Pudgy Penguins

If you are new to the NFT community you may be wondering at this point if the collectible series are in such high demand after so many years, and the answer is yes. Just by logging on to NFT Twitter you can see that among cryptocurrency enthusiasts there is a huge demand for these avatars. As always, there will be the classic CryptoPunk, and the Bored Ape Yacht Club, and as the newest, you will find these new Pudgy Penguins that came to break the market from the beginning of its externalization.

We will give you a summary of the NFT and what they are, so you can understand a little more of what we will talk about in this article. Or if you are already part of the community, we will refresh your memory. 

What is an NFT?

NFT’s or non-fungible tokens are a property title for any kind of image, illustration or object from the digital environment. Even video games can be part of this. Although the idea is quite old, it has been exploited at the beginning of 2021 through different new projects or collections of avatars and games. Getting as much as $2.5 billion in total transaction volume in the beginning of the year alone.

It may be a little noticeable that people’s enthusiasm has waned slightly in a few months, but they have slowly revived transaction volumes thanks to celebrity moves that are increasingly making this new virtual world fashionable among cryptocurrency lovers. For example, there was a fluctuation in the price of CryptoPunks, where its cost exceeded 150 thousand ETH, thanks to some multi-million dollar sales at the right time. 

Just like another NFT biggie, Bored Ape Yacht Club. Within a few months of launch has its own sales pace that has exceeded $1 million so far.

What are Pudgy Penguins?

This new NFT project on Ethereum is named Pudgy Penguins and has totally blown up the net with its coolness and variety in avatars. Over $11 million has been raised from the sale of the collection of these NFTs through the secondary markets, and every day the figure is increasing much more since the time of its launch.

The reason for their great success is that these new penguins have broken the NFT mold in terms of features. There are currently 8,888 different avatars in penguin form, and each of these is an illustration of one of them but with multiple features that cannot be matched with each other. For example, some have hats or glasses, others have different types of haircuts, and they also have different accessories on their shirts. And they are even given fanciful features such as horns or different objects. Although similar to what CryptoPunk and other NFT’s collectible series offer, they are much more wholesome in appearance and much more appealing to the public, therefore they may have more audience than the previous ones, although they may not surpass their backstories, such as CryptoPunk’s who were NFT revolutionaries.

Like multiple NFT games that have been released in the last year, they sell out immediately. Although the original core collection sold out quickly and the NFT’s were minted a month ago, they are currently trending again, especially on the social networking site Twitter. Thanks to Reddit co-founder and billionaire investor Alexis Ohanian tweeting his Pudgy Penguin as a new acquisition. So there is a big movement focusing on these NFT’s and their resale.

The amount of transactions on Ethereum by Pudgy Penguins remains at over 11.8 million ETH every 24 hours and rising. Which has caused the collection to reach a new peak and a breakthrough to its sales that in the down months had remained only at 3.5 million ETH per day. There was a time where Pudgy Penguins was above CryptoPunks and Bored Apes in sales days, but this has been seen fluctuating steadily from the middle of the year to the current date of this article.

But as you might expect, the increasing demand for Pudgy Penguins causes its prices to skyrocket. It usually stays at the base of 2.4 ETH on sale in different markets, so the cheapest you can buy a Pudgy Penguins on regular days is with an amount of more than 7 thousand dollars. 

For now, the most expensive Pudgy Penguin that has been sold from its release date to the current day, is a really simple penguin design that goes on a green-colored background. But the feature that makes it so special for collectors or cryptocurrency enthusiasts is that this design is the only one of 8,888 individuals that face to the left side. In addition to some rare accessories that are not easily available among all the penguins. 

Its total price at the sale was for 150 WETH or Ethereum wrapped. So the total cost in physical currency is approximately about $458k. And the current owner has decided to resell it for a total of one thousand ETH, or in other words, more than three million dollars.

The world of NFTs is getting more and more buzz these days, especially with the advancement of technology and new economic measures that are increasingly moving to the virtual. Belonging to the community of NFT’s is to see how projects fall and rise again, but this one, in particular, has had a quite powerful commotion that we doubt will diminish in the next few years. But everything is unpredictable! So we’ll just have to wait for the predictions for next year and keep investing.

