Treat Monthly - May 2022

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L A I R O T I ED When Keeping it “gm” Goes Wrong: Nation State Attack, Rug Pulls, Pump ‘n Dumps, Bad In�luencers NFTs have exploded into the mainstream this year, as everyone from school children to celebrities gets involved in one way or another. The alluring combination of new technology, opportunity to democratize the elitist worlds of Finance and Art, and the chance to become rich of course, have sparked a new version of our classic crypto gold rush with corporations and celebrities scrambling to grab as much of the Metaverse as they can afford. The rapid success of this new creative economy is outpacing regulation or policing, as many concepts and technology are created faster than the regulators are able to comprehend them- let alone write and pass viable legislation on it. The new frontier is seen as chaotic and lawless as the fabled American Wild West where immorality, corruption, and criminality (allegedly) thrived. We will do our best to help you circle the wagons and avoid the most common threats!


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Adult actress Lana Rhoades is accused of abandoning her NFT project CryptoSis “As more money flows into the Metaverse, so do bad atctors hoping to extract value at the expense of everyday crypto users,” explains Georgio Constantinou when talking to Rolling Stone earlier this year. Georgio is one of the creators of, a firm that helps build and grow Web3 companies, and he follows up with “crypto scams have been getting increasingly more sophisticated, and it emphasizes the caution that people need to exercise in a decentralized ecosystem.” Too true, and we’re here to help as much as we can in this limited format, since we don’t want you singing the Crypto Blues! So to help keep our loyal readers safe and sound, here is a quick guide to the most common malicious practices to listen out for in Web3, to avoid dancing to the scammers’ music.


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Most importantly, the risk is real and you need to always be cautious since once something is sent, it is irreversible! As a result, start off by always being suspicious of anything that requires you to do something related to your crypto assets. Things that should spark your concern includes but is not limited: receiving a malicious token, unlocking your wallet, providing private information on your wallet, interacting with a smart contract, the list goes on and on, but we’ll try and cover the major ones below.

Discord ‘n blues Unless you’re exceptionally new and/or poorly informed, Discord hacks continue to be very common as NFT projects on Discord are booming in numbers. Join any channel about NFTs and you are likely to get a flurry of poorly written DM’s right away with promotions about new drops or other offers that are too good to be true. Discord scams are one of the simplest and most common forms of NFT scams in Web3. Essentially hackers set up their own projects on Discord and invite you to mint on their amazing “to the moon” whitelist (WL) with another 1000 slots just opened up for you. If you do click that sketchy link they sent you, your wallet is likely already compromised by a URL programmed to send you the hackers' tokens, or worse, will use up your own tokens. The best practice on Discord is to turn off your direct messaging (DM’s) and assume that everyone who randomly messages you probably is someone who wants to take your money, whether they’re a hacker, scammer, or both.


Keeping in keys An even greater problem is scammers trying to get you to divulge your seed phrase, or the secret set of keywords, that give them access to your crypto wallet. The scammer will often compel people with FOMO (fear of missing out) to gain their trust, and the keys, and then run to the hills with their hapless victims’ NFTs, crypto funds, and access to their sites. Phishing on social media is a preferred tactic. Scammers will pretend to be site officials, often prompting people with fake URL’s to popular crypto platforms such as OpenSea and MetaMask and thus compromising users' wallets and digital savings. In addition to maintaining an air of skepticism and alertness, you can add additional steps to ensure your crypto stays safe. A sound idea is to invest in a cold wallet, such as the Ledger Nano S, to store your crypto and NFTs offline. The wallet is essentially a PIN-enabled USB stick that is loaded with your crypto tokens and is used to sign any transactions online securely, even including NFTs! Advertisement


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Airdroppin’ ain’t no good Airdrops (where you are gifted coins or NFTs) can have malicious code attached. As a developer for TreatDAO, Luca says tokens are randomly airdropped into his Coinbase wallet all the time. “The name of the token is a project website, or exchange, to try and get you to log in,” he comments. “The scammers want you to be fooled and think, ‘Let’s fucking go! I got a load of crypto tokens for free! All I’ll do is go to the site and sell the crypto.’ Everything’s code, even the currency, so you have a load of unsellable fake tokens in your wallet. Once you log in to that site the code basically locks your wallet and gives the hackers access to your funds. By the time you realize it, they have already emptied your wallet of your legit tokens.” As with most of these scams, the best way to protect yourself is to ignore the deals, the offers, the promises, and the hype, and delete the emails or block the sender of the DM’s. Additionally, check with someone you trust before completing a substantial transaction.


Ruggin’ and rollin’ What is a rug pull? Will you get rug burns? (Yes -and instant buyers regret.) If you see a project promising endless utility, think: merchandise, unlockable gaming mods, IRL (in real life) events, and a spiking floor price, with influencers hyping it at maximum volume, then it could well be a scam. Like a street vendor hawking fake quasi-French perfumes and Chinese Rolex watches, who runs at first sight of authorities, a “rug pull” is a fly-by-night project that banks as much money as possible, before winding down and leaving all the investors holding worthless tokens. It can get worse. Not only did you think you were investing in a Rolls Royce (with a drinks bar and built-in jacuzzi) but you got an empty Kinder Egg without the surprise. Just for good measure, the worthless token is on a malicious smart contract and you find out the ‘surprise’ is the hacker has used this to transfer out all your remaining assets. For those affected, there is a website that could be helpful after the fact. Revoke.Cash offers a tool that allows you to check which websites have permissions to connect to your wallet and allows you to revoke this access. Although they can’t offer any kind of remittance of funds stolen from your wallet, they can prevent the theft from happening again in the same manner.


