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#SHILL

SOLANA NFT/DEFI/TWITTER ECOSYSTEM

NFThrilling

interview with

JamesJohnson

CYBER GEISHA

Justjulia explains

why, what & when

degods & deadgods

should you? this is the q!

growth trends

venticapital spills the beans

dexterlab tools

dexterlab tools

are these tools what you

have been looking for?

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FROM THE EDITOR

So much to write. So little

space.

NFThrilling Interview

He’s back with another quality

interview, definite #alpha

CYBER GEISHA

JustJulia talks about her

genesis project #alpha

Probably Nothing

CredibleCrypto sounds the

alarm. Are you listening? #alpha

SolsWatch

Is there anything this tool can’t

do? #alpha

Barndog & Metaverse

At it again with the latest news

and insights #alpha

DeGods and DeadGods

Got DeGod? Should you

DeaadGod? #alpha

Growth Trends

VentiCapital with some ever so

subtle #alpha

Dexterlab Tools

Yet another tool offering- is

this different? #alpha

lowbrownative


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EDITOR

A milestone.

50 issues.

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue.

That’s what issue 50 is all about. Looking back, looking forward, and reflecting on ‘now’. If you

have been along on this roadtrip with #Shill then you have been privy to the NFT works of at

least 25 people per issue. That’s over 1250 NFT artists since we first started back in Oct 2021.

6 months ago almost to the day!

I would like to thank those that have been tried and true readers of the zine over the months. I

really appreciate your support, readership and retweets. I am hoping that the zines are worth

your time and that artists that have been featured have managed to garner new supporters and

followers as a result.

Issue 50 breaks the boundaries yet again. 98 pages! Show me another blockchain zine that gives

you this much value, weekly. Get out there and share it with your friends! #Shill is aiming for 10,

000 views weekly by the end of 2022- 8500 views at the moment. Let’s apply the 6 degrees of

separation and retweet it to your network of friends.

This is the week that DeGods launched DeadGods- a huge success and a worthy upgrade worth

the 1000 Dust conversion. I’m looking forward to DeadGods reaching a 400 floor. You heard it

here first.

Newcomer JustJulia shares her project Cyber Geisha’s and her foray into NFT. Send her your

support and welcome her to the Solana ecosystem as you do every other newcomer!

NFThrilling is back. This man is a workhorse. Holding down an IRL demanding job, family life

and children while finding the time to chase down NFT artists and run an interview qith them.

To top it off, he translates the English article into Italian for our Italian Solana family. The man is

a legend! Follow him TWICE!

News on the MonkeDAO token in this issue. Something to look forward to?

The PFP I’m sporting? StonedMutantz as featured in the last issue. I liked it so much, put an

offer in and there it is. Unique!

Almost every article in this issue is true ALPHA. If you can’t be bothered to read an article or two

during your daily commute then you truly NGMI. Come on #frens show the love. Hit the artists

up on Twitter. Tell the writer’s you read their articles. Give back a little!

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

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

Pixeltoy

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Keep your eye on...

chonkee_monkee

GRAPE EVENTS

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Ciao James (James Johnson Official - @Official_JamesJ) .. quando ho visto

questo tuo lavoro ho avuto un'emozione .. quello che chiamo

@NFThrilling vibe,

potresti descrivermi

questo bellissimo lavoro,

prima di iniziare

A causa della crescente

ansia nella discordia

pubblica causata dalle

continue segnalazioni di

paura e perdita riportate 24

ore su 24, 7 giorni su 7 da

parte dei media e dei

governi durante il covid, ho

voluto creare una serie per

spazzare via la narrativa di

cotrollo di ciò che ci stava

controllando. La paura della

morte. E se la morte

decidesse di non essere più

morte? Come sarebbe

vedere la morte solo come

un altro essere umano, che si

fa strada attraverso la vita?

E se potessi dare una svolta

umoristica alla serie per

togliere ancora più ansia

dall'argomento, più forte

sarebbe il contrappeso nel messaggio per non temere ciò che è intorno a noi.

Cominciamo davvero.. Se dovessi descriverti, in poche ma essenziali

parole, cosa diresti?

Artista, inventore, umorista, curioso, romantico, consapevole del tempo che mi

resta, pensatore che vede il bicchiere mezzo pieno.