Bored Ape

NFT images or creations were a Boom again in 2021, giving the possibility to have up to millions of dollars for a particular image or for a different collection that can be used on social networks and can continue to make money even if they have already been purchased. 

Bored Ape’s NFT images are one of the most prosperous NFT projects and have been able to earn more than $750 million in the number of transactions. And in fact, it is constantly kept on Twitter by different celebrities ranging from athletes to singers. Having a Bored Ape Yacht Club gives you direct access to the “Club” and grants you particular benefits.

Do you want to buy a monkey from this project? Today we will explain what you need to know about it and how you can have your own Bored Ape.

What is the Bored Ape Yacht Club?

 

This project was made by Yuga Labs studio, and although its short name is “Bored Ape”, the whole name of the project is “Bored Ape Yacht Club”. It is a collection of over 10,000 profile pictures that are considered NFTs on the Ethereum BlockChain. 

An NFT, or non-fungible token, is intended to be a deed of ownership of an item that is not physical but lets the owner know that they own such an image. So in this project, you will be able to own the image of a monkey that is bored and has different features, such as necklaces or caps. The advantageous thing is that no two images are repeated, they are always quite original.

The Bored Ape Yacht Club project is not the only one that has a high quote, as there are a lot of other types of illustrations or NFT avatars that have the attention of the community at the moment. Although the Bored Ape has been prized by NFT collectors in a zealous manner.

A single Bored Ape Yacht Club token can be priced at 740 ETH, or in other words, about $2.9 million. Which is actually the most they’ve paid for one currently, and it was bought by a game developer that has huge popularity in the community.

What’s so special about it?

 

Well, as the name says, the Bored Ape Yacht Club is a social group or organization with a high level of exclusivity and you can only be part of it if you have one of the avatars in your account. It is like a special membership.

 

One of the benefits of buying a Bored Ape avatar is to have exclusive access to a Discord server where other avatar owners are gathered. You can imagine that celebrities, athletes, businessmen, and many others enter this world.

In social networks, you can notice how more and more people who have a Bored Ape have a buzz, as they have created a kind of digital brotherhood with special codes and exclusivity.

And another of the biggest benefits of having a Bored Ape NFT as yours, is that it allows you to have access to additional Yuga Labs NFT Collectibles, which can be sold later for other amounts of money that can also bring benefits.

For example, Yuga Labs released a Dog NFT totally free to Bored Ape members, after that, they also released a free “Mutant Serum” NFT that made an image of Mutant Ape Yacht Club. So, it is like a special subscription that gives you benefits within the NFT environment.

How to buy Bored Ape?

 

Bored Ape Yacht Club avatars are available through secondary lines. In order to purchase a Bored Ape Yacht Club, Bored Ape Kennel Club, or Mutant Ape Yacht Club, you need to find your ideal marketplace, either OpenSea or another. You can also log on to the Yuga Labs page directly in order to get a broader view of the entire Bored Ape collection.

There are some Bored Apes that can be put up for auction and sold to the highest bidder, as well as others that are put up for sale. But for whichever option it is, you’ll need to have an Ethereum wallet, just like MetaMask, and be able to have enough ETH to be able to fill the purchase price. Just like the ETH fee. 

The Future

 

From what we’ve seen since its launch, Bored Ape Yacht Club has been one of the most prominent NFT profile picture collections after CryptoPunks, and they only came out this year. 

Since its launch in April, we have seen more and more celebrities and prominent people start to use Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs on their profiles. One example of this is Stephen Curry, an NBA champion, who has had a Bored Ape since August for the cost of $180,000k in Ethereum.  Being part of the list of the club and athletes who have bought one of these, among them Josh Hart and Tyrese Haliburton, as well as NFL players Dez Bryant and Von. 

As have singers or musicians, most notably The Chainsmokers, Waka Flocka Flame, and Jermaine Dupri, who has joined the list throughout this year.

