Edition #9 — An Augmented Reality (In More Ways Than One!)
Ok let me start this edition by going straight to the price — it was a bit of a dismal week for many projects this week, including us. The price is much lower that I expected to see and it can get you a little disheartened, especially considering all the work we are doing…which is nothing short of A LOT.
However, I also realise that it was predominantly one or two big whales who affected the price and most of the community seem to have really fancy diamond hooks, which is very pleasing to see. Certainly the vibe in our Telegram group is very optimistic and upbeat, which is also fantastic. We also have to remember that Bitcoin is still deciding what to do (sitting in the middle of a sea-saw right now and not sure which way it will tip). Personally, I think we’re going to have a cracker of a July/August, but that’s just my opinion.
One of our core team members, who is VERY familiar with the market and trends analysis, sent a very common sense post to our team today. I’ll share this below:
We can all agree the market is at maximum pain levels right now, but this is normal. Look at the below timeline and what the market has been through (before and after the birth of MoonPirate).
2019, April — Bitcoin & the crypto market started to recover after over a year of downtrend
2020, March — Entire market crash
2020, April — Market recovery after covid and market crash
2020 April — August — Bull run on the entire market, Bitcoin and Altcoins
2020 Sept — Entire market crash, everyone has already forgotten about this. Bitcoin fell from $12,500 to $9,800 USD and everyone thought it was over for BTC. Altcoins crashed 80% across the map
2020 Oct — Market recovery, BTC started to pump back up, great news about covid vaccine got the market moving until end of November
2020 Nov (26th) — Market crashed again, BTC fell hard, again people thought it was over. Altcoins fell 50%
2020 Dec — Entire market pumped during the holidays
2021 Jan — Market crashed 31%, everyone talked about “this is 2017” bull run is over
2021 Feb to April — Bitcoin price pumped
2021 April — Altcoins had a massive pump like never before
2021 May — Market crashed Bitcoin down 50%, Altcoins down 80% (this is similar to the crash that occurred in 2020 from May until end of June. BTC went sideways all the way to July 16…history may repeat itself next month!!)
2021 June — Fear in the market. Bitcoin slight recovery and then a lot of sideways movement
2021 July — Explosive Bitcoin recovery? (which will lead to an Altcoin recovery)
That’s a fantastic update above. Thanks ZenkaiCrypto!
I guess the moral is, what is happening right now isn’t unique! It probably feels unique to A LOT of people because more and more people are getting into crypto for the first time, so this is completely new to them. But what’s happening right now is actually considered pretty normal in crypto land.
The best news is that MoonPirate isn’t going anywhere. We have a jam-packed schedule, a great team, unique use case, expanding like you wouldn’t believe, we also have a few surprises up our sleeve and I personally think we are changing the crypto game and how people perceive what crypto can be used for. I actually plan on doing a short selfie-type-video on this with me talking more on this. I’ll try and find time to get to this next week.
Ok, on with the rest of this edition…
- Our Mission/Value/Investor Deck
- Gate IO
- CG/CMC Resolved Issues
- Website Updates
- Community Members (Car and Tattoo)
- Lucia’s Port
- MoonPirate AR
- MoonPirate Prototype Images
- MoonPirate Gamers Club
- MoonPirate Poker
- Grant Bogdanove MMA Fight — June 18
- MoonPirate Energy Drink Update
- MoonPirate Rum — anything at all?
- MoonPirate Beer Launch
1. Our Mission/Value
Firstly, for those who aren’t aware, I have made my twitter account public and have been doing a lot of tweeting as of late (try and do at least two tweets a day). Now, this account is 100% MoonPirate but it’s not the official account. It’s more for those hardcore MoonPirate holders who want to follow behind the scene activity, some lightheartedness and some information before it hits our official account. You can follow me here.
For those already following me, you may have see a few tweets during the week regarding our mission and values. For those who haven’t, here is a sneak-peak from our upcoming Investor Deck:
Which leads me to:
MoonPirate is striving to achieve something not many other (if any) crypto tokens are doing and that puts us in a fabulous territory. The above, combined with our future $RUM token, solidifies us as a coin which has the potential (very good potential mind you) to really make some waves. As our energy drink cans say, Ride the wave.
Thank you to Captain Hondo who has worked tirelessly on this Investor Deck. Some of you may be thinking “it’s just a document” and may not be overly excited about its arrival…however…I can tell you its much more. We also have Marc from our graphics department really spicing it up. I’d like to dedicate an entire Chronicles Edition to the Investor Deck…perhaps next week.
I’m excited and I think you should be too :)
We are now live on our second exchange, Coinsbit!
