This week’s guest on the Cardano NFT Column is an event-based project focused on puzzles, cryptography and internet sleuthing: Crypto Kidz Club.
Last week’s guest was a project building a Play To Earn ecosystem that takes inspiration from the famous Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon.
This initiative is a point of reference for NFTs on Cardano and every week or two we will invite someone to answer some questions and give us an update directly from within 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: Crypto Kidz Club
Hey, glad to have you here. Please introduce your team, where are you from, what are your backgrounds?
Hey Patryk, thanks for inviting us on!
My name is Dice and I’m the project lead. I come from an operations and finance background and currently work with a finance team out of NYC.
Our community lead is Badger (he also works with Disco Solaris). Fresh out of university, Badger is working hard to make a name for himself in the CNFT community. His eclectic mix of specialties includes brewing, fiction writing, and charm.
Blinc is our artist and is enjoying working in the NFT space.
3ntr0py is our “Puzzle Master”. In his words, he’s a “dirty hippy, caffeine fiend, code junky, day dreamer, and a master of nothing except his creative endeavours.”
What is Crypto Kidz Club, how are you utilizing NFTs and why have you chosen Cardano?
CKC is an event based project focused on puzzles, cryptography and internet sleuthing. We’re going to be releasing a standard NFT pfp drop but we have a few other surprises coming which will integrate NFT technology in different ways.
We never want to say we’re “the first” to do X or Y with NFTs but there are a few things we have up our sleeves that we think are going to be a TON of fun for the community.
The entire reason we began this project was because we wanted to build something entertaining for the community. In everything we do and in all aspects of the project we’re working hard to incorporate some level of intrigue and discovery which will drive that “fun” element.
We’ve been in a bear market for some time now. What’s the experience of building during such a period? Can you share something about your strategy?
Personally, I have loved building during the bear market. Those who are still here are truly die hard fans of NFTs and what they can become. We’re excited to be launching during a bear market as well because if we can prove our strength in this market, we will be sure to thrive in any environment.
Our strategy has been to do a slow burn build. Meaning, we are attracting those who are drawn to our core premise around puzzles. As of now our Discord is actually private and there’s no way for anyone to get in unless they “break in” by solving one of the puzzles. Those who DO break in are automatically given an OG role which will be beneficial post mint with some of the puzzles. They might have a nice advantage for getting in early!
Once we feel comfortable with our core community of OGs, we’ll begin to slowly open the Discord up to the public in creative ways. Those who get in early will still be rewarded with a role but they won’t be considered OGs.
We have some other marketing pieces in place such as specific collaborations, announcements, and surprises that we believe will increase interest in the project. However, we’re being careful with when and how we release those items as we don’t want to attract the wrong type of people. We’re very much focused on building a true community who believe in the project FIRST.
What are your views on the many scams and rug pulls infesting the NFT world? How can reputable projects convince the most skeptic users?
This is an excellent question. Unfortunately I feel like many “scams” were never intended to be rug pulls originally. It’s simply the environment we’re in with the bear market that some projects either don’t sell out or their floor price is so low that people will lose interest in the project aside from the handful of people who went “all-in”. In those cases the devs feel as though they’re backed into a corner and have no choice but to leave the project up to the community.
I think, for us, things are different. We’ve been building this artwork and these puzzles and this lore since March and while the NFT drop would certainly elevate what we are able to accomplish and will have an impact on the types of experiences we’ll be able to provide post-mint, it doesn’t impact the team and the amount of effort and work we’ll be putting in post-mint.
Great! Any closing remarks? Where can people learn more?
Thanks again for having us and giving us an opportunity to share our project.
By the time this comes out our website will be live and you can learn more about Crypto Kidz Club. As an example of some of the puzzles we’re running, we unlocked our website in a unique way – via a puzzle. GIR₳FFE was the first person to solve our puzzle (took him 3 hours total!) and he will be forever immortalised by having his name on the bottom of the website. The puzzle is still live though and if you want to give it a try, start here.
You can always follow us on our Twitter and our Discord will be open to the public soon!
Disclaimer: The opinions and views of the people interviewed are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Cardano Foundation or IOG. Moreover, this content is for educational purposes, it doesn’t constitute financial advice.