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FTXiasco<br />

in a nutshell<br />

woody b<br />

l0sxs0l digs<br />

ISSUE #<strong>82</strong><br />

◎0.25<br />

WTF is web3<br />

web3bodega explains<br />

shame on y00t<br />

shame on y00t<br />

an open plea<br />

list assist<br />

parrot tools<br />



& MUCH more

ISSUE<br />


4<br />

12<br />

52<br />

55<br />

66<br />

67<br />


12 FTXiasco<br />

In a nutshell #alpha<br />

WTF is web3?<br />

113<br />

Web3Bodega explains #alpha<br />

Shame on yoot!<br />

An open plea<br />

Solana is Gonna Make it<br />

OxGumshoe lays it out #alpha<br />

An Introduction<br />

RedEye_Sol reveals #alpha<br />

110 Woody B<br />

178<br />

180<br />

L0SxS0Luncovers new talent<br />

Open Letter<br />

Zen llama talks DeGods and Community<br />

LIST Assist<br />

Parrot Tools ever growing #alpha<br />

mob syndicate<br />

Infected Mob update #alpha<br />


<strong>Issue</strong> <strong>82</strong><br />

Never a dull moment when you are involved with blockchain tech.<br />

Cryptopia went down in 2019 due to a hack they couldn’t recover from. I lost funds that were on the exchange<br />

at the time. Mt. Gox before that. Voyager and Celcius recently. FTX now. Likely more down the road. Invest in a<br />

hardware wallet like Ledger or Trezor. Take control of your crypto.<br />

Looking out from here onwards I can see a long crypto winter coming. Most of 2023 will see lows many of you<br />

have yet to experience. Many people will feel disheartened and leave the space. Others will persevere and<br />

continue to forge community relationships/bonds that will endure the toughest of times. There is too much<br />

tech and engineering advancement out there for this 'crypto' to crumble to the ground. It won't. It will just be<br />

a long, slow grind for a year or two. It's a time to manage your assets and build a portfolio that will flourish<br />

when we come out the other side.<br />

Obviously this issue will contain a couple of articles about what has transpired this past week. It's the content<br />

that is on Twitter that we use, document, and archive. It helps #<strong>SHILL</strong>zine serve a purpose beyond NFTs in the<br />

space. You can choose to glance ove the articles, read them at your leisure or go striaght to the NFTs in the<br />

pages. You choose.<br />

This past week, 5 Nov- 12Nov, #DAMzine held its issue 6 NFT event around the 'Self Portrait'. Huge turnout<br />

from artists across the space regardless of what was crashing around us all. Many, many beautiful pieces<br />

offered up as EDITIONS which gives the broader community an opportunity to acquire a piece. #<strong>SHILL</strong>zine<br />

supports DAMzine and was part of issue 6 NFT offerings (a percentage of sales go to #DAMzine) as well as<br />

purchasing quite a few pieces for the #<strong>SHILL</strong>zine vault.<br />

#<strong>SHILL</strong>zine still has pieces listed for auction. Every little purchase helps make this magazine worthwhile. Listed<br />

on both FF and Exchg. Proceeds go to helping this magazine grow and become better. All the World's a Stage<br />

is live now https://exchange.art/pixeltoy/ and Do You See Me? https://formfunction.xyz/@Pixeltoy.sol/<br />

This issue just kept on growing and growing as it was being put together. Probably the most pages #<strong>SHILL</strong>zine<br />

has ever published- in a bearmarket. Go figure.<br />

Your support via retweets helps #<strong>SHILL</strong>zine reach a broader audience. Every retweet is greatly appreciated. It<br />

has helped this magazine achieve 516,690 views across 81 issues. That has to be something?<br />

Ready to dive in?<br />

Enough said. You know the drill.<br />

One more thing...#<strong>SHILL</strong>zine is INDEPENDENT. Pixeltoy puts it together. The content used is IMPARTIAL.<br />

#<strong>SHILL</strong>zine neither AGREES nor DISAGREES. It is presented in these pages as a reflection of the sentiment of the<br />

time. Sometimes controversial. Sometimes exciting. It is presented in these pages so that YOU make your own<br />

mind up.<br />

@Pixeltoy<br />

The following 17 pieces is what #<strong>SHILL</strong>zine collected over the past week.

