09.03.2022 Views

SHILL Issue 45

Solana ecosystem zine.

Solana ecosystem zine.

SHOW MORE
SHOW LESS
  • No tags were found...

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

#SHILL

SOLANA NFT/DEFI/TWITTER ECOSYSTEM

linkkzyy

more march madness as

he covers the mints

metaops

a quick look at what

metaops offers

einstein collective

deep dive into

botborgs

ISSUE #45

0.1 ◎

chest finance

the what, how & why

skeleton crew

not dead by any means-time

to stake


THIS

In

ISSUE

45


4

FROM

6

18

26

32

48

56

60

70

THE EDITOR

So much to write. So little

space.

Linkkzyy's List

Linkkzyy is dropping it like it’s

hot. What to look out for in

March. #alpha

MetaOPS

The quick guide to what

MetaOPS is offering #alpha

Barndog & Metaverse

Closer look at the gaming

scene for the week

BotBorgs

Einstein Collective deep dive

Red Panda Squad

Update on this long running

project and where it’s going

What is Chest Finance

With so much going on it’s time

to clear the air #alpha

Creators & Collectors

Austinverts gives you the

lowdown on what it means and

how to do it #alpha

Skeleton Crew

Alive and kicking! Time to

stake. #alpha

superjimmer


the

from

EDITOR

#Shill is nearing its 50th issue. Got an idea for how #Shill should

celebrate? Let’s hear it: pixeltoy.sol@gmail.com

I tried to keep this issue under 64 pages but that just blew out with

the flurry of info that came out this week. 72 pages should keep you

entertained.

A few of the inclusions this issue are minting now or soon including

the list that Linkkzyy writes about and MetaOPs.

Barndog has been super busy reviewing games on Solana non-stop.

Be sure to check his entries this issue. Well worth it if your interest

is gaming.

Metaverse let’s us in on what interests him in Star Atlas and why he

is buying.

Over 50 NFTs to gaze upon. Some minting as this goes live including

errortheory404, PsychApes, tattoofingers, walkiesmiley and

helochan. Others are secondary market purchases, I’m sure you can

spot them.

A few of the NFTs from Holaplex don’t have a social media linkback.

Are these legit? I’m sure someone out there will point it out quickly.

It won’t be the first time.

As always, show your love on the Twittersphere with a simple retweet

before #Shill zine increases in price!

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

Pixeltoy

4

SHILL Issue #45


GRAPE EVENTS

Need to be seen?

Over 8000 views/week

Advertising space in #Shill

send an email to:

pixeltoy.sol@gmail.com

with “Ad query” as the

subject.

SHILL Issue #45 5


@Linkkzyy

Solana Project’s in March

An Introduction

If you aren’t acquainted with me already, my name is Linkkzyy’s

or ‘The Solana Plug.’ Throughout this document I will list, describe,

and measure project’s I believe are worth buying into

throughout the month of March both pre-existing and minting.

I will center my focus on the projects which will be minting in-order

to offer a cost effective, low barrier of entry method.

Mini Rant;

After my initial document in October I saw success and was also

suspended by twitter for ‘impersonation’. What did I do you may

ask? I put Hasbullah in-front of an AMG as my profile picture.

In saying this, ANY Support on both my personal social media

and the project I’m building are GREATLY appreciated because I

don’t charge anything more than a potential follow for access to

my knowledge.

Also, please retweet and share the document. It's the best way

to support me if you’re uninterested in my project and shares the

mints!

The Standard disclaimer.

NFT’s are extremely speculative assets as of right now. There is a

chance at least one project on this list may potentially rug.

In saying this; I will be investing in all of these NFT’s myself.

I encourage you to please, DYOR and contact the projects directly

yourself with any pressing questions.

Please also do not fucking blow up my DM’s if you own a project,

I will not slot you on the doc because you asked.

Please, Use burner wallets with limited funds and be safe frens.

