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#SHILL

SOLANA NFT/DEFI/TWITTER COMMUNITY

The JUNKINGS

Gitochi interviews this NFT

project

treasure island

chest is now treasure

island- what do you need to

know?

hackerhouse LA

insight into whats hot

ISSUE #36

0.025 ◎

Benefits of grape

uncover what being part of

grape gives you #Alpha


Chaboola

THIS

In

ISSUE

36


4

FROM

8

16

THE EDITOR

So much to write. So little space.

WEN?

Crediblecrypto shares his

wycoff analysis #alpha

The JUNKINGS

Entrevista en espanol.

Purple Anlaysis

When you need that little

Know Your Shills

22

edge 48

Common terms defined- a

must read! #alpha

23

Astronaut

Always delivering the

goods

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30

62

66

68

NFTLatinoGANG

Project review by Gitochi en espanol.

Benefits of Grape explained

Accessing the Discord is one thing.

Uncovering the wealth of knowledge

within is another. #alpha

LA Hackerhouse

KidonthePhoenix gives insight into

LA Hackerhouse and what to look

out for. #alpha

URS Crown

It’s all in the image! #alpha

TREASURE ISLAND

Chest Finance is now known as

Treasure Isalnd. Same project,

streamlined. #alpha


the

from

EDITOR

They said you’d never make it. Issue 36- 18 weeks of Solana

ecosystem documented and archived! A huge THANK YOU to all

who have been along for the ride!

Issue 1 was way back on October 10, 2021. That issue had an article

by @sainteclectic, a piece of work by @glitchstroke, @Solanauts and

their upcoming Launch Pass. Eight (8) pages, 360 views.

Current #Shill zine issues are averaging 3000 views each. Some

have hit almighty highs of 7000 views (issues 24-28) with issue 25

topping them all with 7150 views! What made that issue special? Go

find out- it will take you under 5mins to flick through the pages, read

the Alpha and bask in the glory of the NFTs back on Dec 29, 2021! I

know there is a quote from @dat_a_bstract in there that I captured

during a Twitter Spaces. Immortalised. Still rings true 2 months on.

What have we got this issue? 64 pages of Solana ecosystem content!

Alpha?

Check!

NFTs?

Check!

Articles?

Check!

Foreign content?

Check!

Shitposting?

Hmmmm.

If you are panicking about the current state of the overall crypto

space I have included the latest from @crediblecrypto who uses the

wyckoff method to clarify things and give you insight into what may

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happen (most often than not). Does it look grim? For some, yes. For

others it will be an opportunity to fill their bags knowing what is to

come. As I have said in an earlier editorial, I expect to see the crypto

marketcap hit 10 trillion. I’d rather be on board at 1.7 trillion than

step foot in the door at 8 trillion! What about you #anon?

This issue, 36, we welcome our first advertisement. This is great

news for #Shill as we have 3 writers from across the globe that have

been writing for the zine voluntarily. I feel they deserve to be paid for

their art (writing) and this may be a start. Hoping to onboard more

advertisements as #Shill grows in 2022.

Surprisingly noone in the Twittersphere has challenged the #Shill

Tweet claiming ‘Best Solana ecosystem zine’. Is it a bold claim? I

think not. When you count up the competition I think you can only

agree with the facts. No other zine has been delivering content as

consistently as #Shill across any blockchain. And it’s all because of

you #frens, the Solana community is just ...a great place to be.

Issue 36 has gone over the page limit, again. Keeping the zine under

64 pages is near impossible. The content that rolls out between

issues is immense. But, there you have it. This issue is a glorious

68 pages from front to back. Honestly, if you don’t find any #alpha in

this issue, NFT you’ve never considered, or new people to follow on

Twitter I truly don’t know what the f* I’m doing!

The last few issues had true #alpha. This one does too. Don’t say you

weren’t given a ‘heads up’ about page 66. Read carefully. It’s for your

own benefit! And what is Chest up to exactly with its name change

to Treasure Island?

Enough said. You know the drill. Let’s f go!

Pixeltoy

Advertising space in #Shill

send an email to:

pixeltoy.sol@gmail.com

with “Ad query” as the subject.

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DeGods


Grim__Syndicate


Sitting on the sidelines waiting?

WEN?

WEN?DYOR SHILL Issue #36

CredibleCrypto

My thoughts on $BTC dominance at this time.

Long story short- $BTC outperforms during initial stages of our

final 5th wave impulse.

Alts steal the show after that as $BTC tops, dominance makes

a new all time low before this is all over.

Bought some spot $BTC at 36.8k for my long term spot port

for the first time in months.

Many are expecting a rejection around

40-44k and then a dump below sub 30k.

I’m expecting a pullback at 40-44k but

still expecting 30-32k to hold, and then a

breakout to 50k+.

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Crépus is the French word for the texture of Afro hair / Hair of black

people. I created this series after hearing about people being fired

from their jobs because of their hairstyle. This series is not only a

response to the hate, but also a about empowerment of the beauty

and uniqueness of black hair on men, women & children in the

streets of Paris.

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It’s live. The latest edition in the @solana hackathon

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$5m+ in prizes & seed funding.

Payments presented by @Visa

DeFi presented by @JumpCryptoHQ

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Gaming presented by @Samsung & @TSM

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Entrevista a

The Junkings

Gitochi

Bienvenidos a nuestra 2da edicion de entrevistas, hoy les presentamos

a The Junkings Como es usual siempre realizamos la misma pregunta

para introducir al equipo.

Para empezar, siempre es importante hablar de los miembros del

proyecto, ¿Quienes son? ¿A que se dedican? ¿Cómo llegaron al

mundo de NFT y porque decidieron emprender en el? ¿Aporte de

cada miembro al proyecto?

Primero que nada

gracias por recibirnos

para esta entrevista!

Somos un grupo de

amigos muy diverso,

tenemos entre

chef e ingeniero de

sistemas… arquitecto

y programador… cada

quien en su vida pero

con algo en común,

un gran interés por

la invocación y el

mundo crypto. En

lo que empezó el

boom de los nft todo

estuvimos adentro

desde el principio.

En especial en

Solana, nos metimos

con todo por los bajos fee. Luego de pasar un tiempo mintiando y

comprando y vendiendo surgió la idea de empezar nuestro proyecto…

y de ahí una cosa llevo a la otra y aquí estamos. En el team tenemos

al team de artistas, esta el artista principal y el de apoyo … Tenemos

el developer que se encarga de todo lo que es programación y

website… y tenemos un team de mercadeo de 3 personas, uno se

encarga de collabs y buscar alianzas estratégicas y los otros 2 se

encargan de las redes sociales.

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Como surgio la idea?

Bueno, después de tanto mintear,comprar y vender nfts en el

mercado… todos llegamos a la misma conclusión, que queremos ser

parte de este mundo y ser parte de los creadores. Nuestro artista,

RIK, es un joven talentoso que siempre soñó con hacer arte para

todos… y bueno el blockchain hace posible ese sueño...

Que son The junkings

Son unos Avatar artísticos, todos únicos. Llenos de colores y

loqueras… son el resultado del sueño de nuestro Artista… Junkings

también es un universo paralelo, el proyecto tiene varios steps y

siempre con una visión hacia el metaverse...

Una breve explicacion del roadmap, Como holder, que beneficios

tendran

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El entrar a nuestro mundo tendrá muchos beneficios… primero que

nada tendrás un cool Avatar y serás ciudadano de nuestro universo!

Al entrar con nosotros serás parte del DAO que será una especie

de fondo que será administrado bajo un esquema de propuestas

y votaciones… se puede invertir en mercancia, mercadeo, sweep

de floor! Algunas fiestas ? Capaz invertir en algunas monedas o

algunas defi? Todo es posible con una visión clara! Luego de tener tu

Junking vendrán otros minteos y un free airdrop para los holders! De

ahí en adelante la comunidad decidirá el futuro! Vemos posibilidad

de hacer un juego de cartas e ir complementando el metaverso de

los Jukings! Porq que no tienen website? Esta en proceso, y está

casi lista para ser subida… no debe tardar más de unos días

Fecha lanzamiento

Todavía estamos trabajando en ello. El mercado ha estado un

poco inestable y hemos querido esperar para anunciar una fecha

definitiva. Seguramente este primer trimestre del 2022

Han decido enfocar su comunidad al mercado latino?

No del todo. Si queremos tener una presencia fuerte en la comunidad

latina, pero no queremos cerrarnos a las otras comunidades…

creemos que crypto es para todos.

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Welcome to our 2nd edition of interviews, today we present The

Junkings As usual we always ask the same question to introduce the

team.

To begin with, it is always important to talk about the members of

the project. Who are they? What do you do? How did you get into the

world of NFT and why did you decide to undertake it? Contribution

of each member to the project?

First of all thank you

for having us for

this interview! We

are a very diverse

group of friends,

we have between

chef and systems

engineer... architect

and programmer...

each one in his life

but with something

in common, a great

interest in invocation

and the crypto world.

When the nft boom

started, we were all in

from the beginning.

Especially in Solana, we got involved with everything for the low fees.

After spending some time lying and buying and selling, the idea of ​

starting our project came up… and from there one thing led to another

and here we are. In the team we have the team of artists, there is the

main artist and the support artist… We have the developer who is in

charge of everything that is programming and website… and we have

a marketing team of 3 people, one is in charge of collabs and search

strategic alliances and the other 2 are in charge of social networks.

How did the idea come about?

Well, after so much lying, buying and selling nfts in the market… we

all came to the same conclusion, that we want to be part of this

world and be part of the creators. Our artist, RIK, is a talented young

man who always dreamed of making art for everyone... and well the

blockchain makes that dream possible...

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What are The Junkings?

They are artistic Avatars, all unique. Full of colors and crazy… they are

the result of our Artist’s dream… Junkings is also a parallel universe,

the project has several steps and always with a vision towards the

metaverse…

A brief explanation of the roadmap, As a holder, what benefits will

they have?

Entering our world will have many benefits… first of all you will have

a cool Avatar and you will be a citizen of our universe! By entering

with us you will be part of the DAO, which will be a kind of fund that

will be managed under a scheme of proposals and voting... you can

invest in merchandise, marketing, floor sweep! Some parties? Able to

invest in some currencies or some defi? Everything is possible with

a clear vision! After having your Junking will come other minutes

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and a free airdrop for the holders! From then on the community will

decide the future! We see the possibility of making a card game

and complementing the Junkings metaverse! Why don’t they have

a website? It’s in process, and it’s almost ready to be uploaded... it

shouldn’t take more than a few days.

Launch date

We are still working on it. The market has been a bit unstable and we

wanted to wait to announce a definitive date. Surely this first quarter

of 2022

Have you decided to focus your community on the Latin market?

Not at all. If we want to have a strong presence in the Latino

community, but we don’t want to close ourselves to the other

communities... we believe that crypto is for everyone.

Crepus

https://bit.ly/3uFqq0b

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PURPLEanalysis

@Purpleanalysis

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the ASTRONAUT

The Astronaut @thexastronaut

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NFTLatinoGANG

Project Overview by @Gitochi2

Latino Gang es un proyecto que nace con la misión de apoyar y promover

los proyectos NFT de la comunidad latina e hispano hablante. Nos gusta

llamarlo el lobby porque es el lugar donde todo pasa. Es ese punto de

encuentro donde artistas, creadores y desarrolladores pueden no solo

mostrar su trabajo, sino también conocerse, divertirse e intercambiar

ideas y experiencias.

No podríamos precisar el origen exacto de #lagangalatina, que es

como nos hacemos llamar los miembros de NFT Latino Gang, pero si

tenemos una pista. El nombre surgió de “Buenas noches Latino Gang”

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que es la forma con la que @mayimbo saluda habitualmente en los space

de twitter, pero la idea de una comunidad nft tomó forma con @layers en

un chat de Discord.

Para aquel entonces

todo se resumía

a 3 smartphones,

un iPad, dos

venezolanos y un

puertorriqueño con

una idea: Crear

un comunidad nft

completamente

en español dónde

reunir el trabajo

de los artistas

latinoamericanos. @mayimbo, el boricua del grupo, es el fundador del

proyecto. Es nuestro experto en NFT, Blockchain y Web 3.0 además de un

coleccionista empedernido de arte local.

@layers, arquitecto y diseñador, comenzó como creador de la identidad

gráfica de la comunidad y termino siendo la mente maestra detrás de

todos los procesos de producción y creativos del equipo.

@labEsTHia Es nuestro especialista en networking y marketing. Esta

en el equipo porque entiende como funciona el algoritmo humano y el

de las redes. Estamos convencidos que en la web 3.0 las comunidades

son lo realmente importante. El modelo descentralizado de la tecnología

blockchain no vino solo a plantear un nuevo paradigma económico sino

también uno cultural.

La forma de relacionarnos, comunicarnos y hacer negocios está

enfrentando un cambio estructural profundo que al menos en su inicio

plantea oportunidades muy interesantes para mercados como el

latinoamericano. La velocidad de surgimiento de los proyectos latinos

relacionados con los NFT es asombrosa.

No deja de sorprendernos como en un día regular podemos ver aparecer

de 5 a 10 proyectos nuevos en nuestro timeline. La mayoría en buena

etapa de desarrollo o ya en pleno de mint, lo que nos hace creer que los

nft llegaron a latinomerica para quedarse.

https://discord.gg/GJydr2Ja

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NFTLatinoGANG

Project Overview by @Gitochi2

Latino Gang is a project born with the mission of supporting and

promoting NFT projects in the Latino and Spanish-speaking

community. We like to call it the lobby because it’s the place where

everything happens. It is that meeting point where artists, creators

and developers can not only show their work, but also meet, have fun

and exchange ideas and experiences.

We could not pinpoint the exact origin of #lagangalatina, which is

how the members of the NFT Latino Gang call themselves, but we

do have a clue. The name came from “Buenas noche Latino Gang”

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which is the way @mayimbo usually greets in twitter spaces, but the idea

of ​an nft community took shape with @layers in a Discord chat.

Back then it all

boiled down to

3 smartphones,

an iPad, two

Venezuelans and a

Puerto Rican with an

idea: Create an nft

community entirely

in Spanish where

the work of Latin

American artists

could be brought

together. @mayimbo, the Puerto Rican of the group, is the founder of the

project. He is our expert in NFT, Blockchain and Web 3.0 as well as an

inveterate collector of local art.

@layers, architect and designer, started as the creator of the graphic

identity of the community and ended up being the mastermind behind all

the production and creative processes of the team.

@labEsTHia is our specialist in networking and marketing. He is on the

team because he understands how the human and network algorithms

work. We are convinced that in web 3.0 communities are what is really

important. The decentralized model of blockchain technology not only

came to propose a new economic paradigm but also a cultural one.

The way we relate, communicate and do business is facing a profound

structural change that, at least initially, presents very interesting

opportunities for markets such as Latin America. The speed of emergence

of Latino projects related to NFTs is amazing.

It never ceases to amaze us how on a regular day we can see 5 to 10

new projects appear on our timeline. Most of them are in a good stage of

development or are already in full mint, which makes us believe that NFTs

have come to Latin America to stay.

https://discord.gg/GJydr2Ja

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Benefits of GRAPE

Overview of the Grape Community

We have come a long way since the launch of our community in the

spring of 2021. The Grape community was established with the goal

to be the information hub for the Solana ecosystem; a place to learn

and grow together. With endless information to process all around

you, having a place to get curated alpha and interact with like-minded

people has certainly proven to be invaluable. This is made possible

with the censorship-resistant Grape Access tools, that currently

power four hundred other communities across Solana.

One thing that has not changed is that we work towards broader

adoption of the Solana ecosystem. That is why Grape collaborates

with projects all over Solana, bringing mutual benefits for

communities.

What did change, is the impressive array of perks you get for being a

Grape member. This article is an overview of the overhauled benefits

of being a member of the Grape community.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with Grape”.

Solana proverb

The $GRAPE token

The $GRAPE token launched on 15 September 2021 on Raydium, an

IDO that many point out as the main culprit for bringing down the

Solana network that day.

The $GRAPE token is used for membership in the Grape community,

where members hold a particular amount of $GRAPE in order to be

in any of the three tiers. There are incentives proportionate to the

holding requirements for each tier.

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Bringing together non crypto gamers & crypto degens to Solana

Grape aims to attract three types of users: Solana adopters, crypto

builders and non-crypto gamers.

We believe that this triptych is a complete combination to bring

together non-crypto people along with seasoned crypto native users

and degens alike. There is a place at Grape for all these people and

our benefits demonstrate this.

Solana adopters will

join Grape for numerous

reasons. Perhaps the

most popular and

sought after is the

Solana-alpha channel

on Grape Discord. In

there, the very diverse

and experienced team

of researchers that

have come together

from within the

community provide

well curated alpha that

provides a significant

edge in the market.

This primarily focuses

on DeFi strategies but

also early mention and

adoption of new and promising projects and in most occasions it is

time sensitive.

Another reason is the fact that Grape is the central hub of information

and discovery around everything in the Solana ecosystem.

A plethora of interviews, AMAs, educational videos surrounding

well established as well as up-and-coming Solana projects ensure

you will not be missing out on any exciting development inside this

booming ecosystem.