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Cominciamo.. nell'universo crypto e NFT (come nell'arte tradizionale,

Banksy docet) l'anonimato è diffuso, cosa ne pensi e come ti avvicini al

pubblico (raccontaci del tuo nome o nome d'arte)?

Capisco perché possa esserci bisogno che la maggior parte delle persone non

rivelino se stessi. Potrebbe essere per una miriade di motivi, alcuni buoni, altri

meno. Essendo stato sotto gli occhi del pubblico ormai da alcuni decenni, non

credo che potrei diventare anonimo ora, lol.

Io stesso, scherzo sul fatto che ho il nome più comune al mondo, quindi in realtà

usare il mio vero nome invece di un soprannome ha più o meno lo stesso effetto.

Nell'arte NFT, quali sono le tecniche che ami, quelle che ti caratterizzano

e quelle in cui vorresti cimentarti?

Apprezzo qualsiasi arte realizzata tradizionalmente (nessun pulsante “annulla”

lol). Per quanto riguarda la tecnica, attualmente sto creando il mio stile artistico

inconfondibile con una penna a immersione molto vecchia e un pennino con

inchiostro. Tratteggio incrociato per

dare un bellissimo tocco vintage a

ogni pezzo. Mi piace il digitale.

Dipingo, scolpisco, animazioni sia

tradizionali che digitali. Non c’è

davvero niente che non abbia provato,

e anzi ho persino inventato tecniche e

processi artistici, per esempio… sto

preparandomi a depositare il brevetto

per un'invenzione che permette ai non

vedenti di “vedere” un'immagine su

una superficie piana non ruvida.

Quanto tempo dedichi all'arte. Quando hai iniziato a percepirti come

Artista?

La famiglia ha avuto l'idea che sarei diventato un artista a 2 anni. A 4 anni in età

prescolare, un insegnante ha accidentalmente messo la mia arte con la classe dei

6 anni per il concorso artistico della scuola elementare. Ho vinto. Questo ha

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praticamente detto a tutti in che direzione stavo andando, lol. La prima vendita

professionale è stata a 13 anni e lo faccio per quasi 45 anni.

Cerco di usare più tempo

possibile per creare arte,

starò sveglio fino alle 7 del

mattino ultimamente per

portare a termine il lavoro.

Fortunatamente non è mai

stato un lavoro per me,

vado in questo tipo di

trance quando lavoro,

quindi è quasi come

guardare qualcun altro

creare cose davanti a me.

Strano, ma per me è sempre

stato così.

Vorresti raccontare brevemente da dove viene il tuo lavoro artistico.

Com'è il tuo ambiente di lavoro. Se lo cambieresti e come?

Di solito lavoro nella mia stanza sul retro trasformata in studio. Ho un grande

tavolo da disegno, un computer con una Wacom cintiq da 24 pollici e 2 grandi

iMac e il mio mobile

preferito... un vero banco di

animazione Disney su cui

non vedo l'ora di tornare

per creare alcuni progetti

che ho pianificato. Oh, e più

libri di quanti ne abbia

praticamente una

biblioteca (oltre 17.000

libri, riviste, fumetti e

graphic novel, e in

continua crescita!). Ecco la

foto della scrivania

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dell'animazione Disney. Non posso fotografare i libri perché al momento sono in

un'enorme quantità di scatole nel mio seminterrato finché non posso costruire

nuove scaffalature.

Come crei le tue opere. Qual è l'ispirazione per te. Cosa provi mentre crei.

Qual è (se presente) il messaggio implicito nelle tue opere/collezioni.

Vorresti descrivere, in poche parole, una delle tue opere a tua scelta?

La domanda più difficile e tuttavia più facile a cui rispondere per me. Tutto mi

ispira. Per quanto riguarda i messaggi, sono ovunque, ma non è che voglio che

qualcuno conosca il mio messaggio o le mie emozioni nel mio lavoro, sono le

emozioni degli spettatori che voglio che il mio lavoro tragga da loro. A causa del

mio amore per tutto ciò che è vintage,

qualche tempo fa stavo guardando un libro

di storia della fotografia e ho visto questo

bellissimo ritratto in tonalità seppia di una

donna elegante. Volendo non copiarlo

direttamente, ho provato a disegnarla in

Procreate usando una tavolozza di colori

molto limitata e una punta di pennello

digitale che non viene utilizzata per i

dettagli, sia per sfidarmi che per

costringermi a pensare fuori dagli schemi

durante la creazione di questo disegno.

