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Moonbirds is a community- and utility-focused NFT project consisting of 10,000 utility-enabled PFPs that feature a richly diverse and unique pool of rarity-powered traits. Each Moonbird unlocks private club membership and additional benefits the longer you hold them.
100 percent of proceeds go directly to PROOF Holdings Inc, a True Ventures backed web3 media company. The company has plans to this funding will be used solely to expand our team and launch new products — ultimately creating additional value for our community.
Proof Collective (Founders of Moon Birds) roadmap:
001 Add Value
Airdrops every full moon
Publish weekly “Deep Dives” on NFT projects—concise, actionable PDF reports exclusively for Proof members.
Plans to publish “Weekly Highlights” of NFT industry news and Discord posts compiled by Proof Collective Curator.
Launch Proof Academy. Regular expert panel sessions to cover key topics in the NFT community
Proof of Conference IRL event
Proof meetups. Officially organized by Proof.
002 Grow Brand
Build a wider moat
For now, PROOF is riding the Moonbirds wave of success and hasn’t announced what else is coming next. In the meantime, in keeping with its steady growth, the company did share some open roles on Twitter for tech professionals looking for their next best gig.
Since it first hit the scene on April 16, the highly anticipated Moonbirds NFT community from PROOF Collective has attracted nearly $500 million in sales — including more than $200 million in sales in its first 48 hours on the market alone.
Moonbirds’ inaugural collection includes 10,000 pixelated owls with quirky features such as firey hair, eye patches, mohawks, flower headbands, and colored eyes. PROOF NFT holders each received two Moonbirds NFTs, leaving 7,875 Moonbirds to the broader NFT community to vie for.
Moonbirds had a set mint price of 2.5 ETH, roughly in the $7,000 range, which the NFT community raised concerns about when it came to accessibility. Still, the collection sold out in two days, and resales have been surging on secondary marketplaces since the drop.
Each Moonbird grants holders access to:
PROOF’s exclusive Discord community and associated rewards
First dibs on PROOF’s upcoming metaverse project, Project Highrise
Additional rewards that increase in scale the longer holders keep their Moonbirds NFT. PROOF calls this process “nesting” — Moonbirds’ version of NFT staking — by which holders lock up their assets in exchange for passive crypto income, potential rewards, and other benefits. While Moonbirds are within their nesting period, they can’t be sold on secondary marketplaces.
“As soon as your Moonbird is nested, they’ll begin to accrue additional benefits,” Moonbirds’ official website reads. “As total nested time accumulates, you’ll see your Moonbird achieve new tier levels, upgrading their nest. Upgraded nests enable enhanced drops and rewards.”
Moonbirds’ floor price on OpenSea is 28.9 ETH, or roughly $80,700. This floor price is still high, but it slid a little from 32 ETH since Boardroom last reported on the collection in our last NFT Sales roundup.
Every Moonbird is a key to the private PROOF Discord, where owners have admittance to gated Parliament channels.
Once inside, owners have exclusive access to Moonbird-related drops, Parliament meetups and IRL events, and access to upcoming PROOF projects; including the PROOF metaverse, codenamed Highrise.
Moonbirds come with a unique PFP design that allows them to be locked up and nested without leaving your wallet. As soon as your Moonbird is nested, they’ll begin to accrue additional benefits. As total nested time accumulates, you’ll see your Moonbird achieve new tier levels, upgrading their nest. Upgraded nests enable enhanced drops and rewards.
What are Oddities? 10,000 Moonbird pellets, released July 2022. In design collaboration with Gremplin.
Each Oddities is dervied from a Moonbird, with a smattering of new traits and features randomly allocated. While the Moonbirds and Oddities communities largely overlap (ownership of one will get you access to the Discord channels for the other) the Oddities are developing a world and a vibe of their own.
What does my Oddity give me access to?
Oddities will have access to our private Discord along with the same channels as Moonbirds and access to Project Highrise.
Is there a future Oddites roadmap?
We do have some plans in mind, but we've largely kept them to ourselves. What we have promised is that Oddities will remain an important part of our ecosystem and feature prominitely in Project Highrise.
Will there be future Oddities drop?
Oddities is our way of celebrating art, rewarding Moonbirds holders, and collaborating with artists we love. We aren't committing to any future details now.
Can Oddities be nested?
No. Nesting is not built into the contract for Oddities.
I just purchased a Moonbird. Can I claim my Oddity?
Oddities were airdropped to holders of Moonbirds which were ntested at that exact moment. Oddities that were not airdropped have been used to expand our commuity.
If you're hoping to reunite your Moonbird and its Oddity, you'll need to check Openseas or perhaps try finding the owner via our Discord.
Nesting your Moonbird at nest.moonbirds.xyz allows it to sit in your wallet while unlocking time-based rewards (us geeks call it a non-custodial staking mechanism).
As soon as your Moonbird starts nesting, a timer will immediately begin to clock your bird‘s progress. Over time, you‘ll hit milestones that will unlock new nests, which unlock rewards — including physical goods.
