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#<strong>SHILL</strong><br />


7eadly<br />

hersoid & Pasty<br />

team together<br />

ARTeovni<br />

launching the<br />

collective<br />

ruined<br />

nft’s are easy huh?<br />

level up<br />

is it all over?<br />

solpatrol<br />

you didn’t know<br />

did you?<br />

marcopolo<br />

weekly insight<br />

& MUCH more<br />

ISSUE #<strong>61</strong><br />


ISSUE<br />


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FROM<br />


So much to write. So little space.<br />

7EADLY<br />

Hersoid and Pasty - juicy AF #alpha<br />

6 PROCESS<br />

WETIKO shares his process for<br />

50<br />

working with media when he creates-<br />

Probably Nothing<br />

#alpha<br />

EasyMoneyDing speaks. Are you<br />

listening? #alpha<br />

LEVEL UP<br />

ARTEOVNI Collective<br />

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Is it all over? #alpha<br />

New kids on the block with a purpose<br />

#alpha<br />

Marco Polo<br />

BIGGEST loss<br />

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The team at Mercanti wrap up the week<br />

SnappaNFT on why it hurts to be<br />

#alpha<br />

diamond fisted #alpha<br />


RUINED<br />

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Just a few that ThesisInvestor has his<br />

Kemos4be writes about the NFT pitfalls<br />

eye on #alpha<br />

noone mentions<br />


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PerfectenChlang tells you what to<br />

watch out for #alpha<br />

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20<br />

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86<br />

SolPATROL<br />

One of those ‘while you weren’t<br />

watching’ type of projects #alpha<br />


the<br />

from<br />

EDITOR<br />

#Shill managed to lock away a couple of pieces during the week. What have you<br />

collected?<br />

As always, show your love on the Twittersphere with a simple retweet.<br />

Enough said. You know the drill. Let’s f go!<br />

@Pixeltoy<br />

Agent001 @Pystacker001<br />

Leaving anxiety behind @_mindtm<br />

Envy @RowenaKasey<br />

Wild Colors 12 @KIDONTHEPHOENIX<br />

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Keep your eyes on...<br />


tulipheads<br />


@hersoid<br />

PASTY X HERSOID present 7eadly - But what is 7eadly?<br />

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It is:<br />

1. Collaboration: the action of working with someone to produce something, preferably<br />

greater than the sum of its parts…<br />

2. The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a grouping<br />

and classification of vices within Christian teachings…<br />

For many weeks, @pasty_sol and @hersoid have been exchanging ideas, scribbling wildly, rehashing shared<br />

sketches, overlaying textures and analysing the world they find around them. With a shared idealism, and a common<br />

distaste for the excesses of society...<br />

...they have integrated their diverse skillsets through a dynamic collaborative process to produce a unique series<br />

of 1/1 NFT posters, each of which will be auctioned, one at a time, over the coming weeks.<br />

This project explores the age-old vices that perpetuate in every corner of our lives today- manifest in wondrous<br />

and diabolical new forms- but always with the common and destructive nature that has led us from the virtuous<br />

and into the depraved.<br />

Keep an eye on @formfunction for the first drop, coming soon. #Collaboration #nfts #nftcollectors #artcollectors<br />

#ContemporaryArt<br />

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When Hersoid & I found each other, it was a no brainer that we wanted to work together + mash our styles in a<br />

supermaximalist way, while also pushing ourselves to view the world through a different lens. Fairly quickly, we<br />

decided on seven works, one for each of the deadly sins. 7eadly was born. Moving the focus from traditional,<br />

more personal viewpoints on the ‘sins’ and viewing them and their long term effects though a more global lens<br />

(Pictured, Greed)<br />

We wanted to ask ourselves questions like what does TRUE gluttony look like? How does lust manifest in a culture<br />

surrounded by sex all the time? What does it even look like outside of a heteronormative world view?<br />