Come vedi gli NFT in 3/5/10 anni. E tu?

Totalmente in evoluzione e diversi da

quello che attualmente sono là fuori. Sto

lavorando a un progetto pfp che è

radicalmente diverso da qualsiasi altra

cosa là fuori, sia nello stile artistico che

nella funzionalità. Dubito che nessun altro abbia creato prima un 1 1/2 pfp, lol.

Spero che tra 10 anni le persone apprezzeranno il lavoro che ho creato, le

innovazioni che voglio introdurre nello spazio e, cosa più importante per me, di

apprezzare le amicizie che costruisco con gli altri.

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C'è qualcosa che desideri davvero e che speri di poter realizzare nei

prossimi anni anche grazie alla tua arte? Qual è il tuo sogno o aspirazione

più grande. E nel presente, cosa ti eccita. C'è qualcosa che vorresti e che

ancora non hai (a parte una lambo ovviamente)?

Finché posso guadagnarmi da vivere facendo la mia arte, tutto è d'oro! In futuro,

spero che gli artisti NFT in giro ispirino le future generazioni a prendere lo spazio

NFT e renderlo molto di più di ciò che è ora.

Cosa ne pensi delle varie blockchain e dei relativi NFT. Cosa determina la

tua preferenza tra una chain o l'altra? Cosa consiglieresti a un artista che

desidera coniare il suo primo NFT?

Questa domanda è interessante per me e posso rispondere personalmente. Ho

iniziato su Solana l'ultimo giorno di settembre 2021 e negli ultimi mesi ho avuto

questo grande richiamo da artisti e sostenitori su Ethereum per farmi andare lì.

Seguendo l'osservazione personale, ho visto molti tratti simili e alcuni tratti

completamente opposti tra Sol ed Eth. Entrambi hanno comunità solide e unite,

artisti straordinari e incredibili, ed entrambi hanno così tanto da offrire e

contenuti saggi per rendere ogni ecosistema di successo.

Qui è dove vedo alcuni problemi però. C'è un modo di pensare della squadra

sportiva che dice "la mia squadra è migliore della tua squadra"... che può

diventare qualcosa di molto tossico se le cose non iniziano a cambiare.

Io stesso, sono sia su Sol che su Eth e consiglierei di andare multichain a qualsiasi

artista, vecchio o nuovo nello spazio. Non aspettare che i tuoi collezionisti

vengano da te, vai tu da loro..

Quali artisti NFT (se ci sono) hanno influenzato il tuo stile. Chi è il più

talentuoso. Il più intelligente. Il più creativo... Mi consiglieresti il

prossimo artista 1:1 da intervistare. Hai una domanda che vorresti fargli?

Il mio stile è stato impostato molto tempo fa, molto prima che nascessero gli NFT,

quindi la domanda non è applicabili a me, sono vecchio, lol. E per quanto riguarda

chi è più talentuoso, intelligente o creativo nello spazio in questo momento, lo è

chiunque abbia mosso i passi necessari per creare i suoi primi NFT. Questo è un

nuovo orizzonte nel mondo dell'arte che solo chi ha fiducia nella propria visione

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artistica ha colto. Quelli che cambieranno idea e saliranno a bordo più tardi sono

quelli che diranno sempre a se stessi "Vorrei averlo fatto prima". Mi piacerebbe

intervistare mia figlia Kailey (@kaileyajohnson), che è una fotografa

professionista e fotografa emergente nello spazio NFT. La domanda che vorrei

porre è "quale fotografia hai scattato che pensi rappresenti al meglio il tuo stile

distintivo?". Lo farò senz’altro

Che consiglio daresti a qualcuno che vuole andare per la tua strada. E ai

collezionisti che vogliono avvicinarsi al mondo NFT?

Abbiate fiducia in voi stessi e in quello che fate, con tutto, compreso l'arte.

