The Insider NFT Bot Network That's Been Controlling the Market Behind the Scenes (We think) A PROJECT Shoutouts to @notsack3, @NFTswiper4489, screendoor, exodus, solminingpunk, papa smurf, @_etheth, Big Fud, max, dom, @cryptomiyagi_, khonshu, @boringsleuth, and more for the support and for keeping a secret. ( Y O U ' R E B E I N G F U C K E D ) Due to legal reasons this is a work of fiction and exaggeration. We're just kidding lol. Just making a lil joke. ( H O W T H I S S TA R T E D ) We were looking into random projects until we found one called Meadowmoon. This lead to a google search of the project which showed us a lot of paid PR articles for Meadowmoon about their founder. (Goofy ass photos of Mitchell from the articles) Paying for PR for yourself is a little funny, since you're trying to convince people you're important - but it's not uncommon. What was weird was how Meadowmoon, at 20,000 followers, got some PXN Whitelists to giveaway. And that this one tweet on their small account giving away 2 Whitelists got 75,000 Retweets. It doesn't sound like much since PXN had a lot of hype, but let's look into it. (The giveaway had been deleted before we got a chance to archive it) A PXN giveaway tweet on their own account giving away more whitelists on the same date did half the numbers Meadowmoon's tweet did. More engagement than this More engagement than this one 2 days later. one a week before. Add That Meadomwoon giveaway on an account with barely 20,000 followers at the time got more engagement than any PXN giveaway ever. See for yourself here. The Team Behind Meadowmoon Founder - Mitchel Pardy/@MeowyTheGreat Advisors: @gronkwizard & @OttoSuwenNFT Meowy is the founder, he's 23. He's somehow verified despite his first Tweet being in 2022 and only having 382 Pay attention to the replies on the tweets below. tweets total. His account also joined in September 2011, when he was 12, and it was dormant until 6 months ago. It's weird and we have no idea where this guy came from or who he is. Supporter: @ryandcrypto If we look at the tweets where the advisors were announced, we see thousands of bots. CLOUD SOLUTIONS TWEET 1 TWEET 2 Both of those tweets had almost 2,000 more replies than likes, and those tweets aren't even whitelist giveaways. Why are people tagging their friends in the replies? Because they're bots. Now lets go back to the winners of the Meadowmoon PXN giveaway. @PatDelores and @ShelbyH62499917 But despite winning this whitelist, they kept entering new PXN whitelist giveaways. They also wouldn't respond to DMs. (Both have now been suspended for being bots, use these bots for similarish reference instead: https://twitter.com/savoy_ang , https://twitter.com/runjeffie , https://twitter.com/ReiBeltran , https://twitter.com/po_mcgarvie Both winners of that giveaway were bots, and it did insane numbers for no reason. We can assume that the majority of the engagement on that giveaway was bots, and we see the same bots on Meadowmoons advisor tweets from above. Maybe these bots are trying to win whitelists? Maybe some of them, but why is our bot PatDelores retweeting other Meadowmoon tweets where whitelists aren't being given away? So, Meadowmoon, a project that came out of nowhere from a founder that came out of nowhere (and felt the need to post PR articles about himself) looks like they're using bots for engagement. Why isn't ryandcrypto saying anything about it? Why isn't OttoSuwen saying anything about it? Why isn't gronkwizard saying anything about it? These bots are obvious and in plain sight, the numbers don't add up, and they're all over the page. Why haven't they asked people to stop botting them or called it out? Why are they supporting a project that seems to be using bots for engagement? And if the bots are here for whitelists, why are they on tweets where no whitelists are being given out? How did Meowy even get these friends and advisors? This is just the beginning of how far these bots go. But before we get into them more, let's show you guys what real engagement looks like. All the bots we found started tweeting in February of 2022, so we're looking at tweets before the bots came up to use as a sample size. Click HERE for our sample size and the reasoning behind our samples. And here's something to keep in mind - VIEWS DON'T LIE. So when that view/like/reply ratio looks off - it's because bots have targeted that tweet. Here's a memeland giveaway, 35,000 Here's a tweet we botted ourselves. There's replies and 40,000 views - implying 87% 1,000 more likes than views. of people that saw the tweet replied to it. Botted to shit. WHAT REAL ENGAGEMENT LOOKS LIKE Before we get into the bots and their purpose, we're going to show you how to spot botted tweets for yourself using analysis on our sample. REPLY:LIKE Ratio Analysis Out of all of the sample tweets, 3 of them have more replies than likes. This leaves us with only 2 out Two of those can be attributed to a different Twitter format, and don’t fit the sample of 72 sampled tweets having guidelines. 1: Anomaly 1 more replies than likes, the Gave away 25 Whitelists for this Tweet each day for 4 days leading to more replies, not largest outlier had only 1.2% a normal 24 hour giveaway but we’ll leave it in to be nice. more replies than likes. 