Latest BEANZ Official News

Azuki Shares Major Decentralization Update on Second Birthday
Logan Hitchcock

Azuki shared a major update on evolving into a decentralized anime ecosystem with an extended focus on physicals and gaming. 

The Deets

  • Azuki's 2nd anniversary marks a significant shift towards creating a decentralized anime ecosystem.
  • Priorities include growing the Azuki IP and rewarding the community.
  • Expansion in three main areas: Anime, Physical, and Gaming.
  • Token Incoming? Engaged Fenwick West 

The Bulk

Celebrating its second anniversary, Azuki is transitioning from a mere NFT brand to a pioneering force in the decentralized anime world. Its vision is clear: grow the Azuki Intellectual Property (IP) and enrich the community experience whilst rewarding holders. This ambitious goal is being pursued through a multi-faceted strategy encompassing Anime, Physical Products, and Gaming.

In the Anime sector, Azuki is collaborating with Goro Taniguchi, the director of the acclaimed Code Geass, and Dentsu, Japan's leading ad and production agency. Their joint efforts are geared towards producing an Azuki anthology series, with the first episode expected in Q2. Further investments in various anime projects, both short and long-form, are underway.

The Physical aspect involves expanding the range of Physical Backed Tokens (PBT) products. This expansion blurs the lines between the physical and digital realms, like with Azuki's Golden Skateboards. A new luxury brand launch is expected soon, featuring a golden Beanz.

Azuki's gaming iniative will kickstart with the release of a hyper-casual mobile game featuring BEANZ later this year. 

The most notable bullet may have come at the end of the announcement, in which Azuki indicated its engaged Fenwick West, who previously worked with Yuga Labs, Rug Radio, and others on tokens. 

📊 By the Numbers 

Despite the enormity of the announcement, Azuki's flagship collection is down more than 7% on the day to 6.175 ETH. 

🎤 Project Prose


Our IP strategy consists of three branches: Anime, Physical and Gaming. Through our focus on storytelling across diverse mediums, we aim to craft unique experiences that will grow Azuki into a globally renowned anime IP.Azuki

🔜 What's Next?

Azuki is expected to share more at its Garden Discord Stage event on January 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET.


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Azuki Shares Major Decentralization Update on Second Birthday
Azuki, Patrick Mahomes Collaborating
Logan Hitchcock

Azuki is partnering with the Museum of Mahomes to launch an exclusive Patrick Mahomes "IKUZO" physical card for Azuki holders. 

The Deets

  • Partnership: Azuki x Museum of Mahomes collaboration.
  • Entry Rules: Tweet your Azuki equip using #AzukixMoM, tag @MuseumofMahomes, and link your Azuki Collector Profile.
  • Timeframe: The contest runs until Thursday, Aug 24 at noon ET
  • Bonus: All entrants will also receive a "Scorching Sidearm Pass" limited edition physical card next week.

The Bulk

Azuki teamed up with the Museum of Mahomes for an initiative that allows Azuki holders to grab a piece of exclusive Patrick Mahomes memorabilia. This collaboration aims to bring digital and physical collectibles closer by offering a 1/1 Azuki Edition "IKUZO" card by the Museum of Mahomes.

To enter the contest, Azuki holders should tweet their Azuki with the Mahomes equip using the hashtag #AzukixMoM and tagging the Museum of Mahomes on Twitter. Entrants must ensure that their Twitter handles are connected to their Collector Profiles on Azuki's website. This will be verified before the Museum of Mahomes’ MINHxDYNASTY live stream on Thursday, Aug. 24.

Besides the exclusive "IKUZO" card, all entrants will also be able to redeem a "Scorching Sidearm Pass" physical card next week. Additionally, community badges will be distributed to participating Azuki, Elementals, BEANZ, and Bobu holders.

🎤 Community Quotes


Web3 communities are borderless, connecting people globally in a shared vision of the decentralized future. Excited to collab with Museum of Mahomes to bring sports memorabilia to our community.WHIZWANG

🔜 What's Next?

Azuki and Museum of Mahomes will announce the winner of the contest during the MINHxDYNASTY livestream on Thursday, August 24. Badges and "Scorching Sidearm Pass" cards will also be distributed next week.


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Azuki, Patrick Mahomes Collaborating
Elementals Holders Will Decide on Background Shift
Logan Hitchcock

Azuki invited Elementals holders to vote on an update to the background metadata of the Elementals collection, starting on Friday, July 7, at 6:00 p.m. ET. 

The Deets

  • The proposed update: a domain graphic with a subtle color change.
  • Each Elemental token you hold counts as one vote.
  • The vote will last 24 hours, no quorum is required.
  • Votes are final and cannot be changed after submission.

The Bulk

In a bid to enhance the Elementals aesthetics, Azuki has proposed an update to the background metadata of the Elementals collection. The suggestion consists of a domain graphic with a subtle color shift, set forth by Steamboy and the art team. This shift aims to create a seamless blend with the character art while infusing a refreshing touch into the collection.

Elementals holders, regardless of whether their tokens are revealed or not, are eligible to vote on this change. Each Elemental token held is equivalent to a single vote, enabling users to exercise their voting power proportional to their holdings.

The voting will commence at approximately 6:00 p.m. today and will run for 24 hours to accommodate different time zones. All votes are final upon submission, meaning they cannot be altered. If your Elementals are distributed across multiple wallets, you'll need to connect each wallet individually to cast your votes.

🔜 What's Next?

Should the majority favor the update, the new metadata will be implemented into the Elementals collection. If the vote does not pass, holders can still equip the domain backgrounds off-chain in their Azuki Collector's Profile.

🎬 Take Action

Participate in shaping the future of the Elementals collection by voting tonight at Azuki.com.


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Elementals Holders Will Decide on Background Shift
Azuki Elementals Invade The Garden
Logan Hitchcock

Azuki introduced Elementals, a new collection of 20,000 NFTs, launching on Tuesday, June 27, with pre-sale access for all Azuki and BEANZ holders.

The Deets

  • Elementals collection: Four domains, One garden, 20,000 unique NFTs
  • Existing Azuki and BEANZ holders airdropped a Soulbound Token (SBT)
  • Unrevealed Elementals tokens also airdropped to Azuki holders
  • Sale and immediate reveal of remaining tokens after sale ends

The Bulk

Azuki announced the launch of its new Elementals collection late last night at its Follow the Rabbit event. Comprising four domains within one garden, this collection expands their NFT offerings with an additional 20,000 unique NFTs.

An exclusive pre-sale event has been planned for all existing Azuki and BEANZ holders, reinforcing Azuki's commitment to their established community. This token of appreciation extends even further as all holders were airdropped a Soulbound Token (SBT), serving as a special memento of their journey during Follow The Rabbit 2023.

Each Azuki holder was also airdropped an unrevealed and locked Elemental. The allure of these tokens lies in their mystery, with the true form of the Elemental concealed until the completion of the Azuki Elementals sale.

❗Why It Matters

Azuki's Follow the Rabbit event has been one of the most anticipated IRL events in NFT history and the team did not disappoint holders, once more imploring them to "check their wallets" for goodies, ala BEANZ. 

📊 By the Numbers

It's not all good news for Azuki holders. Perhaps unsurprisingly with an ecosystem supply increase, the floor on Azuki's has fallen nearly 13% in the last 24 hours to 14.65 ETH. BEANZ have also dropped 7.5% to 1.29 ETH. Elementals are not yet tradeable and therefore do not have a floor price. 

🔜 What's Next?

Presale access for BEANZ and Azuki holders will start at noon ET on Tuesday, June 27.  

🎬 Take Action

Want to explore the new collections? You can find the SBT and Elementals on OpenSea. 


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Azuki Elementals Invade The Garden
Blur Adds Beanz To Blend
Julian Son

Today, Blur announced that the Beanz collection will be live shortly on Blend.

The Deets

  • Borrowers can buy a new Beanz for 0.25 ETH with BNPL.
  • Beanz holders can get 1.1 ETH for a Beanz loan.

❗ Why It Matters

Blur has been hard at work, both adding new features like the ability to make partial repayments and filling out the stable of collections available to transact with on the Blend protocol.

🎤 Community Quotes

 

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Blur Adds Beanz To Blend
Azuki Opens Up Limited Number of Tickets for Vegas Event
Julian Son

Azuki announced that they are opening up a limited number of tickets for the Follow The Rabbit event in Las Vegas on June 23, 2023.

The Deets

  • The new RSVP window closes Sunday, 5/28, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Azuki's Follow The Rabbit event takes place at Hakkasan Nightclub in Las Vegas on June 23, 2023, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • The event is open and free for everyone ($100 refundable deposit for non-holders), but you must be 21 or older to attend.
  • Registration and ticketing are done exclusively via the @tokenproof app.
  • Ticket confirmations will be sent after all registrations have been processed.

❗ Why It Matters

Registration was originally open back in mid-April, with priority given to Azuki and BEANZ holders. But Azuki is opening up more spots due to demand.

Previously, holders had to request to be put on a waitlist, so this is welcome news for those who weren't able to secure tickets last time around.

🎬 Take Action

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Azuki Opens Up Limited Number of Tickets for Vegas Event
Azuki Introduces Communities Page
Julian Son

Azuki created a new Communities page on the Azuki site, per Azuki founder @ZAGABOND.

❗ Why It Matters

Many communities—40 at the time of writing—have been formed over a common interest in collecting traits (Spirit DAO for Spirit Azukis and Gold DAO for Gold Beanz, for example), languages and locales, and hobbies (like Sake DAO for those who enjoy sake and soju).

It's a portal for members of the Azuki community, of which there are 10,000 Azukis and 19,944 Beanz, to find smaller groups that they might identify with. The page helpfully includes a brief summary of each sub-group, how long it's been active, as well as the sub-group's Twitter and Discord accounts, if they exist.

🎬 Take Action

Azuki and Beanz holders should check out the Communities page at azuki.com/community and connect with other collectors around the world.

🎤 Founder Feedback


Not a fan of the term 'sub-community'...unless it's a community of sandwich enjoyoors.ZAGABOND.ETH

🎤 Community Quotes

 

Azuki Introduces Communities Page
Azuki Creator Partners With IPX
Logan Hitchcock

Chiru Labs, the creators of Azuki, announced a partnership with IPX, the global IP platform behind the popular LINE FRIENDS characters.

The Deets

  • IPX revolutionizes character IP business with renowned brand collaborations
  • The partnership brings collaborative content, retail distribution, and IRL activations
  • Starts with BEANZ and LINE FRIENDS IP, potential expansion to other IPs

The Details

IPX, the global IP platform that has successfully revolutionized the character IP business by partnering with renowned brands like BTS, Netflix, and Starbucks, is teaming up with Chiru Labs. This partnership will bring web3 technology into the world of the popular LINE FRIENDS characters, which started as stickers on the LINE messaging app and have since gained global recognition.

The collaboration between Chiru Labs and IPX will lead to joint content, retail distribution at LINE FRIENDS stores, and immersive in-real-life activations that combine both worlds. The partnership kicks off with the BEANZ and LINE FRIENDS intellectual properties, with potential expansion to other IPs in their portfolios, including web3 friendly IPs managed by IPX's dedicated web3 partner, @cripco_official.

BEANZ characters will start appearing on the billboard above the LINE FRIENDS flagship store in Times Square this week!

❗️Why It Matters

Many NFT projects have boasted "IP expansion" as a potential growth factor, but few have been able to successfully deploy IP into the hands of those outside web3. The Chiru Labs and IPX partnership will pair two like demographics of consumers and actually put the BEANZ IP into a userbase of millions of users and consumers previously generated by LINE FRIENDS. If a brand as notable as BTS was willing to work with IPX to help push a collaborative IP, Azuki's doing so seems well vetted. 

🎤 Community Quotes


HAPPY FREAKING BEANZ DAY!!! Azuki doesn’t miss!!!nameless_wr1t3r

Azuki Creator Partners With IPX
Azuki Grails Trade Hands
Logan Hitchcock

Three notable Azuki NFTs sold for more than 150 ETH this weekend as the overall collection rose three percent to a 14.40 ETH floor. 

The Deets

  • Azuki NFTs Nos. 5627, 5889, and 9185 all traded above 150 ETH
  • Only one of the three was a Spirit Azuki
  • Azuki's collection floor is up three percent in the last seven days

📊 By the Numbers

Azuki has quietly moved up in the last month despite a major fallout for most NFT collections, particularly those that are primarily categorized as PFP projects. After the latest Spirit Azuki sale, the Spirit floor stands at 200 ETH.

❗️Why It Matters

The consistency with rare Azuki's command major sums definitely sends a feeling of strength resonating throughout the rest of the collection. While the floor price decline registers at 44 percent over the last year, the strength throughout the depths of the bear market have helped march Azuki up the charts. Where previous midtier companions Doodles, Moonbirds, and Clone X have failed to maintain positive sentiment and attention, Azuki has thrived. The collection is up to No. 5 in our overall power rankings as a result. 

🔥 Hot Taek 

Something might be around the corner for Azuki as well. The collection recently teased a June meet up in Las Vegas featuring a rabbit silhouette on the poster. Normally when Azuki starts to tease, something follows. Perhaps there is no coincidence we saw these three grails trade shortly after the tweet

 

Azuki Grails Trade Hands
Dope Art Only
Logan Hitchcock

The Museum of Dope Art is now open inside Azuki's Hilumia, according to a tweet from the project

🧐Wait, What?

Earlier this year, Azuki released Hilumia - an interactive online world that shows off community initiatives and ongoing brand projects. At launch, some of Hilumia's highlights were the Golden Skate Park and Slowpoke's Toy Haven. 

The Deets

The Museum of Dope Art will feature art from Azuki community members. Community members who are featured on Azuki's official instagram page will receive a MODA Exhibitor Community Badge which will also be showcased inside their Azuki Collector's Profile. 

🎬 Take Action

Check Out the Museum of Dope Art and Explore Hilumia

🧠 Learn More

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