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In a space where social anonymity is possible, having your personal information out in public says a lot about who you are as a contributor. One tip when evaluating new projects is to look at their contributors: are they public and out in the open, or hidden behind a computer screen without any accountability? A fully doxxed team may sound like they’ve been cleared of Covid by a corps of medical ninjas, but it actually refers to a project where you can identify members by their real names, and often faces as well. “Doxxing” is the searching for, and publishing someone’s private information on the internet, but being “Self-Doxxed” means that the individual has willingly shared his personal information with the community. A large number of NFT professionals are increasingly refusing to work with teams or get involved with projects unless they know the organizers and leaders on a real-name basis. NFT collectors are increasingly looking to get to know the backgrounds and qualifications of the artists or teams they are investing in, having learned expensive lessons within the past few years.





“Don’t trust. Verify!”


Malory Smith, based on the West Coast, USA, is an agent representing NFT art collectors. She insists “My Golden Rule is to look at who is behind the project. If they are named after it, like ‘MeeCat Leader, or MeeCat Number Two’, that’s a red flag for me that it could be a rug pull,” she goes on “I want to know their background: what have they created before this? What is their reputation in the NFT space? Who is the real artist creating the art? I tell my collectors ‘don’t trust. Verify!’” You still have to be cautious, as even if reputable people, even public figures, are affiliated this won’t guarantee that they are really involved day-to-day, or can deliver on the NFTs. She puts her clients first and questions everything on their behalf: “Who is actually funding this project? Do they have the experience to pull it off? Do they want to see it grow long-term? Are they investing in the NFTs or the altcoins themselves? Are they going to dump and run?” Malory points out that analytics is not enough to maintain confidence in a project. For her, high numbers of followers or likes are meaningless if there is no clear long-term value to the project. “Building a following on social media can be achieved with marketing dollars and bots. If the only reason for the project is to build numbers is to raise the floor better to flip NFTs, then it’s not art, it’s assets, and that’s not a community, that’s an exchange.”



s r e c n e u l � n I Bad Celebrities have been “early adopters” of the opportunities presented by NFT collectibles. Vocal supporters of the projects such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks have included such diverse public figures as Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Fallon, Eminem, and Mike Tyson, to name a few, facilitated by MoonPay’s Celebrity NFT Concierge. Thanks in part to these celebrity adopters, the hype around NFTs is very real and has gone mainstream. Since early 2021 this has led to a virtual gold rush and created the ideal conditions for the newest scams involving crypto, influencers, and pump and dumps. In effect, a pump and dumps occur whenever an investor promotes an investment in altcoins or NFTs they currently own outright or have been given exclusive access to. Then, once the floor price goes up thanks to the trending hype and a surge in interest generated by their promotion, they proceed to sell their investment against their followers for a quick buck and walk away. 17

Another common example is an NFT project founder making large promises about the future utility of the project and the interoperability with all existing crypto etc, but then proceeding to not follow through on any of the promises following the minting (initial sale event). This is a fraud, and it is illegal. To do so in the stock market would land you with a jail term, but since crypto is still unregulated in many countries still, many international criminals consider it open-season, and for that, all we can say is: “caveat emptor”. In the past, pump-and-dump schemes were peddled through online discussion forums like bitcoin talk or 4chan. Then in 2017, we saw ICOs with major media buys and advertising/promotional spending with celebrities. Now, with the growth in social media among younger users, most of the misinformation is spread through big platforms like Discord and Twitter, on forums like Reddit, and most effectively through short-form content platforms like TikTok, and Instagram.

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cammers work with well-known video influencers, who as co-investors often have significant financial incentives for hyping people in the space, so raising the number of potential buyers of a dubious and unsustainable altcoin or NFT collectible. Once hyped to a buying frenzy, the price (or floor) hits an all-time high (ATH) peak, at which point these scammers and influencers will dump all their coins or NFTs and cash out to their multiple crypto wallets. Often the “main” crypto wallet address is known to some in the community, so to avoid tracing and detection, the bad actors will use different addresses to cover their tracks or will end up at Tornado Cash, a well-known service for anonymizing Ethereum, as they erase their tracks entirely. Once the veneer is torn away, most owners rush to list their NFTs on websites like OpenSea, where buyers can match with sellers and vice versa. However, in this instance the market is overrun by sellers, lowering their prices in desperate attempts to retrieve any of their dwindling investment. The sad reality is that most investors holding coins or NFTs can’t get out of their position in time, left holding worthless assets. Hung out to dry by the ‘experts’ who assured them they were “heading for the moon” and could hold on for dear life (HODL) and in some especially egregious examples: “100x their investment”.


The Rhoades to (NFT) Hell is Paved with Good Intentions Lana Rhoades put her notoriety and status as an adult actress behind the CryptoSis NFT project, which launched on January 21, 2022, (and ended on January 22, 2022) raising about $1.8 million in Ethereum ($ETH). In the days leading up to the NFT drop, Rhoades told her 16.8 million followers on Instagram how she was “feeling like a superwoman these days…at only two weeks postpartum I have lost 35 lbs… and launched an NFT collection.” She went on to promise her followers to “increase the value of CryptoSis, and make it a lucrative investment for holders that they can sell for more than they paid to mint.” The project appeared legit, and the promised USP seemed more professional than some of the half-baked attempts at rug pulls seen before. It featured a detailed roadmap, putting out plans to create metaverse wearables, virtual lands in Sandbox and Decentraland, and a "hangout spot" for personalized messaging with the glamorous Rhoades - OnlyFans style. The website pimped IRL utilities including merch, meet and greets with the female members of the community, a thriving secondary market, and much more. A lot of hype and a lot of FOMO for those who wanted into the project expecting to profit from a vertical rise in the floor value. Sadly for those who invested, the bubble burst within hours. Rhoades and her team made off with the $ETH gains, while the NFTs became as worthless as the promises made by the project stakeholders.


