Memes by 6529 are ERC1155 tokens of artwork created by different prominent artists from the web3 space like Xcopy, Grant Yun, Alpha Century Kid, OSF, Alienqueen, Reuben Wu, etc. The memes are a framework of spreading the message of decentralization along with education, in a sense that they have a cultural effect on human beings as we have seen in recent years with different brands and ideas.
Memes can be anything which carries a message across different mediums, it can be a tagline given to the brand or acronym of an idea or an art which resembles human emotion. That is how humans get around society, uniting together feeling the same emotion or essence of an idea. If we notice, memes are already present everywhere around us in politics, sports, culture, brands among others. For example, ‘Just Do it’ - Nike, ‘make America great again’ - Trump campaign or ‘Digital Gold’ resembling bitcoin and an idea in itself.
In similar fashion, memes by 6529 have messages embedded with art. Some of the hits being ‘freedom to transact’ or ‘Use a hardware wallet’ and which does carry forward the ethos of decentralization.
This framework of spreading messages via the means of memes was first explained and executed by Punk 6529 (twitter handle). 6529 is a decentralization maxi, with a very deep understanding of blockchain and its vast use cases in terms of self sovereignty and freedom to transact among others. What started as a mere number of CryptoPunk NFT, 6529 has transformed into one of the leading ecosystems working in a decentralized fashion to onboard the next 100M people onto web3.
It started as an experiment, with ‘seize the memes of production’ as the motto. The first three memes — genesis — were released on 6/9/2022 and were minted for 0.06529 ETH.
1. 6529 Seizing - art by 6529er
2. SeizeJPGs - art by 6529 himself.
3. Uncle Seize - art by 6529er.
The subsequent cards were also priced at 0.06529 ETH for each meme. In season one, which ran until December 2022, there were a total of eight memes and a total of 47 Cards spread under eight memes. Since these were CC0 — anyone could use these memes in whatsoever manner — derivatives started to emerge in December and many began to notice the collection, which might have marked the start of the bull run. Season 1 ended mightily with XCopy as the artist and name of the card being ‘Exit Strategy’. The floor during the mint was hovering around 4.5 ETH and today it's at 5.5 ETH reaching a high of 9 ETH.
The memes, through its network effect, proved that the collection was on the right trajectory towards its fundamental goal of education and awareness of decentralization. creating a network effect, proved that the Unique collectors grew from 3500 to 7000 in a span of 40 days, with more and more derivatives being released bi-weekly. The derivatives serve the purpose of memes to reach a larger collective.
Ending the season with a banger of an artist, season two commenced on the first of Jan, 23’ with Cath Simmard as the artist for the first card. Subsequently, Grant River Yun was the artist for ‘Meme Factory’ which many loved to collect. So far, there have been 10 cards for season two and many more to come with different artists.
Some impressive numbers on the collection below.
Season two currently has 15 cards, with a total of 3560 collectors and 66 full set collectors. The highest edition card is ‘CoPepe’ which stands at 0.360 ETH, whereas the lowest edition card is ‘Crypto Daydreams’ sitting at 2.750 ETH.
The criteria to get an allowlist or an airdrop may seem complicated, but that’s the price we have to pay to keep things as decentralized/fair as possible. Some of the best way to get an allowlist or an airdrop:
There is a mix of above parameters which goes into generating an allowlist and airdrop list, most of which depends on the supply of the card. For example, ‘We the creators’ card by Oveck had the following mechanics for the drop:
The mechanics for the allowlist and distribution will evolve in the future as the team gets more innovative around it.
With the mission being as concrete as it can be for the future of crypto/web3, the memes collection certainly is an innovative approach towards education & awareness, and ultimately towards onboarding the next generation onto web3. There are already lots of derivatives in place which is how the objective is going to be achieved.
When it comes to the ethos of the team and the collection, there is no doubt that everything is being executed in a decentralized fashion. They have the required experience along with apt knowledge and true ethics which is of course required to build something for a long term. In regards to 6529, the whole space looks at him as a thoughtful leader who is an avid collector of Art & NFTs. The different initiatives by 6529 speaks volume about his view towards space.
Lastly, the culture being formed with this flywheel is incredible, and the community is here for an extended period of time. All those who resonate with the idea, mission and values, are being pulled into the 6529 ecosystem. It seems this ecosystem will only grow vertically & horizontally as more and more resonate with the idea.
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