@00Jekk early morning<br />

@Aempatia una nina<br />

@LightCatcher revealed<br />

@AmeT Get Rekt<br />

@laurafaria Of What Remains<br />

@Yobaninja SCAM Classic

@<strong>82</strong>Dazai A portrait of being DAM good<br />

@dulfariz what have you seen<br />

@ThorpArt jzb9000<br />

@aRTcons9 Lines of Beachhead Exaltations<br />

@cessrz Gabe e<br />


@tevo unsettling<br />

@yummy_verse jeune femme<br />

@tevo restlessness<br />

@naiartwork mr who<br />

@tevo mask on<br />

@TransitoryMask Awaiting Petrichor


@joemccann<br />

53.6k followers<br />

Every single OTC desk is<br />

"out of borrow" for $SOL.<br />

Funding rates are over<br />

8000% at some of the desks.<br />

Traders are short yet $SOL<br />

is trading a 16 handle.<br />

Where have we seen this<br />

before?<br />

Gamestop and $GME.

Keep your eyes on...<br />

Rejected f00kers<br />

CyberPunks<br />

Secret Sphinx Society

@alex_valaitis<br />

It’s been a crazy 24 hours in crypto: -@FTX_Official looks to be going under -<br />

@cz_binance may acquire FTX. com -Crypto market sell offs + contagion Here’s the most comprehensive thread<br />

on everything going on right now. MUST READ if you’re in crypto<br />

Let’s start by recapping how we arrived at this moment. The thread below breaks down the conflict between @<br />

SBF_FTX & @cz_binance, which has been brewing since 2019<br />

Well @binance and @FTX_Official are officially at war with each other. What most people don’t realize is that<br />

this conflict has been brewing since 2019. Here’s the complete history of how we got to this point and why you<br />

should care MUST READ<br />

What were these recent revelations? It was likely the leak of @AlamedaResearch’s balance sheet in @coindesk<br />


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Divisions in Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Empire Blur on His Trading Titan Alameda’s Balance Sheet<br />

Alameda had $14.6 billion of assets as of June 30, according to a private document CoinDesk reviewed. Much of<br />

it is the FTT token issued by FTX, another Bankman-Fried company.<br />

For those who are not aware, Alameda is the other half of @SBF_FTX’s crypto empire. FTX is the crypto exchange<br />

& Alameda is the trading arm. Alameda is crucial to the entire model because it is responsible for generating<br />

significant revenue through trading & market making.<br />

This brings us back to the report It was revealed that Alameda’s assets amounted to $14.6 billion as of June 30th<br />

However, there was 1 problem. Upon inspection it was found that $5.8 billion of the assets were held up in $FTT<br />

($3.66B unlocked + $2.16B collateral) What’s $FTT?<br />

$FTT is the token of the FTX exchange. It can be used for paying trading fees (& getting discounts) similar to $BNB<br />

The fact that $FTT made up such a large portion of Alameda’s balance sheet is problematic for 2 reasons:<br />

1. It inextricably ties Alameda to FTX. If FTX goes down then $FTT loses its purpose & Alameda holds a vaporous<br />

token.<br />

2. Alameda was using $FTT to post collateral against it’s liabilities.<br />

So if $FTT tanked it could mean that Alameda is not able to cover its debts.<br />

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After the story leaked, many people, including FTX CEO @carolinecapital, tried clarifying that the info circulating<br />

didn’t tell the full picture This suggested that the price of $FTT wasn’t crucial for FTX or Alameda, however the<br />

data told another story<br />

Quote Tweet<br />

Caroline @carolinecapital<br />

A few notes on the balance sheet info that has been circulating recently: - that specific balance sheet is for a<br />

subset of our corporate entities, we have > $10b of assets that aren’t reflected there<br />

Beginning last night, $SOL began selling off much more aggressively than other tokens (FTX is a huge holder<br />

of SOL) At the same time, it was clear that somebody was trying to hold the $22 price floor. Who could it have<br />

been? This tweet gives a clue https://twitter.com/carolinecapital/status/1589287457975304193?s=20&t=R-<br />

