• OCM Heads to Consensus 2022 as Finalists in Web3 Competition + Co-Founder, Bill Tai Wins Meta Gala Award

    OCM Heads to Consensus 2022 as Finalists in Web3 Competition + Co-Founder, Bill Tai Wins Meta Gala Award

    Austin, TX turned up the heat this June, and not just with its rising temps – the buzzing tech city was home to Consensus 2022 this year, hosting some of the crypto world’s most impactful voices from June 9th-12th and our monkeys showed up in the middle of it all. The group consensus? The Metagood and OnChainMonkey crew was on FIRE! We hit the best panels, shared our vision, won awesome awards and hosted a meetup to hang with our favorite monkeys. Read on to revisit the magic of Consensus 2022!

    The Monkeys representing OCM at Consensus 2022!

    One of the best parts about heading to events and conferences like Consensus is the chance to catch up IRL with our OCM community. We hosted an event to monkey-around at Speakeasy in Downtown Austin and shared alpha on our June Karma Mint Day (June 29th!). We had 120+ of our monkeys attend and some of our favorite VIPs and investors, PussyRiot, Staci Warden and Jaime Leverton. 

    Our Allow list for Karma Mint Day is filling up! Find the info on how to get on the list here.

    Welcoming our investors and community to our private event at Speakeasy in Downtown Austin!

    Metagood was also presented as 1 of 8 top finalists (and the only NFT collection!) for the CoinDesk x Extreme Tech Challenge Web3 competition! Check out the video we submitted for entry below!

    15 Second Elevator Pitch
    Amanda presenting Metagood and OCM at the Web3 pitch competition by Coindesk and Extreme Tech Challenge

    We were honored to be selected as a finalist especially as we’ve seen such progress with our NFT collection recently. OCM was the only mid-cap NFT collection (Floor 1-7 ETH) to increase in value in the last 60 days. Uh…that’s bananas, but not surprising. RISE!

    Recent data on our increased value from the mid-cap NFT index!

    Already inspired by OCM’s amazing growth, Bill Tai spoke enthusiastically on a panel with Amy Wu, Head of FTX Ventures, and Staci Warden, Algorand CEO, chatting about the power of communities to do real good and Metagood’s “magic wand” effect, detailing how we are working to fix big world problems like Sharbat Gula and bringing internet to schools globally. 

    Bill Tai representing Metagood and OCM on a panel at Consensus 2022!

    What’s more, at the inaugural Meta Gala, where we donated a Ukraine hat OCM, Bill was honored by OneOf NFT CEO Lin Dai and received an award for his work with Metagood and contributions in the social impact space.

    Bill and Lin at the Meta Gala

    We can’t forget to mention our meeting with Bermuda Premier, David Burt, who’s looking to bring more innovation to the insurance industry in Bermuda. We told him about OCM and gave him a hat! 

    Amanda and Bill with Bermuda Premier, David Burt!

    Amanda and Bill recorded 3 podcasts while at Consensus 2022. You can listen to the first-released Edge of NFT episode 153 here, where Amanda and Bill chatted with hosts Jeff and Josh about the details of building a Web3 project that has incredible impact. Be on the lookout as the others go live!

    To keep up with additional updates and events for OnChainMonkey, tune into our Instagram and Twitter!

    If you’re interested in joining us, check out the available OCMs for sale on OpenSea, Mintable, and Nifty Gateway. Our holders receive exclusive invites to IRL and online events and can meet other impact-minded technologists, investors, celebrities and more in our members-only Discord.

  • Bill Tai, Amanda Terry, and Adriann Guy discuss Community in Web 3 with Linqto!

    Bill Tai, Amanda Terry, and Adriann Guy discuss Community in Web 3 with Linqto!

    Linqto’s Chief Strategy Officer, Karim Nurani, sits down with Web 3 leaders: Bill Tai, Amanda Terry, and Adriann Guy, at the Grit Daily House during Consensus 2022 in Austin, Texas. The topic of conversation revolved around community, impact investing, and empowering women in the evolving Web 3 space.