6

SHILL Issue #45


Luxnode | 500 Supply, 7th.March

Summary

Their slogan says it all and there’s not a whole lot to write here;

Highly scalable and lightning fast RPC solution specifically intended

for Solana botting

In other words, their nodes are completely private and are not

shared with thousands of others in short, lowering the requests

which will interfere with your botting.

Now, even if you do not bot, I can only reasonably assume the

price of these will be quite high because those who do bot will

likely make back the expense via botting.

Pros;

- Tiny supply.

- Massive use case.

- Access to private nodes.

- Speed;cost this is leading the markets by a mile.

- WL only.

Cons

- Once again, I don’t really see a con list here long term and

short term has value that makes this worth minting.

- Maybe potential to rug, not much team info but that’s it,

BUT there’s already beta access soooo, I doubt it very much.

SHILL Issue #45 7


Hawksight | 7,500 Supply, 4th.

Summary

There really is so much to talk about with this so I’m gonna copy

paste/condense as much as I can.

Hawksight DEFI; 1 click automated investments and yield farming

on Solana and Terra.

AI-Driven trading signals; Access to real-time AI optimized

trading signals for $HAWK token holders, onchain alerts for

cryptocurrencies, DeFi assets and NFT Floors.

AI-driven Social signals; MAP NFT, Crypto, DeFi and Web3 Project

w/ top twitter accounts via following, mentions and engagement.

Pros;

- Really sick tools.

- Cost efficient mint price.

- Massive strategic partners and investors.

- Staking for a coin with genuine value.

- Well formed and achievable roadmap; not some Staking,

metaverse, art, shit.

Cons

- More supply = More people with tools, potentially devaluing

them bc someone else can have them and / or use them for you.

- Lots going on, but should be able to manage it.

8

SHILL Issue #45


Blue Terra | 5,000 Supply,

Summary

This will most likely be a hot topic. Some people are unsure on this mint

but I find myself fairly bullish and I’m willing to take a calculated risk with

my money here.

So what is it, essentially they plan on putting NFT’s into ownership of

real land in the Bahamas which you will be able to build on within the

laws of the land obviously. They have very clear backing from some large

partners such as FTX and travel companies to assist in getting to the

island. For those concerned, these islands already have basic roads,

plumbing, electricity and so on, alongside small business’s.

Pros;

- A chance to own real estate at an extremely low price.

- If successful this would be one of the most historical events

for Solana NFT’s (imo).

- Lots of partnerships.

- The knowledge and understanding seems to be thorough

and well thought out.

- Fully legal and I believe supported by the local gov in some

way or form.

Cons

- Mint price is quite high, 2,000 USD = $1 /SQF.

- FUD around it, your choice to decide whether you believe it

or not.

- Untested, so it’s really jumping off the deep end.

- Not everyone can travel to the Bahamas to build and so on;

how will neighbors interact etc.

SHILL Issue #45 9


agif


BohemiaArtFair


when you know, you know...

@PrimitiveMoney

in those but these are some of the

ones I feel safest holding long term.

I like to write threads instead of “shilling”

but here are some projects I love:

@SolanaMBS

@TheSuitesNFT

@SolanaMBB

@_ledao

@TheRealmsDAO

@honeydefi

@HawksightCo

@TheChimpions

@YawwwNFT

@FamousFoxFed

Things I don’t own:

@BoryokuDragonz

@StonedApeCrew

@TaiyoRoboticsArt is so much more

subjective so I won’t go there. For me I

think art is a representation of culture

and community. So it is as much about

the art itself as the narrative behind

it. Art is an expression of history and

points in time.The artist for me has

to have some representation of both,

with the artists some figure in that

story. So I look for art I connect with

and an artists I connect with and think

has upward movement in the space. I

buy pieces that I believe have the potential

of achieving both.I have course

own other projects and believe deeply

We are in a time of uncertainty so if I

want to buy “when others are fearful”

these are the ones I feel most comfortable

with. Its hard to narrow down

I also have participated in seed rounds

instead of NFTs for businesses I love:

@_portals_

@chillchatme

@exchgART

I have exposure through those rounds

so don’t have NFTs but if I didn’t I

would be a buyer in the first two since

Exchange doesn’t have one of course.