6z1aiKewFvsn3geUMNlTQ…<br />

Quote Tweet<br />

Caroline@carolinecapital<br />

@cz_binance if you’re looking to minimize the market impact on your FTT sales, Alameda will happily buy it all<br />

from you today at $22!<br />

So it appeared that Alameda/FTX were trying to defend the price of $FTT by selling their other assets.<br />

Which signals that $FTT meant A LOT to them.<br />

And this brings us to the other major issue that hit FTX which was the FUD NARRATIVES...<br />

The sell pressure from @binance + initial dip in $FTT probably wouldn't have been enough to take down Alameda/FTX<br />

on their own.<br />

However, between CZ's tweets & the Coindesk article, many people started to PANIC!<br />

This led to a full blown bank run on FTX...It was reported that @FTX_Official saw over $6 BILLION in withdrawals<br />

from its exchange in 72 hours<br />

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This created a vicious cycle:<br />

-FTX bank run hurt the exchange<br />

-This triggered people to sell $FTT<br />

- $FTT dropping made people panic more<br />

-This caused other Alameda assets to drop<br />

This vicious cycle driven by a mix of FUD narratives + Binance selling led to the SHOCKING announcement this<br />

morning by SBF that Binance would be acquiring http://FTX.com !!!<br />

https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX/status/1590012124864348160?s=20&t=n7tvZN8S0JNvh7saFifdhQ<br />

It's important to clarify that http://FTX.com only covers FTX's international business.<br />

FTX US, which is where the bulk of FTX's business resides, was not included as part of the deal.<br />

So why did SBF go this route of selling to the guy who attacked him?<br />

We now know that Alameda has a massive hole in its balance sheet since $FTT has dropped 80% in a week & a lot<br />

of other assets on it's balance sheet have plummeted<br />

Alameda needs to fill that hole & a cash influx from a sale of http://FTX.com would help<br />

But is it enough?<br />

At this point it is difficult to say whether or not FTX and/or Alameda can recover from this.<br />

They need to find some way of raising billions of $ in a short period of time.<br />

Which will be difficult to do given negative sentiment + other assets on their balance sheet dropping.<br />

The different ways that Alameda/FTX could generate $:<br />

-Selling other assets on their balance sheet<br />

-Market making & trading (for instance Alameda could have actually shorted $FTT on the way<br />

down)<br />

-Raising $ from other big players such as banks & funds<br />

At this point the silence is deafening from @FTX_Official, @SBF_FTX + others. If they had good news, they would<br />

likely be sharing it to quell the FUD and stop the bleeding.<br />

They are likely in a desperate fight for survival at this point.<br />

Now let's consider how this could all play out & the impacts on the larger crypto industry. The 3 major risks at this<br />

point are:<br />

-FTX and/or Alameda insolvency<br />

-Contagion<br />

-Further bank runs on other exchanges<br />

In terms of FTX/Alameda insolvency, we likely won't see the full fall out for some time.<br />

Moves are being made behind closed doors right now & things are in motion.<br />

But if FTX were to go insolvent, it would definitely put their customer funds at risk.<br />

As for contagion, FTX/Alameda may need to continue selling off other crypto assets which could hurt crypto prices<br />

Furthermore, if they can't repay their debts, that may cause financial issues for their lenders who may be in the<br />

crypto space as well<br />

This would be 3AC on steroids.<br />

Lastly, this could trigger a wider bank run on other crypto exchanges like @binance, @coinbase, @kucoincom,<br />

etc.<br />

While I would like to say everything is fine, at this point I don't know how anyone can fully trust a CEX. Move to<br />

self-custody ASAP.<br />

Not your keys, not your crypto!<br />

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@web3bodega<br />

is web3?<br />

web3 is a paradigm shift and signals a move towards a more<br />

democratized internet with less interference from bad actors.<br />

are you trying to build a brand? business? project?<br />

web3 is a really good place to garner an audience, or leverage<br />

an existing audience. But how?<br />

Well, one way is through Unique Digital Experiences.<br />

Delivering something that combines the heights of blockchain/<br />

web3 technology, culture and interaction.<br />

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In 2022, @decentraland's metaverse fashion week showcased partnerships with<br />

world-renown brands such as @TommyHilfiger,@dolcegabbana and more. This saw<br />