Per i collezionisti, ho insegnato alla gente che c'è una differenza tra essere un

collezionista d'arte e un sostenitore d'arte. Il collezionismo va benissimo, ma

posso dare a tutti un esempio del perché essere un sostenitore dell'arte è molto

più prezioso per lo spazio NFT per farlo sopravvivere. Quando un artista mette

all'asta un pezzo, il collezionista entrerà all'ultimo minuto per fare l'offerta

vincente SE ricorda che l'asta è ancora in corso. Non posso iniziare a dire a tutti

quante volte ho sentito "mi sono dimenticato che l'asta stava finendo o avrei fatto

un'offerta" o "un malfunzionamento del computer o del sistema di rete non ha

consentito un'offerta dell'ultimo minuto". In tutti questi casi, l'artista ha perso

una potenziale vendita e reddito.

Un sostenitore d'arte è la persona che inizia l'offerta all'inizio di un'asta, sapendo

che potrebbe essere superata alla fine se non risponde all'offerta, ma fa la sua

offerta per assicurarsi che l'artista abbia una sorta di sostegno finanziario e

incoraggiamento a continuare a creare la sua arte. La maggior parte non lo sa,

ma ci sono state alcune dozzine di artisti che hanno già abbandonato la creazione

di NFT a causa della percepita mancanza di interesse per il loro lavoro. E se solo

un'offerta fosse fatta all'inizio di un'asta per mostrare interesse per il loro lavoro

invece di perdere l'occasione di fare un'offerta alla fine con l'artista che non

guadagna nulla, alcuni artisti MOLTO talentuosi sarebbero ancora qui cercando

di guadagnarsi da vivere con la loro opera d'arte. Una vera perdita per tutti noi.

Ok, un ultimo giro! Il tuo miglior valore. Il tuo peggior difetto Il miglior libro

o quello che ti ha cambiato la vita. Il miglior film di tutti i tempi. La "pittura"

IRL che ti piace di più. L'ultima volta che ti sei ubriacato. Se potessi

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trascorrere una giornata con un artista (anche del passato), chi

sceglieresti. E dove lo porteresti?

Miglior valore: la mia libertà di esprimere amore verso gli altri. Peggiore difetto:

sempre preoccupato per gli altri, anche a mio danno. I migliori libri: Bibbia e

Canto di Natale. Miglior film - Giù le mani Charlie Chaplins City Lights... Sfido

CHIUNQUE a non piangere alla fine di quel film... è impossibile! Miglior dipinto

IRL: The Nut Gatherers, o qualcosa di Bougereau, o Norman Rockwell, o JC

Leyendecker, o Rembrandt, o Richard Estes, o Chuck Close, o... L'ultima volta che

sono stato ubriaco: non bevo, non fumo, non mi drogo... Sono l'eterno guidatore

designato per gli altri. Trascorri una giornata con un artista: Da Vinci, mi

piacerebbe fare una sessione artistica all'italiana con lui. E visitare la Cappella

Sistina per sentirlo lamentarsi di Michelangelo, lol.

L'intervista è finita Mi hai

emozionato tantissimo James

Johnson (@Official_JamesJ)

grazie ! Un'ultima cosa. Lo

faresti un NFT ispirato da

questa intervista? Se sì, farà

parte della prima collezione

intitolata "#openheARTist -

self portrait" o chissà.. siete

voi gli artisti .. perché l'arte è

nel cuore dell'artista, e a noi

piace che sia aperta.

To Be Continued


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Hi James (James Johnson Official - @Official_JamesJ) .. when I saw this piece

of work of yours I got an emotion .. what I call @NFThrilling vibe .. could you

describe this

beautiful work to

me, before starting ,

please…



























Let's begin .. in the crypto and NFT universe (as in traditional art, Banksy

docet) anonymity is widespread, what do you think abt it and how do you

approach the public (your stage name is very cool indeed)?

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on’t think I could be undoxxed,



Let's truly begin .. If you had to describe yourself, in a few but essential

words, what would you say?



In NFT art, what are the

techniques you love, the ones that

characterize you, and the ones

you would like to try your hand

at?








haven’t tried, and have actually invented art techniq

example…

“see” a image on a non textured

How much time do you dedicate to art. When did you begin to perceive

yourself as an Artist?