This is my most ambitious collaboration yet. Each work has hand drawn/painted elements from both artists, and<br />

real world textures we found or created, in addition to a diverse typography. It’s dope as hell, as my grandma<br />

says ‘plain as sin’. Enjoy.<br />

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@easymoneyding - 3948 followers<br />

i’m currently watching both the nft<br />

market as well as the overall price<br />

of solana + other coins. anyone who’s<br />

telling you to buy rn is not looking<br />

out for the best for you.<br />

@Brycesworld - 15.5k followers<br />

Can someone check in on all those<br />

bros that quit their jobs to do<br />

NFTs full time? Haven’t heard much<br />

out of them lately and I’m hoping<br />

they’re okay, maybe they just<br />

quietly went back to work?<br />

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0.5-2Sol & TOP NFT<br />

SolsWatch<br />

<strong>SHILL</strong> <strong>Issue</strong> #51<br />


the ASTRONAUT<br />


HyperSpace<br />

NFT Trading Platform<br />

TheDegenBoi<br />

SOL NFT Passive Income Stats<br />

Breaking even for under 1 Sol projects



grapeprotocol<br />

MetaverseME<br />

<strong>SHILL</strong> zine review<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpgdqNvaucc&t=25s<br />


$BELL is not considered contraband, go spend it!<br />

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@ArteOvniNFT https://twitter.com/ArteOvniNFT<br />

Wanna see the hottest new advancement in 1/1 art emerging right outta the pile of this bear market?? It’s finally<br />

done! I’ve worked so hard on this (never designed a website before) but am so proud of how it’s turned out!<br />

EVERY QUESTION YOU HAD, HAVE, AND EVER WILL HAVE… Who is ArteOVNI? What does it mean? Who are their<br />

members? What are their talents? How long have they been around in the Solana ecosystem? ANSWERED ↳<br />

http://arteovni.com<br />

Where can I view all their collections in one place, what’s available, where can I find price history even at its earliest<br />

on @holaplex, who’s collected thus far, what are the pieces about and what’s all their names and descriptions?<br />

ANSWERED ↳ http://arteovni.com<br />

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Where can I see all of their airdrops and released collaborations with projects such as @The_URS_, @Richwater-<br />

NFT, @eternalsnft, @EAPhotoCollect, and know where to collect them all at? ANSWERED ↳http://arteovni.com<br />

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McNatt and 3 others Where can I see both their IRL art exhibition documentation and their URL work up in a<br />

virtual @solaris_nft gallery and other places they’ve been featured or displayed in such as in @Pixeltoy’s #Shill<br />

zines? ANSWERED ↳ http://arteovni.com<br />

Where can I learn about their major accomplishments such as their all time top series rankings on<br />

@exchgARTand their display of beautiful commissions for the @MinistryArt team? ANSWERED ↳http://arteovni.<br />

com<br />

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Still working on the secret chatroom page for collectors only but our public website so far has got it all AN-<br />

SWERED. (Optimal viewing on desktop, lemme know if I missed something)<br />

Shoutout to all the amazing projects, companies, and artists who’ve worked with and supported us in our journey<br />

thus far, happy to include you in our website:<br />

@exchgART, @The_URS_, @MinistryArt, @EAPhotoCollect, @Pixeltoy, @RuptureNFT, @tonipayne, @eternalsnft,<br />

@RichwaterNFT<br />

I know I got the large majority but if you are a collector of ours and do not see your name under our known collectors<br />

sections, please DM us! would love to add your Twitter handle as well.<br />

Thank you all, now let’s get through this together and come out on top.<br />

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@SnappaNFT<br />

The single biggest (unrealized) loss I’ve ever had is this PFP for I bought for $85,000 -- a number which<br />

confounds me to this day. Here’s how a short-term flip turned into a long-term HODL...<br />

I became a $SOL maxi in March 2021 and converted all of my ERC-20 tokens to SPL. I’d been sitting<br />

on the sidelines of the NFT space since I hadn’t yet grasped the concept of digital art ownership and<br />

the implications.<br />

However, I was feeling FOMO seeing my friends strike it rich with NFTs, so I decided to dabble. I flipped<br />

a couple @SolanaMBS in Sept/Oct 2021 when the floor price rocketed from $10k to $50k in a matter of<br />

weeks. I felt on top of the world.<br />

I decided to “go big” with a rarer SMB, and I saw this baby on the zombie floor. I bought him for 500<br />

SOL on Friday ($85k), planning to sell for 600 SOL by Sunday.<br />

Sure enough, by Sunday evening the zombie floor had risen to 600 and my baby was next in line to<br />

sell. That was October 3rd. (FP for zombie SMB courtesy of @SolanaFloor)<br />

But that sale never happened. The prices crashed the next day, and I could have sold for break-even,<br />

but I figured the pump would return. But during that time, I started to “get” NFTs. I saw the value in culture<br />

and community and became a mega bull.<br />

So, as we continued into an NFT bear market in Q4 2021 I kept buying dips -- especially rares. By December<br />

