Get ready for crypto information overload and all things web3
Hello, world! It’s me again. Your favorite crypto degen and resident lifestyle vibes stewardess. I can’t believe we’re in 2022, and the market looks like complete trash. $BTC is back down to $42K, and many DeFi traders are predicting that this is the start of a bear market. In other words, the charts are going to get even crazier. The end of the year was supposed to be a bit more climatic and maybe it’s because of the passing of icons like Virgil Abloh.
Since this is my first experience in the red candlestick trenches, I’ll be writing about my journey through the downward curve. I’m forecasting a lot of activity this quarter with the release of Violet Summer VR’s new web3 logins, more NFT campaigns, and hopefully a few events to meet all of you and answer your pressing crypto questions. If you're reading this newsletter, you're already participating in the Violet Verse. 🚀💕
Since I last published, a lot has happened.
I *sold out* of my first NFT collaboration with DES FEMMES x VioletSummer.ETH Holiday drop on the Mint Gold Dust marketplace! I worked on this campaign all holiday! I didn't catch a break because crypto never sleeps; we're building it as I type. The NFT campaign consisted of a lot of planning and storytelling coordination, from writing creative briefs about the aesthetic of our jpegs to auctioning them off on the Mint Gold Dust platform. Plus, shilling and promoting to the NFT community took the whole village of Des Femmes! Thank you to everyone who retweeted, shared, and inquired about the campaign. Less than 1% of the world’s population are registered Web3 wallet users, and an even smaller percentage are female creators selling on the Ethereum blockchain, so my new collectors mean EVERYTHING. The cost to acquire them far exceeds any dollar amount.
Many of you always ask me what coins they should be buying and I also say stick to the basics if you don’t have any cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is going through a major transformation. It was once a coin for buying and selling drugs, now it’s a coin for people who want to store their wealth in something that will appreciate with time and withstand the weather and political turmoil. This is major to understanding the new web3 movement. Although many of these concepts have been around for more than a decade, they are finally finding their use case with modern society.
I started a private Telegram channel to keep up with all the conference updates and timely content and reports. These are must-consume pieces to keep abreast with the latest and most reliable crypto information. I’ll summarize and give my take in less than 20 seconds in this channel. Subscribe here and take the poll so I know what you want to read!
Minted by Mel
Over the holiday, I practiced my python code commands. I started working on smart contracts and coding in my new technical writing career. I think the best part about writing this newsletter is witnessing web3 evolve with each post. I may not be able to cover every single update, but the stuff I do choose to write about is important enough for me at that moment. If you have a project, I’d love to help you mint it. Download ApeWorX Framework to write your smart contract.
What’s To Come
The road map for this newsletter is to continue to share insights and strategies with the community while writing about my crypto awakenings and travels. I’m a student first in Web3. I’m a lifelong learner and when I make mistakes, sometimes they are public and embarrassing like getting rugged.
One of my resolutions this year is to feature Web3 creators of color in every newsletter! I low-key already do this in every public-facing piece I write, but this is intentional!
Violet Verse new updates www.violetsummerzine.com will be expanding for everyone already addicted to Oculus and AR filters!
Tech and Culture NFT Calendar Drop later this month — if you have an NFT drop you would like to include, DM!
ETH Address / ENS Address: We can now send funds through our violetsummer.eth address which is an alternative to your wallet address that starts with 0x! These names are eternal email addresses that are your digital identity. You use this to transact on the blockchain. You can use these to search on etherscan.io blockchain. These names only work on ether. You can mint your own ENS address here: https://app.ens.domains/ , Unstoppable Domains and SOL (Solana) domain names.