The initial 10 curators were selected by the VIBES multisig. Additional curators can be onboarded by existing curators (recursively).
There are no standard guidelines, rules, requirements, or criteria for being a curator. Each curator has full autonomy to use the protocol as they see fit, including how and why they add more curators.
Do I Need to Be a Curator to Get My Art into VIBES?
VIBES is closely aligned with Screensaver.World, but there is no official association. Currently all VIBES NFTs are minted on their platform.
The VIBES functionality built on top of Screensaver NFTs was done so permissionlessly -- one of the advantages of the open nature of blockchain applications and a core tenant of VIBES:
Build first, ask for permission later.
Screensaver is dope... check out their Discord for art drops, bidding wars, flash auctions, and more.
How much are VIBES worth?
VIBES are worth whatever somebody is willing to pay for them. VIBES are worth the value of the tokenized representation of holding a VIBES NFT over time. VIBES are worth the equivalent amount of MATIC (or any other digital asset) that can be used to purchase bags on QuickSwap. VIBES are worth the perceived value of having control over the VIBES art collective and cryptonetwork.
🤔 All of these answers are correct. The real question is: what are VIBES worth to you?
How can I get the VIBES airdrop?
The VIBES airdrop program ran until July 12th, 2021 and is no longer active. All recipients of the initial airdrop are considered Founding Members of VIBES.
Visit the VIBES homepage at sickvibes.xyz to see all VIBES art that is currently for sale.
How do I claim mined VIBES?
If you own a VIBES NFT that has claimable VIBES, you can use the Claim UI from the Token Detail page to claim the VIBES from your wallet. This is a one way operation!
How did you "hack" Screensaver World NFTs to mine VIBES?
That expression is a verbal abstraction -- a phrase that evokes the right understanding while being a lossy representation of the actual on-chain mechanisms that mediate the feature.
"I hacked my Screensaver World NFTs to continuously mine VIBES over time" is more accurately said as "I deployed a bookkeeping contract that references the Screensaver NFT contract and locks VIBES inside it that can be released via a time-lock mechanism".
Will VIBES make me rich? Should I sell my VIBES? Is VIBES a good investment?
VIBES is designed to be an experimental curation and utility token.
VIBES is not a currency, financial instrument, or security.
The token and other contracts have not been audited by a third party.
No information on this website (or any other documents mentioned therein) is or may be considered to be advice or an invitation to enter into an agreement for any investment purpose. Furthermore, as VIBES represent an experimental abstract concept, nothing on this website qualifies or is intended to be an offering of securities in any jurisdiction nor does it constitute an offer or an invitation to purchase shares, securities or other financial product.