In the words of the great musical entity Cage the Elephant, “there ain’t no rest for the wicked.” And if you’re in the NFT game, consider yourself wicked. The space was already simmering and with Warsome Wizards Whitelist mint midday on 6 April, the HBarbarians were sent off to the races for the past few days.
WL Mint – 450 HBAR
Public Mint – 550 HBAR
24 hours, 6-7 April
No mint limit
4200 max supply
When whitelist for Wizards closed about 24 hours later, the project sat at about 50% supply sold. At this point Wizards had completed close to one million HBAR (945K) in mints. The site was barely able to keep up, and the Warsome community minted an average of 4.2 wizards per minute. As the announcement came for Wizards closing whitelist and opening public mint, Koalas announced their whitelist minting was open on the Zuse launchpad.
Koala Klub (Gen 1 Drop 2)
WL Mint – 250 HBAR
48 hours, 7-9 April
Mint limit – 2 Koalas per whitelist address
500 max supply (totaling 1000 Gen 1)
After 48 hours, the Koala Klub whitelist saw the sale of 72% of the 500 Koalas released in drop 2. The FOMO was mounting. At 8 AM PST, Saturday the 9th of April, Koala Klub opened their public mint and almost before the pre-written announcements were processed and published on twitter, the collection had been sold out. Within five minutes, announcements and celebrations of a sold-out drop were plastered across the space. This monumental release was concluded with a huge AMA session where the team announced there will be breeding utility soon, allowing the Koalas a deflationary aspect, increasing their rarity. Later in the night, about 10 PM PST, Warsome blew away the last of their mints to sell all 4200 wizards. Culminating with a discord voice celebration, the team was obviously exhausted but excited for their well-deserved sell-out. Whew! Good thing there weren’t any other project with events going down in the last week. Oh wait.
In roughly the last week, we have seen some of the biggest, fastest, most hyped releases in Hedera history. Thankfully, we have Hedera Drop to keep track of all of this madness for us! Just a sampling of the highlights I saw through my discord jumping adventures:
With all these amazing teams pouring their hearts into Hedera, saying I am excited for the future of Hedera NFTs is a strong understatement. April is just getting started and there are many more projects waiting to blow you away. Who was your favorite mint/release in the last week or so? What project is building behind the scenes and has your hype-meter pinned? Tag me in your favorites on twitter, and let’s get these projects exposure!