high-fashion cross into the metaverse in a way not seen before.<br />

In a similar experience, @PacSun's collaboration with @Roblox<br />

to bring a virtual Pacsun Boutique into their metaverse to sell digital wearables for Roblox<br />

avatars.<br />

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Another way to gain exposure is by keeping your ears on the<br />

pulse of the culture and actively seeking collaborators who hold<br />

weight within web3.<br />

It works both ways. Within the last few months, we've seen both<br />

a landmark collab between @TiffanyAndCo and @cryptopunksnfts<br />

in which holders had exclusive access to a unique limited<br />

edition necklace, and the @IMG x @okaybears partnership.<br />

Lastly is to launch your own branded project, following in the<br />

footsteps of many of the brands who have dipped their toes<br />

already!<br />

In a similar experience, @PacSun's collaboration with @Roblox<br />

to bring a virtual Pacsun Boutique into their metaverse to sell<br />

digital wearables for Roblox avatars.<br />

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Fool me twice, shame on y00t.<br />

5:34 Estimated 1169 Words EN Language<br />

All anyone talks about in Solana NFTs is frank, y00ts, and DeGods. It’s understandable given the market in the latter half of<br />

2022 - there’s not much else going on and these are the highest market cap projects on the chain. But it’s tiresome and the<br />

commentary about frank and y00ts that the Twitter algorithm feels like putting on my feed is often asinine.<br />

As someone observing from the sidelines, early returns from y00ts make the project look like anything but the origin of a<br />

burgeoning NFT brand. Instead the saga seems like more of a cautionary tale about inexperience, the weight of expectations,<br />

and the animal nature of hype cycles in these markets.<br />

Let’s start with the y00ts art. There are several mistakes that were immediately obvious. Many of these things should have<br />

been caught during basic quality control and it’s bizarre that a multi-month delay to “perfect” the art did not find these.<br />

None of these are a huge deal and they are all fixable with mutable NFTs but there just seems to be a dissonance between the<br />

attention to detail that the team put into some aspects of the art production and the level of care the team wanted everyone to<br />

THINK went into the art production.<br />

Still on the art, the team made a series of choices that are highly questionable. The hair traits for example mostly look bad -<br />

like the characters are wearing cheap toupees. Why would yeti/ape things have human hairdos on top of their fur?<br />

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Many of the 1/1s the team chose are of poor quality or just… plain boring and not cool. 1/1s like the deconstructed y00t, or the<br />

skeleton, or frank’s doodled y00t, or the sketch of expressions, will probably look sadder and sadder over time as they stare<br />

out from a collector’s wallet. They look particularly rough in comparison to some of the rejected 1/1s that artists who are or<br />

were on the team have shared publicly.<br />

As a whole the collection is just bland; it’s a 15,000 piece tray of gray scale rye toast served with an assortment of tiny and<br />

pretentious jams.<br />

Those jams would largely be the glasses, the inspirations of which read like what a group of boys from a junior high school art<br />

class would respond off the cuff if asked for some examples of art. The Mona Lisa! Starry Night! The Apple apple! Banksy!<br />

Andy Warhol! uhhhhhh, The Beatles? Van Gogh…? Was he an old painter?<br />

Perhaps the most jarring thing about the y00ts collection is just how derivative and unoriginal the style of the collection is.<br />

We have a lineup of humanoids or anthropomorphic animals drawn with thin linework in trendy streetwear - this is a concept<br />

that has already been done on Solana to both success and eventual decline, by projects like Okay Bears and Cets. Look at the<br />

clothing between y00ts and Okay Bears - you would be hard pressed to say that these drawings are even from different artists<br />

and different collections.<br />

On balance, artistically y00ts does not break any new ground. That’s disappointing to say the least given the expectations:<br />

DeGods pumped to ~600 SOL in anticipation of y00ts and down bad degenerates were outspokenly hoping that frank would<br />

“save the market” with his new, awe-inspiring NFT collection while influencers leaned into that memetic hope.<br />

