In 2021, an article about the CyberKongz NFT project noted that it was reportedly, “the first” case of “real” NFT utility; CyberKongz owners were rewarded with nearly $1000 worth of $BANANA tokens per day for ten years, just for owning one. The utility associated with these tokens includes access to otherwise locked Discord channels for participants, and they can be used to accessorize CyberKongz NFTs.
Who Is Behind CyberKongz?
The answer to that question is a bit of a mystery. There is a group described as the “active anon” team of the project. It features ten anonymous members known only by their handles:
What Are CyberKongz?
This project got its start as a collection of randomly created NFTs by the artist known as myoo in the first quarter of 2021. They were priced at .01ETH. This project is unique as it had no prerelease hype or marketing campaign. According to the project’s official site, these NFTs caught on via word of mouth.
The NFTs are usable as profile pictures and at the time of their release may have been part of only a small handful (if that) of projects offering their NFTs as Discord profile pictures and profile images for other social media.
CyberKongz, Baby Kongz
CyberKongz are NFts offered as 2D and 3D social media avatars “for your online experiences”. There are 1000 “Genesis” CyberKongz, the first ones minted and sold.
At least one source reports nearly four thousand total in the collection, but what’s available for sale on OpenSea.io on the secondary market includes 1,000 of these NFTs, plus accessories for an online CyberKongz game called Play and Kollect, plus a collection of Baby CyberKongz–some four thousand!
The collection of 1,000 CyberKongz is for sale on OpenSea.io with a floor of above 33 ETH. The Play And Kollekt tokens are sold at a floor of .03 ETH.
These tokens are sold to be used in game play for Jungle Adventure, an on-the-blockchain game on the Polygon network.
According to the CyberKongz account on OpenSea, those who are interested in the project as a whole might want to look into the game, since it is meant to be the bridge between, “…all existing and future assets of the CyberKongz universe” intended to showcase a “completely new eco and distribution system as a foundation for our future.”
The collection of Baby CyberKongz is available on the secondary market at a floor price of 3.2 ETH. There are some four thousand NFTs, just over two thousand owners, and each one is unique due to randomized features.
This project was launched with an eye on virtual worlds, online game play, and exploration of multiple metaverses. After the launch of Baby CyberKongz, the project’s membership felt diving into online virtual worlds was the next phase of the project’s evolution.
CyberKongz VX is a 3D Voxel collection of some 15,000 2D/3D avatars that can be used in places like The Sandbox. Land purchases, and other in-game utility with these NFTs includes the ability to download your NFTs to create derivative artwork and merchandise, and access to an exclusive channel in the project’s Discord server.
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