2: Anomaly 2 Said tag “real friends” which lead to a lot of replies to the comments saying, “you think I’m a real friend?” like they’re in a fuckin Disney movie, so we’re cutting this out. This should be intuitive, giveaway tweets should rarely have more replies than likes because it's easier for real people to like a tweet than reply to it. REPLY:LIKE Ratio Results Mean: .86 St. Dev: .076 So a giveaway tweet having 86 replies per 100 likes is the average. This applies more strongly to tweets with more interactions, since a tweet with 50 likes and 60 replies isn’t that unbelievable. One with 50k likes and 60k replies is a huge red flag. This means there’s around a 3.27% chance of any given solo giveaway tweet having more replies than likes. And a .08% Chance of any given solo giveaway having 10% more replies than likes. So whenever you see a giveaway with 11,000 Replies and 10,000 likes, there’s less than 1 in 1,000 chance of that all being Real Engagement. If it has 20% more replies than likes, There’s a .0003% chance of it not being botted. If a giveaway was 24,000 replies and 20,000 likes, A 1 in 300,000 chance of it not being botted. MORE STATS: A .26% Chance of there being more replies than likes 3 times every 10 tweets. A .01% Chance of it occurring 4 times every 10 tweets. If over half of the solo giveaways for a project that’s had 50 have more replies than likes there’s a less than 1 in 100,000 chance of them not being botted. VIEW:LIKE Ratio Results (REMEMBER THIS) Mean % of likes to views: .079% St. Dev: .027% (This ratio can also be applied to retweets and replies) Any Tweet with over 13.3% Likes to Views - 2.2% Chance of happening Any Tweet with over 16% Likes to Views - .13% Chance of happening Any Tweet with over 25% Likes to Views - Less than a 1 in 1 Million Chance of being organic engagement Now you guys should be able to spot when a tweet is heavily botted with statistically proven results. They count on you thinking 11,000 replies and 10,000 likes seems kind of realistic. It’s not. So when you see tweets like these, you can know statistically that they're insanely botted. How to tell how many bots are on a Tweet We can only really estimate this with giveaway tweets that include videos, so we can check out the views. Let’s use this giveaway as an example: 80,000 views, 43,600 Likes. We'll give them some leeway and say real engagement on this tweet would have a 15% view to like ratio (still insanely rare but we're being generous) So, 80,000 x .15 = 12,000 Real Likes We’ll subtract it from the retweets since those also count as individual engagements. 50,400 - 12,000 = 38,400. 38,400 / 50,400 = 76% At LEAST 76% of all interactions with this tweet are bots, and the reality is likely higher. 38,400 bots at least on one tweet. Now, let’s go through one of our confirmed bots tweets - @PatDelores Here’s a list of their latest 100 retweets: https://pastebin.com/hqaSVa1g Out of 100 Tweets, 68 of them fit into that 3% chance of being over 2 standard deviations away from the mean of real engagement. That’s not counting the ones that’re 3, 4, and 5 deviations off. Giveaways with 30,000 likes and 42,000 replies is not real human behavior. Without taking other things into accounts, let’s see what the odds of 68 out of 100 giveaways being 2 standard deviations off base are: The odds are over 1 in a million before even taking anything else into account. All 68 of those tweets are heavily targeted by bots, and likely the whole 100. You guys probably already knew that was obvious because we’re going through a bots retweets, but at least now you know, the ratios don't lie. Now we're going to see how to find bots in tweets with normal ratios. They're not dumb enough to fuck up ratios everytime, but there's another way to check. They are pretty fucking dumb though since botting views is like 10 cents per 100k. We'll do this by going through @PatDelores tweets where the ratios weren't off. They're obviously still botted because our bot Pat is retweeting them. All these tweets are part of the list @PatDelores retweeted, these are the ones where the ratios aren't off. Click the links. TWEET 1 These are some of the screenshots we got from the tweets, there's more in the links to the right. BOTS Luckily the bots are always clumped together in the likes of a tweet, you just have to scroll and you'll find the clusters. TWEET 2 We see very similar bios of random quotes, adjectives after adjectives, random taylor swift fan bios, retweet BOTS the same tweets as bots next to them in the list of likes, and repeat PFPs. If you look through a botted tweets likes and you'll be able to see the bots easy. TWEET 3 Look through their accounts and timelines. You'll see they only enter giveaways, mainly giveaways that already BOTS have thousands of entrants, most have no tweets, and the ones that do have their own tweets will only have 1 that's usually pinned or some weird inspirational quotes. The bots are in plain sight. TWEET 4 BOTS TWEET 5 BOTS TWEET 6 BOTS TWEET 7 BOTS TWEET 8 BOTS TWEET 9 BOTS "What if these bots are just here to win WL giveaways?" That's what we thought initially, but we'll get into that soon. First, let's show you what real giveaways and accounts look like for reference. We’re using Farokh’s recent giveaways, despite people having