WAGMI (We are All Going to Make It) is a worldwide-known expression of the NFT community. But are we all going to make it?
In 2021, NFTs sales on the blockchain represented more than 40 billion dollars. At the same time, thousands of wanderers lived in complete misery in SF's streets, at the very center of Silicon Valley, where the blockchain was born.
The Cryptoless project highlights this striking contrast and proves that NFTs can be used for more than speculative purposes and help people to make it.
The collection is a series of portraits representing SF homeless people carrying a Wagmi sign. Every minute, the volume of Ethereum traded worldwide is updated and covers the eyes on the portraits. When you mint one NFT, you'll directly give to a local NGO to help the people in need and prove that Web3 is about community.
Be part of the the Cryptoless DAO, receive a print version of the picture, have the possibility to meet the artists and be part of the next cryptoless edition
From these pictures, and with the help of many people, Antoine decided to create the Cryptoless project that aims to:
Launch and mint of the first collection, composed of ten portraits. Every NFT is unique thanks to the dynamic filter updating the number on their eyes to show the volume of Ethereum traded during the last minute.
4 different levels exist, allowing owners to have a print version of their picture, take part in the Cryptoless DAO to decide and vote for the next non-profit project, and more.
We'll organize a new social project with the last 20% of the funds. Every member of the DAO can propose and vote for the next destination and cause to support.
This initiative can become a collective project, with different artists and people involved in the decision. The only goal is to sensibilize on social causes and help people in need.
Antoine is a 27 years old french analog photographer. He started analog photography while traveling by himself in India in 2017. Since then, he has been documenting his various trips (Asia, Africa, Europe) and everyday life (France, Egypt) through analog photography.
In February 2022, Antoine finished his study with a three months program at UC Berkeley. He lived in SF and discovered California's beautiful sceneries and the sad reality of SF's and Tenderloin's streets. When he met Kurtis from CityTeam (also a Web-3 enthusiast), he started documenting the homeless situation on Tenderloin streets with an idea in mind: proving to the general audience that Art and NFTs can bring valuable outcomes to help social causes and people in need.
Creating works that mainly involve the cultural scene of music, fashion & art. Kao is a multi-disciplinary artist/designer focused on creativity and personality. Creative director, brand designer & graphic designer to his core, he also creates engaging typographic work, editorial designs & websites. He has met Antoine through a mutual friend. As the pictures match his urban universe, it made perfect sense for him to collaborate and add his dough to this project.
CityTeam is a nondenominational Christian nonprofit created in 1957, serving its neighbors experiencing homelessness, poverty, hunger, and addiction. Today, with the help of volunteers and faithful donors, CityTeam is impacting the lives of over 500,000 people each year.
Kurtis Moore (picture) is a program manager at City Team in San Francisco. Ex-homeless, Kurtis has managed to leave the street and decided to help the ones who are still struggling. Kurtis interview here.