Rhoades made things personal. She pulled the plug, then the rug, and flipped her fans the middle finger as she walked away from their losses. She then blamed the collapse of CryptoSis on her own fans and collectors, gaslighting the NFT community for being “too rude, and too negative” toward her. The real-life consequence for one of her fans who had “spent what he couldn’t afford to lose” was a major loss of money. He had invested 1.25 $ETH ($4000 at the time) for her “Christmas Lana” NFT that was now unsellable. There was no apology from the project, or Rhoades, just a privileged air of indifference and disdain. Literally adding insult to injury.

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Plagiarism, theft, and the market in unauthorized NFTs is one of the most popular and largest NFT marketplaces Rhoades made things personal. She pulled the plug, then the rug, and flipped her fans the middle finger as she walked away from their losses. She then blamed the collapse of CryptoSis on her own fans and collectors, gaslighting the NFT community for being “too rude, and too negative” toward her. The real-life consequence for one of her fans who had “spent what he couldn’t afford to lose” was a major loss of money. He had invested 1.25 $ETH ($4000 at the time) for her “Christmas Lana” NFT that was now unsellable. There was no apology from the project, or Rhoades, just a privileged air of indifference and disdain. Literally adding insult to injury.



Minting and minting and minting counterfeit digital assets On 12 February 2022, Reuters reported that the NFT marketplace had been forced to stop all sales of NFTs following widespread fraud on the platform. Cent is a smaller marketplace for NFTs, though much smaller than competitors like Rarible and OpenSea. It was Cent that sold Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet as an NFT for USD $2.9 million - proving that almost anything could be minted as an NFT! That being said, current bids for resale came in at an extremely underwhelming $277 for the Tweet’s second owner. The Cent calamity was summarized as “chaos” by its co-founder, Cameron Hejazi, as users kept on “minting and minting and minting counterfeit digital assets” in spite of every effort by the platform to ban the culprits and block the listings. Block one account and another three would spring up. The illegal activity just increased, as more fake accounts were set up to list more stolen NFTs. Unauthorized, plagiarized, and stolen NFTs represent a dark side to a technology predicated on the guarantee of uniqueness (non-fungibility) and proof of ownership (blockchain). Cent is merely the latest platform to be struggling with the challenge of maintaining authenticity and preventing fraud.


On 22 January 2022, The Guardian reported that French luxury group Hermès was initiating legal action against American artist Mason Rothschild over the use of the former’s iconic Birkin bags as digital tokens named MetaBirkins. Similarly, Nike sued StockX, a shopping platform, on 3 February 2022 for using the shoemaker’s brand and iconic logo to create and market NFTs. In September 2021, a stir was caused when a Banksy NFT titled the “Great Redistribution of the Climate Change Disaster” was sold for over USD $300,000 -it was a fake and had nothing to do with the famous street artist. On February 19, 2022, the hugely popular OpenSea NFT market experienced a phishing attack on its users that led to the theft of 254 tokens including Decentraland and Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs for an estimated $1.78 million loss of assets.










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In closing, it is worth saying that we are all really early into a transformative technology that, by design, is decentralized and broadly unregulated. If you don’t understand something, the best advice is don’t get involved and don’t take risks until you’ve done your research. Web3 is a new frontier and it is thrilling to see the NFT space evolving so fast, yet this popularity and profitability come with downsides and dangers. You can’t be too wary, only too sorry! To an extent getting involved with the Metaverse this early in its infancy is going to mean experimenting with systems, and learning by experience what works, and what hurts. Growing pains! Still, you can’t really know unless you play the game, and when you do, it is fair to warn you; you may lose.



To be bluntly honest, there is an element of risk in everything we do online. Nefarious hackers and scammers will do their level best to lull you into a false sense of security. Fraudulent influencers are going to talk up projects and promise the earth to make you buy into what could be worthless digital assets a few hours later. Vigilance and a safety-first attitude can see you through most situations. The bottom line is if something seems way too good to be true, nine times out of ten, it really is, and therefore a scam. We at TreatDAO are committed to helping guide everyone into our NFT community. Our community supports, encourages, and creates a safe space to learn, play, and profit - and we are constantly adding new features and tools to help you grow to your full potential as a content creator - with the bonus of that sandbox being awesomely NSFW! Come join us!




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O A D THE What is a DAO? What do DAOs do? Is it an Asian philosophy or cult? Do I need to shave my head to join one? (YES) We at TreatDAO (there’s a clue in the name) have the answers to all your questions and more! Let’s begin with the acronym: DAO stands for “decentralized autonomous organization”, which are very much like councils for crypto projects, and they typically are set up by a group of enthusiasts in a crypto niche like NFTs or particular altcoins. Those holding an amount of the DAOs governance token, or who are appointed to the council by suffrage, have an equal say in making decisions. Like traditional private companies, a DAO will have funding, a mission statement, and shared values and goals. Unlike private companies, there is no CEO or identifiable owner calling the shots or accumulating all the shares for their sole benefit. The DAO is a group, and often a community, with as much socialism as capitalism in its DNA.