mixed feelings on him there’s no evidence of him being implicated in the bot network. It’s crazy that a guy with 300k mostly organic followers like Farokh is barely breaking 3,000 engagements per giveaway when @ryandcrypto is getting 60,000 likes on a tweet, but this what real engagement looks like. The reply to like ratios are off, but that’s due to bots trying to shill their own NFTs and scam in the comments, not engagement bots. It's also nothing compared to what you're going to see. TWEET 1 TWEET 2 TWEET 3 *IF YOU WANT MORE EXAMPLES, WE HAVE 100 IN THIS DOCUMENT Now we’re picking some entrants from those Farokh giveaways to show you what real Twitter accounts that engage in a lot of giveaways look like. https://twitter.com/avi_berkow https://twitter.com/BRuano17 https://twitter.com/__Dilip https://twitter.com/nillshox https://twitter.com/goldenboy_eth https://twitter.com/FOX_863 https://twitter.com/dstm5_ https://twitter.com/Nature4me40 https://twitter.com/Wildflower4021 Look through the accounts of those real people. Real People that want to win giveaways: -Don’t parallel the exact tweets of each other. -Don’t only enter giveaways with thousands of engagements -Retweet non-giveaway tweets -Make their own tweets, and don’t just retweet others After seeing that, you guys should be more confident in discerning bots on a tweet. INGRAIN WHAT THESE ACCOUNTS LOOK/ACT LIKE INTO YOUR BRAIN THEY WILL PROVIDE THE FOUNDATION FOR WHAT BOTS ARE So it looks like there's a lot of bots all over NFT Twitter. After we show you how they work, we can show you what they're here to do. Essential Info on Twitter bot accounts -Bot Accounts are rarely shared. Differing proxies when logging into bots causes suspensions, like we saw with Shelby and PatDelores, the bot operators usually keep them all hosted on the same machines with the same consistent proxies to avoid the bots getting banned. -Bot Accounts operate in Networks. There’s programs that allow you to operate tens of thousands of Twitter bots from one computer - so why just operate 100 bots when you can scale up to 100,000 and manage them all from the same place? Some networks have a few thousand bots, some have 100k+. All bots in a network are controlled by the same person/group due to the accounts not being shared to avoid suspension. -Networks are operated by the person/people operating the bots and setting them up. Generally only a handful of people have access to directly mobilizing the bots and sending them on tweets, to help keep the bots IPs stable and avoid bans. On Bot Networks Bot Network: A collection of bots, usually multiple thousands, operated under a singular entity for a specific purpose. Bot networks are what we're going to be focusing on for the most part, because our research is about uncovering the biggest one in the Twitter NFT market. This document is about the reasoning, purpose, and people behind the major NFT bot network. They're made through usually paying for a lot of aged twitter accounts on a site like accsmarket.com or making new ones. Then mass changing their PFPs and bios, warming them up for a little bit, then putting them all into your software with proxies so you can control all of them from a single application on your computer/virtual machine. What a Bot Network Looks Like We looked around for weeks on multiple websites, nulled, cracked.to, ogusers, blackhatworld.com, different Discords, and Telegram groups for days. We could only find ONE publicly available NFT botter. An advertisement for Dmister's NFT botting services on blackhatworld Dmister uses his bot network to sell engagement to NFT projects and help them look hyped, for $100 per 1k likes/rts/replies. We asked if he ever uses his bot network to win Whitelists himself, he said no despite easily being able to do so. NOTE: Dmisters site didn't go live until Mid-July. This botnet was active since February. Lets look at a Tweet we paid Dmister to bot TWEET Most of the engagement in this tweet is obviously bots, and all the bots in it are from the bot network Dmister operates. Let's pick out a few of them (LOOK THROUGH THEIR ACCOUNTS YOURSELF) https://twitter.com/Mfarooq98839277 https://twitter.com/Syedmeh73692470 https://twitter.com/Sarmin47 https://twitter.com/Bonie_Meredith https://twitter.com/Dimas79314362 Again, look through the accounts yourself or you're not going to get it. In that sample of 4 bots we picked, look through their fucking accounts. Their timelines aren't exactly the same, but they all have a lot of tweets in common, and consistently retweet the same projects. The Nightmare Project, Bata Bata, Muggies, Bored Stackers, etc, all use Dmister to bot their projects. We know because we literally paid Dmister to bot our project and those are the bots he sent to it. THIS IS WHAT BOTS IN THE SAME NETWORK LOOK LIKE IF YOU WANT MORE EXAMPLES, LOOK THROUGH ALL THE LIKES IN THE BOTTED TWEET. THEY'RE ALL PROVABLY IN THE SAME BOTNET. • Sometimes they have tweets or a pinned tweet to help avoid being suspended. • Sometimes they don't all retweet the same tweets (a lot of times they do though). • But they DO consistently interact with the same projects and strongly parallel each other. Why do projects use bots? When your tweets have a lot of engagement, it's easier to get collabs. When