🗿 Saga Phone Re-selling for $5k??

Remember the Solana phone that no one bought? Yeah it’s sold out now.

GM. 2023 closing in style as markets stay up and to the right. Another sh*tcoin making people rich as I waste my life trying to be serious.

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NFT Power Rankings 🔥 : Sappy Seal Derivative Edition 🦭

No FOMO 🗿 : Saga Phone Selling for $5k?? 🤔

Max’s Gaming Corner 🎮 : Web3 Gaming Funding Can’t Stop 👏 

AI Intel 🤖 : Bill Gates’ 2024 Predictions 🔮

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  • BONK’s price pumped harder around Coinbase listing than any other crypto this year (Blockworks)

  • The Year That Cryptocurrency Somehow Didn’t Die (The Ringer)

Saga Phone Selling for $5k??

Remember the Solana phone that no one bought? Yeah it’s sold out now.

Solana mobile announced on Friday that the Solana Saga had sold out. As recently as a Dec. 5 interview, Solana founder Anatoly Yakovenko admitted that only about 2,500 units had been sold. So why did sales explode overnight?

The answer is the Solana memecoin – BONK.

Among the rewards available to new Solana phone owners is an allocation of 30 million BONK tokens. At the time of the first airdrop in June, BONK was at 0.0000003 per token, so about $10.

Currently trading at 0.0000193, BONK is up thousands of %, and over 800% in the last 30 days. At the $599 price of a Saga phone, it’s actually around a break even purchase right now. 

But it’s not only BONK, other projects have announced upcoming airdrops for Saga users..

Is it just a short term marketing scheme to get people to buy more phones? Maybe. But it seems to be working. And maybe this little push was all Solana needed to get Saga back into the spotlight for good. 

Of course, we’ll stay monitoring the situation so all you have to do is open this newsletter.


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AI Intel 🤖

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  • Bill Gates’ predictions for 2024: fewer undernourished kids, more AI (SeattleTimes)

  • How AI is transforming the grocery shopping experience (Fox)

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Max’s Gaming Corner 🎮

Our web3 gaming funding update, brought to you by Max Kaufman

Last week was a great week...

💰 LINE NEXT (DOSI) Launches its Global NFT Platform Business and Raises $140M Led by Crescendo Equity Partners

💰 NEXON KOREA's MapleStory Universe (Web3 Game) Announces $100M Raise

💰 Andalusia Labs, a Digital Assets Risk Management Infra Provider, Raises $48M Series A Funding Round Led by Lightspeed

💰 GFO-X, a Digital Asset Derivatives Platform, Raises $30M in Series B Funding Led by M&G Investments

💰 Farcana, a Web3 PC Arena Shooter, Raises $10M in Seed Funding Led by Animoca Brands, Polygon Labs Ventures, Fenbushi Capital, Merit Circle + more

💰 Nonco, a Digital Asset Brokerage Firm, Raises $10M in Seed Funding Led by Valor Capital Group and Hack VC

💰 Lolli, a Bitcoin Rewards Application, Raises $8M in Series B Funding Led by BITKRAFT Ventures

💰 Matr1x, a Web3 FPS Mobile Game, Closes Strategic Round Led by OKX Ventures

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