Round 2 is complete and PaperclipDAO has obtained a Cryptopunk and some Meebit to boot! We acquired CryptoPunk #3744 (long known as “the Paperclip”) and a portion of a Dissected Meebit from Calvin Liu who gets a 1/5 SE Earthen Concept Art Card and 400 $CLIP in return. Calvin, welcome to PaperclipDAO! 🖇
We weighed several factors in making a final decision on which trade to accept. We care about more than just the economic value of a trade; we value the culture, story, and journey of the NFT as well. In Round 1, we picked the future. But the past always has a way of coming back around… And the 2 (ok 1.02) historic LarvaLabs NFTs we acquired bridge the past to the future beautifully.
This decision wasn’t easy; we received incredible offers and, as in Round 1, were sad to part with all the memorable NFTs that we couldn’t accept. Check out the full Round 2 offer thread to see all the amazing offers.
We only have time to highlight a few of our favorites. In no particular order, here is our homage to the ones that got away in Round 2:
Granolah offered Ghxst 006 (discord link), one of the original 6! Ghxsts is an NFT project designed and created by NFT artist, GxngYxng. Each item in the collection is hand-drawn and released one at a time in random order. There are currently 101 Ghxsts, 42 Immxrtals, 50 Demxns, 12 Zxdiacs, 25 Alixns, and 9 Sirxns. Granolah later upped his offer to include 3 cool cats as well.
OhhShiny offered us Bored Ape 636, a zombie and dmt (and also our first BAYC offer!) The Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs double as a PFP and a Yacht Club membership (aka a swamp club for Apes). We received a few other offers for PFPs: Sisyphus offered a crowned Pudgy Penguin and state (discord link) offered a bundle of a classy pengu & classy meeb.
We already mentioned our beloved CryptoPunk #3744 but we also received an incredible offer from Andy8052 for 80,000 $DEAD tokens (currently valued at $200,000) which represent 6.66% of Zombie Punk #2066, (link to discord).
Mr. bulldops offered the 0xmons Dza (discord link), a Lovecraftian “pixel monster” generated by a neural net. Though we find it hard to believe that the artist behind this amazing project is the same 0xmons who created our beloved sudoswap, we have been assured this is actually the case.
We were also offered a FuckinTroll, a Shiny Nyan Cat (discord link), several Treeverse plots, and a few RTFKT NFTs. FunkySapienX offered an incredible completed Budweiser Tom Sachs Rocket (discord link) as part of his proposed trade.
We were offered several other ParallelNFT cards, which were tempting as always.
A very fun offer was a pair of very clever ENS domains, twenti.eth and thirti.eth.
We were offered a Gods Unchained Genesis Card, the 1st NFT Digital album KINGS OF LEON x YELLOWHEART NFTS, a membership-token to the Elektra DAO, a collaboration of musicians using the blockchain to create a community, and Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of the Elektra Story: a story in the form of NFTs.
Cliff Vandercave made an offer for a POAP token of a Rare Pepe created by Matt Furie himself, limited to about 500 participants who attended the event in the Metaverse. Cliff proposed that this swap would represent a unique intersection of PaperclipDAO, Parallel, Matt Furie, POAP, Metaverse DAO, and Cryptovoxels, forming a beautiful bond of NFT history (discord link).
Each of these offers adds to the storied history of the PaperclipDAO and we couldn’t be more excited to add our second trade to the history books. In Round 2, we looked to the past, what does the future hold for Round 3? 🖇🖇