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There are 2021 Solana NFT projects that did the art thing much better. Technically, Degenerate Ape Academy and monoliff<br />

pulled off a more difficult artistic style with aplomb and originality; Galactic Gecko Space Garage has better and more original<br />

hand-drawn art; even projects like SMB at least have simpler art that should be more extensible to other mediums like 3D<br />

metaverse implementations or product displays (at one point extensibility was important for NFT projects, before metaverse<br />

coins/projects went to zero in the bear market).<br />

But art is subjective. Some people will love y00ts, sure. The collection being boring might mean that it ages decently. I would<br />

at least HOPE that most of the NFT buyers on Solana realize that tweets like this are insanely stupid, though:<br />

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Exacerbating the non-homerun on the art are all the errors in process. You can’t call your shot and make everybody wait for<br />

months and then hit a bunt single; the team delayed FOREVER and ostensibly accomplished not a whole lot other than<br />

distilling the collection down into something practically milquetoast. Along the way frank and Co. also:<br />

1. Pissed off John Le<br />

2. Lost SCUM<br />

3. Botched the t00b mint<br />

4. Said the t00b mint would be “mind blowing” when it was just a tiny video<br />

5. Botched some raffles following the t00b mint<br />

6. Created a chronic PR disease by rejecting tens of thousands of people during the scholarships process, many at the last<br />

minute when they could no longer sell DUST at a decent price<br />

7. Didn’t make their sites mobile compatible despite there being no obvious “desktop experience”<br />

8. Fucked over WL pool participants by moving the contribution deadline<br />

9. Delayed literally everything, ostensibly to work on the art but cynically to fish for better market conditions for the reveal<br />

10. Took a critical role in the abandoning of NFT royalties by the entire ecosystem only to slap royalties on y00ts a month later<br />

The series of fumbles or questionable choices could be seen as a continuation of a tradition of mistakes. Remember:<br />

1. They botched their initial mint<br />

2. PHBT was an obviously shitty idea that didn’t work<br />

3. They couldn’t build out their own marketplace and had to contract Piggy Sol Gang of all projects to help them<br />

4. Their initial art was not popular<br />

There are probably more hiccups that I am forgetting.<br />

Mistakes are FINE, of course. All projects mess up and people do too. Frank’s attitude regarding mistakes is actually very<br />

healthy and mature; his pinned “tried some shit” quote is iconic in our bubble for good reason. But you should only get so<br />

many “whoopsies” forgiven before the market starts to assume you or your team are flawed.<br />

Frank is probably a good guy at his core and this is not a criticism of him on a personal level. There are valid and good reasons<br />

that people gravitate towards Frank’s personality. His modus operandi seems to be to put the weight of the world on his<br />

shoulders and then challenge himself to come through. On an individual level that’s inspiring but when that becomes a public<br />

perception, for whatever reason, you can end up with a figure on a pedestal. In financial markets when money chases a cult of<br />

personality the end result is seldom positive.<br />

When expectations are too lofty for hyped crypto projects and personalities you can also see some bizarre navel gazing, like a<br />

group of pseudo-anonymous young males making a documentary of themselves while they slowly and clumsily ship a<br />

pompous BAYC derivative served on Wonderbread.<br />

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Let’s agree to let frank, DeGods, and y00ts retake their rightful place just below the upper echelon of Solana NFT projects.<br />

It’s time for some new Gods.<br />

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0xGumshoe<br />

6 Reasons why Solana is gonna make it and why placing bets in the coming months could yield 20x-30<br />

returns in the coming cycle.<br />


Solana ranks 3rd on the Nakamoto Coeficient, which is a measure for network decentralisation.<br />


Biggest $SOL funds have been forced liquidators in the recent days, and as you know Alameda & FTX are done<br />

for, along with the funds caught in the contagion.<br />


We've faced a year of trouble & constant FUD which culminated in a doom loop where $SOL went down from<br />

$38 to $12 in just a few days.<br />

Everyone who doesn't give up now is going to be building an ever stronger community in the coming years.<br />


We had certain founders panicking and saying they were gonna bridge their collections to $ETH, while most were<br />

buying their dream plays. NFT Volume surpassed 300k SOL at some point.<br />


The last 6 months have been of immense innovation & acceleration of software development.<br />

Anatoly mentioned that in early 2023 there will be an update that almost eliminates the risk of network outages.<br />