Furthermore, the Grape workplace is the ideal place for any member

of the community who aspires to convert their passion into action

and earn tokens and perks with their favorite Solana projects while

building with fellow Solana supporters.

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Non-crypto gamers will be attracted by our high-reward gaming

competitions. With just the installation of a Solana wallet you get

access to events and contests with great prizes. If you are a gamer

looking to earn doing exactly what you love, then Grape has you

covered. This is also the most effortless way into the world of crypto,

ideal for any crypto newbie.

Crypto builders have an inviting community with multiple resources,

making onboarding into Solana smoother than ever. By providing

timely support for new users and offering builders an established

audience, Grape helps attract developers and users into the Solana

ecosystem.

Benefits of being a member

Be a part of Solana’s censorship-resistant information hub

Chat with like-minded depending on:

Interest: DeFi, NFTs, gaming etc.

Native language: channels for Chinese, Indonesian etc.

Early/limited access to content

Interviews and AMAs

Pose questions & come on stage

MetaVerse Explorer’s Grape’s Solana Alpha

Curated alpha: analyses of DeFi strategies, token

launches etc.

2 day early access

Access to alpha chats

Solana-alpha (Class A)

Alpha-chat (Class A + B)

Participate in weekly events with great prizes

Games and tournaments: poker, COD Warzone,

Hearthstone etc.

Design contests, for Grape and other projects

Airdrops, giveaways and beta access

Some examples:

Airdrop: Mean Finance

Giveaway: regular NFT giveaways

Beta access: Solrise trading competition

Note: benefits are proportional to membership level. Class A-Gorillas

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have a greater benefits and allocation than than Great Ape, and Class

B-Great Ape have a greater than Class C- Gibbons.

Get a skill role (Class A & B)

Be a part of the Grape workforce and get paid in $GRAPE

Apply for a skill role depending on your interest and talent

(community creator, designer, videographer, developer,

event organiser, moderator, researcher)

Be part of the Grape DAO (Class A)

Participate in decision making

Proposals

Discussion

Voting

Requires tier A membership and a DAO application; this will ensure

that decision makers have skin in the game.

Grape Access: Linking your wallet to your Discord ID

Whether you are verifying membership at Grape or want to access

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holder-only chats with any one of our four hundred partners, you

have to link your wallet address to your Discord ID. This is done here:

https://verify.grapes.network/start

After this, react with the grape-emoji in #grape-access in Discord.

In case you do not hold any Grape, you get the role Verified Wallet,

which is not a membership, but allows you to view some of the

channels. Consider this as a minor glimpse of what you can have

access to.

If you need any help or further clarification you can sign up for our

weekly Welcoming Call by reacting with an emoji over at #welcomingcall,

under the start-here category.

Membership tiers & Benefits

Class C: Gibbon (1020 $GRAPE | 2000 Raydium LP)

This is the basic Grape membership tier. As a gibbon you will be able

to:

view 65% of the Discord content

participate in most events and contests

ability to ask questions during live events

receive giveaways and airdrops

receive a monthly emission of $GRAPE

Class B: Great Ape (5100 $GRAPE | 10 000 Raydium LP)

In addition to the Gibbon benefits you will be able to:

view 85% of the Discord content incl. NFT-chat and

alpha-chat

Ability to request the TimeSensitiveAlpha role (be alerted

when there is important information to be acted on quickly, getting an

edge in the market)

participate in all events and contests

ability to ask questions during live events

receive giveaways and airdrops (5x chance )

apply for skill role; work and receive $GRAPE salary/

compensation

Class A: Gorilla (20.400 $GRAPE | 40 000 Raydium LP)

In addition to aforementioned benefits you will be able to:

see 100% of the Discord content incl. Solana-alpha

(researcher’s posts)

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Ability to assign the TimeSensitiveAlpha role (be alerted

when there is important information to be acted on quickly, getting an

edge in the market)

Get on the stage! Access to AMAs and join the

conversation during Q&A

receive giveaways and airdrops (20x chance compare

to)

apply for DAO role, participate in decision making and

forge the future of the Grape community

All you need to do is HOLD Grape

In the beginning of every new epoch, the minimum requirement for

each tier/class increases by 1%, equal to the monthly emissions.

Example: for Class C with a requirement of 1000 $GRAPE, the coming

month will require 1010 $GRAPE.

Once you get a membership, all you need to do is hold and you will be

receiving enough $GRAPE to cover the monthly increase to keep your

class.

