Solana-based NFT project Outcast Academy has launched its new $DRAMA token, rewarding its community of the most popular posters on Twitter.
Outcast Academy describes itself as an “entertainment NFT experiment” and has launched $DRAMA tokens as part of its “shitpost-to-earn” ecosystem, allowing community members to nominate their favorite tweets from Twitter shitposters, the corresponding @DramaReward bot tag.
The nominated Twitter years can get free $DRAMA tokens thrown in the air.
However, the specifics of the award, how many nominations are required and other details are yet to be revealed.
Now, being a sh*t-poster pays. Introducing $DRAMA. Account @Drama Award To nominate your favorite tweets. pic.twitter.com/4pWkHNrKHA
– Outcast Academy – MINTING September (@Outcast_Academy) September 12, 2022
Shitposting generally refers to people who post content that is funny, sarcastic, sarcastic, or just innocent enough to elicit some kind of response, and this new NFT project aims to reward that kind of behavior.
The project has support from VaynerMedia, a marketing and media agency in particular NFT supporter and prominent entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
The winter is over, decay. The principal of Solana cordially invites you. @GarrivA & @ajv Back to school. pic.twitter.com/Ze1RoVzQV6
– Outcast Academy – MINTING September (@Outcast_Academy) September 9, 2022
Outcast Academy is also set for its first NFT release later this month, a collection of 5,000 NFT avatars featuring various high school characters such as nerds, jocks and rebels.
The project says it’s keeping the utility behind NFTs “hush-hush” at this stage, but notes that it’s building an “accessible ecosystem.”
Muck Zuckerberg’s tokenized little league baseball card
A minor league baseball card featuring Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg went up for auction on Sept. 24 on an online collectibles marketplace.
The card features a photo of Zuckerberg at age eight, dressed in a baseball suit with a bat in hand. These cards are generally made as novelty items for young baseball players, and Zuckerberg signed the card to give it to his camp counselor at the time.
The card has been produced as an NFT and is up for auction through online collectibles marketplace ComicConnect. The bid is not authorized by the person himself.
“There is nothing like it. Mark Zuckerberg has influenced our culture more than every single MLB and NBA player — and this card is truly one of those,” said Stephen Fischler, co-owner of Comic Con, in a Sept. 12 announcement.
As The Zoo is a divisive entity on Facebook due to the high level of privacy intrusion and personal data mining, it remains to be seen how much interest this NFT might have.
NFT Lending on Cardano
Ada Finance, the first protocol to provide NFT lending and lending services on the Cardano blockchain, is offering a $25,000 bug bounty contest as part of its mainnet launch on September 13.
Those who can identify critical smart contract vulnerabilities and provide suggestions on how to fix them will receive $25,000 worth of the protocol’s native AADA tokens.
Ada Finance says it offers consumers “peer-to-peer lending and borrowing in an order book style with complete control over their loan inquiries and loans.”
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The platform may take a while to get off the ground, as the popular NFT action on Cardano is still lacking.
Cardano didn’t even make the list of the top 16 networks selling NFT networks according to CryptoSlam, although 16th-ranked Theta generated $117 worth of secondary sales in the last 24 hours.
@AadaFinance They announced their $25,000 bug bounty program.
Your contribution to finding bugs ensures users’ funds and the prosperity of Cardiano DeFi, as well as the safety of the entire ecosystem.
✅ https://t.co/pHaJdDlLdS pic.twitter.com/Qlfjg4lN5J
– Cardano Daily (@cardano_daily) September 9, 2022
High-powered Lambo NFTs
Luxury sports car maker Lamborghini is set to release its second batch of NFTs this month, this time offering a special treat for avid collectors.
Lambo fans will get early access to three regular drops of the company’s NFTs later this month, one hour before other users.
Anyone who manages to collect eight rare-level NFTs from the drops will receive a gold-level NFT, which grants special benefits and rewards.
Incentives include the Lamborghini GLB file, which allows hoarders to enter the “as-yet-unknown” Lambo model into the Metaverse, exclusive digital artwork by Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s head of design, and the chance to join the company’s Sant’Agata tour. Headquarters in Bologna.
Lamborghini’s first NFT drop came in January with a series of five pieces of art showing the Lamborghini Ultimae rising above Earth and launching into space. The NFTs were eventually sold in February for a total of about $660,000.