Down the NFT Rabbithole 🐰
The First Mint
Featuring The Matrix NFT Drop, Fresh Threads Recap, Trade Ticket Time, Mainstream Mania & More
GM, NBA Top Shot Squad! Happy Tuesday - hope you had an excellent weekend (and holiday)! I’ve had about 10 straight meals of leftovers, and am slowly turning into a turkey at this point. But the items in the fridge must be consumed!
Let’s get into all the action from the last few days:
Nifty's: The Matrix NFT DROPS TODAY 🐇
Are you ready to enter The Matrix? Nifty’s NFTs drop at 10:01 AM PST / 1:01 PM EST today, with 100,000 randomly-generated Avatars up for grabs. Our full thread on everything you need to know:
Tomorrow — We ENTER THE MATRIX 🐇
A rundown of the @Niftys The Matrix Avatars drop 📜
🗓 Tuesday, Nov. 30 @ 1 PM EST
#️⃣ 100,000 unique, randomly generated Avatars
💵 $50 Each (purchase w/ Credit Card or DAI)
🚦25 daily Avatar limit per user
Cont'd ⬇️ https://t.co/hSIOD71BtW
If you haven’t already, sign up at niftys.com and head down the rabbithole.
Fresh Threads 🧶
Speaking of threads… We had our first non-base drop of Series 3 Monday, with 130,000 packs hitting the Top Shot ecosystem.
It seems as though demand was rather limited, with many users able to get back in line and score multiple packs.
After a few hours on the Marketplace, none of the new moments commanded much of a premium. The top four as of this writing:
We also saw the first Fresh Threads Showcase Challenge, with Carmelo Anthony as the reward:
🏆 FRESH THREADS CHALLENGE #1 🏆
🎖 Reward: @carmeloanthony
7 Moments Needed:
🧶 5x Fresh Threads Moments:
🙀 1x Cool Cats 3-Pointer
📣 1x Carmelo Anthony
⏰ Deadline: Thursday, Dec. 2 @ 10 AM PST https://t.co/V8nPCnlEF4
A Cool Cats 3-Pointer? In this economy?
I also got a good chuckle out of this moment thumbnail edit, from TFM Day One member @crisphnl:
Liking the @kylekuzma @nbatopshot Fresh Threads moment that I pulled today. 🔥 🔥🔥 https://t.co/IBgfXUzEvJ
Trade Ticket Time 🎟
For those of you who had the patience to accrue 350 trade tickets, your time has come. The Series 1 Reserve packs drop tomorrow at 11 AM PST, with 500 available in this first batch.
Our friend Bonfire at LiveToken is always cooking up cool things — and apparently tracked how efficient users were at acquiring their tickets. Via Brandon Sowle:
Awesome data via the @LiveTokenCo discord revealing the 30 most efficient accounts at acquiring 350 trade tickets.
Extremely proud to check in at #27! What?!?!
Am I a bot? https://t.co/uyhJ6yjw41
Given the cumbersome, time-consuming nature of buying moments, this was not my journey (shout out to @corporatetrash1, who loves that phrase). But good luck to those who will be participating!
Mainstream Mania 🤩
Ready to rock some Bored Ape Adidas merch? It might be happening sooner than you think:
Is @adidas making a splash in the #NFT space?
👀 @BoredApeYC | @punkscomic | @gmoneyNFT 👀 https://t.co/Ekcg6qCnbF
Yes, it would appear Adidas is making a move into the NFT waters, with what looks like partnerships with the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Punks Comic/Pixel Vault, and prominent NFT OG G Money.
On the right photo (GMoney), notice the Ethereum wallet address printed on the hoodie?
the wallet on gmoneys hoodie was sent a gm tx from a wallet with this ape. DID ADIDAS BUY AN APE? https://t.co/PiC9KXeMdQ
Hmmm, that looks just like the 3d ape in the middle photo… Coincidence? I think not!
Around The First Mint 🗣
🎧 Enter The Matrix (Feat. Jeff Marsilio)
100,000 ‘The Matrix Avatar’ NFTs are coming Tuesday (11/30), and we sit down with Nifty’s Co-Founder & CEO Jeff Marsilio to get all the drop details. We also talk about the entrance of major brands/IP into the space, onboarding new people into NFTs, and what the future holds as we continue to creep into the mainstream.
Thanks for reading! — Zach @ The First Mint
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