12

SHILL Issue #45


CorsNFT


BigBearUniverse


FacelesSOL


danie1jerome


An NFT-based first-person shooter

built on the SOLANA Blockchain.

Join the battlefield and team up

with friends to put your tactical

skills to the test by advancing

your characters, leveling up your

weapons, and earning in-game

tokens to redeem mystery box

NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens.

PLAY & EARN THROUGH THE

BLOCKCHAIN

We have a unique gaming

model that allows players to

earn digital assets in the form of

cryptocurrency or non-fungible

tokens by actively playing the

game. Every in-game kill will

earn players in-game tokens

which can later be used to

redeem our native token or an

NFT mystery box.

All in-game items will be

integrated into the Metaops

Metaverse as NFTs, which allows

you to buy, sell or trade all

digital assets using blockchain

technology. Each NFT may

represent an item, character, or

collectible in the game. These

NFTs can be purely cosmetic,

such as weapon charms and

skins. There may also be

functional benefits, such as skill

upgrades, damage boosts and

additional perks.

COMPETE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

EARN MONEY & DIGITAL

ASSETS!

MetaOps allows players to

experience the metaverse

from the eyes of a first-person

shooter. Take part in the lore

of our campaign or battle it

out in our multiplayer modes

that intertwine the fast-paced

nature of the battlefield with

the immersive experience of the

metaverse.

MetaOps releases will occur

modularly. Our initial release

will include our first map: “The

Factory”, custom primary and

secondary weapons, tactical

equipment, and more. As the

game progresses, players will

be able to use NFTs to create

everything from businesses

and metaverse clans to minting

player highlights.

MEET THE METAOPS TEAM

Our global team is working

around the clock, combining their

artistic prowess and technical

innovation, to set new standards

for the gaming industry. We

believe that all in-game assets

should be owned by the players

and decisions should be made

by the community. That is why

we are dedicated to improving

our team in the same way we

are relentlessly working towards

fine-tuning our game. Our team

will ensure that our NFTs thrive

on the Solana blockchain by

paying attention to details within

the community while focusing on

the bigger picture of making

MetaOps a world-class game

title.

Founders: Jacob @jacob_

nomics & Patrick @coachpatnft

18

SHILL Issue #45


Game Design Company: Open

Portal Studios (in-house game

design)

Game Development Company:

Open Portal Studio (in-house

game development)

Game Mechanics & Web Dev/

Design: Bill @BMetaops

Upcoming Token: Tyler @cosmo

WHAT WILL BE THE MINTING

PRICE FOR METAOPS PFP?

Whitelist for 1,000 people for

0.5 SOL max 3 per wallet.

Fractal Community sale 0.9 SOL

METAVERSE?

Yes! You will use your MetaOps

to compete in our simulator. The

main goal of the MetaOps team

is to build something that not only

lasts but disrupts the gaming

industry as we know it.

WILL THE ARTWORK BE

REVEALED INSTANTLY AFTER I

MINT?

Your MetaOps NFTs will be

revealed after 100%.

WHAT HAPPENS IF NFTS ARE

BURNED? WILL HOLDERS GET

Public Sale will be at 1 SOL per

PFP

IS THERE UTILITY TO METAOPS

FOUNDER’S PASS?

Yes, every Soldier with a pass

will be able to play in our 6v6

Play to Earn FPS game Beta

version. Also, Players will have

huge benefits in the long run (like

presale allocation, whitelist for

upcoming NFTs, free entrance to

our tournaments, NFT free drops

and more)

WILL METAOPS BE ABLE TO

BE INTEGRATED INTO THE

ANYTHING IN RETURN?

If NFTs are burned, holders will

get a legendary mystery box

and will increase in value!

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LONG-

TERM PLANS FOR METAOPS?

Our team has been focused

on longevity, transparency,

and community since the very

beginning. MetaOps will not

just be another NFT project,

weA want to change the gaming

community as it is known. We are

developiong an innovative and

modern AAA FPS game from

scratch!

SHILL Issue #45 19


PROBABLY

NOTHING

@joemccann 46.9K Followers

Compelling proposal to expand @solana

Pay to @solana Auth.

Think OAuth but for web3.

grapeprotocol

20

SHILL Issue #45


PURPLEanalysis

@Purpleanalysis

SHILL Issue #45 21


the ASTRONAUT

The Astronaut @thexastronaut

22

SHILL Issue #45


DinoKingz


DeGods


FamousFoxFed


grapeprotoco

BARNDOG

KnifeForkSpoon| Cry| Sovana

https://youtu.be/lVjUdN0bykw?t=1311

METAVERSE

STAR ATLAS- what I'm buying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2xez6rV-HM

26

SHILL Issue #45


OVER 5Sol & TOP NFT

SolsWatch

SHILL Issue #45 27


https://youtu.be/jy4NOvJunb8?t=43

Big week for STEPN this week, 30k Daily users and preparing for

their IEO at Binance on the 9th. There’s plenty of other highlights

and things at Grape Protocol are getting more co-ordinated

as well for 3.0 gaming with our Gaming Council starting to fire

up. We are working hard at doing more work in and around what

I LOVE - Solana Gaming!

Grape Gaming Day, SGS - Metaforge, 5km Race - NFT Sydney,

Shill Zine #44, The Remnants, Project Eluune, Degen Kart Club,

Portals, Crypto Straps, STEPN, Doll Society


flyguys888


Nirados NFTs


Einstein

Collective

Follow us on twitter @TheEinsteinCol for more updates on the Solana NFT space.

We are an NFT project focused on education and learning.

Botborgs is building a sci-fi, multiplanetary metaverse.

@Botborgs will allow players to travel to different

planets, battle other players, and earn money with

their native token.

Let’s breakdown the Borgverse and the utility of

holding their NFTs.

Planets: Intro

Planets a major feature of the Borgverse. Each planet

will be a completely unique experience.

Players will be able to explore and find planets with

aspects that they enjoy the most. Planets are broken

down into Community, PvP, and Solo planets.

32

SHILL Issue #45


Community Planets:

Multiplayer planets that act as safe zones.

Galleries are community planets which user can interact

with other players, NPC robots, and fly around with jet

packs.

Community planets allow you to meet friends and fight

with them in PvP worlds.

PvP Planets:

Each PvP planet will have unique games & mechanics.

They will feature leveling systems, leaderboards, and

large lobbies.

Released Games: Tank based capture the flag

Building: Tank game, racing, squid games, & a first

person shooter.

Solo Planets:

A fun, isolated environment that lets players take a

break from PvP worlds.

Building: Level based parkour game & an Aim Trainer

SHILL Issue #45 33


game where users can work on their reaction time,

accuracy and control.

Transportation:

Portal travel- each planet has a portal in the center to

select a planet. Easiest and fastest way to travel

Spaceship travel- PvP zone where players can fight

each other while traveling to planets. Winning battles

will allow users to level up their spacecraft.

The Botborgs:

10,000 robot NFTs that have minted.

Benefits:

-Token airdrop & staking

-Spaceship, hover bike, & custom skins

-Double XP in PvP to level up

-Access to all travel portals

-Early/private access to planets

-Bunkers (private land plots)

34

SHILL Issue #45


SHILL Issue #45 35


GojieNFT


helochan


flyguys888


husaensadam


hipocreate


jinnhimself


laser_lew


M0ATZE


miinghua


mlysakarina


mrsnarkle


PsychApes


RED PANDA SQUAD

RED PANDA SQUAD

Marketplace Update

We have good news for you! This weekend we will start testing on our

marketplace. We are getting closer.

Here are three main key features that will differentiate us from other

Solana marketplaces

Security & Decentralization

The NFT you list on our marketplace doesn't leave your wallet if you list

it for sale and doesn't put it into an escrow contract. It only leaves it

when the trade is happening. This ensures full security of your wallet

and NFT.