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Luckily it’s never been work for me, I go into this kind

of trance when I work so it’s

me. Weird, but it’s





Would you like to briefly

tell where your artistic

work comes from. What is

your work environment

like. Would u change it and

how?



a 24” Wacommy favorite piece of furniture… a






can’t take photos






How you create your

works. What is

inspiration for you. What

do you feel while you

create. What is (if any)

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the implicit message in your works / collections. Would you like to describe,

in a few words, one of your works of your choice?


As for messages, it’s all over the place, but it’s no

message or emotions in my work, it’s the viewers








and a digital brush tip that’s not used for



.

How you see the NFTs in 3/5/10 years.

And yourself?








I’ve created



Is there something that you really want and that you hope to be able to

achieve in the next years also thanks to your art? What is your biggest

dream or aspiration. And in the present, what excites you. Is there

something you would like and still don't have (apart from lambo of course)?

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What do you think of the various blockchains and related NFTs. What

determines your preference between one chain or the other? What would

you recommend to an artist wishing to mint their first NFT?



I’ve had this huge pull from artists and supporters on Ethereum to have me





problems though. There is a sports team way of thinking going on of “my team

is better than your team”… that can become something very toxic if things don’t


o that to any artist, old or new to the space. Don’t wait for your


Which NFT artists (if any) have influenced your style. Who is the most

talented. The most intelligent. The most creative.. Would you recommend

the next 1: 1 artist to interview. Do you have a question you would like to

ask him/her?

My style has been set sooooo long ago, way before NFT’s came to be, so that

parts not applicable to me, I’m old, lol. And as for who’s


steps necessary to create their first NFT’s. This is a new horizon in the art world



to themselves “I wish I would of done this sooner”.



“what photograph have you taken that you think represents your signature

style the best?”I would love too

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What advice would you give to someone who wants to go your own way. And

to collectors who want to approach the NFT world?


For the collectors, I’ve been teaching people there is a





auction is still going. I can’t begin to tell everyone how many times I’ve heard “I

was going or I would have bid” or “a computer

system didn’t allow for a last minute bid”. In all those



the end if they don’t counter bid back,


their art. Most don’t know,







Ok, one last lap! Your best value. Your worst flaw. The best book or the one

that changed your life. The best movie of all time. The IRL “painting” you

like best. The last time you got drunk. If you could spend a day with an artist

(even from the past), who would you choose. And where would you take it?



City Lights… I dare

o cry at the end of that movie…it’s impossible!


Rembrandt, or Richard Estes, or Chuck Close, or…

don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t do drugs… I’m th

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The interview is over U thrilled me so much James Johnson

(@Official_JamesJ) thank you! One last thing. Would you make it an NFT

inspired by this interview? If yes, it will be part of the first collection entitled

"#openheARTist - self portrait" or whatelse .. because art is in the heart of

the artist, and we love it open.

To Be Continued

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CYBER GEISHA

JustJulialo

I am Julia, an architect and interior designer. I decided to enter the Solana space to give me an opportunity to learn

from the world of NFTS. I have only been in the space for a few months, but the community fascinates me. I thought

why not try my own collection since I can express myself with my art! And give something in exchange to the community

for the support.

I’m expressing my passion and personal ideas through unique designs and drawings. This project is not

exclusive to art collectors, but it must be stated that it is purely based on Geisha art.

I want to get my art out there in the NFT marketplace with a long-term commitment to the project. The

main idea is to develop a series of stories that follow the rise and fall of the geishas in a cyber-like reality

and publish it as value added for the NFT holders. Tokens/staking is a possibility though nothing is set in

stone. I think the NFT world is lacking a strong feminine presence and the Geishas are an incredible representation

of the gracefulness and resilience of women. I hope to reach people’s minds and hearts by showing

them a piece of myself represented in the art.

It is an art-centred project with a great story behind. Essentially, as this is an elaborate art project, I suggest

that you only join if you really like the lore and the art. Please don’t mint if this is not for you. I understand

this is not for everyone.

I decided to create geisha as part of my collection, I did a little research,

and I did not see many projects or collections of these beautiful women!

What better way to express femininity than a geisha. I also love Japanese

culture, and hope to visit Japan someday and learn from it.

