABLE NFT & MUCH MORE
KOZUKI
KOZUKI
Ethereum
1) Enter OTT market and animation 2) Airdrop of governance coins through NFT snapshots 3) Fashion wearables and goods 4) P2E metaverse - Our goal is to provide long-term value to all holders of KOZUKI NFT. To this end, we plan to present several directions after release. We will proceed with aggressive marketing for KOZUKI NFT with our profits. We will implement it as a pre-sale discount for whitelist members only. Membership access. There are 4,444 KOZUKI NFT collections of fashion design wearables, NFT snapshots and airdrops of governance coins to be issued, NFT burns, and more. We will build our own ecosystem around the metaverse. The self-governing coin that will be airdropped as a snapshot of KOZUKI NFT will be used as the in-game currency in the future. With the idea of combining animation and metaverse in mind, I have an opinion on turning models of characters who play a major role in the story into goods. (Roadmap) 1) OTT market entry and animation We will bring our project into the OTT market as an animation. Animation can be a mid- to long-term project. When changes are made to the animation, all characters included in the changes are updated and their metadata is included there. 2) Airdrop of governance coins through NFT snapshots We plan to airdrop our governance coins after taking a certain snapshot to our NFT holders. With our governance coin, you can vote for direction in the community and serve as an in-game currency for the future metaverse. 3) Fashion wearables and goods Goods will be distributed to holders, streetwear, dolls, live-action figures, key chains, accessories, etc. It will be made in many varieties. In addition, we plan to sell products on Amazon, and the proceeds from this will also be invested in NFT's marketing. All of our OGs can receive street wear and live-action figures. 4) P2E metaverse We will start making collab P2E games with Kozuki characters It is thought to be released in the first half of 2023, and the form of the game will be an online MMORPG.
MaiarPixPeople
MaiarPixPeople
Other
A collection of 6,000 unique NFTs living on the Elrond Blockchain🌱⚡ Cosmopolitans🧔🏿‍👩🏽‍🦰👱🏻‍ may have different backgrounds, ideas, and cultures, but they all want to build a better world with friendship, respect & love for each other ❤️ If you do believe in the love of each other, join forces with the cosmopolitans and help them set up their Cosmo world 🌍. 🎁 41.000$ total giveaway 💰 50% passive income 💖 25% royalties for UNICEF Q2 2022 - Kick off the Cosmopolitan World 🚀 🎁 $5.000 giveaways among Cosmopolitans holders after each drop is sold out 🎁 $41.000 total giveaways after the 9th drop is sold out 🟢 Launch Twitter, Instagram, Discord and website ⚪️ 1st Presale at 0.1 eGLD ⚪️Mint & Sell drop #1 the first 600 Cosmopolitans for 0.3 eGLD ⚪️ $1.000 giveaway among all Cosmopolitans holders 🎁 ⚪️Mint and Sell drop 🛒 #2 for 0.4 EGLD #3 for 0.5 EGLD #4 for 0.6 EGLD #5 for 0.65 EGLD #6 for 0.7 EGLD #7 for 0.75 EGLD #8 for 0.8 EGLD #9 for ? EGLD Q3 2022 - The MaiarPixPeople DAO - LKMEX Distribution ⚡ The benefits of this project will bring you passive income: 💰 50% of the Mint revenue & Royalties will be sent to the DAO wallet to farm LKMEX for the Cosmopolitan holders. ↪ 50% of farmed LKMEX we will be reinvested in more farming, the other 50% will be sent to the holders every month. 💰 25% of the royalties will be donated for the UNICEF association.
PARALLEELIUM: ETERNAL GARDEN SERIES 1
Welcome to Parallelium World Parallelium series Started in 2020, with an idea of parallel worlds. It began as a collection of artefacts. Patterns, concepts of spaces and study in the material. Paralleelium is an amalgamation of Art and Design, a celebration of the changing nature around us. “Paralleelium illuminates an aspect of quantum theory that states observed subject changes depending on who is performing the observation a scale that encompasses all likely and unlikely outcomes” “Paralleelium” the first series opens to Eternal l Garden that encapsulates all the unusual and wonderful plants, scarce or extinct in the wild. From ground-habiting flora to lush blooms growing into the sky. It is an opportunity to appreciate and marvel at miraculous plants that have grown and still dwell on our planet. Paraleelium Eternal Garden chapter Each hand-drawn NFT created by the MA+KE lab will feature 200 spaces in the paralleelium universe. The initial launch "Eternal Garden chapter will allow up to 150 owners as each room will have different rarity levels. Our desire is to tell stories about lost and forgotten things to engage people in new ideas and create a better understanding of the world around us. We ask all of you to come and explore the paralleelium world with us.
Bet Placer's Club - Presale
