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Historical NFTs, Rising Scams & Meta-Communities

Historical NFTs, Rising Scams & Meta-Communities
By Faiā • Issue #6 • View online
Gong Xi Fa Cai (Happy New Lunar Year)!
The beginning of 2022 started with a bang, notably with the massive eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, a volcano off the coast of South Pacific nation Tonga. But in countries where the lunar calendar is followed (over the Gregorian), nations celebrated the ushering in of the Year of the Water Tiger. In our last issue, we talked a bit about its symbolism, and our meta-predictions for this year, but now that it’s here - it’s time to get to work!
Let’s move beyond the hype and take a look at some things you might’ve missed in January across the metaverse…

Industry News
‘NFTs are a scam,’ says indie game store Itch.io
"Historical NFTs" Trending on Twitter
Cryptocurrency-funded groups called DAOs are becoming charities – here are some issues to watch
Federal regulatory efforts could affect VR, metaverse
The Law of Tokenomics, Revisited
📰 Company News
  • Our Managing Director was featured in an interview with The World from PRX, about GoDaddy winning the bid for Tuvalu’s .tv reseller rights.
  • Coingeek wrote an article about our new Meta-Community Micro-Accelerator, which we successfully completed a first round of in January. Watch some testimonials.
  • We recently onboarded a couple new clients for Q1, with 3 spots remaining. You can email us to discuss how we could possibly help you.
  • In January, we split the company into two different arms: Faiā Agency and Faiā Consulting. Our agency will be focused on SMEs seeking to build meta-communities. Our consultancy will be focused on governments and enterprise interested in building digital nations, with our signature focus on culture and community within digital transformation efforts.
  • We started a new apprenticeship program and are busy working with some amazing new talent from diverse backgrounds and industries!
Meta-Community Analyses
A collection of meta-communities we analyzed over the last month:
ERTHA, CEEK & Metroverse
DecentraLa, DeFi Degen Land & Star Atlas
Tales of Ronin, Doodles & TipsyCoin
Chubbiverse, Alien Frens & Ruggerz NFT
📆 Coming up
Meta-Community Micro-Accelerator (MCMA) launches cohort #2
💎 Rare Finds
📚 [RESOURCE] Library of Web 3. A resource containing everything Web3 related.
🧵 [THREAD] Network Structure vs Control. A great visualization of the various control and network structures. The lines between centralized, decentralized, and distributed systems aren’t as clean as people think. While an underlying system can be decentralized, the control structure may not be.
📖 [BOOK] Virtual Economies: Design & Analysis: a book by Lehdonvirta and Edward Castronova, recommended by NFT artist @coin_artist
⚙️ [TOOL] Genie: first ever NFT marketplace aggregator
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