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StarAtlas_Fimbul Airbike


wetikos


Celebrity Cyborg


Essjayne


fromnowhere_1


Jackdupp_NFTs


McNatt


Motz_FictionHouseNFT


Know your

SHILLS

easymoneyding.chachang

@easymoneyding

interpreting nfts:

whitelist - creates notion of limited supply/high demand but every

project has one breeding - usually means dilution of project, if done

proper works, but rarely works token launch - rarely works, but when

it does see mindfolk, designed so you hold

metaverse – no doubt metaverse is the shit, but can every

metaverse co-exist, which teams can deliver one that is going to be

there in 2-3 years when tech catches up

gaming – easier to market with trailers, usually insane hype prereveal,

diamond hands hold, paper hands sell, smart hands buy low

during the selloff (personal desire to mint is low for me due to this),

also high supply of tokens usually (8-10K)

staking - see token launch, v similar idea, give us your nft so we

can limit tokens listed, create supply crunch, good for floor price,

how can we incentivise staking, usually works/baits well when

combined with token launch.

celebrity shills - you know when a celebrity posts any nft it should

be looked at as a paid promotion only, it just means the project had

the bags to pay said celebrity.

just remember that the number one goal of

any nft project is to make money, two main

revenue stream periods are the minting phase

and of course % royalties from secondary,

keeping demand high and tokens listed low is

one sure way to maximise secondary sales

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floor price focus in discords is never a good vibe, if a project has

sweeping of floors in their roadmap, again not a great look, it

shows a glaring weakness that you don't believe in your own project

and its delivery

if you see giveaways/shills being done by significant influencers/

KOLs it means the project has a marketing strategy and likely a

decent one, try determining whether it's a paid shill or not and

whether it's been disclosed

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URS Crown #562 by PLAZA


HACKERHOUSE

@kidonthephoenix

LA

Live auctions with @ftx_us @Ftx_Nfts here at the #LAHackerHouse

These pieces are all viewable on screens in the NFT gallery area.

From the IRL event, people can place a bid by scanning the QR

code with their phone. You can also place bids from anywhere. The

first artists are from the @thugbirdz screen highlighting 2 amazing

artists from the Birdz community. 2 OG artists from the Solana

space @LIGHTS_nft is an amazing photographer with a style of his

own, and a light that shines right out of the pictures he takes. He

has 2 pieces auctioning today. One titled “King Bird” is his piece

for the @thugbirdz display. You can place a bid here https://ftx.us/

nfts/collection/Flights/25/1…

He also has another piece listed from another one of his

collections. Here is the link https://ftx.us/nfts/collection/Lights%20

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Next representing the @Thugbirdz community is @cavpatrol.

This artist has been exploring some really psychedelic stuff as

of late. He has a dope piece auctioning here https://ftx.us/nfts/

token/500167835164800247… This is “Cycles” Keep grinding

homie... Caw Caw

The next artist is @M0ATZE who has two pieces auctioning.

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This is expressionism blasting out from

the canvas to the screen. He is also

an amazing writer with a story to tell.

Check out his pinned tweet for his free

substack. Place a bid here https://ftx.us/

nfts/collection/Theater%20of%20the%20

Absurd/25/1…

@GriffinDart has a piece auctioning that is

alive as hell (pun intended) on the screen.

This artist needs no intro, an OG doing the

thing for a while, making one fire piece of

art after another. Here’s a link to bid on

“The Second Demon.” https://ftx.us/nfts/

collection/GDM/25/1…

@xandern0va has his piece

“Human Touch” up for auction.

(I placed a bid) When I looked

at it I thought to myself-”I

really want to touch someone.”

I love the way art evokes

emotion. If anyone needs a little

touch... I got ya https://ftx.us/

nfts/collection/HUMAN%20

TOUCH/25/1…

@Chaboola is auctioning “A Midsummer’s Breeze.” A beautiful piece

showing a psychedelic bird flapping through a peaceful landscape.

