How to survive in an industry without agency.

Regal Cats
3 min readJan 20, 2023

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Howdy Regals!

Welcome to our first of many blog posts, where we aim to provide our community of curious cats with valuable and insightful information. If you’ve been keeping up with us long enough, you will know that education is a core tenet of our movement, for without it, we will subvert the mass adoption of crypto and Web3. This is especially true for our home, Sui. It is our goal to educate the Sui community, so that we can all play our part in building the safest and fair blockchain ecosystem yet. So, without further ado, today we will be focusing on ways to protect yourself in an industry such as our own. Let’s get to it!

The world of crypto and Web3 is an exciting and rapidly evolving space, with new opportunities for investing and earning emerging every day. However, with the rise of the DeFi and NFT markets, it’s more important than ever to stay safe and protect yourself from bad actors and rugpulls. Let’s take a look at some key strategies you can use to keep your investments safe and help you navigate the crypto and Web3 landscape with confidence.

First and foremost, it’s always essential to maintain a personal investment thesis for all assets. This means having a clear understanding of why you’re investing in a particular project, what you hope to gain from it, and what risks you’re willing to take on. This will help you make informed decisions and avoid being swayed by hype or FOMO (fear of missing out).

One of the best ways to stay informed and make informed decisions is by getting familiarized with tools that can provide valuable insight. This includes block explorers, data aggregation sites, and social sentiment analysis tools. These tools can help you track the performance of different projects and see how they’re being received by the community. For example, you can use block explorers to view and dissect smart contracts, liquidity pools and more, so that you can decide if a particular asset is worth spending money on. Data aggregation sites can give you an overview of different projects’ performance and help you compare them to one another. And social sentiment analysis tools can help you see what people are saying about a particular project across social media channels and forums.

When it comes to NFTs specifically, it’s important to pay attention to the community and ecosystem around a particular project. A successful NFT project is generally very involved with their community and respective ecosystem. This means they’re actively engaging with their community, answering questions, and providing updates on their progress. They’re also likely to be part of the broader NFT ecosystem, which means they’re working with other projects and building meaningful partnerships. By paying attention to these factors, you can get a better sense of the overall health and potential of a particular project.

Finally, it’s essential to be aware of the risks associated with investing in crypto and Web3. This includes the risk of rugpulls, which is when a project suddenly disappears and takes people’s investments with it. To protect yourself against rugpulls, it’s important to do your due diligence and thoroughly research a project before investing. This means looking at the project’s whitepaper, website, and social media accounts, and talking to people in the community. It’s also important to be aware of the broader risks associated with crypto, such as market volatility and exploits. To mitigate these risks, you should diversify your investments, keep your private keys safe, and always be aware of the latest security threats.

In conclusion, investing in Web3, and more specifically, NFTs, can be a challenging and rewarding experience, but it’s essential to stay safe and protect yourself from bad actors and rugpulls. By maintaining a personal investment thesis, getting familiarized with tools that provide valuable insight, paying attention to the community and ecosystem, understanding the underlying technology, and being aware of the risks, you can navigate the crypto and Web3 landscape with confidence and make informed decisions.

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Best,

Mr. Mouse

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Regal Cats

The Regal Cats are building a community built upon education, knowledge and community. The Suinami is almost here, and we're coming with it 😼