We’re back with an update on the latest project in this month’s campaign, Proton May #BetterNFTs. 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 Havas!
Meet The Creators – The Havas
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background before getting into NFTs.
My name is Dave, I am an animator from New York and the creator of the Havas. I have been working in the animation industry for almost 10 years.
How were you introduced to NFTs?
I was approached by several people who wanted help launching NFT projects but between the gas prices and fees, it just seemed like too much at the time. Proton was brought to my attention by my partners in the project Bob and Don and they showed me how easy it could be and how little risk there was in getting started on the platform. They got us all setup and we were ready to go.
Why did you choose the Proton blockchain to host your collection?
No gas fees and easy to mint.
Tell us about your collection and the inspiration.
With the Havas project, I was inspired by the Saturday morning cartoons of my childhood. I wanted to work in a style that was reminiscent of those days, and with that came the Havas. These furry hunter-gatherers live in tribes around the planet. With the communities input, the stories of these characters grew and shaped the direction the project would go, moving forward.
What benefits do your NFT holders have?
Holding a Hava generates Havaneros for the holder. These are coins used instead of money for things in the Havas Universe, including special Havaneros Havas, with their own personality, backstory, and utility.
What’s next for your project?
The Havas project is just getting started and we are currently in the Game Phase where holders are bringing their characters out into the world. It currently plays like a tabletop game where each person takes a turn and it is tracked in discord, but we are actively working on getting the game developed into an interactive online experience.