Moonbirds Launch Custom Backgrounds With XCOPY Collab

Moonbirds Launch Custom Backgrounds With XCOPY Collab
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Moonbirds have officially launched Moonbirds Backgrounds, announced this afternoon on Twitter and in the PROOF discord.

There are two kinds of backgrounds available for in-chain Moonbirds, an "X" background for holders of XCOPY's "Max Pain" NFT and a "Starlight" background available for everyone. The X background was designed by XCOPY, and Moonirds artist Justin Mezzell created the Starlight background.

To activate the background, Moonbirds holders are instructed to log in to their collector profiles at, select a Moonbird, and see which backgrounds are available. Moonbirds must be nested and in-chain to see and use the backgrounds, and collectors will need to have their profiles set up (check here for a how-to guide on that setup).

Only holders of the Max Pain NFT are eligible for the X background, and if an owner sells or moves the NFT, their background will disappear. 

Founder Kevin Rose is already repping his X background on his flames Moonbird on Twitter, while early community reactions are mixed. Some members are ecstatic and applaud the project innovating with custom backgrounds from top artists. Others are disappointed that Max Pain holders are receiving extra benefits that all Moonbirds holders are not receiving.

Reactions aside, this seems to be just the first step in where Kevin, Justin, and the Moonbirds team intend to go as they leverage technology to innovate within the PFP project. The team is hinting at additional customizations coming in the future as a part of this launch, with potential customizations revolving around NFTs held in one's wallet, milestones (like duration of holding a Moonbird), and more.

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