Presale with 40% discount and giveaways has started! Join discord now to follow the latest updates: https://discord.com/invite/UWrUvYEFmc The Bet Placer's Club is a unique NFT collection in which members of the community get exclusive utilities: - Genesis sale consist of 10.000 NFT's high quality SVG formats. - Every collector of a 2D NFT artwork gets a free 3D Avatar! - High resolution Metaverse produced with Unreal Engine - Community Clubhouse ready for VR mass adoption. - "Play to Earn" concept The inspiration for the Bet Placer’s character came from the legendary short squeeze of the GameStop stocks (GME). The Bet Placer’s love their risks to be as high as their rewards and are not afraid of the big hedge funds betting against them. The community vouches for each other and with the smallest investments they will be able to shake up the entire world. Are you ready to cause a revolution in the Metaverse? The Bet Placer’s Club is looking for you!
Atama NFTs
Atama NFTs
Solana
WHAT IS ATAMA NFT COLLECTION’S PURPOSE? Atama is a collection of 2888 Atama NFT’s – unique digital cursed heads residing on the Solana Blockchain. Your Atama doubles as a citizenship which grants access to the Norowareta Uchu staking system to earn 10 $NOROI (or more depends on your Atama Rank) per day. Each Atama starts with Yonkyu rank, a ranking system that goes higher as you spend $NOROI to reach a higher rank. (higher rarity = higher yield) STORY BEHIND THE NOROWARETA UCHU In Norowareta Uchu, all living beings emanate an energy called Cursed Energy, which arises from negative emotions that naturally flow throughout the head. Normal creatures cannot control this flow in their heads. as a result, they continuously lose Cursed Energy that gives birth to Atama, a race of spiritual beings whose primary desire is to bring harm to all creatures. These are known as Norowareta Atama "The Cursed Heads". Sentoki are people who control the flow of Cursed Energy in their entire bodies which allows them to limit its release. High-ranking Sentoki and Atama can refine this energy and use it to perform Cursed Techniques, which tend to be unique to the user or their family and Skin Colors. Each Sentoki (also Majutsu-Shi & Akachan if one of the ancestors is an Sentoki) have a rank to assess their skill level ascending from Rank 4 to Special Rank. Each Sentoki (also Majutsu-Shi & Akachan) generally start at Rank 4 upon joining the Noroi no Akademi, but this depends on experience and minting process. Atama and Akachan if one of the ancestors is an Atama are ranked on a similar scale but not exact. The higher-ups can be particular when it comes to ranking Atama. The distinct difference between a rank 1 and a rank 2 Atama is whether or not it is capable of using Norowareta Tekunikku “Cursed Techniques” 呪われたテクニック. Each Sentoki (also Majutsu-Shi & Akachan) are expected to take on missions involving Atama of the same level. A Rank 2 Sentoki (also Majutsu-Shi & Akachan) should be able to defeat a Rank 2 Atama because their skill level is closer to the strength of a Rank 1 Atama. Norowareta Dogu are also categorized from rank 1 to Special based on power and potency. The higher the grade, the greater advantage in battle. All Special Rank Norowareta Dogu are imbued with a Norowareta Tekunikku. STAKING: Your Characters can be staked and earn you $JUMON and $NOROI every day. The higher the rank, the higher the yield per day. We want to call this our Gamified Platform, the start of all of the utilities you will benefit from shortly. ESCROW STAKING: When staked, the NFT will be placed in an escrow account and removed from your wallet. We have taken this approach to remain competitive in the market and for the streamline the revenue-sharing process. - When you un-stake, the NFT will be returned to your wallet. - While your NFT is staked, you can harvest $NOROI/$JUMON at any time. STAKING YIELD: You will be able to yield $NOROI/$JUMON daily but simply holding your Norowareta Uchu NFTs. Alternatively, you can play The Norowareta Uchu Game for chance to earn additional $NOROI/$JUMON! The Staking Yield is summarized as follows: $JUMON & $NOROI YIELD PER DAY: - Yonkyu = 10 $JUMON / $NOROI per day yield - Sankyu = 15 $JUMON / $NOROI per day yield - Nikyu = 20 $JUMON / $NOROI per day yield - Ikkyu = 25 $JUMON / $NOROI per day yield - Tokkyu = 30 $JUMON / $NOROI per day yield Owning additional Norowareta Uchu NFTs allows you to build a Colony. This is important for the Revenue-Sharing aspect of the project and further explained below. STAKING COLONIES (REVENUE-SHARING): The size of your colony (amount of NFTs staked) will determine the Revenue-Sharing profit percentage derived from the Norowareta Uchu-verse. THE NIKYU COLONY (5 TO 14 NOROWARETA UCHU NFTS): A Colony of 5 to 14 Norowareta Uchu NFTs will get 5% of The Norowareta Uchu Marketplace's profits. This will be distributed quarterly to the holder's wallet address. The Norowareta Uchu NFTs must be stak

