In a group dwell stream named “Future PROOF” on Aug. 30, Harri Thomas, director of merchandise at PROOF defined that the brand new method will imply that sooner or later, the viewable picture of a Moonbird NFT shall be “constructed from the contract itself from artwork layers, that are going to be saved on the blockchain.”
“We’ve talked about placing the birds ‘on chain’, so what I’m right here to inform you right this moment is that they’re not solely going to be ON chain, they’re going to be put IN chain.”
Thomas defined that their Ethereum-based NFTs shall be completely different from most different NFTs that are merely tokens that time to the place the photographs are saved off chain.
“That is an uncommon method. Actually not distinctive,” defined Harris, including that one other instance of an NFT challenge utilizing the identical method is OnChainMonkey, a 10K PFP NFT assortment launched in 2021.
Thomas declined to offer a date for when the NFT assortment will make this shift, however famous that it’s a “main focus” for the sensible contract crew, so “hopefully not too lengthy.”
Co-founder and chief product officer Justin Mezzell, who was one of many hosts of the dwell stream added:
“It is cool to enter that rarefied area of a completely in-chain challenge and ensuring that this challenge is de facto totally decentralized and viewable for simply generations.”
The dwell stream additionally revealed the primary official growth of PROOF’s Moonbirds collection, often called Moonbird Mythics — is anticipated to launch in early 2023.
The gathering will span 20,000 NFTs, and is the group’s third NFT profile image (PFP) challenge.
Brief Moonbird recap:
New assortment referred to as Mythics
Mythics burn oddities or nested moonbirds have a go at it on a regular basis
50m$ increase led by @a16z
— 0xMaki ⌐◨-◨ (@0xMaki) August 30, 2022
$50M in funding
PROOF has simply raised $50 million in a Collection A funding spherical led by enterprise capital agency Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), together with participation from Seven Seven Six, True Ventures, Collab+Foreign money, Flamingo DAO, SV Angel, and VaynerFund.
“It’s nice to have this vote of confidence from a few of the most revered buyers in Web3, in addition to capital to maintain delivering nice services and products as we mature this enterprise over the long run,” mentioned PROOF founder Kevin Rose.
In April, the Ethereum-based Moonbirds NFT challenge completely sold out its collection of 10,000 computer-generated pixel owl avatars inside 48 hours of launch, netting $281 million in gross sales on the time.
Its success regardless of the bear market earned it a title as a “blue-chip” NFT.
In accordance with Open Sea, Moonbirds is ranked at quantity seven when it comes to complete quantity traded at roughly 169,000 Ether (ETH) and is at the moment ranked primary within the 24-hour charts at a flooring worth of 13.8 ETH ($21,445 at present costs).
Different bulletins made throughout the Future PROOF dwell stream included an upcoming launch of a PROOF social platform, the creation of a brand new decentralized autonomous group (DAO) that can oversee licensing of the Moonbirds identify, and a brand new PROOF token that can have “actual utility” — with extra particulars anticipated in 2023.