Panic and forced liquidations in the last few days, caused a surge of new buyers, which helped spread out the<br />

holding % especially on the TOP 1%.<br />

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INTROduction<br />

INTROduction<br />

@redeye_sol<br />

Hi, I'm Redeye, an art loving photographer who dons the mask of warriors here on CT<br />

Whilst almost all of my timeline are in Lisbon and I cant introduce myself to you guys in person, I thought it may<br />

be a good time to introduce myself here.<br />

I was born in the early 90's in a small town 30 minutes from Liverpool and have enjoyed the fruits of the city's<br />

labours all my life. It is here, where i found great inspiration from the industrial architecture that plagues the city<br />

from a time once remembered.<br />

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Architecture is and has been one of the main focuses in my photographic work and i have been lucky enough to<br />

experience architecture through the lens of many cultures.<br />

My favourite being the Tokyo Government building and surrounding areas<br />

'Business' owned by @laurence_antony<br />

I studied Photography at my local college before furthering my education at Manchester Metropolitan University,<br />

studying Photography and Art History. Here it is where i found my love of fine art photography and Abstract<br />

expressionism works.<br />

I have been a collector of things all my life- sticks from the park as a child to Pokemon cards to Vinyl records and<br />

to more recently NFTs and digital assets. I am proud to support artists in this amazing space and have a collection<br />

available to view at https://aether.so/solaris/space/4653<br />

I have been absolutely honoured to work alongside some Legends of the space and I'm currently working with<br />

@ParticlesNFT to give there community members information on whats going on in the 1/1 Solana art world.<br />

@Quetzal__Q is a chad and has some major things coming up!<br />

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I also have the pleasure of periodically curating for two art dao's, a massive honour.<br />

The OG @TheRealmsDAO ran by the brilliant @SolCultures and the infamous group of ruckus causing artist and<br />

collectors at the @masked_warriors ran by the equally infamous @laurence_antony<br />

I would also like to take the opportunity to introduce my new artist Alter Ego @RaoulDuke_Art, an @anonymousgghost<br />

by @paldipaldi<br />

I will be posting my creations and expressions on that account and will leave the Redeye account as my working<br />

and collector profile.<br />

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@L0SxS0L<br />

‘A Conduit of Remembrance’ Delivering esoteric knowledge through his art and music, @iamwoodyb777 is a<br />

phenomenal lyricist with over 20 years in the game With established work on Spotify, SoundCloud and iTunes, he<br />

has recently found a new home and community with Solana.<br />

The first NFT he dropped was a limited edition of 12 signed covers of his album ‘Grinders Keepers’ For a taste of<br />

@iamwoodyb777 pre-Solana, this LP literally does not miss a beat Take a minute to listen to one of its tracks on<br />

SoundCloud here https://bit.ly/3fUf6Ig<br />

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Tapping into the web3 community, @iamwoodyb777 found a talented and creative family that was bullish and<br />

ready to collaborate ‘I’ve noticed someone could have under 1k followers & be a multi-platinum producer - you<br />

don’t have to have notoriety to be an asset in the community’.<br />

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OG producer @Sk8nSmk soon reached out with an incredible beat and @iamwoodyb777 laid this flowing freestyle<br />

track over the top of it Inspired, @Sk8nSmk dedicated 2 solid weeks to adding special effects and animation<br />

to create their first collaborative NFT ‘Higher Than Me’.<br />

This is the first in a series of musical collab NFTs, with hints towards future producers and animators hyped to<br />

work with @iamwoodyb777 hidden within the clips.<br />

WoodyB is also a passionate artist, and has created various Supernatural characters to help share esoteric messages.<br />