This will continue to put MoonPirate in front of more eyes. You can trade MoonPirate on Coinsbit at the below url:
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3. Gate IO
Now, we have no news on Gate IO. And I have no idea if we wil get on Gate IO.
I do know that Gate IO have stated that they are looking for unique/exciting projects to list on their exchange “for free”. And let’s be honest, we are about as unique and as exciting as they come.
They also commented on a MoonPirate tweet during the week:
If you haven’t already, click on the above link and like, comment and retweet!
Also, I have applied for Gate IO through an official submission process. Now, this doesn’t mean anything so don’t think this guarantees anything…because it doesn’t.
I was very impressed with the Gate IO submission process, there must have been around 50 DETAILED questions that had to be filled out, which shows they are a very serious exchange. I didn’t like the fact it took me over 2 hours to submit, but let’s see if it leads to anything.
4. CG/CMC Resolved Issues
There was some issues during the week in both CoinGecko and CoinMarketCap where the price was reflecting higher than it actually was. This didn’t mean you could sell at those prices, it was just a glitch somewhere along the line! We contacted both CG and CMC and this was promptly resolved.
Of course, it goes without saying, if you see anything weird/funky, let one of the core team members know and we will address it as soon as we can.
We have also noticed that our website is showing as $0 liquidity “from time to time”. Do not be alarmed, this is simply an issue with the API and it resolves itself. We will try and find out why this is happening.
5. Website Updates
We have quite a list of updates for our website in the coming weeks.
This week we have performed two updates:
A) CoinsBit added
Clickon on CoinsBit will take you directly to the MoonPirate trading pair.
We have added DrinkWise to our website. Clicking on the logo will take you directly to their website. With alcoholic products getting closer, it’s prudent that we recognise responsbile drinking.
6. Community Members (Car and Tattoo)
I was contacted by a MoonPirate holder named Alex during the week, who shared a picture of his car:
That’s quite the decal you have there mate! Thanks for supporting us and hopefully you get a few “honks” from passing motorists!
We also had Captain Bin (for those on Telegram I’m sure you will be very familiar with him) get a MoonPirate tattoo last night. The end result was amazing and the tattoo artist asked if he could be paid in MoonPirate! Welcome aboard the pirate ship James (you can see his instagram page here).
Here is a pic of Captain Bin’s latest ink:
7. Lucia’s Port
Welcome back to the port! What a whirlwind couple of weeks but here we are again. The market has been wavy but no fear here — we are all strong and dedicated pirates! I say it all the time because it’s true — but the community always makes everything about this project better.
If I’m honest over the last couple weeks — members and holders have been on a stable level — 16 language groups and growing — we have held through the stormy seas and have a upward journey ahead of us. The launch party in Brisbane is going to be a huge event for us and I believe it will really inspire a lot of new investors to join our ship and sail to the moon.
When I first joined this project I was astonished by everything to do with it — I still am. As a team we really are all working non stop in the background and on the front lines. We have an amazing road map and have not even released our first product yet. When times are hard I just want to remind everyone to think of the zoom out effect and see the bigger picture. We can look at the charts at this time right now — but in 6 months time when we zoom out from where we are today — we will be looking at something completely different. Crypto is a very volatile market and it is not for the faint of heart. Keep strong and remember the main goals of the project. We are all onboard this ship together.
On my front — the community is doing great — and there is a lot in store! This weekend we have two social events running — both gamers and Poker night. As we have grown, I have managed to get to know a lot of members better — I am absolutely amazed at the dedication I see. Just today, I was chatting to a truly inspiring fellow Pirate who is not only studying Medicine but they also work and are on call when needed. What do they do whenever possible? Mod the community. What do they want to spend their day off doing? Shill MoonPirate. Now that’s just one example of the many dedicated and passionate people within our community. It only comes from true belief and if we have that, then it’s obvious we have built a foundation of a truly strong community. It really is full of good people with strong morales and motivating outlooks on life. I would just like to thank you all and if you ever need to speak to anyone — do not be afraid to reach out to me or any other admin. We always have a team member around to help or offer support if needed.
We really are going to be out at sea for the long haul so you are safe onboard this ship as the Captain steers us ashore to a MoonPirate Island full of treasure. Speaking of treasure — don’t forget to check out our MoonPirate Coins Store ;)
Quote of the week: “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Sills
8. MoonPirate AR
Well our MoonPirate Augmented Reality App has made progress.
We had eight iteriations to test for Android…each version slightly improving. It finally got to a point where we were very happy and…it has been submitted to the Android store!!!
