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MEOWs
MEOWs
Ethereum
The Meows are mystical creatures that live deep in the forest. If you are lucky enough to gain their trust and tame them, you can participate in a series of collector challenges and earn Ethereum. MEOWs $10,000 Mint Giveaway! 🥇 $5,000 🥈 $3,000 🥉 $2,000 *Each MEOWs NFT minted is 1 entry. ROADMAP 🗺️ Chapter I - The Awakening - Twitter opens. - Discord opens for friends and family. - Invite contest begins for cash prizes. - Discord officially opens to public. Chapter II - Time to Tame: Mint your MEOWS - After all MEOWS have been tamed we will have a MEOWs $10,000 Giveaway Raffle. - 20 Mystical MEOWS NFTs will be given away to our community via contests, giveaways and Twitter engagements. Chapter III - Running with the Pack - Exclusive MEOWS Pack Holder Discord channels. - Exclusive Pack Holder Role (Pack holder role equals holding 5 or more MEOWS). - There will be valuable giveaways for our community with that specific role. Chapter IV - Collecting with the Pack - After all MEOWS have been tamed there will be a series of Collector Challenges. - We will set aside a pool of Ethereum for every challenge from secondary sales. - Collect MEOW NFTs with particular traits and win your share of the Ethereum pool. - The size of your pack is an important factor for completing Collector Challenges. Chapter V - Events, Merchandise and More - Merchandise Drop. - IRL events - Free to MEOWS holders. - Roadmap 2.0 announced...
Modern Kids Society
Modern Kids Society
Ethereum
From the NFT collection to metaverse avatars to real-world items and cartoons available to children worldwide. We want to introduce the metaverse to the world and show its advantages. We plan to allocate NFTs avatars into cartoons, comics and manufacture real-life items such as toys or edibles. Imagine watching your favorite NFT character in our cartoon, imagine millions of children watching your NFT character, wanting a shirt or a toy, playing a game, or even eating candy featuring Modern Kids character. Modern Kids has a purpose beyond solely being a crypto-related project which is to introduce to the world other NFT projects, other avatars, and the whole metaverse as well. Modern Kids will become a world-recognized company. Our goal is to reach millions of children all around the world. We want kids to learn and be entertained. We will put the main focus on creating entertaining cartoons and games. If your kids are spending time watching inappropriate cartoons, it’s time to show them Modern Kids and teach them about the internet or how robots are built. To become a successful company targeting children, we will manufacture a variety of toys such as comics, figures, dolls, games, and anything you can think of. Every kid likes candy! Didn’t you when you were younger? We will start manufacturing many different sweets and drinks while collaborating with the biggest companies around the world.
Lil Mutant Ape Club - LMAC
Lil Mutant Ape Club - LMAC From the creators of the established NFT Project Lil Baby Ape Club - LBAC Mint starts September 7th @ 7pm est 10K supply First 5k supply mint 0.05 eth Second 5k supply free claim for all Lil Baby Ape Club LBAC holders Claim site link will be announced after the first 5k are minted The origin of the Lil Mutant Ape Club is told as an urban legend among the Ape community, and the story of how it came to be contained two main factors: A curious ape and a radioactive banana. One day, a troublesome baby ape by the name of Quentin wanders off quietly and pillages through the jungle. After traveling for miles, he ends up in a remote area and stumbles upon something rather strange. In front of him was an abandoned lab, full of discarded equipment. A flask containing glowing, neon green liquid lights up the room. Little did he know, the scientists who occupied the land nearby were conducting nuclear experiments. A few yards away, he notices a row of trees, ripe with glowing neon-colored bananas.   He hungrily eyes the fruit, walking slowly towards the trees. He reaches for one and without thinking immediately takes a bite. Suddenly, he starts to feel weird and is hit with a burst of energy, then falls to the ground in excruciating pain. He slowly gets up with the urge to destroy and cause havoc.    He proceeds into the lab and smashes everything in sight, his rage growing more and more as he destroys computers and tables. He looks down and sees the same flask from earlier. There it was, a glowing bright green liquid with a banana inside. Everything around him goes silent as he stares into the shadows of the lab. This is where the idea was born, this is how the Lil Mutant apes came to exist. It all started with one.
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)
GrimReaperNFT
GrimReaperNFT
Ethereum
In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3.In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3. In the dark underground world, 5500 Reapers are coming to the world of web3.
