Interview | Lunatic Monkey Club

For starters, can you introduce yourself quickly?

With great pleasure, I am Julien.C Co-founder of the Moody Ape Club project, we are a group of four entrepreneurs, we all have a business school background.

After several experiences in large groups (Finance, marketing, consulting and insurance) we all had the desire to undertake, each one has created their own business mainly in digital marketing, consulting and e-commerce.

The Moody Ape Club has finally brought us together and we are a very complementary team with a thirst for growth.

Can you quickly explain what an NFT is?

Of course, an NFT, Non Fungible Token or Non-Fungible Token, is simply a token that is registered on a particular blockchain, the most common being Ethereum.

What is important to understand is that each token is unique and cannot be forged, in other words you are the only authentic owner of the token, which can be in the form of an image, video, text or even a work of art … and obviously registered on the blockchain, it is among other things your authentication certificate.

There are several categories of NFTs.
– Artistic NFTs: allow artists to digitize their works.
– Collectibles: are intended to be collected
– NFT for the metaverse: these are avatars or accessories that allow the player to have unique things and an innovative and monetizable gaming experience.
– Utility NFTs: I am thinking, for example, of Ternoa (CAPS), a French project that proposes capsules registered on the blockchain that will be automatically sold to a third party, for example in the event of the sender’s death.

The possibilities are endless, large groups have understood this potential and it is no coincidence that there is such enthusiasm.

Where did this idea come from to launch this NFT Moody Ape Club project?

All four of us are passionate about cryptocurrencies and new technologies.
For the little anecdote that I bought my first NFT in 2017, it was one of the first collections to see the light, at that time only a handful of people were interested in NFTs.

Seeing the growing enthusiasm of 2021 for NFTs, it was natural for us to launch our project by choosing a different axis by offering new things.

Can you explain your schedule which seems very elaborate?

In fact, we absolutely wanted to bring real added value to this fantastic ecosystem. We therefore chose a different positioning from what we could see on the web.

The heart of the project, in fact, is based on the creation of a manga and a miniseries. The miniseries, also in development with a recognized studio, tells the story of the creation of the metaverse in a playful way, with the aim of hosting this miniseries on a platform famous for introducing the universe to the general public. and NFT.

What’s interesting and innovative is that some Moody’s owners will be able to see their NFT come to life in the miniseries. Imagine that you are the owner of a fictional actor in a movie …

To finally celebrate the occasion, we are launching the first NFT on the ISS in collaboration with Toucan Space. An engraved plate of a Moody’s will board a SpaceX Falcon 9 in October 2022. The NFT will set out on a journey of 100 million kilometers, the equivalent of a round trip from planet Earth to Venus!

Always in the interest of innovation and development, we have recently updated the collection, all Moody owners can now contemplate their NFT in 3D, which is still very rare in this ecosystem.

Where did this idea to send an NFT Moody Ape Club into space aboard the ISS come from?

We wanted a unique event that was in line with our ambitions and vision, while still having real meaning for the project.

During the launch phase of the project we already had a fairly precise idea of ​​the history of the miniseries, we arrived at a point of reflection which is the following: how will the Moody Ape Club become part of the metaverse? The idea of ​​the rocket thus took on all its meaning. After much research, we contacted Louis de Gouyon Matignon, CEO of Toucan Space, which offers space experiences. We wanted a unique and achievable experience because the space is very regulated.

After numerous exchanges, we have therefore concluded that a metal tag engraved with a Moody Ape Club will be in the vacuum of space, docked at the ISS and make an unprecedented journey. Once the plaque is back on earth, a competition will be held, one of the owners of the Moody Ape Club will win the engraved plaque that will have traveled 100 million kilometers in the vacuum of space, a unique object!

How do you imagine the future of your project?

From the beginning, we continue to innovate and produce to bring the project to life. We can’t wait to see Faclon 9 take off and make this moment unique in the NFT world.

We are currently developing the miniseries which has 3 seasons. Our efforts are focused on collaborating with the future platform that will host the miniseries. We set no limits in this world where the impossible is achievable.

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