– If you're on a budget there're going to be three upcoming mints you have to watch out for. And one of these projects is so hot that if you're able to
get on their whitelist, you're almost guaranteed
to make an instant profit. All right, so the first project we're gonna be talking about is going to be Invisible Friends. If you've been on Twitter, you've seen a lotta
people posting about this, probably sharing it, and they're gonna be
dropping on February, 2022.
When we're looking at
this, the art, pretty good. Kinda story they're telling, or like the narrative is
quite interesting, right? It's like an invisible friend but you don't see the actual person, you just see the clothes
which is quite unique for this time right now. Now, when you're going
into their Twitter page, kinda get some information
about who they are, you kinda see the art over here, it's gonna be a 2D avatar project. If you kinda scroll down a little bit, you'll find that they're actually going to be doing 3D as well and so there might be two
different NFTs that they sell, there's not a lotta information about it, but my guess is that
they're going to sell you the 2D version first, and then maybe they're gonna AirDrop or maybe allow you to
mint another version, which is gonna be the 3D one.
Invisible Friends, it's walking so that's actually kinda unique where this person's actually walking and it's not like a static image. Art is pretty good like I said before. Clean lines, it definitely
fits an aesthetic where it can appeal to a
lot of people, all right? For a guy, they're be like,
"Oh, this is pretty cool." And if a girl saw this, they'd be like, "Oh yeah that's actually
kind of relatable." It's not like bound to like one very specific niche like sci-fi, it's kind of open like
what Hello Kitty is. So let's talk about the team, right? So the artist for this particular project is gonna be Nguyen Nhut, I think I'm pronouncing that incorrect. And she is actually from Vietnam. And so she's been doing this
video art, pretty solid. So the art is pretty good, she's probably been doing
this for a long time. And if you look at who
the business people are is actually another company called Random Character Collective.
So this is where things get
a little bit interesting because it's not just a
picture profile project, it actually, there's a lot of layers to it to see what the outcome or
success of this project would be. So Random Character Collective, they're kinda a team of people, probably like business people, who create a lotta different
NFT projects, right? And so this might be a
little bit of a red flag for some people. So they have a project called SlimHoods, they have MoodRunners and
they have Invisible Friends, which is their third.
Now, SlimHoods, kind of a
similar style to be honest, where it's like a person running. MoodRollers, it's this
roller kind of moving, right? So their different IPs going on over here. So SlimHoods is one of their projects, basically just the person running so they've done this
running animation before, and they're just wearing a
hood and that's pretty much it, and the floor price right now is 0.8. MoodRollers by another artist
got these guys rolling, right? And so, when we think
about what's going on here, Random Character Collective,
you wanna think of them almost like a Art Blocks. They're more of a platform
that finds artists and then put their art for sale. The artists themselves are docs because they want to be, they want people to know who they are, but the curators of Random
Character Collective, I wasn't able to find who they are so that's a little interesting.
The reason for why the
value of SlimHoods is 0.8 and Mood Rollers is 0.7 is because if you want to
get an Invisible Friend, you actually have to be on the whitelist. I mean, there're gonna be some mints that are publicly available, but a majority of the mints
from my understanding, is going to be whitelisted based on owning their previous NFTs. So it's a little bit of like
this NFT is only valuable because it allows you to buy the whitelist or get on the whitelist
for the next project and they're probably gonna do that over and over and over again. So the thing you have to
be careful about that, if you're looking for a quick flip, this kinda makes sense because
the project's super hyped, I'm sure when it comes out,
the price is gonna go crazy and then they're gonna come
out with another project and they repeat the cycle over and over.
Now, if you're looking
to hold it and invest, it's a little bit of a different
story because each project, there's not a lot of utility
for that specific project. The only utility is that it's just art for the being art sake, and it allows you to buy the next thing. And so if you look at what
happened to Art Blocks, they produce so much art, like every single week that
the prices eventually crashed because everything got saturated, but that's for a longterm investing. If you're looking for
short-term investing, I think it's a pretty
easy flip, to be honest, if you're able to get
on that minting list. If you look at the Twitter page
itself of Invisible Friends, they have 161 followers.
They definitely know what they're doing in terms of Twitter marketing, they've done this like
a million times before, and then everything they're posting they're getting a lot of engagement and it's mostly people wanting
to get on that whitelist, so it's a little bit
of a game of hot potato of like who holds the bag, I would say, unless they're able to build
each of these brands out and build a utility, but if not, then probably
not the best long-term poll, but easy flip. Okay, so the next project that
we're gonna be talking about is gonna be Azuki. So right off the bat, just
looking at their website, I am impressed.
