Weekly Update: Oct 19

DUST, DUST, DUST and more DUST! CryptoPunks, Meebits, Tyson NFTs, Alphas and Founders galore! Who is hanging out in the DUST Pools? Dusty Planets? Dusty Beaches? Got Dust? Inquiring minds want to know more.

Weekly Update: Oct 19

The weekly AMA featured more blockbuster announcements and a preview of coming attractions. Andras welcomed Ether Cards Product Manager, Levente, on the live AMA broadcast to showcase the various elements of the self-service platform currently under development. Highlights included examples from the upcoming Girls, Robots, Dragons (Boros & Sziksai), and EtherHeads NFTs from Zsolt Kosa.

The platform generates NFTs for creators. They will also receive a package that includes the NFT collection explorer, the sales page, smart contracts, and their own URL. Additionally, an instant NFT accessed community space will be generated for any collection launched. The feature-rich, web-based spaces private beta testing starts soon.

With the DUST pools now live - 5,697,000 more DUST tokens dropped onto all Ether Cards. OGs received an additional 21,100 DUST tokens, Alphas 2,110 and Founders 211.

All of the remaining initial NFT pools (30 Meebits, 25 Mike Tyson NFTs, 50 Alphas, and 200 Founders) are now available. This is in addition to the 22 remaining CryptoPunks already released.

Exchange $DUST tokens for CryptoPunks, Meebits (already sold out), Alpha and Founder Cards (also sold out) via the Dust Pools!

Following the release and drop to cardholders, the DUST token is now listed on CoinGecko.com. In less than one week of trading and usage, over 8 Million DUST tokens have been burned!

Two more CryptoPunks have broken out of the vault via Dust Pools: #4768 is the 4th CryptoPunk to escape the dusty vaults. She has hot lipstick, a mole and a Mohawk. The fifth CryptoPunk, #4732, is also making his move with a purple cap and horn-rimmed glasses.

In an exciting turn of events, one of our esteemed community members decided to turn down a 1 Million DUST CryptoPunk in favor of redeeming more Ether Cards! Rumor has it the very same person is back to another 1M DUST. To punk or not to punk? Is that the question? Please see Twitter and Discord for the amazing details!

Stay up-to-date with the CryptoPunk vault status here.


Partnerships

Our ecosystem is rapidly expanding across the metaverse. One of the latest features is the Discord integration with partner projects. Each partner’s channel is now visible under the EC Parnters tab in Discord. Keep up with all the new partnership developments in one convenient location.

LaMelo Ball Collectibles

LaMelo’s regular season begins this week and there is amazing news and more features on the way. Congratulations to all 5 of the LaMelo Discord giveaway Red Mars winners!

EtherHeads

Presale news update: EtherHeads wants to ensure fair trading, so they have decided that post-purchase EtherHeads listings will be only possible after the collection has sold out OR 72 hours after the start of the public sale, whichever happens first. Thank you for your support. Check out all the details here.

Reminder: Exclusive presale for Ether Cards holders starts on Tuesday, October 19 at 12:00 PM EST and goes until 6:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 21. First 1,000 Cards are FREE to mint (plus gas fees) for Ether Card holders! Limit 1 per each Ether Card and 10 per wallet. The second 1,000 Cards are 50% off mint (plus gas) and limit 10 per wallet. The remaining pre-sale purchases are also 10% off mint plus gas for Ether Cards holders. The main sale price is .05 ETH and starts on Thursday, October 21 at 12:00 PM EST.

EtherHeads is the first 10k NFT collection from Zsolt Kosa. These unique portraits are a fusion between traditional avatars and abstract art. Each EtherHead was built using only the shapes of the Ethereal logo. More than 70000 portraits were generated with a unique method and the final 10k is carefully selected by hand to ensure the artistic quality. Get some EtherHeads to enjoy the special traits, and benefits from the upcoming collections! Keep up to date with Zsolt Kosa’s amazing artwork on Twitter!

DirtyRobot

DirtyRobot Summer Charms are now redeemable! Using the Time Forge gives the chance to receive one of the three Summer Charm bonus NFTs! Check out the collection on OpenSea. Please join The Robot Army Discord for all the latest updates on the upcoming Autumn Seasons NFT collection.

Steve Aoki

Forge a new Game Over NFT by utilizing Distorted Reality, Worlds Collide, and an It Came From Above NFTs that still have their Forge Traits intact. Upon forging, the Distorted Reality NFT will be burned, and both the Worlds Collide and It Came From Above NFTs will lose the Forge Trait. To initiate the Forge, simply drag and drop the three NFTs into the boxes and hit the button to get started. Your wallet provider will ask you to approve and then sign a transaction. It’s that easy! As of the writing of this announcement, there are less than 50 more forges available!

Pluto Alliance

The Pluto Alliance, by BitBoy Crypto, continues to pick up steam online and through the metaverse. There are numerous giveaways underway! All the latest news and announcements are also available on the Pluto Alliance Discord. Stay tuned for more partnership information as available!

The Toddlerpillars NFT Collection

Please welcome one of the newest Ether Cards partners, Toddlerpillers, and join their Discord, too.

The Toddlerpillars NFT collection is the brainchild of artist and Beinart Gallery owner Jon Beinart and his friend of 15 years, the award-winning graphic novelist and artist, Tim Molloy. These strange adorable creatures evolved from Jon’s notorious Toddlerpillar doll sculptures (2002 - 2011), which were published widely in magazines and art books and frequently went viral in the early 2000s.