Tsunami 1.618
Tsunami 1.618
Ethereum
"When Bottom? When Moon?" The narrative is that bottoms and tops are not predictable, but is this really the case? Tsunami 1.618 is a NFT membership project born from the needs of the Web3 community due to the latest crypto bear market. A high percentage of investors within the Web3 ecosystem has found itself with considerable losses in terms of dollar value, despite having been successful flippers or holders of strong projects. No one was born with all the knowledge and in times like these things can be tough if you are not prepared. You might have thought that trading or investing in NFTs was unrelated to the crypto economic sphere due to all the value released, but data has shown us this is not the case. All NFTs are traded in Eth (or altcoins on other chains) and all the Web3 ecosystem is built on top of crypto. It's a niche, as it is DeFi. Cryptocurrencies price action is the most remarkable thing to understand to be prepared for all future scenarios within the Web3. First of all, Tsunami 1.618 aims to be an educational membership dealing with Elliott Wave Theory , a tool that has proven to be very effective in predicting the future price movements of many assets accurately, especially in the Crypto market where mass psychology reigns supreme: the Wave Theory identifies patterns consistent with FOMO and FUD sentiment cycles, both short- and long-term. The project aims also to be an hub for already experienced crypto traders and Elliott Wave expert out there who wants to share their skills in a fully dedicated environment. A place to compare ourselves with like-minded people. Where? On our dedicated server on Discord, and further in time on our Platform. Tons of analysis, trading strategies, learning materials and knowledge sharing are constantly delivered, to give you an edge over others. We are here to find the best entry point, because here and now are the opportunities to create generational wealth ! Info: WL Mint Date: 2022/10/02, 19:00 UTC Public Mint Date 2022/10/03, 21:00 UTC WL Price: 0.0618 Eth, 2 x address. Public Price: 0.1 Eth, 10 x transaction. Total supply: 1618
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.
Book of Gates Roadmap Release
The Book Of Gates Is A Trading Game Collection Of 10,008 Character NFTs – Unique Digital Collectibles On The Ethereum Blockchain. Your Character NFT Will Make You An Initiate In One Of Seven Secret Societies, Granting You Rights And Privileges Of Your Order. The Book Of Gates Is A Trading Game Collection Of 10,008 Character NFTs – Unique Digital Collectibles On The Ethereum Blockchain. Your Character NFT Will Make You An Initiate In One Of Seven Secret Societies, Granting You Rights And Privileges Of Your Order. The Book Of Gates Is A Trading Game Collection Of 10,008 Character NFTs – Unique Digital Collectibles On The Ethereum Blockchain. Your Character NFT Will Make You An Initiate In One Of Seven Secret Societies, Granting You Rights And Privileges Of Your Order. The Book Of Gates Is A Trading Game Collection Of 10,008 Character NFTs – Unique Digital Collectibles On The Ethereum Blockchain. Your Character NFT Will Make You An Initiate In One Of Seven Secret Societies, Granting You Rights And Privileges Of Your Order.
Doven NFTs
Doven NFTs
Ethereum
DOVEN NFTs are collection of 10,000 uniquely, securely, traceable and randomly generated artistry with the aim to be the first product to go live. Each art has different rarity and composition. These NFTs are not just any JPEG or PNG project. Conadax Ecosystem is pushing this beyond, by making it decentralized and peg with utilities.
Pixxtasy
Pixxtasy
Ethereum
PIXXTASY is the brainchild of Zoltán Egri, a man who overcame a two-year drug addiction and has since become a serious anti-drug advocate. His dedication to the anti-drug cause, combined with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, formed this project to help fund drug recovery programmes and NGOs through the sale of NFTs. The creator of PIXXTASY has described how everything in his life has led up to creating the worlds first anti-drug NFT collection: "As a brand manager, I have been working from home and the epidemic has given me time to observe what direction the world is heading towards; This direction is the NFT. Art has always provided me with a different perspective, I've created digital content and aim to continue making more. I've been through a lot, I was an employee, a manager, a 5-minute star, a lover, a cheater, a rich person, a drug addict and then I got clean. PIXXTASY was formed due to the combination of events from my life." - Zoltán Egri (translated and adjusted for English) PIXXTASY’s goal is to reach out to rehabilitation centres and NGOs that help drug addicts recover; previously these centres and NGOs have struggled to have a strong presence in online communities. Giving up drugs and opting for recovery is a difficult and lengthy process requiring a lot of support. Every step, every emotional outburst, every feeling and every moment, Zoltán Egri, the founder of PIXXTASY, has lived it. “Pixel” and “Ecstasy” were the inspiration for PIXXTASY, combining the pixels that are used in all digital content and displays as well as the potential euphoria that drug users end up craving. PIXXTASY was made to send a message, to teach and to help drug users. PIXXTASY has two main taglines: “DON’T USE. JUST OWN IT.” And “BE MY HERO”, advocating against drug use as well as helping others to quit. The modernisation of methods for socialising has allowed for a shift from real life physical socialising to digital socialising, giving way to positive and negative aspects, like a black market for goods such as drugs that people can purchase anonymously. More and more younger people are earning their own money and not relying on their parents or others, these young people are at risk because they can be inexperienced, naïve, curious and influential, making them an easy target for drug use. The gap between the younger generation and drug recovery needs to be modernised to be able to help as many people as possible. PIXXTASY’s goal is to prevent drug use and encourage drug users to quit and recover, reaching out to young people with modern and popular methods, such as cryptocurrency and NFTs. PIXXTASY’s NFT collection will drop in small quantities (333+33+33 NFTS in different drops) with NFTs feeling premium and high quality. People interested in purchasing PIXXTASY NFTs can sign up to the whitelist and have a chance of being selected and allowed to purchase one. The NFTs are limited edition and hand drawn by a professional artist, making them more desirable than mass produced NFTs. The funds earned through NFT sales will help charities dealing with anti-drug campaigns and drug recovery programmes to run and reach more people. PIXXTASY will support the work of 11 non-profit organisations and rehabilitation centres globally using $1,000,000 of the project’s proceeds. The donation fund would be donated based on the frequency of NFT sales and a random lottery of donors will be held to determine which organisation receives the money. Westminster Drug Project (WDP), and other anti-drug projects have partnered with PIXXTASY to assist in moving the project forward.
