Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Charleston, SC, USA who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays and VR / AR work. He has done work for Apple, Space X, Nike, Coca-Cola, Adobe, Pepsi, Samsung and many more.
After he began releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops he has worked on concert visuals for Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Childish Gambino, Imagine Dragons, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, Skrillex, deadmau5 and many more.
Beeple's artwork was featured on Louis Vuitton’s Women's Spring 2019 ready to wear collection as well as window displays at their flagship stores all over the world. They also worked together to build a bespoke custom handbag featuring bendable LED screens that featured his videos.
One of the originators of the current "everyday" movement in 3D graphics, he has been creating a picture everyday from start to finish and posting it online for over thirteen years without missing a single day.
This is a really dope artwork! But the move to offer it at 1$ is next-level genius! Adds to the lore and the story behind it. Now if you combine this amazing description by the artist:
“ok first off it's a fucking dollar, if you need extra convincing from some BS artist's notes whether you want to spend a dollar on this i will punch you in the god damn face. smash the buy button ya jabroni.”
Spoken like a true degen, no wonder the NFT space loves him so much. The secondary market on this is already going insane!
... both being 1/1 editions in auction reached the price of 66.666 $ each. Very nice Halloween inspired amount and record breaking for NiftyGateway, the previous placeholder was Trevor Jones with 55.555$. Winner of the auction was Pablofr so he broke his own record because he is also the owner of ‘Picasso’s Bull’. Our crystal ball is predicting that the next amount to break this record will be 77.777$ or maybe 69.420$
What is revolutionary behind CROSSROAD is that the final artwork will change depending on the outcome of the U.S. election. So the owner doesn't really know which version he will end up getting.
Shortly after the auction Beeple full of adrenaline tweeted out:
Do you remember how successful YFI was? Maybe you will also remember all those “YF” clones that appeared afterwards and how many of them rugged afterwards?
Well, it looks like this week has been no different. There is a new project named $CORE that appeared 1 month ago. Its proposition was quite unique: 10k $CORE tokens minted, deflationary model, and liquidity locked in their LPs (meaning LPs can not be “broken” to get back the underlying assets). You can stake those LPs to get a % in $CORE of every tx involving any $CORE pair.
$CORE’s price has fluctuated a lot but the project is still gathering some attention in the DeFi space, so obviously many clones appeared to use the same tokenomics as the original one. Most of them either failed (no volume which means no fees which means no rewards from their LPs) or either rugged.
This week we had 2 major rugs with these clones. One was $KORE, which had around 1k ETH locked liquidity. Code had an infinite minting function that was discovered a few weeks ago by some community members but was disregarded by the $KORE community. Few days ago $KORE dev used it to mint 1m tokens and dump then in the market, leading its price to 0 and exiting with 900ETH (Around 350k$)
Another rug was $LCORE. The amount rugged in this one wasn’t that high, however it looks like some community members (such as El_Crypto_Chapo) managed to doxxed this dev and he asking to give all the money back.
Mischa Kurt Kongul - the $LCORE dev and scammer. Dug his photo up from FB and confirmed he’s been in crypto since 2014. Currently in Panama (domain was registered there). You’ve been doxxed. Return the stolen ETH by tomorrow or I’ll be sending the authorities. DM me @caniskus. https://t.co/rcIoVNdEAs pic.twitter.com/q2ApNQW5Rr— El Crypto Chapo (@El_Crypto_Chapo) October 30, 2020
Will $LCORE dev return the stolen ETH? Will Chapo fulfill his threats and go against him with everything he has? The only thing we know is that the crypto space is brutal out there, plenty of mine fields but also plenty of good opportunities. As always DYOR when investing in a project and don’t put any more that you can afford to lose. Stay safe!
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My name is Chuck and I have spent most of my adult life swindling people out of money.
I have worked under a number of pseudonyms over a long and arduous 4 month period, pitching everything from fake crypto art to rug-pulling shitcoins. These scams took in 10’s of dollars. No matter how much money I made or far-fetched the deal was, I never got caught.
That is, until my mom spotted my new Naruto Shippuden Hoodie 2 Weeks ago.
That was the day my Mom burst into my “office”. This was on Jarvis Street, Lacoochee, Florida.I occupied the backroom of my Mom’s double-wide. The place housed all of my “businesses”, but you would have never known that from the outside.
“Turn off your computer - It’s over” She yelled.
This particular scam was to find an established crypto artist, re-mint their work and offer it for sale on a number of marketplaces.
Capitalizing on the copy-paste meme, I did just that. A simple fake twitter profile to promote it and I managed to sell 1 copy for about 10% of the market value of the original!
My Mom waited in the doorway - where moments earlier, I had been checking on my numerous other scams. When she demanded answers as to my new found wealth, I went quiet, unsure of how to react and my cell phone went off. The theme from the Godfather (my new ringtone) filled the room. I couldn't help but feel a baller.
The next thing I knew, she stared at me and quietly said “Your day just got shitty, and it's going to get shittier”.
That was the end of my last scam. My Mom took away my computer. She still has it hidden somewhere. I don’t know if I’ll ever get it back.
You might be thinking, “Oh, those scams are so obvious, and I would never fall for that one”. When I see someone post that only stupid people fall for fraud, I feel like asking for their Twitter handle ro Discord id#.
Here’s the thing, I’m not interested in stupid people. Stupid people don’t know how to use crypto, how to set up a wallet or how to search for the next mewnshot NFT or Uniswap Gem.
You’d be amazed at how many “smart” degens, collectors and devs, etc that I managed to rip-off.
Make no mistake: I am a dangerous person on a computer, I am a next level shit poster and I can fill your DMs with dreams that will make you want to give me your money. If I choose to be fraudulent in my practices, nothing is going to stop me taking lots of money from you. Period, the end. And the world is filled with people just as dangerous as I am.
I am everywhere, and I am a ghost.
In total, I walked away from my life as an alpha scammer with $368. Unbelievable I know!
I sold fake art; I created copies of defi shitcoins and provided liquidity and as soon as my victims degened in, I pulled that rug! I was on fire! I must have separated over 10 people from their hard earned crypto.
Finally my big-payoff - Having used over 25 alt-wallets to conduct my Uniswap scams, Uniswap gifted me 400 Uni per wallet I had used. I was sat on nearly 10,000 Uni. I used those gainz to buy a raft of the hottest shitcoins. I bought YFI, XFI, XSP, if it was there in the Top Pairs on Uniswap, I bought it.
I got liquadated on a few as the defi bubble started to burst, I was so consumed by the scams, I even managed to rug myself and I got caught by Off Blue, but I still managed to bank my $368!
I have a whole load of ideas for new scams, just ripe for separating people from their hard earned crypto. I can’t wait to start working and earning mad gainz again.
If you’re unaware, not paying attention or just plain greedy, I will take it from you.
Just as soon as my Mom gives me my computer back.
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I just dropped 100 $ETH ($39,000) on $SAND in prep for the final @TheSandboxGame land sale, i sold some plots way too soon, and i'm FOMOing back in.— Pranksy (@pranksyNFT) October 29, 2020
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Μigration of older GAZETTE issues is still on.
You simply transfer your 1-4 editions to me for burning, you are receiving 100% identical Gazette printed on brand new contract + you get an Early Adopter Collectible made by Snape
On this week's issue the Artdrop will be from our dear FREAKJEESUS
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