Wassies NFT Prices Surge as Crypto Twitter Lore-Themed Hotel Opens in Singapore

A room at the Wassie-themed hotel goes for $129 a night as of Monday.

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Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:11 a.m. UTC
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A boutique hotel themed after a beloved Crypto Twitter character opened doors in Singapore Monday, sending floor prices of the By Wassies non-fungible token (NFT) collection up by over 20% compared to the weekend.

Hotel by Wassies, themed after the popular "Wassie by Wassies" NFT collection, is located at 5 Hongkong Street in Singapore – with rooms, accessories, a cafe and amenities themed after the Platypus creatures.

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  • It’s not an early April Fools' joke. Hotel by Wassies is a pop-up hotel that runs from March 2023 until September 2023 and is listed on various hotel booking sites.

    The six-floor hotel features 55 rooms, with 49 rooms furnished in shades of Wassie-themed purple and six "Wassies & Friends"-themed rooms that will feature art made in collaboration with other projects.

    Creators say the hotel is a way to popularize the Wassie brand among the general populace. “Hotel by Wassies is a [small] Wassie step in bringing crypto culture into the real world, as we continue to look for ways to deploy the byWassies brand IP in all shapes and forms,” a regional Twitter account of the Wassie collection said.

    A room at the Wassie hotel is listed for $129 as of Monday, the Wassie site shows. Wassie NFT holders can get a discount of up to 20% on room booking and 69% off drinks at Coffee by Wassies, the in-house cafe.

    Floor prices of the Wassie NFT collection have jumped 20% over the past two days, surging to 0.5 ether (ETH) from Saturday’s 0.33 ether at writing time. The Ethereum-based collection has over 12,000 individual NFTs with 2,3000 unique holders, data from OpenSea shows.

    Wassies are a fictional comic made popular by the pseudonymous Crypto Twitter account inversebrah, known for documenting bad takes, memes and jokes that largely center around the crypto community.

    Inversebrah – and other self-styled wassie accounts – speak in a distinct slang on Twitter, which adds to their appeal. Words like “wen,” “gud,” “koin” have been quickly picked up by the community – contributing in a significant way to online crypto culture.

    Edited by Nelson Wang.

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