I had converted my entire portfolio to Solana NFTs thinking “Damn, I’m so early.” I even bought<br />

two of the top 10 naked OG @mmccsolana for ~$20k/ea.<br />

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What I didn’t anticipate:<br />

(a) New projects (supply) outpacing new user (demand) growth<br />

(b) Bitcoin failing a breakout and forming a double-top reversal<br />

(c) Larger US equity bear market, higher interest rates, and looming economic recession<br />

Eventually the value of my PFP had fallen by 80% (a dollar amount I prefer not to think about), but by<br />

that time I had fallen in love with my PFP and felt an identity attached to it. More than that--I had fallen<br />

in love with the #SolanaNFT community.<br />

So that’s how a 2-day weekend flip accidentally turned into what will likely be a 5+ year HODL. In hindsight,<br />

I wish I would have cut my losses. But no ragrets. Stoked to be here. Keep building y’all. Make<br />

Solana Great Again.<br />

(For the record, I’m not trying to flex on the USD amounts I spent -- I got lucky with some 2020 crypto<br />

entries and I’ve now practically lost it all. But it’s been a wild ride and I’ve learned so much I wouldn’t<br />

trade it for anything.)<br />

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@KEMOS4BE<br />

Why you will absolutely ruin your life you launch an NFT:<br />

For context: I’ve been working with @SolanaSanctuary for 9+ months & have had the privilege,<br />

& curse, of seeing the absolute worst this ecosystem has to offer. Including but not<br />

limited to 50+ rug investigations, negotiations, and lawsuits; from unknown projects to<br />

bluechips.<br />

Section 1: Profit & Complexity I will break this down into three parts: 1. How much money<br />

are we talking about? 2. How easy is it to make generative art? 3. How easy is it to launch a<br />

mint?<br />

How much money can you make? The infamous Yogi, from SolBears paid less than $2,500<br />

to a Fiverr artist for the original assets and likely generated them himself. They did 120,000◎<br />

in primary sales at ~$80 sol. He oversold the project by 90,000◎. He refunded 90k. ROI: 960x<br />

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This is an even more common occurrence now. Example 1, @okaybears: Revenue: 148,587◎<br />

(~$4.5 mil @ $30 $SOL) Art, website, and branding were all (well) done in-house, so, for<br />

“free.” Fair-market cost is around ~$30k-$60k. ME fees: ~$450k Total take: $4-$10 mil+.<br />

Example 2, @TrippinApeNFT Revenue: 81,234◎ ($2.5 mil @ $30 sol) Fair market cost, assuming<br />

all work was contracted: ~$30k-$60k ME fees: ~$195k<br />

Let’s assume you see these successes and want to emulate them yourself. We’ll give you<br />

the best-case scenario. Part 2: Making Generative Art<br />

How hard is it to make generative art? I’m a rather piss poor illustrator, but I’ve tried a few<br />

generative things for fun. DeadGods (complex): For me: ~2 months Pro illustrator: 1 month<br />

OkayBears (relatively derivative, simple): For me: ~1 month Pro illustrator: 1-3 wks<br />

OR just go on Fiverr or Upwork and pay $250-$2500. TLDR: Digital illustration NFT art is really,<br />

really, f*cking easy and has a very low barrier to entry.<br />

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Part 3: Minting The easiest part. Option A: Bot some followers and head over to the ME<br />

Launchpad, ~10% of your project’s revenue and ~2% royalties. Option B: LaunchMyNFT, so<br />

easy, your grandma could do it. Option C: Learn to setup a Candy Machine mint in an afternoon.<br />

Likely Scenario 1: You sold out a 10k at 0.1◎ WOOHOOOOOO! You’re F*cked.<br />

Likely Scenario 3: You get doxxed, you get death threats, someone shows up in your house.<br />

I’ve seen it all happen. I’ve gotten a couple death threats as a mod; I’ve seen project mods<br />

who have nothing to do with the project’s financials doxxed & threatened. It gets real.<br />

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Typos aside, now that I’ve killed your dreams, at least you’re not dead. 99% of these projects<br />

are run by people who have no idea what they’re doing. This is evidenced by the 20,000+<br />

Candy Machines that have been spun up in the last 9 months. How many had success?<br />

