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doodles v azuki
happy Friday the 13th! NFTs will rise from the dead today. book it.
we’ve had Punks vs. Apes. we’ve had the Gutter Cat Gang vs. Cool Cats. now? we have Azuki vs. Doodles.
last night, Azuki rallied back and rose their price floor to around 13 ETH* (as I write this). if you’ve followed the NFT news this week, this comeback is pretty impressive all things considered.
To recap, an Azuki founder admitted he was behind 3 pretty infamous and abandoned projects. after an aggressive Azuki dump based on this news earlier in the week, Zagabond (the Azuki cofounder in question) issued an apology and gave the contracts to the Zunks and Phunks communities.
this has apparently been enough to restore some of the Azuki shine (though the Azuki community and some big name influencers coming to its defense certainly helped too).
where’s the beef? well, the problem is that the Azuki price floor went back to being above Doodles.
from the Doodles side of things, their Dooplicator release yesterday was met with a collective shrug from the NFT community. that’s not entirely their fault, as NFT sentiment has been slipping in general this week. however, they didn’t do themselves any favors by dragging their feet with its launch. either way, their floor dropped below Azuki on the heels of their airdrop.
thus, the discourse began of who *deserved* the higher floor. Twitter ran amok with takes and takedowns of each community. and so Doodles vs. Azuki (NFT’s newest rivalry) was born.
in my opinion, that’s a good thing.
I obviously don’t want it to get into the “cyberbullying” range, but loyalty to certain NFTs and detest of others is good for engagement on Twitter and definitely good for the newsletter.
it’s all about eyeballs and clicks these days…and NFT rivalries give us some of our best content. so I’m all for it. who’s going to start beefing next? someone needs to start some drama with ArtBlocks…
@zachXBT (who was mentioned in this newsletter for awesome wallet slouthing last week) shocked the world on Friday by revealing some shady dealings from wallets connected to Logan Paul.
OK, not exactly. everyone had a feeling that he wasn’t exactly playing this game straight up.
for those living under an NFT pet rock, Logan Paul is a Vine star turned YouTuber turned boxer who has accumulated millions of young fans. he’s a media star who recently opened his third eye and realized he could be leeching even more money off his fans by using crypto and NFTs.
in the last year, he’s rugged one of his own projects (CryptoZoo) and been using ‘pump and dump’ techniques to make a lot of (unethical) money from his “fans”.
unfortunately, we can’t fight celebrities and people with big names from coming into the space. even worse, we can’t stop civilians who know nothing about NFTs or crypto from following their “advice”.
all we can do is hope that more people like him are exposed through the work of internet detectives. no free clout. and certainly no free NFTs for Logan Paul.
“a big Cool Cats sale? in this economy?” Cool Cats are also revealing their 2022 roadmap today. things are looking up for the superior cat NFT (let’s get that rivalry with Cool Cats and Gutter Cats going again).