1. How large is the Collection?
The Collection contains 1,001 NFTs and it will be available in 2 Phases.
3. How many pixels are the art pieces?
Each NFT in the Collection is 2400 x 2400 pixels, so a total of 5,760,000 pixels makes up each NFT.
4. In what format is the NFT Art stored?
All NFTs are PNGs at 32 bit. This format allows for lossless compression, wider color depth, sharper edges, and solid colors, compared to other formats like jpeg, tiff, gif, etc.
The size of the NFTs can vary from 60 KB to up to 10 MB.
5. Why PNG-32 and not PNG-8?
Many NFTs currently available on NFT marketplaces are PNG-8s that contain only 256 colors. They require less storage and thus are cheaper to keep on blockchain servers. All Batty Banties are stored as PNG-32s because they are made from a color palette of 16 million.
6. Where is the NFT collection stored?
The ERC-721 Tokens are all stored on the Ethereum Blockchain.
During minting, metadata and Art are stored on a Secured Server that encrypts the data during release, thus preventing sniping of NFTs.
Finally, the collection is stored on Secure IPFS servers around the world (with 4 Replications, dedicated Gateways, and >100GB bandwidth), so deletion of the files is virtually impossible.
7. Why Ethereum and not Polygon?
Ethereum blockchain is an established technology. Compared to Polygon, it is not a side chain. It is much more decentralized than Polygon making it more secure and bug resistant.
Polygon is under continuous thread of colluded attack by the three main validators that control 54% of the staked Matic. You can verify this for yourself at Polygon’s staking explorer. Minting an NFT on Polygon might be cheaper, but your assets are at a much greater risk residing on its chain.
We are serious about our NFT Project and keeping it secure is paramount, Ethereum will be a better home than any other blockchains out there.
8. What Safety & Security measures are in place?
The collection is stored on secure IPFS servers around the world (with 4 Replications, and dedicated Gateways), so deletion of the files is virtually impossible.
The collection is also stored on 2 separate, isolated & hibernating servers, as a backup.
The collection is also stored on USBs, in bank vaults or secure locations around the world, as a backup.
ERC-721 Token transaction data is also backed up on a separate server in case anything needs to be recovered.
So there are 4 security measures in place to make sure the art can never be deleted, no matter what the situation of the world might be.
We take the security & safety of our art projects very seriously.
9. How was the Collection created?
First, 1000 art building layers were created by CrayJohn.
These building layers then went through 17 lossless compressions and conversion (which took 5 days), to create usable building blocks for the next step.
Timmy then fused the building blocks, following its own rules.
It took Timmy 11 days to randomly generate the NFTs. (This is about 100x longer compared to any other program currently used by other NFT creators)
After the creation of the NFT Art was completed, the NFTs were no longer altered in any way and were uploaded straight away to the servers.
Timmy was taught what makes up an NFT (e.g. Properties, Colors, Traits, Trait Types, etc.).
Timmy then went ahead and scanned the majority of NFTs on Marketplaces (OpenSea, etc.). This took 56 days.
Based on this gathered information, Timmy then created its own rules on how to generate the NFT collection.
Timmy had to:
Choose the Traits that will be in the collection (1,000 Art Building Blocks to choose from).
Choose the Color of the Traits (16 million colors to choose from).
Choose the Trait Names (500,000 Trait Names to choose from).
Choose the Orientation of the Traits (check out the "One Trait can affect other Traits" Rule).
Randomly Generate the 1,001 NFTs from the chosen Traits (1 Trillion possible NFT Combinations).
Choose random NFTs (1-10 NFTs) to modify as it sees fit (10,000 Filters and Effects to choose from). This includes ******** NFTs to be revealed later on.
11. Was the collection randomly generated?
Yes, the collection was randomly generated by the Artificial Intelligence called Timmy 3.0.
Normally coding of a randomizer for an image creation takes 500 lines of code. Timmy in comparison took more than 25,000 lines of code, to correctly choose the right layers and bring them together to form a harmonious image.
Trait rarity was also randomly generated by Timmy, with some Traits being rarer than others. (There are one-of-a-kind Traits (0.009% chance) in the collection.)
Only Timmy had the right to decide on the rules to join the building blocks together.
The Human Team was not allowed to interfere in the building process in any way.
12. Rule: “One Trait can affect other Traits”?
This is one of the rules that were implemented by AI Timmy 3.0, during the random generation of the collection.
Explanation of rule:
“The presence of one Trait has the right to change the Color and Orientation of another Trait, but is not allowed to change the Trait Borders, General Appearance and Trait name.”
Note: The “One Trait can affect other Traits” power was bestowed to only ONE Trait in this collection.