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Yuga Labs Acquires PROOF, Moonbirds
Logan Hitchcock

Yuga Labs acquired PROOF Collective, adding Moonbirds and its other collections to the Yuga Labs ecosystem.  

The Deets

  • Expansive Acquisition: Yuga Labs adds PROOF, including Moonbirds and Oddities, to its portfolio.
  • Unified Vision: The move aligns with Yuga's aim to be web3's main entry point, enhancing its art and community focus.
  • Strategic Leadership Transition: Kevin Rose transitions to an advisor role post-acquisition, ensuring a smooth integration.
  • Community and Innovation: The PROOF team joins Yuga, promising accelerated innovation and broader reach.

The Bulk

Yuga Labs marks another significant milestone by acquiring PROOF Collective. This acquisition not only expands Yuga's artistic and intellectual portfolio but also reinforces its mission to serve as web3's gateway.

Notable PROOF founder Kevin Rose will transition to an advisory position post-acquisition. Other members of the PROOF team will transition into roles at Yuga, helping oversee the Moonbirds collection and its inclusion within Yuga. 

โ—Why It Matters

The acquisition signifies a pivotal moment in web3, bringing a once notable and since devalued brand (PROOF) into the holdings of the largest ecosystem in web3 (Yuga Labs). Yuga's ecosystem has slowly shifted from community to gaming, and now it will bring into focus art, which was recently doubled down on by the PROOF ecosystem. 

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

Rumblings may have hit the market a bit before the announcement as Moonbirds jumped considerably earlier this week and now are up another 60% to 2.48 ETH.

๐ŸŽค Founder Feedback


We're very excited to bring Moonbirds into Otherside. It's the perfect home and future for our collectors. With the PROOF Collective on board, it shows Yuga's commitment to digital fine art, and our combined resources will allow us to innovate faster and reach more people. It's going to be an exciting journey.Kevin Rose, Founder of PROOF

๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

Following the acquisition, the immediate focus will be on seamlessly merging Moonbirds and other PROOF assets into the Yuga ecosystem, with an emphasis on community engagement and innovative content creation.


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Yuga Labs Acquires PROOF, Moonbirds
Talons Rewards Hitting PROOF Profiles
Logan Hitchcock

PROOF community members can now find their Talons balances when logging into their PROOF Profiles. Talons is part of a new points-based rewards system accessible directly on the PROOF website. 

The Deets

  • Talons: A new rewards mechanism for the PROOF community, rewarded retroactively and ongoing
  • Accessibility: Check balances without signing in; just visit your profile
  • Future Features: Expect limited edition physicals, exclusive experiences, and digital goods
  • Upcoming Events: Stress test auction on December 5 and Talons Marketplace opening in December

The Bulk

PROOF indicated community members can now check their Talons Balance on their PROOF Profiles online. The new points-based system allows members to "choose their own adventure" within the PROOF network. Users can easily check their Talons balance without any need for sign-in.

An expansion of the platform with new features and ways to spend Talons is expected soon. Community members can look forward to a range of rewards, including limited edition physical items, exclusive experiences, and digital goods that align with PROOF's mission of bringing digital art to life.

A key upcoming event is the stress test of the auction mechanism with 20 Grails V Mint Passes on December 5. This will be a critical step in evaluating the platform's readiness for larger-scale operations. Following this, the Talons Marketplace is set to open later in December, leading up to its formal launch in January. 

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

Data shared by PROOF community members indicates that Talons were retroactively earned at a rate of 38 per day, while moving forward holding key PROOF assets, like the PROOF Collective Pass or Moonbirds, will earn 75 talons per day. Those holding Mythics received no retroactive Talons, but will receive 15 per day moving forward. 

]๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

While the immediate focus is on the upcoming stress test and the launch of the Talons Marketplace, PROOF has hinted at more developments in the pipeline. The community can expect continued enhancements to the platform, with more details to be revealed in the upcoming weeks.


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Talons Rewards Hitting PROOF Profiles
Space Helmet Moonbirds Headed to Lunaprise Museum
Logan Hitchcock

Moonbirds with the "Space Helmet" trait are destined for a spot in the Lunaprise Museum on November 15. 

The Deets

  • Lunaprise Museum: A repository for iconic art, culture, and history on the moon.
  • Space Helmet Trait: Unique to Moonbirds, this trait guarantees the NFT a place in the Lunaprise Museum.
  • Preservation: Artifacts, including the Moonbirds, will be preserved on indestructible nickel plates.
  • VIP Event: A black-tie gathering at the Kennedy Space Center, exclusive access for Space Helmet trait holders.

The Bulk

The Moonbirds with the "Space Helmet" trait will make history by joining the Lunaprise Museum on the moon. This initiative is part of a collaboration with Space Blue and is set to launch on November 15.

The Lunaprise Museum is not just another exhibition space—it aims to be a vault of iconic art, culture, and history, specifically situated on the moon. Moonbirds will share this lunar space with works from 222 other esteemed artists.

What makes the Space Helmet Moonbirds so unique? They're the only generative Profile Picture (PFP) NFT collection to be featured in the Lunaprise Museum. These NFTs will be preserved on nickel plates, ensuring their permanence alongside other digital art artifacts.

Lastly, Moonbird holders with the Space Helmet trait are invited to a VIP black-tie event at the Kennedy Space Center to celebrate this historic space mission.

The time capsule will be sent in one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rockets. 

๐ŸŽคCommunity Quotes


It took us a year+ since we first mentioned this idea, but Space Helmet Moonbirds are literally going to the moon ๐ŸŒ• ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€Kevin Rose

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

If you own a Moonbird with a Space Helmet trait, don't miss your chance to participate in both the VIP event and make your mark in the Lunaprise Museum. Check out the Discord channel for more info.


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Space Helmet Moonbirds Headed to Lunaprise Museum
Grails IV: PROOF's New Art Collector Season
Logan Hitchcock

PROOF launched the latest season of its premier art collector experience, Grails IV, featuring 20 artists with unique artworks, whose identities remain undisclosed until post-mint live reveal event.

The Deets

  • Grails IV begins on August 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET. 
  • Limited to a max supply of 1,138 pieces
  • Showcasing 20 undisclosed artists
  • Grails IV Mint Passes are required for minting a Grail
  • Live reveal event on August 11

The Bulk

PROOF introduced its latest season, Grails IV, set to launch on August 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET. This season features artwork from 20 artists, promising a rich blend of limited edition, series, and generative pieces.

Keeping with the intriguing and suspenseful tradition of PROOF, the identities of the contributing artists are kept under wraps until the post-mint live reveal event. 

To participate in this exclusive minting experience, collectors must obtain a Grails IV Mint Pass. As part of the pre-mint phase, Mint Passes will be airdropped to PROOF Collective NFT holders on August 1. Additionally, Moonbirds achieving the Diamond Nest tier by the time of the Mint Pass airdrop are eligible to enter a raffle, with 25 lucky winners receiving a Mint Pass. Collectors without a Mint Pass can stay tuned for other opportunities to win or purchase one on the secondary market.

๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

Keep an eye out for more opportunities to win a Mint Pass and stay tuned for the live reveal event following the Grails IV launch on August 11. 


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Grails IV: PROOF's New Art Collector Season
PROOF Updates Mythic Hatching UX
Logan Hitchcock

PROOF updated its user experience (UX) for Mythic hatching, integrating new features to improve overall user engagement and transparency.

The Deets

  • Introduction of Hearth Feed: Real-time display of Mythics hatching across Volaria
  • Enhanced visual representation of Rarity Levels in bird summary
  • Option to share Mythic choices via social media with "Review Your Mythics"
  • Recognition of community builders enhancing the reveal experience

The Bulk

PROOF introduced several updates to its UX for Mythic hatching. The first significant improvement is the Hearth Feed, a real-time display showing all the new Mythics hatching across Volaria. This feature offers a transparent view of the Mythic hatching process, including which Mythics were chosen and which remained "unwoven."

In terms of trait visualization, PROOF has improved the design of how Rarity Levels are displayed in the bird summary. Instead of using Rarity Level badges to denote the highest rarity trait of each bird, the new design depicts the total rarity distribution. The color coding ranges from dark gray for an empty slot, to magenta for Legendary traits, enabling users to understand the rarity distribution at a glance.

Another update is the addition of "Review Your Mythics," a feature that allows users to share their Mythic choices with friends via Twitter or X. The platform is also recognizing the contributions of community builders who are enhancing the Mythic reveal experience through dedicated coverage and reveal platforms.

๐ŸŽค Community Quotes


Sometimes choosing a Mythic is hard. Why not share your choices with friends? Now you can Tweet (or Xweet?) your options with Review Your Mythics.PROOF


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PROOF Updates Mythic Hatching UX
Odd God's Hearth Offers Fiery Transformation for Oddities
Logan Hitchcock

PROOF will soon open the Odd God's Hearth, providing an opportunity for Oddities to transform into Mythics through a sacrificial burning process.

The Deets

  • Oddities can be nominated for sacrifice, transforming into Mythics when selected.
  • Each day, 50 Oddities will be randomly selected for burning for 200 days.
  • The maximum possible number of Oddities burned depends on daily nominations.
  • Unused Oddities slots will be determined by the community.

The Bulk

As the Odd God’s Hearth springs to life, it provides an intriguing opportunity for owners of Oddities. The option to let your Oddity undergo a sacrificial burn could result in the birth of a new, more powerful Mythic. Should you choose to preserve your Oddity, it remains a part of a deflationary art collection.

To participate, owners nominate an Oddity for sacrifice by signing the Terminus Tablet, which earmarks it for destruction when chosen. Those feeling a change of heart can destroy their Tablet, sparing their Oddity from the burn.

Over a period of 200 days, 50 nominated Oddities are selected for burning each day. This implies a potential obliteration of the entire 10,000-piece collection, should all 50 slots be filled daily. However, any unused slots from the daily quota don't roll over. For instance, if only 1 Oddity is nominated in a day, the remaining 49 spots are lost.

The fate of unused Oddity spots rests in the hands of the community. 

Once an Oddity is chosen for sacrifice, the process is automatic. The burning results in the emergence of a new Mythic in the owner's wallet, replacing the consumed Oddity. No additional steps or interventions are required by the Oddity owner, and email notifications can be provided upon successful transformation.

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

Considering a transformation for your Oddity? Make your choice at here.

๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

While the sacrificial system operates over the next 200 days, keep an eye on community discussions determining the fate of unused Oddity slots. Whether redistributed to Moonbirds or reducing the total supply, this decision will shape the future landscape of the collection.


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Odd God's Hearth Offers Fiery Transformation for Oddities
Kevin Rose Shares 'State of Moonbirds'
Logan Hitchcock

PROOF founder Kevin Rose shared a "State of Moonbirds," speaking on the strides the project made in the first half of the year, from strengthening their artistic vision to the upcoming launch of their rewards system.

The Deets

  • Moonbirds continues to deepen its commitment to artists, paying $1.6M+ USD to more than 70 artists through various collections and collaborations.
  • The Foundry, an experimental brick-and-mortar space in LA, is set to launch soon.
  • PROOF is developing an incentive system that will serve as the foundation of their ecosystem, with their token acting as the connective tissue across art, digital, and IRL rewards.

The Bulk

Moonbirds and PROOF kicked off 2023 by outlining key goals that would shape its growth throughout the year. Central to these objectives was the idea of strengthening the brand identity, creating unique experiences for holders, and launching a rewarding system that extends across everything they do.

In terms of deepening their artist-centric focus, Moonbirds have paid more than $1.6 million to more than 70 artists through collections such as Grails III, Evolving Pixels, Diamond Exhibition, Outliers Program, and Archive of Feelings by Mika Tajima. This commitment also led to collaborations with Pace Verso, Venus over Manhattan, and Transient Labs.

A significant highlight of recent efforts is the impending launch of The Foundry. This experimental brick-and-mortar space in LA will provide more opportunities for artists and collectors, merging digital and real-world experiences.

Furthermore, they have a dedicated team developing an incentive system designed to connect creators and collectors. This system will utilize a token to deliver various benefits, ranging from access to curated exhibitions and exclusive events to limited edition merch and experimental experiences.

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

While the team is confident in the brand vision, the market has reacted otherwise this year. The collection is down 23% in the last month and 78% since January 1, 2023. 

๐ŸŽค Founder Feedback


Web3 is a wild space to operate in – one that we’re all finding our place to exist and excel in. But we know who we are and what moves us -- and that all of you are key to our success.Kevin Rose

๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

 Moonbirds holders can look forward to the upcoming launch of The Foundry and the unveiling of their incentive system.


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Kevin Rose Shares 'State of Moonbirds'
Mythic Eggs and Oddities Gear up for Reveal
Logan Hitchcock

50 Mythic Eggs and 50 Oddities will embark on their journey to reveal each day starting in July. 

The Deets

  • The Mythic Egg Reveal: Stone, Runic, and Legendary eggs will provide 1, 2, or 3 respective Mythic choices upon activation.
  • Oddity Burn: Oddities can be nominated for burning. They have no choice in the reveal.
  • Collection Deflation: The collection will become deflationary over time due to Oddities burning.
  • Stay Tuned: More details to follow.

The Bulk

With the forthcoming event in July, holders of Mythic Eggs and Oddities are about to experience a significant milestone. Every day, 50 Stone, Runic, and Legendary eggs will be randomly activated to reveal 1, 2, or 3 Mythic choices respectively. Once activated, the holders can select their desired Mythic to mint.

On the other hand, Oddities present a more unique scenario. Holders can nominate their Oddities for burning. Unlike their Egg counterparts, Oddities won't have a say in the reveal. The twist? This process will lead to a deflationary effect on the collection, progressively increasing the rarity and potential value of the remaining Oddities over time.

๐Ÿง Wait, What

To simplify, think of the Mythic Eggs as mystery boxes with 1 to 3 options upon opening, depending on the type of the Egg. Oddities, on the other hand, are like playing a high-stakes game – you nominate them for burning and take what you get without any choice in the reveal.

๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

The key dates and details of the reveal and burning process are yet to be announced. So, keep an eye out for more information.


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Mythic Eggs and Oddities Gear up for Reveal
Moonbirds Diamond Exhibition Reshuffle Airdrop Is Complete
Lennster

Moonbirds announced it has completed the reshuffle airdrop, which allowed owners of Diamond Exhibition pieces to swap their duplicated NFTs for new ones.

๐Ÿง Wait, What?

There was an issue with the randomization of Diamond Exhibition NFTs for users that had more than one mint pass. Moonbirds created a new contract to allow users to swap duplicates for other NFTs.  

The Deets

  • Owners could swap their current piece for a different one from the pool.
  • The reshuffle algorithm has been optimized to ensure unique artwork for each wallet.
  • The company is hosting a Follow-Up Raffle on Friday at 2:00 p.m. ET. 

Other Details

PROOF is hosting a Follow Up Raffle on Friday as part of the reshuffle. Prizes include 20 Diamond Edition pieces, 5 Moonbirds, 5 Oddities, 5 Mythic Eggs, and 4 pieces from Grails Artists like @DesLucrece, @ArtOnBlockchain, and @tylerxhobbs.

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

If you owned a Diamond Exhibition piece during the first selection phase, check your wallet for your new art. Also, join the Diamond Nest in Discord tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. ET to participate in the celebration and the Follow Up Raffle.

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Moonbirds Diamond Exhibition Reshuffle Airdrop Is Complete
Moonbirds Partners With Spotify on Token-Gated Playlists
Logan Hitchcock

Moonbirds is partnering with Spotify to participate in its token-gated playlist initiative. 

The Deets

  • Moonbirds holders in the US, UK, DE, AU, & AZ with Android devices can access an exclusive playlist, "Sounds of a Digital Renaissance."
  • The playlist is curated by Danny Lee and The Songbirbs, featuring multi-genre hits from artists like Tame Impala and Diplo.

๐Ÿง Wait, What? 

Spotify announced its token-gated experiment earlier this year, partnering with Overlord (formerly Creepz) and KINGSHIP to kickstart the project. 

โ—๏ธWhy It Matters

While it's not directly an "art" related matter, the Art Collector's PFP gains access to one of Spotify's web3 endeavors, further showcasing PROOF's strength in potential partnership and reach. Only a small selection of Moonbirds holders (Android users) are likely to be able to take advantage at this time, but it's still a positive to gain access to exclusive opportunities other projects can't. 

๐ŸŽค Community Quotes 


Yooooooooo this is cool!JustAnotherMfer

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

If you're a Moonbirds holder living in the eligible regions with an Android device, you can access the exclusive "Sounds of a Digital Renaissance" playlist by connecting your wallet via the link in Moonbirds' bio. Note: As of 1:30 p.m. ET, Moonbirds had not added the direct link to its Twitter bio, despite the instructions provided. 

๐Ÿง  Learn More

 

Moonbirds Partners With Spotify on Token-Gated Playlists