MoonBirds is the latest NFT project to have received an incredible amount of attention, raising over $222 million, or 729,000 ETH, from sales in just four days. The 10,000 NFTs, which dropped on April 16th for 2.5 ETH each, now have a floor price of 18 ETH.
What makes the NFTs stand out, is their utility-filled PFP features which unlock private club membership (Proof Collective NFT) and provide additional benefits to holders. Proof community members will be able to attend meetups and events, access projects, and be part of the Proof metaverse (named ‘Project Highrise’). The MoonBirds Discord channel is also accessible only to holders.
MoonBirds pledged to transfer 100% of the profits to ‘Proof Holdings,’ which is behind the ‘True Ventures’ Web 3.0 company, to further expand the NFT project. Unlike creators of many other NFT projects, the founders of MoonBirds have never hidden their identities. Proof Collective’s co-founders are Web 3.0 entrepreneur and ’True Ventures’ partner Kevin Rose, and digital illustrator and designer Justin Mezzell.
MoonBirds is currently the top listed NFT collection with an average price of 21.37 ETH per NFT. The pixelated birds have also already obtained the rank of 12th in the top NFT collections of all time.
Even the world’s most successful NFT artist, Beeple, has made a digital art piece featuring MoonBirds.
On the Flipside
Scammers are also eyeing the freshly minted NFT project. A fake verified ‘MoonBirds’ account with over 400,000 followers (none of which are from the NFT space) on Twitter attempted to steal funds and scam followers. Bernie Sanders’ son, Levi, also had his Twitter hacked and the changed the name to ‘MoonBirds.’ The hackers of Sanders’ account tweeted a phishing link for an NFT giveaway.