A DAO is built on a blockchain using smart contracts. Smart contracts are pieces of software stored on the blockchain that activate when predetermined conditions are met. They are used to automate the execution of an agreement so everyone participating can be certain of the outcome, without an intermediary's involvement, or delay.


Members of DAOs often buy their way in, most of the time purchasing a governance token specifically for the DAO that gives them the ability to vote on decisions that are made around how the pool of money is spent and managed. The membership is made up of crypto enthusiasts from around the world, who often communicate via Discord or Telegram groups set up by the project to help set rules, manage projects, raise funds, and so help achieve the goals of the DAO.







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While similar in many ways to a corporation, a DAO differentiates itself from traditional businesses in three major aspects. The first is that a DAO is not owned, or managed by any central authority or single person, but by a collective decision-making group or council. The second is that DAOs are exclusively online entities, with the team and members typically located around the world and working together remotely. And lastly, they operate primarily with DeFi, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts. All the transactions and the information is recorded permanently on the blockchain, which acts as the ledger for all the DAOs' business activity online. Having no specific leader, or a figurehead running the show, allows a DAO to work in a very agile and flexible manner, with a shared vision, and collective responsibility informed by an active community. This gives us the big “d” for “decentralized”.


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The majority of DAOs exist in their current state to leverage decentralized finance, also known as DeFi. DeFi refers to a wide range of financial apps that power transactions made on the blockchain. Rather like the smart contracts, the major benefit of DeFi is it avoids the barriers and delays of having to work through a centralized institution, such as a bank. DeFi enables crypto wallet holders to engage in all kinds of activities, from altcoin trading to staking crypto and speculating on futures markets (including against fiat currencies like dollars), to minting and listing NFTs. Anyone can access DeFi through various cryptocurrency exchanges, but DAOs organize individual crypto traders into groups, or a community, to work together towards a common goal. Last year ConstitutionDAO made headlines around the world. The DAO, made up of 17,000 crypto traders, jointly made a USD $40 million bid on a copy of the United States Constitution. This bold bid eventually failed, when hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin outbid the group, but the die was cast, and three letters “DAO” had become mainstream business news.



Back at the dawn of DAOs, a collective that was simply known as “The DAO” raised over USD $150 million in $ETH, quickly becoming one of the biggest crowdfunding projects at that time. The rapid success in funding, combined with some vulnerabilities in their smart contracts and platform coding, meant that hackers were able to access the creators' accounts and steal more than USD $50 million in Ethereum. The theft ended the DAO and the dreams of more than 11,000 active members who had invested. DAOs come in all shapes and sizes, and this diversity is one of the key positives to attracting active members who passionately support the mission and goals of the community. FWB DAO ($FWB token) is a social group for cultural thinkers, creators, and endorsers that is fast turning into a media hub by offering a music discovery platform, crypto startup incubator program, and its own community newsletter. PleasrDAO is a self-proclaimed “art collecting empire” of DeFi crypto investors and NFT collectors who have teamed up with artists to purchase and trade rare, expensive, and culturally relevant NFTs. TreatDAO ($TREAT token) has over the last year been building a thriving online marketplace for a community of adult content creators to mint, list, and sell their private NSFW and SFW NFTs. The team has worked to continuously add new tools and features, recently introducing online messaging, live video streaming, and the Treat of the Month magazine.





DAOs are already making a big impact on traditional industries, particularly in gaming, Web3, and finance. The collective approach to business is also going to disrupt marketing, media, sponsorship, and advertising. The better-financed DAOs are able to employ the best and the brightest talent and are willing to invest in building their brand and scaling their production up for the benefit of the project. DAOs are overtaking the existing institutions such as hedge funds and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in terms of investment management. There are DAOs now with more than USD $10 billion in their crypto treasuries and a significant appetite for expanding into services, media, and product growth in traditional markets. Many existing agencies have yet to really grasp the potential and offer effective marketing and sales services to these new businesses.


S Another added value that a DAO brings is the agile Web3 and DeFi know-how to rapidly build a community while deploying new apps, online platforms, smart contracts, and services. This allows for a DAO to align the community with customers, users, third parties, and investors, and create a single entity from these groups that are already on board and informed by a shared vision, and collective experience. Combined with the decentralized funding potential, this is a powerful growth engine for this aligned group to participate together to disrupt more monolithic, political, and leveraged legacy business structures that are slower to pivot or adapt to change. Mainstream crypto commentators, such as Mark Cuban, have been advocating for the future of DAOs. He stresses that these projects had to be governed well to represent long-term value and deliver benefits to their members. He states that “The future of corporations could be very different as DAOs take on legacy businesses,” he adds that. “Entrepreneurs that enable DAOs can make money. If the community excels at governance, everyone shares in the upside.”






Alodia Gosiengfiao is one of the biggest cosplay models with millions of devoted fans - image courtesy of OtakuKart

It is no exaggeration to say that Cosplayers are on fire in 2022 and have stormed the gates of OnlyFans, and the hearts of TreatDAO, with their brand of Anime and Video game-inspired sexy modeling! A hot trend that is definitely worth celebrating!


