Latest 0n1 Force News
0N1 Force added to its comeback story this week, announcing a partnership with Theia Interactive, comic books previews at Comic-Con, and off-chain points system launch among other initiatives.
- 0N1 Force Ordinals: The project inscribed 7 original characters onto BTC, marking its place as the first anime project on BTC.
- Partnership with Theia Interactive: As one of the only three official Unreal Engine partners, Theia Interactive will assist in launching The Enclave into Fortnite Creative 2.0.
- Comic-Con 2021: Upcoming comic books will be previewed during this year's Comic-Con event.
- Off-Chain Points System: 0N1 Force will launch an off-chain points system in the coming weeks in collaboration with HLV_XYZ.
- Team Additions: Several high-profile artists and advisors, including a previous principal at Riot Games, are joining the team.
Having firmly established itself in the NFT anime space, 0N1 Force is now venturing into new, innovative territories. It has inscribed seven unique characters onto BTC, carving out its place as the first anime project on the platform. These characters will take center stage in an upcoming comic series set to launch later this year.
To bring its vision to life, 0N1 Force has formed a strategic partnership with Theia Interactive, one of only three official Unreal Engine partners. The collaboration aims to launch The Enclave into Fortnite Creative 2.0, further merging the realms of blockchain and gaming.
This year's Comic-Con attendees are in for a treat as 0N1 Force will preview its much-anticipated comic books during the event. An off-chain points system, another unique initiative by the project, is set to be unveiled in the coming weeks, and developed in collaboration with HLV_XYZ.
Moreover, the 0N1 Force team is expanding, welcoming on board several highly skilled artists and advisors, such as Hicham Habchi, former Principal at Riot Games, and Square Kush, a respected animation advisor.
📊 By the Numbers
0N1 Force's floor price has been on the move up since the beginning of the year, and while the price initially rose on the latest announcements, it's settled lower in the last two days. Nevertheless, the project is up four percent in the last week.
Stay on the lookout, we’re just getting started!0N1 Force
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Henry Finn, formerly a volunteer and now CEO, is leading the resurgence of the 0N1 Force brand, joined by an all-star team that includes David Uslan, a prominent name in the Batman franchise's TV and film IP rights.
- Finn began as a volunteer, progressing to project manager and eventually CEO.
- The 0N1 community appointed Finn as CEO, acknowledging his dedication and involvement in the brand.
- Old Fashioned Research (OFR) recently acquired 0N1 Force, a turning point for the brand.
- Finn envisions 0N1 Force as a potential billion-dollar brand in the digital collectible market.
Henry Finn's journey with 0N1 Force started humbly. Initially volunteering in early 2022, Finn quickly found himself engaged with the brand and its community. His leadership style, molded by his involvement with the community, earned him the respect and trust of its members, eventually leading to his appointment as CEO.
While Finn contemplated leaving 0N1 Force after OFR's acquisition, he decided to stay, recognizing the unique opportunity it presented. Encouraged by the dynamic and experienced team at OFR, Finn stayed, believing in his unique ability to lead the brand and inspired by the potential that lay ahead.
According to Finn, the acquisition by OFR marked the beginning of a brand resurgence. While assigning a monetary value to a digital IP can be challenging, Finn believes that 0N1 Force has the potential to evolve into a billion-dollar brand that could rival some of the largest IPs in the world.
❗Why It Matters
The 0N1 Force's revival under Finn's leadership signifies the value of a strong community and strategic partnerships in the NFT space. This could set a precedent for other brands navigating similar challenges, demonstrating the importance of dedicated leadership and the power of community support.
🎤 Founder's Feedback
It's a combination of my belief that I am truly suited for this role in a way I can't see anyone else fulfilling, as well as being incredibly excited to work with such an esteemed ownership group.Henry Finn, CEO of 0N1 Force
The comeback tour is our way of establishing that the new chapter of 0N1 Force begins now. A lot of people in the community have been waiting for the next chapter. Now that we have completely new ownership that is stellar and the original founders are 100 percent out, we want the community to know that we have truly turned over a new leaf and it is safe for them to look at us in a new light.Henry Finn, CEO of 0N1 Force
📊 By The Numbers
0N1 Force is up 120% in the last month, and 506% in the last year.
