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:
Several offers paid homage to @paperclipDAO. To immortalize the Parallel Trade from @bitcoinPalmer, urukai (discord link) created 2 Proof of Beauty $HASH pieces: One that represents the tx from Palmer to Planck ($HASH sent to Palmer in tx - 0x9d685696e1401a38eee957665f57a720212b409b373c8fe275608309c44da9cb) and a second that represents the tx from Planck to the PaperclipDAO address. What an awesome gesture! We were also offered a $CLIP Kitty by AnimalTPFR (discord link).
We received several offers for Blitmaps, a really cool community started by Dom Hofmann. Blitmaps and their metadata are stored and processed entirely on-chain. There are 100 originals, created by 17 artists, which the community mixed to make 1,600 siblings — unique pieces that combine the composition of one original with the palette of another. We were offered a sibling: Pale Tower Warm Vibe (from avilés) and an original (!!!) #35 - Candy from itzler (discord link). Naturally, this was a finalist.
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.
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.
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? 🖇🖇