Browse Upcoming NFT Drops, NFT Events & Marketplaces

Generative

Moonapes Yatch Club
Moonapes Yatch Club
Ethereum
𝟰𝟮*𝟰𝟮 𝙥𝙞𝙭𝙚𝙡 𝙋𝙁𝙋 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙣. 𝟯𝟯𝟯𝟯 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙮, 𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙫𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮. 𝙀𝙍𝘾-𝟳𝟮𝟭𝘼 𝙜𝙖𝙨 𝙤𝙥𝙩𝙢𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮. 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 2 𝙀𝙏𝙃 𝙧𝙚𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙩. 𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙉𝙁𝙏 𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨. 𝙇𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙪𝙨. 𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙩, 𝙪𝙣𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝟵𝟵% 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨. 𝘽𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚!
3PartArt - Poetry + NFTs + AI Art - PRESALE 50%
Using the language of original poetry to inspire AI art NFTs We hope to bring joy to our community and to create truly unique 1 of 1 collectibles. We have all heard “a picture is worth a thousand words” but come explore how a few beautiful words can be worth many pictures. Poetry is supreme, poetry is words woven into magic for the soul. We will use the language of poetry to drive AI to create unique works of art. We hope to not only bring attention to AI art but also to the power of poetry and language. Our original poem "The Dreamer" from our upcoming NFT book has inspired all of the AI NFTs in our Debut collection. Get your NFT BEFORE the price hike, NFT book launch, and full-scale marketing. - 100 single edition NFTS - 11 single edition super rare NFTs to have beautiful animation effects Our full-scale marketing efforts don't begin until after the presale giving our early supporters and believers an opportunity to get in cheaper before the crowd. Thank you to all those who enjoy our work. October 1st - Presale is live October 31st - End of presale, beggining of full launch, NFT book launch on Amazon.com and marketing campaign kicks off Our full-scale marketing efforts don't begin until after the presale giving our early supporters and believers an opportunity to get in cheaper before the crowd. Thank you to all those who enjoy our work.
The Dons Solana
The Dons Solana
Solana
🆕️ The Dons Solana A collection of 3,500 Mafia Bosses coming to take over Solana. Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. [ ROADMAP ] Our roadmap shows what we are currently working on and ready to share. We have a lot of exciting things in store that are not ready for announcement just yet and we are always looking to add new value. * Secure Grant To Kickstart Development Before Mint * Build Community And Expand The Team * Solana Money Boys x Dons Cross-Chain Analytics Tools * Further Development Of The Dons Tools * Launch Of Launchmynft Marketplace * Merchandise Warehouse * ? 🚨The Dons Solana🚨 Price : 0.15 SOL Supply : 3,500 Mint Of Launchmynft And Marketplace Magic Eden, Opensea, Solanaart And Others. A family of 3,500 Dons on the Solana Blockchain.
Hyperborea: Altair Properties Launch
Public mint of 10,000 Solana properties located at Altair on the island of Hyperborea. Welcome to the island of Hyperborea, located in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The properties in this collection is located in the suburb of Altair on Hyperborea. Each of the 10,000 NFTs has a unique combination of features ranging from time of day to the architectural style of the property. With this project, we aim to create a community to build the island of Hyperborea and take it to new heights. From merch to raffles, giveaways, property renovations, and much more, the island will be built by the people. The currency of Hyperborea is the SPL token Leviathan ($LVTN). Holders of Altair Properties will be airdropped $LVTN which can then be used in the Hyperborea DAO, exclusive future drops, property renovation and much more. Public minting will open on September 20 for 0.3 SOL. Whitelist presale minting can be done by people with $LVTN in their wallets, priced at 0.2 SOL. Apply for the whitelist here: https://forms.gle/vRpbEQYWvfdutJvG9 OR contact me on Discord or Twitter. *** Hyperborea is a fictional island created for the purposes of this project
