Rug Radio Recap - April 23, 2023
$PEPE took crypto Twitter by storm this week, while Bluesky brings the vibes back. In Rug Radio news, we're expanding listen-to-earn to even more creators.
gm fam! We’re (so) back with our weekly recaps after a little bit of post-NYC recovery, but we’re jumping right back in later this week with Consensus where Farokh, OSF, and Mando will be hosting GM Web3 LIVE on Thursday, April 27 from 5 - 5:45pm.
If you’re going to be in Austin, don’t forget to enter the raffle to win a ticket to our event on Friday night! We also have a few tickets available in the rewards store👀
Here's what we've got in this week's recap...
Rug Radio Updates: Tech roadmap, Consensus event, new DAO proposals, rewards program update
$PEPE - a meme turned memecoin
Bluesky - the new Twitter?
In our most recent Town Hall, we presented our tech roadmap with 5 products that we plan to build throughout the rest of the year. Each of these platforms will be foundational to growing and scaling the entire ecosystem…
Marketplace (Q2): Rug Radio branded marketplace with the features such as buying in ETH and $RUG as well as social tools
Learn 2 Earn (Q2): Learning Management System with curated courses for educational and entertainment content
DAO Management (Q2/Q3): A DAO Management platform that acts as a one stop shop for submitting proposals, discussion of proposals, and voting
Creator Portal (Q2/Q3): Creator Portal for all of our creators to update their information, aggregate stats, and get access to all of our tools
Core Content App (Q3/Q4): A platform that allows for discoverability and aggregation of ALL Rug Radio content
Rug Radio Vibes in Austin
In partnership with Metaversal, we’ll be hosting a Rug Radio holders only event during Consensus on Friday, April 28th at 8pm at The Speakeasy in Austin, TX.
There are 150 tickets available to Rug Radio holders - including holders of a Membership Pass, Genesis NFT, or Faces of Web3 PFP. If you’re gonna be a town, enter the raffle on Tokenproof for the opportunity to win a ticket!
New RugDAO Proposals
The RugDAO has 4 new proposals open for voting, with voting closing between 4:30pm - 5:50pm ET on Monday, April 24. The proposals up for vote include…
Expanding $RDAO conversion access: Expand $RUG to $RDAO conversion to holders of Membership Passes and Cory Van Lew Faces of Web 3 PFPs.
Incentivizing DAO participation: Allocate 180,000 $RUG tokens from the treasury to acquire 100 $RDAO tokens and distribute to community members of both Rug Radio and the broader web3 ecosystem.
Enhancing Genesis NFT utility: Provide additional incentives for long term holders and collectors of Rug Radio Genesis NFTs.
Small Grants Committee Creation: Establish a secondary, streamlined funding avenue to attract builders and DAO participants.
Rewards Program Updates
If you’re signed up for the Rewards Program, you’re probably already earning $RUG for listening to GM Web3 and completing bounties. Now, you can starting earning $RUG by tuning into shows by our Tier 4 creators which include:
OriGensXYZ by Nikita Ci-Ka-Luk on Tuesday’s at 9am ET
Growth Mindset Moment by Ron Jordan on Tuesday’s at 8:30pm ET
MLC Podcast by Mid Life Crysis on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 9pm ET
Artist Journal by pocobelli on Wednesday’s at 9:30am ET
Asia Web3 Mfers by Pukecast on Thursday’s at 10pm ET
Web3 Media Frens by MintyFreshVibes on Saturday’s at 2pm ET
VeeFriends announced a collaboration with Snoop Dogg for his new song “Please Take a Step Back”, which will feature GaryVee himself.
Nike unveiled it’s first airdrop on it’s .SWOOSH platform, Our Force 1, as a tribute to the company’s Air Force 1 sneakers.
Ethereum Name Service (ENS) partnered with Moonpay to allow ENS names to be purchased with a credit or debit card.
Tornado Cash developer, Alexey Pertsev, who was arrested 9 months ago over money laundering allegations, was released pending his trial.
Degenz announced Degenz Code, a revamped version of the Degenz ecosystem which will feature embedded codes that can be redeemed for experiences.
NFT volumes across nearly every collection have been on a downward trend, with active OpenSea users hitting the lowest levels since July of 2021.
After rallying during the week of NFT NYC, and the successful Ethereum Shanghai upgrade, crypto returned back to pre-NYC levels as a result of the combination of liquidations and continued macro-economic and regulatory concerns.
In the week ahead, we get a few key economic reports such as US PCE and Q1 2023 US GDP, but all eyes are on the FOMC meeting on May 2 and 3 where another 25 bps (.25%) rate hike is expected.
@RugRadio does not let up on engaging and rewarding its community! I didn’t realize they might send me a super awesome @coryvanlew #RugRadio #FOW3 PfP just for being an active newsletter reader. Pretty sweet of them. & she’s rocking that killer yellow hack suit! 🌞🙏🌞 https://t.co/1x9v9kxVzO
— Mz. Hennessey (@ms_hennessey1)
Apr 8, 2023
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