WHAT ARE THE BEST NFTS TO BUY RIGHT NOW (pART oNE)
By: Sid Richlin
When developing the NFT project, CRYPTO HOMIES, Non-Fungible Arts, Inc. (NFA) worked closely with HOMIES creator and artist David Gonzales. We knew the HOMIES brand legacy and established toy collector fanbase must be considered when creating our interpretation of what makes the best NFT project. Strategically, the team analyzed some of the most popular NFT projects to draw inspiration and best practices. Along the way, we developed a point of view on the best NFTs to buy right now.
CryptoPunks is the OG of NFTs, so it is at the top of our list for the best NFTs to buy. Larva Labs started the project as a software program that generated thousands of similar yet varying images intended for an app or game. When mixed with the emergence of blockchain technology and NFTs, the resulting generative digital art produced 10,000 CryptoPunks with up to seven randomly assigned traits – a foundation seen in most projects today.
While CRYPTO HOMIES is not a generative project, we looked at CryptoPunks because of its cultural roots. Larva Labs chose to create NFTs based on the London punk scene of the 1970s due to its non-conformist vibes. CRYPTO HOMIES’ parent brand, HOMIES, was once perceived as gang-related because it promoted Chicano and lowrider culture seen in the barrios of California. Like CryptoPunks, CRYPTO HOMIES is a culture NFT project.
With HOMIES being a collectible toy brand first, we looked at some of the bestselling NFT projects on the market that had physical toys in their roadmap. Karafuru fit the bill and also had a plan for augmented reality (AR), IRL events, merch, and 3D NFTs, which are all elements in CRYPTO HOMIES NFTs. Since its release, Karafuru has maintained a healthy floor price and a great community, making it one of the best NFTs to buy.
Undoubtedly, Azuki is the biggest NFT project to launch in recent time The NFT project immediately surpassed all other top NFT projects, such as Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), RTFKT and Takashi Murakami’s Clone X, Hape Prime, and even CryptoPunks. The CRYPTO HOMIES team looked at Azuki because of its open-source protocol, ERC721A, which is an improved version of IERC721 that better supports minting multiple NFT tokens closer to the gas fee of minting one NFT. In addition, Azuki plans on creating NFT-based merchandise and even an anime show, making it one of the best NFTs to buy in 2022.