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GM future crypto whales 🐳
We’re all feeling like small fish in the sea today as the markets won’t do what we told them to after a monumentally historic moment in crypto 😒
That’s okay though.
There may be no alpha, but there’s always drama and we always find it 🍿
Craig Wright Again 🙄
Heath Ledger NFTs 🤡
US Regulations 💣
Rarible + Immutable ❌
Craig Wright: “I stomped on the hard drive” (the one that would ‘prove’ he is the real Satoshi)
Craig Wright has been claiming to be the real Satoshi since 2016, but hasn’t backed it up.
At least not sufficiently enough.
Many of the nerds who really know what they’re talking about say he’s lying.
FOR EXAMPLE: here’s a 2-minute video of Ethereum mastermind Vitalik Buterin lambasting Wright at a Bitcoin conference about scaling transactions in 2018 and demanding to know “why is this fraud allowed to speak at this conference?”
My fav is Joseph Poon at the end:
“I WROTE THE LIGHTNING NETWORK PAPER, I STRAIGHT UP DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESENTATION,” he shouted at Wright.
It’s just abundantly clear that Wright was not the alpha nerd in the room, and I’m sorry but I feel like the real Satoshi (whoever they are) would not get out-nerded in public.. at least not that hard.
Wright is currently embroiled in a legal battle with crypto Twitter personality Hodlnonaut, who made a series of tweets in March 2019 basically calling Wright a fraud and a scammer.
Hodlonaut was a public school teacher with roughly 8,000 Twitter followers at the time, and despite being widely discredited by many other prominent figures in the crypto community, he chose to go after that one.
So you know..
Don’t wanna get sued or anything 🙄
But I did hear from unconfirmed sources on the internet that Craig Wright’s search history includes:
What is Bitcoin?
Who is Satoshi?
How to destroy my hard drive
In that order.
I can’t prove it..
I just believe it 🤭
I won’t speculate on what could be in between 👀
Anyway, I guess we now know why he can’t back up his claim to being the inventor of Bitcoin.
As he said in court this week, he “stomped on the hard drive” containing the Satoshi keys, “otherwise, people will end up forcing me into doing something I don’t want to do.”
When was the last time Bitcoin’s inventor Satoshi Nakamoto sent a verified message (the last time anyone heard from him)?
Tap your answer below to see if you’re right!
Heath Ledger NFTs
To many, Ledger will always be considered the best actor to ever play Batman’s Joker in the Dark Knight.
Of course, he’s known for many other spectacular performances, including Brokeback Mountain, Casanova, and The Brothers Grimm.
This week, his foundation dropped NFTs that feature never-before-seen photos of the late actor.
They’ll auction off each NFT photograph and winning bidders will receive one of the following:
a physical magazine of the collection’s photos;
a fine art print of their own digital asset signed by the photographer.
They’ll use the proceeds to support emerging Australian actors, and with 15 NFTs at 3.5-5 ETH each, that’s a decent chunk of profit.
Web3 Pipeline 📢
GolbinTown.WTF happened? back in May, you might remember a certain free mint that was the talk of the entire cryptoverse. GoblinTown boasted “No roadmap, No Discord, No utility,” and boy did they mean it. Despite that, the floor rose to as high as 8 ETH (~$12,000) in June. In the 2.5 months since, the floor price has dropped by over 90%, currently down to 0.98 ETH. Given their lack of public direction and community building, this isn’t all that surprising in the current markets. But don’t come crying to me when you miss out on a 69x in the next bull run based on nothing but nifty art and hopium 😅
White House drops bombshell - breaking this morning, the Biden administration released its first-ever framework on what crypto regulation in the U.S. should look like. It’s a bit heavy, but it’s not all bad. They want their own digital USD (shocker), and they want to amend the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to apply to digital asset service providers, including cryptocurrency exchanges and NFT marketplaces, which would require them to report suspicious transactions to the Treasury. We knew this was coming - regulations are the next battle for the crypto bulls to fight.
Rarible teams with Immutable X - one of the hottest NFT marketplaces, Rarible has integrated the Immutable X chain, which supports up to 9,000 transactions per second, with zero gas fees when you mint, transfer, or trade. It’s also fully carbon neutral. Immutable X is used for many popular gaming NFTs, and now those NFTs can be traded on Rarible, which is incredibly bullish for the blockchain gaming industry as a whole.
NFT drops of the day 👀
🎯 Bounty Hunters | 2 (SOL) Sept 16 - giving web3 teams, creators, collaborators & collectors special access to Simpl3r’s CRM platform and other tools to capture the community’s imagination and ignite their passion
🐀 Radar Rats | $1000 (in SOL)Sept 17 - owners will have the opportunity to hold the Radar Rat to access the most exclusive art club on Solana or to ‘burn’ the NFT and receive an IRL authenticated Banksy art piece in exchange
💀 Skelly | 55 (ADA) Sept 17 - 3,333 Skelly NFTs that will live in the Skellyverse and act as voting chips for the community
🛑 NOTE: drops not promoted/endorsed✅ DYOR and practice safe minting!
Never forget it!
That’s all for today frens.
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