⚓️ sartoshi back
and a shakeup at Cool Cats
I’ve been creating these fun graphs for NFT Twitter. I’m by no means an artist, but I’ve been using Procreate to make them. this pie chart above has 5 layers and everything.
sometimes you have to try something to realize how difficult it is (walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, yada yada yada). shout out to all my artist friends who use Procreate to make stuff *way* more fantastical than this.
he’s back. no, not Beanie…someone much better (maybe).
yes, sartoshi, creator of mfers and still one of the funniest people to ever grace my timeline dropped a bombshell this weekend on Mirror…revealing he would be returning to Twitter (with a twist).
no…he won’t be taking back his mfers contract, but instead his open edition “the end of sartoshi” will now be a mint pass to his new art curation project. you can follow his new Twitter account here.
the news of his return and the subsequent announcements caused the open edition (and mfers oddly) to pump a little. it was pulled from the depths of an almost-0 price floor to one of around .04 as I type this.
not bad and certainly nothing too crazy. however, the ethics of his decision have been called into question.
while I’m biased (I think sartoshi is the GOAT shitposter), I do think it’s fair to question his intentions. he left us when we needed him most…going cc0 and transferring the mfers contract…at the heights of the bull market.
now, not even a year later, he will be returning after a horrific bear market to try and milk us for some ETH again.
(FWIW rumors have swirled that he was affected by the FTX bankruptcy and is now strapped for cash).
I, however, still welcome back our meme king with open (but skeptical) arms.
and in more news relevant to me…Cool Cats is once again going through some changes.
Elu (aka Evan Luza), one of the four founding Cool Cats members, announced he would be stepping aside into an advisory role on Monday. he had previously handled business development for the team.
while it’s not *exactly* shocking for anyone who has been paying attention to the Cool Cats layoffs and turnover during the past few months, it’s still a sad situation for Elu. together with his college friend, Clon, they helped launch Cool Cats and achieve some really spectacular heights.
unfortunately for him, the lows were likely too much for the new CEO and management team.
and not to make light of the situation, but this is quite common in the Web2 startup world. eventually, the expectations of the customers, investors, and shareholders (if there are any) become too large for humble beginnings.
founding members are often pushed out when there’s a need for more expertise in the building…which definitely seems to be the case with Cool Cats, a project that has floundered recently and looks to reestablish its footing in the NFT community.
people forget that Cool Cats have often been first in the space *a lot*. they were (maybe) the first “cute” PFP project and also the first project to go from 15 ETH price floor to a 2 ETH one.
I expect to see more founding members of teams stepping aside in the coming months…as everything in the NFT space gets tighter and more consolidated.
Blur Airdrop #2 is now claimable for those who used the marketplace to make WETH offers (couldn’t be me).
not getting an airdrop from Blur only makes me turn against them more. first, it was no ENS integration, then it was a terrible UI, and now they won’t even pump my bags.
thanks for nothing, fam.
I wrote briefly about the Macy’s Parade vote on Thursday. while we won’t get the results until Wednesday of this week, I don’t need to see them to already be impressed with SupDucks.
for one, I’ve always liked their art and through this competition, I found their community was full of absolute diehards too.
I’m not vouching for SupDucks in particular, but if you can find *any* NFT community that’s able to get over 50K votes for anything in this bear market, you’d best take notice.
community is everything…and at the end of the day, it’s all we got here. see you Thursday for the next edition of BivNFT.