QQL Mint Pass
The QQL project art will be showcased at a Pace Gallery exhibition in New York City in April, according to project co-founder Tyler Hobbs in a Discord announcement.
There will be painted versions of works based on QQL outputs, Hobbs said. Hobbs is the first artist outside Pace's program to host an in-person exhibition at the gallery, according to the Pace website.
"It’s an honor to work with Pace. They’re one of the top galleries in the world and they represent the work of some of my very favorite artists," said Hobbs. "I’m excited for the opportunity to get generative art in front of an audience that may not be familiar with it yet."
Tyler Hobbs, one of the creators of QQL and the artist behind Fidenzas, warned his followers of potential QQL scam accounts in a tweet this evening.
"Scammers are out in force with fake accounts, including *verified* Twitter accounts. Quadruple check everything, report scammers, and remember that I will not DM you with offers" says Hobbs.
Hi everybody, please be INCREDIBLY cautious when doing anything on Twitter or Discord involving QQL. Scammers are out in force with fake accounts, including *verified* Twitter accounts. Quadruple check everything, report scammers, and remember that I will not DM you with offers— Tyler Hobbs (@tylerxhobbs) October 1, 2022
This tweet should serve as a reminder to always check your sources multiple times before interacting with any links.
The first minted QQL, non-mint pass, by Tyler Hobbs and Dandelion Wist Mane sold for 100 ETH earlier this afternoon on archipelago.art.
Dandelion Wist themselves claims to be the buyer according to a recent tweet from them saying "was it a spur of the moment adrenaline decision born in sleep deprivation and the thrill of QQL finally launching? yes do i think the pickup will age well? also yes."
this pickup was me 🙃— Dandelion (@dandelion_wist) September 30, 2022
was it a spur of the moment adrenaline decision born in sleep deprivation and the thrill of QQL finally launching? yes
do i think the pickup will age well?
also yes 😌 https://t.co/peBhJFNmXy
The current floor price of a QQL Mint Pass is 19.98 ETH according to the Lucky Trader Project Rankings.
X2Y2 implored Tyler Hobbs to "find a solution" Thursday after the Fidenza creator blocked the marketplace from transacting with Hobbs' new collection.
The marketplace tweeted about QQL — co-founded by Hobbs and @dandelion_wist — and its decision to restrict its site based on Wist's statement in Discord that X2Y2 participates in "royalty evasion." The QQL Mint Pass floor price is 19.98 ETH.
"First of all, X2Y2 is NOT a 0% royalty marketplace," X2Y2 tweeted. "Creators can set up their royalty on X2Y2. In this particular case, QQL didn’t even set up their royalty on X2Y2."
X2Y2 said that after making the change to allow users to set their own royalties, around 98 percent have chosen to list with some form of royalty.
"'Code is law,' and QQL has made its own law. When someone else can decide where you can transfer your NFT, you are not the real owners anymore. Sounds familiar? Yes, this is exactly what happens in the music industry - you don’t own the mp3s lying on your hard drive," X2Y2 tweeted.
QQL, the recent mint pass from Fidenza artist Tyler Hobbs and Dandelion, has blocked the selling of its NFTs on X2Y2 according to a recent Discord post.
When citing the reasoning for blocking X2Y2 Dandelion said "we're blocking the X2Y2 contract due to its royalty evasion." X2Y2 is a marketplace aggregator many NFT participants use to sell NFTs due to its lower royalty fees.
Also posted was the GitHub link to the code implemented to block QQL sales on X2Y2's contract.
This update follows QQL selling out its total supply of 900 mint passes earlier this afternoon with the Dutch Auction ending at a final price of 14.00 ETH. The sale brought in more than 12,500.
For more information on QQL, check out Lucky Trader's breakdown of the project.
Tyler Hobbs' QQL Mint Pass has completed its mint in just 30 minutes with the final pieces selling for 14 ETH.
The collection of 900 Mint Passes started its Dutch auction at 50 ETH, quickly decreasing over the course of the next 30 minutes until the 14 ETH sellout price.
Despite many minters paying more than 14 ETH during the auction, the mechanics of the mint provide a rebate to reward early minters. Those who minted above 14 ETH will have the opportunity to claim a rebate at any time via smart contract.
Hobbs, the famed artist behind Fidenza, recently announced that minters of the Mint Pass will receive a two percent royalty on the pieces they create via QQL.
More info on QQL can be found in our initial reporting.