All above aside, I love this ecosystem. I’ve found more admirable people in this ecosystem<br />

than anywhere else in my life.<br />

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@wetikos<br />

Wetiko art supply super thread, for all my traditional painter peeps who are curious. This will be focused on all<br />

my water based (acrylic) works. You ready?<br />

First up: material… I prefer painting on raw/unprimed canvas. I love the way it absorbs paint and the natural texture<br />

it provides. It also allows you to crop in and change final dimensions after the piece is complete. Not restricted<br />

to dimensions.<br />

The only time I prefer to use prime canvas is for paintings with spray painted background gradients like my truth<br />

series. For smaller pieces under 2 feet dimensions, I mostly work on raw wood panelling (Edith series)<br />

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Paint! I almost exclusively use golden fluid acrylics. They mix well, and flow well on the canvas. Working on raw<br />

canvas, they will also absorb much better. Some of the colors will often need two coats for full opacity, but that<br />

quite common with all paint.<br />

On the rare occasion I use heavy body paint, it’s usually done with a palette knife, or I’m thinning it out to have<br />

the consistency of fluid acrylic. I hate it though. Heavy body acrylic is choice.<br />

Spray paint: almost exclusively Montana. Gold is best. It’s easiest to apply acrylic brush paint on top of with out<br />

any weird crackling and such. Black I use almost exclusively for mural work. And 94 is good for studio because it<br />

has friendlier indoor smell. *still get high though.<br />

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Caps -left to right- I’m usually using Montana 1 & 3. Best hard fine line. Banana caps are good for small soft line.<br />

Pink dots for big fills/gradients. Needle for splashes/drips. NY fat cap for line weight variation.<br />

Additional pigments I use for extra blending or abstract top elements.. Rembrandt soft pastels are amazing for<br />

softening hard blends. Oil pastels and conte crayons for texture scribbles. Prismacolor pencils for precise color<br />

application. They’re soft enough to lay on top paint.<br />

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Markers: if I’m working on paper/velum you can’t beat copic. Paint markers, you really can’t beat molotow. I<br />

secretly hate paint markers, but they’ve been coming in handy for fun opaque scribbles with consistent line<br />

weights. Most used on Edith’s<br />

Honorable mention: these pigment sticks are sexy. They are super soft, will grip onto anything. I don’t use them<br />

too often within the NFT work because they can take weeks to dry<br />

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That’s my kit! I kinda use it all, and enjoy using it all. Happy to chat more here or in DMs. I love taking about the<br />

process. Cheers fam. Get out there and create!<br />

Brushes!! How could I forget. I mostly used flats. I’m obsessed with these polytip bristle flats by Princeton. Stiff<br />

bristles, great for dry brushing and scraping pigment on raw canvas. Should last forever.<br />

