The Renascence Main Drop and Guide on Starly.io
Before learning about the Renascence Main Drop, let’s know our story behind this series — THiNG.FUND is the first co-creation DAO launch on Flow.
The Story of THiNG.FUND
THiNG.FUND is a crypto art and game incubator to discover artists and introduce them to the crypto world. It is backed by the China Academy of Art (CAA), holding the top position in the Chinese fine-art area.
What we believe is that the pursuit of art and beauty remains unchanged in a decentralized world. All are entitled to enjoy and collect artworks. The concept of decentralization provides people with equal and transparent opportunities to appreciate and invest in art.
Something about The Renascence
We often imagine a question: what is the future? Previous works have predicted space colonization, future Utopia, post-apocalyptic world, cyberspace, natural disasters, alien invasion, and many future visions. But as human beings, there is an eternal question in these oracles: how will human beings deal with themselves in the future?
The Renascence is based on the assumption of what would be the future after the apocalypse. Soaring fireballs and explosions spread, and a storm of flames swept through hundreds of cities and turned them all into ashes. But what was more deadly was the ensuing disintegration. Smoke and dust obscured the sky, causing a sudden drop in temperature. Plants withered and died. Lethal radiation was everywhere, and the earth’s ecology gradually fell apart. Humankind has to survive.
What will we do then?
Three artists from THiNG.FUND Selective Program is bringing us the beginnings of three storylines to face the post-apocalypse:
— Interstellarist(ISP), to preserve the civilization by expanding among the stars;
— Rebuilder(R3), fight it sturdily and struggle to rebuild the past glories;
— Metascandee(MASC), dive into metaverse as an ultimate resort.
In their artworks, you will see the views of their Sci-Fi stories. But this is just the start, and humankind’s future needs everyone to get involved.
Collectors can co-create the future.
The co-creation program provides the imagination space. By holding these NFTs, collectors can join the corresponding communities. They are invited to write stories based on the background story, and then they will have the chance to be part of the next artwork. Once the story is selected by the community members who hold the NFTs, the author will have the opportunity to collaborate with the artist and share the profits from the co-creation.
Artists selected by Crypto•NextGen Frontier Artist Selection
The selection launched on July 1, 2021. The campaign looked for artworks that integrate oriental culture, cutting-edge creativity and digital creation.
Combining cultural characteristics with innovations, Incubator aimed to explore the future of next-generation art. The event drew a lot of attention — more than 300 artists submitted over 700 fantastic works. Shortlist with public voting went viral and got a total of 780k visits and 150k votes.
This fascinating collection drops on Starly.io on December 2. And here is the spotlight from Starly.io.
This collection has a different amount of Common, Rare and Legendary cards and seven extra unique Legendary cards of just 1 edition each. From each pack, you could open three artworks created by our outstanding artists. Additionally, we only accept FLOW tokens for this drop.
With the different storylines, the Renascence also include three themes’ artworks by the three artists:
BHQS Chen Bin is the appointed artist of the famous Sci-Fi series: The Three-body Problem and The Wandering Earth. He is also a contracted artist of Come On Baby Media Culture and now as the №79 of 2021 Top 100 International Trend artist Influence Ranking published by London Daily Post and the most popular artist on Artron.net(AMMA).
Shen X is an Avant-garde 3D Artist, a rising artist who graduated from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts with a major in animation. He won the Finalist award in the 5th Silk Road Visual Masters summit, the Best Visual Award in Crypto·NextGen Frontier Artist Selection, and the Finalist Award of the 3rd GGAC Global Game Animation Art Concept Competition.
JUSTICEleo is an Avant-garde 3D Artist and also a challenger and a virtualist. He won two Silver awards in Oneshow China Youth Creative Camp, the Best Music Short Film award in the Final On-site Creation of the Beautiful World Art Media Charity Exhibition, and the Golden award of 2D Scene Design in the 7th Jinchen Game Design Competition.
Guide for Maindrop
Step 1 Prepare your Blocto wallet
To access and collect NFTs on Flow blockchain, you will need to use Blocto wallet. And you could generate your first Flow address via Blocto wallet.
» You can download Blocto wallet here.
Also, you will need Flow tokens in your wallet to participate in this drop. You can acquire them via exchanges or markets. And deposit them into your wallet address. » Visit CoinMarketCap to query the markets.
Step 2 Log in/Register Starly.io
We will launch the drop on our fantastic partner Starly.io. To purchase the art NFTs, you will need to create your account and connect your wallet. Just visit Starly.io, and click the “Log in” button at the top-right of the webpage.
Step 3 Get in
Choose a log-in method to register your Starly account.
Step 4 Create your account.
Fill in some basic info in the form:
Your username for logging in, a name for displaying, an email address for verification, and of course, a cool avatar will make you unique.
Step 5 Connect your wallet.
- Click on the ▼ button at the top-right to expand the menu.
- Click on Wallet.
- Then click Connect wallet button in the popup.
Step 6 Bind your Blocto wallet.
Now you should bind your Blocto wallet with a Starly account.
1. Input your email used for Blocto wallet. Click the “Sign in / Register” button below.
2. Input passcode. You should find it out from an email sent from Blocto team.
3. Confirm the wallet account info, then click the “Confirm” button below. Now you are in!
Step 7 Purchase your packs.
Then visit our collection page. You will now be able to purchase the packs here.
Step 8 Place your order.
Now you can purchase the packs. The probabilities and contents in each type of pack are well provided in each pack’s description. You can also preview all art NFTs by scrolling down a bit on the collection page.
1. click the “Buy” button, input the pack amounts that you’d like to purchase, then click the “Purchase” button.
2. Approve the transaction in your Blocto wallet.
Step 9 Open your pack.
Now you can go to your pack list by clicking the “Go to packs” button, then open the packs you’ve just purchased.
The last step Enjoy the moment!
There’s a shining pack and a button below. You know what to do, right?
We hope you will love the artwork!
Before we start the maindrop, we’d like to thank every partner: Flow, Starly, VIV3, and we appreciate every community member who supports us, including our team members.
At last, we appreciate you keep exploring the truth and beauty in both reality and metaverse.