How to Buy Your First PROOF Collective Pass
- PROOF pass is a private group of around 1,000 NFT artists and collectors
- Moonbirds is the official PFP project within the PROOF ecosystem
- Project Highrise is a metaverse being built out for the PROOF ecosystem
What is PROOF Collective Pass?
PROOF Collective Pass is a collection of 1,000 Membership NFTs providing access to the PROOF ecosystem. Owning a PROOF Collective Pass provides access to the private PROOF Discord, early access to the PROOF podcast, access to exclusive art drops, and IRL events.
The PROOF Collective pass collection was minted on December 11, 2021. The format was a Dutch auction, with a starting price of 5 ETH and a resting price of 1 ETH.
The initial utility of the pass was tokengated access to a private Discord server and early access to the recording of the PROOF podcast hosted by Kevin Rose.
Key Players in the PROOF Ecosystem
The PROOF ecosystem is headlined by the following personnel:
- Kevin Rose - PROOF CEO. Formerly entrepreneur and co-founder of Digg. Kevin is a partner at the Silicon Valley VC firm, True Ventures.
- Justin Mezzell - Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at PROOF.
- Alexis Ohanian - Co-founder of Reddit. Ohanian's VC firm, Seven Seven Six, invested $10 million in a funding round for PROOF.
As part of its collaborative series, PROOF has also worked with notable artists such as GREMPLIN, Snowfro, Justin Aversano, and more.
Origins of PROOF
PROOF was initially designed to be a private group of NFT collectors and artists. To become a member of the PROOF ecosystem and collective and gain all of the benefits of the PROOF ecosystem, users would need to hold a PROOF Collective Pass NFT.
Interest amongst the market's top collectors was quickly noted, and at this time PROOF Collective Pass NFT holders collectively hold more than 800 Bored Apes, 100 CryptoPunks, and 5,000 Art Blocks NFTs.
A few months after launching the PROOF Collective Pass, the PROOF ecosystem expanded with Moonbirds NFTs. Moonbirds are the official PFP and companion of the PROOF ecosystem. In the future, the project aims to build Project Highrise - a take on a metaverse, while expanding Moonbirds Oddities, Mythics, and more.
The PROOF-built metaverse will be "a dramatic departure from the existing never-ending worlds," claims the team.
PROOF Ecosystem and Updates
PROOF created its version of a keynote meeting for PROOF, Moonbirds, and Oddities holders on August 30, 2022. Future PROOF is a conference in California that is streamed live to holders who cannot be there in person and outlines roadmap and project updates.
Moonbirds is a collection of 10,000 NFTs and is the official PFP project of the PROOF ecosystem. Each PROOF pass holder was able to mint two Moonbird NFTs for free plus gas fees. The remaining 8,000 NFTs were minted for 2.5 ETH each on April 16, 2022.
Grails is an exclusive mint for PROOF pass and Moonbirds holders. Holders with a PROOF pass or a Moonbird with the "Grails" trait were airdropped mint passes for Grails. Grails Season 1 had 20 pieces of art and Season 2 had 25.
Grails is a collaboration of PROOF with top NFT artists and includes a game theory twist. The pieces of artwork are shown to minters prior to the mint. The mint window is a week-long, and the artist names are not revealed until after the mint. This creates a fun game theory opportunity for collectors to choose the artwork and try to guess which artist in the space it may have been created by.
Grails is an exclusive mint only available to the PROOF community. Each piece is a unique work of art made for the Grails drop in collaboration with outstanding artists in the NFT space and beyond.
Artists like Snowfro and Process Grey were included in the second round of Grails.
Emotes by Heart You
Emotes were the first PFP collaboration between PROOF and an artist. Emotes by Heart You is a collection of 1,433 generated NFTs that was an exclusive drop for PROOF and Heart You holders.
How to Buy a PROOF Collective Pass NFT
Users who wish to purchase a PROOF Collective Pass NFT can follow the following steps.
- Go to an NFT marketplace such as OpenSea, LooksRare, and X2Y2
- Find the PROOF Collective Pass colllection. It is important to note, that unlike most other NFT collections, PROOF Passes are all the same. There are no traits or additional rarities to sort through.
- Find a price that is appropriate and hit the “Buy Now” option on the NFT you desire.
After all of those steps have been completed, the PROOF Collective Pass NFT will now be in your account. You can now enter Discord and connect your digital wallet to prove ownership of the NFT and use the channels in the private server.