1UP Cartel Is Exploding: Over 30k USD CARTEL Issued, Only 4 Days Left For Base Price

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The @oneup-cartel has reached a critical growth, where things are escalating faster than I would have ever anticipated. The amount of support, enthusiasm and creativity that is coming out of the HIVE community for #ONEUP and for the #CARTEL has been the absolute highlight of my nearly five years on HIVE. It really does feel like family!


What Is The Cartel?

Well, we are pretty meta:

  • We are a meta-guild, a community for communities.
  • We are meta-gamers, gaming many blockchain games.
  • We are a meta-token, a dividend token for dividend tokens.
  • We are meta-curators, a curation service for all HIVE tribes.
  • We are a meta-business, making money from the metaverse.
  • And we are a meta-family, a family for families - your friendly Cartel.


CARTEL Is High Demand

The Cartel launched on December 17th, as a stand-alone project on the ONEUP blockchain gaming and NFT community, to support both HIVE and ONEUP. It features the CARTEL, a Hive-Engine token, that is sold for $10 USD per 1 CARTEL through an over-the-counter transaction of HBD, SWAP.HBD and SWAP.BUSD to the @oneup-cartel account on HIVE. It is also sold on the Hive-Engine market for a ~15% premium price.

We issued over 3100 CARTEL to investors, worth over $31,000 USD!

The vast majority was bought OTC, some was bought at a premium from the market. We also did a few asset swaps for 50% or less in favour of the Cartel (Hashkings, dCrops, LVL, UTOPIS).

The Cartel is fully backed: Not a single CARTEL was issued to anybody without backing the token at its set value or above, not even to the founders or the most deserving supporters.


Gaming Operators

The Cartel has begun to team up with gamers, who are operating specific gaming accounts from and for the Cartel. We have started to invest into various games, mostly on but also already outside the HIVE blockchain.


They are all earning a fair share of whatever they are able to achieve in the games and report to the Cartel with weekly account progress updates and investment opportunities. We support them with article feedback, graphic design and curation.

So far, we have players for @splinterlands, @hashkings, @dcrops, Crypto Raiders, Gods Unchained, Skyweaver and @farmingtales.

We are looking into expanding into Axie Infinity, DeRace (and other racing games), @risingstargame, @exodegame, @cryptobrewmaster and @rabona next. Let us know if you are interested to work as an operator for any of these games.


Gaming Articles

The Cartel started to hire excellent writers like @entrepidus and @trashyomen to produce very high quality articles, with thoroughly researched material about the various games we are interested in. The Cartel pays them well for this effort, does the editing and graphic design and posts the articles from the @oneup-cartel account, with them as shared beneficiaries.

We are basically building our own editorial on the HIVE blockchain, dedicated to the ONEUP community, with the very high standards. This is only the beginning of transforming our frontend 1UP.zone into a fully Web3.0 gaming magazine, that rivals the likes of IGN and GameSpot.

This would be a massively difficult task for ONEUP alone - but with the help of the Cartel, this vision is becoming more and more achievable.

Below is our current article collection:

The Sandbox: Where Metaverse Isn't Just Another Buzzword
Hashkings: All About Growing Weed Like A True Cartel
dCrops: A Farming Simulator To Plant, Grow and Harvest Vegetables
Gods Unchained: Beautiful Free2Play Trading Card Game
Skyweaver: A True Free2Play NFT Trading Card Game


Our latest addition to our content production line are videos. We love videos, gamers love videos, we already have fantastic articles loaded with all information - creating videos is basically a no-brainer for us. But we are only as good as our family, so we teamed up with @solymi, who started creating ONEUP Cartel TV for us.

In our first episode, he presented our Hashkings article in a video format, with tons of cool animations and funny scenes.

Please check out our post with the video and leave us some feedback, so we can improve our effort even further:

ONEUP Cartel TV (Episode 1): Hashkings

Video on Youtube:

ONEUP Cartel TV YouTube Channel

Weekly ONEUP Cartel TV Life-Stream

Creating videos is only the beginning for ONEUP Cartel TV:

We will do a regular live-stream with our Splinterlands operator and live-stream genius @drabs587, who is a master streamer on Twitch. This will be a meta-stream, including an AMA for ONEUP & the CARTEL, our gaming operations progress, giveaways and much more.

We will look into cross-streaming to multiple platforms like Twitch, Youtube and Vimm and how to interact live with our 1UP Discord Community. This is a massive task for us and even for Drabs a whole new frontier in streaming. But we are confident to tackle that with the same elegance we are moving through our other endeavours.

Stay tuned for February, when we begin this adventure.


NFTs & Tokens

The size of our treasury is really impressive! It would take an entire new post to list them all but here are a few highlights, that are different to our last update:

Basically, the money bin is filling up and we are already several feet high.



Curation Cartel

Our most underestimated but most powerful feature is the @curation-cartel:
A meta-curation service for various HIVE community tribe tokens. Below is our current list of supported tribes and their dedicated curation account:

Tribe TokenCuration AccountMain TagOperator Fee

You can delegate your staked tribe tokens to one of our dedicated accounts and earn daily curation rewards, while leaving the work to the Cartel. We take a 5% fee for this service, which automatically enters the Cartel treasury, in form or growing stakes and Dieselpool positions.

Considering that both @monster-curator as well as @oneup-curators are the largest voting accounts for those tokens and @cine-curator and @leo-curator also growing substantial power, this has become a major branch of the Cartel.

Our Cartel curators, lead by @sketchygamerguy, our meta-mod for HIVE and Discord, are putting in a massive effort to find the best content among all these different communities and send them 1UP's, in form of a comment trigger, that activates our bot army. 100% manual curation with 100% automatic execution.

Our bot scans the tags of the posts and sends only eligible curation accounts to upvote the post. This way, we are able to manage already ten different curation accounts, each dedicated to a specific token. And we are planning to expand the list with further tribe tokens over time.

Finally, an auto-comment is being done under the curated post, informing the author about which of our specific curation accounts have left an upvote.


In the future, we will further improve the auto-comments, by creating community specific comments as well as improving our bots voting behaviour to maximize rewards for our delegators. We will also create a Discord connection to our bot, so that we all can see in real time what is happening with our curation and curators.

We are 100% dedicated to bring the most value to all of the supported communities, training our curators to understand the requirements of each tribe, spotting tag abuse and briefing the authors for incorrect tag usage. We are learning ourselves but are working hard to improve our curation efforts over time.

Cartel-Team Is Growing

Our family is growing quickly, we are now 525 members on Discord! Among our family we recruited very talented and motivated people and put them on our payroll in various ways.

We also updated our ONEUP delegation list, removing some of our previous delegatees and soon add new curators to the list.

All in all, we are busy expanding our team with amazing individuals!

Only 4 Days Left To Get CARTEL At Launch Price

On January 17th, the price of 1 CARTEL will go up by 10%, from $10 USD to $11 (+15% on Hive-Engine market). All dividend payouts are delayed at least until March 17th, maybe even three months longer, as announced in our launch post.

We will continue selling CARTEL until March 17th, further increasing the price to $12 on February 17th. Then we will present a full accounting of our holdings, with a proper calculation of what we own at that time.

What will happen to the remaining CARTEL tokens, will be decided at that time.

To get CARTEL, send $10 HBD, SWAP.HBD or SWAP.BUSD to @oneup-cartel ($11 starting on January 17th).



I love this idea! I'm buying the tokens slowly, but surely :)

My suggestion, is to check out some Wax Blockchain games aswell :)
I don't think there are any fully operation games yet, but there is some good potential in Upcoming games.

Like wax too

Sounds good..Join our discord and let me know what you are looking forward too

Cool stuff @flauwy. Is there a TLDR on how to invest in this project? You know the cat, I invest don't really play. :-)

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Hey Cat, thank you for your interest in the Cartel!

It is very easy: Send any amount of HBD, SWAP.HBD or SWAP.BUSD to our HIVE account @oneup-cartel. I will issue you your CARTEL tokens within the next 1-3 days.

Hey!! I know you addressed flauwy..so hope not being rude by interjecting. But just send swap.hbd in number of 10s to @oneup-cartel...and you should get your cartels ASAP...or buy them from the market :)

Thank you for the thought to support us...

This gaming cartel is branding himself out from the competition and becomes a spokesperson for the Hive blockchain and communities from here.

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And we are just getting started...I would like to add we are currently functioning with one hand tied behind our backs...and in a few months, we will be functioning full force...Everyone is going to be seeing even more awesome things...

I have experience in Axie Infinity, Pegaxy, Rising Star and Rabona.
If you want I can join team and help.

Join the discord and DM me...we will see what we can do together

I have already DM you on Discord

Glad to have you onboard as our Pegaxy Operator...

It is my pleasure... I will do my best to bring great content to the 1UP Cartel

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Im addicted to Alien Ships. Any thought of playing that game? They are in need of content creators for sure.

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It is a good game...If you are interested DM me on discord

I messaged you on discord

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wow, interesting. I delegated 1 million of my SPT myself to monster curator, and i play Splinterlands, Dcrops, Dcity, brewmaster axie and few more. Word of advice, there is a emerging one on Matic called Pegaxy, where the profits are quite nice, and you can rent the nft for a share of profits, goes like 90-94% to the owners while the one renting it do the work.
How do I get into the cartel?

Get in discord and let's talk...sounds exciting..

I am there Heruvim78 is the name.

Cartel is everywhere! illuvium I am excited about the new hires and content creation. The articles are well done. My only problem is my brain can't keep up with all the info.

Can't keep up. Welcome to the Hive :D

So we can "only" delegate the tride tokens and not hive?

Coming soon...we, unfortunately, can't do everything at once...Please bear with us

No problem, I was just curious :D

So happy to see this post, quite detailed and honestly, I am liking this concept of Mega curators for every community.

Keep up that great work! These curation accounts are really doing amazing!
I really love what you achieved so far and wish you all the best for the future!
I do believe in these projects and their respective tokens!


!gif wonderful

Even if I can only afford a little, I will join.

Thank you we appreciate the support...we love passionate people..


You have received a 1UP from @sketchygamerguy!

