I woke up this morning and I had never heard of Ethlings, now my Twitter feed is filled with buzz about this new NFT project and it only seems to be accelerating. When I hear about a new NFT project I usually hop on the Discord, and usually, early on there are maybe ten or so people, there are over 300 on the Ethlings Discord and I feel like the number could be doubling as I write this.
In short, something big seems to be happening in the NFT world and it’s called Ethlings.
Just before sitting down to write this post I saw the following tweet from Josh Ong:
If Pranksy is getting excited about a project, that’s a pretty strong signal. So what’s all the buzz about Ethlings? Well it’s pretty simple – unlike most NFT projects where you get something that has a certain fixed set of properties, Ethlings are customizable, forever. That means that you could start with a very normal Ethling and over time customize it to be an incredibly rare one.
In the world of NFTs, rarity = value. Looking at some of the most popular (and pricey) projects like Cryptopunks, the more rare the properties/traits of the NFT are, the more valuable it is. That’s why you might have heard that an alien CryptoPunk commands so much value, they’re incredibly rare, and hence, valuable.
I am currently attempting to mint my first Ethling and hitting quite a few snags, luckily the kind people on the Ethlings Discord are helping out…and it looks like I’m not alone. With only 7,777 Ethlings available to be minted and 3,115 minted right now, my guess is we’ll see all 7,777 minted within the next few hours.
I would write more but I’ve made it through my first hurdle and now am stuck trying to move things over to Polygon, so with that, I’ll end it here, but expect a follow-up post from me as I can already tell this is going to be a really interesting project to be a part of!