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Top Shot In the Middle 🥊
Featuring a Marketplace Beef, Office Hours Intel, Luke Kornet — Leaderboard Legend & More
Good Morning, B&B Ballers! Happy Saturday — hope you’ve all had a great week!
I don’t know if it’s me getting antsy for the NBA season to get here, or the Top Shot leaderboard system got the competitive juices flowing — but I did some buying on the marketplace for the first time in a while!
And while I didn’t plan this (just purchased moments that were missing from my sets) — I’m pretty happy with my place on the Bulls ladder:
Apparently I wasn’t alone in this endeavor, considering there have been 33 S1 Luke Kornet (a Bulls S1 bottleneck) sales in the last week. Unless Luke (or his family) suddenly became active on the platform… it has to be the Leaderboard!
Let’s get into all the action from the last few days:
Office Hours Observations 👂
Top Shot’s Chief of Staff (a newly minted title Jacob Eisenberg
Top Shot In The Middle 🥊
There was a heavyweight fight dominating NFT Twitter on Wednesday night, with the accounts of rival marketplaces OpenSea and Magic Eden trading blows. The subject — our very own NBA Top Shot:
And while this is probably the most engagement Top Shot has had in the non-FLOW corner of Twitter in some time, it was pretty comical to see the platform catching some strays.
Even Jayne jumped into the skirmish, though she took the high road amidst the mud-slinging:
Flowty x TFM 🤝
The First Mint is excited to partner with Flowty, a peer-to-peer NFT loan and rental platform on the Flow Blockchain founded by Michael Levy (fondly known as MBL throughout the Top Shot community).
Are you an NBA Top Shot collector / investor? Did you know that you can do a LOT more with moments than just buy and sell them?
Need help completing a Top Shot challenge? Rent on Flowty.
Have extra moments for a challenge and want to generate income in a safe way? Rent out your moments on Flowty.
Need liquidity but don’t want to sell your moments? Use moments as collateral to take out a loan on Flowty.
Looking for an alternative way to invest in Top Shot? Generate passive income by lending (funding loans) on Flowty.
Flowty’s rental and loan marketplace allows renters, owners, borrowers and lenders to transact in a safe and easy way!
Around The First Mint 🗣
Last week, the $Flow token, Dapper Lab's underlying blockchain, surged 40% on the Instagram integration news. A bullish sign for sure. But what do we really know about the token, and what its future holds? And more importantly...how much $Flow are we getting airdropped at the end of this month?
Thanks for reading! — Zach @ The First Mint
Follow Zach on Twitter at @GhostOfGregOden.
**This is not financial advice. Nothing in this newsletter, podcast, or publication should be considered financial or trading advice of any kind. Please do your own thorough research and make your own trading decisions. This is not advice.”
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