It gets loud out there…

Ecosystems are an intricate thing, and Solana isn’t free of imperfections

and noise. At the early stages, an ecosystem undergoes incremental change.

Change in its norms, change in its nexus, change in its environment. If it

overcomes external shocks and internal competition for resources, it has

the potential to stabilise and grow resilient. At the current stage of the

Solana ecosystem, projects are still adhering to all sorts of standards and

paradigms, intending to bring novelties onto the table. This is good, for

it is imperative that a healthy ecosystem contains a heterogeneous pool of

actors seeking to provide value in different manners. In fact, it is an evolutionary

process that occurs both in nature and in artificially manufactured

environments. Many of those projects sitting at the top of the food chain

advise other projects to “do something unique and new’’, and in the search

for that novel idea, many have recurred to intricate premises and complex

(sometimes magical and debunked) economic strategies to provide value

to holders and investors. And it gets really loud out there…

Is this getting too complicated?

Solana is a powerful platform to be selling NFTs. It has the quality of a well-functioning ecosystem; it has

traits that promise self-sufficiency and enough potential to be worth investing in. Their communities have

a long trajectory, but let’s not deny the fact that with so many new actors at play, so many interconnections

and complex relations, the visions of such new projects become fuzzy and hard to grasp. Yes, projects

should offer value besides the art. Yes, projects can and should be ambitious. But there is a point, right then

in a regular morning when you are re-reading whitepapers after whitepapers, doing the maths in your head

of future tokens meant to be deflationary, when you put your coffee mug down on the coaster you got as

a gift from a friend that went once to Barcelona, and you sigh as you lean back on your gaming chair and

think to yourself: “this is getting too complicated”.

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It’s all about simplicity…

Before you say anything, let me clarify that I’m not picking on projects that

either I don’t understand or are trying to be innovative. What I’m saying

is that when I pick up my coffee again, take a sip and think about my NFT

portfolio, I think of the pictures in there. Beautiful miniature pictures on

my computer with a concept that somehow drew my attention and almost

hypnotised me into buying them. You see, I used to play MTG, and more

often than not I would trade cards based on the picture and not on the

rarity. Yes, rare cards used to have more intricate and detailed art, especially

legendary ones, but you could see the immense amount of work put into less

rarer cards (if you have the time, google Boneshard Slasher to see what I mean).

Or, sometimes, the art just spoke to me (search for Kev Walker), and the

short texts that appeared at the bottom. That small square was enough to

drag me into another reality, a reality where strange, unfathomable creatures

existed. Where heroes fought for honour and I was the architect of their

fate (sometimes even siding with the obviously bad guys). That small frame

would take me into floating Islands, fiery mountains, and deadly swamps,

and I was the one to blame if I died.

Finding silence in the noise.

Sometimes we forget why we do the things we do. I know I do. I get all caught up in a video game, get tilted

and forget why I was playing it in the first place: to have fun. Same with NFTs. Sometimes I go around the

internet looking through business propositions and value offerings, but after careful research I understand

that even if their strategies are viable, the implementation and long-term commitment is fully out of the

communities’ control. So, I resort to what drew me into the NFT world in the first place. Miniature pictures.

Art. Collectibles. Stories. Enthusiastic communities with amazing ideas. Fan fictions and inspiring pictures

of fantastical sceneries. An escape. But an escape where you don’t run, you engage. Where there is communal

value, mutual respect, support, and friendships. Where we hold value in our hands and are just ecstatic to

show it off in space. Where we trade ideas and visions of the future and bet on the art that speaks to us the

most. The Cyber Geisha NFT Project

embodies those principles. Honest art.

Honest lore. Overall, an honest project

that needs to be no more than what it

is: an artistic expression meant to be held

and looked at. Meant to intrigue you, to

amaze you, to bring you closer to the

idea that true value is subjective and

sometimes you must remember why

you are here in the first place. The Cyber

Geisha NFT project is a love-letter

to everyone out there doing what they

love and staying true to their visions.

A little reminder that sometimes simplicity

is precious.

-Loremaster Bode and JLD

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By Mark Jurgens

One of the most hyped NFT projects is expanding its culture among the dead.