  • Catalyzing Positive Change for Collective Action with MetaGood Feat. Bill Tai & Amanda Terry – Edge of NFT Podcast

    Catalyzing Positive Change for Collective Action with MetaGood Feat. Bill Tai & Amanda Terry – Edge of NFT Podcast

    This episode was recorded the team’s trip to dCentral Austin and Consensus, in June of 2022. Listen to Jeff and Josh talk with Bill Tai, Chairman and Amanda Terry, COO of Metagood. They discuss the details of building a Web3 project that has incredible impact. Hot topics brings us a chat about XPUNKS, bringing the crypto punk aesthetic to XRP NFTs. How can you go wrong with primates and punks? You can’t. To listen to this episode, visit share.transistor.fm.

  • Building the Monkeyverse and Beyond with 100% On-Chain PFP OnChainMonkey – PROOF podcast

    Building the Monkeyverse and Beyond with 100% On-Chain PFP OnChainMonkey  – PROOF podcast

    Kevin Rose is joined by Danny Yang, CEO of OnChainMonkey, the first 100% on-chain PFP NFT collection. Here, they discuss OnChainMonkey’s origin and evolution, doing well vs. doing good, community connection, and the upcoming Karma drop. To listen to this episode, visit www.proof.xyz.

  • OnChainMonkey’s Karma is launching on June 29th!

    OnChainMonkey’s Karma is launching on June 29th!

    OCM Karma is the OnChainMonkey membership NFT launching on June 29, 2022. 

    By the team of crypto OGs who have been building in crypto since the early days. We founded one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges and first block explorers. Our investors include the creators of Litecoin, CryptoKitties, Etherscan, Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, YGG, Unicorn DAO, 9GAG, Twitch, Rotten Tomatoes, Kabam, Crunchyroll, and more.

    • We learned from the best. OCM Genesis was a stealth free mint. OCM Karma is the official public launch, with similarities to how BAYC/MAYC and PROOF/Moonbirds launched their full collections. Karma and Genesis have equal voting power in the OCM DAO.
    • Karma is the painstaking work created by our Academy Award-nominated art team over a period of over 9 months. They were the lead animators of Ice Age, Rio, and Ferdinand.
    • Karma provides membership into the OnChainMonkey ecosystem, with a strong network of successful founders and investors in web2 and web3.
    • Karma provides a Vote in the DAO, funding community and web3 projects.
    • Karma provides access to our Banana ecosystem that benefits holders.
    • Karma holders have access to virtual and IRL community events – like private events with our notable community. Past events included those with Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Charlie Lee, and Deepak Chopra.

    The Karma Mint

    Here are the ways to be part of the Karma mint and not miss out! Most of the Karma mint will be done via allowlist. This means you need to get your Ethereum address approved on an allowlist ahead of time before you can mint.

    1. If you own the original OnChainMonkey NFT (Genesis), and you own a Dessert, you can eat (burn) the Dessert to get the corresponding Karma. This is not time sensitive, and we will explain in detail in a subsequent blog post. 
    2. If you own a Genesis, you can register on the Premint Allowlist to be able to mint a new Karma. First come first served, so this is time sensitive. Be sure to sign up if you plan to mint on June 29 in the public sale.
    3. If you own a Genesis, Ice Pop (D1) and Donut (D2), be sure to hold them in the same Ethereum wallet address. A few days before June 29, you will be airdropped a VIP Allowlist NFT that will allow the holder to mint on June 29. This is how we empower our community to invite their friends to the Karma mint. The VIP Allowlist NFT is meant to be gifted by our existing community to new people who we want to invite into our OCM community.

    Please read 2. and 3. above carefully.. Those are the two important ways to get on the allowlist to mint Karma. 

    • For those without a Genesis, we are offering allowlist spots to other NFT communities too. Look out for announcements from the other communities. 
    • Ask our existing OCM community. We will be air dropping VIP Allowlist NFTs according to 3 above. Our community can invite people to the allowlist with those NFTs.  

    For the Karma public mint on June 29, here are the details:

    1. Fixed price to mint, with the price announced shortly before June 29.
    2. VIP Allowlist NFT holders will mint first, 1 per allowlist NFT.
    3. Next, the allowlisted addresses can mint, max 2 per address.
    4. There will be a small allocation for the general public to mint (no allowlist needed). More details on this later.