Dawn Dragonz
Dawn Dragonz
Ethereum
...Who we are? We are DAWN DRAGONZ☢️ ...We are radioactive and dangerous 🦖ROOOAAARGHHH!!! In the alternate version of Earth, the dinosaurs did not go extinct, but continued to evolve, but their path repeated the evolution of humanity, resulting in their world becoming a battlefield for resources. Through experimentation and testing, they have opened a passage into our universe, and now this threatens a massive and universal struggle for the resources of the two worlds. Supply: 2000 Public Mint: 0.007 ETH MINT DATE: Aug. 31, 2022 Dawn Dragonz are an exclusive collection of 2,000 Dragon NFTs on Ethereum blockchain. We are inspired by such projects as KaijuKings, CyberKongs, Project Godjira and Boryoku Dragonz. Created by community for community. 🦖ROOOAAARGHHH!!! Don't miss u Dawn Dragonzzz
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.
Psycho Sushi Clan NFT
Psycho Sushi Clan NFT
Ethereum
Psycho Sushi Clan is a deflationary collection of 3,333 NFTS living on Ethereum. Stakeable to earn native token kril which can be used to level up your Sushi. Psycho Sushi Clan is a deflationary collection of 3,333 NFTS living on Ethereum. Stakeable to earn native token kril which can be used to level up your Sushi. Psycho Sushi Clan is a deflationary collection of 3,333 NFTS living on Ethereum. Stakeable to earn native token kril which can be used to level up your Sushi. Psycho Sushi Clan is a deflationary collection of 3,333 NFTS living on Ethereum. Stakeable to earn native token kril which can be used to level up your Sushi. Psycho Sushi Clan is a deflationary collection of 3,333 NFTS living on Ethereum. Stakeable to earn native token kril which can be used to level up your Sushi. Psycho Sushi Clan is a deflationary collection of 3,333 NFTS living on Ethereum. Stakeable to earn native token kril which can be used to level up your Sushi.
Crazy Stuffed Bunnies
Crazy Stuffed Bunnies
Ethereum
Much more than an NFT collection belonging to the Ethereum Blockchain.Our 10,000 crazy stuffed bunnies are made up of a wide variety of colors, styles, accessories and types that set many apart from each other.In addition, each CSB Holder will have access to the members area and will earn 1000 CSB Coins to use within the site and boost their publications and profiles on social networks and do the same with the other holders' social networks. Thus generating an impulse network with 10,000 members.A crazy stuffed bunnie might not pose any threat, but try to tackle 10k and you'll see the difference!Visit www.crazystuffedbunnies.online to learn more. Followers Choose how many CSB Coins you want to pay per follower and how many followers you want to receive! Retweets Choose how many CSB Coins you want to pay per retweet and how many retweets you want to receive! Likes Choose how many CSB Coins you want to pay per like and how many likes you want to receive!
World of Balatroon
World of Balatroon
Ethereum
Land is coming to the Goons of Balatroon ecosystem. Goons of Balatroon is a 2D/3D hybrid metaverse featuring Free 2 Play 2 Earn card strategy gaming and land ownership with a 9696 NFT collection sold out in August 2021 and has been going strong ever since. With their first game already in beta for all of their Goon NFT holders, they are ready to launch their second big NFT sale of Land Parcels in the World of Balatroon, with the mint being at the end of August. Land in Balatroon has been designed to bring value and utility to the Goons of Balatroon ecosystem and every land owner. Owning a Land Parcel provides perks for gameplay and gives the owner a stake in the GOB ecosystem with the possibility of providing significant rewards. Project sale date is 24th of August - time 16:00UTC for Whitelist - 25th time 16:00 UTC. Medium article about the World of Balatroon: https://medium.com/@GoonsofBalatroon/goons-of-balatroon-land-sale-mechanics-exp-313792374fce

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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