Cosplayers were once the kooky and cute girls you’d spy on the fringes of comic conventions in candy-floss wigs, heavy makeup, wielding papier-mâché swords, and quoting anime. They have evolved into serious brand influencers and can earn thousands of dollars per month from a legion of devoted online fans. 41

The term cosplay is an abbreviation of “costume play” and originated in Japan way back in the 1980s as anime fans had a lot of fun dressing up as the characters from their most loved manga films, series, and comic books. At first, this was a niche activity and part of the street fashion movement, where various tribes including LA Girls and Goth Lolitas, paraded in the Akihabara and Harajuku districts of Tokyo. With the advent of the internet, competition intensified among the cosplayers, along with the sophistication of the fashion they created and dedication to emulating the characters. At the same time, Comic Cons started growing in popularity, along with Western superhero movies, with American cosplayers donning the tights and poster paints to recreate Cat Woman, Harley Quinn, and Lara Croft. Some dare to wear nothing more than a few layers of blue body paint to faithfully recreate Mystique from the X-Men.



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hese successful cosplayers found that it was possible to transform their hobbies into a serious full-time career, thanks to their fan followings, and help grow the value of the global market. The pandemic meant that many cosplayers turned to online platforms like OnlyFans to earn money and according to a report published by Allied Market Research, the global cosplay market was valued at $4.62 billion in 2020. It is expected to keep growing, estimated to hit $23.00 billion by 2030. It isn’t just money, but brand influence and a degree of media fame that can be achieved by the top cosplayers. An example is Alodia Gosiengfiao, a 34-year-old Filipino model and actress who started in cosplaying online, and by dressing up as popular characters from manga series such as Evangelion and Witchblade, She wowed fans at conventions including Anime Festival Asia and San Diego Comic-Con. Over the last few years, she has built her YouTube channel to nearly 2 million subscribers and has turned her popularity into a profitable business; she currently campaigns for video games, skincare products, clothing lines, and toy companies. She has also appeared in several films and television shows in Asia.


Meet the girls turning their dream into a career It has to be THE dream to dress up, dress down, act out, make out, and earn serious money! Professional cosplaying has enabled girls to live this dream to the full. So come with us, and meet some of the hottest geeks who’ve taken anime, comic, and gaming culture on its head and made lucrative and fun careers along the way.

I would say that if you're thinking about getting into professional cosplaying, now might be the best time to start your career.


American-Chinese professional cosplayer Kiyo who has a thriving online career with income from Patreon, OnlyFans, and Twitch streaming. Image courtesy of Kiyo

"I would say that if you're thinking about getting into professional cosplaying, now might be the best time to start your career," says professional cosplayer and streamer Kiyo. "It's easier to get exposure online now, with everyone staying home due to the pandemic." Kiyo, who is currently based in Singapore has more than 250,000 fans on Instagram. She streams herself online playing games such as Overwatch and Valorant on the Twitch streaming video service. She also works as an influencer with brands like Secretlab and Razer, sponsoring their products on her videos and social media posts. She is also an active content creator on Patreon and OnlyFans, releasing exclusive photo sets and video clips to her fans. Thanks to these multiple income streams Kiyo is able to enjoy a lucrative career dressing up as her favorite character. 46

Angie Griffin is one of the top cosplayers on the popular OnlyFans platform - image courtesy of Angie Griffin

Angie Griffin is one of the new generation of content creators who support their cosplaying by monetizing her favorite hobby and having a lot of fun with fans at the same time. Angie is the gorgeous host to one of the hottest cosplaying pages on OnlyFans. Her specialty is creating sexy characters that allow her many fans and followers to act out their fantasies. Angie knows how to transform into her character flawlessly and be the perfect waifu, dominatrix, or girl next door. 47

We really can’t leave the subject of cosplay without a call out to our all-time hottest geekiest sexiest cosplaying babe ever, the mighty Jessica Nigri!

Jessica Nigri is a long-time fan of cosplay and geek culture. She shares eye-popping creations with her OnlyFans followers and subscribers - image courtesy of Jessica Nigri.

TreatDAO is pleased to celebrate the all-conquering rise of the cosplayers! With the dawn of Web3 and the chance to turn existing content into NFTs, we can only see the cosplaying market growing even larger and more influential. Let’s turn devoted fans into active collectors! The Treat online platform continues to add new services, including live streaming, user chat, and tipping to our already class-leading NFT minting platform and welcomes cosplayers to come to dress up, (and dress down) and play in our inclusive community! 48





We are proud to present Eliza Rose as our May 2022 Treat of the Month (TOTM)! Here she talks exclusively to us about herself as a social media influencer and adult content creator. She speaks candidly about her motivation to model, her fans, and social media following, her career highlights, and her future goals. Just click the link to view the in-depth video with Eliza, interviewed for TreatDAO by our intrepid reporter Ben. “Hello, I'm Eliza Rose, and I'm from London originally, I was born in London, in the UK. I currently live in the South East of England. Keeping in shape for modeling I think there is a lot of focus around the right kind of diet and the right kind of exercises. I've heard people say, you know, don't eat before a photoshoot and things like that. I would just not prioritize that stuff, I would definitely eat before a photoshoot 'cos modeling is quite a tiring thing to do. I think there isn't enough focus on the basics, for example, a good amount of sleep, just caring for yourself and having enough water, keeping your energy levels up on a photo shoot, because those are the things that really show in your posing, the clarity in your eyes, and your energy for the shoot in general. The little specifics, a lot of the time it's photoshop and posing, but you know, a good amount of energy levels, good amount of sleep, fluid, and regular little snack breaks are the best. Best for me.


