The DeGods NFT group is shaking up the NFT area in an enormous manner. With a present ground worth of 529.9 SOL, or greater than $17,000 (as of writing), the DeGods assortment has shot up into the highest 5 most respected NFT collections throughout all chains, coming in after Bored Ape Yacht Membership, CryptoPunks, Mutant Ape Yacht Membership, and Moonbirds.
The gathering has greater than 4,300 distinctive homeowners and is among the highest-ranked Solana tasks on each OpenSea and Magic Eden. One of the well-known and revered Solana-based tasks, the strategy of the DeGods y00ts mint, which launches Friday, September 2, has solely prompted DeGods to rise even additional in recognition. The mission noticed greater than 97,000 SOL ($3 million) in gross sales within the week earlier than the discharge of the y00ts assortment.
Y00ts attracted the curiosity of a number of celebrities, together with Allen Iverson, Wayne Rooney, Howie Mandel, and extra. So, given the upcoming drop, the hype, and DeGods’ Cinderella story comeback from the tip of 2021, now is a wonderful time to refresh your data on what the DeGods mission is, and the way it’s altering the face of Solana NFTs.
What are DeGods NFTs?
DeGods is a deflationary 10k PFP assortment of gods clad in a inventive aesthetic mixture of recent streetwear-meets-ancient-deity vibes, with an emphasis on constructing utility for its group.
What number of DeGods are there?
There are presently 9,465 DeGods NFTs in existence, because the group has burned the remaining 535 (extra on that later). They characteristic varied traits starting from Widespread to Unusual, Uncommon, Tremendous Uncommon, and Mythic. A few of the Tremendous Uncommon and Mythic traits within the assortment embody the Divine Gown, the Heaven background, Evening Imaginative and prescient Goggles, the Mythic Helmet, Smoke Ring, and extra. The rarest trait within the assortment is the Medusa Head, of which there are solely 25 in existence.
The place can you purchase DeGods?
Affecting the worth of your complete assortment additional is the truth that DeGods NFTs may be burned.
When the Degods group first introduced the mission on Twitter in September 2021, they did so by detailing its plans to institute what it referred to as a “Paperhands Bitch Tax;” a 33.3-percent tax levied at anybody who listed their DeGods NFT under the mint worth. For a time, mission builders despatched the funds from that tax to a treasury pockets that they used to purchase again the most cost effective DeGods NFTs in the marketplace.
And right here’s the place issues get attention-grabbing: The DeGods group burned all 535 of the NFTs it purchased again with this treasury pockets. This resulted within the lowest rating items within the assortment, these within the Widespread class, changing into more and more uncommon and driving up the gathering’s worth total.
What are DeadGods?
DeadGods was the DeGods NFT improve that allowed collectors to purchase a “wonderful artwork” model of their current NFT. Beginning on March 31, 2022, DeGods holders might pay 1,000 DUST (the group’s utility token) to acquire the brand new model of their NFTs (which featured the identical rarity however had their attributes re-illustrated). Because the group added the DeadGods NFTs to the metadata of collectors’ authentic NFTs, they’re thought of the identical and might’t be offered individually. On this manner, the introduction of DeadGods didn’t inflate the gathering’s provide whereas including to its worth. It was a much-needed shot within the arm for holders and grabbed the eye of many individuals outdoors the group. The brand new NFTs appear like undead and decrepit variations of their authentic counterparts, and the group celebrated the inventive improve.
When did DeGods mint?
DeGods minted on the Solana blockchain on October 8, 2021, for a worth of three SOL every. And whereas the group did an excellent job of constructing anticipation for the gathering, each the lead-up to the mint and its fast aftermath noticed quite a lot of controversy.
The DeGods group had supplied allowlist spots to group members by means of “bounties,” basically having individuals movie themselves doing pushups or chatting in regards to the mission to family and friends members. Sadly, bots mucked up the mint, inflicting the mission to promote out in lower than ten seconds. 1000’s have been unable to mint, and the group shortly labeled the mission a rug pull. The ground worth crashed, and the group got down to construct the mission again up.
Within the coming months, they launched a handful of merchandise, like de.xyz, a webpage devoted to offering individuals with Solana NFT assets, and DePalace, the mission’s “personal discussion board.” Regardless, the mission’s ground saved plummeting. Issues have been going so badly by November 2021 that a minimum of one group member claimed builders felt like abandoning the mission altogether.
In January 2022, DeGods axed the Paperhand Bitch Tax as soon as and for all and launched the DUST token. Shortly after the token launch, the group relaunched the DeGods assortment with the DeadGods improve, and issues started to show round for the mission.
DeDao is the group’s decentralized autonomous group. It will get its funding from the DeGods’ 9.99 p.c market payment, which is cut up into two components. 6.66 p.c goes to DeDAO to assist fund mission growth, whereas the remaining 3.33 p.c goes on to the core group.
The DeDAO management, which consists of DAO Leads, The Divine Council, and the DeAlpha Group, additionally holds group raffles and works collectively to determine on DAO acquisitions.
For instance, one among these acquisitions noticed DeDAO purchase a basketball group in Ice Dice’s Big3 Basketball League.
DUST is the DeGods group token created to drive utility within the mission additional. It’s an SPL token on the Solana blockchain with zero beginning provide. The group goals to cap the availability of DUST at 33,300,000. The one option to mine DUST is to stake a DeGods or DeadGods NFT. Staked DeGods earn 2.5 DUST per day, whereas staked DeadGods earn 7.5 DUST per day. Nevertheless, DUST is listed on the DEX Raydium and is accessible for buy with SOL.
The main utility of the token is to rework your DeGod right into a DeadGod, however collectors may also use it to participate in raffles, auctions, and mint future collections. And whereas the group has solely staked 3.6 p.c of DeGods, it has additionally staked a whopping 95.8 p.c of DeadGods.
The DeGods group additionally claims that the DeDAO will actively search out alternatives to combine DUST utility into different important tasks within the Solana Ecosystem. Rumors have swirled that to mint one of many 15,000 y00ts NFTs, collectors should half methods with 375 DUST, however one of many DeGods founders, Frank, has performed down this alleged situation.
Total, the mission and its management have proven themselves to be extremely resilient, placing some critical respect on the Solana identify within the NFT group within the course of. In case you scroll all the way down to the underside of the DeGods’ web site, you’ll discover three quick sentences encapsulating the builders’ strategy to their NFT group: “We tried some shit. We Discovered some shit. Now we’re making an attempt some new shit.” It’s the proper encapsulation of the angle Web3 entities ought to undertake in the event that they need to create one thing of substance, whether or not in a crypto winter or not.