    Be sure to get on the allowlist with one of the ways above, and have ETH available in your wallet beforehand to be able to mint. We recommend having 0.75 ETH.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What are the Karma tokenomics? 
    • See the details on the OCM Karma page.
    • How does the VIP Allowlist NFT work?
    • Simply have this NFT in your wallet when you mint, and you will be able to mint Karma. The VIP Allowlist NFT will be burned as a result. No need to register beforehand. The VIP Allowlist NFT can be traded and will work with whatever wallet it is held by.
    • How does the regular allowlist work?
    • The regular allowlist is a smart contract allowlist, ie only the allowed ethereum wallet addresses will be allowed to mint by the smart contract during that period. Those addresses can only mint once for either 1 or 2 Karma. Note, if you choose to mint 1 Karma instead of 2, you cannot come back and mint a second Karma during the allowlist period.
    • What is Premint.xyz?
    • For the majority of the regular allowlist, we will use Premint.xyz to collect the allowed ethereum wallet addresses. Premint.xyz is a convenient and widely used tool for this.
    • Where is the Karma mint?
    • The Karma mint will happen on the OCM website: OnChainMonkey.com

    Finally, watch out for scams!

    PLEASE VERIFY THE MINT LINK IS LEGITIMATE. 

    Do not trust, but verify! That means double check the links from multiple sources:

    1. https://onchainmonkey.com/
    2. https://twitter.com/OnChainMonkey
    3. https://discord.gg/ocm
    4. https://twitter.com/metagoodnft
  • OnChainMonkey Hosts Members’ Event and Co-Founder Amanda Terry Speaks at VeeCon 2022

    OnChainMonkey Hosts Members’ Event and Co-Founder Amanda Terry Speaks at VeeCon 2022

    There isn’t much more exciting than being surrounded by like-minded people, in an amazing, expansive venue, with the most innovative leaders that are bridging tech and art at every turn. The monkeys swung into VeeCon 2022 spending a long weekend in Minneapolis, MN with an inspiring collection of panel speakers, educational talks and collaborative experiences alongside a crowd of NFT-lovers tipping towards 10K.

    VeeCon 2022
    Thousands come together at the US Bank Arena!

    There was no shortage of love in our OnChainMonkey community – at our member’s lunch, nearly 50 monkeys mingled over a custom menu of food and drinks at the Hewing Hotel where some lucky monkeys met Wyclef Jean, scooped up exclusive merch, and talked about all things NFTs, alpha groups, and our upcoming Karma mint end of June.

    Our monkeys’ message to Gary Vaynerchuk with his gold monkey reveal

    NFTs have quickly risen to be one of the most lucrative new businesses – our monkeys and so many others know just how much positive energy can be created to make a positive impact on the world with this technology and artform. Metagood Co-founder and COO Amanda Terry took to the stage to talk “NFTs for Good” where she explained how OnChainMonkey has simultaneously created value for our community as one of the most profitable NFT collections as measured by percentage of profitable trades for collectors while doing real world good. 

    VeeCon Panel
    OCM Co-founder Amanda Terry, David Bianchi and Inna Modja speaking live on panel!

    She gave the examples of how OnChainMonkey helped Sharbat Gula and her family get out of Afghanistan to Italy, their charity e-Sports tournament with Axie Infinity that raised funds to rebuild homes impacted by the typhoons in the Philippines, and an OCM auction proceeds were donated to Coral Vita which is restoring coral reefs globally.  She joined an incredible panel with actor, independent filmmaker of trademarked Spinema™ and socially conscious NFT artist, David Bianchi and Inna Modja, Head of Philanthropy at World of Women, an NFT community celebrating representation, inclusivity & equal opportunities and CEO at Code Green, a non-profit using affordable art on the blockchain to fight for social, gender and climate justice, moderated by Gary Vee’s Vice President of Core Relationships Nick Dio. 

    OnChainMonkey was featured in the Coinbase Creator Lounge as a Coinbase NFT launch partner.  Amanda Terry also checked out the Ledger Lounge as OnChainMonkey is a partner with a custom OnChainMonkey Ledger: https://shop.ledger.com/es/products/ledger-nano-x-onchainmonkey

    OnChainMonkey in the Coinbase NFT Creator Lounge

    Among VeeCon 2022’s roster of amazing talent with one of a kind offerings, conversations and immersive experiences were Pharrell Williams, musician and Co-Founder of just-launched NFT platform, The Gallery of Digital Assets, Mila Kunis, actress and Founder of Sixth Wall, responsible for the production of Web3 backed animated series The Gimmicks, and Co-Founder of Meta Seva, renowned-author and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra who had led a private meditation session in Discord for OnChainMonkeys previously.