I was introduced to this studio in London, where I did a bit more fashion stuff and I quickly got into the fine art stuff. I worked as a sketcher's model for quite some time and that involved artistic nude…





I was 16 going on 17 when I first got into modeling. I was asked to do a little fashion photoshoot thing, just in the city where I was living at the time. So I did that and I really, really enjoyed it and they asked me back for a few more shoots. I was introduced to this studio in London, where I did a bit more fashion stuff and I quickly got into the fine art stuff. I worked as a sketcher's model for quite some time and that involved artistic nude and stuff like that, and that was basically what I did for a good number of years before I moved into the fitness glamor space, which I'm now in. I think with regards to creating for social media, what I expected was the more polished and perfect the photo, the better it would go, so the very edited photographers' pictures on photography platforms, these images do the best. On social media, I found it is often the opposite, if it's a selfie, and quite obviously a selfie, people like that, kinda like the slight imperfection. What I didn't expect most of all, was that people like a bit of personality on there. You can wear a cute outfit and do a great pose, but if there is none of 'you' in there, you don't really stand out. So in terms of content creation, it's actually quite different from professional modeling in that sense. Yeah, so as I was modeling -well I was always freelance, I had worked with a couple of agencies, but I got a 55

lot of freelance work, and I was advised to create a social media account to promote my working styles to photographers, really. What I actually found was I had been building quite a following that had nothing to do with photography, so I think after I reached about 100k followers I started to take it a bit more seriously and I found I really enjoyed it. In professional modeling, you don't have much of a say in what your content looks like, not even any say in what you wear, but with social media you do, and I really liked the process of sort of thinking of an idea, shooting it, often shooting it myself, putting it up and seeing the response. So I think over time just consistently doing that, and through enjoyment has made that into a successful way of making money as well. Yeah! This is going to sound really trite and boring (and maybe it is!), but when I'm not modeling I like to go to the gym; I think that shows in my work. I like to go for long walks. I like nature. I like to meditate. I like good food and I like to travel, you know, I've not done as much as I would have liked to for the last two years with the pandemic. I really like to be immersed in a different culture, and the culture shock style of travel really gets you out of yourself and that's something I've always really enjoyed.



I wouldn't say I have one mantra for all things, but certainly, in context to my work and things, the industry I'm in, and stuff like that, I saw someone post something that said "what you think of me is none of my business" and I had to read it a few times to understand the concept behind that, but it's really true. There is a lot of stigma around my industry and if I continued to worry about what other people thought I'd never really have gotten anywhere doing what I do. It reminds me to be true to myself and it means that I'm alright with myself and that's what matters, really. I used to be a bit of a crazy person, I used to be all over the place really, I used to be a party person 24/7 and I think that is what has made me quite different today. I'm quite introspective, a bit of an introvert, quite a creative person, but maybe not what you'd expect from a social media influencer ...or maybe what you would, depending on what side of me you saw, you know? When I first started on Instagram, I was doing mostly fitness stuff. Professionally I wasn't doing any nude or like glamor stuff, and there was a particular model named Anllela Sagra who I really liked. I loved her look, I loved her stuff, I loved her work, so she got me started I think in kind of the Instagram world. That's broadened now quite a lot. There are a couple of photographers I really admire. There's a Russian photographer named Sergei Borisov and I think I like his work 'cos it really blends the erotic side of things with the fine art side of things, you would have to see his work to know what I mean. It's the thinking man's erotica or the thinking woman's erotica sort of thing. There's another, I think they are a couple; model and photographer, and the account is called Orangutan, and they just exude personality in what they do, and they celebrate women in all shapes and sizes. Older women, younger women, and they do these amazing event things, they are just really unique and I'd love to go and work with them one day, so yeah, I really like their stuff.


In terms of like, my current job, which is a creator mostly on OnlyFans, I reached the top 0.02% of creators worldwide this year. Which was a really big achievement considering, you know, it's quite easy on OnlyFans to chase the money and forget where your comfort levels are, and things like that, and I haven't done that and I've not necessarily subscribed to the idea that you have to do anything very extreme or do anything very cheap. I've not used any of the big agencies or anything like that, I've managed it myself, so yeah I'm proud of that, considering. In terms of modeling there's been a few, not monetary ones, but more experiential ones. I remember this specific photoshoot only last year, it was an artistic nude shoot, and it was in the middle of nowhere and I was in hiking boots and a pair of pants and I hiked up this huge, huge cliff - it took like 45 minutes to get to the location for one picture, but standing on the top and just seeing the view and being really, sort of, in touch with nature... I just felt really grateful to do what I do. There hasn't been one huge pinnacle of my career so far, but there are little things along the journey that keeps you going.


Outside of my modeling career, I graduated from university in psychology, which was pretty cool. I did that quite a few years ago, but I've never really mentioned that on my social media before. More recently I bought a property, which is hopefully going to act like a studio and content space, because of my industry I was refused mortgages and I still managed to get it, so that was a cool achievement. In my wider life, I used to be an alcoholic and drug addict and I've just celebrated five years of sobriety, so that is a cool achievement as well, that not many people know.

I look up to these people. These bigger creators and I say "wow, I wish I could be like that" and you forget there are people looking up to you as well. Those are the ones that stick out to me.


