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October 2, 2023 - Web3 Holiday Guide: Best Crypto & Ai Gifts

Halloween Costumes, Events, Drops & Ai Across The Decentralized Web

To kick off this October and the spirit of Halloween, nothing is more frightening than getting hacked or having your wallet drained.

Web3 Academy DAO and the authors of this newsletter are official Champions of October's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.


Our name is on the list πŸ‘‡, and look at our official badge. πŸ‘€

(web2 official πŸ˜‰ it's not an NFT).

Throughout the season, we will be dropping security reminders to help keep you safe this season! So feel free to pass them along or share them on social media.

-Remember, our goal is to help you not waste money this holiday season, and that includes it getting into the hands of scammers. 😱

The number one type of attack happening in web3 to be aware of is Phishing.

Phishing is when criminals use fake emails, social media posts, discord links, or direct messages with the goal of luring you to click on a bad link or download a malicious attachment.

Like links on Twitter or in your DMs.


Hey there, fellow Halloween enthusiast! πŸ•·οΈ Just a quick heads up - some links you'll find in this spooky treasure trove might be affiliate links. 🎁 What does that mean? Well, it's like a little magical spell that allows me to earn a bit of candy (commission) when you click through and make a purchase. πŸ¬πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ

But fear not, my fellow ghost hunters! πŸ‘» This won't cost you an extra ghostly dime. πŸ‘»πŸ’° In fact, it's a way for you to support the creative content I conjure up without spending a cent more. πŸ“œβœ¨

So, feel free to click away and explore the eerie delights I've curated for you. Thank you for being a part of this spooktacular journey! πŸŒ™πŸ¦‡.

πŸ‘» Web3 Costumes

We know you are feeling that #Uptober vibe, so go ahead and order a Halloween costume that references web3.

Go straight up!β€” As a shiny Bitcoin or something more subtle like a Bear, Bull, Unicorn, or Whale.

Then again, there is the obvious costume of SBF (Sam Bankman-Fried), one of the haunting creatures in crypto.

While others may say, the grossest is a Mutant Ape. @Grape_Ape3 is going to top that and go as BitBoy!

The REAL question is what will Taylor Swift be for Halloween?

β€” yep! You guessed it.

She will be Barbie.πŸŽ€

With her BF Ken (Travis Kelce).


Looking for something flat-out scary!!

Hit up @Sebastian Nolan.eth and he'll let you pay crypto for a one-of-a-kind realistic scary silicon Halloween mask! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘Ί

They are freaking awesome!

I’ve checked them out! πŸ”₯

πŸ‘€πŸ”›β›“οΈOnchain Consumer Project Pitch Day

Do you have a crypto or onchain app or project you are trying to get off the ground?

Well fear not!

You can pitch your project to Boost VC and Coinbase on Halloween Pitch Day!

The deadline to submit your project is October 15th so don't ghool πŸ‘» around!

🎁 Token Unlocks This Month

Are you feeling the #Uptober vibes yet?

October is filled with token unlocks, airdrops, and quests.

Check out this Bullish calendar from TapChiBitcoin on

Click on the calendar below to read more.

πŸ‘» It's Scary Movie Season

The Exorcist: Believer from Universal Studios collaborates with Aptos blockchain to create a truly scary digital experience.

Freeform a streaming app that can be found on Roku devices and online. They’re featuring 31 Nights of Halloween. πŸŽƒπŸ’€πŸ”₯

FearFeast 2023 has a frightful schedule of Horror movies scheduled. Check out this list from πŸ‘‡

Stuck in the 90s!?!

That’s scary! Watch these nostalgic nightmares. πŸ«£πŸ‘‡πŸΏ

Not retro enough for you!?! πŸ“Ί

How about Marvel's Warewolf By Night? It debuted in Black & white last year, but this year, they’re treating you to color!! πŸ™Œ

πŸŽƒ Scary Music to Collect on

5 spooky tracks from Sergey Wednesday

πŸ€– Halloween: A Fusion of Tech and Tradition

Bots and Broomsticks: Halloween for the Tech-Savvy

By: @Borlokva

Halloween, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration steeped in history, tradition, and spooky fun. Originating from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween has evolved over the centuries to become a beloved tradition worldwide. But as the world becomes more tech-savvy, Halloween is getting a digital makeover. This article will explore how technology is adding a unique twist to Halloween celebrations, dive into the tradition of Jack O'Lanterns, and highlight some tech-inspired treats.