you get giveaway collabs with pages with real followers, they'll see the 10k retweets on your collab tweet, think your project is hyped, and get involved with it. It's cross-pollination. After enough real people see your super-hyped giveaway tweets on collab accounts, they'll think you have hype, and they'll want to mint. It's a psychology game, they know you all follow hype. Bot Network Example #2 This one isn't publically availabe, and is the only other one we were able to find aside from the major one. The Solana Influencer Network Featuring @NFTJakey, @SolLunix, @voidedsol, @SolanaSenseii, and more. This network obviously uses its bots to promote a group of influencers. The influencers sell paid promotion, projects want promotion, they pay these influencers a few Sol for it and the influencers then bot their tweets to fake engagement so they can sell more promotion. We found the bots in the retweets Some bots from the network: of a @NFTjakey giveaway tweet. Maybe the bots are used to (Now Suspended :/) win sol giveaways? https://twitter.com/xxjay_12 https://twitter.com/chayton_gavin https://twitter.com/darniyankyaw We thought that was a https://twitter.com/eugig_rose https://twitter.com/RazerOp15 possibility, but look through https://twitter.com/Jahangir9734 their tweets & replies. All the giveaways they enter require tagging friends in the replies. None of them ever tag friends, and they exclusively interact with the same people. Again, go through those bots pages, and look for bots from the network in tweets like these. See for yourself so you can make your own opinions. Again, THIS IS WHAT SOLANA INFLUENCER BOTS LOOK LIKE. They mainly interact with the influencers selling promotion, and they don't sway much from that. https://twitter.com/silvia69696 https://twitter.com/Botuna1993 https://twitter.com/kevin061543751 https://twitter.com/taufiq9393 https://twitter.com/silvia69696 https://twitter.com/nichole070393 https://twitter.com/putridimana https://twitter.com/Botuna1993 https://twitter.com/nabilaaa199 https://twitter.com/kevin061543751 https://twitter.com/yep_its_aniket https://twitter.com/kriptoali25 https://twitter.com/Ball_Solana https://twitter.com/JacksonWeb3 https://twitter.com/Ball_Solana https://twitter.com/ShineLuck3 https://twitter.com/YiNamikie https://twitter.com/analyst_ali https://twitter.com/Bharyor2 https://twitter.com/Uchennamichael9 Spreadsheet Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B7TMap6iuzMQNOiDpTlz q7wFxcLwuSeYtND9uO3tFe4/edit?usp=sharing Projects this "Influencers" in network promotes this network Almost all, if not all of these just paid for promo, and don't have any real direct access to the bots - or know the giveaways are botted. https://twitter.com/FrostNFT_ https://twitter.com/KittiToken https://twitter.com/SolLunix https://twitter.com/AdAstriumCNFT https://twitter.com/CybergroundNFT https://twitter.com/kreechures https://twitter.com/lazydegensnft https://twitter.com/MrsolanaB https://twitter.com/dabloonsNFT https://twitter.com/FunApes_NFT https://twitter.com/Meonkinu https://twitter.com/mindfolkART https://twitter.com/LaiqNFT https://twitter.com/gangversenft https://twitter.com/MaraNFT_DAO https://twitter.com/mrmoonheads https://twitter.com/MultiversX_Labs https://twitter.com/AidanWgmi https://twitter.com/MellowsBlock https://twitter.com/MinionsMushroom https://twitter.com/NftsDracula https://twitter.com/o5o_official https://twitter.com/sollgiveaways https://twitter.com/NOTIGANGNFT https://twitter.com/PuppetzNFT https://twitter.com/ojotris https://twitter.com/onebird_army https://twitter.com/mabel_nft https://twitter.com/SugoiShinobiNFT https://twitter.com/TheLaboratoryIO https://twitter.com/Only_WolvesNFT https://twitter.com/ProjectX_off https://twitter.com/sol_giveaways https://twitter.com/TimeMachines101 https://twitter.com/TinyinvaderNFT https://twitter.com/PudgyFriends https://twitter.com/Raijinscnft https://twitter.com/JackSolGiveaway https://twitter.com/TittyDAO https://twitter.com/uglies_NFT https://twitter.com/RainbowTribeNFT https://twitter.com/retrogoons https://twitter.com/soul_promoter https://twitter.com/ViciusNFT https://twitter.com/AbstractArtNFTs https://twitter.com/RiseNMine https://twitter.com/SandsOfAraya https://twitter.com/Zoltan9272 https://twitter.com/AirHeadsNFT_ https://twitter.com/AndyLionStar https://twitter.com/SenseiLabsNFT https://twitter.com/SolRobotics https://twitter.com/NFTLord_David https://twitter.com/AOBnfts https://twitter.com/AssamiNFTs https://twitter.com/SoulceryGames https://twitter.com/SpaceRidersAI https://twitter.com/Hot__sol https://twitter.com/AstroBabiesNFT https://twitter.com/BackWeGo_NFT https://twitter.com/spinbladeio https://twitter.com/Stylike_io https://twitter.com/SolChilly https://twitter.com/badbearsio https://twitter.com/BB_dreaming https://twitter.com/supersk8ers https://twitter.com/symbiotesNFTs https://twitter.com/Kelvin__Sol https://twitter.com/bbs_nfts https://twitter.com/CCactus_NFTs https://twitter.com/TheFuturesNFT https://twitter.com/TheGreedyDegens https://twitter.com/DancingDeerJB https://twitter.com/CriminalKidsNFT https://twitter.com/DimensionGateVR https://twitter.com/theskeIetongang https://twitter.com/TheSolCave https://twitter.com/SOLinGOLD https://twitter.com/DinoSocialClub https://twitter.com/DrillClubNFT https://twitter.com/Thuglife_NFT https://twitter.com/trace_meta https://twitter.com/SolanaPrincess https://twitter.com/EFMelrond https://twitter.com/eliteemperornft https://twitter.com/uland_io https://twitter.com/UnderworldSoc https://twitter.com/rainascrdll https://twitter.com/ElrondSamurai https://twitter.com/Enthusiasm_NFT https://twitter.com/utilityapeNFT https://twitter.com/WildVikingsNFT https://twitter.com/UxGsol https://twitter.com/fail_guys https://twitter.com/FlappyBirds_NFT https://twitter.com/WokeJakNFT https://twitter.com/workingdeadnft https://twitter.com/kenwgmi https://twitter.com/floombiez https://twitter.com/FudBoisNFT https://twitter.com/XEX_Crypto https://twitter.com/xxcultnft https://twitter.com/LungTied_SOL https://twitter.com/HolyVerseNFTs https://twitter.com/IVYAlienverse https://twitter.com/Zenin__Clan Keep in mind, all of these projects are recent to when you're reading this. You've probably never heard of most of them, and we don't see the OG botnet on any of them. Real Giveaway Winner Bots We can assume that in the world of Crypto and Twitter, there would be real giveaway bots that show up who's purpose is to win giveaways and monetize that. The thing is, these bots wouldn't solely relegate themselves to NFT whitelist giveaways when that makes up maybe 5% of the overall giveaway market. You'd want to hit every giveaway possible, in every niche, and if you ran a botnet focused on winning giveaways - you'd know there was more to win than just NFT whitelists. To maximize wins, most of these bots have way more than just 1100 tweets, the average for thee NFT botnet https://twitter.com/sketwed bots. They get into the 10,000+ mark easily. https://twitter.com/FMekoyPY https://twitter.com/ankitgupta4512 https://twitter.com/vanzvan44 https://twitter.com/3hadhamid95 https://twitter.com/Luciious69 https://twitter.com/Araaagorn https://twitter.com/kryptoangelvul https://twitter.com/DanHeadache https://twitter.com/raisulwtf https://twitter.com/KaungKh69183480 https://twitter.com/KashifAli2018 https://twitter.com/elonasu https://twitter.com/MochinXrp1 https://twitter.com/oxigen_nft https://twitter.com/ox_nfts https://twitter.com/Tristan67890 https://twitter.com/KTharston https://twitter.com/SoLJum_At2rkt https://twitter.com/PickerMagnetGAW https://twitter.com/nadiatulatul21 https://twitter.com/paranoialore https://twitter.com/muhamadveldi7 https://twitter.com/parano1dcircus https://twitter.com/juliobonillla https://twitter.com/Blake7909 https://twitter.com/sibelatc13 https://twitter.com/monster_nft98 (3 with same banner) https://twitter.com/danielrooperr https://twitter.com/AliSltn61 https://twitter.com/dedega61 These bots once again are here to win giveaways, they want to maximize their profit potential. They don't want to waste time trying to win giveaways for NFT whitelists - which cost money, and can lose them money, when they can just go for solely cash giveaways and reduce the risk and complication of going for random whitelists. This strategy is shown obviously in their activity. Again, THIS IS WHAT REAL GIVEAWAY BOTS LOOK LIKE. Spreadsheet Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xmf9UkQs-JfUWJD_floCsP4jYzxKunDDcsBz9ditofs/edit?usp=sharing Tweet we botted: https://twitter.com/DcjRdy5IXLA67wM/status/1599797865215164416? s=20&t=BtcPM_o5VlorkTWCPaOWaA We know these NFTs are botting and using Bots in DMister's bots, because we found the bots from a tweet we paid Dmister to bot for us. DMister's Projects Using Dmister's network: https://twitter.com/FrostNFT_ bots: https://twitter.com/SolLunix https://twitter.com/Area61NFT https://twitter.com/DigitalDoka https://twitter.com/MrsolanaB https://twitter.com/dungeoninterior https://twitter.com/Lancetbot https://twitter.com/_LunarRabbits https://twitter.com/SchipperkeInu https://twitter.com/LaiqNFT https://twitter.com/GymNet_Official https://twitter.com/NOTAXtoken https://twitter.com/SaishuMirai https://twitter.com/komotopia_nft https://twitter.com/AidanWgmi https://twitter.com/DegenwarriorNFT https://twitter.com/Sliced_io https://twitter.com/NoodiLand https://twitter.com/TheshopNFT https://twitter.com/sollgiveaways https://twitter.com/WerewolvesNS https://twitter.com/rfntoken https://twitter.com/internetraisxd https://twitter.com/cyber_warfares https://twitter.com/mabel_nft https://twitter.com/workingdeadnft https://twitter.com/puckersnft https://twitter.com/stayhumangen https://twitter.com/TheWoofersNFT https://twitter.com/sol_giveaways https://twitter.com/KyojinSenshiNFT https://twitter.com/ROOM420_NFT https://twitter.com/FreeJoJoNFT https://twitter.com/AviumOrigins https://twitter.com/JackSolGiveaway https://twitter.com/theimpsnft https://twitter.com/MetaWorld_MC https://twitter.com/PepeSamuraiNFT https://twitter.com/FishMafiaNFT https://twitter.com/soul_promoter https://twitter.com/NFTGrumpies https://twitter.com/Elulands https://twitter.com/mekabeasts https://twitter.com/KillaPepes https://twitter.com/Zoltan9272 https://twitter.com/TheFluffiezNFT https://twitter.com/inhabitedworlds https://twitter.com/SchipperkeInu https://twitter.com/DutchspaceX https://twitter.com/NFTLord_David https://twitter.com/YunYun_NFT https://twitter.com/socialdudesnft https://twitter.com/CashMoneyInu https://twitter.com/SchipperkeInu https://twitter.com/Hot__sol