NFT Aggregator - All-in-one place - Liquidity Solution

Our marketplace will be a place where you can buy an NFT of the listed

collection from any marketplace. It puts all the listed NFTs from the

main marketplaces in one place.If red pandas are listed on ME, Solanart

& DigitalEyes, you go to our marketplace and you can smoothly

purchase it, no matter on which marketplace it is listed.

Don't have to compare each marketplace with multiple tabs and look

for the best deal, you have it all in one place.

Bid on any NFT

You will be able to bid on any NFT from a collection listed on our marketplace.

Let's say Red Panda #45 or Degen Ape #555 is in someone's

wallet and you really want to buy it! You will be able to send an offer for

that NFT and the owner of the NFT can accept that offer without ever

listing it. There are more features for creators coming and we will be

giving back to the Solana community. We hope you like this update! @

anondev_sol has been crushing it with the development and we can't

wait to come closer to launch but it still requires some testing and fine

tuning.

Let's go!

Your RPS Team

48

SHILL Issue #45


SHILL Issue #45 49


PsychApes


Reverse131


obsessiveeleters


orangesunphoto


schoeff


What is

CHEST FINANCE

Chest Finance is a Solana defi protocol that provides Yield

Booster Chests. Each Yield Booster Chest allows stakers to earn

passive APY by simply staking. It’s that easy. Underneath the

yield boosting hood lies various financial strategies including but

not limited to covered calls and put selling options. It currently

allows staking of more than 7 different assets (SOL, ETH, BTC,

USDC, etc)

What are Defi Option Vaults (DOVs)?

DOVs are one of the most powerful and used financial tools on

the current market, allowing users to on average earn (20-60%

APY)

Chest.fi allows investors to deposit their funds into vaults. For

each structured product, the chest engine strategically selects

the strike prices, premiums, and dates to position sell covered

calls & put-selling options, thus, carrying out all the calculations

on behalf of investors. Just like options, DOVs carry out long or

short options with a very high/low strike price which give users

almost guaranteed returns on their investments. Using similar

mechanisms as used in traditional finance, automated yield

options strategies allow users to hedge their positions while

earning premiums on their deposits and compounding the yields

over time.

Chest currently runs two options strategies to generate yields:

Covered call - Vault writes out of the money-covered calls. Put

selling - Vault writes out of the money puts.

All the options are cash-settled at the end of each week and the

generated yield is given back to investors in its native asset.

TVL and History

Chest Finance is the original structured products provider on

56

SHILL Issue #45


Solana that first launched both put-selling and stable coin

staking in the ecosystem. Since November 2021, the team has

managed over 100M $ in cumulative assets and has previously

reached over $12 M in active assets under management. Since

then, Chest has continued to introduce new vaults and strategies

while partnering up with both protocols and DAOs to bring

boosted yield to token protocols, group treasuries & more!

How to Stake?

To start earning boosted yield, you can navigate to chest.fi

whereby connecting your wallet you can access the available

Chests. The weekly staking period begins every Friday during

which funds are locked in the chest while earning yield. The

deposits can be made all throughout the week and will be

included in the next vault.

Stake here: https://chest.fi/

Read our docs for more info: https://docs.chest.fi/

SHILL Issue #45 57


Barndog_Solana


creators &

collectors

@austinvirts

There is currently an imbalance between creators and collectors in the

Solana NFT space.

the rate of ‘minting’ is outpacing the rate of collecting by a significant

amount.

let’s take a look

to start, let’s take a look at the data.

