Reddit CryptoSnoos are collections of Non-Fungible Token (NFT) from Reddit, featuring the alien mascot Snoo reimagined in the context of different moments and movements in art history.
They are a fusion of past and present, high-culture aesthetics mixed with the popularity of kitsch and cartoons—fragmented, abstracted, impressionistic, futuristic folk and modern (post and pre), and definitely enlightened (but in an avant-garde, neo-classical contemporary kind of way).
CryptoSnoos, are collections of Non-Fungible Token (NFT) from Reddit, featuring the alien mascot Snoo reimagined in the context of different moments and movements in art history. Available NFTs come from different dimensional coordinates across spacetime and fuse past and present, high-culture aesthetics and the popularity of kitsch and cartoons. These CryptoSnoos are pieces of art that come from different dimensional coordinates across spacetime.
Redditors can connect their MetaMask wallet to their Reddit account to showcase a CryptoSnoo collectible across the platform. Once they're connected, a CryptoSnoo image will become their Reddit avatar, the collectable NFT card is featured on their profile, and an animated glow will be added to their comments, so everyone knows they're the proud owner of a coveted CryptoSnoo NFT.
When user purchase a CryptoSnoo Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and link it to their Reddit account, the CryptoSnoo image becomes their Reddit avatar and a collectable NFT card goes on their profile. In addition, they will also get an animated glow on their comments so everyone knows they are a CryptoSnoo NFT owner.
The name “CryptoSnoos” come from the company mascot, ‘Snoo’. CryptoSnoos are fragmented, abstracted, impressionistic, futuristic folk and modern (post and pre), and definitely enlightened (but in an avant-garde, neo-classical contemporary kind of way). Plus, they're just kind of cute.
Reddit has already minted and put up for auction three unique CryptoSnoos on OpenSea, titled Original Block, Helium, and Snooprematic. CryptoSnoos are bucketed within different types of rarities: Legendary (unique, of a kind), Epic (extremely limited edition), and Rare (limited edition). The initial three Snoos on OpenSea are all Legendary.
Reddit is clearly looking at how the CryptoSnoos can be integrated on the platform as well. Initially, CryptoSnoos will provide a glow animation to user avatars, and the NFT card will replace profile avatars. Users will also be able to view the CryptoSnoo ‘stats’ on the back of each card.
The platform describes the NFTs as “pieces of art that come from different dimensional coordinates across spacetime. A fusion of past and present, high-culture aesthetics mixed with the popularity of kitsch and cartoons – fragmented, abstracted, impressionistic, futuristic folk and modern (post and pre), and definitely enlightened (but in an avant-garde, neo-classical contemporary kind of way).
How it works?
The non-fungible world can be a confusing one, so we’ve made CryptoSnoos as simple as we can.
- Find available CryptoSnoos in Reddit’s avatar builder : User should visit the NFT section of Reddit’s avatar builder, and click Get Ready for Auction to connect their MetaMask wallet to their Reddit account.
- Place a bid in the OpenSea auction and win!: CryptoSnoo auctions take place in OpenSea, one of the top NFT auction platforms around. Once the auction starts, place a bid.
- Claim their CryptoSnoo and become a proud NFT owner : after user's win the auction, they can claim their CryptoSnoo to become the official owner and show it off on their Reddit profile.
- Use their CryptoSnoo as their Avatar on Reddit : User's can set their CryptoSnoo NFT card to be their avatar on their profile for the world to see.
- User's will have a glow about on Reddit : User's comments will feature their CryptoSnoo avatar with a glow animation.
- CryptoSnoo stats live on the back of each card : Tap the NFT symbol in the top right corner of their CrytoSnoo card to reveal all the crucial details.
The Original Block Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is created with Reddit's characteristic Snoo caricature. It is associated with the early days of Reddit and Reddit culture because of its resemblance to the original version of Snoo, said Reddit. The Helium NFT is associated with the contemporary art movement because of its reference to popular culture and everyday objects that are blue and sparkle, according to Reddit. The Snooprematic NFT, on the other hand, is made up of geometric forms such as squares, circles, and rectangles presented in an array of colors.
Reddit says when someone purchases a CryptoSnoo NFT and links it to their Reddit account, the CryptoSnoo image will become their Reddit avatar, and a collectible NFT card will go on their profile. In addition, they will also get an animated glow on their comments, so everyone knows they are a CryptoSnoo NFT owner. Owners would also be able to sell their NFTs to someone else if they wish to.
Reddit and Crypto
The social media platform is no stranger to crypto. Sub reddit Cryptocurrency is arguably one of the most vibrant community of crypto fans online, with over 1M subscribers placing it firmly in the top 500 most subscribed subreddits on the site. Along with the aforementioned native crypto ‘moons’ for the subreddit, the platform also brought ethereum-based tokens to Fortnite subreddit.
Now, with CryptoSnoos, the site is showing another step of ingraining crypto – this time into broader operations with profile integration. CryptoSnoo owners need not just apply them to their Reddit account if they don’t want to, either; owners can hold, transfer, and sell them like a standard NFT.
Snoos utilize Ethereum (ETH) ERC-721 contracts and are hosted with IPFS as well. At present time, they are only supported on Reddit’s desktop version, with the NFT experience not yet being built for mobile optimization. Additionally, there are limited details to date on when more CryptoSnoos will be released. Bidding for the first three Snoos closes on July 1.
How will this foray into broader crypto-ingrained operations for Reddit remains to be seen, but it will certainly be an interesting experiment to keep an eye on while many social media companies comparatively watch from the sidelines.
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