Nesting Tiers Nesting Rewards Gold Nest FAQ
What is an Infinite Object?
An Infinite Object is a display designed to loop one video permanently. There are no buttons, no connectivity, no app, and no updates. Just one video, looping infinitely. We call them Video Prints.
Is it battery-operated? How do you charge it?
Infinite Objects have about 2 hours of battery life, but they're meant to be plugged in. They use MagSafe USB chargers and draw only 0.0015kWh per hour. This is equivalent to charging a small cell phone.
What’s included in the box for the gold-nested Moonbird print?
Included with every Infinite Object are a MagSafe-style power cable and a 5V power supply (US plug, 100-240V compatible).
Can I change the content?
No, each object will be permanently treated with a unique animation of your very own Moonbird.
What happens if I sell my Moonbird NFT?
You’ll keep your IO, but the QR code on the back will always point to the metadata that surfaces information related to the new owner of the NFT.
How can I get in touch with IO’s support team? You can send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, start a live chat on our site or text us at +1 929-512-7475.
What are the next steps after claiming my Moonbird NFT? You will receive an order confirmation from Infinite Objects, followed by a shipping confirmation with tracking details. We aim to ship all orders within a 4-6 weeks timeframe, subject to change based on volume and fulfillment capabilities.
Do you offer international shipping? Yes! We offer global ground shipping for international collectors, all duties and taxes included. You may still see a note at the bottom of your confirmation email but rest assured you will not be subject to duties and taxes.
What happens if my unit is not working correctly? Get in touch with our support team so we can troubleshoot for you and if needed get you set up with a brand-new replacement in case of damage/defects.
We’ve created a DAO to empower creatives to further the Moonbirds ecosystem, reputation, and lore. We believe this will lead to new products, NFT collections, companies, cultural moments and content — with the intention of elevating the Moonbirds brand and eventually making it a household name.
What is a DAO?
DAO stands for Decentralized Autonomous Organization. In its most simple terms, it’s a community that comes together to achieve a goal through community decision-making — this happens largely through members voting on proposals. The Moonbirds DAO will serve as our vehicle to empower the most creative members of the community.
What's the primary purpose of the DAO?
To empower creatives that are building towards furthering the Moonbirds ecosystem, reputation, and lore.The DAO will enable you to endorse incoming projects with trademark rights, meaning they decide which projects can use the Moonbirds name. This is different to the art copyright rights which are already open to all via CC0.
How will the DAO accomplish this mission?
Starting early next year, we will have a website that allows you to authenticate with your Moonbird. Once authenticated, you will have the power to submit and vote on proposals and manage the DAO Treasury, which can include multiple assets, such ETH, future tokens, and NFTs.
Who will be eligible to vote on proposals?
Members that hold Moonbirds and Mythics.
Will Moonbirds have more voting power than Mythics?
Yes, we’ll be proposing voting power distribution before the launch of the DAO for your feedback – the intent is that together all Moonbirds in aggregate have more voting power than all Mythics, even though there will be twice as many Mythics.
What role will Oddities have?
We’re transferring in Oddity secondary royalties just like Moonbirds, and we’d love to include them as part of our community and lore – inviting them to events and parties and providing oddities as a fun entry point for all that we do.
Who controls the DAO?
The DAO will be decentralized and they control all aspects of the organization. PROOF will, similar to Nouns, put in place a cold-start system that allows us to veto any rogue proposal – we doubt this will happen, but want to have safeguards in place to protect against attacks until we are comfortable with the voting process.
How will PROOF support projects approved by the DAO?
Dedicated PROOF team members will shepherd DAO projects towards completion.
The DAO will also control a soon-to-be-formed treasury. This treasury will allow the DAO to deploy capital toward Moonbirds-related projects or investments that further the Moonbirds mission.
How will the treasury be funded?
The treasury will be bootstrapped with funding from PROOF and will receive ongoing support through Moonbirds secondary royalties.
Will PROOF continue to build alongside the DAO?
Absolutely! We'll still be here building for you, including things which are experimental and fun and attractive to those of you who want to participate without getting creative yourself. We’re just empowering the community to build alongside us.
Why does the DAO want to hold Moonbirds?
DAO owned birds will be nested and eligible for all nesting rewards, including the hatching of new Mythics and of course, any future token rewards. Tokens or NFTs can be used as part of treasury proposals for collaborations, or sold when they have appreciated producing more working ETH for DAO projects. But ultimately, long-term the DAO can vote on what to do with these birds.
“Is this a floor sweep?”
This is not a floor sweep. While $500k USD certainly sounds like a large commitment, when sales volumes are decent, we can clear this number in a single day – it’s approx. 37 Moonbirds. This purchase will be done slowly. The sole intention is to build up our treasury, because we’re bullish on what we’re building and would like to see how the DAO leverages these NFTs over the long-term.