It's hard to pin down a few things which people think or say most about me and my modeling. Obviously, it's really nice to get positive comments from anyone on any aspect of my industry, the ones that stick out to me are usually from other women that will comment on my fitness, or in terms of the OnlyFans space, comments on the creativity behind my content and stuff like that, and when I get another creator saying I'm their inspiration it makes me realize I've come quite far because I look up to these people. These bigger creators and I say "wow, I wish I could be like that" and you forget there are people looking up to you as well. Those are the ones that stick out to me. As regards my social media following, I didn't come in with a strategy, I posted 'cos I enjoyed posting. I think that maybe my look is fairly unique so that may have helped too. I also had the help of one of the biggest glamor photographers in the UK. We've been friends a long time and he had a big Instagram following, so that also helped, but it was mostly just posting consistently, and taking care of what I posted. I've tried to start platforms since and focused just on building a following rather than just doing it 'cos I want to, and it's grown a lot slower. So I think just posting for the enjoyment of posting. Once you gain about 100k it's a lot easier. My first 100k, I had a job, so literally was just doing it 'cos I enjoyed it. The growth came as a by-product of that. It will show my age, but I’ve been modeling for about 12 years now. So I've kind of done most things I want to do, in terms of where I want to go with modeling, the type of things I've shot, the OnlyFans milestone, and stuff, I have done most things. What I'd like to do this year is sort of start giving back to the industry. As mentioned by creating this content space and moving to the coaching side of things.


In terms of modeling, as in more traditional modeling, I would say to build your portfolio you never have to spend any money, but you do need to find a good photographer -just one, that you feel really comfortable with, and who brings out the best in you. Get yourself a good portfolio and establish your look and make sure that's really you, you know, 'cos you will have to keep that up. In terms of social media, it kind of follows on from that I think. Before you even start putting anything out there, have an idea of what your personal brand is, and make sure that is sustainable. Follow big creators, show support on their posts, and there is a good chance they will do that back, but certainly don't do what everyone else is doing, put a bit of yourself in there, as people like to see your authenticity. Yeah, I think I kinda said earlier, I said it, what I'd like to start doing is I'd like to start coaching other creators into this thing, and I think that would give me a lot of joy. I think if I could do one thing, to give back, it would be that, as it is very closed. You get loads of YouTube videos on how to do a pose, how to take a photo, or how to grow your Instagram, but the reality is there is a lot more to it than that. It is a very closed industry still. So, if I could put out some knowledge about that somehow, or help out a few new people who have all the energy and drive for it, but just don't know how to get into it, that would be amazing.




I know OnlyFans has been a buzzword for some time, and it's been glori�ied as some 'easy money maker' - it may have been like that, it's not like that now, it's really hard work. It's much more than just taking a sexy pic To be successful on OnlyFans don't fall into the trap of thinking you have to do more, and more, and more, for cheaper and cheaper, and cheaper. The reality is that is just not the case. I know many creators who do all kinds of different things and they all get the same comments from some fans. Like "oh it's too expensive" or "oh can I see you do this though, or that though", and that's just what is going to happen, whatever you do. So it's not so much about that, and is much more about running a business: strategy, admin, marketing, and customer services, are a huge part of OnlyFans and you'll find taking pictures is maybe 5% of the job. I know OnlyFans has been a buzzword for some time, and it's been glorified as some 'easy money maker' - it may have been like that, it's not like that now, it's really hard work. It's much more than just taking a sexy pic.



I think everyone who has used OnlyFans before would agree their support system isn't great, such as a little more transparency with their creators when they are having problems with glitching. We base our entire strategy around the platform functioning, so I'd do that, and I'd also make it easier for fans to find creators they might like, maybe a suggestion feature or something like that. It shouldn't be the case that we have to break all of the social media rules just to promote our OnlyFans. It's okay if we have a big following, we are going to get found somehow, but when we are small we could have the best content in the whole world, but if we have no way of being discovered, or risk getting our social media shut down if we promote, then it's no good for creators or OnlyFans, is it? Yeah, I'm really excited about TreatDAO and the future for NFTs. Not long ago I put an NFT up somewhere else and I didn't expect anything from it, I just kinda did it for the joy of doing it. It was much more my old style, much more artistic, abstract nude, and it sold and I was really, really happy about that. I think what's cool about it is it was very artistic the NFT we created, but I think it sold as well 'cos of the affinity with the creator. So I think it's a really cool thing to bridge that gap between the art and actual creator, and you kind of buy into both.


Like and buy it! I think if there is one thing I would say to followers and fans on social media or anyone, no matter how big the creator is, likes, comments, shares, or things like that, they mean a lot to the person creating. They actually influence the person creating quite a lot. If someone likes our stuff we post more of it. It's easy to think the influencer is quite removed from their platform, but that isn't often the case, we run most of it ourselves and we are real people. So comments, likes, and shares mean a lot to us, we put a lot into what we are doing. You guys as followers, we will make it worth it when we get nice comments! Thank you!” Thank you, Eliza Rose! Don’t forget you can collect the amazing images you see in this TOTM article on the TreatDAO Sweet Shop and via our exclusive NFT drop on OpenSea, available throughout May 2022! You can follow Eliza with the links below: Eliza Rose NFTs on TreatDAO: Official website: Follow Eliza Rose on Twitter: Become a devotee on Instagram here: Simon Morton Photography:


A Day Talking with an Undercover OnlyFans Girl







Just how did the conservative Hana from Hong Kong transform into Lacey, the perfect OnlyFans waifu? - image courtesy of Cosplay EroManga

By day Hana is an elementary school teacher; tightly laced, buttoned-up, and in control. But once home she is cosplayer Lacey, loses the clothes, plugs in the webcam, and becomes the ideal virtual girlfriend. OnlyFans has allowed teachers, nurses, academics, secretaries, bookworms, introverts, bored housewives, and people from every walk of life to find their perfect side hustle, and in some cases, quit the day job altogether. Here is the testimony of Hana, from Hong Kong, who confesses all to our hardworking editor-in-chief. Let us join her as she casts off her inhibitions (and her clothes) to tell us how she transformed from the conservative Hana-by-day, to Lacey - the waifu - and fantasy virtual girlfriend.