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LEVEL UP<br />

@NFTHero2<br />

Someone I know and admire, who bought lots<br />

of $ETH at $300, just told me he doesn’t see<br />

crypto as a viable investment anymore. Not<br />

just right now, but forever. Why I’m bringing<br />

this up? I think this will be an important minithread<br />

to many of you on what to expect now...<br />

For further context this gentleman is an<br />

experienced trader and investor, very successful<br />

and truly brilliant. This is someone I admire.<br />

Why would someone like that, who profited so<br />

much from crypto throw in the towel? I think<br />

we are slowly approaching Extreme Fatigue...<br />

This is a very strong signal we are -key word<br />

here- APPROACHING the bottom. Inherently<br />

meaning this is not the bottom. We’re going<br />

to see many more of these. Great minds who<br />

played it right, made lots of money and they<br />

are going to leave. Taking the profits, you<br />

didn’t take :)<br />

This liquidity will get drained and wiped from<br />

the market, lots of it. This is not your typical<br />

degen who lost a stimulus check and got rekt<br />

but can come back to play next time. These<br />

are real players, with real money, and likely a<br />

portion of them are never coming back...<br />

What does this mean for us, the bear market<br />

survivors and goblin town citizens? The less<br />

liquidity in the market, usually, the less volatility<br />

we’ll see. What does that mean exactly?? Just<br />

because we’ve reached -The Bottom- it doesn’t<br />

by any means signifies we’re leaving it.<br />

I’m using this one small example, but there are<br />

going to be multiple factors that contribute to<br />

this. Important ones that come to mind would<br />

be mass layoffs, realized loss, inflation, and<br />

rising costs of living, etc should directly impact<br />

spending income in the next few years<br />

So why am I really writing this thread? It is as<br />

a WARNING. Be very careful when you decide<br />

to re-deploy funds. As you probably heard<br />

already, dollar-cost-averaging is a sensible<br />

strategy you should consider. Going all-in is,<br />

almost never, a good idea. But...<br />

Once you decide how you’re going to re-invest,<br />

understand that these factors could lead to us<br />

ranging “THE Bottom” for a long time. “Yay!<br />

We finally reached the bottom, let’s buy it all<br />

at generational lows!!” Great buys for sure but<br />

consider we might not go up for years.<br />

Are you truly a long-term investor, or are you<br />

wishing to catch a 200x move in the next few<br />

months? More than ever “don’t invest more<br />

than you can afford to lose” is incredibly<br />

relevant today. Don’t get ahead of yourself, the<br />

game is not over yet.<br />

Lots of kings from this cycle who bought low<br />

and did the most difficult thing, took profits,<br />

are going to over-invest at the true bottom<br />

thinking they killed it again, which can be true...<br />

But if we range there for 3+ years before having<br />

any meaningful move, can you survive?<br />

The best piece of advice I can give most of you<br />

right now is: If you wanna take advantage of<br />

the new cycle BUILD INCOME STREAMS NOW.<br />

Ideally, you’ve already done this, but if you<br />

haven’t it should be your new focus. As you’ve<br />

heard the name of the game is Survival after<br />

all...<br />

If we stay at the bottom for long enough that<br />

you need to liquidate your perfect entries at<br />

small profits or even at a loss just to pay the<br />

bills... You’ve probably lost the game, swam<br />

across the ocean and died at the beach. Even<br />

after all those amazing plays for years...<br />

TL:DR -If you’ve done great so far, don’t fade<br />

the wealth you’ve created, especially if you took<br />

profits at the top. -Have a contingency plan. If<br />

the crypto winter lasts longer than you expect<br />

(think waay longer) make sure you can pay the<br />

bills without liquidating positions<br />

TL:DR 2 -If you don’t have an income stream,<br />

create one. Yes, that’s exactly what you heard:<br />

GET A JOB. -Have a strategy to deploy your<br />

capital (I suggest DCA) then STICK TO IT.<br />

Remember, you’ll have time.<br />

Final My goal today is to cause you to think,<br />

and if this idea had not crossed your mind yet,<br />

I hope you’re now aware of the possibility I’m<br />

not amazing at threads and don’t write them<br />

often unless I think the information could be<br />

valuable to someone, so I hope it was to you.<br />

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Marco Polo<br />

Marco Polo’s Journal<br />

Great Goats rug, Bubblegoose Ballers minting and more<br />

This was inevitable, yet again… pre warned, pre-determined but we still mint Great Goats<br />

(oh I mean, rugs) on Solana lol. This spaces before mint where a sure tale, although this<br />

is bad it is just another learning experience for the space. Genitals on the face should’ve<br />

been a dead giveaway! Be careful out there friends.<br />

Are you feeling apish? Just Ape had a smooth & skeptical-yet-successful launch last week.<br />

Feels like a stealth mint is a new meta now. Thoughts about the post-mint price this<br />

week?<br />

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Bubblegoose Ballers<br />

The Skinny: BGB aims to ‘be the change we want to see’ in the ecosystem of entertainment<br />

by giving creators and fans new levels of involvement, creative freedom, and ownership<br />

of content. Project creator, Carl Jones has spent his career making groundbreaking<br />

cartoons like “The Boondocks” that have had a significant impact on popular culture. But<br />

none of that work could have ‘changed the conversation’ without a strong community of<br />

fans. BGB intends to lead a paradigm shift towards creating a new model for creatives and<br />

building the next generations Disney or Pixar.<br />

Why we’re paying attention: This is the 2nd Project of Wagmi Beach following Catalina<br />

Whale Mixer. Founded by veterans from the music and entertainment industry and founders<br />

of Web3 fund Wave7, WAGMI Beach has an intimate understanding of brand building,<br />

consumer adoption, and Web3, as well as the network and experience to bring high level<br />

operators and innovators into the space. BGB will be the first Solana NFT to be mintable<br />

with ETH. In collab w ME and @crossmint_io, the ballers will be making more history.<br />

