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The Morning Squeeze 63 | Introducing Chum Chums NFT

Jason BalesJason Bales
The Morning Squeeze 63 | Introducing Chum Chums NFT

Michael Rippe hosts an informative Twitter Spaces every Monday through Friday at noon ET called Morning Squeeze in partnership with Little Lemon Friends. Below is a summary of the event that took place on Mar. 18, 2022.

Key Takeaways: Introduction to the Chum Chums team, unique traits, mint details, art inspirations, and more.

Introduction to Chum Chums NFT Project

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  • Founders Lucy and Liv from the Chum Chums team are both talking from the Chum Chums official Twitter account.
    • Both have experience in digital marketing, art, and technology.
  • Both Lucy and Liv got into NFTs mid last year and were completely overwhelmed with how warm and welcoming the space is.
    • They wanted to provide that warm feeling to other people by creating their own project.
    • Chum is another word for friend in the UK.
  • The team found Jack via his project Simple Cat, and he did the art for Chum Chums.
    • Communication has been challenging due to language barriers, but Lucy and Liv have worked hand-in-hand with Jack every day.
      • They communicate via GIFs and Google Translate.
    • The time zone has also been a challenge for the team.
  • Chum Chums is inspired by kawaii culture.

Chum Chums Traits

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  • The collection's art is complete and ready for launch now.
  • The community came up with some of the traits via Discord.
  • There are various collaborations with other NFT projects, like Little Lemon Friends, Cool Cats, and more.
  • There will not be a Pikachu Chum Chums NFT (Lucy is obsessed with Pikachu).

Chum Chums Mint Details

  • Presale starts on Wednesday, Mar. 23 at 11 a.m. ET.
    • This will last 24 hours.
  • Public sale starts on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 11 a.m. ET.
  • The Discord is closed only to invited guests.
    • The team did this intentionally to get to know the people coming into their community.

Chum Chums Inspirations

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  • The team met some of their closest friends in the Deadfellaz community.
    • The team added certain Deadfellaz community members to the team, too.

Q&A Session

In this section, Q indicates a question and A indicates an answer (speaker in parenthesis).

This is a summary, not verbatim.

  • Q: How did you come up with the name or concept for Chum Chums?
    • A: Chum means friend in the UK. And it became Chum Chums because every friend has a friend.
  • Q: What are you most excited about coming into the NFT space from your former lives?
    • A: I think it is more about what doors we can now open for other people, to be honest. We want to be able to support underrepresented people. This will be art and community led. We want to build a platform for other artists. A lot of what we want to do is to help open doors for other people in this space. It also opens doors for us to be more creative. To be able to work with and learn from other people in the NFT space is incredible. 
  • Q: What was the first thing you started to do to market and show your project to the world?
    • A: I think we started to focus on the community and building that way. We started networking with founders and build authentic connections in this space. That's what led to most of the collaborations we've done.
  • Q: Is the artist staying on for the duration of this project?
    • A: Yes, absolutely. 

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