We’re back with another project in this month’s Proton May #BetterNFTs campaign. As a reminder, our goal is to introduce the incredibly talented creators behind the projects you know and love to help you learn more about the Proton ecosystem.
As part of the campaign, we publish a ‘Meet The Creators’ interview everyday, alongside an NFT giveaway from that creator, so you can learn more about their project, the inspiration behind each series, what’s next for them, and why they chose Proton.
Don’t forget: Proton allows users to mint NFTs instantly and without paying gas fees. Intelligent smart contracts ensure that creators earn royalties on future sales of their NFTs, allowing a pathway for artists to continue to earn income from their creations. And because Proton Market has an open-source template, talented creators can customize their own storefront to create a truly unique experience for their communities.
Please meet the team from another community favorite project, The Snunks!
Meet The Creators – The Snunks
Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your background before getting into NFTs?
I am a digital currency designer, crypto enthusiast, graphic/web designer and a serial entrepreneur and has been creating, managing and selling real world and internet related businesses of all sorts from a young age.
How were you introduced to NFT’s?
I became involved in NFTs by hanging out in the XPR Telegram chat and being a supporter of the XPR token early on. This led me to explore the various available Dapps on the Proton Chain and Proton Market at the time was one of them. I began to buy and sell Pixel Heroes NFTs with $10 and now 8 months later I am a top 10 seller on Proton Mint with over 66k in sales and over 3000 NFTs in reserve.
Why did you choose Proton Blockchain to host your collection?
It was a natural evolution to create NFTs on Proton due to the low minting fees and growing potential of the marketplace. The thing that most drew me in however was the community. The Mint community has been nothing short of stellar in every way.
Tell us about your collection and the inspiration?
Vision & Mission
NFTs are now a major part of the exploration of digital spaces and as an explorer of such things, Saxon and the Snunks are a natural extension of the exploration of what is possible in the realm of Non Fungible Tokens and the internet in general as it relates to digital currencies and cutting edge internet technologies.
The Snunks live on the Proton Blockchain which is a gasless level 1 blockchain with open sourced NFT resources that enable anyone to create NFTs and NFT technology virtually for free.
The Snunk’s Story.
It all began with the first sale of Snunk #0 on the Proton Blockchain/Mint Marketplace for 45 XUSDC Oct 22, 2021, 7:31 PM PST. Thus the Genesis collection was born. Now numbering over 40 drops, the Genesis collection has evolved into a story of the Snunk who went through a time warp and ended up on planet Salty. Salty quickly became the Snunk’s friend and sidekick and led him back to the Salty’s Palace where he meets the Queen who turns out to be the only other Snunk on Planet Salty. There is always an element of danger when Salty and friends are nearby as the Snunk could be melted by the Salt that Salty always carries around. As long as there are crystals around, the Snunk is safe. This story is still ongoing as is the Genesis Collection that continues till this day. You can find that collection here: Snunks Genesis
The next creation within the Snunk Universe is Sunks 2.0 which is a semi generative collection that is based on 5 line drawings and many many hand made illustrations with various facial features, hand gestures and accessories. There is no specified limit to how long the collection will keep putting out new Snunks, but the first drop puts the number at 140 Snunks, 140 Saltys and 140 Super Dupers which is a bigger and badder version of the Snunk. There is no storyline in this collection, but there is a rewards program.
What benefits do your NFT holders have? (Passive Income, DAO, Airdrops)
Snunk (Super Duper) holders enjoy monthly rewards consisting of 25% of all sales and resales. There is also a monthly mega raffle where NFTs, XPR and Loan are given away. Super Duper holders also receive Snunk tokens once per month that can be used to purchase new items.
What’s next for your project?
Phase 4 will be 3d Snunks rigged for the Metaverse. There will also be expansion of the website to include a minting feature and NFT staking when available on chain and I am exploring the potential of cross-chain NFTs and how that might integrate with Proton NFTs in the future.