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Top Tier Athletes And Their Involvement In NFT World

Top Tier Athletes And Their Involvement In NFT World

Many parents support the idea of their offspring becoming athletes and sports stars. When asking a child about their career aspirations, becoming a sports star would top the list. Though reaching the pinnacle is difficult, it is one of the best careers in the world. The attraction to sports is the players' financial gain and adulation. Anyone who reaches the top of any sport will become financially free. Furthermore, players from the most popular sports are celebrities on par with actors and famous businesspeople.

The vast sums involved in sports are due to the massive interest and demand from the general public. People love sports and are willing to pay enormous money to watch sporting events. Due to the fascination, businesses not involved with sports pay massive advertising fees to become associated with the sport. There are many sports, from golf, martial arts, cycling, and racket sports to track and field events. It is an endless list.

However, some sports have better earning potential than others. Sports such as soccer, football, basketball, golf, and tennis are some lucrative sporting activities. Anyone who reaches the pinnacle in these activities will easily earn millions of dollars. There are few sports stars whose fortunes run into billions. Earnings are not limited to the salary received from the clubs. Top sports stars can accumulate wealth through endorsements, sponsorship deals, and payments from their clubs. The massive earnings are due to the player's skill set combined with their popularity. A famous, well-loved star will command the highest salaries.

Investment Options For Sport Stars

Like all wealthy people, sports stars invest their income; they use their finance to buy more wealth. It makes zero sense for money to sit idle in bank accounts. Investments take all kinds of forms. From starting their own business, investing in other companies to involvement in financial markets are some of the popular forms of investments. Cryptocurrencies and their associated technologies have become mainstream in the last few years. The portfolio of many wealthy people, including sports stars, usually has some investment in this arena.

Investing In NFTs

Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are one way to invest in cryptocurrency technologies. This field has attracted many sports stars. Some famous sports stars who hold NFTs include Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Shaquille O'Neal, and Neymar Jr. These are just a few of the hundreds of sports stars who have become involved with NFTs.

NFTs, with their cartoon art representation, appear fun and appeal to the younger generation. Given that the sports star demographic is of the lower age bracket, it makes perfect sense for these people to invest in NFTs. Owning NFTs can help market sports stars and their brands. Becoming associated with a popular NFT collection will increase the media coverage received. For example, if an athlete buys a blue-chip NFT such as the Board Ape Yacht Club, the news will be seen on all major outlets and social media channels. This is a win-win situation for both the project and the athlete.

The more an athlete is featured in the popular media, the more it enhances their prominence. It allows them to demand more outstanding salaries and endorsements. The involvement of top-tier athletes will help drive up the price of the NFT, a good situation for the NFT project. Additionally, NFTs are an investment opportunity. Though buying NFTs is highly speculative, there is an excellent chance that blue-chip projects will see a price rise. Top-tier NFT projects such as BAYC and Azuki continue to see a price increase.

NFTs can help well-known athletes connect with their fans. The trend is for athletes to buy NFTs from significant projects to date. There will be a more significant number of athletes who will release their own NFT collections. It offers the athlete a way to bond with fans in new and innovative ways.

Holders gain the opportunity to meet the star or receive merchandise. This helps to solidify the relationship; it will lead the fans to become even more interested in the athlete's brand and helps to foster a community of fans in ways never seen before. There is also a financial benefit for the fans. Owning the NFTs of a sports star, the fan can sell these assets. Previously the relationship has been a one-way street; the athlete benefited from fans without much reciprocity.

If the perceived value of the star is on the rise, the price of the NFT will increase. It offers the opportunity for the holder to sell their NFTs for a profit.  NFTs open up all manner of possibilities in the world of sports. Sporting clubs can sell NFTs, which will offer their fans the opportunity to gain merchandise, special ticket allocation, or vote on club governance. NFTs are relatively novel, but there is no doubt that this is a field that opens up opportunities never seen before in the world of sports.

 

Apr 9, 2022
Kate
The Importance Of The Founder In NFT Projects

The Importance Of The Founder In NFT Projects

People who've followed NFTs for some time are aware of these essential considerations when buying NFTs.  Many new members of the NFT community overlook this critical aspect.

Many newbies buy NFTs without much consideration. The usual pattern is for people to hear about NFTs, find the NFT community on Social Media platforms such as Twitter, and become part of the Discord servers of various projects.

A busy server and quality artwork ensure the newbie becomes involved in the community. It leads to the person minting the NFT on launch.

Following the mint, it's common to see the price of the NFT fall in value. After a few months, the founders neglect the project, and the holders find themselves with an NFT with little value.

Since this neglect has been the standard pattern seen throughout 2021, most NFTs on the secondary market are worth less than the price paid on launch.

There have been numerous cash grabs. The founders make six figures from the NFT project, but the investors have a losing asset.

The success stories in the NFT space have received praise. For example, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is admired throughout the NFT community, and any NFT stories in the mainstream media feature the BAYC regularly.

For every successful project, there are far more failures.


Mistakes Made By More Experienced NFT Buyers.

After spending time in the NFT community, people become aware of the requirements of a good project. They commonly look for the following characteristics:

Doxxed Team. The team mustn't be anonymous. Anonymous groups are more prone to carry out rug pulls (where the founders close the project after launch). Investors have no idea of the identity of the founders. As a result, the groups can quickly abandon the project and scam the investors.

Great Community. There must be a sizable community behind the NFT project. People look at Social Media and Discord profiles to gauge the size of the community. Without a community, there is no one to buy the NFTs.

Good Artwork. Essential to ensure the artwork is high quality and in line with the current trends. For example, there is a great deal of admiration for the artwork by Doodles and Invisible Friends NFT projects.

Utilities. Projects need more than artwork to become a success. The only exception is if the NFTs are from an established artist such as Beeple, Banksy, or another artist with a big following in the traditional art world.

Projects without a well-established artist need to provide utilities in the form of Play To Earn games, events, staking possibilities, and more.

People seeking these factors in projects are better positioned than newbies. But many projects satisfying these conditions still fail to succeed, especially in this current climate where the NFT space is experiencing a bear market.


The Importance Of The Founder

The most critical factor in a project is the founder. Many investors entertain projects because the founder is well known. They could be a celebrity or an industry leader.

Unfortunately, many of these projects flounder in the long term. Shortly after mint, there is a pump in price. But a few months after the launch, the value has become less than the mint price.

The founders are not highly active in the project; they make no effort to immerse themselves in the community.

It leads people to conclude (probably correctly) the founders are not interested in the project. The community loses faith, sells their NFTs, and projects end up in the backwaters of the secondary market.

A successful project is one where the founder engages with the community. They should be active before and after the launch. Making themselves involved in the conversations on Discord and Ask Me Anything (AMA) or Twitter Space shows a genuine interest in the project.

An example of a successful project is VeeFriends by Gary Vee. The founder is always available. He is constantly talking about his projects on Social Media and does not go missing in action.

 

Wrapping Up

The most important consideration for any NFT collection is the founder, motives, and project vision.

Unfortunately, the NFT world has seen many cash grabs. The devs and the founders fail to take much interest following the launch.

The reality is that unless the NFT collection is by a genuine, highly established artist, the project starts after the launch.

The easy part is the stage up to the launch; it's the segment where the founders are raising capital to realize a vision. Making their promises become a reality involves hard work.

