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Curious Addys' Trading Club
Curious Addys' Trading Club (CATC) is a game designed to make it fun and effortless to learn about NFTs and crypto. Think of it as Duolingo for crypto.
CATC is carefully designed to teach new users how to buy crypto on exchanges, setup up a wallet, interact with smart contracts and NFTs, become crypto trading pros, and so much more, all while having fun playing a game.
Now, if you have friends who are curious about NFTs and crypto but are confused and don't know where to start, you can point them right here.
Enter the Trading Club
Our first major game in the CATC ecosystem is a virtual trading club, where players can simulate buying and selling real cryptocurrencies and NFTs risk-free.
Train and showcase your trading skills, and earn real rewards in the form of NFT drops and more. Earn even more rewards by helping newcomers trade.
Over time, we'll introduce more games designed to teach people how to master crypto and NFT trading. All of these games will reward CATC NFT holders - especially our earliest adopters.
The first 5,000
Most people only get into crypto with the help of a friend. That's why we're starting with 5,000 crypto experts like you to help us build the community.
Your first edition CATC NFT, strictly limited to 5,000 and never to be released again, shows you were here first and played a major part in making crypto and NFTs go mainstream. We want to recognize you for that!
To thank you for your help, you'll earn rare NFTs as a reward for inviting new players. These NFTs will confer special status and benefits in the game, and can be equipped by your Curious Addy to upgrade your art.
- 5,000 first edition Curious Addys NFTs, never to be released again.
- Mint price TBD closer to launch, fully 100% refundable via a refund function in our smart contract for 100 days following initial sale - first project to offer this as proof we're here to stay for the long run
- Strict limits on NFTs per wallet address to ensure fair distribution
- To avoid gas wars, public launch will use a first-come first-serve reservation system. Once your NFT is reserved, you will have at least 4 hours to mint the NFT, so you can wait until gas is low to do so.
You know how it is - 10k drop, people going wild left and right, website crashing, massive gas wars, whales winning it all minting directly from the smart contract.
That's not for us. We're looking for long term holders who engage in the community, not flippers. For that reason, NFTs are strictly limited per wallet address, and a large portion of the first edition CATC NFTs will be reserved in a whitelist for our earliest adopters and most supportive and engaged members on Twitter and Discord.
We've also designed mechanisms to avoid gas wars, ensure the project can scale to millions of users without diluting the collectible status of our permanently limited 10k first edition NFTs, and even instituted a 100% refund policy in our smart contract - a first ever. We believe in our project for the long run, and we know you will, too.
Ready to join us?
The smart contract that mints our CATC NFTs will have a refund function that allows you at any time return your NFT back to the smart contract in exchange for 100% of what you paid for it, any time for 100 days after our public sale.
As this refund guarantee is permanently coded into our smart contract, no one, not even us, the creators of the code and CATC, can rescind this guarantee or stop you from getting a refund anytime you'd like.
We're offering this guarantee both because we're positive you'll fall in love with your Curious Addy and the community we're building, and because we want to showcase how awesome smart contracts are.
Yep! The problem with all the 10k PFP projects out there right now is they can't scale. We need millions of people out there using crypto and making these NFTs their profile pictures to really make crypto mainstream.
We're solving that problem with multiple NFT editions. Being part of the first 5,000 shows you were here first. The next 20,000, clearly differentiated in art and style, shows you were here second, and so on.
This allows us to retain all the special status associated with being part of the first 5,000 NFT owners in this project, while ensuring that the community can also grow larger than any other PFP NFT project community out there. This will only help magnify the status associated with being part of the first 5,000, not detract from it.
So feel free to invite your friends, and let's get started!
An Addy is your curious ADHD octopus crypto companion, filled with boundless energy and hyperactive enthusiasm for learning each and every little thing about crypto. Smart, curious, and all over the place with eight hands to do eight things at once, we felt an octopus best embodied the essence of being a bold, brave new pioneer on the crypto frontier.
Mai and Ben, the developers behind this project, are both ADHD, and a large proportion of our friends in crypto are similarly ADHD - crypto is the perfect playground for an ADHD soul, with a million shiny infinitely interesting things to play with and what feels like thousands of things coming out every day.
Contrary to popular stigma, ADHD has been profoundly beneficial for us, and has enabled us to be more creative and open to exploring things others wouldn't have explored, such as crypto and NFTs, and to dive deeper than others in exploring these things (it's how we wrote a 90 page primer on NFTs in 6 days).
Some of our favorite people in the world were also almost certainly ADHD, such as Leonardo da Vinci (we like to think he would have been into NFTs!). ADHD has its downsides, but it's far from being without its upsides as well!
We felt that it was only fitting to create an avatar that would embody these positive traits about ADHD we cherish so deeply, and we hope you will love your Addy and treat it with care as it explores the frontiers of crypto by your side.
If you have more questions, come join our Discord to learn more abour our project:)
Mai is a Japanese implant in America, steeped in manga and anime culture, which influences the design of CATC.
Previously, she was a senior engineer at a billion dollar Silicon Valley startup as well as Vice President of Marketing at Logbar, a Japanese startup that created the world's first handheld offline translation device.
She is passionate about bringing more women into the crypto space, and has shared her story on why women should always do what they don't think they're good at.
Ben is a Harvard dropout and received a Thiel Fellowship, an entrepreneurial program that also fostered Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum.
Ben previously cofounded Stream, a blockchain project to better reward content creators, which raised $20 million and included the cofounder of YouTube as an investor.
Ana is an OG cryptoartist and animator - she was making fan art of CryptoKitties years before NFTs were cool.
She's even part of VJLoops.com, where Beeple used to contribute as an artist before he became an NFT centimillionaire and started this whole craze.
She's pretty much early on everything, and now she's early on making crypto mainstream at long last with her incredibly adorable art.
Zeneca_33 runs arguably the most respected newsletter in the NFT space, having shot to prominence and firmly established himself as a preeminent thought leader through an endless torrent of profound wisdom and analysis thoroughly backed by hard data and research.
With a following of over 95,000 NFT collectors and creators, Zeneca_33 has paved a road to success for countless participants in the NFT space with his meticulous research and advice. Of particular note, Zeneca_33 was one of the earliest proponents of Art Blocks, a project that has now become the clear dominant force and brand in generative art NFTs.
In just one year since public launch, Alchemy has skyrocketed to a$3.5 billion valuation in its bid to become the AWS of blockchain technology, and has singlehandedly enabled much of the breakneck pace of development in crypto and NFTs by making Web3 far more accessible than ever before to developers.
Joe Lau is also co-founder and CTO of Alchemy and brings a wealth of technical Web3 expertise to the team.
Alchemy powers some of the largest projects in Web3, spanning everything from NFTs to DeFi - they provide infrastructure for everything from OpenSea and Axie Infinity to MakerDAO and SushiSwap and yearn.finance.
Likewise, Alchemy's unparalleled technical expertise and tools have proven invaluable to Curious Addys.
A Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, Joe previously founded Down to Lunch with Nikil, a social app that reached #1 in ranking charts globally.