We’re in the midst of a bear market. Naturally, NFTs, particularly blue-chip NFTs, are down. Many collectors are questioning their funding decisions. Some have left the area. However, what is de facto stunning—or maybe, not so stunning in any respect—is the rise of some completely ridiculous, mindless NFT tasks. As stunning as it might appear, a few of these collections are mooning over much-loved blue-chip NFTs. First, it was the ugly Goblintown NFTs. And now, others like I’ll Poop It and ShitBeast have adopted swimsuit (each from the identical creator).
Why Are I’ll Poop It & ShitBeast NFT Collections Trending?
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If in case you have been loitering round NFT Twitter over the previous few weeks, you’re extremely more likely to have come throughout a few of the ugliest NFTs within the historical past of NFTs. To be trustworthy, this isn’t new. We’ve all sometimes come throughout ridiculous NFT tasks that usually attain momentary success.
We increase questions, snicker about it, some even spend a number of hundred bucks on them, and earlier than we all know it, we’ve all moved on to the following venture (hopefully, a genuinely good one). Everybody remembers Pixelmon’s Kevin, proper?
However this time round, in the midst of what’s known as “NFT Winter”, issues are a tad bit totally different. For one, Goblintown managed to remain within the recreation, and even flip blue chips like Cool Cats. On the time of writing, whereas Cool Cats’ ground is a mere 3.78 ETH, Goblintown’s ground is at 5.45 ETH! (I’ve so many questions!)
Now, collections like ShitBeast are climbing OpenSea charts. This explicit one now ranks at quantity seven when it comes to previous 24-hour buying and selling quantity. It’s ground’s been rising and is at present at 0.285 ETH.
Wait, Sh*t What?
Yup, because the identify sounds, the ShitBeast assortment options nicely, umm, beasts with a poop head. In all honesty, I wouldn’t be caught lifeless making an attempt to explain this abomination additional.
As well as, the venture has a website, which doesn’t have a lot to supply neither the collectors nor the guests. Besides one assertion: “Your NFT is only a piece of sh*t” (?!). On their Twitter bio, it provides, “10,000 pile of sh*t in your ‘bluechip’ nft or no matter jpg you’re holding. You’re ngmi. and sure we’re promoting sh*t.”
The venture creator, who goes by the identify “PieceOfShitDeployer” on OpenSea, has additionally dropped two different tasks—I’ll Poop It and ShitPlunger. The primary is—to place it bluntly—a bit of poop. The second is self explanatory. I’ll Poop It additionally has seen its ground climbing—0.48 ETH at current.
This brings us to the unique query—why are absurd collections like I’ll Poop It and ShitBeast trending? As beforehand talked about, the NFT area isn’t any alien to meme collections. All of us love snicker. However is that sufficient to spend upwards of $5,000 on them (as some have executed for Goblintown)?
To present credit score the place its due, Goblintown is likely one of the few tasks which have managed to choose up gross sales within the bear run. It stays to be seen if I’ll Poop It and ShitBeast will pull up comparable outcomes. However that stated, the long run future of those tasks are anyone’s guess.
As Beeple stated about Goblintown amid rumours of his involvement with the venture: “Have a look at the charts of comparable tasks, you already know in your coronary heart how this story ends.”
So, pricey collectors, regardless of the hype, we will’t assist however ask—why?
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