One Mint Genesis
One Mint Genesis
Ethereum
**One Mint Genesis NFT** For the past months, we have seen how the NFT has evolved from being a wild-west featured film with new projects emerging daily, to a more sophisticated ecosystem where brands and artists position themselves in a revolutionary niche. Today we are proud to announce an industry-changing milestone: launching our first dynamic NFT collection fully powered by OneMint.io - Each Genesis Character is fully customizable with special and upgradable traits, available on the "add-on" marketplace. - Add-ons are tradable on their own. - You may attach add-ons to the main token and put it all together for auction. Holders will be granted special access to our One Mint Dynamic NFT Launchpad and be rewarded with our native token $ONE (ERC-20).In order to get early access, you must follow the requirements on the form above, and you'll instantly be added to our whitelist. **$ONE Token** Special Reward to HOLDERS! Our Genesis collection will provide a staking pool, rewarding holders with $ONEFT - our native token. These ERC-20 tokens will provide users with the following benefits: - Creators will gain access to the first dynamic NFT launchpad - Collectors will gain access to a reserved supply from collections launching on One Mint - Early access to our marketplace designed uniquely for dynamic NFTs - Add-ons only mintable with $ONEFT token **Dynamic NFT Marketplace** We created the first interchangeable NFT traits marketplace with truly dynamic NFTs. With this, we aim to pave the way for a new **NFT Trait Economy**, where customizable NFTs open the doors to creativity - resulting in a new add-on marketplace. Each NFT Add-On is on its own a non-fungible token, and when attaching them to the base character, both tokens’ metadata gets merged - thus creating a new unique piece. We have not yet seen anything similar to what we do, because of the technical implication it supposed, but after weeks of research, we've **cracked the code**, now we are opening the doors to those who join our roadmap by becoming exclusive Genesis and $ONE Holders.
Meta Fokin Blinders
Meta Fokin Blinders
Solana
Meta Fokin Blinders 🎩 Project Description: Meta Fokin Blinders is a collection of 5555 NFTs on the Solana Blockchain brought to you by Tiago Paiva, that will bring HODL! HODL is the brand new revolutionary social media platform designed to allow the highest freedom of speech possible and to cater to Web3 as a whole. Gone are the web2 constraints and censorship- its time to let web3 have its voice heard and to give opportunity for everyone to make money off of social media- not just the few. As MFB is our second collection, it will give the holders access into LG DAO, giving power to the holders to vote for investments, to be paid out a % from all of our business revenues, to have access to our services and use holder-only discounts and more! 🔥 On top of that, MFB offers: -Staking for LG Points that increase your revenue share and then transfer into LG Tokens once we release our token🚀 -LG Jewels access: a jewelery brand that is discounted by 5% to holders as well as 5% of its revenue being donated towards the LG DAO. 😎 -Discounts on services and VIP Treatment in our Physical Space in Portugal, Cúpula🏡
Doge Skulls
Doge Skulls
Ethereum
Doge Skulls is a collection of 8,888 NFTs. Each holder may receive exclusive access to experiences, rewards and more. Roadmap: - Phase 1: First Collection (8,888 NFTs Doge Skulls will be ready to minted, stay tuned for the free mint & white list notification) - Phase 2: Other Collections (Launch of other NFT collections, where Doge Skulls holders can receive many benefits) - Phase 3: Merch (Limited release of DogeSkulls collection apparel for holders of the DogeSkulls collection and new NFT collections) - Phase 4: Animal Charity (Up to 20% of profits will be donated to charities that protect and care for abandoned or needy animals) - Phase 5: Metaverse (Metaverse development, which can be within Arcade Land, NFT Worlds, The Otherside or others) - Phase 6: DogeCash Coin (The purpose of the coin will be to benefit holders and enable transactions in the DogeCash ecosystem) Free Mint & WL: https://www.premint.xyz/dogeskulls/
Rona public sale
Rona public sale
Ethereum