This NFT project marks Jon's return to one of his earliest artistic creations with the mass-birthing of their digital descendants on the Ethereum blockchain. Tim became the project's illustrator and together, they created a generative project of 9,999 Toddlerpillars with over 888 unique and mind-bending traits. Their aim was to bring a sense of playful absurdity and comical horror to the space as well as a level of detail and complexity that was rarely seen in PFP projects.

The Toddlerpillars were an instant hit and a large international community of like minds have congregated around their little friends on discord and Twitter, eagerly anticipating their launch in early November. The community has taken on a creative role by suggesting thousands of traits for the Toddlerpillars. So many of their ideas have been incorporated into the project that they have become more like a hive mind of collaborators than a community of fans.

Jon and Tim have developed a backstory/mythology for the Toddlerpillars, which finds our little friends in a parallel universe that is set to collide with our own. The project has a detailed roadmap which extends way beyond the mint, with a PFP collection of companion creatures, The Chimerapillars, a series of vinyl toys, metaverse integration, gamification, an animated series, token holder meetups in Australia and the USA and much more!


Marketing

The marketing media blitz is heating up! Check out all the latest DUST news coverage:

Bloomberg Business - Ether Cards Airdrops Dust Tokens to the Entire NFT Collection for Early Users

Investing.com - Ether Cards NFT Holders Are Eligible For The $Dust Giveaway And Associated Access To High-Value Collections

Ihodl.com - Ether Cards NFT Platform Rewards Early Users With Dust Token Airdrop

Beingincrypto.com - Ether Cards NFT Rewards Users with Dust Token Airdrop

Coincodex.com - Ether Cards NFT Platform Distributes Free Dust Tokens Worth $10.6 Million To Early Users

Bitcoinist.com - We Found 4 NFT Collections that Perfectly Fit Buying and Holding for the Long Term

On Monday, Ether Cards Product Manager, Vlad Morar joined the Toddlerpillers Twitter spaces AMA with project creators and artists @jonbeinart & @Tim_Molloy_Art as well as partner @SuperchiefNFT. This space was co-hosted by @defi_ghost and @k_holistica. Thank you to everyone who showed up to support our team and partners!

There are two scheduled Twitter spaces this week. Josh Ong@beijingdou will feature Ether Cards on Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00 PM EST. The gathering with Matty@DCLBlogger scheduled on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 AM EST was moved to Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 AM EST. We look forward to seeing you all on stage!


Mariana confirmed that it was definitely the combination of Gandy’s Party and the Friday Night Trivia that caused the explosion. It’s all coming back to me now. The excitement and anticipation were almost off the charts. The community was so frantic to answer questions and win Gandy points that not even ten people could steady a finger long enough to click a button!

My job was simply to warm up the crowd. Like a confident court jester sent out to entertain newfound royalty - I jumped right into the fray. Dad joke after dad joke - I was drowning on stage. What? How? Why? All I thought about were misfits, kittybutts, pickles, and bananas. Lions and apes would have been more entertaining at this point. What happened to that quick wit and sharp tongue? Did someone spike the punch? Are those Toddlerpillers Halloween NFTs?

Thankfully, Gandalf saw me struggling on stage and created a distraction to draw attention from my bombing performance. Using the knowledge accumulated through centuries of adventuring, he launched into a battle of wits with an unwitting audience. Oh, they tried, and some succeeded in winning Gandy points, too. However, what they did not realize was that Gandalf secretly enjoyed the performance more than anyone!

The rest of the night was a blur. Laughing and dancing into the early morning hours. The cheers were loud and there were plenty of drinks all around. Sounds like an average day in our fabulous community!


Community

Shoutout to @chasemurder.eth and @melbo.eth for starting an impromptu Halloween costume party! We are looking forward to all the great community contest entries.

Thank you @Gandalf - The Dust Wizard for the weekly Friday Night Trivia and Virtual Dance Parties!

The team has been very busy developing an ambassador program for our wonderful community! The program will feature different groups with the first Moderator Ambassadors starting on November 1st. More structure and details will be provided moving forward to align with the community goals.

More community awards and announcements are also in order. Thank you to all of our amazing community members for your invaluable help!

  • woodneto
  • hammerman
  • BadRobotGreen
  • linehacker.eth
  • PipsquEECS
  • Got Dust?
  • booyah2
  • savethedanimals
  • Matt808
  • MaxEther.eth
  • Bachan
  • JohnnybullNFT
  • DrEthereum
  • John
  • Thundersonic

Congratulations to all the winners of the Pluto Alliance giveaway: @AB, @Nixon, @sandeepstar - we hope you each enjoy your Founder Card!

Last, but certainly not least, the amazing video by @halfd0rk, A Bad Lip Reading, won the voiceover contest! Thank you so much for all the fun!

As always, thank you everyone for your amazing support! We love you all and appreciate your excellent contributions!


Development

The entire development team is extremely busy with the self-service platform and everything related to the upcoming release. Thank you again Levente for the amazing demonstration during the AMA!

Undoubtedly, everyone has also seen the incredible work on the awesome DUST pools page with vault counters. If not - check it out now before all the items are redeemed!

Additionally, partnership development continues with DirtyRobot, Steve Aoki, and LaMelo Ball.  Summer Charms, anyone?

In the last company-wide meeting, Andras also outlined his vision for the website. It is simply awesome!

We look forward to sharing more great details in the next AMA on Friday.


Trait Council

The Trait Council meetings continue to progress and we look forward to reporting the release of two traits this week!


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