As @iamwoodyb777 continues to value community and collaboration above all else, he remains grounded<br />

and humble 'I want people to grow with the pieces that they collect, so that they are the ones that extract the<br />

gold and feel connected to them like no one else'.<br />

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zen_llama<br />

A letter to @frankdegods on the future of @dust_labs, @De-<br />

GodsNFT and @y00tsNFT.<br />

Let me begin by saying that I owned a DeGod in the very early<br />

days of the project, I like many others, couldn’t mint due to the<br />

whole link on Twitter not Discord snafu. This was the first of<br />

many many execution errors I would experience over the coming<br />

months.<br />

From the the exiled DeGods, to the failed marketplace, to the<br />

33.3% “bitch tax”, I was there, FOMOing in because some friends<br />

I had in the space insisted you were going to be, “the biggest project<br />

on Solana.”<br />

Let’s not forget the old Frank. You were in no way humble. In fact,<br />

I’d argue your refusal to become the butt of a joke you were quickly<br />

bringing to reality was what ultimately led to your success.<br />

Those early days were hard to watch. I eventually sold because of<br />

the toxic community DeGods had become. When I would raise<br />

concerns as a practicing engineer in the discord, I was constant spit<br />

on. After one particularly disturbing interaction, I ended up leaving<br />

DeGods.<br />

Fast forward some months and a new “Frank” emerged. I saw<br />

what looked like real humility around a failed NFT project, and<br />

I think a lot of others saw this humility and we’re drawn into the<br />

honestly and integrity it projected. I believe at that time it was very<br />

genuine.<br />

The saying “we tried some shit, ect…” came about, and the project<br />

really did take back off to become what it is today. However, let’s<br />

not gloss over the fact, DeGods would have NEVER recovered<br />

from all that if it were on ETH at the time. It was SOL that kept<br />

you alive.<br />

I’m grateful to have a y00t tube, (unrelieved) but after going to<br />

Breakpoint and talking to some of your VC investors, I think you<br />

once again, need to take some time for reflection.<br />

You so far have not launched a single successful Web3 native piece<br />

of technology. Every software project that has succeeded, has been<br />

distinctly Web2. I have yet to see any blockchain native implementation<br />

of anything unique.<br />

Quite frankly “Proof of Work” is the equivalent of a employee<br />

you hire who never gets anything done but get really good at giving<br />

you a list of excuses why. You might as well have used a Notion<br />

doc man.<br />

Most people I was able to talk to gave me the sense that they<br />

invested in DeGods more out of charity to the Solana ecosystem’s<br />

biggest project, buoyed by the hiring of @kevindegods, to give<br />

them some sense of security despite the terrible execution track<br />

record.<br />

Have you given any thought to what that investor base looks like<br />

on Ethereum? If you have, I’d love to hear it. I’m not strongly for<br />

or against you moving. I’d prefer for you to stay on SOL, but I<br />

understand you’re a master marketer and will do what gets you the<br />

most eyeballs.<br />

As you have said many times, “I will do what’s in the best interest<br />

of my holders.” A fair position for a business to take. Where my<br />

concert comes about is the lack of foresight, I’ve seen in these decisions<br />

over an extended track record.<br />

While I do not blame you for the 0-royalty meta, and think ultimately,<br />

it’s going to be a catalyst for innovation, your role in that<br />

innovation has so far been basically to cause a bigger mess to make<br />

the adults in the room more motivated to clean up after you.<br />

I say all this not to attack you, but because fundamentally I think<br />

you need to pause and take a breath again, much like after the failed<br />

launch of DeGods and the re-emerging of the humility that made<br />

you a cult ikon on Solana.<br />

Your reputation among builders on SOL, assessed through a week<br />

in Lisbon, is not good. I know a lot of builders whose reaction to<br />

your considering moving to ETH is “good riddance.” Personally,<br />

I’m saddened by this as the decision to do so now will likely burn a<br />

lot of bridges.<br />

Given the events of the past few days Solana will have a lot of rebuilding<br />

to do, and I think you have a golden opportunity to repair<br />

a lot of credibility with the builder community if you we’re to stick<br />

around and help to rebuild.<br />

If you do decide to go to Ethereum, don’t make the decision out of<br />

getting sucked into your own hype. You can only keep chasing the<br />

attention ball for so long, there’s no long-term moat in attention,<br />

even Yuga is doing the engineering work to maintain their moat.<br />

The easier path at this moment is understandably to jump ship. But<br />

