At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sports world took a major beating. From the Olympics and Asian Games to European football leagues and the NBA, fans and athletes were shut out of stadiums altogether. In order to stay afloat, sports organizations were forced to pivot from offline to online communities. They had to rethink beyond the event itself and explore how spectators experience it.

Enter the metaverse – where athletes and fans can reunite in a richer and enhanced experience. Sports businesses are increasingly seeing how blockchain technology can be harnessed to boost fan engagement, streamline operations, and produce new revenue models. Riding on such wave, global NFT and GameFi platform TopGoal has decided to forge a partnership with Klaytn. Both sides are set to focus on developing new metaverse projects and use cases for the world’s most popular sport, football.

Think NFT-based tickets, digital collectibles, and gaming dApps. One of the key perks? A growing number of famous football players are already collaborating with TopGoal, from South Korea’s great Park Ji-sung to Italy’s legend Alessandro del Piero. Fans will be able to collect and own cards, build their fantasy squad and virtually play alongside their favorite players on the Klaytn blockchain.

By tokenizing a part of the football industry, TopGoal and Klaytn are offering fans everywhere a whole new way of engaging with hard-to-reach athletes. What’s more, both sides are set to work on innovative Layer 2 solutions to enable NFT cross-chain compatibility. Fans will be able to easily trade their digital assets across various blockchains and exchanges. It will give way to an unparalleled interoperability of sports leagues and fandoms.

Sports fans deserve to be a part of something bigger. In the metaverse, they will no longer simply be present at sporting events but right smack in the middle of them. Holders of sports tokens and other collectibles can become part of an exclusive and close-knit community, gradually breaking down geographical and physical barriers. As such, the collaboration between TopGoal and Klaytn is set to help bring about more exciting social experiences in the next evolution of the sports world.

Find out more on what TopGoal has to offer here.


ABOUT TOPGOAL

TopGoal is a blockchain-based platform where football fans can collect and trade officially licensed NFT collectibles of their favorite players, clubs, and moments. With around 10 years of experience in the market, the company has partnered up with world-famous football athletes as well as clubs and institutions. By using the power of blockchain technology, TopGoal is looking to grow its ecosystem in order to develop more verticals and utilities in the sports industry.

The metaverse is such a huge buzzword in this day and age, but everyone has different ideas about what it means. Is it just gaming and NFTs? Is it an alternative infrastructure on which you can interact with others? Or does the metaverse represent your ability to evolve virtual interactions?

All these discussions are taking place at MetaJam Asia, which has officially kicked off this week! It’s the so-called first Web3 festival held in Asia, featuring more than 100 communities, brands, and venture capitals working to build the metaverse.

We are excited to announce that Klaytn is a presenting sponsor for the three-week-long event. What does this entail? You’ll get to catch our Head of Marketing, Aaron Koh, speaking about his optimism for a Web3 future. He will be among more than 40 key speakers touching on various innovative topics in the industry. There will be opportunities to gain insights into GameFi and NFT models, community growth initiatives, and the blockchain-based creator economy.

You can also hop over to MetaJam’s phygital experiential space and find Klaytn’s arena. That’s where the works of our NFT artists (think the likes of LayLay, Doge Sound Club, and more) will be showcased. Our partners, Karafuru, The Other Side, and WonderPals, will also be there. You may even get the chance to mint some NFTs for your own collection! There will also be interactive games and demonstrations from creators around the world. It’s the perfect offline chance to understand the different aspects and approaches to creating NFTs and other content on the blockchain.

Every aspiring metaverse builder needs a flagship experience to get them started. MetaJam Asia is set to be the perfect breeding ground to explore what it takes to build a whole universe from scratch.

Visit MetaJam’s site to find out more.

Adgorithmics, a Singapore-based company that leverages AI to enable merchants of online platforms to easily create advertising campaigns on social media and achieve measurable outcomes, has announced the launch of MetaGacha, an NFT-based platform for e-commerce incentives and customer loyalty programs on Klaytn.

Through the MetaGacha platform, customers who shop at online marketplaces with participating merchants will receive a MetaGacha NFT for each purchase, which will serve as a membership card that grants access to members-only shops, exclusive discounts, and events. The merchants will also receive NFTs for their sales, which they can use to redeem attractive prizes such as smartphones, game consoles, and laptops.

“Loyalty programs have been existing before and most are only points-based, but here we are making a breakthrough by using Web3 technology and deploying NFT MetaGachas as membership cards, as well as access points to special promotions. MetaGacha NFT utilization can be used by any online and brick-and-mortar store who want to level up their incentive and loyalty program,” said Michael Kim, CEO of Adgorithmics.

To find out more about the MetaGacha project, read their press release here.


About Adgorithmics

Adgorithmics PTE LTD is a Singapore based company that leverages algorithms and Web3 technology to enable merchants to easily create online stores and easily access features like NFT customer loyalty program, social media marketing, sales agent network, integrated payments, warehousing, and shipping. Adgorithmics is backed by investors including Mistletoe Singapore and East Ventures.Share

We had the pleasure of hosting the team from Klapes for an informative AMA session where they answered the community’s questions about the Klapes project’s current and future activities. Listen to the AMA session below or read on for our recap!