The following @oneup-cartel family members upvoted your post:
@monster-curator, @oneup-curator, @leo-curator, @ctp-curator, @neoxag-curator, @pal-curator, @pob-curator, @vyb-curator, @cine-curator, @bee-curator
And look, they brought !PIZZA 🍕

Delegate your tribe tokens to our Cartel curation accounts and earn daily rewards. Join the family on Discord.

Hi @Flauwy - congratulations on the successful launch of the cartel. I read about it in your Listnerds post and clicked through to find out more. Upvoted your Listnerds post and am now following you here on Peakd.

Hey Hiro,

Thanks for coming in from Listnerds...join us in Discord..the link should be in the Listnerds mail..glad to have you onboard.

This is BIG! As my way of supporting CARTEL, I bought from the market at a slightly higher price.

Thank you for supporting us...we would be nowhere without you.

We can't wait for our game to be 100% in this project!

Absolutely!! We are just setting things up...you should be seeing some amazing things in a few months time... (I want to say weeks but let's not put any extra pressure XD)

Great! We are not looking forward to seeing these news

I am sorry if I misunderstood...but did you say not looking forward...well I am not a native speaker but I am sad to hear that...

We will speed up where we can ;)

No maybe I was wrong AHAH

Lookin' good, fam! Glad to be a part of this cool new thang!


I hope that is you irl.. XD

👏🏻 Amazing development @flauwy. Cartel Community growing faster than almost everybody expected. Cartel getting sold, Investments running, People recruitment accelerating and community growing. And we have a really cool and professional „Corporate/Cartel design“, thanks to the work of the illustrators. That’s excellent work! Looking forward to the next months!


Trust me we are as well :) We are very excited

Don't miss out on this one people. Those dividend payouts are going to be juicy af.

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And that is just the tip of the iceberg..

Great Post! CARTEL is growing so fast and provides high quality content with the articles/videos/graphics.
Glad to be part of the family.

Glad to have you with us...your advice is always welcome...

Great initiative @flauwy!

I'll make sure to delegate some of my tribe tokens to those accounts, time remains my main issue :-)
Good luck with the project!

Thank you...appreciate the support

Just awesome, so much progress in so little time!


Thank you...we are working with some amazing people who are making all of this happen...

That is awesome, it is quite a project to watch grow, excellent work from everyone on the team!

Don't forget to pat yourself on the back as well...Love the gifs



Normally I dont reply to one-word comments...but I will make an exception...Thanks


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I am not a game player but I will be an investor. I think what you are doing is very impressive.

Why did I miss this?

Now I know how to put the stake on the different tribes in production modus.

!PIZZA for this

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You haven't missed it yet xD

@flauwy and @oneup-cartel - I believe in your cause "you want to crush it" and I delegated recently and now I am going to buy a few Cartel. Again, not a gamer; but you guys have an awesome set-up here and just like other dividend tokens I have it keeps a non-gamer in the game. Rooting for you guys to SMASH IT not that you aren't already!

Saw your mail on ListNerds: "illuvium"

Appreciate the support...I see your post on listnerds too :D

This is going to be a great year! So much honored to be part of the gang.
Everyone is welcome to the fam... ride on!

Glad to have you onboard...you are an amazing illustrator

I appreciate these kind words. Thank you very much! :)

Sent 0.1 PGM tokens to @japex1226, @flauwy

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Buy and stake 10 PGM token to send 0.1 PGM per day,
100 PGM token to send 0.1 PGM three times per day
500 to send and receive 0.1 PGM five times per day
1000 to send and receive 0.1 PGM ten times per day

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I was so active in January to know about this offer but I see that I still have a chance of getting in this amazing offer I will see what I can do this week to jump on this moving train and I have seen your curation bot many times on my content but never took the time to check, I guess the is what listnerd helps to bridge, not only content that is there within 7days for upvotes but greater content that should stand the test of times.
Great key illuvium


Enjoy the oneup upvote...Can't wait to see you in discord..

I love the upvote man thanks a lot

Hello =) What does "working as an operator" means? I am interested helping out with Rising Star.

Join our discord and DM me...while we have our rising star operator...there are many other games we need help with

Alright, I will do so. :)

Amazing that this project has gone up so quickly, had half a mind for another game to add but i think the cartel has enough on the table for now so salute and long live the cartel :)

The cartels' table is big enough for a lot...Hit me up...Would love to hear what amazing ideas you have..

This is amazing

It is...and we are just getting started

I think it would be awesome to be an operator for eXode. I am a huge fan of that game (and 1up)! The core game loop is almost ready. I haven't posted about it in a while. Mainly waiting for the next major update, which is so close now I can taste it!

If you are interested in being our operator or you know someone who loves the game send them to our discord and DM me...we will set it up



Thanks...amazing gif...

Great article! Cartel grows fast af 💪

Yes it does...thanks for helping out...appreciate it...

You are showing yourself as a leader speaking for the hive ant its games. Thanks.

Is illuvium some kind of new token?

It is an upcoming pokemon type game which P2E.

Illuvium is an upcoming blockchain game that has been hyped a lot. What about it?

Loving the Cartel.

Also, illuvium.

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