    We can’t forget the one who brought it all to life, VaynerX and VaynerMedia creator, the one and only Gary Vaynerchuk and his incredible team. Gary even took to OCM’s IG stories to send a couple shout outs to our monkeys!  Gary was an OCM minter from day 1, owns 9 OCM, and said he can’t wait to find more ways to collaborate with OCM.  Amanda also met Mama and Papa Vee and gave them and Gary OnChainMonkey hats!

    Gary Vaynerchuk’s messages to the OnChainMonkey community

    Amanda also joined a women’s brunch organized by the founders of MetaAngels Allyson Downey and Alexandra Cavoulacos, Metagood investor Randi Zuckerberg, HUG Co-Founder Debbie Soon, Vaynermedia’s Katrina Gamueda-Smith, Carly Reilly of Overpriced JPEGs podcast, and Emmy-nominated host Shira Lazar.

    Builders in Web3 Brunch

    We left VeeCon 2022 invigorated by the connection to our OnChainMonkey community and inspired by the talent and talks we absorbed all weekend long. Though it’s just about a year away, we can’t wait for next year. For updates on where the monkeys will gather next (hint: Consensus in Austin June 9-12 and NFT NYC June 20-22,) tune into our Instagram and Twitter!

    If you’re interested in joining our community, check out the available OCMs for sale on OpenSea, Mintable, and Nifty Gateway. Our holders receive exclusive invites to IRL and online events like the Grammys or celebrity poker night with Charlie Lee, Woody Harrelson, and Owen Wilson and can meet other impact-minded technologists, investors, celebrities and more in our verified holders- channel in Discord.  All OnChainMonkey NFT holders can also submit project proposals and vote for the OCM DAO.

    !RISE with us! Join our Karma mint on June 29!

  • Metagood and OnChainMonkey Selected as Finalists for Extreme Tech Challenge & CoinDesk Web 3 PitchFest

    Metagood and OnChainMonkey Selected as Finalists for Extreme Tech Challenge & CoinDesk Web 3 PitchFest

    Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) and CoinDesk announced the Finalists of the Web 3 Pitch Fest: the inaugural, global Web 3 Pitch Fest as part of the Consensus Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2022. This first-of-its-kind global competition aims to provide a platform for powering the many massively innovative projects and communities that are driving Web3 worldwide. Metagood is one of the 8 finalists and was recognized for its OnChainMonkey NFT collection, among other efforts. Read the full press release here.

  • OnChainMonkey and Metagood Talk NFTs for Climate with Prime Minister of Barbados During ACTAI Global Summit

    OnChainMonkey and Metagood Talk NFTs for Climate with Prime Minister of Barbados During ACTAI Global Summit

    If you take a look at the news or your social media feeds, it can feel like our world is facing the “perfect storm” of crises – from a global pandemic to unceasing climate change, to the exploitation of creators, the insecurity of our data, and more. What gets less attention, though, are the incredible humans tackling these crises – and how they are using technology to do so.

    We had the chance to meet many of them last month at the ACTAI Global Barbados summit, including Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, to share our vision of how NFTs can help solve these problems and build a more equitable and engaged future.

    ACTAI Barbados global leaders showing their support for OnChainMonkey!

    Across the week, our co-founders Bill Tai and Amanda Terry spoke to more than 50 entrepreneurs, technologists, athletes, conservationists, and artists from 10 countries about their experience building a dynamic, impact-driven community through our NFT collection OnChainMonkey. With holders ranging from crypto OGs to celebrities to world-famous conservationists and more, OnChainMonkey has raised funds for coral revitalization, Ukrainian refugees, internet connectivity and more – and was recently recognized as a World Changing Idea by Fast Company.

    Metagood COO Amanda Terry speaks during ACTAI Barbados.

    NFTs are also reinventing the music industry. We heard from Jared Christopherson, co-founder of “green” music blockchain OneOf, and Grammy-nominated singer Shontelle Layne, about how artists can use NFTs to connect with their supporters directly and help create a more engaging and fair industry. This is one of the causes that we hope to support through the OCM DAO – learn more about the DAO here.

    NFTs, of course, are not possible without blockchain – we were honored to share the stage and learn from the incredible global and local blockchain entrepreneurs, including Kimberly Adams, whose company Bridge Network is helping move NFTs cross chain; Lily Dash, an esteemed lawyer and blockchain innovator since 2017; Grace Wong, founder of Liven; and HE Gabriel Abed, Barbados’ ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, who joined us via Zoom. 

