Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a unique data unit contained within a digital ledger and cannot be interchanged. They are used as a representation of items that can be reproduced easily like artwork, images, videos, and audio files, among other digital files. NFTs are unique in their own way, using the blockchain technology in building a verified and accessible certificate of ownership.
Happy Hippos are a class of AI-generated NFTs randomly produced via a programmed mechanism and base on based on the Ethereum blockchain.
The Hippos have been developed from more than one million varieties to sample a first generation collection of 8888 Hippos.
About the Hippos
The Hippos are found in Africa where they are Happy and co-exist in Harmony. Nonetheless, as this class of Hippos is fast a threatened species fast going extinct, they await to be adopted by willing individuals.
While the Hippos are generally wonderful to own, they each stand out for their own physical appearance. The best of these Hippos are the ones displaying a more packaged look, such that they have additional qualities such as the presence of a beard, having a hat on, and have worn a costume and a set of glasses.
Every purchase made of a Happy Hippos NFT leads to the platform donating to a wildlife organization in the name of the buyer. The donations are part of efforts to protect the Hippos as they live in their natural habitat. At the same time, the owner of the respective Happy Hippos NFT is awarded a formal adoption certification of an actual Hippo. This brings the concept of types of Hippos.
Types of Hippos
There are five different types of Hippos, depending on the number of distinguishing attributes they display. In this regard, we have:
|Type of Hippo
||Number of attributes
||More than 3
The Happy Hippos project is focused on giving back to the community and making them a part of the system. To this end, the platform maintains openness for on-boarding anyone who wants to be part of the debate. Joining the Happy Hippos ecosystem positions a Hippo owner to stay current and informed about all there is and what is to come. It also positions them to be able to give ideas and input about how the project can be developed.
There are a lot of plans that are still underway for the Happy Hippos. The plans are intended to maintain them in their happy state within their habitat in Harmony. Some of these future plans include integrating the concept of breeding and commissions, just to name a few.
While efforts to make for an ever greater future for the Happy Hippos are in place, the input of users is very much necessary. The input can only be delivered if users are part of the discussions.
Owning a Hippo
Hippos can be accessed by buying them. When buying the Happy Hippos, buyers can use Crypto, PayPal, Credit Card, or Metamask to pay for what they purchase.
Once you buy a Hippo, the Happy Hippo NFT goes directly to the wallet address used in the purchase. After that, the Happy Hippos can be viewed on Infinity8.io. This avenue also provides a space for buying or adopting a Hippo. To do this, one must go through the registration processes on the Infinity8.io so that they have an account.
The first 1,000 individuals to sign up for an account on the above link are set to enjoy pre-sale benefits. This is because they are the only group of people that will be made aware about the date and time when the pre-sale kicks off. As the days approach, the notification will be delivered via email to the 1K account owners, giving them more information on what to do. This is within November.
Featuring among the first 1000 wallet or account owners secures a holder’s position on the whitelist for the pre-sale deals. Alternatively, players can go through the email [email protected] or engage developers through their twitter page.
A Happy Hippo holder enjoys many benefits and privileges. Among the things to enjoy include:
- Access to on-oncoming pre-sales for scheduled projects even before they happen or launch. This is through the Infinity8.io platform.
- Official certificates of adoption of wildlife Hippos that roam in Harmony together in Africa.
The list does not close here. It remains open as discords are still underway to increase the number of privileges to be enjoyed.
Pre-sale involves setting aside a few Happy Hippos to be sold before the actual date. It provides an effective marketing strategy as those who take advantage of such events get to enjoy better prices compared to those who will buy on the actual unveiling. With this in mind, it is worth noting that for pre-sale sales, The Happy Hippos go for 0.06. This is 0.028 less compared to the 0.088 price quote set for the public sale for individual Hippos.
The concern of Infinity8.io gas prices
The concern of abnormal price surges on the Infinity8.io platform as days draw near is valid. As it stands, Happy Hippos NFTs gas prices are the least across the entire table of non-fungible tokens operating on ETH blockchain. These NFTs go for between $3 and $50.
Additionally, no extra fees are charged beyond the gas fees. This makes Happy Hippos a more cost friendly project compared to other industry players.
Happy Hippos is set to be the first collection drop to feature on Infinity8.Io, hence the need to develop a very powerful Happy Hippo community. Key enablers for community engagement include social media platforms such as Twitter. Discord will also be an enabler as it will facilitate discussions and sharing of ideas.
As part of their philanthropic strategies, Happy Hippos developers at Infinuty8 strive to associate with recognized charity foundations. They also provide frequent giveaways to platform users.
Inaugurating the project
Happy Hippos NFTs project is scheduled for unveiling during the early days of November. No specific date or time has been provided yet, a strategy meant to keep the prospective community keen in anticipation. The official launch of the first Happy Hippos drop is certainly historical and will be a grand event.
As Twitter and Discord are the outlet points for any information, and in light of the pre-sale privileges, this is going to be a competition to start 48 hours prior to the public sale. Recipients of the privileges will certainly be the attentive lot.
There is also going to be a mid-drop celebration once the sales hit 25%. At that point, up to 25 Happy Hippos will be distributed to random wallets alongside 0.08888 Ethereum sent to five Happy Hippo holders at random.
At the 50% sales mark, 50 additional Happy Hippos will again be offered at random alongside 0.08888 ETH to 10 other Hippo holders randomly. The same will be done at the 75% mark. Once every Happy Hippo has be sold (100% mark), there will be One Special Happy Hippos giveaway to a single wallet and 0.8888 Ethereum to another single lucky holder.
|Milestone (% Sold)
||25 Happy Hippos to random wallets
||0.08888 ETH to 5 random holders.
||50 Happy Hippos to random wallets
||0.08888 ETH to 10 random holders
||75 Happy Hippos to random wallets
||0.08888 ETH to 10 random holders.
||1 Special Happy Hippos to 1 random wallet
||0.8888 Ethereum to 1 lucky holder.
The Infinity8.io platform is also planning to develop a One Million Dollar Creator Fund in appreciation for the amazing work done developers. The funds will draw from royalties and mint sales and will be channeled towards supporting developers and the projects they work on for the good of their entire community.
Ultimately, there will be an Official Happy Hippos Safari Experience in Africa. This opportunity will be up for grabs, to be won by one Happy Hippo Holder in a competition. Every Happy Hippo Holder will take part in this competition.
Closing the year in style, Infinity8.io is also set to debut with a brief Cartoon & Coloring Book to be given to individual Happy Hippos Holders. The gifts are not for the adult holders, but for their children in the festive season of Christmas. There is also going to be other merchandise to be given out, including Happy Hippos shirts, hats, stickers, and hoodies, among others, and only the watchful will get these giveaways.
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