• BASED VITALIK NFT: Art101 Rethinks The Ethereum Founder’s Likeness

  • Based Vitalik (BASΞD VITALIK) is a soon-to-come NFT collection by Art101, who have released several collections previously. This collection, in particular, depicts Ethereum’s founder, Vitalik Buterin.

    About the BASED VITALIK NFTs

    BASΞD VITALIK is a collection of 4962 generative NFTs as eccentric and unapologetic as Vitalik Buterin himself. A hyper-fauvist take on generative PFP NFTs, BASΞD VITALIK is an authentic homage to crypto-royalty. They feature 100 unique traits, including eyewear, hairstyles, jewellery, hats, callbacks, and skin tone variations. Not only is BASΞD VITALIK meme-able, but it’s also unique and authentic.

    The BASΞD VITALIK Collection mints publicly on February 22nd at 9 PM PST with a price of 0.06 ETH. However, there will be a presale 4 hours pre-mint for a discounted price of 0.03 ETH. To clarify, the qualifications for the discounted pre-mint is to own an NFT from Art101’s Non-Fungible Soup. You can find out the full details on the Based Vitalik website.

    BASED VITALIK will be the first collection in a new line of Art101.io NFT collections called Crypto-icons, based on Cryptocurrency figures and innovators like Vitalik Buterin; including “Fake-Satoshi” and other famous names.

    About Art101: The Creators of Based Vitalik

    Art101 is a company that aims to explore art history with NFTs. They have many collections, namely ‘Non-Fungible Soup’, ‘Mondrian NFT’, ‘Bauhaus Blocks’ and more. Each of their collections has totally minted out.

    Since August 2021, Art101.io has minted over 16,000 NFTs in five collections, generating more than $2 million in sales volume. The launch of BASΞD VITALIK is another example of Art101.io’s quality and philosophy. In fact, Art101.io’s NFT collections stand in strong contrast to today’s costly NFT drops.

    Through a mix of quality artwork and reliable coding, Art101 has obtained various account and collection Verifications with some of the most reputable names in the NFT world, helping to reassure collectors that Art101 NFTs are authentic and well supported. These Verifications include being a Verified NFT Creator on top marketplaces like Opensea and Rarible, and having Verified Collections on marketplaces like Opensea, Mintable.app, FTX, Nifty Gateway, Rarible, and others.

    BASΞD VITALIK is the latest in the line of high-quality Art101 collections, including everything standard in an Art101 collection and more. As with all collections, Art101 continues with this philosophy of verifying itself and its collections with BASΞD VITALIK. Art101 has already obtained a multitude of NFT Drop Calendar Verifications for BASΞD VITALIK, and will immediately be pursuing collection verifications on a variety of marketplaces upon release.

    About Vitalik Buterin

    BASΞD VITALIK is based on Vitalik Buterin who is a Russian-Canadian programmer who is best known for being the co-founder of Ethereum. Notably, he started his career writing for a site named Bitcoin Weekly in 2011, who offered five bitcoin per article, which at the time was worth $3.50. Five Bitcoins are now worth over $200,000 in total. He wrote for the site until it shut down due to low income. Later, he co-founded his own site with a few others, Bitcoin Magazine, which he worked with as a writer. It was after this, in 2013, that he issued a plan for his project. He dropped out of college to chase his dream of starting Ethereum.

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