For me, I'm a anime fan and when I look at this
art, it's quite detailed. The thing I always look
for is is this Fiverr art, is this a folk art and just
right from the get, it's not. This is actually quite
detailed, original characters that I haven't really seen before and it really does strike a niche, right? It's hip hop street wear combined with like anime kinda look and there's a really big market for this. If you think about like
KaijuKingz or like Omnimorphes kinda hits that same category and there's a lotta people that will buy into these projects. So art's looking pretty good, there's not a lot of
like teasers going on, so just from looking at this, it kinda gives you the jist. Go ahead and dive into their team, right? And so it looks like they
already have quite a large team for a project that hasn't launched yet, which is good because that
means they're investing a lot of the time and
money to build this out before asking for a single dollar.
You always wanna look for people that are actually
building for the long-term versus people who are just
putting together Fiverr art and like tryna make a couple
of million off your back. Now looking at the artists themselves or the team themselves, what's really catching
my attention right now is this guy Steamboy. So he was the art director for Overwatch and Overwatch is like
one of the biggest games. They also have some
engineers from Ex-Facebook, and they're based in Los Angeles so they have a pretty good team where it's not just
like some random people that got together. They actually have like
industry experience in doing stuff like this. When a NFT project comes out, a lotta times they're just
going off hype in the art and there's nothing really there yet and so the reason why people would buy is because of the things that they promise that may or may not happen.
So if they're planning to
do things in the Metaverse, again, it's like promises, right? So you'd see where it says like exploring, explore, exploring, they're not saying they're
gonna do any of these things, they're just saying,
they're thinking about it. And just the fact like in a NFT space because so many flippers
are buying these projects just because other people are buying it, they're not really promises, they're just saying this is
what we're thinking about and I feel like in this market because there's so much
money moving around, that's enough to get people to buy.
Figure I'm just tryna
do a street wear brand, they're tryna create clothes
for people, real life events. I actually already read through this and my general consensus
is that they're actually trying to build for the long-term, they're trying to build an actual brand versus just trying to cash grab. It's a project that I'm
definitely looking into. If you get on the whitelist for this, you're probably gonna be able to flip it for a profit instantly. There's no guarantee, but that's my guess just because of how strong the art is.
So if you're interested in that project, go ahead and go into their Discord see how you can get on the
whitelist and check it out. All right, next project that
we're gonna be talking about is going to be Interfaces, right? The website is wgmi, we're
all gonna make it interfaces. Just right off the bat,
I'm looking at this art, very solid, right? This 3D animation of these little boxes and this face, pretty cool.
What's really interesting is that they're going to be 10,000 pieces, randomly generated PFP. They're not making any promises, right? No roadmap, no promises, just vibe. You can't really expect long-term utility cause they're not promising anything, but at the same time,
maybe they'll build it maybe they won't. Doing a little digging, they have this person Anna over here, who's a 3D illustrator at Pitch, which is a startup with
over 100 employees. She's the co-creator of Interfaces. So basically the trend
I see going on right now is that a lotta these projects are coming from design studio people or people who have a
lotta design experience, and all they're really doing
is creating an NFT project, using their design skills. The risk that you take is that
there's not a lotta utility for these projects because the creators are people that kinda focus
on making great design and they're amazing at
creating this 3D stuff, but in the future, will they have a token, will they have utility, can you implement it into the Metaverse? These are all things that
are to be determined, so if you're looking at the
longterm, it's a little risky because there's not much
information about it, but if you're looking for a flip, which I think a lotta people might be, by just getting on this whitelist, just from the aesthetics alone, probably people would just buy this just because they kinda like it.
If you do look at the art itself, right? It's actually super detailed. So if you look at, let's say
like this cookie for example, like you see all these
little individual dots, like even the cookie has
texture on it as well and even like the bite out of it has these shadows and stuff,
that's not that easy to do. The art itself, just looking
at it, it's solid, right? And there's definitely going
to be a market for this. How I kinda make associations is that what is this derivative of? So if you look at like
a project at Doodles it has like cute style that would appeal to girls and guys, I feel like Interface is
kinda plays off of that.
But also if you do a little more research, they actually took a lotta inspiration from this other project called Noun Dao. It's a lot more high end, each one is like 30,
to 50, to 100 Ethereum just for one of these. So they're definitely
taking like inspiration from like the glasses, how they do the eyes and stuff like that and they're really just
applying that to these and kinda doing it their
own way, in my opinion, and so, because of those associations and because like right now the trend is everybody's copying Noun Dao, this is kind of their enter into the space and they're tryna put their own spin by making the 3D art much better.
And in my opinion, their
3D art does stand out from the rest of the competition. Whether it's a long-term
project, it's going to depend on what they can do on the back end when it comes to actually
providing a utility because we've seen a lotta projects, Megaverse, for example,
have this extreme hype and then this fall off where
people aren't interested in it because there's not a lot going on after the initial release. So if you're interested in that project, make sure you go on their
Twitter and just learn more about how you can get whitelisted
and things like that. So with that said, those are gonna be some
top three upcoming mints. I'll see you guys in the next one. (upbeat music).