The Upcoming Mint That is The Answer to NFT Information Overload

Jeff Opdyke (Jeffo)
12 min readFeb 8, 2022

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The universe determined on Jan. 31 that I am, in fact, a slow-witted gibbon with attention defic…


To wit: After reminding my readers a day or two earlier early that they should remember to stake their SOL Flowers NFTs on Jan. 31 to begin earning the new $FLWR token… I forgot to stake!

I can tell you exactly why (I mean, aside from the slow-witted gibbon gene pool). It’s because when you are swimming in an ocean of NFTs, the water isn’t calm. It’s a never-ending tsunami of data, information, research, dates, and deadlines for minting, staking, un-staking, airdrops, IDOs, whitelists, wallet-address insertions, and other various and sundry necessities required of you for keeping on top of your portfolio.

In short… NFTs are work!

Which is why I am absolutely, 100%, certain for sure minting Cubist Collective next week (week of Feb. 14; final date TBD).

This NFT project clearly tells me someone has tapped into my inner-monologue and, like a benevolent, all-knowing overseer, has decided to make my life just a smidge easier.

Like a data sherpa, Cubist promises to trek through my obese collection of Discord channels, as well as my increasingly obese NFT wallet, and pack up all the information I need to know about the projects I follow and, especially, the projects I already own.

I know some people will think, “Jeff, just use a spreadsheet, like I do.”

And that’s all well and good — I get it. I love my spreadsheets. But when you’re tracking scores of projects heading to mint, and when you own more than a dozen projects — and when you have a full-time job and three or four side-hustles working with and/or consulting/advising crypto, DeFi, and NFT firms, keeping up with everything becomes the equivalent of trying to capture a thunderstorm in a thimble.

Worse, you end up missing opportunities — like staking $FLWR or forgetting to make sure that my wallet was…

Jeff Opdyke (Jeffo)

Former Wall Street Journal writer living in Prague. Crypto and investing. Editor Global Intelligence Letter. Also on Substack: