“Slow is smooth, smooth is fast”
“Slower than anyone wants, faster than anyone believes is possible”
Just two of the many through provoking quotes you will hear coming out of the Wolf Pup NFT powered Wolf Den. Wolf Pups are an exclusive collection of 5,000 unique Wolf Pups. As a Wolf Pup holder you get access to a private community, private events and the pride of displaying your Wolf Pup NFT as your profile picture on your favorite social media platform.
That is all fairly standard in the NFT space and amongst the Web 3 community. As the founder of the Wolf Den states:
“Only innovate where you differentiate. There is no need to change what works, the distinction is in the details that are unique to each person or project”
Anyone paying attention would agree: the individuals around the web rocking a Wolf Pup PFP are… different.
Wolf Pups are NFT’s, digital collectibles that are transferred, stored and secured on the blockchain. Wolf Pups are hosted on the Ethereum blockchain, up to this point all of the purchases and transactions have been done in Ethereum as the currency. The Wolf Den plans to change that, which we will explore later.
Each Wolf Pup has a unique blend of over 160 possible traits including background color, fur color, sword type shield type, eye color and tail color. While they have rarities that are programmed in, the Wolf Den is also changing how NFTs can be valued; another thing for later.
Each trait was carefully chosen by the creators to represent a reflection of the human condition. The Wolf Pup holders that pay very close attention have been posting publicly and in the private communities how much they have learned about themselves and how to interface with others effectively just by being part of the community.
As of today, 4,046 of the 5,000 Wolf Pups have been minted. When you ask the community members why they don’t push harder to get the rest minted the answer is a version of “slow is smooth, smooth is fast”. The community is far more interested in developing a strong culture that people want to not only be a part of but actively contribute to, than they are in traditional NFT metrics. The byproduct?
Only .6% of the minted wolf pups are listed on the marketplace. Wolf Pup holders don’t want to let go go their Wolf Pups. They’re busy registering them, naming them and creating stories for them, stories that the community is gravitating towards and paying attention to.
The idea is that, although each NFT has a programmatically and randomly designated rarity, holders can turn their specific Wolf Pup into a “niche celebrity” – the more someone identifies with, follows or learns form a Wolf Pup the more they value the IP, regardless of the randomly assigned programmed traits. The Wolf Pups are “born” with an objective value, but through their contribution and leaning into their uniqueness they can rise above and become more valuable to the community.
Understanding this, Wolf Pup holders have been empowered to create – specifically in a way that adds value through entertainment, education, support, etc.
The Wolf Den mission is a big one. They’ve already created their naming registry, had multiple in person events and given sneak peeks of their metaverse and gaming platform. The real mission, according to tweets and documents fom the team, is to build a web 3 world of significant contribution through building a publishing platform and publishing purpose driven projects onto the blockchain and into the Guard FDN ecosystem.
They have already published The Guardian Academy, an educational project that thousands of students learning and contributing to the web 3 space and Recovery Punks, a project by Artists for Addicts, committed to changing the global conversation about addiction recovery and connection.
The plan is to move all of the published projects, collaborators and partners over the ‘Guard FDN ecosystem’ – where they will all use Guard as their primary currency and, together, use the governance structure of the Guard FDN to create a a world of hundreds of projects all working together to use blockchain tech and web 3 community to continue to make a meaningful contribution to the world.
We’re along for the ride.
To learn more about the Wolf Den and their Wof Pups visit: https://www.wolfdenlabs.com/