Laplap AMA 002：NFT avatar evolution history,avatar kernel is also a game?
On December 1st, Laplap was honored to invite CryptoC to share with the community for the first time.
1. Welcome! Can you briefly introduce CryptoC and yourself?
CryptoC is the project planner and publisher of NFT, dedicated to building a better economic relationship between content creators and fans in the Web3.0 era, planning and publishing NFT project Riverman.
I’m BC, the head of overseas operations of cryptoC, and the blogger of the wechat public account “Roaming the Universe refers to north”.
2. As we all know, if the crypto cat started to inspire people’s enthusiasm, then the NFT avatar undoubtedly ignited people’s passion and even made a big splash. Can you introduce the evolution history of the NFT avatar?
Before we talk about evolution, we should talk about why heads and where the word Avatar came from.
So what is an Avatar?
The origin of Avatar, a Hindu concept that literally means “advent,” represents the “incarnation” or “representation” of gods on earth. It is natural that people need an avatar to represent them in the meta-universe. Whether wechat or QQ, Facebook or Twitter, not to mention all users start to find an avatar suitable for them from the first second of launching. Most of them are handsome or funny.
But what doesn’t change is that the avatar is like a face in the real world, representing us as we wander through the community. This is me in the meta-universe, and everyone will only know this me, this Avatar, this NFT Avatar.
The evolution history of NFT is defined as NFT 1.0, NFT 2.0, and NFT 3.0. It does not mean that these three projects are necessarily the best projects, but they are relatively located in the same node of NFT head class.
NFT 1.0 = Cryptopunks released in 2017 (similar to BTC)
NFT 2.0 = BAYC, April 2021 (ETH like)
NFT 3.0 = Loot, August 2021
Cryptopunks, 1.0, two key words consensus driven & carnival mood
All the people who collect CP, at the beginning, all because of love. There was a general feeling that heads with different combinations of features, never before seen in art, were in perfect balance. BTC was the first to establish a “consensus” on avatar.
BAYC 2.0, Community Driven & Boring Emotional Introspection
BAYC is a community of NFT owners who follow each other on Twitter, make subsequent decisions (such as airdrops), and share a private club. The theme also shifted from carnival to boring reflection on real life.
Loot,3.0, Co-drive & Open
The head is gone. It’s eight lines of adventurer gear. Subsequent developments can be created around simple texts by anyone who is willing to participate in the construction, except the owner, so that the project’s upper limit is infinite. The mood is also open and co-operative. .
3. From Cryptopunks to BAYC, what do you think is the logic of going out of the circle? Is the logic the same? Can we reproduce that logic today?
The logic of Cryptopunks & BAYC, as mentioned earlier, is consensus-driven & community-driven, respectively. The logic is not exactly the same, but the same is that these are both the first NFT avatars in history. At present, consensus and community are the most basic requirements to get out of the circle. To get out of the circle, more differences are needed, such as DAO, Game, no copyright and so on.
4. Loot is definitely an outlier in the evolution of NFT heads. What do you think of it?
I like the concept of Loot very much, because this way of ecological construction makes the upper limit of the project unlimited. But on the other hand, if the ecology is not perfect and there is no progress, the Loot will only be 8 lines words, and the Floor will drop from the highest 20ETH to the current 2.5ETH.
However, IN my personal opinion, when buying NFT project, you still need to trust people. What you buy is not the project but the people. I personally believe in DOM god, the founder (a serial successful entrepreneur, although he is visiting mountains and water every day now). In addition, the holders of Loot + Mloot (DOM sub-project, not limited to about 250,000 per year) will probably be the largest holders of NFT (tens of thousands of people at present), in my opinion, the ecology developers are more willing to develop surrounding ecology for Loot.
5. How do you personally view and comment on the evolution and speed of NFT avatar? What do you think NFT will be next?
I think the demand for avatars will reach 100 million in a few years (there are only about 1 million currently available) and even 1 billion views (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook users). But 90% of the projects will go to zero, not even Jpg, because there are so many bad projects.
The next avatar, it can’t just be an avatar. It needs to be usable. Future avatar projects need to be embedded and interlinked with subsequent metasemes. The avatars of the future can look at the convergence of art, games and equity.
6. What do you think the core of an avatar is? Why is the NFT avatar essentially a Game? If the NFT avatar is essentially a Game, how can the NFT avatar become a Gamefi?
The core of NFT avatar is its usability. The most basic usage is social avatar such as Twitter profile. The next step is to add a variety of games. The first avatars game was called Galaxy Fight Club. At the beginning, Floor started at 0.1 and now has 0.7ETH.
It does not mean that the NFT avatar class of the future must be Gamefi, for example, the recent Wolf game, pledge to earn $wool, pledge $wool can produce a second generation. This is essentially the same as Gamefi, but Wolfram demonstrates a very new concept: NFT can have the ability to steal tokens from other players’ wallets through the game. Wolf Game, as the name suggests, is essentially a game, a boundless, ,decentralized pledge game.
Let everything can be combined with FI, which is a major core of the rapid development of blockchain. In my opinion, game and FI in chain games will never be separated.
7. What do you think Wolf Game should do if it wants to break the circle?
I think web3.0 games, or NFT, need a way to break the web2.0 cycle, which is to lower the barriers to entry and give users an extremely simple and enjoyable experience. NFT, web3.0, gamefi are all technical terms that users don’t need to know about. Users just play and make money. Like honor of Kings players of web2.0, they don’t need to know what cloud computing is.
The development of mobile app is a good means to break the circle of Wolf Game (today’s Mobox is a good example).
Breaking the loop is not just a problem for Wolf game, but for all web3.0 applications. How to make identity, wallet, entry, payment, transaction smooth user experience will be the core of the future.
8. For play-to-earn,move-to-earn, how can NFT avatar-to-earn?
The way NFT avatars can currently be earned is probably to pledge.
But what is the value of the money created by the pledge? You can rename NFT, join DAO, Breed (open blind box), and upgrade. In fact, other than participating in DAO and chain games, the other essence is not much different.
The future of the metaverse, game, and NFT are essentially living in a digital space. They will also have corresponding economies, a cycle of production-destruction. So NFT avatars need seamless access to the future metasverse, and to earn can easily do that. Later, NFT flash loan and lease will be the easiest thing in the meta-universe.
9. What do you think about the illiquidity of most NFTS? Will there be a Uniswap versus Defi product for NFT?
The two main problems of NFT are unusable e and illiquidity. The fundamental reason for illiquidity is that it cannot be used. I don’t think flash loans, leases, or even floating pools will be too far away (fragmentation, etc.) after NFT uses are more established. It’s as simple as a mortgage on a house now. It is estimated that it will take another 1–2 years for the NFT liquidity problem to be solved gradually as the metasverse flourishes and then it will not be a problem at all.
10. We’ve noticed that a lot of NFT avatars are spontaneously forming DAOs, what do you think about that? Is this the future of stratification?
I don’t think it is Class divide.
The way I see it, today’s gyms, swimming clubs, equestrian clubs are not for different people, but for people with the same interests. We don’t define these as class divisions, but rather birds of a feather flock together.
If the owner holds the same NFT in the future, it means that the owner has a consensus that the owner agrees with the same NFT project and hopes the future of NFT & the project held is better. When we work together to do things, we are more likely to succeed because we are all of one mind. I think this is a better way for web3.0 to help people find friends.
One last joke: I haven’t met anyone on web2.0 and I don’t know what to say when I do. But since 2021, I have met at least 50 people without feeling embarrassed. As soon as we met, we talked about NFT and Gamefi, just like old friends. Isn’t that what Dao is?
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