Dad helps his 8 year old daughter launch an NFT collection to help cat rescue centers
The NFT (non-fungible token) craze is in full swing and stories of young people venturing into space are emerging.
Amelia, an 8 year old girl from Poland, has launched an NFT collection called Ami’s Cats. She was introduced to NFTs by her father Marcin. An investor and a huge fan of the crypto space.
“Amelia has been watching me dig into the blockchain project for a while and she definitely knows more about Bitcoin and Ethereum than most kids, but obviously the charts weren’t too interesting for her.
But one day when she saw me instead of graphs browsing through pictures of funny looking monkeys, cats and alpacas, she wanted to know all about it. ” said Marcin.
Marcin, the proud owner of a Very Rare Aspiring Alpaca NFT (project by entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk), said Amelia wanted to own one too. Amelia loves cats, but unfortunately the cat NFT wasn’t in her family’s budget. So they decided to make one themselves.
And so Ami’s Cats project was born.
Amelia drew all of the cats and Marcin helped assemble them.
“We had so much fun together and learned so much. Perhaps this inspires fathers and mothers around the world to start an NFT project with their children and teach them blockchain, which I believe is their children’s future.
And if, thanks to us, a parent even sets up their metamask wallet for their child, it will be worth it. “ Says Marcin
The collection consists of 200 unique NFTs that, you guessed it, represent cats, all on animated cards with different backgrounds.
“I drew all of the cats, each one has a very specific character, but looks similar to all the others. I also chose four backgrounds: gold because my father said gold cards are cool, chocolate because I like chocolate, couch background because my cat likes to sleep there, and a grass background because I have something for the stray too Cats wanted to do.
At the end I added some chewing gum. “ says Amelie.
What Amelia describes are ways that NFT creators use to make their collection unique and also to control the rarity of each work of art. So while 84 Grass versions are available, there are only 4 Bubble Gum NFTs in total, which makes them extremely rare and therefore more valuable for the collector.
However, it seems pointless to skeptics to draw cats and sell them online, and Marcin is well aware of this.
He says “As a supporter of the likes of Gary Vee and Tom Bilyeu, who I look up to and talk a lot about delivering value, I asked Amelia what she wanted to achieve with this project other than making a few dollars.
What she brought out was amazing. She said that since this is a cat project, can we help cats who are not as happy as Molly (our cat)? Then I learned that the smart contract allows us to charge royalties when people trade NFTs. That’s why we decided to use 30% of all license fees to help cat rescue centers around the world. “
The community plays a vital role in NFT projects, so Marcin stated that the NFT owners will vote on which cat-related charity will receive the donation.
“I love cats and I want to help those cats that are sad, but I also want to buy Gary Vee’s Very Rare Black Cat NFT and if there is any money left I have in mind a few sets of Lego that I want. ” Said Amelie.
Ami’s Cats is available on NFT marketplaces like Opensea here: https://opensea.io/collection/amiscats
And the best place to get updates is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmisCatsNFT