It’s been a minute. Well, actually more like around 90,000 of them since my last post at the end of March. Since then, I have redesigned the entire website. I’ve still got a lot of work left to do, but now that I have a bit more time, I can get back to posting content. So, we’re on to Part 4 of my series reviewing Bitcoin NFT Projects built on Stacks, the Marbling NFT collection. You can find the first three entries right here:
Tonight we’re all gonna go hogging. No, I’m not taking you to the bar to find a Tess Holiday (or worse). Instead it’s time to pig out on a deep dive into the Marbling Bitcoin NFT Collection on Stacks.
The History of the Marbling NFT Collection
The first announcement of this animated NFT collection was made on March 16, 2022 through their Twitter account. “Marbling” is a reference to the streaks of fat in meat, which enhance natural flavor and tenderness and gives it a marble-like appearance. This is rather appropriate, given that this NFT collection is based on animated, portly and quite well-marbled looking pigs. Their first tweet included a very creative gif spoofing the Marvel Comics movie intro:
Who Created The Marbling NFT Collection?
What Was the Mint Price?
Mint price for this project was set at 75 Stacks (STX). White List minting began at noon on May 13th while minting became available to the public two days later. The collection sold out a few hours after its public release.
How Many Marbling NFT’s Are There?
There are 2,500 NFT’s in the Marbling collection. The majority of these NFT’s were minted to those on the whitelist while the public sale launched two days later. The entire set is built on Stacks and secured by Bitcoin.
What Do Marbling NFT’s Look Like?
Marbling NFT’s are animated pigs that face slightly to the viewers right and several attributes that differentiate and contribute to rarity. Included are 200 individually themed Marbling pigs with their own costumes and enhanced graphics.
What Are the Rarity Attributes of Marbling NFT’s?
Where a collection like Explorer Guild has multiple traits which determine rarity and make each distinct from others in the collection, the Marbling Bitcoin NFT collection uses enhanced graphics in its more rare versions. Here is a partial list of rarity factors:
- Backgrounds – solid colors or individualized backgrounds as shown below.
- Body – This attribute covers their clothing and uniform. There are simply too many variations to list here, everything from “Dracula” to “Stacks Korea” to “Redmaid” for those Handmaid Tale aficionados.
- Expressions – The majority of Marbling NFT’s will have some form of a blank expression, with rarer ones looking “shocked,” wearing a mustache or vampire fangs.
- Hair – An astounding amount of hair choices. “Yellow Aristocat” and “Coral Braid” are among the more common of these attributes.
- Glasses- 69.4% of Marbling NFT’s have no glasses. The remaining 30% will have glasses differentiated by frame color and shape.
- Items – Props, including crosses, bubble gum, earrings and even bugles.
- Graphics – While not technically an attribute here, the rarest Marbling Bitcoin NFT’s have advanced animation graphics. Marbling is the first Bitcoin NFT on Stacks that I’ve covered that has this attribute.
What is the Rarest Marbling Bitcoin NFT?
The rarest Marbling NFT is the “Marbling Rider” which features Ghost Rider inspired graphics. This is for sale on Gamma.io for 42069 STX, or around $24,200 USD as of June 1st, 2022.
How Far Along Are They on Their Roadmap?
Currently, the Marbling Roadmap extends from Q1 through Q4 of 2022. In Q1 they completed their objectives of starting their Discord and Twitter, while initiating development of their Clarity-based Marbling Game and Infinity Square (more about that shortly). After opening up their KCV Website and minting the Marbling NFT’s, their next objectives are to formally open Infinity Square, release the Marbling Game, with a second-generation release of Marbling on deck in Q4.
What Utility Do Marbling NFT’s Have?
Potentially, quite a bit. For some time on this blog, I have mentioned that NFT’s are becoming more than simple vehicles for digital ownership of art. The NFT’s that will hold and even increase in value over the long term will be the ones that have utility. Many innovators have capitalized on this trend. The KCV team have applied this principle to the Marbling Bitcoin NFT. Having already established a successful CityCoins mining pool, they are building out their game and NFT marketplace (Infinity Square). As each project comes online, NFT holders will receive benefits, and can expect an increase in value, according to the team.
“The holders of Marbling NFT’s will receive benefits from every project KCV makes. As our projects become more successful, the value of Marblings will increase…”Marbling Q&A
Moving forward, the upside value of this NFT hinges upon the development team’s ability to deliver on their promise of successfully rolling out their proposed dApps.
The Marbling NFT Community
There are currently 818 owners of the 2,500 NFT’s in this collection. The community has an active Twitter page with nearly 4,000 followers. The Marbling Land Discord has 2,945 members and their main website can be found at www.marblingland.com. Their Twitter is updated regularly and they have posted several collaborations with other Bitcoin NFT’s on Stacks over the past few months.
The main website of the KCV DAO can be found right here.
How Much Do Marbling NFT’s Cost Today?
With a May 15th price at $0.59, the cost of minting a Marbling NFT was approximately $44.25 USD. As of May 31, 2022, the floor price of a Marbling NFT is 60 STX or around $34. While the project is only a few weeks removed from minting, owners of this particular NFT have access to potential utility through KCV DAO.
The Future for The Marbling NFT Collection
Much of the future of Marbling depends on KCV completing their roadmap and how successful their dApps are down the line.
Where Can I Purchase Marbling NFT’s?
Marbling Bitcoin NFT’s can be purchased at:
Are Marbling NFT’s a Good Investment?
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 Marbling 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 Stacks, Arkadiko Finance, and CityCoins like MiamiCoin and NYCCoin. Stacks is the protocol that brings d’Apps and Ethereum-like utility to Bitcoin. I am a believer that any exposure to Stacks comes with tremendous 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.
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