Great Apes - prepare for the launch of GRAPE!
The moment you have all been waiting for is finally on the horizon! On the 7th of September, Grape Protocol will be launching on the Raydium AcceleRaytor.
Grape Protocol is a set of tools tailored towards building token-based communities on Solana, enabling communities to secure, reward, and manage community membership.
Details on the AcceleRaytor launch can be found here.
NEW Discord Servers with GRAPE Protocol
- Degenerate Ape Academy
Port gate is now live!
Port Finance is a decentralized money market protocol built in Solana. Leveraging Solana’s blockchain perks, Port aims to provide innovative lending and interest rate derivative products like basic lending protocol, fixed rate lending, and swap markets on interests from fixed and floating rates.
In order to bring in more traffic to test out Port’s platform, they have collaborated with Grape to give out 50,000 $PORT tokens for participating users.
For the mechanics of Port tokens up for grabs, you can check out the details on their medium article here. In additional, 50 lucky Grapes were given 20 $PORT tokens for being active in the community and having joined more than 4+ gate exclusive channels in Grape Discord server.
A project originally started as a joke has quickly transformed into a social experiment created for the tokenization of Twitter engagements.
The Simp Project aims to reward excellence by airdropping $SIMP tokens to members; in other words, Simps! Simps are those who take part in various Twitter activities including tweeting, retweeting, and commenting — generally everything that relates to Twitter engagement.
The $SIMP token is built on the Solana blockchain and is much more preferable compared to others because of the low rate of fees and the rapid growth of other projects under its gigantic shadow.
Therefore, it was decided by the team that it is the perfect environment for $SIMP to grow and sharpen its wings. There is a fixed supply of 1 million. You might want to start simping now to get in early and avoid a last-minute rush. There will only ever be 1 million $SIMP available.
— SIMP x Grape Correlation
The relationship between Grape and Simp is simple and easy to understand. Simp makes use of the Grape Access for the verification process to enable easy access to its server. Furthermore, major Grape elites are distributing their own share of support to make Simp achieve its goal faster than expected.
To know more about Simp and its token, you can read this article for more simping tips.
Solana NFT Craze Level 99999999
— Solana Monkey Business
The Solana Monkeys are 5,000 randomly generated monkey NFTs with different attributes and rarities.
They are sold out, although 50 randomly selected and unsold monkeys were kept for distribution in community events, giveaways, and marketing purposes. It is currently making waves and has a floor price of at minimum 40x of its initial mint value (2 SOL). There are Gen 1 and Gen 2 Monkeys. Holders of the whole Gen 1 collection, which includes the Monkanician-AstroMonkey-Monkos-Monkalien, will get royalties from the sales and trades of generatives.
— Degenerate Ape Academy
Degen Ape on the other hand has 10,000 unique Degenerate Apes in the Academy.
Minting has already taken place, and the Degen Apes sold out in a record time of 8 minutes. They recently just crossed a market cap of $100M with a floor price of 45 $SOL. It was previously speculated that the Degen Ape NFT Launch was responsible for the $SOL pump around mid-August. It currently has a record sale of 7,000 $SOL, which is equivalent to $613,000.
SMB (through MonkeDAO, Solana’s first community-owned and operated NFT DAO exclusive SMB owners) and DegenApe recently integrated the Grape Access tool, which creates a special channel in their Discord that is only accessible to people who have a SMB or Degen Ape NFT in their wallet. With this development, it means Grape Access can now read NFT traits and not just tokens. This is a massive development on the part of Grape, making it a tool that will soon be adopted by every Solana based community.
The Interstellar Alliance (IA) recently deployed the use of Grape Access for verification of various NFT holdings such as Star Atlas, Solarians, and Ape NFTs that allow you to enter a specific channel for each NFT you hold, and there will be several more in September.
LAST MINUTE ADDITION — Grape Access is also live on Aurory and SolBears!
— Solana NFTs within the system
As NFTs are becoming a regular thing on Solana and slowly gearing the network up for mass adoption, these digital works of art have been gaining momentum from the very first Solarians NFT on Solana. Here are some of the recent updates:
- Rox NFTs are built generatively from basketball statistics of the 2021 season where each player serves as a muse. A private auction for 5 legendary Rox have already taken place, and a public sale launched on August 29.
- DigitalEyes NFT open Marketplace went live and is actively functioning. Artists and various NFT owners can now trade their “verifeyed” NFTs. Website: https://digitaleyes.market/
- SolienNFT partners with the DigitalEyes marketplace and presale coming up at Holaplex next week, main launch mint TBA soon. Discord: https://discord.gg/RbcxqwGm2g
- SolseaNFT marketplace launch and “The First 100” Collection Competition. Solsea calls on all artists and creators to join their Launch. Twitter:
Apes as Grapes will always be, we will be featuring more NFTs within the Solana space every week. Stay tuned!
Will I be able to find it?
— piece by KristianDragnel
This is the question everyone is left with after watching the new Star Atlas teaser.
In the short video, we were able to see the potential of Unreal Engine 5 and learn more about the main purpose inside the metaverse.
All players will be able to take part in this legendary adventure towards the center of the metaverse in order to find the planet entirely made out of diamond.
We already knew about planets made out of diamonds existing somewhere out there in the vast unexplored cosmos, and we now know that similar planets exist in Star Atlas.
Who do you think may find it? You, your friend, your neighbor, or one of the big organizations building their foundations with this purpose engraved in their plans? I personally don’t know, but I do know that only time can show us who will be the lucky one to find this planet full of riches.
Many will focus on the value hiding deep in the danger zone, but will fall prey to the players and alien NPCs that lurk inside deep space and attack anyone who dares to venture into their territory.
The adventure will surely be dangerous and many may lose their digital assets, but by taking the risk people will be able to win something much more valuable, even more than the diamond planet. This value I’m talking about is the moments we will be sharing with our friends and companions along the way in this brand new frontier driven by humanity’s curiosity and thirst for adventure.
Star Atlas may end up offering a lot more value than anyone has even thought possible, especially if everyone cooperates and works together toward greater goals.
As the founder of the Interstellar Alliance, I’m personally on the front lines when it comes to cooperation with multiple communities from the vast crypto and NFT gaming space. I can see the desire of the PFP communities to create demand, value, and use cases for both their NFTs and community members, but also for everyone inside the Star Atlas metaverse.
The phrases “count me in” or “we want to create our own space nation” are often used by the representatives of those communities interested in building their legacy and being part of our adventure, to empower them all to be what they can be. The first metaverse nation created by our digital civilization. This is not an empty dream, but the very reality we will soon be living in.
In the same manner, others will create their own wheel and fire inside the metaverse and, sooner rather than later, we may see the potential of everyone’s creativity bloom into new gardens of Adam and Eve.
The public team talks for OGs and verified wallets continue. Here are the highlights from the most recent team talk:
- Grape will be having an IDO on Raydium.
- The IDO will be based on a Raydium lottery. Each lottery ticket grants you an allocation of 100 USDC, which will be equivalent to 5,000 GRAPE.
- Participating in the IDO automatically grants you class B membership in Grape’s server.
- The Grape team will be participating in the AcceleRaytor, and everyone will be on equal terms.
- 24 hours after the IDO, a GRAPE-USDC fusion pool will be launched.
- The #solana-alpha channel will be closed to non-class holders.
- The calendar bot has been launched. It keeps you up to date with events.
Written by: woshvad, Swango, KristianDragnel, BoyCope, Zhing Richard
Edited by: Durden, DeanTheMachine