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“Hi Lacey, welcome to TreatDAO. Our first question is are you ever concerned that people will discover your secret?” “Actually, yes, I do get quite nervous about this. As Hana, I am responsible for younger children and their parents would lose a lot of ‘face’ (be embarrassed) if it turned into a scandal. Which it would as Hong Kong isn’t as liberal now as it used to be, and there are more officials who scrutinize our behavior. Earlier this month there was a directive posted by officials to our school PC that read: It is inadvisable for a teacher to have an OnlyFans account irrespective of their financial situation. The teaching profession may not be the highest paying profession on the market, but still remains a respectable one and has been since the time of ancient civilizations.” “What is the biggest difference between working as Hana, and working as Lacey?” “A difficult question to answer so soon! As Miss Hana, I need to be punctual, respectful, and always listening and kind to my peers. Can I really be honest, and say that as Lacey I am free of these bonds, and get to be quite rude and dominant? Maybe that is my bad side, but I find it addicting to be a very different character and do whatever dirty or degrading things I would never even be allowed to imagine in class! I am glad nobody can read my mind, as sometimes I am already thinking about my most intimate video chats while writing out report cards, or working on weekly lesson plans!”


It isn’t the real me, as the real me is not strong, bold, or sexy. The real me is boring and straight. But when I put on my makeup, my wig, and my costume I am Lacey and she loves the flirting and sexual attention so much.


“Can you tell us how you ‘change’ into lacey?” “Okay, I will do my best, but remember when I am talking to one of my fans, I am Lacey his waifu, (a waifu is a persona based on an idealized anime stereotype of a woman, who a fan feels affection or love for and would consider a person worth marrying) and as his waifu, everything I say is for him. It is very made up, and strange, like a funny kids' fantasy but with sex talk. It isn’t the real me, as the real me is not strong, bold, or sexy. The real me is boring and straight. People even call me a cold person. But when I put on my makeup, my wig, and my costume I am Lacey and she loves the flirting and sexual attention so much.” “Why did you start on OnlyFans? Was it for a second income stream?” ”It wasn’t a financial decision for me. It still isn’t about money. I didn’t need a side hustle as my teaching pays me enough and my family is middle class and already owns a house and a shop in Kowloon. I was introduced to the OnlyFans website by a girlfriend from Taiwan, who showed me some sexy tweets (on Twitter) and joked that we should both join up. She sent me a topless photo and I thought “why not?” and took her at her word and created my secret account. 24 hours later I posted my first picture in a cute maid costume as Lacey. I had people suddenly complimenting my profile, subscribing, and wanting to message me in a private way. I felt very curious to see how far I go as Lacey in private, even though the Hana part of me was terrified of being exposed in public. I chatted to my friend a few days later and of course, she was just kidding around, and she forgot all about it. I didn’t remind her, though I am sure she has seen me as Lacey on her social media, she has never brought up the subject with me. I really enjoy the feeling of being so bold and naked for my fans, and doing sexual things to make them happy to tip, and subscribe. In the rush-hour streets of Hong Kong, I am invisible and identical to all the others. I have no personal identity with them. I am just a working female in a suit.”


“Do you ever catch feelings for any of your fans?” “Very personal question! I have only been active on my OnlyFans since February 2022, so not even three months yet. Isn’t that too soon for love, right? I will say that some of the older fans are gentlemen, so treat me with great affection and romance. They send me love letters and that lifts my spirits and sometimes makes my heart flutter. That is a Hana reaction, I know. As a teenager, I used to love to read romance novels and articles. I can’t let Lacey love anyone, as she has so many men and some girls too for flirting and playing with them, so she can’t be a faithful one, haha!” “Do you have a real-life partner?” “No nobody, as we say in Asia “no boyfriend since birth”, not even through my high school and college years. I am technically still a virgin I suppose, though Lacey has sex with herself every night, and has many toys and a butt plug too. So my sex life is only virtual. As a virtual waifu, I can make my fans very happy and sexually satisfied. I think it is funny that in reality, I am a virgin. That is a big contradiction!” “Is there anything you would like to say to other girls thinking of joining OnlyFans?” “My own experience has been very positive. I would only warn some that when you join, do not expect to become that rich overnight, as it takes time on social media to build up your name and specialty. As Lacey, that is me being a cute and submissive waifu with costumes and wigs and toys. If you commit some of your time and are careful to reply to people when they message you, you can build a loyal circle of fans. As a girl, it helps to enjoy teasing and playing, as even from my first hour online, the fans were sending me their requests to see me without my bra and to see me wet my panties. I realized it was a game, and only virtual. I quickly decided I was going to give the fans everything they wanted. All of Lacey and a little bit of me.”





I quickly decided I was going to give the fans everything they wanted. All of Lacey and a little bit of me. “Thank you for telling our Treat readers so much about your secret Lacey life. Good luck for the future!” “It is a pleasure. I am happy to have the opportunity to reflect with you on my OnlyFans experience. I think TreatDAO is a good community and supports adult content and I am very curious about NFTs and Web3. I am glad to be joining you today.”


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