⚓️ what is openrarity?
I’m coming back from a long weekend of staying in hotels.
I used to think it would be cool to have a job where you traveled a lot and got to stay at them all the time. however, over the years, friends and movies like ‘Up In the Air’ have told me that’s *not* the case.
I’m really glad I found NFTs so instead of being a “jet setter”, I can now “bet sitter” (a bet sitter is someone who sits in front of their computer all day and gambles on NFTs).
this is my first newsletter since the merge, and it’s noteworthy in the sense that there are *no* notes to be talked about.
the merge went splendidly and Ethereum is now PoS. that’s all there is to report really.
however, it did bring Ethereum and crypto back to the headlines…if not only for a minute. Ethereum is cleaner…eliminating one of the biggest arguments against NFTs: that we are (erroneously) killing the environment.
and now, Best Buy has announced that they are selling Ledgers…the leading hard crypto hard wallet. it’s not the big green candles that will eventually lead to mass adoption, it’s the smaller building blocks like these.
the merge was a massive undertaking that couldn’t help but feel disappointing once it was completed. but we’re chipping away slowly.
(unfortunately, the price of Ethereum continues to be chipped away too. just remember that 1 ETH = 1 ETH though).
OpenRarity is the newest rarity tool on the block. and this one sounds promising. it brings together a lot of existing rarity tools, collections, and marketplaces to create an open-source rarity calculation (those that are participating below).
with all the data, you can bet it’ll be accurate, but I just want to remind you that rarities do *not* matter.
if something is special to you then it is *already* rare (cue the “awh’s” and the heart emojis). you don’t need a score to tell you that.
plus, buying rares isn’t worth it either. take this from someone who owns 1 of the 3 “zombie” Crazy Crows. you’ve never heard of them, you say? oh, well never mind then.
late in the NBA season of 2022, Deadfellaz announced they had partnered with the Chicago Bulls for…something. last night, we got a tease of the upcoming collaboration, and though we still don’t know what it *looks* like, we at least know what the Bulls *would look* like as an NFT. Deadfellaz continues to have the most headscratching partnerships in the game. so much so, that we can’t help but take notice 👀
shout out to @printer_brrr, one of my favorite Gutter Cats and apparently a bit of a security junky too. he revealed a tip for all the mobile Metamask users out there. apparently, it’ll store the *seed phrase* automatically in the iCloud (not great, Bob). make sure that setting is ‘off’ as soon as you can. and hope everyone had a great Gutter Con 2022.