Wow! What a year! what a celebration! Just a little over one week ago the cryptomonKeys community, the Discord platform, the WAX blockchain, and cryptospace in general celebrated the first anniversary of croptomonKeys! The freely distributed, joyfully collected, and lovingly celebrated Banano themed NFTs. It has been an incredible year since the launch of the project with so many achievements that no one could have foreseen that this community driven project with no financial backing, no special pack presale or special tiers and blends would achieve. cryptomonKeys became one of the first projects to lead the WAX blockchain in transaction volume, several cryptomonKeys were sold in the highest paying auctions (at the time) for a single NFT, with over 30,000 USD worth of WAX being donated to charity. cryptomonKeys received multiple awards on the first WAX blockchain NFT awards, the first NFT tip bot was created by the leading team, the cryptomonKeys community took over an entire planet in the blockchain based game Alienworlds, and multiple other collaborations with other NFT projects happened. The list just goes on and on. Who wouldn't celebrate a year like that?
The Celebration started earlier than expected, with a surprise announcement about a special reward to dedicated collectors and community members: the first ever cryptomonKeys pack! The celebrations continued with a special collaboration airdrop by Neon space who created a dedicated pack to celebrate the day.
The main event started with the reveal of #63, Junk Art monKey, a collaboration with the talented artist Lalav.
Check out Lalav‘s tweet showing her creative process!
Following this, an announcement about the second of two (!) new card reveals for that the day was made, which are enough of a reason to celebrate.
The discord cryptomonKeys server was ecstatic, the conversation was fast and hard to follow, there were BANANO drops every few minutes, whether by the leading team or community members just spreading the love. Anyone, and it didn't matter if you were a first time visitor or a long time collector, who attended the celebration had a chance at receiving a cryptomonKey NFT because the famous "Green wizard" , the world's first NFT tipping bot, was sending them randomly to participants of the main channel on the discord server:
But if you were a dedicated collector, you left the celebrations with no less than three monKeypacks, each contains two NFTs, with a chance at receiving a #1 mint cryptomonKey!
But, you are also reading a description that basically fits any cryptomonKeys event; because that's the nature of the project and the community. On that celebratory day though, the core team and dedicated community of cryptomonKeys have really brought the project to a new level with the reveal of new features that I haven't seen in any other projects, features that were created with the thought of strengthening the community surrounding the project. The first was monKeyConnect , an online platform which shows in one dashboard the user's status in all of the different cryptomonKeys projects = monKeymining, Discord rank, WAX account, BAN account, basically anything a dedicated cryptomonKeys collector would ever need. Thank you to Green for all your work. The Second and most impressive development is monKeyMatching, which in simple words is a card trading game with the goal of owning a specified mint number. If the player manages to collect all the right mint numbers, he or she are rewarded with MNKY tokens which could be used to buy new cryptomonKeys NFTs. On the surface, it is a simple game... but it is so much more than that. It really adds to the "collectible" nature of the cryptomonKeys, it takes you back to the days in elementary school when you collected just about anything and negotiated trades with your friends. A welcomed side effect is that monKeyMatching encourages you to interact with other members of the community and start talking to people you've never talked before. It also develops trust between the more active community members, because sometimes the only way to win in the game is to just "borrow" an NFT for a few moments in an exchange for a higher value NFT as collateral. When the goal is met, the NFTs are traded back. It's a wonderful thing. Thank you to TheLonely, DaGardner, the cryptomonKeys core team, and the community for another massive accomplishment.
It's really amazing how much cryptomonKeys have managed to achieve in one year. I can't wait to see what's next. Happy one year anniversary cryptomonKeys! Thank you a for wonderfull year!