(for simplicity, I am using March 2nd as the baseline)

- average # of NFTs minted each day | ~50,000

- # of unique Solana NFT holders | 583,804

- average # of daily NFT transactions | ~12,5000

- # of daily new Solana NFT holders | ~3,500

* for transparency, the numbers above vary slightly between bull /bear markets. I

took a median average - numbers vary plus or minus 20% in some extremes.

regardless, the number of people buying NFTs is only a fraction of the

number of people minting NFTs.

why does this matter?to start, a standard metric of success recently

has been ‘number of NFTs minted.’ while this is great and shows that

folks are interested in and using the tech, it’s excluding actual market

demand.

i.e imagine marketplace X touted 100k daily mints but sold 0. is that

60

SHILL Issue #45


good?

looking at the data, we see on average ~3,500 people join the solana

NFT space. amazing welcome all the new collectors we are glad to

have you.

on the contrary, we are seeing ~50k new NFTs minted on average.

so what’s happening with all these new mints?the short answer is

not much (afaik) - the longer answer is a bit more complicated. data

between resale and fresh mints was challenging to find, so I pulled the

aggregate of both, which is around ~12,500. this number includes actions

both minting new projects and secondary sales.at this rate, if we

bundle new mints and secondary together for ~12,500 daily actions

combined with an average of ~50,000 daily new mints, that’s still a 4x

imbalance between creators and collectors.to be clear, I am bullish as

all can be on both solana and NFTs. but, I do think something needs to

change in order to regain the momentum we saw in August and September.

it seems clear that quantity over quality isn’t working as showcased by

the mean and medium prices below.

SHILL Issue #45 61


to conclude

we still have a long way to go, but some of the most ambitious and

brightest minds are working in both solana and the solana nft space.

quality is coming back with 1 of 1 artists shining through platforms like

Exchange and Form, but total volume here is still low.over time we will

see cash grabs not get attention, low-quality projects not sell out, and

real artistry priced in accurately as the market slowly corrects.

all of these systems and tools are here to stay - it’s up to the market to

ensure things move in the best direction.lets keep supporting artists

and using this incredible tech to continue to move forward

*my tweet threads are a stream of conciseness and are rarely checked for typos and

grammar*

*data was collected from @Hello_Moon___ and @DuneAnalytics*

62

SHILL Issue #45


walkiesmiley


RUGGYBONE


Spectres69


subey_art


SventuraVntr


tattoofingers


TravelingPigey


Announcing... Staking and the $SKULL token! Simply bury

Skeleton Crew SKULLS at the Staking Graveyard - https://staking.

skeletoncrew.rip and earn 150 $SKULL/day. Be aware, the gravedigger

charges .0025 SOL to exhume (unstake) buried skulls, and it

takes him 1 hr to do all that digging.

Why now? Much of the Skeleton Crew ecosystem would benefit

from a utility token, including our Artist Collective Launches. Before

today, hodlers connected their wallet to our custom WL app to

prove ownership. Every 5 skulls got a WL guarantee, and any less

went into a lottery.

We would log them and later ship out WL tokens. But – that created

perverse incentives: (1) swings from skulls bought only for WL and

70

SHILL Issue #45


dumped back on the market floor; (2) registering w/all your skulls

for better lottery chances even if you didn't intent to use them all.

After today, a committed Skeleton Crew hodler who stakes for the

full period between artist launches will accrue $SKULL that they

can trade in for WL tokens. And because $SKULL will have other

uses, you might not want to blow your stack on WL tokens you

don't plan to use.

TreatToolbox

PRO: We've been in beta for several weeks, and have happy customers

who bought credits, exported collections, and went on to

sell them out! It's hosted, so you can leverage the cloud and collaborate

with teammates in a way you never could w/the DIY version.

$SKULL can now play a part in @TreatToolbox

too. After our (imminent) public launch, users will be able to boost

purchases of credits with $SKULL. That means benefits for our

holders, and an opportunity for our customers to become more

closely connected to our community.

Art Auctions:

@errancarey and @NathanCBaker from @skele_dao have already

piloted auctions in native tokens with @CursedMikes, and we are

ready to bring this to Skeleton Crew. To our connections in the

Solana art space - holler at us if you want to bring 1/1s to auction in

$SKULL.

Lastly, we're coming up on 6 months

since our initial launch, and we're

itching to put out some art of our

own. If/when we do, you can be sure

that $SKULL will be part of the equation.

So, get those SKULLS into the

graveyard today and start earning!

SHILL Issue #45 71


XinDragons


errortheory404


superjimmer

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!