Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Bearwhale - The Feasting Of The Bearwhale - SOG Bearwhalecd

 The Feasting Of The Bearwhale



Bearwhalecd - The Feasting Of The Bearwhale

Issued : Friday July 24 2015 , Epic card.

In Circulation : 3000   ( Click to see distribution of card holders ) 

Card Description :  The Bearwhale hides deep down in the caves of jewels. From time to time he gets out and pours a great quantity of precious gems, gathered in his gaping mouth.

Artist Impression : Spells Of Genesis artist, portrayed the head of a whale on the body of a bear to represent the bitcoin whale in a bear market. Interestingly the CNN portrait was the reverse. The SOG version looks more interesting and dynamic in my opinion.

This is an epic card with issues locked at 3000 units. Although 3000 is the maximum number in existence. The true number will never be known as like Bitcoin owners may have lost passwords or keys.

Legally Everdream Soft owns the copyright to the image, even though others may own copies of the card. The situation is similar to owning a limited edition copy of a book.

Bearwhalecd is relatively rare but it does mark a very important point in time in Bitcoin history. A true collectors item. 

The price of these sought after NFTs are basically decoupled from the price of Bitcoin. Serious crypto holders should hold some as hedge against their crypto holdings.

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The Marketplace  How Much Is An NFT Worth ? Short article   HERE

Bearwhalecd price on the Dex :  Counterparty Dex 

Open Sea :  Opensea  

Opensea is the largest peer to peer marketplace for trading digital assets.

Auction : @nftauctions 

An auction house is the best place for price discovery. Theo Goodman started his telegram site @nftauctions to do this. Sellers send their items to him on escrow and buyers register to bid. This is a trust based system.

                        A copy of Bearwhalecd is up for auction on Saturday April 03. This is part of a batch of cards so we will not now how much value is attributed to the Bearwhalecd. 

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History

Monday October 6 2014 was a day to remember in Bitcoin History. Bitcoin reached a high of just over $1000 in January and then started a bear market drop to around $320 over the weekend in the beginning of June. Then on Monday morning June 6 a bitcoin whale placed a limit order selling 30,000 Bitcoins @ $300. Never before has such an event happen in Bitcoin history and many feared the death of Bitcoin as been predicted so many times to date.

However over the course of the day and by the evening the whole order was devoured. Prices began to rise after but only to enter into a near 2 year bear market with prices as low as $120.

Strangely we have not had the equivalent Bullwhale depicted even as Bitcoin reaches $60,000! 


CNN artist Billy Mabrey impression of the Bearwhale. Read the article HERE

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@NFLAUCTIONS Theo Goodman Telegram Auctions

Theo Goodman started a telegram community @nftauctions where he took it upon himself to auction off any transferable NFTs. It is a simple model based on trust. Sellers send him the NFT to hold in escrow. The successful buyer would send him the money (Btc/Eth) and he would forward on this payment less his commission. 

FDCARD was sold for $45,000 at the March 20 2021 auction. This caught the SOG community including Shaban by surprise. This signals that there was indeed a big demand for early NFT cards which was a market that never existed before. Auctions are the best mechanism for price discovery outside of  a liquid market.

Prices can still be spoof at an auction by insiders selling among themselves. I made an analysis of the March 20 2021 auction results HERE.

The FDCARD transactions to me looks legit. This will be further verified by future auctions.



Related Articles

Non Fungible Tokens. NFTs. The Ultimate Store Of Value

How much is an NFT worth ? HERE

Bitcoin Origins - Genesis Card

The Stealing Of Mt Gox - GOXCARD

First Bitcoin Fork - Blocksizecd




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