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Alpha Schedule #13 - Shady Founder Crashes Azuki Floor

Alpha Schedule #13 - Shady Founder Crashes Azuki Floor
By AMERICANxRADASS • Issue #13 • View online
Hi Fellaz,
The past week has been very eventful, featuring …
  • 📉 The collapse of UST / Luna
  • 📉 The decline of Azuki
  • 📸 NFTs on Instagram
  • 🤩 Former Billboard executive is the new CEO of Doodles.
Fact is: the collapse of Luna and the decline of Azuki have dragged the market down. It is currently casting a very dark cloud over the entirety of the NFT space, and will later be seen as an important historical event.
So, if the tumbling markets impacted you, know there is no shame to take a step back and take time away from the charts.
Personally, I’m trying to use this time to learn a skill, so when the next bull comes - I’ll be one step ahead.
— 🩸💀 AMERICAN RADASS

SHADY FOUNDER CRASHES AZUKI FLOOR
AZUKI - From 40 ETH to 10 ETH
AZUKI - From 40 ETH to 10 ETH
Known only by his Twitter pseudonym Zagabond, the founder of the Azuki NFT project has revealed a controversial part of his history with previous projects on Monday night.
The NFT community responded furious to his statements, reflecting negatively on the value of the Azuki collection on OpenSea. In a detailed blog post, Zagabond lists the previous projects he has worked on - CryptoPhunks, Tendies, and CryptoZunks, and elaborates why each of the projects had to be wrapped up.
As a result, the NFT community started digging for old tweets and dirt. Here’s a list of interesting posts:
LUNA MADE A DEATH SPIRAL
Fintwit
If you invested $10,000 in Luna last week, you now have $2 https://t.co/JYGMXOlIID
Terraform Labs, the company behind the Terra USD (UST) and Terra (LUNA) cryptocurrencies, briefly halted the Terra blockchain for two hours on Thursday following the Terra ecosystem’s meltdown this week, which caused its stablecoin, UST, to crash, taking with it the rest of the cryptocurrency market.
The move comes after Terra’s not-so-stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) depegged from the $1 level it was supposed to stay at and plummeted over 99% earlier this week.
Interesting tweets to understand what happened:
NFTs ON INSTAGRAM
Instagram
NFTs on Instagram 💫

We’re testing ways for creators and collectors to share NFTs they’ve created or own on Instagram with a shimmer effect. https://t.co/tXGoH1Z6Gf
Instagram, the social media platform owned by Meta, will support NFTs from several major blockchain networks, with the first pilot currently live on @misshattan’s Instagram profile (tip: check via mobile app!).
Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, and Flow, which host most of the trading in digital collectibles, are in line for Instagram NFT integrations.
Instagram will not charge users for posting and sharing NFTs, as Twitter initially did for its hexagonal NFT profile pictures in January.
📰 OTHER NEWS FROM THE PAST WEEK
✨ NEW IN THE SPACE
💀 HOW TO RECOGNIZE A RUG PULL
Serpent
Using an exploit with Google ads, scammers are able to make the real and scam URL look exactly the same.

Already ~100 ETH stolen 🧵👇 https://t.co/eSv20uKIVK
As Twitter user Serpent points out: you have to be careful every step of the way because scams and rug pulls are literally everywhere. Check and double-check everything, please.
🔮 LOOKING FORWARD
We normally highlight upcoming mints, but honestly? I haven’t seen a project I wanted to highlight for this week … so let’s look ahead to the next few weeks.
It’s no financial advice at all, but you might want to start doing your research and grinding for these allowlists before it’s too late.
PS - Don’t hesitate to tell them you found out about them via this newsletter ;)
📖 LEARN HOW TO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH
OSF
1. NFT/CRYPTO DISASTER RECOVERY. Sitting on big losses? Feeling anxious or frozen? No idea wtf to do rn?

Here's a thread on how to get yourself out of the hole.
Earlier this week, OSF - an NFT collector who founded his own NFT investment firm - shared some tips on approaching the current bear market.
TL;DR - Get a fresh mind, write down your exposure, look at your conviction, look at your investments, and convert low and medium conviction positions.
👀 BEHIND THE SCENES: OTHERSIDE GAMEPLAY
OthersideMeta
And here’s a sneak peak of the First Trip, the tech demo from @Improbableio. Can’t wait to share the experience with you. https://t.co/jgkf6wTrFB
Yuga Labs recently released Otherside land, and now they are teasing some gameplay.
😂 LAUGH OUT LOUD
The only good thing about these bear market are the amount of memes - I’ve lised my favorite ones below.
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🤓 DISCLAIMER: NFA & DYOR
This newsletter is a curated overview of the most interesting things I’ve read the past week, the projects I’ve researched, and the NFTs I’ll be trying to buy.
This means I’m - per definition - biased, so don’t consider this as financial advice and keep doing your own research if you see something you like.
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