Astroverse NFT Launch: Phase #01
First, it’s important to say that — on behalf of Thomas, Octavio, and I — we’re so blown away by the interest you’ve shown in our project.
From what started as a concept we thought we might be able to develop into NFTs has become much more than just NFTs.
Below are some guiding philosophies of Astroverse
- Spotlight on quality art and the individual artist.
Phase #01 planets are unique, high-quality 3D models which the artist takes home a majority of the profit.
2. We are dedicated to the Terra community.
Profit from Astroverse will be staked to Terra’s charity validator with Angel or stored in Anchor Earn. Otherwise, it will be allocated to the development of Astroverse.
3. Collaboration builds the strongest community.
Since launch, we have put a focus on fostering a community of collaboration — not only within our Astrohead community but also with other Terra NFT projects and protocols.
We believe the future of NFT’s on Terra is bright!
Some noteworthy highlights from the Astroverse
From the beginning, Astroverse has been focused on promoting the artist. Moving forward, that philosophy will be our guiding light. We’re thrilled the community has gotten behind that vision and have been supportive of our sole artist.
Since the announcement of Astroverse on September 13th. . .
- Our community has grown on Twitter (6,500 followers) and Discord (3,000 members).
- Our charity auction raised $15,000 for Terra’s charity protocol, Angel. We are proud to have joined the Terra Charity Alliance made up of 35 protocols, validators & NFT projects pledging to support charitable endowments (will stake LUNA profits to Angel validator).
- Hosted a “Design a Planet” contest — @wagmigently took home first place! We were blown away by the quality of the participation.
- Community logo contest resulted in our beautiful new logo by @cavenaghiulises (RIP to the OG green circle pfp).
- @Defi_Maestro runs a giveaway of 10 LUNA to promote Astroverse to the LUNAtic community.
Space-ial thanks to some stand-out Astroheads which have been supportive since the beginning. You guys have made this fun and helped so much:
@Defi_Maestro, @simeling_, @Speicherx, @jaypewfew, @ngmi, @oka_satoshi, @frank, @eyrn
Also — shout out to the team at Talis Protocol for their hard work and dedication to a smooth launch.
We can’t wait to reveal the special collabs with other artists, protocols, and projects we’ve been working on. Phase 01 is only the beginning of the Astroverse!
Astroverse NFT Launch: All You Need to Know
So, now it’s time to get down to the details that everyone’s been waiting for.
Here, we’d like to formally announce the Astroverse launch plan.
Astroverse will launch the original 200 planets on Talis’ NFT marketplace. We’ll be ready to go as soon as Talis launches. Below are the launch details.
We will be conducting two different sales. First, the whitelist mint then followed directly by the start of our first auction:
Whitelist Mint —
A whitelist consisting of the 50 most involved Astroheads in our TG, Twitter, Discord, and contests since Day 1. There will be a one planet limit for each person on the whitelist at a 10 LUNA mint price (or the UST equivalent). The whitelist mint period will last 12 hours.
This whitelist is not built on influence but, rather, carefully considered based on who has been helpful in our communities since the beginning. Those selected for the whitelist will be (or already have been) contacted by our team. If you have questions about how whitelisted Astroheads are selected, don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification.
Our public auctions will occur over several days. Each day you’ll be introduced to new Astroverse galaxies (we will launch a new auction every 24 hours until the Astroverse is emptied).
For example, on Day 1, you’ll have the opportunity to bid for planets orbiting the Lyra Odysseus & Vela Majoris galaxies. In addition, a few planets a part of LUNAtics’ favorite galaxy — Kwon One galaxy — will accompany each auction.
Each galaxy is composed of 13–17 planets. Auctions will start at 14:00 UTC. Wen? — We’ll let you know 24 hours before launch.
** A few original planet owners will be gifted a limited edition planet animation in the days following the auctions. This is a randomized selection and has nothing to do with rarity
Astroverse Rarity Chart
** The rarity ratio has been carefully determined by the artist.
Explaining Our Launch Structure
Being that there will only be 200 planet owners in the Astroverse, we know there will be a lot of disappointed Astroheads that aren’t able to get their hands on one.
Trust us, that’s disappointing to us too.
It was always going to be like that and that’s just the nature of the project we decided to build. We are working hard on the next phase(s) of Astroverse. If you didn’t get one this time, please know there will be other opportunities. We will announce more details following the launch of Phase #01.
Rarity is an important concept to us. Feel free to read this tweet for more of our thoughts on rarity in NFT’s.
- Art has always been about originality and rarity
- The holders of the first 200 planets should feel like they invested in something special
- Our artist deserves to have his work sought-after
Why an auction?
It has crossed our mind that the auction-style sale might price some people out of owning an Astroverse planet. Of course, we hate that. But there’s a reason we chose an auction-style sale. When choosing a way to sell the original 200, our main concerns were:
- Does everyone have equal opportunity at launch?
- Will bots ruin it?
An auction gives everyone equal access from the beginning and prevents bots from snatching up all the remaining planets after the whitelist presale. We absolutely do not want bots to get their cold robotic hands on one (or more) of our beautiful planets.