https://twitter.com/Snow__Bears https://twitter.com/MoonieNFT https://twitter.com/Monstrous_NFT https://twitter.com/TheSurgeNFT https://twitter.com/SolChilly https://twitter.com/MutantTurtles_ https://twitter.com/RealTagComics https://twitter.com/usezeroio https://twitter.com/BambooBonkers https://twitter.com/Kelvin__Sol https://twitter.com/UmakiXYZ https://twitter.com/peaceonmarznft https://twitter.com/ki_nft_ https://twitter.com/greenpillnfts https://twitter.com/DancingDeerJB https://twitter.com/AdawonderWorld https://twitter.com/AttomsNFT https://twitter.com/Grumpycatznftz https://twitter.com/exceptmypepes https://twitter.com/SOLinGOLD https://twitter.com/ArlaNFT_ https://twitter.com/forgottentribe0 https://twitter.com/InSilvaNFT https://twitter.com/TagzFootwearNFT https://twitter.com/SolanaPrincess https://twitter.com/newdetroitnft https://twitter.com/CyberRideNFT https://twitter.com/Luksoswap https://twitter.com/CensoredBoysSyn https://twitter.com/rainascrdll https://twitter.com/ThoreumFinance https://twitter.com/tangled_NFT https://twitter.com/UxGsol https://twitter.com/kenwgmi https://twitter.com/LungTied_SOL Intersections between that list of projects: 1 https://twitter.com/workingdeadn ft What's this mean? It means a project that only one project that paid for promotion from one of the SOL influencers, also used Dmister's bot network. The lack of intersection is insane, since there's no reason they couldn't do both. Point being, there's a shit ton of new NFTs every month all in their own world. Around all 180 of those projects are from the last 2 months. We will compare these to the real botnet projects to get an in-depth look later. Those are small samples of the bots, but look through the likes + retweets of the tweets we sent to get 100's more. All the users of the Solana Influencer network sell promotion on their page, new NFTs see they have good engagement, they bot the engagement, and it helps them sell promo tweets to unaware projects. Giveaway bots/enterers look COMPLETELY different from Hype bots, and span the entire crypto ecosystem, not just NFTs. Congratulations! Now you know what Twitter bot networks look like and how to identify them. You can find a bot network by going through a tweets likes, finding similar bot accounts in a row, and seeing the projects they consistently interact with. Now let's go over some facts -There's only 1 publically available NFT botter selling services that's accessible. (DMister) -In the 2 networks we found, both are using their bots exclusively for engagement, not to win whitelists. -Multiple NFT projects and influencers use bots for engagement, proven off those 2 networks alone. -We can discern bots in a network through the projects they interact with. Fun Fact: The reason the bots tweets don't match up exactly is because you're not going to send every bot to every tweet. If you have 10,000 bots, sometimes you send 500 to one tweet, 2,000 to another, 4,000 to another, etc. Leading to different twitter feeds of bots in the same network, but still leaving obvious parralels. INTERMISSION YOU NEED TO KNOW: SINCE A LOT OF OLD BOTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED, LIKES AND RETWEETS OF BOTTED TWEETS FELL OFF. TWITTER, HOWEVER DOESN'T LET THE REPLIES FALL OFF - SO WHEN YOU SEE WAY MORE REPLIES THAN LIKES/RTS FROM A TWEET FROM A FEW MONTHS AGO, YOU KNOW FOR A FACT IT WAS BOTTED. The one to the right has 100K more replies than likes, so we can safely say someone send 100K bots to it, that later got suspended. AND REMEMBER, YOU CAN EASILY DEDUCT BOT PRESENCE FROM THE VIEWS:REPLIES. IF YOU SEE EVEN 20% AS MANY REPLIES AS VIEWS, YOU CAN SAY FOR NEARLY A FACT IT'S BOTTED. REMEMBER THESE METRICS, WE'LL BE USING THEM TO SAVE TIME. Now let's show you the big fish network that really runs things. Check out these 2 tweets from these hyped projects. Trippin' Ape Tribe & Great Goats Link Link (Likes have dropped to 23K since screenshot) (Likes have dropped to 34K since screenshot) I don't know about you but I don't think 10's of thousands of people went back a few weeks later to unlike that tweet. Both of those tweets had around the same amount of replies, about 5% off from each other, but let's look at the crazy part. These whitelist giveaways, that ONLY required a RT+Like - NO TAGS, both got 70,000 replies tagging their friends. Real people don't do that. Almost all of those replies are bots, and they're from the same network. These tweets are doing bigger numbers than Imaginary Ones, Invisible Friends, Project PXN, Azuki, Moonbirds, and any other projects have ever done. These posts got more likes and retweets than the BAYC Metaverse reveal trailer with 3 MILLION VIEWS, and AGAIN, replies weren't even a requirement for the giveaway. It's not adding up. Are they here for whitelists? That's doesn't add up much, because these giveaways shortly after those ones didn't do anywhere near the numbers. They're sending way more bots to the projects personal pages than to giveaways with the same amount of whitelists being given away. The bots being here for whitelists isn't really making sense. Giveaway 1 Giveaway 2 Giveaway 3 Giveaway 4 Giveaway 5 Giveaway 6 Giveaway 7 And lets look at those View:Like ratios Lets be generous again and assume 12% of the views converted into real likes. 