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Who Went Viral This Time?
With that in mind, let’s kick off the viral section with — how else could it be? — last week’s airdrop threads.
The Aptos airdrop got everyone salivating about juicy airdrops again, so here’s another confirmed airdrop by BLUR. Olimpio.eth (who’s been an airdrop thread machine) covered the eligibility and what you should do to be eligible for a potential second round:
The Aptos token drop also generated a certified shitstorm, but we’ll get to that in a bit.
For airdrop enjoyooors there was more useful information last week. Miles Deutscher covered a couple of big projects that do not have a token out yet but are likely to drop an airdrop:
Again. If you want to make free money, put in the work.
Apart from airdrops, here’s a thread by hoeem covering the best cryptocurrency research tools. To be precise, it’s a thread of threads on how to use all of the below tools to find gems and alpha in crypto:
Coin Market Calendar
The alpha is hidden in plain sight, just gotta know how to find it, anon.
Finally, a cool opportunity for builders (are any of you actually reading this?) by a16z. They are launching a crypto school, which is basically an accelerator run by a16z. Check it out and apply if that’s for you:
And now moving on to the way too long drama section…
Who Is Arguing In Way Too Public A Place?
Bruh. Like bruuhhhh.
What was in everyone’s coffee last week?
A Cambrian explosion of drama on CT.
We packed the SBF regulation drama into another section and won’t cover the Hodlonaut-Satoshi-Craig Wright-whoever else was involved-drama. You can read up about that here and here in our news section.
So, let’s start with the Maren drama.
Maren Altman is a well-known, ahem, expert (*cough cough* influenza *cough*) on CT. Anywho, this happened:
But on CT, they don’t take too kindly to folks selling private groups and crypto astrology courses:
Crypto astrology courses? You have read that right anon. Maren is your personal prophet to the crypto stars:
Now whether you want to fork over $1,500 for an astrology course is up to you, anon. Mind you that you may not be able to see the crypto stars from Goblin Town.
And let’s be real. Maren was definitely not the only one who (apparently) shilled Celsius. So here’s some compassion for your timeline:
That was just the cold appetizer though.
The warm appetizer is Layah Heilpern beefing with Peter McCormick about how much woke is too much:
She reminded us to never forget about Peter’s unforgivable missteps during the pandemic:
Here’s all you need to know about this whole story:
Is regulation coming? Yes.
Is this good? Kinda yes, kinda no. Hopefully less scams. But less privacy and tax avoidance too.
Can we fight it? No.
Is this fair? No.
Does the world care whether you find it unfair? No.
Is Gary Gensler good or bad? Depends. Doesn’t matter either way though.
Is Sam good or bad? Depends. Doesn’t matter either way though.
Are all the guys complaining about Sam “switching sides” good or bad? Depends. Doesn’t matter either way though.
Accept the new rules and play accordingly. There will always be opportunities, regulators or not. And there are still enough folks giving you good info to navigate the markets, bull or bear. So keep reading our round-ups.
Speaking of drama.
We haven’t even talked about the APT token launch. Even if you haven’t gotten the airdrop (shame, pay better attention next time), the token launch was front and center. Here’s why:
So, here’s the real question. Would you buy a token from an Indian guru? And what if he used to be a bonafide Wall Street banker before? Here’s some visual guidance:
To close on a serious note. Aptos may or may not be broken like the thread below suggests. But then again, Ethereum is hella broken. Solana has opening hours. Other chains are copypasta scams. Does it really matter at this point? Submit to the narrativeand let it guide you.
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