🔜 What's Next?
In a Twitter announcement on May 22, 0N1 Force announced "The Comeback Tour Starts Tomorrow," with a graphic highlighting May 31 as the next milestone.
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0N1 announced that they have brought on Hicham Habchi as a new creative director and advisor.
- Hicham Habchi is a concept artist and comic artist and is known for working on and helping to develop IP such as Valorant, Overwatch, Batman, TMNT, Love Death + Robots, and much more. (See portfolio here.)
- Hicham will contribute to the development of 0N1 Force's visual branding, character design, world building, and more.
- Hicham has already been working closely with the originator, IMCMPLX, to inform and expand the development of 0N1 Force's IP.
❗ Why It Matters
0N1 Force is focused on storytelling, and they spent a long time searching for someone with expertise working on leading video games, TV shows, and comics.
Enter Hicham, who has 20 years of work experience, with stops at Ubisoft, Blizzard, Riot Games, DC Comics, and Marvel.
🔜 What’s Next?
This is the first stop of 0N1 Force's comeback tour, and that tweet perhaps implies future key dates and/or announcements on 5/26, 5/28, and 5/31.
🎤 Community Quotes
This is so epic congrats!! 🔥— insight.chimp (@NFT1nsight) May 24, 2023
🧠 Learn More
- Hicham Habchi's website - hichamhabchi.com
- Hicham Habchi's Twitter - @Hichamhabchi
- 0N1 Force Official Medium - Announcing: Our new creative director/advisor Hicham Habchi
0N1 Force announced the release of 0N1 Force Worldwide, three individual community features aimed at building the 0N1 Force footprint worldwide.
- Three programs: Franchise, R0N1N, and World Club
- All require KYC and applications for support
- Each recieves varying levels of support from 0N1 Force team like marketing assets and support
0N1 Force's Worldwide campaign offers three levels of varying project support to community members who wish to push forward the 0N1 Force brand. "Worldwide" operates similarly to the Pudgy Penguins brand builder's guide, which gives community holders tools and resources to promote themselves and the brand.
"Franchise" allows 0N1 Force holders to apply and submit their PFP for development in the franchise model. If accepted, users will receive support and can provide business proposals for which the 0N1 Force team will help build assets, market, and distribute.
"R0N1N" is a business development ambassador program. Users who successfully apply will receive a "R0N1N" PFP to distinguish their status as an ambassador. Approved ambassadors can then seek out business deals for 0N1 Force and participate in the deal flow for the opportunities they provide. Each R0N1N PFP is controlled by the 0N1 Force team and can be recalled at any time. They cannot be bought or sold.
"World Club" brings 0N1 Force to IRL. Three or more members can apply to create an 0N1 Force Club. Clubs can host IRL gatherings to support and promote the brand and 0N1 Force may help provide founding members, guide books, marketing support and more.
❗️Why It Matters
Many NFT projects have started leaning into their communities for support and distribution of the brand and IP, but perhaps no project has formalized the process as much as the new team behind 0N1 Force. Specifically, the 0N1 Force ambassador program creates intriuge as it allows approved members to more or less act as a member of the 0N1 Force team to bring about expansionary deals and share in the upside. 0N1 Force may be best known for the "Logan Paul bought this NFT for a lot, it's now worth $10" meme, but the project has a new ownership and exists in a sector (anime) with a rabid fanbase and major potential.
📊 By the Numbers
0N1 Force is up 40 percent in the last year, but is still down more than 75 percent from its all-time floor price high.
🎤 Community Quotes
Yo i'm super stoked! Just in time for something i'm cooking.Greyfang111
🎬 Take Action
Interested in joining one of the three available programs? Users can apply at 0n1force.com under the "Programs" tab.
