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Verteron
Verteron
Ethereum
Verteron is a recently explored galaxy with galaxy wide very advanced level civilization in the CautronVerse where the peace and prosper reign since almost the beginning of time. It has recently explored by the others, but we were always aware of each other like parts of collective mind with Verteron Galaxy residents, as the storytellers of CautronVerse. Now, as the caretakers of CautronVerse, we are beginning to tell the story of Cautron’s Universe with the story of Galaxy Verteron in the form of 2000 Unique NFTs on the Ethereum Blockchain with ERC-721 Standart. This story is for the residents of a planet called Earth from different universe and contains 2000 unique keys with CautronVerse’s quantum signature for entering the universe of Cautron from the gates of Verteron, the very blackhole at the center of Verteron Galaxy.
HydroHippos: StreamPunkz
We are an NFT Community building the Largest Sustainable, Deflationary, Passive Rewards Project in the WEB3 Space. With our Gen3 collection, We are going to be hosting Bitcoin miners ourselves, not shipping them off to Bitmain to get slaughtered in hosting fees. We will be paying out up to 60% of all Bitcoin mined back to the holders through the BTC Rewards wallet and Community wallet, we will also have a 30% project wallet we will use to continue growing the project hashpower thus providing back higher rewards to the community. Through testing our electrical engineers have already reduced the power consumption of our miners by over 50% while increasing our hashpower by over 30% resulting in more profitability with less expenses. Our HydroList will provide up to 500 people with access to our Gen2 StreamPunkz at .08 ETH, and our Public will go live at .09 ETH
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🏡
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)
FORAFFIAO
FORAFFIAO
Ethereum
FORAFFIAO NFT PASS Mint price : 0.015ETH-0.025ETH Mint date : 1/9/2022 [TBC] Supply : 5,555 Utility : Prizes >75ETH in total via raffle 5-9 Blue chip NFTs & Cash prizes WL requirement : INVITES only, no grind no level-up Team : Doxxed in website, links provided (Public account only community request) Art : Not really an art Details : 1. Gathering funding with super low mint price, giving back >75ETH to community via raffle system 2. Frequently host lottery event for risk-takers , 20% of each event goes to community wallet for extra cash prize giveaway 3. Promoting RISK-FREE investment, refund available for early stages collections' hodlers 4. Unlimited phases, high sustainability, non-stop until no more investors It is just a gas fee mint price, you don't want to miss this chance! Get on board right now!!! Not a common project you can meet which the team won't getting much profit from it.
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.
Modular.Farm NFLT - Minting is Live
About Modular.Farm is the first and only sensor-, AI- & mobile app controlled, closed-cycle, self-powering, self-regulating & self-sustaining, mobile, and extendable container farm, that enables everyone to produce +100k $ p.a. worth of locally grown fresh and healthy food. How it works Supporters can acquire area manager licenses in the form of Non-Fungible License Tokens (NFLTs). By completing microtasks outlined in the project description, they earn the exclusive right to revenue shares and commissions. The NFLTs are fully tradable on regular NFT marketplaces. What will I earn? We’re issuing 5,000 NFT-based area manager licenses – called “Non-Fungible License Tokens (NFLTs)” for all cities (and a few very small countries) with a population of more than 100,000 people. As an area manager license holder, these potential customers – as well as any sale that occurs closest to your license’s location – are “yours”. Example: Let’s say you hold the 5% commission area manager license for San Francisco with a population of 875,000. In a worst-case-scenario with a conversion rate of only 0.1% in that area over the next 3 years, and an average shopping cart value of $15,000, you would bank $656,250 (+ additional closest distance sales and marketplace commissions). Learn more: https://modular.farm/nft-area-manager/ Modular.Farm is verified by Legit-NFT.com: https://legit-nft.com/listing/modular-farm/ If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: https://modular.farm/contact/ Looking forward to welcoming you to the team!
Otters n' Frens: Evolution
Otters n' Frens is a gaming NFT, invading the metaverse and the F2P game industry. All Mutant Otters will be fully playable in the Metaverse. Additionally, Otter holders will receive passive F2P game revenue returns through our staking platform and revenue shares through our royalty distribution mechanic. Gen. 2 Mutant Otters will mark the beginning of our journey into the metaverse. This collection will have a very small supply of fully-rigged 3d Mutant Otters playable in AiternateNFT's Spaceship Metaverse. 3d Mutants will be obtainable through burning 2 Gen. 1 Otters + a small mint fee. Gen. 2 Mutants will reduce Gen. 1 Otter supply by 20-40%. All holders possess partial ownership of the revenue generated from our free-to-play mobile game, paid out through our staking platform.
