Egonaut: An Egonaut is someone, who spends a great deal of the time contemplating existential questions and the overall order of things. An Egonaut is a reflective thinker.
By minting an Egonaut, you become part of the Order of the Egonauts. Your NFT will act as your membership access to annual IRL events hosted at a 32,000 square foot arts and entertainment venue with boutique loding being constructed as the crown jewel of an 18 acre development overlooking a wetland in the city of Medina, Minnesota just 20 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis.
Egonaut exclusive IRL events will be one-of-a-kind experiences featuring food from award winning chefs, cocktails made by local mixologists and top tier entertainment featuring keynote speakers, musical performances and blockchain related symposiums. These events will be held at a brand new, crypto friendly multi-million dollar state-of-the art venue and boutique hotel featuring a grand ballroom, botanical rich conservatory, penthouse suites and a meandering boardwalk nestled alongside 12 acres of protected wetland with water features and native plants incorporated throughout.
The facility also plans to incorporate solar on the roof to help power the venue and intends to install mining rigs in the basement, which may also be used to help heat the building in the colder Minnesota months using heat recapture. Incorporating sustainability components is important for ecological and economic purposes, but also to showcase how cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can be part of sustainable design and infrastructure.
Additional membership benefits will include exclusive access to smaller pop-up events, such as speak-easy style happy hours and community connection experiences.
Welcome to the Order of the Egonauts. We are a community advocating for the principles and positive outcomes that decentralized and distributed power structures offer. Blockchain technologies such as Ethereum and Bitcoin have the ability to offer more inclusive outcomes for more individuals across the world than any current centralized system has ever conceived of being able to legitimately execute on. Mass education, engagement and adoption of these technologies have the potential to create more fair, free, secure and transparent systems of commerce, communication, finance, government, justice and various other aspects of daily life for societies across the planet.
The modern world has become out of order. Corruption continues to grow unchecked, and the old guard tightens their grip to further consolidate their power through centralized mechanisms of authority. Enacting more laws to protect us from ourselves. Building more weapons of destruction to protect us from the enemies we never knew we had. They say it is for our own good. They say to relinquish this centralized power would bring chaos to the plebs and allow the degenerates to destroy the world as we know it. What could possibly save us from this doomed narrative?
While some may look to the moon, Mars and the stars to physically escape from this beautiful rock of human chaos, most of us are neither astronauts nor billionaire captains of commerce. We are but mere mortals planted on Earth and commonly relegated to these systems of centralized authority. But what if there was another way? The way of the Egonaut.
An Egonaut is a being who has chosen to spend much of their time in existential contemplation. Moving beyond the physical constraints of their centralized regimes of authority to elevate their minds to a less clouded state. To rise above and walk over the prescribed narratives of sinister corporate media feeds sponsored by corrupt governments and exploitative institutions that seek to distract and divide humanity from itself. The Egonaut travels though their own mind, reflecting on the modern world and seeking answers to the critical questions that may help us bring a little order back from the current chaos.
Alright, alright we’ll dial it back on the existential utopian diatribes. At the end of the day, the Order of the Egonauts is a tribute to the most influential personalities in the space of cryptocurrency.
Each new Egonaut is released as a series of 101 pieces of original artwork dedicated to a specific personality in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Though we may choose to create a series of less than 101, there will only ever 1,212 NFTs total in the entire collection as per the parameters of our smart contract and every NFT will provide membership access to Egonaut's IRL events. Every Egonaut minted will be a one-of-one NFT, handpicked from thousands of potential trait combinations, relevant to the life of the "Egonaut" we are featuring. Any given series may have more or less trait combinations than others but every Egonaut will be provably unique with some traits being rarer than others.
In order to best protect each completely uniquely illustrated series from being sniped, previewed ahead of time or any unforeseen outside forces, we will wait until the last Egonaut (1,212 of 1,212) is minted to move the metadata and images from our encrypted web server to IPFS with an immutable hash.
The Egonauts will be stored as ERC-721 tokens (NFTs) on the Ethereum blockchain. There will be no bonding curves or price tiers. The price to mint each Egonaut will be 1 ETH with no guarantee, both explicitly or implicitly, of the value of any NFT being worth anything more than the utility of membership to exclusive IRL events planned for the future.
Although we create some illustrations as fun pop culture references and others to reference the traits and public lives of influential figures in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, this in no way implies those respective figures endorse our project, its utility or the art in any way. We are simply creating the art as a means of tribute to the public figures who have impacted and continue to impact the cryptocurrency and blockchain space as it continues to evolve. Thus all illustrations and artistic expressions in the art are intended to be purely satirical in nature based on publicly available information about the lives of those we feature. Signature characteristics, such as the caricature style floating head incorporated in every series, is just one example of this satirical nature being applied to every NFT illustration created for Order of the Egonauts.
A team representing 2 different genders, 3 different generations, 4 different time zones, 5 different professions and 6 different bloodlines join forces to create a limited NFT tribute collection unlike any other.
The Order of the Egonauts open the mint for their first series of 101 one-of-one NFTs paying tribute to the heroes of blockchain. The first Egonaut takes a seat at the round table.
2nd and 3rd series of 101 are released.
4th series is released and initial renderings and details of the 15,000 sq ft crypto friendly arts and entertainment venue where Order of the Egonaut exclusive events will be held.
5th series Egonaut is released.
6th series Egonaut is released.
Remaining Egonaut series are released and 1st Annual IRL Block Castle Party date is set.
Thank you for supporting the Order of the Egonauts. A project that seeks to have a little fun, give a little back and pay a little tribute to the great heroes of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency in the year of 2022 and beyond.
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