A comprehensive guide about why Azuki’s BEANZ Official collectibles regularly hit the top spot on OpenSea
The 19,950-piece collection, featuring algorithmically generated small species that sprout from the dirt to become a sidekick of an Azuki, is setting a friendly tone for the year ahead.
But what makes them more in demand than newer collections in the sphere, like Art Blocks Friendship Bracelets?
Opening the Mystery of BEANZ
BEANZ are ERC-721A tokens that showcase the technical expertise of the Azuki development team.
Azuki originally airdropped the BEANZ for free to say thanks to Azuki holders on March 31. Therefore, the assets are not for sale on the official Azuki website and only purchasable on secondary marketplaces, like OpenSea—and not for cheap.
These hand-drawn avatars are a sidekick to each Azuki BEANZ holder. Since launching in March 2022, they have been gaining as much traction as the original Azuki NFTs due to opening up access to holders-only Discord community, merchandise and utilities within Azuki’s metaverse—however, little details about Azuki’s virtual world are yet to surface.
These cute avatar NFTs create from Azuki’s core belief in creating visually striking art that can quickly transform into merchandise—all of which are evident in the clean and precise design of the BEANZ artwork, with sharp edges and quirky facial features.
Following this, they now have a floor price of 1.74 ETH and a total sales volume of 109,559 ETH.
Each BEANZ NFT has 12 unique features (483 in total), including background, clothing, eyes, face, headgear, offhand, shoe, and type. In addition, these digital assets have unique characteristics that give them distinct personalities—some more desirable than others.
Since the original BEANZ – Toshi (red BEAN) and Les (Blue BEAN) – Azuki has been dropping more to the mix: Link the black BEANZ, Tao the lentil, Johny C the coffee bean, Penny the Pinto bean, Ash the purple Bean, Pip the black-eyed pea, ED the Edamame Bean, Friday the Jelly Bean, Sun the gold Bean and Kame, the rare “ghost” bean.
Founders of BEANZ Official
The creator of BEANZ Official is Chiru Labs founder, Zagabond – the creator of the world-renowned Azuki collectibles.
Interestingly, “Zagabond” first began his career in sales and partnerships for Amazon and Google, learning about the corporate world for over two years.
These experiences boosted him to embrace the decentralized world of crypto, as he became part of the founding team for the peer-to-peer trading platform for ERC-20 tokens, 0x, before working on his own project, Azuki, in March 2022.
Luckily, there’s enough significance behind these BEANZ for community and merchandise purposes. Having questionable metaverse utility isn’t stopping these BEANZ from having new homes.
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