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Sneak Vampire Syndicate announces new plan to make minting more fair

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What happens when you combine an all-star dev team with an artist from Bored Ape Yacht club and a cool concept like Vampires? Well, you end up with what I think it’s more than safe to say has been one of the most-anticipated NFT drop to-date.

Over the course of the last week Sneaky Vampire Syndicate has seen their Discord grow from a few thousand users to over 30,000 and with the launch one day away one question has been on everyone’s mind – how will anyone who isn’t an NFT whale going to be able to mint a vampire?

Until today the most common answer I heard was, “well if you spend $10,000 in gas you might get one,” and that honestly might have been a low-end estimate give how much excitement there is for this project. One of the things that has really impressed me about Sneaky Vampires over the last week is their interest in doing everything they can to even the playing field and make this minting as fair as possible.

Two days ago I wrote an article about the slick anti-both technology that Sneaky Vampires is deploying and while this will likely do an awesome job of thwarting those pesky bots, it doesn’t solve the gas problem. Well today, the conversation about gas reached a fever pitch as the SVS Discord was buzzing with questions about how anyone without a boatload of ETH would have a chance to actually mint.

Then, everything changed with this announcement from SVS’s lead developer woof:

A friend of mine (Andrew) sent me a text with this announcement in it and I was so excited to see it. The reality is, this is such a cool project but it would only end up going to whales if a new mechanism for minting wasn’t implemented. I was surprised how quickly the team was able to react but it’s clear they saw what was happening and wanted to even the playing field.

I thought SVS might have been the first to deploy this technique but learned this afternoon that Parallels did something similar – so while they’re not the first, they’re definitely early in deploying a more egalitarian minting process.

For those who want to do a deeper dive to understand exactly what they need to do tomorrow, just read this:

Thanks to woof, topkek and the whole SVS team – I imagine this is a pretty big change to make less than 24-hours before minting! That being said, it’s clear that SVS is doing everything they can to make this a smooth, bot free minting that’s open to everyone and I think that’s going to do amazing things for the community.

So get your ETH ready, tomorrow is going to be one exciting day!

Disclaimer: The above references an opinion and is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.


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