Degen Moon Frens

Anthony Johnson
4 min readMay 23, 2022

The Beginning.

de·gen: a person who says fuck the norm and lives life on their own accord; often not understood by friends and family; also, extremely good looking… weird, we know.

Degen Moon Frens was incepted through the rough nature of the NFT space. For most that enter this space is a continuous cycle of getting rugged, buying pumps, and popcorn trading NFTs. We all entered this space in hope of finding community, utility, and wealth; but after the first few months many feel completely alone watching other people’s highlight reels on Twitter and realizing that utility doesn't match floor price and we are essentially scratching off gas-station scratch-off tickets hoping to get a winner.

“You cannot build a dream on a foundation of sand. To weather the test of storms, it must be cemented in the heart with uncompromising conviction.” -T. F. Hodge

This culture needs to change. Our friends and family, all those that are not in the space deserve better. They deserve an environment that isn't completely rigged, they deserve true value added into their lives, and they deserve a place where they don't have to worry about influencer coordinated pumps and dumps that leave them with nothing at the end of the day.

We stand to change the norm. We are sick and tired of founders living lavish lifestyles while their entire communities are looking for mental health providers and the entire space around them is putting on a front of happiness desperately trying to pump their bags.

We stand to provide our community with top-of-class education, a place where they can build themselves inside and outside of this space.

We stand to create a place where no one feels completely alone in this journey of Web3. A place where each member of the community has a genuine relationship, a community they actually want to talk to.

The questions we had to ask ourselves were how. How do we create a place of immense value? How can we create a place people can call home in the sea of Web3? How can we make sure our siblings and parents don’t fall prey to the FOMO and traps set by bullshit wholesome influencers on Twitter. And after months and months of asking these questions, we came up with a few interesting ideas.

  1. Allowing our community to create our community. The first thing we did was create a proprietary invite system that would allow for our OGs to hand-select people that wanted to bring into this community.
  2. A Free mint. We would give one NFT to each minter free of charge giving them the ability to share access with a loved one without any risk.
  3. An Education Platform. Education is free of charge to all holders that provides valuable skills they can take outside of this space.
  4. Sponsored Micro-events. Outside of our large community gatherings, we thought to ourselves “How can we ensure that all of our members are able to congregate in person?” and we came up with the community ambassador program where people can self-organize in their areas to create meaningful bonds with fellow degens.

In DegenMoonFrens we are creating a community where people can feel safe onboarding their friends, where they truly know people within the community, a community built by the community, and being in the community has a net positive value to their lives. We are looking to provide access to education and stability to our community through our in-house education platform MoonUniversity.

We create value. We create opportunities. We are those that will make it inside and outside the realm of Web3 and this space of NFTs.

Roadmap 1.0

Community Events

  • Micro Events sponsored by the community.
  • Large annual events for holders around key NFT events. (this is a given, i know)
  • Annual outdoor events. (think campgrounds, lakes, etc.)


Free access to token gated tooling that will provide value to them inside and outside of this space. Tool priority will be voted on by the community. Some examples include:

  • Email/Text Market updates.
  • WL reminder texts.
  • Alpha text messages.
  • Access to in-house professionals and services.

The above is easily implemented and some services are already built by partners.

Moon University

MoonUniversity is the most valuable Education resource in the Web3 space. Through MoonUniversity DegenMoonFren holders will have 24/7 access to professionals in varied fields valuable in Web3 along with access to Career Path Bootcamps that will provide Degens with the skills, tools, and networking capabilities required to elevate their life situation.


  • Full Stack Web Development (Phase 1)
  • Front End Web Development (Phase 1)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (Phase 1)
  • Networking (Phase 1)
  • Interview Prep (Phase 1)


Q2-Q-3 2022.

Phase 1 will consist of daily web development classes. Classes will start with web development 101 teaching students the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Databases, and DevOps. Phase one’s focus is Web Development and will be run by three instructors, veterans in the software engineering space, who will conduct 3 to 5 classes a week. Schedule to be determined.

During this period we will start creating partnerships with other collections in the space to provide additional utilities to the project.

Phase 1 Utility

  • Live Daily Classes from experts in the field.
  • Web Development.
  • One on One with Instructors.
  • Access to the Education Council.
  • Access to Recorded Classes and Materials.
  • Access to DegenMoonFrens buddy network.
  • Resume and Interview Prep.
  • Networking 101.

Degen Moon Frens is here to provide real value. This should be the standard and we hope to set a new precedent for what an NFT project is and can be.

Moon 🌚 🚀