150k views x 12% = 18,000 Real Likes 58,600 - 18,000 = 40,600 40,600 / 58,600 = 70% of the engagements on this tweet are bots, if not more. They sent minimum 40,000 bots to a Trippin' Ape giveaway with 5 Whitelists. And barely sent nearly as much, to a Karafuru giveaway a few days earlier (an established project), giving away 3 Whitelists. And the 70k replies + likes Trippin' Ape giveaway from 2 pages above, got 8x the likes as the Karafuru giveaway to the left that happened 3 days before it. Both were giving away 3 Whitelists. If you're trying to make money from whitelists, this just doesn't add up. Why would a project that came out of nowhere be more worth botting than an established one - especially when you make up at least 75% of the bots. We ask you to look through the retweets/likes/replies of both of the Great Goats and Trippin' Apes tweets with 70k Replies from before. We made a small list of bots from the Great Goats tweets to look into. https://twitter.com/Congnghesaut698 https://twitter.com/ClarisCottreg https://twitter.com/drewrobinsonx1 https://twitter.com/AhnSangJunpdz50 https://twitter.com/YoonHannanys59 https://twitter.com/meditat89090486 https://twitter.com/travele00938608 https://twitter.com/Tendern17329457 https://twitter.com/Figure67641672 https://twitter.com/AydahtooOx https://twitter.com/sithuaung_9 https://twitter.com/kyawgyielestaic https://twitter.com/Genshin145 https://twitter.com/Rom1295 https://twitter.com/mutant102 https://twitter.com/tist199 https://twitter.com/bmb1247 https://twitter.com/SephirothZ9 https://twitter.com/tle15065283 https://twitter.com/Nam199307 https://twitter.com/taptap58366014 https://twitter.com/Alergic13 https://twitter.com/JumpJum81586513 https://twitter.com/onetapdude https://twitter.com/Disgust35302082 https://twitter.com/sakolra09973156 https://twitter.com/SePhiRothzLege1 https://twitter.com/SephirothZ9 https://twitter.com/z56705722 https://twitter.com/cloudz1993 https://twitter.com/Marom88879669 https://twitter.com/CarolinaRatldig https://twitter.com/NatashaRelynn https://twitter.com/BilliePrebuck https://twitter.com/HagianeSanjuana https://twitter.com/GeorgeTalesha https://twitter.com/nicole_nephew https://twitter.com/RichardJaya https://twitter.com/0XKing_NFT https://twitter.com/Courtne15178994 https://twitter.com/Jessica86550294 https://twitter.com/CozyTiera https://twitter.com/Lioncorre4 Look through them yourself, don't be lazy. They all have a weird bio, a similar amount of tweets, and they all engage with the same tweets and projects, they all targeted Great Goats and Trippin' Apes. This is a cluster from THE Bot Network that's been running shit. Get acquainted with it. Their media is interesting too, but we'll get into that another time. We've established that Great Goats and Trippin' Apes benefit from the same bot network, and it's not making a lot of sense that they're being botted for whitelists. If you're still unconvinced it's one network, find bots yourself on the tweets we've linked earlier. They all interact with the same projects. We asked Dmister, someone who bots NFTs for engagements for a living, what he thought about it. So the one reachable NFT botter believes they're "100% botter" (lol), they're botting for engagement, it's a private network, and that the same people are botting the other projects in the bot accounts timelines. Essentially, thinks it's an exclusive network used to artificially inflate projects from behind the scenes. Damn. Let's Consider Our Options Multiple Bot Networks -Trippin’ Apes and Great Goats both contacted multiple bot networks. -They somehow found all the same botting providers, despite none of them being publicly available on any sites or forums, and despite using multiple engagement botters did not include Dmister in the list of people they got bots from. -None of these bot network owners decided to publically sell their services for money. -They got nearly the exact same likes, favorites, and replies on certain giveaways despite using multiple different bot providers with various capacities and timelines and the two projects not being directly connected at all. -They never stopped using the bots from the providers that kept fucking up the amount of replies, like we see in this giveaway here: https://twitter.com/memeland/status/1522610588861575168? s=20&t=G1Dz3BtmpJIetUdrzLGfAw. For reference, none of the tweets Dmister bots ever have replies that fucked up, they never over 2% of the likes. This would mean that either all of their separate botters fuck up the replies, or they never stopped using the botters that consistently overdo the replies, despite it looking super unrealistic. -All these bots have a nearly identical history of the projects and influencers they bot, and none of these MULTIPLE bot networks EVER intersected with ANY of the projects in the Dmister network. NONE of this list of projects EVER solicited bots from the one semi-publically available botter, despite them using multiple other bot networks. *There are some Trippin' Ape giveaways botted by Dmister, but they're fake giveaways from fake influencers trying to get engagement, not real Trippin' Ape giveaways. We repeat: -The chance that there are multiple bot networks, all private, and none of the projects benefitting