Mint Date: June 13<br />

Mint Supply: 10,000<br />

Price: 7 SOL<br />

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BubblegooseXYZ<br />

That’s all for this week folks, thanks for reading my journal entry. Feedback is appreciated,<br />

and if you want to be featured in my journal next week, please DM us on Twitter, or join<br />

our Discord for the latest updates!<br />

Safe Travels,<br />

Marco<br />

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@ThesisInvestor<br />

Solana is full of talented artists. Browse @formfunction or @exchgART and you’ll find some amazing work (at all<br />

price points). I wanted to share a quick thread highlighting 15 artists whose work really stands out to me. Hope<br />

you enjoy! Shout out to the artists!!<br />

@iamlaurael<br />

- Her Lurkers collection is about as iconic as it get. Such exquisite detail and each piece tells a part of a broader<br />

story. So glad her work has been widely recognized!<br />

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@joiceloo_art<br />

- I’m a big fan of animated digital artwork. I think it fills a niche that traditional art can’t match. And Joyce produces<br />

some of the best looking 3D animated art out there. Doesn’t miss!<br />

@celstialbody<br />

- Incredibly unique style, bringing in Braille typography, poetry, and photography. Every piece is so thoughtfully<br />

crafted.<br />

@lateduke<br />

- Another master of animated art. Each piece is always so rich with color and texture, and the animations are<br />

always intriguing and additive to the piece.<br />

@NeilVilppu<br />

I’m bullish on artists who have an unmistakable style. You can confuse a @NeilVilppu piece. Always so detailed,<br />

amazing shading, and muted yellow/green palette (at least for Balance collection). Amazing stuff.<br />

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@TheObserverNft<br />

- Another artist with a very iconic and mesmerizing art style. They don’t release many pieces, but amazing when<br />

they do.<br />

@lapantigatiga<br />

- Another iconic artist who has developed an unmistakable style and palette. Love the move into some PFPs that<br />

will expand the audience!<br />

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@Resistt_<br />

- Cyberpunk vibes in Solana color palette. It doesn’t get better than this.<br />

@fauzanbunz<br />

- Another amazing cyberpunk artist. Incredible detail work. Sad they haven’t released a piece in almost a month.<br />

Come back!!<br />

Bear markets are rough. It may be especially tough on these amazing artists. I hope they continue to create, and<br />

hope those who remain here on Solana NFTs continue to collect and support. Cheers!

@perfectenchlag<br />

The market has done/is doing what has been anticipated for months now. There is chaos across the board and<br />

usual panic selling is at its best. During these times, there is a new project from an old team going for mint in the<br />

Solana NFT Space with a cost of 7 $SOL.<br />

Now, this number has already sparked some discussions, since for most members of the community 1 $SOL = 1<br />

$SOL, but clearly for the teams this is just another funny statement.<br />

Bubblegoose Ballers, a project with a vision to release its pilot series, is launching under the leadership of the<br />

team of The Catalina Whale Mixer, which was launched in the space last year in December and now is sitting on<br />

over a 100 $SOL floor. Not only this, but the team of bubblegoose consists of more big names which we will talk<br />

about later.<br />

For now, the mint information about the project is as follows:<br />

Supply: 10,000<br />

Cost: 7 $SOL<br />

Time: 5 pm UTC<br />

Launchpad: Magic Eden<br />

Now let us take a deep dive into why yet another project wants 70,000 $SOL out of the ecosystem.<br />

TEAM<br />

This is the strongest point about the project and to be fair this is the strongest team which is going to launch a<br />

project if we look at the projects which have been launched over the past couple of weeks.<br />

Why? you may ask…<br />

The first thing, as I already mentioned, the project is launching under the leadership of The Catalina Whale Mixer,<br />

a project which was launched in December last year and now is sitting over a floor which is much higher than the<br />

projects which launched at that time. The time Catalina Whale Mixer was launched, it shattered a lot of records<br />

and was probably one of the first projects in the Solana NFT Space which brought in the so-called Eth money<br />

with their holder base including public figures like Mike Tyson and Diplo.<br />

Not just the team, but the community has been one of the strongest since the launch with their no. of listed NFTs<br />

never crossing the 5% mark for months, and now these community members which we already saw are such<br />

strong holders will get the priority to mint Bubblegoose Ballers.<br />

Apart from the team of Catalina Whale Mixer, the team of Bubblegoose Ballers includes Carl Jones, who is best<br />

known for producing Adult Swim’s The Boondocks, Black Dynamite, Freaknik the Musical, Legends of Chamberlain<br />

