Interview - Cardano NFTs #046: ProxiesNFT

Written interviews with NFT projects on the Cardano blockchain
Link to the interview on my Medium

This week’s Cardano NFT project features a collection of 6000 high-fidelity generative artworks inspired by various sources like Sci-Fi, Nature, African culture: ProxiesNFT.

The previous guest was a project which is minting NFTs to raise funds for humanitarian aid and help environmental impact programs related to forestry issues.

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.

Hey, glad to have you here. Please introduce your team, where are you from, what are your backgrounds?

Our team comprises a group of highly dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are instrumental in the creation, development, and continuous maintenance of the ProxiesNFT project. Each member brings a unique set of skills, expertise, and unwavering passion to the table, contributing to the project’s success and growth.

Firstly, we have Tudor, the Founder. Tudor is known for his entrepreneurial spirit and positive outlook. He is always ready to experiment, making him the driving force behind our team.

Dominika is an essential member of our team, contributing with her creativity and assisting with tasks such as creating banners and refining ideas. Her love for the creative process shines through her work.

Sova takes charge as our Community Manager, overseeing auctions, giveaways, treasury payouts, minting NFTs, and engaging with the community. Her dedication ensures that our community has a rewarding and engaging experience.

We have NMumphreak, Sheldon, and Janessa as moderators, they ensure the well-being and engagement of our community members. They work diligently to foster a positive and supportive environment, ensuring everyone’s experience is enjoyable and rewarding.

We also had a team of artists that consisted of Geta, who was the first artist to join us and created amazing beautiful female characters. Olga, our artist lead, is the genius behind the concept and management of these collections, and her visionary mind guided the entire creation process. Dorina and Fabrizio contributed their exceptional artistic skills to meticulously design the beautiful costumes and traits of all 5 Proxies. Later on, together with Olga, they collaborated to create the unforgettable Wisdom NFT collection, showcasing their immense creativity and talent.

What is Proxies? And how are you utilising NFT technology?

Proxies are a collection of 6000 high-fidelity generative artworks that belong to our Beehive family. Inspired by various sources like Sci-Fi, Nature, African culture, and boundless creativity, each artwork is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. With over 340 individually crafted traits, Proxies possess a unique essence that distinguishes them from one another.

These six captivating characters embark on their journey on the Cardano blockchain, representing major areas such as Crypto & NFTs, Mental Health, Blockchain Tech, Art, Sustainability, and Governance & Infinite Evolution. They symbolise the path towards decentralisation and accumulate experience within the community. Together, they have built a networking system known as the Beehives, with each Proxie personifying the hive they are responsible for.

Utilising the power of NFT technology, Proxies ensure the authenticity and ownership of their digital assets. Each Proxie is minted as an NFT on the Cardano blockchain, granting collectors exclusive rights and providing a secure and decentralised platform for trading and showcasing their artwork.

Through the Beehives and the utilisation of NFT technology, Proxies create a vibrant and immersive experience. They celebrate art, community, and the endless possibilities of blockchain technology. By collecting Proxies, individuals become part of a unique journey that intertwines creativity, technology, and decentralisation.

Three Proxies NFTs

Can you talk about some of the ways of earning tokens through your NFTs? What projects are you collaborating with?

One of the exciting ways to earn tokens through our Proxies NFTs is by participating in our NFT Staking on CardanoLands.This collaboration has brought about several ground-breaking achievements on the Cardano blockchain. As pioneers in this space, we are proud to be the FIRST NFT Project featured on their Non-Custodial Staking Hub.

Staking the $PROXIE token allows the holders to lock up their tokens for a specified period of time in exchange for rewards. The process involves transferring $PROXIE tokens to a designated staking contract or platform. Once the tokens are staked, participants contribute to the network’s security and decentralization. In return, they earn additional $PROXIE tokens as a reward for their staked holdings. It encourages long-term participation and commitment to the Proxies NFT ecosystem, fostering community engagement and growth.

The Liquidity Bootstrapping Event (LBE) was an important event that facilitated the establishment of liquidity and fair market value for our token. During the LBE event, participants contributed their preferred cryptocurrency to a decentralized exchange, creating a liquidity pool. In exchange for their contributions, participants received Proxies tokens at a gradually increasing price. This event encouraged community participation, ensured a balanced distribution of tokens, and fostered a thriving ecosystem for our Proxies NFTs. The LBE played a crucial role in our project’s growth and engagement with the community.

We invite our community to stay connected, actively participate, and join us on this exciting journey as we push the boundaries of what is possible in the NFT space.

What are Ordinal NFTs? And why have you decided to expand on Bitcoin as well?

Ordinal NFTs represent a new frontier in the world of digital assets, and specifically within the ProxieVerse ecosystem. As Proxies expanded beyond Cardano Island to Ergo Land, the Wisdoms realised the need for further growth and evolution to fulfil their destiny. This led to the creation of Ordinal NFTs as a means to unlock the power of Wisdom in the Ordinal World.

The Ordinals represent a unique collection of 100 items that hold the key to harnessing the power of Wisdom. Those who claim or receive one of these items gain the ability to bring Wisdom’s light to their Ordinals Wallets, further empowering the evolution of the Wisdoms.

In addition to the integration with Cardano, Proxies have decided to expand their reach to the Bitcoin network through the concept of Bitcoin Ordinals where we created a collection that might yet be for sale in our Discord.

The current focus on the BTC network is primarily on the art itself and there is no utility associated with it, owning an ordinal created during the early stages of this technology holds both value and significance.

Being an owner of a Bitcoin Ordinal signifies that you were among the pioneers of this groundbreaking ecosystem. It presents an opportunity to be a part of the history of this revolutionary technology, and having such an asset can be a source of pride for collectors.

Three more Proxies NFTs

Great contribution. Any closing remarks? Where can people learn more about Proxies?

Thank you for the opportunity to share our journey and insights with you. We are grateful for the support and enthusiasm we have received from the community throughout our Proxies NFT project.

We believe that Proxies represents more than just a collection of digital artworks. It is a celebration of art, community and infrastructure. We invite everyone to join us on this exciting adventure as we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the NFT space.

To learn more about Proxies and stay updated on our latest developments, please visit our official website.

You can also follow us on Twitter @Proxies_NFT for regular updates, announcements, and engaging discussions.

Here’s our Medium and Discord.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the community for their support and look forward to sharing many more exciting moments together in the future. Thank you!

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.