What are the Aloha NowTee’s?
We aim to launch and fundraise S33D Alpha by distributing 999 limited edition hemp t-shirts, the Aloha NowTee’s. They will be sold in packages of 3 (Small, Medium, Large), with each t-shirt also being assigned a unique digital collectible (ERC-721 token).
We see the NowTee’s as both a collective and collaborative work of art, interweaving facets of both blockchain and organics to create a new medium on which to experiment and fundraise. The sale will help sponsor the development of our first mobile application, as well as continuing to build S33D’s Pod network. Our supporters will also be rewarded with the opportunity to gain early access to our mobile application and aid in the curation of the Genesis Pod’s inventory.
Once your pre-order has been confirmed, your NowTee collectibles will appear in your Metamask wallet (later to be stored within S33D’s mobile application). The digital collectibles allow owners to prove rarity and ownership of the NowTee’s, as well as the ability to claim their t-shirts once ready for shipment. (Please see Shipping below for more details).
1). Proof of Rarity
By providing each NowTee with its own digital collectible, we can prove its rarity as an asset on the Ethereum blockchain. There will only be 999 Aloha NowTee’s ever created, and your ownership of a NowTee’s collectible acts as proof of guardianship.
2). Proof of Ownership
Once the NowTee’s are ready to be shipped, you will use your collectibles (technically their associated wallet) to create a digital signature, thereby proving ownership of the wallet’s assets and the NowTee’s themselves. You’ll later be able to store your collectibles within S33D’s mobile wallet as we begin to experiment with smART canvas templates, curating the origin story of a product through proof of ownership.
3). Proof of Trade
The NowTee sale will act as Phase I of S33D’s Initial Garden Offering (IGO). NowTee buyers will be rewarded with a portion of Hemp Hearts (HMP) released during this phase of the sale, demonstrating the concept of our intended Proof of Trade (PoT) protocol to mint and distribute freely tradable plant tokens at the moment of trade.
Why Use Hemp?
Our partners over at THTC allow us to make our NowTee’s out of organic hemp. There are 2 billion t-shirts made a year, each one using on average 700 gallons of water. The vast majority of these t-shirts made are cotton, a crop that covers over 2.4% of the worlds agricultural land but accounts for a humungous 16% of global pesticide use.
In comparison, hemp uses 2.1 ltrs of water to grow 1kg of fibre, compared to the 9.7 ltrs required by cotton, and requires no pesticides whilst producing on average twice as much fibre per acre.
What Size is my NowTee?
The NowTee’s will be sold in sets of 3 (M, L, XL), but how do you know which collectible relates to which size? Well, there’s a way you can work it out.
Each set comes with 3 digital collectibles which are numbered from 1-999. The first collectible in each set will be the smallest size, the second will be the middle size, and the third will be the largest size. So the first set will contain NowTee #1 (M), #2 (L), and #3 (XL), and so on until set 333.
As the NowTee’s have to be pre-ordered, as well as for data security purposes, we are not taking your shipping details until the t-shirts are ready. Instead, when the NowTee’s are ready to be shipped (approximately 90 days from pre-order), we will send out an announcement asking the owners to claim their NowTee(s). When you buy your NowTee’s, we’ll ask you to provide an email address we can reach you on.
Owners will claim their t-shirts by using their digital collectibles (technically it’s associated wallet, e.g. Metamask) to create a digital signature and in turn verify ownership of the asset. Owners will then be provided with a 100% OFF discount code, useable on THTC’s NowTee checkout page where you can fill in your shipping details and claim your t-shirt(s). We will provide more information on how to do this closer to the time.
To find out more on how to prepare your Metamask wallet for the upcoming sale, please click here.
For help on how to buy Ethereum, please click here.
To learn more on the importance of private key ownership please see our post “Keys to the Castle: An Intro to Crypto Keys & Wallets”.