Generally it’s around a week for approval, although the Play Store has indicated there is longer wait times than normal.
We have also got the Apple version in Beta test phase! So we should be able to submit that one hopefully next week!
Remember our AR app will make ALL MoonPirate logos “come to life”. On your energy drink, beer can, rum bottle, merchandise, stickers, digital images, heck I’m even going to scan Captain Bin’s new tattoo at the launch party on June 26!!!
9. MoonPirate Prototype Images
I worked with a very talented designer during the week to put together some prototype images of our products.
Now folks, these are prototypes only! The energy drink cans have already been ordered, so they should look nearly identical to this.
The beer can is simply a prototype and we still need to work out with Catchment Brewery when we can progress the can phase (hopefully soon!)
And, of course, the beer cans would be voted on by you, with designs pre-approved by Catchment (to ensure it fits their image) and then you will have the final say, just like you did on the energy drinks.
And our rum designs will be voted on you as well. The designs below have already received great feedback, however we will ensure the final version to vote on will be extra special (standard and rare version).
I do believe the rum bottles will be very close to the ones in the picture below, just waiting on some pics from Get Nok to confirm!
10. MoonPirate Gamers Club
For those not doing anything this Sunday (midday UTC), we have our first “trial” gamers club get together.
The game we are trialling is Warzone, which is free to purchase on console and PC and is cross-platform.
In the future, we want these to be BNB buy-ins. And all BNB goes towards donation wallet + prize money for the winners of the game (i.e. top 3 etc.)
The winners would be paid in MoonPirate tokens, so not only is this resulting in decent MoonPirate purchases, but also money for marketing. And lots of fun!
Even though this Sunday is a trial, we already have over 50 people registered to play (we can have 100 max). To spice it up a little, I am putting a bounty on my head. Whoever kills me gets 0.25 BNB worth of MoonPirate and whoever wins gets 0.25 BNB worth of MoonPirate. Of course, I’ll be doing my best to make sure neither of those occurs!
For anyone else keen to play, join the MoonPirate Gamers Clue on Telegram:
11. MoonPirate Poker
Not only do we have Warzone occuring on Sunday, we have our second poker tournament on Saturday. Lucia is running this, so if you have any questions please reach out to her.
The link for the MoonPirate Poker group is below:
12. Grant Bogdanove MMA Fight — June 18
Grant Bogdanove fight tomorrow in his very first MMA fight!
Now, this is NOT the fight we are sponsoring (that is in July) and can be watched on UFC Fight Pass.
However, we are wishing Grant the best of luck tomorrow! I have heard that Grant is an absolute gun so here’s hoping he wins!! Good luck mate!!!
13. MoonPirate Energy Drink Update
I don’t have any real update as we are just playing the waiting game now. For those who haven’t heard, energy drinks have been paid for and orderd. It was a 3–4 weeks wait (plus shipping) for the manufacturing process to occur. So I think early July they will go on sale.
I did share the ingredients on my twitter page, so check that out. The Kraken Cherry has:
14. MoonPirate Rum
It was quite a big update last week for the rum! As you now know, the official recipe has been submitted to the federal government (which is the law). This can take quite some time for approval, so it’s a waiting game as well.
I know a lot of people are asking for more pics, so I’ll reach out to Get Nok and get some more pictures for next week!
Also, you may have noticed that the Get Nok website is down and presents an error. This is because the website is being updated. Get Nok haven’t had a chance to fix the error “with a coming soon picture”, but we will try and do this.
Remember, our rum will come in “standard” and “rare” variants (the rare will be VERY rare as there won’t be many up for grabs).
15. MoonPirate Beer Launch
ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MoonPirate Tropical IPA launches next Saturday (June 26) with the good folk at Catchment Brewing Co!!!
We now have over 90 RSVP’s for the event! Initially we only had space for 100, so 90 RSVP’s is insane! However, we now have space for 150 so I’ll be reaching out to people next week to see if they want to bring a friend or two.
On the night, we will start off with a few speeches (myself and possibly Matt the CEO of Catchment). There will be a few giveaways and then the ribbon will be cut and Matt and I will get to drink the first pint! (woohoo for me!)
The bar will then be open and I am putting on a $1000 bar tab for MoonPirate Tropical IPA only. We also have plenty of food on the night including:
- variety of pizzas
- karaage chicken
- moroccan lamb
- duck spring rolls
- tempura king prawns
We will have a professional videographer there filming the night and it should be a lot of fun! For anyone interested in coming, please fill out the below form:
Well, that’s another action packed week. We just keep kicking goals here at MoonPirate and bring on July!