Will the DAO continue to purchase Moonbirds NFTs?
That’s up to the DAO. We’d like to commit to this initial purchase, then leave it in the hands of DAO members. Should the DAO decide to buy Oddities to convert to Mythics, or floor Mythics, the decision will be voted upon by all members.
What is the CC0 license?
CC0 means "No Rights Reserved." CC0 enables creators and owners of the copyright to waive their interests in their works and place them entirely in the public domain. Once CC0, others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction under copyright law.
How is this different than the previous license?
Previously, PROOF issued a non-exclusive license to the artwork to each holder, which is the norm for many NFT projects. In this scenario, the entity granting the license, for better or worse, still maintains control. CC0 reverses this and puts all artwork in the public domain, for anyone to use and remix, even if you don't own one of our NFTs.
Why did PROOF decide to embrace the CC0 license?
We believe this move honors and respects the values of the internet and web3. Moving to this license provides neutrality and sovereign ownership over your assets as is recorded on the blockchain, not a government entity like the trademark office.
Can I use the “Moonbird” or “Oddity” names with my commercial project?
While CC0 does not technically cover trademarks, we’re excited to announce the upcoming formation of the Moonbirds DAO. This DAO will oversee approval of all projects that would like to use the Moonbirds or Oddities names with the only goal of preventing scams and hate speech-driven use cases. Ultimately the community will control licensing.
I'm worried someone can now use my Moonbird or Oddity NFT for commercial purposes. Is there anything I can do for added protection?
In short, anybody can now use any Moondbird for commercial purposes. However, any derivation of that work could be separately protected by copyright laws. Given some of the complexity of copyright law, we’d encourage people to seek out counsel on that topic. You can listen to the Twitter Space we hosted to discuss this topic here.
Which PROOF projects are now CC0?
At this time, just Moonbirds and Oddities. We will need to consider the right approach for each project. For example, since other artists create Grails, we will not be placing them under the CC0 license.
MoonBirds Goes Onchain PROOF announced Moonbirds will be one of the first blue-chip collections to be fully on-chain. The move will ensure NFT artwork is embedded in smart contracts and won’t need to rely on off-chain storage, making Moonbirds accessible for generations to come.
In addition, PROOF announced the first official expansion of the Moonbirds collection: Moonbird Mythics, a 20,000 PFP collection expected to launch in early 2023, with an eye toward giving back to original Moonbird and Oddities collectors.
As Future PROOF came to a close, Kevin Rose revealed perhaps one of the most exciting developments for the project and its community– early plans for a PROOF token. Kevin shared that more details can be expected in 2023, and left the community with a final note on the exciting task ahead, “The world doesn’t need another token for speculation. When we do something it should be uniquely our own, with real utility, something that will push what’s possible in new and exciting directions.”
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We’re building products to empower collectors and token-gated communities, and this project is codenamed Highrise.
What is Project Highrise? It’s a platform collectors can call home — a unified, token-gated place for all things PROOF and web3. You’ll find everything built by or for PROOF — from research reports to podcasts, to DAO proposals, to the nest where the Mythics will hatch, to merch — and that could be from us, or from DAO-funded projects. This infrastructure will be the heart of PROOF, the city center of our digital world.
Will you be building Highrise publicly? Yes! We believe in building products transparently, iteratively, and with the community's input through beta testing. Rather than building in secret, we’ll build it out in the open with you along for the ride. For example, you can expect to see our Product and Design teams bouncing ideas off you in the Discord, hosting user feedback sessions, or collecting input via surveys.
What will you build first?
The first component we'll be building is a space — your home, if you will — where you can explore and express your on-chain identity.
You'll be able to create your own galleries that are viewable to everyone in or out of the community and include text and audio commentary so visitors can hear what you love about the pieces.
We'll include a guestbook for visitors to sign and a way to discover other galleries, like galleries containing similar artists.
Will I need to use my wallet to access Highrise? We will offer really simple authentication and a single PROOF identity that federates all of your wallets. We'll also make it accessible on mobile devices, but in a way that doesn’t mean making security compromises.
Will Highrise support multiple chains? We'll launch with support for the Ethereum Mainnet but the goal is to support multiple chains so you can mix and match in a single gallery.
Is Highrise a city? Project Highrise was our own take on the metaverse. An explorable digital world where you could move around with your keyboard, but it added a ton of weight and complexity. We’ll continue to explore design concepts which stay true to this idea of a digital city, but really the focus is on the content.
Instead of waiting for the final product, we'll release these experiments in beta to get community feedback on the new interfaces.
Moonbirds Lauch - CEO, Kevin Rose
Birds In-Chain and Beyond
Birds In-Chain and Beyond Q&A
Proof's Road Map: Internal Staff Meeting Recorded
July 12, 2022
Props & Drops Ep. 20 - Kevin Rose, Moonbirds &
The Crypto Crash Kevin Rose on the Future Of NTS's Nov 26, 2021