My naughty eggs
My naughty eggs
Polygon
An unmissable collection made up of beings whose intentions in this world are based on business. Its main purpose lies in building a conglomerate of companies dedicated to different industries. These companies will be consolidated both in the metaverse and (Decentraland and Sandbox). As well as physical technology companies. For this reason the eggs potentially seek investors. The project incorporates pieces that have high levels of rarity, mentioning that each work provides a different added value, granting substantial benefits to its owners. The project incorporates pieces that have high levels of rarity, mentioning that each work provides a different added value, granting substantial benefits to its owners. The project incorporates pieces that have high levels of rarity, mentioning that each work provides a different added value, granting substantial benefits to its owners.
Weed Lab V2 Mint
Weed Lab V2 Mint
Solana
A collection of 2000 weed eco systems, Welcome to the V2 universe... This is a journey that will end up being one of the biggest Weed based projects on Sol, rewards include high fashion designed by award winning designer CM GENIU$... Live shows with upcoming rap stars and also earn weed strains by the end of the project at your local dispensaries.. That's right REAL WEED at your door.. Our token $grindlab will revolutionize on launch how we perceive the stoner lifestyle. UTILITIES & AIMS . #1 Crypto based fashion brand.... . #1 Weed based token $grindlab . #1 Physical Crypto trading card game . Unique staking system.. Weed Lab V2 are here to stay and our team put passion into every second on every day on this project with over 600 holders get in on the action with this exclusive mint!
Banana Ballers
Banana Ballers
Ethereum
Banana Ballers are the coolest bananas in the metaverse. Ruling over a vast Meta Banana Beach, these cool guys work hard and play harder. 5,007 unique hand drawn 3D 1 of 1 NFTS on the Ethereum blockchain. There are 10 super rare traits and 6 Legendary Banana Ballers that win some super cool IRL baller blessings like a Diamond Rolex, Autographed Jerseys and Gucci Suits. Banana Ballers will be fighting childhood hunger with the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation! A % of all ETH generated will go to the foundation to help feed starving children. Be part of an epic community! Join parties, live events, and games on our Metaverse Island. Join our Whitelist now for extreme discounts and first access. Ethereum 5007 collection 0.03 Gold Whitelist Price Public Sale 0.2 ETH MINTING SOON! Come join us on Discord to learn more!
Nightcatz
Nightcatz
Ethereum
3,333 Nightcatz. Feed your NightCat and get rewards. Staking for holders.
JUNGLE JUICE NFT
JUNGLE JUICE NFT
Solana
JUNGLE JUICE NFT is a platform for the community. We take pride in creating visuals for accomplished artists. Previous artists we’ve worked with include; Dababy, Kevin Gates, Seddy Hendrinx, Yung Bleu, Moneybagg Yo, Gucci Mane, OG BOOBIE BLACK, & many more. We created “Spliffy The Bear” to express the variety and freedom within music. Our plan is to collaborate with many artist to offer YOU, the community exclusive drops, creative content & dope ass art. Jungle Juice aims to become the premier community engagement and media service provider for artists and musicians around the world. Here are some of the things that set us apart from the competition. - Already established as a media service provider for multiplatinum artists such as Kevin Gates, Seddy Hendrinx, Moneybagg Yo, Gucci Mane, and many others - Legitimate and seasoned LLC that has already proven it can turn a profit - Core team comprised of a software engineer, two videographers, and a digital artist - Four exceptional full-time artists on staff, graduates from the University of Stockholm in Sweeden - Team already fully doxed face and name attached to the business - Self-funded from our videography business and prior software development.
Gamechangers.ai NFLT Drop
Gamechangers issues Non-Fungible License Tokens (NFLTs), that allows startups and companies to create powerful communities by incentivizing supporters for the completion of microtasks. By introducing a new NFT ecosystem and marketplace, Gamechangers enables companies to tap into the power of the crowd through microtasks by granting licenses of various kinds in exchange for rewards such as revenue sharing and commissions. The Gamechangers "Master-NFLT" provides the following advantages: Your earnings For all NFLTs you hold, you will earn revenue shares and commissions - in exchange for some microtasks. Fixed Price If you reserved your spot for e.g. $5, you will be offered all future NFLTs for $5 as well. Limited Seats There are and always will be only 5,000 Master-NFLTs. Tradability All NFLTs are tradable on secondary marketplaces.

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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