Weekly Wrap: Upcoming NFT Sales to Watch This Week [Nov. 16, 2021]
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Weekly Wrap: Upcoming NFT Sales to Watch This Week [Nov. 16, 2021]

CoinMarketCap takes a look at some upcoming NFTs dropping that collectors can mint — from handcrafted colors that you can trade and own, to a series on mental disorders and one on meditation.

Weekly Wrap: Upcoming NFT Sales to Watch This Week [Nov. 16, 2021]

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The non-fungible token (NFT) market is evolving by the day. While early projects like Crypto Kitties and CryptoPunks may have paved the way for the sector’s growth, creators are beginning to think out of the ordinary.
In what can be best described as “spooky,” an NFT series that depicts mental disorders will be released this week. On the flip side, another collection is promoting mental wellness and meditation. An increasing number of NFTs projects are launching on the Solana blockchain, as the NFT ecosystem on Solana grows. Here’s a rundown of some of the NFT mints worth keeping an eye on this week.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

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BitColors NFTs

  • Price: 0.2 ETH

  • No. of Tokens: 1,000

You’d have to agree that some of the most popular NFT collections today are based on profile pictures and characters. BitColors is quite unique in this regard, according to 500 NFT "experts". It is a collection of 1,000 handcrafted colors. Imagine being able to own and trade colors.
Interestingly, BitColors has already recorded significant success in its sales, with a plethora of influencers getting on board. Commenting on a previous sale, Dan Bed said:

“Today’s 200+ BitColors were sold within 3 min or so and that is with huge net fees on top of it. That’s what happens with great projects.”

Beyond owning colors, the team is looking to promote BitColors to a mainstream audience through collaborations with artists. They have collaborated with the likes of the Romanus Numerus NFT collection, Butterflies Museum and The Hours.

Learn more in our deep dive on Bitcolors.

Sol Disorders NFTs

  • Price: 1.5 SOL

  • No. of Tokens: 3,333

While seeing NFT collections inspired by popular television series — like the Desperate ApeWives, or ones dedicated to iconic personalities — like that of Marvel comic book writer, editor, publisher and producer Stan Lee does not come as a surprise, a series depicting mental disorders is definitely out of the ordinary.
Sol Disorders is a collection of 3,333 unique mental disorders. It claims to be the first escape game and riddle project on the Solana blockchain and hopes to become “the biggest treasure hunt creators in the Solana NFTs community.”

As for the gameplay, there are several puzzles and enigmas to solve. Solving each enigma reveals a word. By gathering all the words, a player unlocks a seed phrase that gives access to a wallet full of SOL. The first player to resolve every part of the treasure hunt will win the entire pot, currently worth 27 SOL.

Interestingly, there is already a working prototype for the first season of the gameplay. Season 2 will be launched in the coming month, with S1 NFT holders enjoying special benefits.

IX Panthers NFTs

  • Price: 0.065 ETH

  • No. of Tokens: 10,000

Who doesn’t love big cats? This NFT collection arguably draws its inspiration from the 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character the Black Panther. However, the collection is not just about Panthers. There are lions, tigers, jaguars, snow leopards and a golden ape.

“IX Panthers is an NFT project that attempts to merge high-quality PFP art with a roadmap strongly focused on bridging the gap between the real world and the digital one. The Panthers' team has put in place partnerships with specialists in the Metaverse, AR, creative industry, and in immersive events to deliver first-class utilities to their community while they build ‘The Secret,’ an ambitious project that attempts to create new mythology on blockchain and blur the lines between the ideas of metaverse and real-life experiences and community.”

While the above description from the project’s website sounds quite abstract, token holders will have access to AR avatars, gamified mechanics, a private metaverse, live events, and high-end figurines in the future.

SolMandalas NFTs

  • Price: 1 SOL

  • No. of Tokens: 3,333

If an NFT series of mental disorders seem quite extreme to you, then one promoting calmness and meditation might tickle your fancy. Surprisingly, the number of tokens for Sol Disorders and SolMandalas are both 3,333 each. So, you can balance every mental disorder NFT with a calming animation.

SolMandalas touts itself as the first live algorithmically generated NFT artwork hosted on Solana and Arweave. Every NFT in the series has its own live generative algorithm and can be viewed forever on the blockchain. The design is brought to life through a combination of symmetry, balance and movement.

Another interesting aspect of the artworks in this series is that they respond to the time of the day. The NFTs begin to spin during daylight hours, becoming more active until noon. They start to calm down in the evening and night hours.

Speaking of the utility of the NFTs, 20% of all minting sales will be channeled to a community wallet that will be used to provide practical real-world utility within the ecosystem. For instance, scholarships will be offered to a few lucky token holders to “improve their meditation practices.” Furthermore, at least 22 SolMandala NFT holders will receive unique light sculptures that will bring the project to life in the real world.

Thursday, Nov. 18

Coin League NFTs

  • Price: 115 MATIC

  • No. of Tokens: 11,000

Do you think Bitcoin will rise to $100k by the end of the year or plummet to the $30k region within the same period? Well, it’s time to test your wits on Coin League, a blockchain-based price prediction game that is currently hosted on Polygon.

Powered by Chainlink and BiTToken, Coin League already has a soft launch and is in the Beta phase. Although the role of the NFTs within the overall ecosystem is still sketchy, the main concept of the gameplay involves players making crypto predictions against other players.

According to the project’s roadmap, there are plans to release NFT mini games arcade rooms in Q4 2021. By the first quarter of next year, new NFT mini-games will be added to the ecosystem, along with a launch on Binance Smart Chain.

RuneClub NFTs

  • Price: 0.07 ETH

  • No. of Tokens: 10,000

RuneClub is a collection of 10,000 randomly generated NFT's based on PvP gaming. The characters in this knighthood gaming-themed series adopt the popular pixelated-styled design. Players can either duel other knights and level combat skills or battle in-game to save the kingdom from alien invasion.

There are three categories of rarity – common, rare and super rare, further differentiated by attributes such as body armor, weapons, boots, helmets and pets.

At 25% mint, RuneClub will debut RuneComics, a comic book series that will feature the community and actual RuneClub characters. Further down the line, token holders will receive RunePets, as well as limited edition physical art.

PAWNSHOP GNOMIES NFTs

  • Price: 0.33 SOL

  • No. of Tokens: 5,555

Crypto lending became quite a hot topic in 2020 amid the global pandemic. Compared to traditional finance, DeFi provides an easier way to lend and borrow money.

Although NFT appears to be the latest buzzword, decentralized lending is still very much active and is even expanding to the Solana blockchain.

That being said, PAWNSHOP GNOMIES is the first NFT lending protocol on Solana. With a collection size of 5,000 tokens, users can use their NFTs to obtain loans.

The primary mission of the project is to create financial services and passive income sources to benefit community members. These include profit from the DAO-based NFT Pawnshop, royalties from secondary market sales, priority queue at future NFT sales and additional incentives in liquidity mining programs.

“The Gnomies’ NFT Pawnshop is a DAO-driven decentralized lending protocol built on the Solana Blockchain. It is designed to allow users to get instant loans from the protocol’s pools against their Solana-based digital assets. The protocol is ruled by DAO, whose members are the users holding one or more NFTs out of the Pawnshop Gnomies collectible.”

Saturday, Nov. 20

MoonWhips NFTs

  • Price: 0.09 ETH

  • No. of Tokens: 11,111

MoonWhips is an 80s pop-culture-themed NFT series. It features 11,111 “Nested” NFTs inspired by pop culture and cartoons from the 80s era like M.A.S.K and Thundercats.

For clarity, nested NFTs (aka Matroyshka) are made up of a limited number of unique art-based NFTs embedded in a single larger release. In the case of MoonWhips, there are 9 categories comprising cars, trucks, ducks, horses, dogs and others.

Token holders will enjoy exclusive access to the MoonWhips Universe, which houses designer art figurines, a blockchain game and limited-edition lifestyle items.

Once the mint reaches 80% completion, the team will begin building its MoonWhips designer art figures, with a few users being able to win a version of their own NFT. And at 100% completion, work on the MoonWhips blockchain game will begin.

DrippyZombies NFTs

  • Price: 0.08 ETH

  • No. of Tokens: 8,000

Zombies are out for war. This zombie-themed NFT series features a collection of 8,000 algorithmically generated characters, hand-drawn by several collaborative artists.

The Drippy Zombies series draws references from anime, Asian culture, fashion and games. In addition to the collectibles, token holds will enjoy real physical utility, fashion and a play-to-earn game. 

The NFTs are the access key to the play-to-earn game where users can collect mystery boxes that allows them to change the zombie’s clothing and appearance. Meanwhile, the mystery boxes include upgrades to patterns, clothing, items, and other customizations for the zombies. Above all, there is over 100 ETH in physical collectibles.

Later on in the project, a play-to-earn and PvP game will be launched. DRIP token will have its own utility in the Zombie mania game.

Fat Cat Mafia NFTs

  • Price: 1.5 SOL

  • No. of Tokens: 8,888

Fat Cat Mafia is undoubtedly an adaptation of the 1972 American crime film “The GodFather.” The 8,888 NFTs in the collection will eventually become part of a gameplay.

“Our project and our handcrafted randomization process ensure the NFT holders not just aesthetically pleasing profile picture NFTs, but also an environmentally friendly alternative to all Ethereum running projects. Our holders will also be granted a delivery of a 1:1 stuffed animal version of their NFT, tagged with an NFC Tag, through which the holder could access and view their original NFT on the Solana Blockchain, successfully merging Metaverse and Real-Life!”

Monday, Nov. 22

Rave Bunnies NFTs

  • Price: 0.073 ETH

  • No. of Tokens: 5,000

Rave Bunnies is a collection of 5,000 bunny-themed NFT avatars with plans for a play-to-earn game and music festival events. It is the first episode of the BunnyVerse.

According to the team, all the bunny characters are upgradeable and will receive a free 3D upgrade after the launch of the second clan. Upgrades will be in the form of basic 3D weapons and items.

“The Rave Bunnies are the first NFTs in Bunnyverse and will be the avatars for the Game, Music Festivals & Base for Upgrades. Holders of the Bunny NFTs will access future Airdrops, enter raffles, get 3D free Upgrades, and will have a whitelist opportunity for future IDO & ICO.”

As for the overall roadmap, Punks Clan will be launched in early 2022. This will be followed by full free Rave Bunnies upgrades, as well as a wallet app, marketplace, Carrots token launch and music festival. Later in the year, a mini-game will be launched, with a full 3D game expected to go live by 2023.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

Soulcops Encrypted Project

  • Price: 0.08 ETH

  • No. of Tokens: 10,000

This NFT collection looks like something from the future and quite expectedly, the storyline shadows a world where cybernetic technology is being used for acts of good and bad. 10,000 cybernetically enhanced Soulcops have been deployed to save the world from other enhanced outlaws.

Although the long-term goal is to create an NFT card game, the project will go through comic production, sales of merchandise and the release of a second NFT collection before the game is deployed.

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