Intro: A Cultural Web3 Symbol

DeGods, built on Solana, is a deflationary NFT collection of degenerates, punks, and misfits who call

themselves the gods of the metaverse and masters of their own universe.

The collection of 10,000 NFTs was minted in October 2021 at 3 $SOL. Now the collection is trading

across multiple DEXs, like Alpha.art and Magic Eden, sitting at a 90 $SOL floor with 5% of the total

supply already burnt.

Something made this project stand out from the rest, involving maybe the visually pleasing artwork,

the story behind the eccentric characters, a strong community sense, and interesting cash flow opportunities

for holders. Adding to this, DeadGods is launching on March 31, giving DeGods holders a

dead version of their metapunks.

DeGods x DeadGods

Existing DeGods NFTs will be updated with new art: the NFTs will hold the same original DeGod plus

a DeadGod version, making this an update with zero inflation. Each of the 153 original attributes

was recreated in the 1:1 fine art DeadGods version.

The @DeGodsCommunity praised artist Delilah in February via Twitter for her work in the project:

“One thing has emerged as an absolute certainty. @delilahdegods is a fucking superstar & the DeadGods art has

breathed new life & excitement into the DeGods community.”

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DeGods will be able to drink StarDust to create a DeadGod.

The DeadGod mint is on March 31 and will cost 1000 $DUST per DeGod. The team also clarifies

that there won’t be enough $DUST for everyone to upgrade their DeGod for a while. The mint will

take place on the DeGod staking site, and holders won’t need to unstake their NFTs to get the

mutated form. Once they have both versions, holders can switch between DeadGod and DeGod

anytime for an undetermined amount of $DUST per switch.

Some of the newly converted attributes:

The boring plank is a flamboyant knife, and the mushroom hat is a mushroom cloud.

Staking and the $DUST Protocol

DeGods main use cases are for $DUST staking and providing a DeDAO membership.

The team launched on January 2022 $DUST, an SPL token on Solana with a starting supply of zero.

The token will power the DeGods universe: it will be used to mint exclusive NFTs and in TBA play-toearn

games and betting platforms.

The team explained some of the upcoming $DUST utility in a January tweet:

“We’re going to be launching unique, game-theory based NFTs all year and will be accepting $DUST for the mints. Because

these games will be so cheap in $ terms, the game dynamics will be degenerate and brutal. There will be some

insane rewards for winners though.”

Every staked DeGod mines 10 $DUST per day, while every staked DeadGod mines 30 $DUST per

day. Holders can also burn their DeGods to claim $DUST in relation to their rarity. There is no other

way to mine $DUST.

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The supply of $DUST will be capped at 33.3M tokens with halvening events stipulated at supply

milestones. The token is trading currently on Raydium and Jupiter at around 2.85 $USDC.

DeDAO: A Decentralized Monarchy

DeDao, a decentralized autonomous organization, is the home to the community of verified DeGods

misfits.

“We are building on-chain elections for a group of elite DeMonarchs. They will have shared power

over the DAO funds & get compensated by a % of the DeDAO royalties. But they will have to actually

do shit... because the community will be able to vote them out at any time,” describes the website.

Funded by marketplace fees, the DAO is responsible for all the decisions regarding the DeGods

project.

According to a March 19 tweet, the DeDAO treasury has already over 5000 $SOL:

“We’re going to get our biggest giga-brains together to figure out what to do with it. Should be nuts. We could do defi,

acquire some small companies, subsidize merch for $DUST, all kinds of shit.”

Community Above All

DeGods has built a strong community since the very beginning. Even though the project never offered

ground-breaking utility until now, it has been one of Solana’s most robust NFT projects since it

launched.

The team knows how to leverage cultural references and innovative marketing strategies to create a

stylish and unconcerned vibe around this small yet very ambitious corner in the metaverse.

“With vulgar language and a nonchalant attitude towards everything, paired with art that matches

this sentiment with its eye-catching swagger, the holders feel they can identify with something special

that stands out from the crowd,” shared MaskMafiaNFT in a Medium blog.

Adding to a well-defined culture and vibrant community, the new utility brought by $DUST through

staking and the expansion with DeadGods justifies that the project is entering the blue-chip stage.