Incorporating Technology into Halloween Celebrations πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘½

For the tech-savvy, Halloween is an opportunity to take celebrations to a whole new level. With advancements in technology, it's possible to create a truly immersive and interactive Halloween experience. From augmented reality (AR) apps that bring Halloween-themed characters to life, to smart home devices programmed to play spooky sounds, technology is redefining Halloween celebrations. Even traditional activities like trick-or-treating are getting a tech upgrade, with smartphone apps designed to map out the best routes for candy collection.

The Legend of the Jack O'Lantern πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

At the heart of Halloween celebrations is the Jack O'Lantern, a carved pumpkin that serves as a beacon of the spooky season. The tradition of carving pumpkins originated from the story of Stingy Jack, a clever trickster who managed to fool the devil but was punished with an eternity of wandering the Earth with only a hollowed-out turnip to light his way. Today, the Jack O'Lantern serves as a reminder of this legend, and the glowing faces carved into pumpkins are a staple of Halloween decor.

Tech-Inspired Treats 🍬🍭🍫

In the spirit of a tech-savvy Halloween, why not incorporate technology into the treats as well? 3D-printed candies, cookies shaped like popular tech icons, or cupcakes topped with edible QR codes that link to spooky stories are just a few innovative ways to add a tech twist to your Halloween treats. These unique goodies not only cater to the palate but also provide a fun and interactive experience.

Conclusion πŸ˜ˆπŸ§™β€β™€οΈ

Halloween is a blend of age-old traditions and modern innovations. As technology continues to evolve, so too will Halloween celebrations, incorporating digital elements into every aspect of the holiday. From AR-enhanced trick-or-treating to tech-inspired treats, Halloween is more exciting and interactive than ever. And amidst all the tech-based fun, traditions like the Jack O'Lantern keep us connected to the rich history of this spooky celebration. So, whether you're a tech enthusiast or a Halloween purist, there's something for everyone to enjoy during the Halloween season.

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Voxels is hosting a haunted Halloween Festival

Spooky Run is a play-to-earn runner game from Nakamoto Games

AaveGotchi will soon be in Sandbox

πŸŽƒ Vee Friends Jolly Jocktober

VeeFriends has teamed up with Mattel, Crocs, NYC, & ComicCon to bring you a Jolly Jocktober.

A month of tricks and treats for the whole family! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

Here's The full thread! πŸ‘‡

Click the image to read the full blog post on Medium.

🎁 First Order Gifts

Prioritize Holiday Shopping

Personalized Gifts take longer!

So, order them first!!πŸ’‘

Along with anything that is available for preorder or is expected to sell out!

International gifts is the next priority.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

πŸ’Ž Customized & Cool, but Not Crypto Gifts

  1. Funko Pop! - Turn you or someone else into a genuine Funko Pop!

  2. Nike By You - Customize a pair of Nike’s for your favorite someone. They take about three weeks to arrive.

  1. Harry Potter - They have many items that can be personalized. One of the most interesting is a custom trunk filled with Harry Potter Merch.

  2. Name Tags for Chargers - Personalized gifts on Etsy are hot and they sell out fast!

πŸ”₯ Gifts Selling Out Fast

  1. Pudgy Penguins - They are the talk of the town right now, but they will be hard to find soon. Better stalk up while you can!

Other unique finds to hop on right away! πŸ‘‡

πŸ’€ Halloween Ai Art

With the recent upgrade to Open Ai’s Chat GPT and Dall-E3, what better time to try out some spooky Ai art prompts? πŸ‘‡πŸŽƒ

If you don't want to use Dall-E or Midjourney, check out this Ai Halloween Art app.

It's FREE and works really well! πŸ‘‡ πŸ™€

πŸŽƒ 🎁 Halloween Bash NFTs from PsychoKitties on - Subscriber Giveaway

You made it this far. You deserve a Giveaway!

Subscribers of this newsletter will have a chance to win a Halloween Bash Coffin NFT. 🎁

πŸ”” Partnership Opportunities

If you're interested in ad space or forming a partnership for the season, please feel free to email us at

We're excited to have you join us on this seasonal journey through the fascinating worlds of cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence.

That's all for this week!

See you next week with more Spooklacular web3 happenings!

Best regards,

The 2023 Holiday Guide Team

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