HapeBeast hits the headlines
HapeBeast three-dimensional Nonfungible Token (NFT) project is attracting notable attention on social media after posting a highly professional teaser video for their upcoming monkey-themed profile picture project.
Launched by Digimental Studio London’s founder, Digimental, the project includes 8,000 unique aesthetic representations of digital monkey avatars. The studio has been in business for several years and has built an illustrious list of clients including Chelsea FC, Nike, MTV and Jordan Air.
APEFLUENCER REQUIRED. ™ ️
8K positions available. Join us on Discord.https: //t.co/nIIBqe5Dl7#hapebeast #apedemption pic.twitter.com/lHFZx6t8f4
– HAPEBEAST (@HAPEBEASTGANG) October 19, 2021
A number of notable YouTube NFT commentators and researchers, led by NFT Nate, have identified the project as the first sign and social awareness needed to become the next blue chip investment in the field.
The release date for the NFTs is expected to be December 2021, with the coin price not being disclosed at this time. At the same time, the official website is expected to start on Friday.
Crystallized ocean NFTs
The environmentally oriented NFT collection “Organic Growth, Crystal Reef” recently launched a collaborative project on Snark.art, led by artists Michael Joo and Danil Krivoruchko, to support the ecological sustainability of the world’s marine coral reefs.
First of its kind, any artwork will change and grow with every sale, algorithmically observing the identification and history of the owner’s wallet and combining the data with a variety of coral patterns and shapes. The niche function was introduced to reflect the evolution of marine reefs amid environmental developments and changes.
“Like the living architecture made up of the exoskeletons of coral polyps, the past, present and future coexist, offering a new perspective on NFTs, value and creative process.”
This evolutionary process ends two months after the start date or after seven sales of an artwork, whichever comes first. At this point, the rarities, visual structures, and shapes of the artworks become static.
Additionally, the project has outlined ambitions to create a single mosaic-like work of art that can be displayed to leading physical art galleries and institutions for real-world exhibition.
The creators will allocate 3% of all primary sales funding to advance oceanographic research development and conservation efforts at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.
All 10,301 seeds were sold on October 15 at a mint price of 0.1 ether (ETH), which amassed $ 4 million. Since its publication, the project has traded 1.8K ETH on OpenSea and currently has a reserve price of 0.138 ETH. The all-time sale was for artwork no. 9136 two days ago for a price of 3 ETH.
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Elephant painting set for NFT sales
An NFT artwork titled “The Tree of Life” will be the world’s first artwork created by an elephant to be minted as an NFT asset this week by BitTrunks, Elephant Art Online’s digital asset site.
Tunwa, a 15-year-old 14,000 pound female elephant, has been painting with passion at Maetaeng Elephant Park & Clinic in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the past ten years. The elephant has been a central symbol of the nation’s iconography and cultural appreciation for over 800 years.
More details about the environment of these animals have been added on the project website:
“Elephant painting is a beautiful collaboration between an elephant and its mahout (the elephant’s lifelong carer). It shows the extraordinary connection between them, but even then, it takes a lot of time and effort. Over 80 elephants live in our park, but only four of them paint. “
On October 28th, we’ll be releasing a series of elephant-made NFTs that will make your jaw drop.
Here’s a sneak peek at the world’s first elephant-made NFT. Mark your calendar! Join the herd.
Further information: https://t.co/8BMdzgjjPN#Bittrunks #NFTCommunity #nftart #NFTdrop pic.twitter.com/DpYfjS8IX0
– BitTrunks (@BitTrunks) October 18, 2021
Earlier this month, podcast pioneer Joe Rogan expressed astonishment at the drawings and speculated about the enormous abilities of the world’s largest land mammal.
The debut piece, “The Tree of Life,” painted by Tunwa, will be auctioned off on Thursday at 9:30 am EST on the leading OpenSea marketplace as an NFT asset.
The successful bidder receives the NFT asset, a physical painting, a certificate of authenticity (QR code) and photo and video documentation of the creation process to complement the piece.
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WWF Germany starts NFT series
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Germany is launching a new environmental initiative called NFAs: Non-fungible animals to protect the existence and habitat of ten of the world’s most endangered species.
The environmental organization has expressed interest in the use of crypto and blockchain technologies in the past, but has also expressed concerns about the high energy consumption of mining assets such as Bitcoin.
For days we tweeted a lot about what is #Non-negotiable. For a change, something that will soon be tradable: Our NFAs for the protection of endangered species. There is exactly as much of every work of art as there is still in RL: https: //t.co/eNc7pYuQEd #NFA
– WWF Germany (@WWF_Deutschland) October 23, 2021
The artwork series will feature 10 animals in a variety of artistic themes including, but not limited to, colored sketches, pop art, PFP-like art, and digital renderings. The announcement reveals a sobering numerical correlation between the supply of assets and the number of animals present:
“The number of the respective works is limited to the exact number of living specimens of the animal species depicted. Thus, each of the NFA crypto works of art reflects a living but threatened animal that can be protected by purchasing it. “
For example, 1,063 mountain gorillas NFTs will be available for imprinting as this represents the total population of the species. Likewise, only 22 NFTs depicting the vaquita whale will be available for imprinting, as there are only 22 vaquitas left in the world.
WWF Germany has announced that the funds will be distributed fairly to the organization’s global network of 1,300 projects that are naturally geared towards maintaining and rejuvenating the biological diversity of our ecosystem
Sales begin November 2nd and attendees will need to create a Torus digital wallet. Assets can be purchased with the Stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) between a price valuation range of 79 to 799 USDC.
More NFT news
Amid Facebook’s plans to deviate from Metaverse operations, other social media platforms are tracking advances in the NFT space, with Jack Dorsey’s Twitter currently holding the indictment and revealing plans for NFT integration on its platform.
Tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong recently shared visuals of the platform’s development tests for a new collectibles tab that allows users to showcase their profile picture avatars (PFP) to the public.