    The highlight of our trip was meeting the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley. She is a leader for the entire region, and in her tenure, she has helped turn Barbados into a haven for tech entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Our Barbados OCM holders will be excited to see her walking around Bridgetown in her OCM merch!

    PM Mottley spoke passionately about the existential crisis of climate change for the Caribbean and beyond. An island nation, they will be affected strongly by rising ocean levels and changing temperatures.

    To drive the point home, ACTAI Global’s ocean panels were held in the best climate classroom there is – the water. Out on a catamaran, we watched sea turtles swim as we heard from the co-founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita, Sam Teicher, about how technology can save our oceans. (If you’re unfamiliar with them: Coral Vita won the prestigious Prince William Earthshot prize for their work restoring dying reefs by growing resilient corals in months instead of decades). Coral Vita was one of the first projects we supported at Metagood/OnChainMonkey, and we look forward to doing even more together in the future. 

    Getting to know the causes we support at OCM!

    We left Barbados feeling inspired and energized to share these causes with our OnChainMonkey community. We’ll share more about the next OCM charity project soon – stay up to date with us on Twitter and Instagram!

    If you’re interested in joining us, check out the available OCMs for sale on  OpenSea, Mintable, and Nifty Gateway. Our holders receive exclusive invites to IRL and online events like ACTAI Barbados and can meet other impact-minded technologists, investors, celebrities and more in our members-only Discord.

  • OnChainMonkey Launches Ledger Nano Partnership

    OnChainMonkey Launches Ledger Nano Partnership

    Today, Ledger and OnChainMonkey launched the first NFT-branded Nano X hardware wallet to provide industry leading asset security in the palm of your hand. With this collaboration, Ledger and OnChainMonkey are bringing the world’s leading hardware wallet together with the historic on-chain non-fungible token (NFT) collection aimed at real world impact. Read more about this news at CryptoDaily.

  • OnChainMonkey NFT Collection Hosts Celebrity Poker Tournament For Charity

    OnChainMonkey NFT Collection Hosts Celebrity Poker Tournament For Charity

    There’s never a dull night in the Monkeyverse! Last week, we hosted an epic night of poker with our celebrity guests and OnChainMonkey holders Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Charlie Lee (@coblee#4522).  Our OnChainMonkey community was more than excited to take on the big names while also doing good.  Any OnChainMonkey holder was welcome to join, with the buy-in starting at 100 bananas 🍌, with 50 of them joining the celebrities to have fun for a good cause.

    Advertisement for the OnChainMonkey celebrity charity poker tournament on May 10, 2022.

    Owen Wilson sat in the top 10 for much of the night but ultimately was knocked out right before the final table by @m1tsuru#8078. Woody came strong, holding the chip lead for a large part of the tournament, but he finished 6th after running into a buzzsaw by the name of Charlie Lee. Apparently, his crypto skills are second to only his poker face!

    Charlie played textbook big stack poker, using his chips to his advantage to push other players off the hands. Multiple times he outplayed his opponents, taking the pot with a weaker hand, but forcing them out with big bets. And while Charlie Lee ultimately took home the win, the tournament had an unlikely hero in @NFT_Only 0x224.eth 🐵🤝🐵#9961. This notable OCM, who has been a true community leader, kept himself alive, hitting a two-outter against Charlie (~4% chance) to stay in the game. He played exceptionally well from a low stack, and at one point, took the chip lead in his heads-up matchup with the founder of Litecoin. However, the crypto OG proved too strong, using his aggressive play to take down the win.

    What a night in the Monkeyverse, with 5,400 OCM bananas awarded to the winners and 2.5 ETH to Save the Soil, a 501c3 and global movement launched by Sadhguru, to address the soil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for Soil Health, and supporting leaders of all nations to institute national policies and actions toward increasing the organic content in cultivable Soil.  Metagood decided to donate to this group in honor of Woody Harrelson who narrated and was in the documentary “Kiss The Ground.”

    Tournament results of the OCM charity poker tournament, places 1-8.
    Results of the poker tournament – great job everyone!

    If this sounds like a table you want to play at, check out OnChainMonkey on OpenSea, Mintable, and Nifty Gateway. Once you’re in our community, you receive exclusive invites to IRL and online events, you can join our Discord, and more.