from these multiple bot networks have EVER solicited Dmister, the only publicly available easily accessible botter, for bots. (There is no intersection whatsoever between projects using Dmister and the projects being botted by these other networks.) OR One Network -It being one network is the reason all the bots engage with the same projects and tweets. -It being one huge network is the reason none of the projects using it ever needed Dmister. -It being one network is the reason why all the reply/like ratios are consistently fucked up. -An opportunist/s saw how much money there was in making a huge network of bots for NFT Twitter. -They scaled their operation up over time to make more money, which is why we see more bots now than in January 2022 when they first started popping up, and now see Great Goats able to hit 100k+ likes on a tweet. -They used this network to control the hype of specific projects and influencers that had access to it, which is why we see all their bots engage with the same people and projects consistently and never stray off of it. In Layman's Terms If you have 3 plugs, and plug 1 & 2 always have the same strains, in the same quantity, and have been getting the same strains at the same times for the past 5 months. And plug number 3 has NEVER had ANY of the same strains, but they keep asking you if you know where to buy them. Then you can assume plug 1 & 2 have the same ONE private supplier. And it'd be dumb to think they just happen to keep buying the same strains at the same times from multiple different suppliers coincidentally - because what are the odds plug 3 doesn’t know about a single one of them? It doesn’t add up, but you guys know that. *(Plugs 1 & 2 are Great Goats and Trippin’ Apes and all other Big Bot Network Projects, Plug 3 is any Dmister botted Project, the strains and weed are the bots, the suppliers are the bot networks) Another fun Foreshadowing question: Where’s the most money in? 1: Using bots to win Whitelists for projects that might flop. 2: Using the bots for engagement to help projects market and sell out. 3: Using the bots to make your own projects that you can hype up and keep all the mint revenue from. 2 & 3 look pretty profitable if you’re trying to make the most money off your bots. More examples it's the same network These are samples of bots from tweets spanning multiple projects and influencers. Despite the clusters being different, scroll through their accounts, and you keep seeing them interact with all the same projects and people. Ryandcrypto x Forgotten Eth Worlds Kaiju Kingz x Memeland https://twitter.com/MarisGriffin3 https://twitter.com/BDqPD0xIFZhG29w https://twitter.com/FrankBe15504312 Tokun App x B_F Party (Suspended) https://twitter.com/PfomZOWtAWEchVs https://twitter.com/kmanfjmedemaclj https://twitter.com/SpurVernon https://twitter.com/Fc7nogUb917wjnM https://twitter.com/DeemRicahrd https://twitter.com/DNeriyah Play Ukiyo x Anime Metaverse Shikigai x BentoBoi (Deleted) https://twitter.com/nadellemeihua https://twitter.com/Chronicep2 https://twitter.com/hazelquyuan https://twitter.com/or_halfv https://twitter.com/crosenhuaping https://twitter.com/z47georgie88 Wobblebug x Great Goats Isekai Meta Kuroki https://twitter.com/DemiNep5 https://twitter.com/yansinahgrace https://twitter.com/BDqPD0xIFZhG29w https://twitter.com/davidNep4 https://twitter.com/ibnu_playboy https://twitter.com/8H7i2hCXKxMvWck https://twitter.com/CurbNep https://twitter.com/Margari13621552 https://twitter.com/xJJJ2RwATiQa3Fm ^All have the last name “Nep” lol https://twitter.com/6PAYdVTWrxjPIga Project PXN Takoa https://twitter.com/personbayan https://twitter.com/Sexplorers1 https://twitter.com/gutsyheartflam1 https://twitter.com/mycroft233 https://twitter.com/importantbayan https://twitter.com/vebs_soni https://twitter.com/aurochsromeo Azuki https://twitter.com/Bradley82739875 https://twitter.com/KaaaahFigueired https://twitter.com/Hodgesaa331118 https://twitter.com/Linll088313 These tweets and bots were selected randomly. Yet, all bots in them consistently interact with Nanoverse, PXN, Memeland, Ikesai, S7NS Station, Great Goats, Trippin' Apes, and a lot more other projects. Because: All the bots on all these botted tweets are operating in the same network under the same people. REPEAT: WE WILL BE USING REPLY/LIKE DISCREPANCIES AS EVIDENCE OF BOTTING When bots get suspended, the likes + retweets drop off. The Replies STAY THE SAME. So when we see a lot of replies, and a lot less likes, we KNOW there were bots there. In the case of this tweet, 100,000 bots. This will save us from having to post bots on every single tweet individually, which is a waste of time since the proof is in the replies. A SEGWAY - HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH NFTS First, make 2 brand new Twitter accounts to pose as "founders" of the project. Your first tweet is a retweet of your projects first tweet. Both had almost no tweets before their project launched. https://twitter.com/ryandcrypto/status/1493700293829091330?s=20&t=ZNQ5j_7eyq7_3JPevNz8rg Slowly start posting and lightly botting it, don't go too hard. Get a shoutout from a team member of DAPE, one of the first botnet projects. And then get botnet influencer and botnet project accounts to host botted giveaway tweets for you.