Note: Some of the text have been edited for grammar and clarity.

Date & Time: Mar 16th at 6pm SGT / 7pm KST
Platform: Twitter Spaces
Speakers: 
Turner (COO), Garthos (Game Director), Judi (Project Manager), and Bex (Project Manager) from Klapes
Host: Sofy, Community Manager at Klaytn Foundation


Introduction

Sofy: A very good evening to everyone and Happy Wednesday! Welcome once again to another AMA session with us. I am Sofy, community manager for Klaytn and I will be your host for today’s session. Thank you so much everyone for taking time to be here. Especially the Klapes team. As they are located in a different timezone from most of us.

Today’s session will be divided into 2 parts. We will begin with an introduction from the Klapes team, followed by questions from the community that we have compiled. Feel free to drop your questions for the awesome Klapes team in Klape’s Discord.

Please introduce yourselves to the community, and I am sure those who are new would love to know more about Klapes.

Judi: Hi, Sofy! Thank you for having us and hosting this AMA — we really appreciate it. Today, from the Klapes team, we have: Turner — our COO. Garthos — our Game Designer. Bex — one of our project managers and me, the other project manager! We’ve been looking forward to answering some questions from the community and talking about Klapes Klubhouse and some future plans for the Klapes project and MMJP.

For those who are new, Klapes is an NFT project built on the Klaytn blockchain. The project was launched in December of last year and did very well during the original mint, selling out in less than 20 seconds. Afterwards, we became the first verified Klaytn collection on OpenSea. In January, we developed our second collection, Baby Klapes, giving holders one Baby Klape for each Klape they owned. Since then, we have been developing the Klapes DeFi game, Klapes Klubhouse, which we will be releasing Part 1 of on Friday!

The whitepaper is currently published on the Klapes website, but for those of you who haven’t had the chance to read through it yet, we will give you a quick run through.

Klapes Klubhouse is a DeFi staking game that allows holders of Klapes and Baby Klapes to stake their NFTs and earn rewards. By staking NFTs in Klubhouse holders can generate $KOCO and, in Part 2, holders can use that $KOCO to send their Baby Klapes treasure hunting in the Ruins of Gutan to find new and unique NFTs.

Questions

Q1
Sofy: What was the inspiration behind Klapes Klubhouse and what made you guys decide to create a DeFi staking game?

Garthos: We actually had several game concepts that we had come up with and one of those was based around Klubhouses that could potentially be bought and sold and have social rooms that could be built by the owners. However that initial design would have required a much longer development effort to implement and we felt had a higher risk of failure. There was just something that we all liked about the social interaction of the first Klubhouse design that we wanted to retain but also wanted to put more focus on the staking mechanics and coin generation for holders. The Klompster made the perfect “villain” for this concept which brought an element or risk vs reward that just felt right.

Q2
Sofy: Some blockchain gaming platforms need a deposit in order to play their games. So, does Klubhouse require a deposit in order to play it? If so, what is the minimum or initial deposit amount required?

Bex: There is no deposit required to participate in the Klubhouse. The only cost will be the gas fees for staking and unstaking the klapes and baby klapes that is very minimal.

Q3
Sofy: Klubhouse is a staking game. Is it also a play-to-earn game?

Turner: I would say yes. While there is a staking mechanic, your participation is what will allow you to earn $KOCO.

Q4
Sofy: Could you please describe $KOCO’s tokenomics?

Garthos: Klubhouses are the main faucette for earning $KOCO. Part 2 of the Klubhouse Game will be one of the major token spends as players will spend it to earn new monthly exclusive NFTs. That being said, we do have some other uses in mind that we will be sharing in the near future but we are not able to discuss just yet, but SOON!

Q5
Sofy: What is your marketing strategy that will help expand Klubhouse’s community and make Klubhouse popular?

Judi: A majority of our current marketing strategy has been put together by IndigoChild. It started with our partnership announcement and listings on Hashnet. We have also had banner ads on Coinness. There have been articles, and will be more articles, on sites like Coinreaders, Coinness, Bitman, Cobak and more. We also have PR planned for some of Korea’s largest KOL Telegram channels and another AMA that will be hosted by IndigoChild on Friday — right before the launch of Klapes Klubhouse.

Q6
Sofy: Could you please share with us Klapes’s long term goals?

Bex: Our long term goals with Klapes is to release Klapes Klubhouse and build up hype and demand for the project, re-launch Baby Klapes, and then expand and build upon the Klapes Universe hand-in-hand with the DAO’s decisions.

Q7
Sofy: How are the NFTs going to be like for Klubhouse? Is it just going to be Baby Klapes only or will there be new types of NFTs like weapons, new versions of Klapes?

Turner: Some of this is TBD and will likely be available for the DAO to help decide. The NFTs that are earned in Part 2 are not currently planned to have utility. If that were something the DAO would like to see, that would most likely be in a later Phase.

Q8
Sofy: Do you have a token burning plan to increase token value and attract more investors to invest?

Judi: At this point, we do not currently have any plans to burn tokens, specifically Baby Klapes. When Baby Klapes minting opens in the future, of course, the hope is that all of the Babies will quickly find homes. We may have to reassess in the future depending on the NFT market, initial sales of Baby Klapes, and some other factors that will need to be taken into consideration. We also want to keep in mind that there are some really great 1 of 1s still left in the collection!

Q9
Sofy: Asides from Klubhouse, are there any plans for more DeFi games in future?

Garthos: Yes, we have another game, Next Horizon, in the works that we have already shared a few details on.

Q10
Sofy: Is it possible to receive Klay with DeFi staking interest on Next Horizon DeFi?

Turner: We aim to have some Next Horizon resources listed on a Korean exchange (or DEX) so they can be exchanged for KLAY. Further details will be made public as development for Next Horizon continues.

Q11
Sofy: What’s going on with the Klapes global public relations plan?

Judi: We partnered with IndigoChild to support our marketing campaign for both Klapes Klubhouse and Baby Klapes, you may have already seen partnership announcements from them on social media! You will see more from them in the coming days and weeks.

Q12
Sofy: As the holders’ royalties are so minimal, I suggest Klapes to deliver more benefits to the public rather than just holders.

Bex: We aim to provide benefits to our holders as a priority. In order to play Klapes Klubhouse you need to be a Holder. On top of that, benefits for future projects also require you to be a Holder. We believe that people will see the benefits of holding with the release of Klubhouses and into our future, and that will be something the public will want to be a part of.

Q13
Sofy: Moderators are needed. Many components, such as responding queries, are too slow in comparison to comparable projects. Other projects require 1–2 weeks to get alerts or answers that are sent out in a single day. Is it possible that the lag is due to a process that requires Klaytn’s approval?

Judi: We do currently have a handful of moderators. We appreciate that it can take some time to respond to inquiries. Klaytn does not have an approval process over Klapes announcements. We provide updates frequently, the speed of which is dictated by what we have to share. We do not want to ping channels just to appear busy — we want to provide content that is worthy to the community.

Q14
Sofy: How long does it take from Klubhouse to Next Horizon DeFi?

Turner: We aim to have Phase 1 of Next Horizon available in Q2 of this year. After the launch of Phase 1 of Klubhouses, and prior to Phase 1 of Next Horizon, we will be working on Phase 2 (Treasure Hunting) for Klubhouses.

Q15
Sofy: Is there a difference in the mining amount of Klapes and Baby Klapes in Klubhouse?

Garthos: Only Baby Klapes can generate $KOCO in the harvesting Phase for the Klubhouse. The generated $Koco is distributed equally to all Klapes and Baby Klapes staked in that Klubhouse at the completion of the Harvesting Phase. Further explanation can be found in our whitepaper.

Q16
Sofy: What exactly can I do with the tokens mined by Klubhouse?

Bex: The tokens acquired through Phase 1 of Klubhouses can be spent in Phase 2 in order to go Treasure Hunting! We also have some other burn mechanisms in mind which we hope to share with you in the not too distant future.

Q17
Sofy: When will Discord holder verification and the translation bot be available? We want a definite date.

Judi: We have been informed that Klaytn is currently working with devs to create a holder verification bot. Once that is developed we will certainly look into it and implement it into our Discord. The translation bot is currently in testing, we are looking into the output it creates specifically, as it is not as reliable as Google Translate in its current form. It is something we will spend more time on once we have work completed on Klubhouses.

Q18
Sofy: Do you have any intention of showing partnerships with investors on the Klapes website? Most Korean NFT projects demonstrate this.

Bex: This is a great idea. We will discuss this with the engineering team to add a section that highlights Klapes partnerships and collaboration that Klapes is part of.

Q19
Sofy: Why do you decide to do a DAO which eventually leads to paying the gas fee anyway? One option would be just creating a discord holder authentication bot and do like DAO instead because it seems okay now but will be risky when the gas fee goes up.

Turner: This was mentioned previously in the Klapes discord, but there may have been some people that missed the announcement or are new members to the community. The Klapes team was made aware that Klaytn is currently working with a team to develop a verification system. We are currently not aware of a Discord bot that is able to take weighted votes into account. Once that system is established we would be interested in looking into implementing weighted DAO voting within the discord. Until weighted voting is possible with a discord bot, we plan to continue holding official DAO votes on the Klapes website.

Many thanks to the talented team from Klapes for taking time out of their busy schedules for our AMA! To find out more about Klaytn and join our growing global community, please follow these links below:

Website | Twitter | Discord | Telegram

You’ve probably heard of what NFTs are, and might be wondering how you can make some of your own. Whether you want to showcase your artistic prowess, have your chance at making a fortune, or simply immortalize a meaningful souvenir on the blockchain, I am about to show you how to create (or ‘mint’ in NFT lingo) your NFTs. And good news — it’s not complicated! Just like how you don’t need to know how to bake bread to make a sandwich, creating an NFT can also be simple and hassle-free.

In less than five minutes, you can mint your own NFTs on Krafterspace with nearly zero knowledge of blockchain technology. Krafterspace is an NFT minting platform that runs on top of Klaytn — a fast and reliable public blockchain platform developed by South Korean tech giant Kakao. It has a user-friendly interface for you to mint, showcase, and exchange your NFTs in an easy, breezy way. Plus, Krafterspace lets you mint up to 10 NFTs and 3 collections daily, free of charge!

Here’s the step-by-step guide on how to mint NFTs on Krafterspace.

Minting your NFT

Step 1: Get Kaikas

First and foremost, you need to get Kaikas — a Chrome extension wallet based on the Klaytn network. It will be used to sign in and make signatures for the NFT transactions on Krafterspace. Once you have it installed, you should be able to see it in “Extensions” at the top right of your browser.

Proceed to create your account, store your seed phrase and have your wallet unlocked.

Step 2: Sign up for Krafterspace

If you haven’t signed up for Krafterspace, click “Register” on the front page. You are already connected to Kaikas, so your wallet address is automatically filled out for you. Choose your preferred nickname, enter your email address, give your signature and go through the verification process.

Step 3: Sign in

Now log in to Krafterspace, where you will be prompted to sign in using Kaikas.

Step 4: Create your NFT

Once signed in, you can start creating NFTs. The process is very straightforward thanks to the friendly user interface. Right on the front page, you will see the “Create NFT” button. Just click on it, and you are all set to actually mint your NFT!

First, you’ll need to upload the image or video file of your NFT. Just remember that both images and videos have to be at least 600 pixels in width and height.

You can then set the background color, choose a name for your NFT, and add a description that best showcases your piece.

mortified_dude, my personal masterpiece

Step 5: Set Properties, Levels, and Stats

Using properties, levels, and stats, you can give special traits for your NFTs. With Properties, you can set random properties like gender, hair color and so on. It will be displayed as a rectangle. Levels and stats also display properties as a progress bar and as numbers, respectively. This feature will be more useful if you have a generative NFT art project or game items. They will appear under your NFT.

Once you are done filling in your NFT traits, click “Create NFT” to mint your NFT.

That’s it, you’ve just made your first NFT! After you have minted your NFT, you can look at it under the “My NFTs” menu.

Creating a Collection

You can also create your own NFT collection, if you plan to create works of art with a central theme. If you don’t want a collection, the NFTs you create will be displayed under the KRAFTERSPACE collection.

To do this, return to the front page and click on the “Create a Collection” button.

Here’s where you will need to upload a fancy logo and banner that will make your collection stand out, followed by a name and description for your project.

For the contract type, you can choose between KIP-17 and KIP-37. What’s the difference? KIP-17 is just a straight-up NFT: a single, unique piece of art. On the other hand, KIP-37 allows you to mint multiple numbers of an NFT. However, in terms of UI (user interface), there is no difference.

Once you’ve filled in all the necessary details for your collection, click on “Create” to create your Collection.

After your collection is created, it will appear in the dropdown menu under Collection.

Selling your NFTs

Step 1: Connect your Kaikas wallet to OpenSea

The best place to sell your NFT masterpiece is on OpenSea, the world’s biggest NFT marketplace. In order to do so, connect your Kaikas wallet that you minted the NFT with to OpenSea. This is done by clicking on the wallet icon on the top right corner, followed by “Show more options”, then selecting Kaikas.

And voila! There you have it. The mortified_dude piece is now on OpenSea.

Step 2: Put it up for sale

Now if you want to sell your NFT, you have to go through the steps below. It costs a little transaction fee, but hey, it could be a worthwhile investment, right?

Select the NFT you want to sell, and click “Sell”.

Enter the details of the sale, like the price and duration. and then click “Complete listing”.

Then you will be prompted to take some steps that are required to complete your listing. First, unlock selling functionality. It does cost a little transaction fee, but not too much. This only needs to be done once.

So that you may rest assured, look at how much the transaction costs.

And then proceed to unlock currency, which also requires a transaction fee. This also needs to be done just once.

And then one final signature is required.

There you have it — with Krafterspace and OpenSea, anyone can mint and sell NFTs with just a few clicks. Stay tuned for our next article where we are going to take it to the next level: showing you how to code your NFT from scratch!

Public blockchain platform Klaytn is banking on the pink crypto economy as part of its global expansion plans. Together with its strategic partner, Asian NFT marketplace EAST NFT, the initiative will begin by minting non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from popular Y Series television shows, and eventually extend to other NFT use cases within the global art, music, and entertainment space.

EAST NFT is a joint venture between two prominent Thai conglomerates–Fico Corporation and Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA). Leveraging its connections with Thai-based Y Series content production houses, EAST NFT will first tokenize media content from popular TV show TharnType (Seasons 1 and 2). These include video clips of popular scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and pictures, and potentially private collections from the actors of the show, Mew Suppasit and Gulf Kanawut.

The NFTs will be minted on Klaytn, a blockchain platform developed by internet giant Kakao Corp. Since its launch in 2019, Klaytn has secured success domestically in South Korea and is now expanding globally from its international base in Singapore. Its mandate is to be the blockchain of choice for gaming and metaverse businesses by 2022.

“We see the pink economy as a huge untapped market that is ready for the metaverse. With EAST NFT, we expect to leverage the global demand for LGBTQ content to bring the community onboard to the internet of the future,” says David Shin, head of global adoption at Klaytn Foundation.

“We bring unique, captivating content to the world of NFTs and relevance to the global audience. With Klaytn as our strategic partner, we are confident that this will be a first of many great collaborations to come”, says Chalermchai Mahagitsiri, Chairman of EAST NFT.

“Ultimately content is king and the LGBTQ content is ripe for the metaverse. With their world-renowned stars and their strong fanbase, the NFT collections are sure to resonate with this global community”, adds Sithi Srichawla, CEO of EAST NFT.

About Klaytn

Klaytn is a public blockchain focused on the metaverse, gamefi, and the creator economy. Officially launched in June 2019, it is the dominant blockchain platform in South Korea and is now undergoing global business expansion from its international base in Singapore.

These business expansion activities are supported by the US$500m Klaytn Growth Fund, which aims to grow the ecosystem of companies built on Klaytn. The fund is managed and disbursed by Klaytn Foundation, a Singapore-based non-profit organization established in August 2021.

About EAST NFT

EAST NFT is an Asian NFT marketplace for the best curated content from Thailand, Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Australia and more. The platform provides seamless buying experience, content engagement, and great collections spanning art, music, sports, entertainment, collectibles, and memorabilia.


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We had the pleasure of hosting the ape-mazing Klapes team for a fun-filled AMA session where we got to know more about them and their exciting Klapes NFT project. Many questions were asked, answers were given, and laughs were had. Listen to the AMA session below or read on for our recap!

Note: Some of the text may have been edited for grammar and clarity.

Date & Time: December 9 at 9pm PST / December 10 at 2pm KST
Speakers: Boogy, Bex, Judi and Garthos from Klapes
Host: Sofy from Klaytn Foundation

Introduction

Sofy: Today, we have our very first AMA guests, making their mark on our Discord stage with their presence. It is indeed an honour to have the Klapes team with us today! We will break the ice with a round of introductions starting with the leader of the pack.

Justin, could you please share more about yourself and the story behind Darthboogy?

Boogy: Oh, goodness. Hi, I’m Justin, everyone calls me Boogy. So, I really like Star Wars. Most of my tattoos are Star Wars. And when I was younger, I did a little bit of breakdancing and my nickname was J Boogy, so it was like a nerdier transition to Darthboogy. That’s how I got it. And the dark side has cookies. They do.

I kinda gathered everybody, and we had a really good idea. I’m everybody’s biggest fan here, so I don’t know who left me in charge but we have a lot of fun here. It’s a good time at Marshmallow Jetpack and with the Klapes team. Most of our success will be because of the people that follow.

Sofy: Thank you Boogy for the intro. Next up, we have Garthos.

Garthos: Thank you, Sofy. I am the Game Director and resident dad joke aficionado at Marshmallow Jetpack. I have been in the gaming industry for over 15 years and have thoroughly enjoyed bridging the gap between NFTs and Gaming. It has been a pleasure working on this project and I look forward to seeing what kind of monkey business we can get into as the community grows.

Sofy: Thank you Garthos. Next up, we have the only rose among the thorns. Welcome on stage, Bex!

Bex: Thank you, Sofy! Hi everyone, I’m Bex. I’m a Project Manager at Marshmallow Jetpack and am having a lot of fun getting to know the Klapes community. Thank you so much for having us here today.

Sofy: Likewise, Bex. Next up, we have Judi. Fun fact: I actually thought Judi was a lady until we had an online meeting. Judi, the stage is yours!

Judi: Thanks, Sofy! I get that a lot because of my name. It actually started as a character name when I played World of Warcraft. I had a character that I named after Judi Dench, the actress, and the name sort of stuck. Thank you for hosting the AMA for the Klapes community and we’re glad to be able to answer some questions.

Questions

Q1
Sofy: Would any of you care to tell us a little bit more about Klapes and the inspiration behind it?

Boogy: We wanted to do a project on Klaytn, and apes are very hot in crypto so we came up with Klapes. That’s pretty much how it came about — it makes sense!

Q2
Sofy: How many members are there on the Klapes team?

Boogy: There are 10 active development team members working on Klapes, but there are a host of additional members from Marshmallow Jetpack and Klaytn supporting the project. As you mentioned, a majority of us are from North America and we have one member from the UK.

Q3
Sofy: What is the reason behind the team’s preference for the Klaytn chain over the Ethereum chain?

Boogy: We strongly believe in Klaytn as a blockchain, but are aware it isn’t as prevalent in the West. We decided to mint on Klaytn to bring it more attention from people on this side of the world.

Q4
Sofy: What is the concept behind the collection? Why the hanging apes?

Bex: The Klapes were conceptualized by our artist, Andrew Dorland. He wanted to create a friendly, expressive character and was inspired by Curious George and the children’s game “Barrel of Monkeys”.

Q5
Sofy: Will there be any P2E feature or utility for Klapes?

Garthos: Yes — the primary utility will be access to the DAO. We strongly want community involvement on the direction of the project so there’s a strong chance for further utility if the community decides so.

Q6
Sofy: How do people check if they’re on the presale list?

Judi: We will be releasing a list of wallets that have access to the presale a couple of days ahead of the presale itself. Additionally, leading up to the presale we will have an opportunity for a handful of community members to be added to the presale registration list.

Q7
Sofy: If presale will be guaranteed, should we mint it via FCFS?

Judi: Each sale window will be first come, first serve for those minting in both the pre-sale and public sale.

Q8
Sofy: Has the team considered the barrier of entry challenge to this going to the moon which generally has involved cross-border enthusiasts, or is the focus more on the Korean/Asian/European markets?

Boogy: We don’t see this as a barrier, but rather an advantage for us, because as the first NFT project supported by the Klaytn Foundation we believe we’re in a strong position to bridge the Eastern and Western markets on the Klaytn blockchain.

Q9
Sofy: Can you share more about the roadmap for Klapes and plans for its future?

Judi: We have some things lined up that are listed on our website, but the biggest and most exciting thing we can mention is a Klapes DAO. Once the Klapes collection is sold, we plan to establish a Klape DAO. With the DAO, the community will be able to give feedback regarding the future of Klapes.

Some possibilities that the DAO could have a voice in helping to decide are: will a coin be created, is there going to be a mining aspect, are there going to be games or a metaverse, etc.

We are led to believe, just from the presale registration alone, that the Klapes project will be sold out very quickly. We’re just focusing on releasing the DAO and bringing the community in on future decisions.

Since we are the first NFT project supported by the Klaytn Foundation, we really want to foster the Klaytn community, which is why the DAO is so important to us and our roadmap.

Q10
Sofy: Is there a list of rare attributes for the Klapes?

Garthos: There are 4 tiers of rarity for most of the traits, with the exception of eye color and expression. We do have ten 1/1s available in the main collection, and there is also a separate 1/1 Honorable Klapes collection that’s not part of the initial 5,000 that will be minted. After the minting goes live a rarity chart will be released.

Q11
Sofy: What does it mean to be the first NFT project to partner with Klaytn? Who might be your biggest competitor right now, and what are the unique features of Klapes that will allow it to stand out?

Bex: We don’t want to consider other projects in the space as competitors, but rather as collaborators as we want to foster Klaytn’s NFT growth.

One of the advantages is that we are the first NFT project backed by the Klaytn Foundation, which helps us in spearheading the NFT ecosystem on the Klaytn blockchain. One of the things that we really feel is important to that is the artwork, so huge props to our artist Andrew Dorland!

Q12
Sofy: You’ve released a few sneak peeks in the Klapes Discord. What are some of your favourite Klapes traits that you’re excited to see?

Klapes: The Lord of the Ring ones, the one with the Boba cup, the one with the onesie. And if you’re a cat fan, there is another trait that’s going to be a favorite. There’s also one with a Klaytn medallion, and one that’s Planet of the Apes with the Statue of Liberty — the Planet of the Klapes.

Some of my favorite things about the project were the backgrounds. I really enjoyed kind of seeing those develop and how they look in conjunction with the accessories on the Klapes. A lot of the backgrounds remind me of the end credits of The Mandalorian, where they paint out some of the scenes from the episodes.

Q13
Sofy: With the holidays coming up, do any of you have any exciting plans or travel coming up?

Bex: I’m originally from the East Coast. I live on the West Coast now, so I’ll be travelling all the way across the country to Maine for the holidays, hoping for a white Christmas.

Garthos: I’m doing the opposite, I’m having all of my family come up here to Southern California for the holidays.

Boogy: Hi Garthos, I’ll be in Delaware!

Sofy: So there you have it, our community members’ list of questions. And now we’ll move on to the live Q&A.

Live Q&A

Q1
Sofy: What is the main strength of Klapes compared to other projects?

Boogy: I think one of the biggest strengths is going to be our DAO, which is going to be our community.

Bex: Also, I think our art is amazing!

Garthos: One of the things that we really pride ourselves on is the communities that we have and how we develop those and the people that have joined our community have really been spectacular and we want to keep that growing and fostering that.

Bex: Communities are what make the projects.

Q2
Sofy: Are there any plans for the Klapes NFTs to be used in a game?

Garthos: That’s one of the things that we’ll use the DAO to decide. We’re going to let you as a community help make some of those decisions about what we do next.

Boogy: We really want to empower the community.

Bex: That’s what’s so exciting about a DAO — the community gets to decide what happens.

Boogy: It’s like the spirit of crypto. We all rise together, we’re all going to make it. And the perfect way to represent that is a DAO.

Q3
Sofy: If the Klapes NFTs are not sold out at launch, do you have any plans to burn it or keep them available?

Judi: We would probably keep it open, at least for a while, just in hopes of bringing more community members to the DAO. Anybody who wants to have their voice heard and contribute to the future of Klapes are welcome to be part of it.

Boogy: But the pre-sale slots filled up pretty quick and a majority of the people want three, and then there was another question asking if people would want to mint more in the public sale, and over 90% said yes. I don’t anticipate these Klapes lasting very long.

Garthos: If something like that happened, we would talk with the community. It’s not something we’re just going to make a decision on our own, but every indication we’ve seen so far has been that we expect these to go pretty fast.

Q4
Sofy: What’s the Westerners and Korean holders ratio?

Garthos: It’s going to kind of be really, really hard to speculate. But I’m going to guess 40% Western, 60% Korean.

Judi: What we’re trying to do is to bring more Western users onto the Klaytn blockchain.

Bex: I do have a lot of friends whose first NFT is going to be a Klape, which I think is going to be exciting.


Many thanks to the Klapes team for being such awesome guests and the community for your questions! To find out more about the Klapes NFT project, you can visit their website or catch them on DiscordKakaoTalk, and Twitter.

NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) have become a major trend in recent years, starting with the sale of Beeple’s NFT artwork, “Everydays: 5000 Days”. This digital piece captured everyone’s attention for its unique approach to art, making it a statement artwork that resulted in a fabulous sale of over $69 Million dollars.

As many of you already know, Ground X has launched KrafterSpace which is a service that allows anyone to easily and quickly mint NFTs on the Klaytn blockchain. When you upload an image or a video-based file, it is immediately issued as a KIP-17- the token standard for Klaytn-based non-fungible tokens.

NFTs Have an Edge Over Older Technologies

Following these major events, NFTs are still at the center of attention for their capacity to facilitate ownership to everyone. With NFTs, people can acquire original artworks and even contribute to the creative process either partially or entirely by creating the NFTs themselves. Unlike regular digital art, NFTs allow the users to check the provenance of the artworks they own at any time by tracing the unique NFT code. This method grants protection to digital artworks, which is a great step from the traditional World Wide Web technology where digital artworks could be stolen and used by virtually anyone.

But that’s not everything. NFTs are expanding in use cases, far beyond their initial use for digital art. Tether’s co-founder William Quigley has predicted that NFTs will become a necessity within 10 years, according to Bloomberg News.

In this regard, he said that every product which is not edible will have a “twin” in the digital space in the next 10 years, the twin being in the form of NFTs.

What Does Klaytn Have in Store For You?

In July, Klaytn launched its own NFT artwork platform — Klip Drops.

A Digital Artwork Curation Gallery & Sales Platform

Klipdrops is a service that curates and sells limited edition digital art within Klip. Klipdrops also provides legal and technical protection to collector’s rights on their limited edition digital artworks.

In the future, Klipdrops will support secondary trading of limited edition digital art on the marketplace. Collectors who acquire digital art from Klipdrops will enjoy a variety of benefits and new experiences.

Klipdrops is now here, presenting a unique form of digital art by MrMisang, Kuk Won Woo, Jung Woo Ha, and many other extraordinary artists.

24 FUTURE COLLECTIVE is a one-of-a-kind, limited, collection of NFTs from 24 cutting-edge artists, that is blurring the lines between art and technology. You can explore great digital art pieces making use of Klaytn’s NFT technology.

Klipdrops is currently only available to Korean users, but the Klipdrops team mentioned that they aim to expand their reach much more in the future.

In conclusion, NFTs are here to stay, as the market is in its early years, and Klaytn will continue to be an integral part of this journey.

You can find more information about KlipDrops here: klipdrops.com

In this article, we will show you some different ways to mint NFTs on Klaytn.

Klaytn?

Before we begin, you may be wondering what Klaytn is. Klaytn is a blockchain platform developed by GroundX, a Kakao subsidiary. Please refer to klaytn.foundationPosition PaperKlaytn Docs for more information.

NFT?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. It was born out of Ethereum’s ERC-721 standard, where each token is given a unique value. You can think of it as a tokenized trading card of celebrities or athletes, or a Pokémon. Klaytn’s NFTs follow the KIP-17 standard. For more details on KIP-17, please refer to the link.

Deploying NFT Contracts? Sending Tokens?

Let us take a quick look at the technical background regarding NFTs. In order to mint NFTs, you need to have deployed a smart contract on Klaytn in advance. You can think of an NFT smart contract as a repository for storing NFTs. Once you have created a repository, you can keep on minting new NFTs into it. Here is a brief summary of the terms:

Hopefully by now you get the gist of what Klaytn and NFT are about. In this post, we will be focusing on how to deploy and mint them on the Klaytn blockchain, instead of dealing with NFTs per se. Please refer to other resources if you want to delve deeper into NFTs.

1. Deploying NFT Contracts with Truffle

You can learn how to deploy an NFT contract using Truffle here. Of the ways introduced here, this is probably the most complicated and difficult one, but it is recommended if you want to have more control over the contracts. It also allows you to modify the contract code.

2. Deploying NFT Contracts using caver

If you don’t think you will be modifying your contract, there are easier alternatives. Klaytn’s SDK caver-js and caver-java provide the caver.kct package, which helps you deploy KIP-17 contracts with ease. To learn how to deploy KIP-17 contracts using Klaytn’s SDK with sample codes, click here for caver-js, and here for caver-java.

3. Deploying NFT Contracts using KAS

KAS (Klaytn API Service) supports APIs for conveniently deploying KIP-17 contracts. Please refer to KAS Docs for more details.

4. Deploying NFT Contracts using Klip Partners

Klip features a functionality for minting and transferring NFTs using Klip Partners. It allows you to create NFTs that can be easily displayed on Klip. But you need to sign a separate contract with Klip Partners in order to use the service. And please note that Klip can only verify Korean citizens at the moment. If you are a business interested in using the service in Korea, please contact [email protected] For more information on Klip Partners, please refer to Klip API Docs.

5. Deploying NFT on KrafterSpace

GroundX launched KrafterSpace, a Klaytn-based NFT minting platform where anyone can conveniently create their own NFTs. Minting NFTs on Klaytn using the browser extension wallet Kaikas requires no prior knowledge of blockchain or programming. You can also sell and buy the created NFTs on OpenSea.

6. Deploying NFT Contracts with Klip/Kaikas

So far we have introduced several ways to deploy NFTs, but putting it into action may be easier said than done. To assist you in this, we have provided examples that demonstrate how to mint, view and send NFTs using KAS and Klip/Kaikas in the Github repositories below, so feel free to try it out yourselves!

https://github.com/klaytn/klaytn-nft-minter-backend
https://github.com/klaytn/klaytn-nft-minter-frontend

KrafterSpace was launched last week, invigorating the NFT space, receiving overwhelming interest from both first-time and experienced creators.

KrafterSpace, launched by Ground X, a governance council member at Klaytn, is a service that allows anyone to easily and quickly mint NFTs on Klaytn. When you upload an image or a video-based file, it is immediately issued as a KIP-17, a Klaytn-based non-fungible token. During its initial beta service period, NFTs can be issued without having to require creators to pay gas fees — a network fee that is normally requested when minting KIP-17 NFT’s. KrafterSpace was created from the ground-up for all users, featuring an easy to use UX/UI, allowing people with no in-depth knowledge of crypto to get involved and start creating. Additionally, your creations may get the chance to shine as they are displayed on the KrafterSpace main page when minted.

Dharma Communa (Roma Soida) — KRAFTERSPACE | OpenSea

The creation above is just one example of the NFT art that is being minted on KrafterSpace. Minted by Roma Soida, one of the artists from BullishArt, an NFT collection project — the piece is described as follows; “The dawn of Buddhism is due to the loss of the quality of life and the acquisition of a new quality of death: the materialization of enlightenment, free from physical consciousness. This process is that of perfection, the realization of wisdom, bliss, emancipation, liberation, holiness, and emancipation from all (Vitakka) entities.”

Like Roma, one of the artists at BullishArt, you too can explore your creativity by joining in the Klaytn NFT eco-system — minting creations on KrafterSpace then offering your piece to collectors around the world via OpenSea’s Klaytn marketplace.

Francesco Morello, the CEO of BullishArt describes his experience of using KrafterSpace as follows:

“As an investor of Klaytn and CEO of BullishArt, I was waiting for the launch of a tool that could give a boost to Klaytn usability to unleash its speed and convenience in the market of NFT.

KrafterSpace is exactly what was needed, easy to use, zero fees, finally Klaytn is playing with the other blockchains in the arena of art.

BullishArt looks to become a reference in Klaytn for fine art.”

For a step by step guide on how to mint your own creations please visit the following links:

KrafterSpace User Guide: https://medium.com/klaytn/krafterspace-user-guide-e1c660997ff6

Klaytn OpenSea Market User Guide: https://medium.com/klaytn/klaytn-opensea-user-guide-629caf06d69f

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About Klaytn

Klaytn is a public blockchain focused on the metaverse, gamefi, and the creator economy. Officially launched in June 2019, it is the dominant blockchain platform in South Korea and is now undergoing global business expansion from its international base in Singapore.

These business expansion activities are supported by the Klaytn Growth Fund, which aims to grow the ecosystem of companies built on Klaytn. The fund is managed and disbursed by Klaytn Foundation, a Singapore-based non-profit organization established in August 2021.