MetaVault #5: Jupiter, Je t'aime
Showing love to the community's planet
This is MetaVault, a community-built weekly newsletter that tries to make sense of the Pixel Vault universe: PUNKS Comic, MetaHero, United Planets, DAOs within DAOs within DAOs.
On Thursday of this week, Jupiter DAO Tokens will be able to be claimed from the PUNKS Comic site.
For every planet you minted during the original release window, you can claim a free Jupiter. Minted one Uranus (Ouranus, tbh)? Get a free Jupiter. Minted one of every planet? Get nine Jupiters. Minted five Jupiters? Get five more Jupiters.
It’s a claim, not an airdrop. So you’ll still have to go to the site, connect with the wallet you used to mint the planets, pay the low gas fee, and claim your Jupiter(s)!
The claim window will be open for one week.
And of course, for every planet owned you can claim a Mint Pass #2 to be redeemed for a Sidekick. Check the Roadmap below for timing on those elements.
Not Long for this Universe
Nine days after the minting window opened, Jupiter went offline with Greyvis’ troubling message from the Alexandria Research Core:
3,085 Jupiter DAO tokens were minted before minting was paused. Remember, at the time we didn’t know if it would come back online. What would happen to the remaining Jupiter tokens? Did they disappear forever? What about the other planets? Would each each planet go offline?
The following day GFunk brought the People’s Planet into existence:
MetaHero Universe 💫 @MetaHero_Inhabitants of MetaHero Universe: Jupiter needs assistance. On behalf of the Assembly of the United Planets, I hereby announce this executive order: United Planets members will be welcomed into Jupiter's governing body to help restore the planet's delicate systems and structures. https://t.co/cHNfVBBGNI
And with that, everyone became a Jupe (Jovian is the official name for someone from Jupiter, but that doesn’t sound as fun as Jupe — I mean, Jupe just lends itself perfectly to !jupe = !vibe).
This was huge news. An extra planet and Sidekick for all minters. Not one per wallet. One for every single planet minted.
It also broadened the playing field. Of all the planets PV could’ve selected to run this mechanic through, they picked the sixth planet to be developed (after the Moon, I assume). If you minted Uranus or Neptune at .5 ETH because that’s all you could swing, those planets will be developed toward the end of the dev process. Now you’ve jumped ahead a few cycles to start playing and earning on your other home planet.
“DAO everything. Find your own light.” — Buddha
I don’t have clear number on unique planet owners, but let’s use something similar to the 9,751 PV Unique Owners (which includes Comic #1, PVFD, MetaHeroes, and MP #1). 9,000 Jupiter DAO Token holders. We all own part of the decision making on Jupiter. We all reap rewards from any funds earned on the planet.
What do we want to do, Jupes?! Become the most formally structured DAO governance body? A modern, collaborative policy making org? A hilarious bureaucracy like Terry Gilliam’s Brazil that’s based on paper and pneumatic tubes? Do we want to partner with our fellow planets or become isolationists? What about collaboration with other NFT projects? What about our own generative mint? Our own token to be staked for $JUPE?!
The future knows no bound…
If you haven’t read the Town Hall Recap post, go there now. Lots of alpha. Here’s a quick summary:
Comic #2 Minting. The claim window will be open for two hours for PVFD, then open for four hours to all PV token holders, and then public after.
Merch NFT. Will release approximately three days after the standard comic (December 10th?).
Elite Apes Week. Special covers for each Ape. Releases are expected to be the week of December 14th.
$PUNKS2. Still being figured out, but essentially the money generated from the Merch NFT sale would go to buying more CryptoPunks that are then held in a second bucket ($PUNKS2), separate from the original 16 ($PUNKS1). You would stake $PUNKS1 to earn $PUNKS2. Crazy!
Origin Stories. Courtney’s backstory will be the first storyline. PV is in talks with a prominent, known artist to put his style on the comic.
Pixel Vault Sales Bot. Here!
Some of this is speculative — as always, look for official announcements through PV’s Twitter accounts.
COMPLETE: Giveaway 1: Planets to MetaHero Holders. Week of Nov 14.
Giveaway 2: Jupiter Token to Planet Minters. Week of Nov 22.
Issue PixelPass to Core and Special Edition Comic #1 Holders. Week of Nov 22.
Giveaway 3: Mercury and Venus Tokens. Week of Nov 29.
Launch Staking (Comic/PUNKS, MH/POW). Week of Nov 29.
Giveaway 4: Earth and Mars Tokens. First week of December.
Launch Comic #2. December 7th! GFunk felt pretty confident about this date in the Town Hall.
NFT Merch Mint with Corporate Partner. “Inside a week of the Comic #2 Launch.”
Launch Physical Comic #1 Claim. After Comic #2 launch - likely to be the third week of December.
Giveaway 5: Jupiter and Saturn Tokens. Same week as claim of Comic #1 physical.
Giveaway 6: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Last week of December?
Launch MintPass #2 Claim. GFunk said this would get launched prior to the “turn of the year,” but the published timing on their Discord is January. I’m leaning more toward January.
Special Planet Minting Bonus - Unconfirmed. Not sure if this is still in the works, but I’ll track for a few more weeks.
MetaHero Core Giveaway - Confirmed. TBD. GFunk said in the next week or two. With a packed month, this might slip right.
Origin Stories - Confirmed. TBD. Expect these to start rolling out with a fairly normal cadence either by the end of the year or early next year.
Mystery Characters - Confirmed. TBD. A tweet on Oct 22nd and a question in the Town Hall this week, GFunk said that there’s a plan for these two, but for now it’s secret.
PUNKS Comic #3 - Confirmed. TBD. We know it’ll focus on the MetaHeroes, and it’ll likely be staked for the MetaHero1000 but that’s about it at this point.
Game Platform on Mercury - Confirmed. TBD. Expect big news on who the game studio partner is later this year or early next year.
3D Avatars for each MetaHero - Confirmed. TBD.
TV Series - Unconfirmed. TBD. Expect big news far in advance of a series ever being made.
By the Numbers
PV Unique Holders: 9,751
PV Core Sets: 1,610
PUNKS Comic #1: 3,313
MH Cores Remaining in Giveaways: 110
United Planet Sets (All 9 planets + Moon): 105 (big jump up from 75 last week!)
The only Smog mask + Noxious suit in the universe is a Jupe! Also an Alien Hero.
Beanie of the Week
Some Disclaimers: None of this is financial advice. DYOR. And yes, I’m obviously a PV collector and long-term hodlr. Not a whale by any measure (maybe a squid?), but want to be transparent on what I’m hodling: