Summer may be a time to relax and unwind, but it’s been no rest for the wicked over at Spank HQ — wickedly sexy, that is. We’ve been kicking ass and rolling out drops, products, and updates all summer long. Before we head back to school, let’s pour one out on our hottest, most productive summers with a quick recap of last month.
That’s the game!
We suspected our highly anticipated Pop Shot NFTs would sell out quickly — but we didn’t expect the first edition to sell out in the first 90 minutes of pre-sale! We opened a pre-sale to support all of our near and dear SPANK token holders, enabling early access through any wallet that ever touched a SPANK token on or before June 9th (6/9), 2021. Within hours, Pop Shots churned up a storm with resales going upwards for thousands of dollars. When the dust finally settled, Allie Knox’s Pop Shot came out on top with a resale value of 0.69 ETH (it’s almost a prophecy).
All of which goes to show us the power of the mighty NFT. With each resale, creators (in this case, the performers) can enjoy an ongoing revenue stream. Through this increased ownership, their brand is permanently tied to the content they create.
If you missed the drop or weren’t part of this group, don’t despair. You can shop PopShots from our first drop on our OpenSea collection.
Pop Shots Fanclub & Spank VIPs
As previously announced, we set up an exclusive Pop Shots Fanclub on our discord for community members who have at least 1 Pop Shot NFT. We’ll be hosting webinars and AMAs with models in the near future so jump in!
We migrated our SPANK VIP chat to discord as well. If you have at least 42,069 SPANK in your wallet, want to talk shop, and get the inside scoop on all things Spank, we’d love to hear from you.
To learn more and for instructions on how to join, please check out our announcement post!
Pop Shots, Reloaded
The Spank All Stars 2nd Edition is slated to drop in 1 week on September 28th and features all new models! Just like last time, there will be a 24-hour SPANK VIP presale for loyal community members, but this time we’re moving up the SPANK-holder snapshot to September 1st. Get your wallets and get ready!
The good kind of viral
SpankPay’s resident shitposter Sydney Leathers went rightfully off on OnlyFans for falling to Evangelical pressure and removing adult content from their platform. As Sydney’s tweets are wont to do, her thread went viral faster than the Delta variant. (Too soon?)
As much as we disagree with OnlyFans’ willingness to eliminate sexual content, the exodus of betrayed sex workers from OnlyFans presents a business opportunity for us as a crypto-forward adult company, and the tech press agrees. As TechCrunch notes:
“The porn industry has been embracing crypto payments, albeit slowly. In 2018, Pornhub first announced that they would begin accepting cryptocurrency payments. Fast-forward to 2020, when Visa and Mastercard dumped the platform; now crypto payments and ACH bank transfers are the only ways to pay for its premium subscription service. There are already a few crypto platform players in this space, like CumRocket and SpankChain, catering to niche audiences (and probably in need of rebranding), but with the OnlyFans juggernaut out of the way, there might actually be a space for an existing or upstart player to innovate and capture this market.”
SpankChain advisor Allie Knox also spoke to Decrypt about this new void in the space, and how SpankPay could fill it. With the OnlyFans rug pull getting real, the veil has been lifted. Solutions we’ve been building for the past three years are landing and ready to welcome the adult content creators we know and love.
Somewhat surprisingly, Coinbase showed support for the financial inclusion of pro-legal sex work in this article, which left a lot of unanswered questions about their own platform policies. They neglected to mention that their own TOS has a steady history of kicking off adult performers. This low-key hypocrisy did not go unnoticed, and Ameen was quick to point out their discrepancies on Twitter.
Meet our summer lover and SpankMate of the Month!
Is it getting muy caliente in here or is it just our SpankMate of the Month, Nicki Esperanza? This bodacious, bisexual babe is equal parts brains and beauty. Don’t let the tats deceive you, this bad girl exterior hides a heart of pure gold.
Where are you from? Las Vegas, Nevada.
What are your ambitions? To take enough money to be financially well off, plus take care of my family and give to mutual aids.
So you have any hidden talents? I’m an aerialist, I can say the alphabet backwards super fast, and I can recite the entire script of Hocus Pocus.
What turns you on? All women. Men that are secure in their masculinity and that they are aren’t afraid to be feminine.
What turns you off? Bigotry, and the intolerance of marginalized communities.
What’s your dream job? To be a wealthy housewife, because I don’t dream of labor.
What’s your favorite late-night snack? Ice cream.
The secret to your heart is ____. Lots of affection, honesty, and sex.
You love to ____ when no ones looking. Sing.
What drives you wild? Women.
What do you find sexy in a partner? In women, everything. In men, kindness, tattoos and beards.
You may look innocent but ____. I’m pretty kinky, and I don’t like to follow rules.
Your best body feature is ____. My butt is my best ASSet.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Marilyn Manson and Die Antwoord’s music.
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