The Rona’s are a NFT collection nobody has ever seen before, but if you look closer, you will recognize something everybody has seen the last few years…Everything started when the first one caught the NFTvirus, it mutated and became a RONA. Hundreds of hand drawn attributes make them unique and trendy. The collection is made to bring joy to their holders. Current incidence is 10000 NFTs. We think what makes us stand out the most is our theme of the NFTs because we have really special one that accompanied all our lives for the last two years. So we wanted to make these little test everyone took thousands of, in to funny looking creatures to hype people up to test themselves :) We finally want our fun side back after all these bad things happened! Stay healthy and have fun :) Check out our Twitter to always be up to date :)
Degen Reapers
Degen Reapers
Solana
Discover 1212 unique, fully animated Reapers, they descended from heaven to earth to take over the Solana blockchain, Staking and many rewards to our community check the roadmap. Roadmap 1.0 - Degen Reapers Phase 1 - Launch Degen reapers Together with 1212 reapers - Launch Twitter and Discord - Listing on all popular platforms, and adding bots - Build an organic community - Collaboration with NFTs community leaders (DAOs) - OG distribution Phase 2 - Secondary Marketplace Listing - Setup Holder Verification (Matrica) - Rarity and sales bot implemented - Passive income: from staking program, holders will earn some $Bread. - Merchandise: holders will get access to exclusive merch. - Holders exclusive giveaways Phase 3 - Setup the ReapersDAO - Provide high-quality FCFS opportunities and Alpha - Raid to Earn - The rest of all revenue generated will be put into the ReapersDAO Treasury Wallet for upcoming events In the reapers We Believe
RFOX VALT CitiXens
RFOX VALT CitiXens
Ethereum
CitiXens is a limited NFT collection of metaverse-ready 3D avatars. Each CitiXen represents the core of the RFOX VALT civilization and governance. There will be 10,000 unique CitiXens in total, including 1,300 OG CitiXens and 8,700 other CitiXens. All CitiXens are classed in 4 themes according to the 4 quarters in the RFOX VALT metaverse: Art, Gaming, Music, and Science & Technology. 10,000 UNIQUE METAVERSE-READY, VR-ENABLED AVATARS CitiXens are the core of the RFOX VALT civilization and governance. There are 10,000 CitiXens in the RFOX VALT. 1,300 of these are special OG CitiXens, bearing premium features, higher benefits, and better rarities. Which of the four quarters will your CitiXen belong to? Price: 250USD in RFOX (ERC) WHITELIST SALE ON 9 SEPTEMBER 2022 https://www.rfoxvalt.com/citixens
Toki Universe
Toki Universe
Ethereum
The next promising NFT trend is landing on Earth shortly, all the way from Planet Ozzury. Are you ready to hop on it and reap the benefit?
 *About Toki Universe*
Toki Universe is a one-of-a-kind and the world’s first antique-based NFT, created in collaboration with a specialty and super exclusive antique store. Our team is also making the bold jump from Web2 to Web3, just so our community can gain access to newly emerged functions and features such as added dimensions to their digital assets.
 This exciting collection of 10,000 human and animal NFT characters is built on the Ethereum Network using the ERC-721a Improvement protocol. You are invited to discover over 300 attributes hand-drawn by our incredibly imaginative artists. Each NFT will feel special and mystical as it spreads across 14 unique traits such as background, character type, upper body, lower body, pet, bag and more! 
*The Story of Toki*
Tucked away in the depth of the Orion Constellation lies one of the brightest, richest exo-planets ever known to mankind. Located in the region of 1,259 light years away from Earth, this planet is fondly known as Ozzury by its highly advanced, resourceful and mystical inhabitants – the Tokis.
 Discovering and unearthing the most precious treasures and artifacts of the Universes are the destiny of each and every Toki. From the moment they were born, they instinctively set their hearts on discovery and exploration. Their desire to accumulate the rarest treasures has led them to chance on Planet Earth. After assembling a team of the most skilled Toki Explorers, they set sail for the human-populated planet which they have given the code name 51RT8.
 Fast forward to the year 3033, the condition of Planet Earth is extrapolated by their team of Analysers to be barren – hurriedly abandoned by human beings due to over-population and exhausted food supplies.Yet what was left within the core of the planet was hope, and there are still untapped resources hidden among the vast wilted forests and the deepest depths of the oceans which have barely escaped the jaws of death. Armed with state-of-the-art excavation technology and a colossal army of 10,000 Tokis, the journey to Earth has commenced for the native race of Ozzury with the mission to track down the relics of this obsolete civilisation. The destination from the Toki Universe may be far, long and arduous, but the Tokis are hopeful and high spirited. Are you ready to join them in their undertaking as they find their way across epic destinations to discover Earth’s rarest and most remarkable artifacts and resources?   Minting Schedule
Official Minting Date: 9th of September 2022 6.00AM (EST) – 15th of September 2022 5.59AM (EST)
Super Whitelist Claiming Date: 16th September 2022 6.00 AM EST (24 hours)
MetaBlox Miner-Pegged NFT SALE
MetaBlox is working with blockchain technology like the decentralized ID (DID) to create products that will form the infrastructure for a decentralized, user-oriented Web3. T The MetaBlox NFT is packed with valuable utilities like cloud mining. Cloud mining gets MetaBlox NFT holders the crypto profits from a miner managed by MetaBlox. Another special utility is that the NFT functions as a VIP pass to special MetaBlox events. MetaBlox NFT holders can deposit their NFT into a staking pool between September 12th and December 12th for daily rewards in the form of $MBLX tokens. All tokens collected from staking will be deposited into crypto wallets on December 12th. Cloud mining gives NFT holders the $MBLX tokens issued by miners managed by MetaBlox. Each NFT is linked to a miner in a premium location hosted by MetaBlox. Holders don’t need to pay any operational costs for these miners, which deliver lifetime ongoing passive income.
TheOrcs.WTF (FREE MINT)
⁵⁰⁰⁰ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᴼᴺ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴱᵀᴴ ᴮᴸᴼᶜᴷᶜᴴᴬᴵᴺ, ᴺᴼ ᴬᶜᵀᴵⱽᴱ ᴰᴵˢᶜᴼᴿᴰ "ʸᴱᵀ" ᴺᴼ ᴿᴼᴬᴰᴹᴬᴾ "ᴹᴬʸᴮᴱ" ᴶᵁˢᵀ ᴮᵁᴸᴰᴵᴺᴳ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᶜᴼᴹᴹᵁᴺᴵᵀʸ (ᶠᴿᴱᴱ ᴹᴵᴺᵀ) ⁵⁰⁰⁰ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᴼᴺ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴱᵀᴴ ᴮᴸᴼᶜᴷᶜᴴᴬᴵᴺ, ᴺᴼ ᴬᶜᵀᴵⱽᴱ ᴰᴵˢᶜᴼᴿᴰ "ʸᴱᵀ" ᴺᴼ ᴿᴼᴬᴰᴹᴬᴾ "ᴹᴬʸᴮᴱ" ᴶᵁˢᵀ ᴮᵁᴸᴰᴵᴺᴳ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᶜᴼᴹᴹᵁᴺᴵᵀʸ (ᶠᴿᴱᴱ ᴹᴵᴺᵀ) ⁵⁰⁰⁰ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᴼᴺ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴱᵀᴴ ᴮᴸᴼᶜᴷᶜᴴᴬᴵᴺ, ᴺᴼ ᴬᶜᵀᴵⱽᴱ ᴰᴵˢᶜᴼᴿᴰ "ʸᴱᵀ" ᴺᴼ ᴿᴼᴬᴰᴹᴬᴾ "ᴹᴬʸᴮᴱ" ᴶᵁˢᵀ ᴮᵁᴸᴰᴵᴺᴳ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᶜᴼᴹᴹᵁᴺᴵᵀʸ (ᶠᴿᴱᴱ ᴹᴵᴺᵀ) ⁵⁰⁰⁰ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᴼᴺ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴱᵀᴴ ᴮᴸᴼᶜᴷᶜᴴᴬᴵᴺ, ᴺᴼ ᴬᶜᵀᴵⱽᴱ ᴰᴵˢᶜᴼᴿᴰ "ʸᴱᵀ" ᴺᴼ ᴿᴼᴬᴰᴹᴬᴾ "ᴹᴬʸᴮᴱ" ᴶᵁˢᵀ ᴮᵁᴸᴰᴵᴺᴳ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᶜᴼᴹᴹᵁᴺᴵᵀʸ (ᶠᴿᴱᴱ ᴹᴵᴺᵀ) ⁵⁰⁰⁰ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᴼᴺ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴱᵀᴴ ᴮᴸᴼᶜᴷᶜᴴᴬᴵᴺ, ᴺᴼ ᴬᶜᵀᴵⱽᴱ ᴰᴵˢᶜᴼᴿᴰ "ʸᴱᵀ" ᴺᴼ ᴿᴼᴬᴰᴹᴬᴾ "ᴹᴬʸᴮᴱ" ᴶᵁˢᵀ ᴮᵁᴸᴰᴵᴺᴳ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᶜᴼᴹᴹᵁᴺᴵᵀʸ (ᶠᴿᴱᴱ ᴹᴵᴺᵀ) ⁵⁰⁰⁰ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᴼᴺ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴱᵀᴴ ᴮᴸᴼᶜᴷᶜᴴᴬᴵᴺ, ᴺᴼ ᴬᶜᵀᴵⱽᴱ ᴰᴵˢᶜᴼᴿᴰ "ʸᴱᵀ" ᴺᴼ ᴿᴼᴬᴰᴹᴬᴾ "ᴹᴬʸᴮᴱ" ᴶᵁˢᵀ ᴮᵁᴸᴰᴵᴺᴳ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᶜᴼᴹᴹᵁᴺᴵᵀʸ (ᶠᴿᴱᴱ ᴹᴵᴺᵀ) ⁵⁰⁰⁰ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᴼᴺ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴱᵀᴴ ᴮᴸᴼᶜᴷᶜᴴᴬᴵᴺ, ᴺᴼ ᴬᶜᵀᴵⱽᴱ ᴰᴵˢᶜᴼᴿᴰ "ʸᴱᵀ" ᴺᴼ ᴿᴼᴬᴰᴹᴬᴾ "ᴹᴬʸᴮᴱ" ᴶᵁˢᵀ ᴮᵁᴸᴰᴵᴺᴳ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᶜˢ ᶜᴼᴹᴹᵁᴺᴵᵀʸ (ᶠᴿᴱᴱ ᴹᴵᴺᵀ)
CRYPTO BULL NETWORK
CRYPTO BULL NETWORK
Ethereum
GRAB YOUR BULL BY THE HORN. One of the numerous benefits you stand to enjoy by purchasing our NFT is that you will get on our whitelist. This basically means that you will be the first to be notified of new drops and giveaways and pre-sale mints. Practically, it is wise to hurry and join the early birds to mint/claim our NFTs. When you join NFTMAGICS WORLD – by purchasing an NFT, following us on twitter or just joining our DISCORD – you’re instantly part of our Bullish community. A global and interactive community that empowers and supports each other on this exciting journey into Web 3.0. We’re focused on building authentic connections as we delve into the metaverse together. When you purchase any of our NFTs you’re automatically granted the Rights of Ownership; This basically means that you have the licence to private and commercial usage of your newly purchased NFT art as it is now your personal property. You are free to use, sell and customize as you deem fit regardless.
My Dress Up Darlings
My Dress Up Darlings
Ethereum
My Dress Up Darlings is a generative collection of 7696 unique 1/1 NFTs that live on the Ethereum Blockchain. The collection was inspired by the all the many waifus of the anime world. These darlings are excited to be joining the residents of the Animetaverse with over 30 different traits with some super rare traits such as the cherry blossoms background or the royalty crown or the jade rose hair pin. My dress up darlings cost 0.01ETH for the first 1500 minted and then 0.02ETH for the remainder with a max mint of 10 per wallet and max of 3 per transaction. The smart contract is opttimized for super low gas fees so no gas wars will be occuring on our watch. Minting will take place on Tuesday August 30th 2022 starting at 12:15PM UTC. You can follow us on twitter or discord for sneak peaks and to stay up to date with any announcements and chances to win any airdrops.

NFT List - Upcoming NFT Drops, Events, NFT News & NFT Marketplaces

Sponsored NFT Drops

Banner 1
Banner 2

Browse Our Upcoming NFT Events & Start Your Own NFTs Collection

Read Latest NFT Blogs

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