Web3 social platform, Only1 launched its Acid Monkeys NFT collection on September 1, 2022. The collection features artwork by ex-Marvel artists and takes inspiration from dark age comics.
Only1’s new NFT collection is available on the Solana blockchain and includes 5,000 NFTs featuring monkeys that have escaped lab experiments. One features a flaming monkey with laser eyes, while another depicts an ape resembling Alien from the film of the same name.
The collection relies heavily on lore, with the NFT apes divided into three factions—the revolutionists, the rabids and the Hippie Trippies. According to the Acid Monkeys website, the lore goes as follows: Monkeys were taken to a lab where they were subject to ghastly experiments. Eventually, the chains imprisoning the apes rusted and while escaping, the monkeys knocked over vials of chemicals which transformed them into Acid Monkeys.
Social and Web3 behind a paywall
The Only1 platform is similar to OnlyFans, allowing creators to earn money for their content via a paywall. Users gain access to exclusive creator content through purchasing passes that are semi-fungible tokens. Creators will be able to create passes in the last quarter of 2022.
Backed by Animoca Brands and Alameda, Only1 promises to let its community vote for projects shared on the platform and reward the winners. The platform hopes to encourage users to invest in NFT projects through this feature.
Celebrities and NFTs
NFTS continue to be popular with celebrities. Anthony Hopkins recently launched his first NFT collection in which the actor portrays ten of the Jungian character archetypes. Biggie Smalls estate dropped an NFT collection earlier this year, which sold out in just ten minutes. The collection featured images of the rapper in various outfits and offered buyers the rights to unreleased street corner freestyles. Likewise, Ja Rule launched his Black is Beautiful NFT collection and is donating $25,000 of the proceeds to historically black colleges and universities.