Nevertheless, the collection’s value is assigned by the holders and the market at large. To keep

investors happy, the DeGods will need to keep innovating and adapting to the ever-changing Web3

ecosystem.

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@VentiCapital

A quick thread on the recent and historical growth trends of

@CetsOnCreck @DeGodsNFT & @StonedApeCrew ... These projects have been going absolutely parabolic

recently... first SAC... then DeGods... now CoC... What is history telling us and what can we expect?

Why compare these 3 projects? Well, obviously they

have all taken the Solana ecosystem by storm, but

their similarities don’t end there... Without going

too deep, each has a healthy mix of art, utility, brand

ambitions, a relatively large supply, & cult-like communities...

For the above reasons I’ve always thought of these 3

projects as similar, but I wanted to look at how their

growth trends compared to one another... The results

were interesting... see below

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By normalizing DeGods (green) & CoC (blue) at the point each broke above 4.5◎ I realized an eerie

correlation... CoC has pretty much followed DeGods historical growth in lockstep from 4.5◎ to ~25◎

today... pretty spooky

Now let’s add SAC (red) into the mix... When normalized to the point at which both CoC and DeGods

reached the 25◎ milestone (as far back as the SAC data went) ... You notice that DeGods & SAC have

followed similar growth trends from 25◎ (where CoC is today) until now...

Let me know what you think! Will CoC be able to maintain the trend set forth by its predecessors? If so,

you can expect the cets to be sitting between 70-100◎ in ~1 months’ time... I look forward to seeing how

this plays out.

ON

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Solana Monkey Business Floor

Swept as BAYC $APE Price Surges

By Soumen Datta

Solana Monkley Business NFT reclaims the #1

collection on Solana with MokeDAO’s $MONKE

token launch nearing.

SMB NFT Sales Going Bananas

The Solana Monkey Business or SMB NFTs

recently saw a surge in sales after the $ApeCoin

airdrop.

Amidst all this, MonkeDao founder, Jemmy Jemm,

re-announced with a tweet that Monke DAO’s

native token, $MONKE, is not far from launch.

The recent advent of ApeCoin ($APE), sparked

interest in MonkeDAO’s

$MONKE token for SMB

NFTs holders.

When writing this

article, SMBs ranks #1

on Solana according

to the Hyperspace

leaderboard, with

a market cap of

$105,124,282, with a

floor price of 172 SOL

and an average price of

235.16 SOL. Additionally,

the last 24 hours saw

massive growth in

volume by 58.94%.

“On ETH, we have seen the rise of the Apes

alongside its introduction of $APE. Major success &

congratulations to all who are part of it. On SOL, in the

not-so-distant future, bullish on the rise of our native

equivalent. $MONKE for the rise of the Monkes,” says

Jemmy Jemm in a tweet opening about the launch

of the $MONKE token in the near future.

Notably, on February 10, the Monke DAO

published a Medium article highlighting their

forward vision as Part 1. As part of this article,

they also talked about launching a token that

would serve as the foundation of MonkeDAO’s

SMB #4071 Sold for 3555 SOL on March 13

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ecosystem. The DAO also plans to use it as a

primary source of incentivization for our members.

More details about the token to be unlocked in

MonkeDAO Vision Part 2.

The sales bot has been firing with multiple rare

SMB NFTs being bought alongside the floor rising

~50+ SOL.

What is MonkeDao?

MONKEDAO is a Decentralized Autonomous

Organization that provides unparalleled value to

its members and the Solana ecosystem through

community-led projects, connections, and

innovation. They formed a community around the

Solana Monkey Business NFTs and represent

the community holders. According to the Gitbook

documentation, MonkeDao’s vision is to be the

premier decentralized community of Web3 that

expands beyond Solana. MonkeDao seeks to

provide unparalleled value to its members and

the Solana ecosystem through community-led

projects, connections, and innovations.

The Strength of MonkeDAO for SMB Holders

In addition, MonkeDAO memberships and

DAOPool deposits both surged recently with the

sales of SMB NFTs. At the time of writing this

article, more than 73800 SOL are staked in the

DAO pool, worth about $6.69 million.

There is no doubt that people are starting to

realize the potential of communities, and with the

Solana chain and MonkeDAO going forward, more

people might be inspired to join.

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