Another day in the sun for NFTs and crypto art as OpenSea’s volume for August has already surpassed $1,000,000,000, and SuperRare dropped $RARE to their long-time artists/collectors. Fungibility has great things going on as well, as increasingly more platforms and funds take an interest in social money!
Welcome to Social Money Times #9…
Who’s on a Roll
1️⃣$WHALE Partners. Huobi Ventures Blockchain Fund and LD Capital joined the ranks of other high profile private token sale partners such as Galaxy Interactive, Metapurse, HashKey, D1 Ventures and SevenX Ventures after partaking in the second $WHALE private sale to strategic partners/ investors.
2️⃣ SuperRare DAO. One of the oldest NFT marketplaces, SuperRare, just announced the release of their token $RARE (not to be confused with $RARE by Rare Designer). It’s the first step towards the new future of SuperRare, which, alongside the power of curation, will be in the hands of the community through the creation of a SuperRare DAO. Read more here.
3️⃣ Open source AsyncArt. Programmable NFT art platform, AsyncArt, announced that they’d be open-sourcing their unstoppable auctions contract and making it publicly available to all NFT projects interested in using it. AsyncArt co-founder Conlan Rios also added that when using an unstoppable auction, bids can be placed either in ETH, or in any ERC-20, directly hinting at Roll and social money.
Watch out for the 💯 emoji which tells you which social money has hit $100,000 in liquidity. We call this “The 100K Club”.
First $GENRE curated auction. Following the announcement of the creation of $GENRE DAO, the folks over at Leaving Records have been busy. They just released their first curated auction.
💯💯One man army. Julien’s Bouteloup $JULIEN has seen $100,000+ increase to its ETH/JULIEN pair liquidity over the span of a month and is now sitting at $285,000 total liquidity. A breath away from a full 3x💯!
$WHALE Accelerating. Blockchain and NFT accelerator programs Launchpad Luna announced that they partnered with Whaleshark, the pseudonymous creator behind $WHALE.
$FAMILY Headlines. Didi Taihuttu of The Bitcoin Family revealed that they’re storing their cryptocurrencies in different cold wallets located all over the world in a recent CNBC interview. The Bitcoin Magazine also covered the story. That’s one famous family!
Claiming an earn code. Claiming an earn code is one of the best ways to get started on holding tokens of your favorite creators.
- Find an earn code. Engaging with creators means you’ll come across one of their earn codes sooner or later. Be on the lookout for them as they can be hyperlinked into text, or hidden inside a video as a QR code.
- Click to claim. Once you find an earn code and click on it (or scan it if it’s a QR code), you’ll be taken to the Roll platform to claim your social money.
- Log in. Make sure you’re logged in to your account. If you don’t have one, create one on the spot, or sign up now so you save time when it matters.
- Time is of the essence. Earn codes have a limited number of available claims, an expiration date (more on that here) and they’re claimed on a first come first served basis.
- Claim it. Click on the “Claim” button and you’ll instantly receive the social money in your Roll wallet. If the earn code has run out of claims or has expired, you’ll see the appropriate message. Don’t worry though, you can always make it next time!
Learn more at our FAQ. What do you want to see in Roll Academy? Tell us. 📩
Humans of Social Money: Petar (Ryu) of $GORN
“I witnessed the ground-breaking AI and blockchain revolution and was inspired by the infinite potential it gave me as an entrepreneur. I followed the teachings of AI, financial engineering, blockchain, and decentralized finance with the aim to help build an interstellar organization that goes beyond innovation. The Gorn Hegemony DAO was conceived in 2015 and had its debut in 2020 when $GORN was issued.
In social money, I see a gateway to express the voice of digital communities. I think the growth of digital ownership and socialization will be immense in the coming years. Social Money is for me a new expression of social freedom on the internet and the metaverse.
Gorn Hegemony DAO is right now in its alpha development stage and releasing commemorative NFTs as we speak. For the future, we are dedicated to bringing forward new use cases for the $GORN token as well as more auxiliary services.” — Petar (aka Ryu), founder of the Gorn Hegemony DAO. Join the Discord here.
Are you a creator or part of a social money community?
Tell us what it’s like to be one of the Humans of Social Money. Ping us! 📩
By The Numbers
44 million – $WHALE Vault valuation according to NonFungible report.
182 million – Social Money market capitalization.
1 billion – The monthly volume so far on the NFT marketplace, OpenSea.
16.000 – Total members of $WHALE Discord.
Hugo Amsellem, creator accelerator at Jellysmack and writer of Arm The Creators, put together a thorough thread on how to invest in creators; Social money and Roll couldn’t be absent.
We sat down with Q, the co-host of NFT Live and the mastermind behind Ladz City, to talk about podcasting, decentralized content networks, and $LADZ.
If you watch the episode on Youtube, there’s a small $LADZ gift waiting for you in the form of a QR code within the video. You’ll have to watch through the episode to find it!
Catch the episode on Youtube, Apple, and Spotify.
📣 Announcement 📣
Roll is on Instagram. We’re doing several social token giveaways on our IG page every week for the next few weeks. Give us a follow right now to stay in the loop and start stacking! 💸
Social Money Calendar
August 20, 20:30 UTC $FIRST Poker on upoker.net. Learn more here.
August 21, 14:00 UTC Quarterly Town Hall Presentation on $WHALE Discord.
August 22, 17:00 UTC Fun Uncle show on $LADZ Discord.
August 22, 00:00 UTC SO META – a house party in the Metaverse on $INI Discord.
August 24, 14:00 UTC Chiefs Axie School on $1337 Discord.
Get your community’s events featured on the Social Money Calendar. Tell us! 📩
Bye For Now
Hope you enjoyed rolling with us this week! Reply to this email with thoughts or shoot us a DM @tryrollhq. If you’re a creator, we’d want to feature you in the next issue! We’d love to hear from you so ping us at [email protected] 📩.
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This newsletter was sponsored by Petar (aka Ryu) from Gorn Hegemony DAO. Grab 10 $GORN here or using the QR code above (only for the first 50 people).
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