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0N1 Force announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Horizen Labs Ventures (HLV).
- 0N1 Force is collaborating with Horizen Labs Ventures to "deliver its community world class experiences," explore new opportunities, and drive growth.
- HLV advises on fungible token launches, NFT development, metaverse participation, DAO creation, and sustainable DAO governance.
- HLV clients and partners include Yuga Labs, ApeCoin DAO, The Sandbox, Jam City, Dust Protocol (token powering the DeGods / y00ts ecosystem), Animoca Brands, and more.
❗ Why It Matters
Ever since 0N1 Force returned under new management back in February, the new team has been hard at work setting their grand ambitions in motion. Now they're looking to take the next step. Enter Horizen Labs Ventures, an ecosystem advisory partner that will strive to help maximize 0N1 Force's potential.
And if you recognize the name Horizen Labs, it might be because Horizen is the blockchain infrastructure company that presided over the creation of the ApeCoin staking system. So HLV has the experience and knowhow to navigate the peculiarities of the Web3 space, as well as the regulatory environment, if needed.
🎤 Founder Feedback
Source: 0N1 FORCE Strategic Partnership Announcement: A New Chapter Begins
🕳️ Go Deeper
- 0N1 Force Experiences Rebirth (February 25, 2023)
- 0N1 Force Reportedly Bought Out (February 22, 2023)
Today, the new team behind 0n1 Force hosted a Twitter Spaces, and then detailed their vision going forward in an extensive Medium article.
🔙 Back It Up
0n1 Force is a popular collection of 7,777 generative anime-style characters created in August 2021. It rose to prominence at a time when the NFT space was truly starting to percolate - right around BAYC's unforgettable "Fuck it. Mutants Saturday" tweet. However, the project would flounder over the next year (like many projects from 2021), lost amidst a sea of other PFP projects entering the space.
1 year after launching, the floor had fallen below 0.3 ETH, and it wouldn't have been crazy to believe the project was dead. But starting in October the buys started again, and the floor begin to rise...And it continued to climb every month until now, with potential sale rumors swirling. It hit a crescendo (and floor price around 1.8 ETH) on February 22nd - when news broke that it had been bought out by a group including former execs from Binance and Yield Games.
❗ Why It Matters
0n1 Force's rebirth has been something to behold for anyone who's been around the space and witnessed their rise, fall, and rise again. Similar to the acquisition of Pudgy Penguins by Luca Netz, the transfer of ownership has also breathed new life into the 0n1 Force project. And now, the new team is officially in place and ready to articulate their vision for the future.
🔜 What’s Next?
The team's goal for the first three months is as follows:
- Rebuilt Trust
- Reactivate the Brand
- Reignite Fanbase
They've reiterated that while the transaction is newly completed, they've been hard at work on the vision for the next 2-3 years.
🔍 The Deets
As far as what they've done so far:
- Fully bought out the founders, who have subsequently stepped away completely and have no involvement any longer.
- Brought back IMCMPLX (the original 0N1 artist) and Cromagnus (in-house illustrator) as creative advisors to help with new original works of art.
- Increased quality of artwork/storytelling, and also brought back original lore and characters - to honor the past while looking to the future.
- Initiated conversations with both Web2 and Web3 companies, making it clear to them that this is a new team and brand.
🎤 Community Quotes
Amazing update and very solid new team. 0n1 is primed for greatness.CryptoRobo
0N1 Force is on the move this morning, following a report from The Block announcing the anime NFT project had been acquired by a purchasing group that includes former executives from Binance and Yield Guild Games.
❗ Why It Matters
0N1 Force was one of the hottest NFT projects when it dropped in 2021, reaching its peak in August of that year when Logan Paul purchased a rare 1/1 for 188 ETH (~$623,000 at the time). Since then, 0N1 Force went through a slow bleed, with the project's floor price sitting below 0.30 ETH during the summer of 2022. The floor price has shot up in recent weeks amid sale rumors, which were confirmed today by The Block.
Acquisitions in the NFT space are not unprecedented. Today's news follows a similar acquisition last week when Hadeswap acquired Solana NFT project SolanaMonkeyBusiness. Perhaps the most successful example of an NFT acquisition to date was Luca Netz's purchase of the Pudgy Penguins in April of 2022 for $2.5m.
🔍 The Deets
- The purchase was led by Old Fashioned Research (OFR) and the sale amount was not disclosed.
- OFR was founded in 2021 by two former Binance execs, and the group launched a $100m fund last year.
- OFR plans to revitalize 0N1 Force by deploying "significant funds into the growing 0N1 Force franchise, with a view of establishing it as a leading metaverse-native IP."
- 0N1 Force's original founders are no longer with the team, and current project lead Henry Finn (aka Starlordy) will become CEO.
🎤 Community Feedback
The greatest M&A team in crypto of all time is buying out 0N1 Force to make it their flagship and core product. Built out entire expansion of Binance in Asia etc... This is kinda nuts wow@wizardofsoho
0N1 Force announced a new opportunity for its community on Tuesday evening. The team has come together with Capsule House as part of its Capsule Cards project to provide 0N1 holders with an opportunity to win ML spots.
👺 0N1 Force x #CapsuleCards 💊✨— 0N1 Force (@0n1Force) November 8, 2022
0N1 F4M! The @capsule_house team have provided the Enclave with 100 ML spots for their upcoming card collection created by over 170 artists!
Head to our Discord to enter for a chance to win ⬇️https://t.co/Yy0HwJH4I0 pic.twitter.com/l79Ke2gEpA
Capsule Cards is an upcoming project by Capsule House that will have more than 8,000 card packs available.
0N1 Force founders are negotiating with a potential buyer for their project, according to a Discord announcement from CEO Starlordy.
Starlordy wouldn't reveal the name of the potential buyer, who requested their name withheld, Starlordy said.
"Exercise extreme patience as we will not be communicating any other details of the process until we have finally completed this transaction successfully," Starlordy said.
Though 0N1 Force wouldn't confirm the buyer, one potential purchaser of the project — Non-Fungible Films' Cameron Moulene — lamented his unsuccessful bid.
Deeply disappointed to let you all know that we weren’t selected by @0n1Force— Cameron Moulène (@cameronmoulene) October 30, 2022
0n1 can become an incredible brand and deserves a revival.
I want to thank StarLordy for being the man. I wish the buyers good luck, and that the 0n1 community wins big.
Non-Fungible Films founder Cameron Moulène tried to ease recent speculation with claims that Non-Fungible Films has officially put in a bid to acquire former anime NFT darling, 0n1 Force.
Gm. There's been a lot of speculation - so I figured I would be transparent at this point. @NonFungibleFilm has been in discussions with the @0n1Force team for a few months and made a formal offer to acquire the collection, IP and brand. 🧵— Cameron Moulène (@cameronmoulene) October 14, 2022
Moulène was previously connected to rumors surrounding the purchase of the Pudgy Penguins collection, which was ultimately sold to Luca Netz earlier this year.
"This is a big undertaking and transition. If selected, I want to work diligently with the community, gain their trust, and hear all of their ideas with the hopes that it would enrich our goals and plans greatly," said Moulène of a potential 0n1 Force acquisition.
While Moulène spoke for 0n1 Force in his Twitter thread, the project has not responded to questions posed by Lucky Trader. However, a Discord announcement from the project's leaders does seemingly verify the project is in talks for eventual acquisition.
"The cat is out the bag yes we are deep in talks with potential buyers and have been working on it for months. This is why I kept asking for patience this whole time lol," read part of an announcement from team member starlordy.
At this time, no deal has been finalized and Lucky Trader has not been able to verify the validity of the offer nor whether it is still in good standing.
0n1 Force has fallen dramatically since its rise onto the scene in 2021, but the project has experienced a nearly 40 percent increase in floor price this week.
Only 11 sales of the project have taken place on OpenSea since Moulène's thread dropped.