Knitting and NFTs? Meet Knfty World

Knfty World

So the last interview of 2021 is upon us, fear not we have plenty more lined up for 2022.

We round out the year by chatting to Knfty World, a unique project combining the worlds of knitting and NFTs!

If you have missed any of our previous interviews, you can find them all here.

Tell us a little about Knfty World, what type of artwork is it, what size drop?

Knfty is a construct of Knitting, NFT and Nifty combined. We want to create our own brand hence why we call it Knfty World.

These are 3D knitted style avatars, with 800 NFTs being for presale (WL) group and the remaining 8000 being for the public release.

Where did the idea for the project come from?

My mother-in-law inspired me for this project. I got married over a year ago and had a kid later on. My mother-in-law would knit clothes for my child. I later found out that, she knits clothes on a regular basis and donates those clothes to hospitals.

I found this really amazing and started to take part in those activities with her. This is when I was just learning about NFTs and thought it would be a great and unique idea to bring to the space.

What makes this project unique?

Our commitment to quality and not releasing our project until fully satisfied. The experience our team brings.

The fact that we will donate 3% of our earnings and 8,800 knitted clothes to the hospitals to go with the theme of our avatar.

Knfty Spartan

What about the team behind the project? Tell us a bit about the team, what are your background(s) and what has lead you to start this project.

We started this project off with a 3-person team. Me as the project lead, Fernando as the artist and Haris as the programmer.

We each have over 5 years in our respective fields. We have since started to look for more people from the community to help us in our future endeavours with the project.

What is the long term vision for the project? Is there a roadmap at this stage or will you be building as you go?

We have quite a few things planned. The reason we are called Knfty World is because we plan to have our own metaverse styled world.

From having Knfty Creatures in the world, to having a game and our own coin for staking. More things to follow as we develop this into a brand.

How important do you feel it is, as a new project, to build a community around your project before rushing into a mint?

It all comes down to building the community. And not just having numbers in discord but being able to have a community that is engaging.

We worked tirelessly to build a type of community where anyone and everyone can come in feeling welcomed. If a project’s community is weak, then the project is bound to fail.

What got the team interested in Blockchain and NFT’s?

As previously mentioned, when I discovered my mother-in-law knitting clothes and donating to hospitals, it was a eureka moment for me. I have been in crypto for the past 5 years, and I was discovering NFTs for the past 3-4 months. It just happened to all click together and here we are.

Why did you choose to launch on Cardano?

We initially wanted to launch on Solana because of smart contracts and our programmer being familiar with the Rust language.

The Solana community is not something we admired. Ever since we came over to Cardano, we have been welcomed with open arms and it shows how strong the Cardano community is.

We were drawn by the community and how other project leads help one another out.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far with this project?

The biggest challenge might be the time commitment and commitment to quality we are trying to achieve with the project. I feel as if I need to be on 24/7 to have the project succeed and want to have all questions answered.

Our mods do great work, but I have a hard time letting go. With quality, I am very picky and try to get everything to be perfect. And that sometimes delays things.

I believe in quality over just rushing a project.

As project creators yourselves how do you feel about the recent “rug pulls” or project abandonments?

Rug pulls and abandonments of a project leave a bad taste for any investor and hurts the overall CNFT Market.

I have personally been subjected to rug pulls and a few abandoned projects. Its is very sad that people would do that to other people’s hard-earned money, people who trusted these projects and the teams behind these projects.

I believe, with us being doxed, it ensures we are held accountable and incentivises us to keep doing better.

How do you see the NFT space evolving over the next few months?

I keep saying that NFTs started with art, but it will be more than just that. Art is good but we need to differentiate ourselves with physical art by providing utility which physical art cannot or is not intended to provide.

There are many forms of utility an NFT can provide, which could even be discounts at some clubs or providing staking options for holders or providing extra NFTs for holders. Anything that gives more value other than just art pieces.

What project would you ideally love to do a collaboration with?

We have not decided on a collaboration with anyone yet. Our primary focus is on launching a great product and realising our road map before we even think of a collaboration.

Personally, collaborations do not provide too much value to a project. We would rather dedicate that time and energy to our own project’s needs. But, if we were to collaborate with anyone, it would have to be the Yummi Universe project as they are just as adorable as our little Knfty Creatures.

Do you guys collect NFT’s too? What’s your favourite? Can we see it?

We started as NFT collectors before we even thought about starting a project. Although, most of us don’t hold any NFTs anymore due to time constraints, but we keep an eye out on the market to see what is happening around us.

I personally have tried to mint Ugly Bros and Lucky Planet which I was not successful with. Those are the only 2 projects I would hold if I could mint them.

Thanks to Knfty World for taking time over the festive season to answer our questions, if you’d like to know more or connect with the team you can follow them on Twitter or jump into the Discord.

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