Morning Minute | A Look At Upcoming Mints

Morning Minute | A Look At Upcoming Mints

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A slow September is about to speed up! Find out which mints I'm looking at, plus catch up on the latest PFP to move to Bitcoin, which art projects are soaring, and more.

๐Ÿ“ A Big Stretch of Upcoming Mints

September may have been off to a slow start so far, but that's about to change.

The second half of this month features some of the biggest drops of the quarter, and maybe the year.

Giancarlo (author of Mint or Skip) put together an eye-popping list of the biggest NFT mints upcoming for September.

Here's are the 5 I'm primarily watching:

  • 9/11: A Daydream for Libby
  • 9/12: Distance by Mapan
  • 9/13: Sugartown Oras
  • 9/18: Hashmarks by DeafBeef
  • 9/26: FewoWorld

The drops are heavily concentrated in art, with a small dose of gaming and PFPs.

Now a little about each one.

9/11: A Daydream for Libby

Adam Genlight and gmDAO are back for a highly anticipated 2nd drop from the "A Fundamental Dispute" artist.

A Fundamental Dispute debuted as a darling of the art market, soaring past a 2 ETH floor in its first few days of trading (though it has since retraced to 0.25 ETH, as many have in this market).

Now Adam returns with his distinctive styler for "A Daydream for Libby" which he describes as "A generative fairy tale book made with love and code."

The outputs feature 4 compositions, from traditional storybook, to Flowbook and flow fields, to a Tinyworld format.

Beyond that, the pieces are interactive and effectively become storybooks as the holder engages - something we haven't really seen before.

While it can be rare for an artist's second set to surpass the genesis - this one feels like it has a shot. Adam has been working on this set for years, and the effort shows in the sample outputs.

With 548 supply and a 0.15 ETH mint price for gmDAO holders, it's doubtful this one gets to the public sale - but if it does, expect a gas war.

9/12: Distance by Mapan

William Mapan is quickly establishing himself as a top-tier generative artist.

"Anti-Cyclone" is holding at 5.4 ETH floor, enough for 8th place in the Art Blocks Curated rankings. His "Strands of Solitude" drop from March quickly ran to a similar 6 ETH floor, though has since trailed off.

So hopes will be high for "Distance," dropping with Cactoid Labs and LACMA as Volume 5 of the Remembrance of Things Future initiative.

With just 250 in supply, this will be one of his smaller drops.

Read more about the drop, and other LACMA initiatives, here: 

9/13: Sugartown Oras

Arguably the most hyped mint from this list in most trading circles is Sugartown Oras.


Sugartown represents Zynga's first entry into web3 gaming. Anytime a major player enters, we pay attention.

Oras will be the genesis mint, so provenance.

And oh, and it's free (for those on the allowlist).

Given the cheap entry, this one seems to be a lock for top ROI for those able to mint.

The team recently shared their plans for expansion beyond the initial mint and how they plan to use their reserved NFTs in their "Jpeganomics" - worth a read for anyone planning to participate.

Get more background with our coverage ahead of the mint next week.

9/18: Hashmarks by DeafBeef

While this one seems to be flying under the radar for now - it likely won't for long.

DeafBeef is an OG artist in the space, who's generative audio-visual works including Series 0 - Synth Poems commanded outrageous prices in the 2021 bull market (I believe KeyBoardMonkey sold a full set for ~2,000 ETH in peak mania).

That project still holds a 25 ETH floor to this day, making it one of the most expensive out there behind projects like Fidenzas, Ringers, Twin Flames and maybe a few more.

Beyond DeafBeef's history, this drop has some very cool features and mechanics.

From our announcement post:

  • What: 100 unique hand-forged iron sculptures will be tied to unique NFTs
  • How: The digital SVG image linked to each NFT will begin to fade over a 10-year period unless maintained by engraved secret keys
  • Where: An exclusive gathering for collectors in Patagonia from Nov 6-8, presented in partnership with Bright Moments
  • When: Auction for event tickets takes place Sept. 18-20

Physical meets digital, in one of the most gorgeous settings in the world - what more could you ask for in an NFT drop?

9/26: FewoWorld

Perhaps the most anticipated mint on this list (and maybe controversial) is FewoWorld.

Paint holders have been waiting for this one for over a year (Paint minted in Apr 2022), so they will be ready.

Fewo went quiet for a stretch after some allegations surfaced, but nothing more has come from that and it seems he is ready to move forward with the drop.

Fewoworld will feature 20,000 PFPs called Fewos, who will be the main characters in this world.

A few key details to note, from our announcement post:

  • Each Fewo comes with its unique DNA and characteristics and comes in one of three species (Frankenstein, Misunderstood, Humanoid)
  • Fewos can be acquired through three different channels - as a Paint Drop holder (free mint), as a FEWOCiOUS art holder (at a discounted price), or through a public sale
  • All Fewos come with an individual ERC-6551 “backpack” wallet

Even though the PFP market is fairly dead, and especially tough to break into for newcomers - this one feels like an exception.

Expectations are certainly high - now let's see what Fewo delivers after months of work.

๐Ÿšš What else is happening in NFTs?

Here is the list of other notable headlines from the day in NFTs:

  • Trading volume notched up to 6,300 ETH on Thursday; NFTs saw a mix of red and green on the day
  • Art project Themes and Variations (4.84 ETH floor) and Primera (2.9 ETH) led top movers on the day, jumping 38% and 46% respectively
  • OnChainMonkey made the blockbuster announcement that they're migrating their entire ETH PFP collection to Bitcoin; the team spent $1M+ in fees to do it, and the community supported the move with a 99% vote
  • The Nouns DAO fork has officially gone live, allowing holders to return their Noun for  the current backed value (around 36 ETH); the Nouns floor is up to 35.5 ETH, approaching that backed value
  • DraftKings Reignmakers saw 2 more major sales as NFL kicked off yesterday, with a Stefon Diggs REIGNMAKERS card going for $25,000 and a CeeDee Lamb card from the same set moving for $17,969
  • Jack Butcher debuted Opepen set 16 "2x2x2x" by Jack Weaver, a Dynamic set which has already seen 1,400% subscription
  • Justin Bieber "Company" by anotherblock sold out 2,000 NFTs early Thursday morning for $28, briefly ralling to ~$50 before retracing to $29
  • Vinnie Hager's "Diary" has already minted 2,000+ generative open editions (at 0.049 ETH price) with about 6 hours left in the mint

๐ŸŒŽ Around Crypto and Web3

A few other Crypto and Web3 headlines that caught my eye:

  • The crypto market chopped again on the day, though rumors swirled of BlackRock's ETF already approved; BTC +0.5% at $25,830; ETH even at $1,625
  • Ex-FTX exec Ryan Salame may have to forfeit up to $1.5B in plea deal tied to FTX fiasco
  • JP Morgan is seemingly working on a blockchain-based deposit token for payments
  • Ducati is launching 'Ducati Legacy,' an exclusive digital collectible motorcycle series minted on the XRP Ledger; supply will be 5,000 prices at $100 with utility/perks to be announced soon

๐Ÿš€ NFT Total Volume

  • MAYC (1,742 ETH, 5.18 ETH Floor)
  • BAYC (1,053 ETH, 27.4 ETH)
  • DeGods (572 ETH, 4.1 ETH)
  • Azuki (372 ETH, 4 ETH)
  • Nouns (348 ETH, 35.5 ETH)

๐Ÿ“ˆ NFT Floor Price Increase

  • Fold by rudxane (66%, 0.28 ETH Floor)
  • Primera (46%, 2.9 ETH)
  • Themes and Variations (38%, 4.84 ETH)
  • RumbleKongLeague (35%, 0.13 ETH)
  • God Hates NFTees (26%, 0.11 ETH)

๐Ÿ—“ Upcoming NFT Mints and Reveals

Today is a lighter day of drops to end the week, with just two notable ones on the radar.

Leyla Emektar is doing the Memecard for 6529, and then lors.eth is dropping ACID PEPES.

ACID PEPES will be a multi-phase mint with holders of prior lors sets able to mint first. Mint price is 0.069 ETH.

Overall, expect another slow weekend as has been the recent trend.

If you want more, see the full list of today's drops from Swizzy's daily mint monitor

  • ACID Pepes (10:00 a.m. ET)
  • Memes by 6529 (11:00 a.m. ET)
  • Terrell Jones - Born 2 Die burn (6:00 p.m. ET) - tomorrow

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For all volume and floor price data, see Lucky Trader's Project Rankings page.

For all upcoming mints, see Lucky Trader's NFT Calendar page.

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