Even Arizona Iced Tea has a NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club, although there were controversies as it used its image for marketing. To which Yuga Labs responded that although the beverage brand can use the NFT image since it is theirs, the indiscriminate use of it was inappropriate.

As mentioned, Yuga Labs released through the owners of Bored Ape a “Mutant Serum” to get a new Mutant Ape NFT for free. Of which there are over 10,000 new ones that could be purchased for only 3 ETH. Although they ran out within an hour after launch, making $93 million in total.

After all this, we are left with the question of how many NFTs Yuga Labs will continue to launch, what they will do to benefit their Bored Ape owners, and what comes next? We won’t be able to say for sure, we just have to wait for its development next year.

CryptoPunks

In case you’ve previously entered the whole world of NFT and its derivatives, we bet you’ve come across some avatars on the web that is made out of pixels that have sold for millions of dollars. 

 

Have you come across them, have you been curious about them? Today we tell you about them and why they are so highly valued in the NFT world:

 

What are Cryptopunks?

 

This project called Cryptopunks was launched by LarvaLabs, which consists of 10000 punks or 2D avatars (Whatever you want to call them) that have a size of 24×24 pixels only made through a software that uses only 8-bit technology, and that has been tokenized by the Ethereum blockchain.

 

The crypto punks are made by the inspiration of 1970’s punk aesthetics, as what LarvaLabs were looking for was to reflect a revolutionary style through the blockchain.

 

This particular project achieved its remit and was one of the first components of the NFT’s revolution in Ethereum. In the early days of its remit, 9000 of the CryptoPunks were released and delivered for free in 2017, so it was available to anyone with an Ethereum wallet. 

 

But currently, they have quite a considerable cost being one of the most expensive on the platform, thanks to being part of the beginning of the era of NFT’s.

 

Its approximate cost can be considered between $20 million. Luckily LarvaLabs saved 1000 of the Cryptopunks before their upheaval.

 

A technical challenge

 

As mentioned before, CryptoPunks were part of a revolution in the blockchain world. At the time they were created, the ERC-721 token, which was responsible for creating NFTs, did not yet exist. Therefore they were created under a modification of the ERC-20 token, and thanks to this decision a flame was lit within the community to be able to design the current prototype in Ethereum that makes the NFT’s as they are today. And even today, if we look at the Cryptopunks counter on Etherscan, we will realize that it is still registered as an ERC-20.

 

Another of the revolutions that caused these NFT’s is that they were created through software made particularly by Larvalabs, through the “Hashing” program that allowed programmers to convert numbers or input, in images that are reflected in 8 bits or output. Therefore, the creation of the CryptoPunks was through that method, and at the same time they were minted directly on the blockchain.

 

What types or classes of Cryptopunks are there?

 

As we said, there are 10000 different types of Cryptopunks all over the world, moreover, none of them is similar to the other and each one belongs to a different category with different accessories. There are some particular ones, 44 of them have a hat and 286 have 3D glasses, is considered rare. 

 

In total, we can divide them across five distinct categories:

 

Men and Women

 

Among the 10000 types of CryptoPunks, there are 6039 who are men and 3840 who are women crypto punks. As we mentioned above, none of them is the same as the other. Therefore they have different looks with many types of characteristics, among them we can count lipsticks, pigtails, cigars, and hats, among many more. Although there are some that are more common than others, depending on the characteristics they can be considered scarce or special, therefore they have a much higher added value.

 

Zombies

 

This is the second stage among the different CryptoPunks, and they are the second rarest. In particular, there are only 88 CryptoPunks with the Zombie characteristic and among their distinctive features we can count: green skin and red eyes.

 

Apes

 

As their name says, they are CryptoPunks that have similar characteristics to apes. They are rare, and there are only 24 of them among the 10000 CryptoPunks released, so they have an even higher value than the ones we have already explained above. 

 

They are quite well known, but the most coveted one is CryptoPunk number 8219, as a person who goes by the name of “G Money” bought it, assumed its identity, and also constantly keeps on buying different types of NFT so he is quite an active member among the auctions.

