The explosion this year of non-fungible tokens has contributed to the emergence of many projects revolving around this special planet that is the NFT. One of them comes to us from Australia: Drop Bears. Inspired by a popular Australian legend, this project deserves serious attention. Decryption.
From popular legend …
In French, the term ” drop bear “Means” bear that drops from the highest “. In Australia, the name is attributed to a species of bear imitating an Australian marsupial and having blood ties to koalas. Except that this animal has a particular character: it lives in the heights of trees and throws itself on its prey. We recognize here the modus operandi of the Asian minute snake.
Admittedly, the scientific research concerning the drop bearare few, but remember that it was given the name of Thylarctos plummetus . As for their domicile, the forested coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia are said to be home to a high population of this tree predator.
The drop bears only exist in Australia. They will never attack the Australians due to their daily intake of Vegemite and their accent. Only foreigners will become prey for the drop bear if they do not also indulge in the daily consumption of Vegemite or if they do not adopt the Australian accent of English. As a precaution, they will be invited to tie forks in the hair with the tips stretched upwards or to urinate on them in order to keep predators away. Laughter of Australians assured on occasion.
In short, you will understand. Like vampires, drop bears are narrated in order to scare tourists and laugh at the fear displayed by them during their escapade in the forest.
In fact, the Thylacoleo or marsupial lion no longer exists, although scientists claim to have traced a last population about 50,000 years ago.
… to immortalization in the blockchain
Deeply affected by the bushfires affecting their region, from Shoalhaven (New South Wales), Rhys Dale, Tom Smith and Nat Riley are the founders of Drop Bears. Rhys Dale himself admitted to having been interested in cryptocurrencies since 2017.
But the idea of launch of Drop Bears on the Ethereum blockchain was quickly taking shape after their habitat was very close to the fires that consumed their region in 2019.
Driven by a spirit contributing to the fight against this scourge, the trio counted on the creation of an NFT inspired by the art of cartoon koalas ” bogan degenerate “. Thus, created and sold, these artistic works will generate profits that will feed the cash flow of hospitals intended for the country’s koalas.
Despite the ease of associating their xenophobic mascot with the koala, the creators of Drop Bears have not skimped on creativity. Thus, they were able to put on the NFT market more than ten thousand authentic works of art, all of which were sold in just one day (last August 29).
Culture buff as they are, the promoters of Drop Bears do not minimize the humoristic touch of Australians. So they went so far as to make an ode to legends like Ernie, Marty D. Bear and Koala Kev, which have similarities to koalas, some with mules, others with bike vests and fanny packs… mis on sale on the very famous site Opensea.
Added to this is the support of a whole community called “DropBear Woky” whose dynamism is exemplary.
Photo Boot technology
This spicy, Australian-style project would not have been successful without Photo Boot technology with which the limits of NFT space can be surpassed.
One of the benefits of this technology is the revitalization of the background of NFTs owned by Drop Bears users. The team developer, by the name of KingDraco, is behind this new feature.
To better benefit from the prowess of the “magician”, each user is invited to go to the interface dedicated for this purpose. By this process, he will see the Drop Bears appear in his MetaMask wallet and can make the desired change.
Modifications and resets to the initial state can be done at will on this interface. Note, however, that similar maneuvers are chargeable.
Very thoroughly in the charities, Drop Bears acknowledges having given donations to establishments that take care of koalas, like the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital and some associations dealing with the same mammal and the rescue of wildlife.
The question of “fusion” is also at the center of the reflections of the Drop Bears team, this alternative being the solution adopted to avoid “burning” koalas (which is completely contrary to the philosophy of the house). The option considered will therefore authorize a double acquisition of Drop Bears. floor / plebto merge them later. From there will be born a newrerollDrop Bears and some form of equity in the ecosystem.
As we mentioned above, the DropBear Woky community is very active. Indeed, it is from her that the actors promoting the merchandise related to Drop Bears in store are drawn. For information, a project to print and sell clothing (shirts or others) locally in Sydney or on the Internet is underway.
In addition, an Axie scholarship program has been set up to facilitate access by members of the same community to the games.Axis. As a reminder, they allow gains and opportunities for players.
And when it comes to the prospect of gamification, the founders of Drop Bears admit to being less interested in the subject. But the media echoed a game called “Duck RaceWhich knows at least 100 participants per day. The latter manage to accumulate Drop Bears and ETH by winning the races.
The world of NFTs is so big that it can accommodate all kinds of projects, like Drop Bears. By understanding the essence of this project, we can indeed think of thousands of possibilities. Here, the people behind Drop Bears want to prove to us that apart from the commercial vocation, NFTs can also save the environment.
The blockchain and crypto revolution is underway! And the day when the impacts will be felt on the most vulnerable economy in this world, against all hope, I will say that I was there for something