Heights and The Jellies with Tyler The Creator.<br />

So what do we get from this?<br />

1. The team includes members who know the ins and outs of the space and already have a successful project<br />

running.<br />

2. They got a new team member who is an expert and have loads of experience in the field they are about<br />

to enter.<br />

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ART<br />

Here, we cant consider the art based on how good of a pfp it is going to look which will attract more eyes to the<br />

project since the main goal is different. So will leave this up to you to decide for yourself.<br />


Bubblegoose Ballers is the mint which is being viewed as the one which will break all the charts. People have<br />

been anticipating the launch for weeks and there is overall a positive sentiment around the project.<br />

There are way too many reasons for an average NFT buyer to be bullish on the project and this is somehow been<br />

planted there in everyone’s subconscious that the project will be a hit and will give a big floor.<br />

In terms of numbers, the project is looking healthy. On Twitter, they have over a quarter-million followers, most<br />

of which are botted obviously.<br />

But what makes it different from all the other projects with such big numbers is how active they have been on<br />

their handles. The first tweet from the main account came on April 20, and till now they have over 1000 tweets<br />

which are more than the total of all the projects that minted in the last 2 weeks. They are also clocking a healthy<br />

engagement of over 500 reactions on their normal posts.<br />

In Discord, there are around 64,000 members with them clocking an average engagement of around 1000 reactions.<br />

To conclude, I would say if we look back at the projects which took over 1 million dollars from the space in the<br />

past few weeks, Bubblegoose Ballers is bigger and better than all of them.<br />

This time, you and I as an investor know which team is taking the money and are they even worth it.<br />

On the other side, the market is not in a position where the majority of investors will think rationally. We have<br />

already seen a dump across the floors of strong projects with stronger communities. Panic selling is what is happening<br />

across the board and during such time, a mint of a project with a supply of 10,000 NFTs doesn’t look like<br />

the optimum investment decision.<br />

One more thing to consider is the fact what everyone thinks of the floor. This happened during the mints of Communi3<br />

and Trippin Ape Tribe, where everyone expected them to be the next 3-digit floor projects and the floor<br />

started from a very high point and then it came all the way down.<br />

I would recommend analysing the demand during the mint, and how the floor will move during that time since<br />

now all the projects get listed before the mint gets over.<br />

As always DYOR.<br />

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Solanauts x Rudi




@SolPatrolNFT<br />

Quick thread on Sol Patrol and the accomplishments we’ve made since minting out on x-mas eve. The project<br />

was started as an experiment, to create a quant DAO but to do it differently than a traditional quant firm. The<br />

idea was simply to crowd-source the “thinking”.<br />

The community would work together to create models and theories – while the dev-team would focus on<br />

building. The first set of tools, we would build and then we would allow the community to add features and help<br />

us build the future.<br />

Over the past few months, we have been working on Patrol Report, that allows direct minting from our site and<br />

allows users to see the communities that are minting the NFT live during the mint.<br />

If you recall the launch of Boryoku Dragonz, it was a lot of insider information that caused certain liquid<br />

communities to mint and market the collection - causing a 200x in a very short period.<br />

If you can see the on-chain data of the communities minting this NFT, then you can make more educated<br />

predictions. The beta for Patrol Report has been launched but is currently under maintenance, as we are<br />

wrapping up a few items on the back end.<br />

You can view a walk-through of Patrol Report on the old UI:<br />

https://twitter.com/SolPatrolNFT/status/1519525199934373888<br />

The Patrol Report is officially launched in BETA No more WL hunting No more insider trading<br />

No more searching for ‘alpha’ Direct minting from Patrol Report coming in the next 48-hrs<br />

and check out the explainer video below!<br />

We also had a big focus on the gamification in Sol Patrol. In January we launched one of the first raffles on<br />

Solana, called the Jail. We used 100% of royalties to buy NFTs from the secondary and placed them in the Jail<br />

vault.<br />

Then users were able to release the NFT to their wallet by “posting-BAIL.” We were also able to integrate and test<br />

SolanaPay with this game. The Jail was very important because we burned all the BAIL that was collected in the<br />

Jail.<br />

We recently calculated an approx. amount of BAIL that we burned and it was 70% of the total circulating<br />

supply. This, combined with a very low emission at the launch of Staking 1.0, we had created a very healthy and<br />

sustainable tokenomics structure for BAIL.<br />

After we released staking and the Jail, we immediately got many requests to do some work for other<br />

projects. Since we only did a 0.15 SOL mint and all royalties were given back to the community, we took these<br />

opportunities to build a larger dev-team.<br />

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