Bitcoin NFT Review – Madstar: Hback Whales Club NFT on Stacks

Part 9 of my series reviewing Bitcoin NFT Projects built on Stacks is going right back from happy little cacti to whales… from outer space. Today, we’re going to dive right in to the MadStar: Hback Whales Club Bitcoin NFT Collection on Stacks. You can find the first eight entries in my series, right here:

The History of the Madstar: Hback Whales Club NFT Collection

“We have so much planned and it kills us to not reveal everything at once.”

Madstar Welcome Announcement

The welcome announcement for this project was made on February 10th, 2022 over the The first digital representation shared was this Poseidon whale:

They even threw some shade at the Space Whales NFT project: “Dear whales, sit tight as we finish the last details. We are so excited with what we’re gonna come out with because we believe it will stand out in STX NFTs. Truth is, after the last whales project in STX – Space Whales – be assured we are here to clear the name for whale NFTs in STX.

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Me remembering that I just wrote about the ‘last whales’ project earlier this week…

Collaboration announcements with other Stacks NFT Projects were announced later that week, including one with Phases of Satoshi:

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Who Created The Madstar: Hback Whales Club Bitcoin NFT Collection?

The entire team is listed here, the designer for this project is “Maximilian”

What Was the Mint Price?

Public Mint date was April 2, 2022. Their team share with me that the private mint price was 60 STX. Around 500 were left for the public to mint at 65 STX. Demand for the public mint was so furious that it caused the Hiro API, Stacks blockchain interface to crash.

How Many NFT’s are there in this Collection?

There are 2500 Madstar: Hback Whales Club NFT’s in the collection.

What Do Madstar: Hback Whales Club NFT’s Look Like?

Hback Whale Club face up and to the right from the viewer’s perspective. They have a truckload of accessories, and attributes that contribute to overall rarity.

What Are the Rarity Attributes of Hback Whales Club NFT’s?

The list of rarity attributes include:

  • Background – solid colors to a wide assortment of varied themes.
  • Body – solid colors, dots, tattoos and individually themed.
  • .Clothes – Polo shirts, hoodies, t-shirts, etc.

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  • Eyes – Too many to list. No specific subset matches more than 4% of the collection here.
  • Hats – Crown, beanie, horns, there’s no shortage of options here.
  • Parrot – 2% of Hback Whales Club NFT’s have this trait.
  • Zombie / Zombie Background – approximately 7% come with these respective traits.
  • Accessories – too many to list.
  • Mouth – 17 different kinds, including “baby” with a pacifier and “cigar.
  • Glasses – Including nerd, monacle, 3D and patch.
  • Back – Yes, even their backs come with accessories, like a skateboard, light sabers and katanas.

What is the Rarest Hback Whales Club Bitcoin NFT?

That would be Hback Whales Club #1020, the Posiedon Whale. It is not for sale at this time.

Which Hback Whales Club Bitcoin NFT is the Dopest IHMO?

Give me #306, with Green Skeleton attributes, which is just a touch doper than the Blue Skeleton version. Easily distinguished from any other in the collection. Love how the green pops and the intestines you can see at the very bottom under the ribcage is a nice touch.

How Far Along Are They on Their Roadmap?

Hback Whales Club has a pretty detailed roadmap. Their next objective seems to be their second, which is their “Save the Whales Plan” reveal. They move from there into Web3 Games, expansion of their Madstar universe, a clothing/merch line and a DAO, which they are working in concert with the KCV team from the Marbling NFT.

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What Utility Do These NFT’s Have?

Like most of the Stacks NFT’s I have covered so far, the utility, which will come as they reach objectives on their roadmap, simply isn’t online yet. In the near future, they are planning holders-only scuba diving events. I have also heard from their team that they are developing their social/environmental strategy, through donating royalties to foundations who aim to further whale conservation. They are in the process of finding an organization with which they will share a long term relationship. The end goal for this NFT is to hold meetups with fellow Hback Whales Club NFT holders. These meetups will be scuba diving sessions where they will come face-to-face with the whales who are being supported through the NFT’s they own.

The Hback Whales Club Bitcoin NFT Community

There are currently 606 owners of the 2000 NFT’s in this collection. The community has a Twitter page with 600+ followers and an active Discord with 1,200+ members. You can check out their website at

How Much Do Hback Whales Club NFT’s Cost Today?

As of June 11, 2022, this collection has a current floor price of 37 STX. With STX currently at $0.48, purchasing one floor Hback Whales Club NFT will cost approximately $17.76 USD.

The Future for The Hback Whales Club Bitcoin NFT Collection

Much of the future for this project hinges upon whether they can complete their entire Whale Endeavor on their Roadmap, expand their Madstar universe and draw more attention to their project.

Where Can I Purchase Hback Whales Club NFT’s?

Hback Whales Club Bitcoin NFT’s can be purchased at:

Are Hback Whales Club NFT’s a Good Investment?

Stacks, the underlying blockchain of the Hback Whales Club NFT

While none of this is to be construed as financial advice (please see the website disclaimer), anyone who reads this blog or follows my Twitter already knows that I am very bullish on the outlook for Stacks cryptocurrency, the underlying blockchain for Hback Whales Club Bitcoin NFT’s.

NFT’s on Stacks are absolutely exploding since their debut in 2021. In addition to their recent listing on Coinbase, the Stacks ecosystem is best represented on OKCoin, where you can get exposure to StacksArkadiko Financeand CityCoins like MiamiCoin and NYCCoin. Stacks is the protocol that brings d’Apps, NFT’s and Ethereum-like utility to Bitcoin. I am a believer that any exposure to Stacks comes with tremendous future upside potential. So, while everyone should do their own research before investing in any NFT or cryptocurrency, I think the future of most NFT projects on Stacks hold considerable promise.

-The Crypto Trend Analyst

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