Happy New Year Rollers!
Top exchange KuCoin lists $WHALE, NFT marketplace OpenSea announces Series C, Eminem buys a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, and we introduce not one, not two, but four new social tokens that launched on Roll.
Welcome to the Social Money Times #19
Who’s On A Roll
1️⃣ $WHALE on Kucoin. Singapore-based exchange KuCoin becomes the third top exchange listing $WHALE after Gate and Huobi. KuCoin launched the $WHALE listing with a campaign in which users could earn a total of $50,000 in $WHALE.
2️⃣ OpenC. OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace, announced their Series C. This new raise will help them accelerate product development, improve trust & safety, and invest deeply in the web3 community & ecosystem. You can read more about OpenSea’s Series C here.
3️⃣ Apeminem. Rapper, actor, and record producer Eminem has joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club after buying an ape NFT with a gold necklace and khaki army cap he often wears in real life.
$GENRE from Leaving Records is on Uniswap. $GENRE, the social token of Leaving Records and the governance token of GENRE DAO, now has a liquidity pool on Uniswap. MatthewDavid, founder of Leaving Records, is in it for the long haul, “$GENRE went liquid to uplift our all genre music & art community. We are celebrating and thriving!”.
Buy $GENRE here and add $GENRE liquidity here. Raihan let us know that Leaving is probably the first record label to be traded on Uniswap.
$MARTE from Pako Campo in on Uniswap. $MARTE, the social token of contemporary artist Pako Campo and the governance token of MARTE DAO, now has a liquidity pool on Uniswap.
Buy $MARTE here and add $MARTE liquidity here.
Early $APRIL. Songwriter, singer, and keyboardist Misty Boyce announced the creation of $APRIL on her Instagram account. Misty will be rewarding fans that subscribe to her mailing list, support her via Patreon, buy merch, listen to her music, and engage on social media. There’s already an entire song up for grabs for people who hold 10 $APRIL.
It’s the $FUTR. Kevin Lum and Adam Bloom, the hosts of the FutureFolio podcast, announced the creation of their social token, $FUTR. Listen to the full episode where they talk about $FUTR and how to claim their token here.
Go with the $TIDE. Founder of StreamTide and host of DappDigest, Brady McKenna launched $TIDE, which will be be used in conjunction with his live stream on Twitch to further engage and educate his community before eventually empowering a “Twitch based DAO.”
Introducing $PCC. Performante Community Culture, a community of blockchain enthusiasts and traders primarily live on Discord, launched $PCC. Their token will be used to provide exclusive access to their content on Discord. There’s already a meme competition going with 10,000 $PCC as the prize.
$FIRST of the year. The year kicked off strong for $FIRST with a liquidity mining program. It will run until March and will distribute 100,000 $FIRST to liquidity providers as rewards. Learn how to participate in the program here.
Two Factor Authentication. Security is key in crypto. Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on your account will help keep it secure, even if your login information is compromised. You’ll need to have the Google Authenticator app on your phone.
- Go to your settings. From your dashboard, aim at the circular icon on the top right and select “Settings” on the dropdown menu that will appear.
- Go to “Security.” Select the security tab.
- Enable 2FA. Select “Enable 2FA” and a window will appear with instructions on setting up your 2FA.
- Follow the instructions. After you scan the QR code with your phone and a 6-digit code is generated, type it in the input field and select “Activate.”
- All set. Next time you log in to your account, you’ll be asked to enter your 2FA code from the Google Authenticator app.
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Humans of Social Money: Misty Boyce of APRIL
“I’m a songwriter, singer, keyboardist, and, more recently, a mom, living in Los Angeles. My manager, Cecilie Dreyer, and I were looking for ways to bolster the growing community around my music when we started exploring the possibilities of Web3.
Engaging and connecting with fans in ways that go beyond just the music itself, while fortifying the whole experience, is an exciting concept, and that’s how $APRIL was born. I think social tokens will help forge new paths for artists and their fans going forward.
Right now, $APRIL allows fans to poke around in the April Inc. house at our website, which is a gathering place for all things Misty Boyce, and access a secret, unreleased song. But we have plans to expand on this idea with more interactive content on the website and engaging socially, once it becomes clear how that can happen in a post-Covid world.
We’re also looking forward to seeing the reaction of our community so we can better understand what people want and how they’d like to engage with each other and me through $APRIL.
To join our community and earn some $APRIL, folks can subscribe to my mailing list, become a Patreon supporter, buy merch, or just poke around in the April Inc. house for a hidden earn code”. – Misty Boyce, follow her on Instagram & Twitter and visit her website.
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By The Numbers
123 – The amount of ETH Eminem spent to buy a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.
935k – The total number of people who have traded at least 1 NFT on OpenSea.
1,630 – The amount of ETH XCOPY’s “All Time High in the City” sold for on the secondary market.
300 million – The total amount of money OpenSea raised in their Series C.
Cryptocurrency analytics and market intelligence platform Messari tweeted out their “Social Token Bible.” It covers how creators and entrepreneurs can unlock new monetization opportunities through social tokens. You can read the entire thing here.
Nadja is the one half of the YouTube channel Andjela & Nadja that she runs with her sister Andjela. They are the biggest female-led YouTube channel in the Balkans, with almost a million subscribers. We talked with Nadja about being a YouTuber, how their journey started, and their new social token, $AIN.
Keep an eye out while watching the episode on YouTube as there is some $AIN waiting for you (hint: it’s the QR code)!
Catch the episode on Youtube, Apple, Spotify
Social Money Calendar
January 7, 23:00 UTC LADZ City Radio on $LADZ Discord.
January 8, 12:00 UTC eSports 4 Everyone on $1337 Discord.
January 9, 22:00 UTC SO META – a house party in the Metaverse on $INI Discord.
January 10, 17:00 UTC Project Showcase: MintNFT – Barbie x Balmain on $WHALE Discord.
January 11, 17:00 UTC Second Community Meeting on $MARTE Discord.
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Grab 10 APRIL ($APRIL) 👇
This newsletter was sponsored by Misty Boyce from APRIL. Grab 10 APRIL here or using the QR code above (only for the first 30 people), and redeem it for a reward.