 

Aliens

 

This is the last type of CryptoPunks, and because they are so rare they are extremely valuable in the NFT market. There are only 9 Aliens in total. The one with the highest value is CryptoPunk number 7804, and it was sold for $7.5 million. It is one of the most expensive on a current basis and is, therefore, one that has gone down in the history of NFT’s and is well known throughout the community.

 

Why do they cost so much?

 

The CryptoPunks project, as we mentioned above, is one of the first NFT’s in the whole history, therefore they have a great significance for the whole community, both inside and outside Ethereum. 

 

They are the basis of the beginning of the NFT’s, they are part of the revolution of this new world, so collectors go crazy to have one, both those who are outside the world of cryptocurrencies, as well as those who are inside and specialize much more in NFT’s.

 

Currently, they have been part of auctions in really prominent houses among the community, such as Christie’s. And probably their popularity is still growing and they will end up being more known in the mainstream world and increasing the amount of value they have.

 

Where to buy Cryptopunks?

 

You can buy part of this project through different NFT’s platforms, either directly from the Larvalabs marketplace or through Opensea. Although in particular, the ones offered on OpenSea have small changes to their structure, as they needed to be adapted directly to the ERC-721 token.

 

If you have the desire to buy one, you can easily install Metamask, and have the exact amount of ETH to make the purchase.

 

To finish our article, we leave you with a curious fact: The color of the Cryptopunk’s background determines its status. For example, those with a blue background are not sold and do not have an active bid. But the purple ones do have active bidding for them, and finally, the red ones, are for sale.

How Models Can Master Mirror Work

Every successful model including the experienced ones knows that not just having a regular and beautiful face while posing in front of a camera like blinking or starring is enough to become a model. Posing in front of the camera with all the expressions that you will make can break or fix your career. It’s crucial for every model to flirt with the camera and to collect all of the emotions and putting all the effort out there. But how can u know that exactly the same expressions that you make will result successfully? For this, we got some sort of advice that will help you through the journey of facial expressions in front of cameras.

Having your personal facial expressions and comparing them to the others you may feel special but while making the photo sessions the photographer will give you some advice and instructions on how to pose in a different way and in which pose you look cutter and charming.
Receiving advice from professionals including photographers, agents, and fashion house owners helps you create a personalized expression that might be unique and can spot you in the middle of thousand models.

What do you need to do in order to master that kind of expression? Well first of all you need to practice a lot in the beginning so you can truly master it. Then even if that expression is mastered still you need to practice it for a few minutes per day, this one keeps you in form and pushes it to perfection.

Posing in front of the mirror it doesn’t mean that you must focus only on your face but on the whole body. Some things might seem legit during the photo sessions but it happens that some things can become better and this is thanks to the practice that you will start to make during the mirror work.

Every Model Definitely Must Have It In Their Glossary

Except for the existent vocabulary that every nation has, there is a vocabulary even in the world of fashion. This is a detailed and very special one that every fashion house owns one and each of these fashion houses has a unique vocabulary. For all of those aspiring young models out there, in case you didn’t know in order to improve yourself and to learn this vocabulary will help you a lot while communicating with other models or photographers or even with designers.

This is a certain language that has totally a special treatment just like the other fields of life but this one is filled with passion, beauty, and skill. As soon as you learned that and you keep improving then you will start to communicate effortlessly with other associates. There is a small but important tip for every model out there: While communicating with fashion house owners, agents, or photographers about a project or work and you find difficulties during the discussion don’t hesitate if you don’t understand a thing about what they are saying. You must ask for an explanation for every and single word you don’t understand. If you don’t do this then it will serve on your disadvantage.

You must remember that all of you are on the same page and as soon as they make mistakes or during the discussion, they say things that you can barely understand, ask for further details and explanations. If you pretend as you got it on the other side you screwed it and this is so bad for you. Don’t go ahead with ‘fake it till I make it’, gaps will be added during your journey and if you don’t start acting now, later will be a total failure and disappointment.

