This week’s guest on the Cardano NFT column is a pixel art project that is among the first 10k NFT collections: CardanoBits.
Last week’s guest was a project that is building the book ecosystem of the future.
This initiative is a reference point for NFTs on Cardano and every week or two we’ll invite someone to answer and give us some questions an update directly from the Cardano community.
Considering that many of our readers are new to the crypto space, we will have a mix of simple and technical questions.
Cardano NFT Project: CardanoBits
Hey, nice to have you here. Please introduce your team, where are you from, what are your backgrounds?
Hello, the pleasure is mine! We are two systems engineers, specialized in artificial intelligence, entrepreneurs and born in Argentina. We divide the tasks, so one of us takes care of the social share and the other one of the technical part.
What is CardanoBits? It turns out that it does take inspiration from the famous CryptoPunks NFT collection on Ethereum.
Well CardanoBits is a project that was originally born as a marketplace for NFTs in Cardano (hence the name), but since at the time we started putting it together, there wasn’t even the possibility of having NFTs in Cardano, we decided to take a spin and create the first collection of NFTs that existed.
We love pixel art. In fact, part of the impulse to study systems engineering was to create games, so if we were to make a collection of “art” it had to be in our favorite style. I personally did all the designs.
CryptoPunks were a huge inspirationnot because of the style (although it looked different) but because it was the first digital art collection ever created.
CardanoBits gets lower parts to get ready for the metaverse. Will it be possible to use Cbits to walk around the various metaverse projects built on Cardano? Tell us more about this and other things in store for the project.
Yes exactly! Based on the fact that the community has been asking us for several months to create a marketplace (like SpaceBudz, for example), we decided to focus on developing it.
Making use of the capabilities of smart contractswe are adding a functionality to the new website to be able to see the #cbits each person has in their wallet and, after hitting the bottom parts, they can see directly on our website what the complete CardanoBit will look like besides to download it in its 2D version … and also in the near future its 3D version.
The idea of this is that people can connected to the various metaverses (either 2D or 3D) and use their favorite CardanoBits as avatars.
I believe this is the way to build a collaborative futureinstead of creating our own metaverse.
Can you share your thoughts on the current NFT and metaverse space on Cardano? Do you have any projects you’re eyeing? Maybe for future collaborations?
I think we are at a very early stagenot only in Cardano, but in all existing Blockchains regarding the metaverse. I estimate that in two or three years we will have functional metaversesand what will give the big push is that big companies and brands are gaining ground to offer digital and unique experiences, using the abilities of non-swampable tokens.
NFTs on Cardano are very well designed on an architectural level, as they are created as native tokens on the network, rather than being contracts (as, for example, in Ethereum). I feel it gives a lot flexibility for downstream uses.
Well, the metaverse projects I personally follow are: Clay Nation, Beyond Rockets and Virtua. There are several floating around, but I try to base myself on the ones that get good business deals and shows constant development.
Kindly thank you for your contribution. Any last words? Where can people learn more?
I think the work you are doing is very good and I feel it gives the NFTs space in Cardano more visibilitythank you so much for that.
To learn morecan you visit us Twitter and also we will soon have the new version of us website.
See you in the networks, cheers!
Disclaimer: The opinions and views of the people interviewed are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Cardano Foundation or IOG. Additionally, this content is for educational purposes, it does not constitute financial advice.