To date, in the NFT space, many founders are fond of the idea of raising capital. But dislike the effort to complete the project and make the utilities and the roadmap a reality.

Many experienced investors in the NFT community understand the situation and no longer mint NFTs easily. This is a contrasting situation to 2021, where people readily bought NFTs.

Perhaps this explains the current bear trend in the NFT world; sales volumes are significantly lower than the record-breaking numbers a few months ago.

For the investor, the best approach is to take a great deal of interest in the founder. Presenting evidence of interest by the founder ensures confidence in the community.

The involvement of a famous name does not guarantee long-term success.

 

Mar 31, 2022
Bill
Common NFT Scams: Identified

Common NFT Scams: Identified

Scams exist in many areas of life, defined as fraudulently obtaining money or goods from unsuspecting victims. 

The Internet is hugely beneficial for society and helps improve many people's lives. But it has led to criminals using it to defraud people—from phishing and fake shopping websites to dating scams. 

Cryptocurrencies use the Internet and are not exempt from scams. The anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies has made things easier for fraudsters. 

NFTs are an extension of cryptocurrencies and are an arena with frauds targeting newbies and the uninformed. Since this is a relatively new technology, most people have likely been victims of one form of scam or another.

What are some of the common NFT scams?

Rug Pulls

After a project launch, the founders exit the project with investors' funds. The founders close the assets associated with the project, such as the Discord server and Twitter account, and leave the scene. With the founders no longer involved and little trace of the project, the price of the NFTs decreases until it becomes worthless. The investors possess nothing more than NFT JPG images on the blockchain. 

The NFT space has been rife with these scams throughout 2021. As people become aware, these deceptions are becoming less common.

Anonymous founders carry out rug pulls; people have no idea of the real identity. Given the anonymity and lack of traceability with crypto wallets, it's a straightforward scam to perpetuate.

Cash Grabs 

This is rife in the NFT space. The founders of the project promise various developments for the project. 

After the launch, they fail to implement these promises. Over time, the value of the NFTs decreases, and the investors are left holding the bag. 

Nearly every NFT investor has been a victim of such activities. Such schemes are also known as a slow rug; the founders leave the project slowly. 

These schemes are difficult to classify as a fraud; the founders are in a position to kick their promises into the long grass. And many often come up with all manner of excuses why developments fail to progress. 

Pump And Dump 

This is where an individual or a group of people team up to buy large quantities of the cheapest NFTs in the collection (buying the floor price). 

They drive up the collection price, also known as "sweeping the floor" or "wash trading." After a significant price increase, the NFTs are sold for a profit, and the culprits exit the market. The value of the NFTs decreases, people are left with NFTs worth less than the price paid. 

The project founders are known to engage in such practices to drive up the price of their collection.

Project Impersonation

Fraudsters try to mimic real projects by creating websites and social media profiles with a similar appearance to the actual project. 

They aim to lure unsuspecting victims to a website and mint fake NFTs. The victim connects their wallet to mint an NFT, which turns out to be an empty file. 

Victims are targeted through direct messages or posting links in the comment section of Social Media platforms.

The problem has become rampant: fraudsters routinely hijack the real Discord server of a project, disabling the power of admins and moderators and placing links to direct members to a fake minting website. 

Customer Support Scams

This is a problem commonly seen on Discord and Telegram. Scammers contact through direct messages offering to help people mint NFTs or provide bonus airdrops.

As a customer service representative, the scammer tries to obtain wallet details such as passwords and the seed phrase. Using the information, fraudsters drain the funds from the wallet.

The problem is that NFT projects warn members not to engage in direct message conversations. Official members of staff have ceased contact with members directly through direct messages. 

Experienced people will not fall victim to such scams; newbies are the intended targets. 

Intellectual Property Theft And Fake Collections

There are projects known to take the artwork from talented artists and use it for their collection. Without agreements in place, this is a form of theft.

Projects using artwork from an artist without permission are a theme in the NFT community. 

On discovery, the reputation falls, and the value of the NFTs decline in price; it becomes a loss-making investment.

Some individuals take artwork from upcoming projects, load it to marketplaces such as Open Sea and aim to impersonate the actual project.

Buyers of these NFTs become victims of a scam.

Conclusion

Scams are common because the NFT market is new, with many new people entering the space. It allows fraudsters to exploit inexperience and vulnerabilities.