Loves me some @Chaboola. Place a bid here https://ftx.us/nfts/

token/345610718962088309…

Next up @homegirlcaro everyone’s favorite homegirl 1/1 artist. I placed

a bid on her piece “Disappointment.” It depicts feelings I’ve had about LA

from a sociological perspective for quite some time. Here’s a link to the 3

pieces she is auctioning https://ftx.us/nfts/collection/HOME/25/1…

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Next featured on the thread is the one and only @xVirtualSD. He has his

personal photography auctioning here. This is the LEGEND behind @

ParagonNft. He has two pieces of photography that remind me how small

I am in this beautiful world. https://ftx.us/nfts/collection/Up%20Above%20

By%20xSD/25/1…

Lastly, I have 3 pieces auctioning. Paintings that I digitally warped and

remixed. I’m going to keep learning and making some trippy art that

hopefully resonates with some peeps. Here is the link to come and place a

bid and support me. https://ftx.us/nfts/collection/kotp/25/1…

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7 art pieces

7 months

777 crown holders


TREASURE ISLAND

Protocol Journey #1

Let the Journey Begin!

the sea ahead

Dear Pirates, this is the first entry in our Treasure Island journey, a

journal curated by me, Ronfi, core-contributor to the Island.

Over the last week, we’ve seen something truly spectacular. Something

more than just a community emboldened by fickle NFT flipping

schemes. Something that truly brought us back to the roots of

why we entered DeFi in the first place: building a community-powered

narrative, free of VCs, and built for the masses.

We started $CHEST with the vision of building the first non-VC

owned yield earning protocol. We launched the first-ever structured

products on Solana, attracted over 10m in pure organic TVL (no VC

liquidity), and generated over 50%+ APY for stakers on our strategy

chests. Throughout this experience, we quickly realized that simple

strategy chests could be something so much more. Something

that would truly bring DeFi to the masses and innovate beyond the

status quo. That’s how Treasure Island was formed.

We see a future where DeFi, GameFi, and NFTs coalesce into one.

As gamers ourselves, some of the hardest lessons were learned

through playing video games. But games and traditional finance

have always locked away value within private companies. We hold

an incredible opportunity today to allow the players and users to

take back the very value that they create, and truly share in the

growth of the protocol.

For those who don’t know yet,

Treasure Island is $CHEST’s

next step in our vision to build

a fully community driven DeFi

metaworld. Treasure Island is

not only a game, but an entire

DeFi ecosystem, from yield-generating

structured product

chests to DEXs, to liquidity

farms, to governance councils,

all centered around utility and

gameplay-driven NFTs and

$CHEST.

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While many refer to us as the

DeFi Kingdoms of Solana, we

see ourselves as so much

more. Not only have we built

our own yield strategy primitives

through $CHEST v1, but

we are also deeply integrated

with existing Solana projects,

from 01 Exchange, to Zeta Markets,

and many more to come.

Most recently, we released our

first Gen. 0 utility Pirate NFTs.

We sold out all 10,000 within 1

minute of launch, and the floor

price has 2.5x as of time of

writing, with only 400/10,000 being listed.

The Gen. 0 NFTS are among some of the most special within the

Solana ecosystem. Not only do they come with 12% of the total token

supply, but they also provide up to 120% in voting boost at the

Defi Sea Council (DSC). We’ve only seen this done by Genesys Go’s

Shadowy Super Coders and Lifnity’s flares so far, both of which

have been immense inspirations to us Pirates.

On top of providing direct access to protocol growth, the NFTs will

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and perks within the DAO.

come with direct gameplay utility, and

upgradeability, allowing our earliest

and strongest supporters to be well rewarded,

all while allowing new players

to enter without feeling left out.

NFT rarities mean that different Pirates

will be able to accomplish different

tasks with different attributes,

some may be better at farming, while

others may be glorious sea battle warriors.

Strengths and abilities will play a

big part in-game as well as out of the

game. Top unusual Pirate NFT holders

will also be part of an exclusive club

that will be awarded special bonuses

Pirate NFTs aren’t the only opportunity to explore the DeFi Sea. As Pirates

begin to sail the seas, they will undoubtedly find new lands, which they

can build out as prime real estate to either generate more income or sell

to other prospective buyers and developers. But wait, how would they sail

across the sea though? Seems like Pirates may need a ship for that, a ship

which they can build, or buy and sell at the shipyard.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Cheers,

Ronfi

We have an incredibly packed timeline,

expect to see some hot teasers

being dropped next week, from Gen.

0 animations to NFT collateralization

and staking with Honey and Pawn

Shop Gnomies. For legal reasons, all I

can say is that you better keep that pirate

safe in your wallet for next week!

There’s honestly no way for me to

articulate how early we all are if you

are reading this.

We’re not here only to build a boring

defi protocol. We’re here to build DeFi

3.0.


Fearless_Bulls


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