nothing worth having in the long term has ever been easy. Did you<br />

even let the @metaplex guys know you were considering moving<br />

before announcing you’d use their royalty enforcement solution?<br />

These are the business decisions that future seed investors are going<br />

to remember.<br />

If you believe you can obtain round 2 seed funding after moving<br />

to Ethereum, then do what’s best for your business, but from the<br />

outside looking in, it appears you’ll need to sell the NFT IP to do<br />

so. Idk who will trust you for a tech partnership after all this.<br />

For the sake of @DeGodsNFT, @dust_labs, and @y00tsNFT,<br />

please don’t get lost in your own sauce again. Your only gunna get<br />

one more chance at this IMHO, and I do want you to succeed wherever<br />

that may be. 23 is young af, maybe it’s ok to slow down a bit<br />

and assess.<br />

So it’s from that space I share my critiques, understanding you’ll<br />

make the best decision for your holders in the end, as you see it.<br />

Hopefully this doesn’t come off as an attack, it’s truly not meant<br />

that way, rather an honest assessment I don’t see you getting elsewhere.<br />

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@ParrotTools<br />

Whitelist grinding sucks. Keeping up with raffles/collabs<br />

is annoying. For creators - figuring out Mint Price, Supply<br />

and finding the *right* minters is impossible. What<br />

if we provided a simple tool that solved these issues?<br />

Say hello to List Assist.<br />

As a project founder your #1 goal pre-mint is to find<br />

good holders & more importantly, sell out. Currently<br />

the broken way of doing that is through overallocation<br />

of WL, endless collabs and having people “grind” for<br />

a spot. Let’s change that and put more power in your<br />

hands.<br />

If you want a whitelist spot in projects apply by connecting<br />

your wallets. We pour through the data and if<br />

you are accepted based on the criteria the Project set<br />

we assign you the role in the appropriate Discord. It’s<br />

minimal work for both Creator and Whitelist seeker.<br />

Creators get to set specific requirements such as “Minted<br />

NFT in last 7d”, or “Has 5 SOL in wallet” or “Holds 20<br />

NFTs.” This will cut through all the noise and enable you<br />

to automatically WL the people you WANT to be a part<br />

of your community.<br />

Finally (and most importantly) we give creators access<br />

to a Dashboard to provide significant insights previously<br />

not available. One of the features is a “Mint Success<br />

Estimator” - we will constantly track accepted WL wallets,<br />

crunching data & estimating likelihood to mint.<br />

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We plan to charge creators pre-mint or post-mint based on # of applications or a set fee. We are looking to release<br />

this to the first creators in the next 30 days. If you are interested in being one of the first projects onboarded,<br />

fill this out:<br />

docs.google.com List Assist Interest Form<br />

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@InfectedMob<br />

We’re excited to introduce our new community initiative. Mob Syndicate.<br />

What is a Mob Syndicate? Mob Syndicate is a role exclusively for all verified holders of our infected art-as-a-service<br />

collections.<br />

This includes current and future clients such as:<br />

@JellyeSportsNFT<br />

@SoDeadNFT<br />

@HelloPantha<br />

@Riff_Rats<br />

@MousInDaHous<br />

@OakParadiseNFT<br />

@TrippinApeNFT<br />

@PuffuPandas<br />

@TombStonedHS<br />

@wcierc20<br />

H̶e̶l̶l̶o̶ Pantha<br />

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We are always looking to add to our community. This will allow new members to join our discord, and gain access<br />

to certain benefits.<br />

How do I get a Mob Syndicate role? Be a holder of the infected or Mob Studios generated collection. Get to know<br />

the mob community, and who knows maybe you’ll stick around and become a holder if you like what you see.<br />

What are some of the benefits of becoming a Mob Syndicate? Dedicated WL opportunities, alpha calls, and access<br />

to competitions/giveaways Opportunity to meet, build relationships, and be a part of our community<br />

How does this benefit the mob community? This will introduce Mob Studios ecosystem to community members<br />

from other projects. Most of these new members are holders who value amazing art & strong community as<br />

much as we do. We are excited to welcome these new members<br />

Stop in and learn what the mob is all about! https://discord.gg/sdnNQDc7<br />

Infected Mob<br />

some reasons why I decided to join @InfectedMob<br />

family<br />

• Amazing collabs with top tier projects<br />

• Given back 500sol+ to the community<br />

• $MOB token utilities<br />

• Art upgrade to ultimate PFP soon<br />

• New Trait marketplace soon<br />

• New missions soon<br />

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