The best approach for a newbie is spending time in the NFT community, networking with others on platforms such as Discord, and becoming fully aware of the technology before major investment sprees.

Mar 24, 2022
Kate
Yuga Labs & Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Launch ApeCoin Tokens

Yuga Labs & Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Launch ApeCoin Tokens

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is the most iconic NFT collection; it's set the standard for others to follow. The nearest rival CryptoPunks, based on nothing more than artwork, was taken over by BAYC's creators, Yuga Labs, in March 2022. This acquisition has created the biggest juggernaut in the NFT world; no other project comes close in size.

BAYC 's success depends on its ability to evolve, pivot, and provide value to its holders. While many projects offer artwork and no more, BAYC has significantly contributed to the NFT world. They airdropped NFTs from other projects (such as Bored Ape Mutant Club and Bored Ape Kennel Club) to BAYC NFT owners, provided in-person events, and developed online games for its members. Yuga Labs allows the holders to use the NFT they own to create and sell merchandise.

 What is ApeCoin?

As part of this ability to grow, in March, Yuga Labs collaborated with the collective named ApeCoin DAO to drop ApeCoin ($APE) token.

ApeCoin acts as a digital currency in the same way as many other cryptocurrencies. People will be able to spend ApeCoins on upcoming products and services BAYC will offer, including the Play To Earn game launching in 2022. The hope is that ApeCoin may evolve beyond the BAYC ecosystem in the future.

There is a difference between Apecoin and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana are native coins derived from their perspective blockchain. Apecoin does not have its blockchain and resides on the Ethereum mainnet; it's considered a token rather than a coin.

ApeCoins are not too dissimilar to Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), the native governance token of the Axie Infinity network. Axie Infinity players can buy, sell and trade using Axie Infinity Shards.


Distribution

A total of 1 billion ApeCoins were available; the allocation was as follows:

15% to the holders of Bored Ape Yacht Club and Bored Ape Mutant Club holders,

15% to Yuga Labs,

14% to the partners that helped launch the tokens,

8% to Yuga Labs founders,

1% to charitable events,

47% to ApeCoin DAO

ApeCoin DAO

ApeCoin DAO is part of the Ape Foundation, the governance behind the token. They have the power to manage the everyday running, project management, and bookkeeping of the token system. Holders of the ApeCoins and the DAO can dictate the ecosystem's future, thus making ApeCoin a decentralized system.

 ApeCoin DAO consists of leaders from the Social Media, gaming, and crypto space. These people include Alexis Ohanian (from Reddit), Amy Wu (from FTX), Dean Steinbeck (from Horizen Labs), Maaria Bajwa (from Sound Ventures), and Yat Siu (from Animoca Brands).

The BAYC project and Yuga Labs are separate entities from the ApeCoin DAO. If BAYC and Yuga Labs were closely connected, the project would come under the scrutiny of The Securities and Exchange Council of the United States. The Securities and Exchange Council is the government organization responsible for regulating Securities and protecting investors. To date, the organization has not focussed on NFT projects.

Launch 

On launch, the price of ApeCoins started at almost $40 per token. During the day, the token fell to around $6 as people who received free tokens sold their share. A few days into the launch, the price of the ApeCoin sits at around $11. The vast market cap size has meant that ApeCoin is in the top 50 of all cryptocurrencies.

The token was available on all major exchanges such as Coinbase, Binance, KuCoin, and FTX. It's unusual for new tokens to be widely known, but the popularity of the BAYC meant exchanges readily accepted ApeCoin onto their platform.

Original holders of BAYC NFTs were given 10,094 tokens for each NFT they held. This translates to nearly $400k at the price height and $60k near the bottom.

ApeCoins show that the Bored Ape Yacht Club project continually provides the holders with utilities. These utilities translate into social and financial gain. Unfortunately, the NFT space is riddled with scams and rug pulls. But Yuga Labs have set the blueprint for what makes a fantastic NFT project, an aspiration for other projects to follow.

No one can predict the price movement of digital currencies; there are no guarantees of price increases. The ecosystem created by Yuga Labs is continually expanding rapidly; it's probably a good bet to suggest ApeCoins are potentially a significant investment.

As always, do your own research before investing.

 

 

 

 

Mar 23, 2022
Dave