Terms can go from A to Z for every fashion house. As we mentioned earlier different fashion houses have different vocabularies. Make sure to learn these things as soon as you will be part of that agency. Don’t hesitate and take things with ease cause maybe later will affect on your career.

What Type Of Model You Are

What simple people or aspiring models see is all that splendor and expensive life. Models wearing the latest trends and enjoying that fancy life but on the contrary, it requires more than being beautiful and having the body of a model in order to become a model. Even though it is easier becoming a model nowadays still it is way harder from the other part. Just stop and imagine for a moment that what these models do during their whole journey in order to reach the peak that they already are.

Modeling requires hard work, determination, having information about the industry, and a small budget. Everyone works and has their proper job but in comparison modeling, it’s not just a profession or a passion that many of you might see as something funny and entertaining but modeling is more than a simple job or profession, modeling is an art. In case you are undecided, you must be interested in finding information relating to the modeling industry. It is important because you don’t really know which category your body seizure and your face features fit the most. So you must search and collect information and make sure of what type of model you need to become.

After being sure that where your direction is, then start creating a portfolio that will help you with your resume so in the future you might be spotted by agents. While creating your portfolio be careful and choose carefully your photos with the best quality and all the photos must show all the angles of your body and face. A piece of small information is required so agents can see and know something about your personality. It will be great if you could add some sort of skills that you may have in order to help you during the photo-sessions and also with your career.

Important Books About Modeling And Models

When we have mentioned even in previous times that becoming a model nowadays it is much easier but also difficult in the meantime. This happens because years and years ago, there were not so many fashion houses or modeling agencies that every aspiring model would find it difficult to enter the fashion world. That’s because only a certain number of models would join, being said is a huge competition and with a few new models that would be selected.

That’s a good and a bad thing because once you become a model at that time for sure you would become successful and achieving all those things you have dreamed of. But on the other part, the chances of joining would be a few. Nowadays it is much easier to join the modeling world because the number of fashion houses per fashion capitals which is increased furiously in the latest years gives you that space and a hundred chances, possibilities, and opportunities for you to join in.

This selection is done even by not being present and meeting the owners of fashion houses and designers. This comes thanks to technology, you can select your best photos and measurements and immediately contact them while waiting for further information. Except for watching tutorials in social networks or even on Tv, a huge space of inspiration comes through the books. Books about modeling are such a great way to study modeling and it’s specifics. Down below there is a list of modeling books for all the young models aspiring to become supermodels. Let’s hope that you will be determined and focused while reading carefully every step from these amazing influencers of the world of fashion.

‘The Models as Muse: Embody Fashion’ – written by Harold Koda in 2009
‘How To Become A Successful Model’ – written by Aaron Marcus
‘Models of Influence’ – written by Nigel Barker referring to modeling in the 1940s.
‘Study of Pose: 1.000 Poses’ – written by Coco Rocha
‘The Kate Moss Book’ – written by Kate Moss (in collaboration with Jess Hallet, Fabien Baron, and Jefferson Hack)
‘Becoming’ – written by Cindy Crawford released in 2016 for her birthday (turning 50)

How Plastic Surgery Can Ruin Or Fix Your Career

Before jumping immediately on how affects the plastic surgery on your career first we have to explain what is plastic surgery on what servers for. Plastic surgery is a medical innovation and intervention which helps to reshape, sculping the human body and altering it. When it was first invented it was used for people which had trauma after accidents or defects in their body that the presence of these parts made these people uncomfortable with themselves.

So the purpose was to fix these defects caused by disasters and birth defects. Moving on during the years, plastic surgery kept improving a lot and some people start to use it as a trend in order to allow these interventions in their face and body from a beauty perspective. People beyond 40 years old or 50 years old which were celebrities or important persons started to apply these surgeries in order to make their type of face near perfection.

Using Only Popsicle Sticks And Glue, She Makes A DIY That You Will Love!

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It is decorated up anyplace in your house and continually impress your guests. they’re super simple to form therefore either if you’re creating it for yourself or for a lover several is created in below AN hour. once you create one, you may need to form a lot off of those low cost and funky crafts.