MEEBITS
Overview

Meebits is the latest project by famed CryptoPunk creators, Larva Labs. The Meebits collection consists of 20,000 unique 3D voxel characters primed for use in the Metaverse. 
The collection of 20,000 was first made available in early 2021, with 10,000 claimable for CryptoPunk owners, and another 10,000 available for the public via a Dutch Auction. The price started at 2.5 ETH and didn’t dip far, as the collection sold out in about 6 hours. 
The Meebits were the third project launched by Larva Labs, and the latest with its own dedicated marketplace, at meebits.larvalabs.com.

"If you are looking to explore the NFTs in a fun and fashionable way, you can use Meebits. From using them as avatars on the metaverse to animating them as 3D models, there are a number of things you can do with Meebits such as enhance your 3D Models or turn them back into 2D pixel art. You can use them as your avatar in the virtual world, from games, social media to virtual reality. 
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On Mar. 11, 2022, Yuga Labs (creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club) acquired CryptoPunks and Meebits, granting full commercial rights to holders of both projects. (via) https://luckytrader.com/nft/meebits


Roadmap
  • May 2021 — MeebitsDAO community established on Discord
  • June 2021 — Founding & General membership is open
  • July 2021 — Developer proposals & Team applications received, Hackathon takes place
  • August 2021 — Round 1 Project proposals are voted on, project teams receive initial funding towards their first milestone 
  • October 2021— Small projects are completed, larger projects move into Round 2 & receive additional funding
  • ROUNDS CONTINUE IN 3 MONTH CYCLES
  • Q2 2022 — Target for first larger project to be acquired by 3rd party, returning value to the fund
Next up: Part 3 — Voting Tokens, Membership Tokens        


LarvaLabs has yet to announce any additional updates on the Meebits roadmap, but the collection was included in the September 2nd announcement detailing the connection of Larva Labs IP with the United Talent Agency (UTA). UTA announced they have signed all three Larva Labs projects, where they will work to incorporate the intellectual property of Meebits, Autoglyphs, and CryptoPunks in television, film, publishing, and beyond.

On Mar. 11, 2022, Yuga Labs (creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club) acquired CryptoPunks and Meebits, granting full commercial rights to holders of both projects. (via) https://luckytrader.com/nft/meebits

Meebits is believed to be included in Otherside metaverse as can be seen below in the Otherside Trailer video but no specific updates of Meebits roadmap have been released since Yugas acquisition.
Otherside Trailer


History
"Meebits was created by Larva Labs, the same team behind the famous CryptoPunks collection. The two co-founders, Matt Hall and John Watkinson, are software developers and artists who have been working together since 2005. Larva Labs gained widespread recognition in the NFT community for their pioneering work in the space, including the creation of CryptoPunks and Autoglyphs.

In March 2022, Yuga Labs acquired both the CryptoPunks and Meebits collections from Larva Labs. The acquisition sparked much interest in the future of both collections, with Yuga Labs stating its commitment to preserving the unique qualities and authenticity of both collections. Moreover, Yuga Labs granted IP and commercial rights to individual owners and started a new age in NFTs."
NFT Collection
"The Meebits are 20,000 unique 3D voxel characters, created by a custom generative algorithm, then registered on the Ethereum blockchain." Via https://meebits.app

Meebits is a unique NFT collection that sets itself apart in several ways. Firstly, the collection’s 3D voxel characters are designed to be metaverse-ready, which means they are ready to be used in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) environments. This opens up a world of possibilities for Meebit owners, who can use their digital assets in various ways beyond simply owning and trading them.
Secondly, Meebits are highly sought after in the NFT community, with a large and active fan base. The collection’s popularity has led to a vibrant secondary market where Meebit holders can buy and sell their assets. According to DappRadar, the total volume of Meebits sold to date is over $1.53 billion.

What the future holds for Meebits?

Meebits has already made significant strides in the NFT market, and its future looks bright. The project continues to attract interest from collectors and investors, and new developments are in the works that will enhance the value and utility of the collection.

In October 2022, Meebits launched a new activation website and physical prints, which provide a new way for Meebit owners to showcase their NFTs in the physical world. It was what the project called MB1, the first chapter of their new story.

Later that year, Meebits partnered with WarpSound to launch an NFT music album, further expanding the possibilities for Meebits beyond digital collectibles.

As 2023 goes on, the collection kept on its roadmap towards innovation. On the 1st of May, its official Twitter account hinted at the next chapter, MB1.2. While it’s not yet clear what it will be about, the community is surely hyped and speculating on how it relates to Yuga Labs’ other projects – such as the Otherside metaverse.

Another exciting development for the Meebits community is the formation of the MeebitsDAO, an independent decentralized autonomous organization that enables Meebit owners to collectively discuss the future direction of the collection.

Whatever the new stage brings, there’s great potential for Meebits to continue evolving and adapting to new market trends and opportunities."
Via Dappradar

About The Team
From the creators of CryptoPunks, presenting Meebits. The next-gen “OG”, 3D voxel avatars ready for any metaverse applications. Building upon the success of CryptoPunks and Autoglyphs to supply provably scarce and fairly distributed 3D character avatars. Via Nonfungible.com

With Meebits, the developers aimed to evoke the same nostalgic childhood experience people enjoyed by collecting cards and exchanging them with friends. They come from a successful and highly popular team of developers at Larva Labs who had already developed CryptoPunks, which has an immense fan following since its launch in 2017 for being the pioneers of the NFT movement as unique collectible characters. While CryptoPunks are pixelated 2D characters, the developers enhanced Meebits and created them as 3D voxels instead. Moreover it also has a significant feature, for instance, that is the ability to trade Meebits for Meebits. Via everything-about-meebits-nft-collection