January 2022 Medium Update
Happy New Year, sons and daughters of Dogira! We hope that each of you had a restful holiday season. Many members of the community have waited patiently for the year to turn, because they know we have some HUGE things planned for this year — yeah we’re bringing out the big guns.
In this Medium Update, we are going to dig into our brand new NFT toolkit and the upcoming Hanzo NFT sale, review December’s DAO voting session, cover an addition to the Dogira.Finance single-staking pool, and get you updated on events happening later this month.
Before we get to it, if you missed both of the December Medium Updates, be sure to click the links below to get caught up:
Dogira’s New Toy
With Hanzo’s NFT mint just around the corner, we thought it was about time you got more information about the latest weapon in our arsenal: the NFT toolkit.
One of the growing trends in the NFT space is giving the illusion of randomness — leading to the feeling of rarity and cool combinations favoring early adopters, friends, and people heavily invested in these projects. Taking a firm stand for verifiable randomness, Eoghan created an NFT toolkit that utilizes Chainlink’s VRF randomization to ensure that the deck is not stacked for anyone. Every NFT generated from it is dictated by their on-chain randomizer and rarity values.
Eoghan has been putting the tool through its paces, testing and retesting to ensure that it works perfectly every time. In a recent test, this tool was able to generate more than 100 NFTs per minute, with a combination factor of 800 BILLION.
With the tool’s flexibility, we are able to employ a few different modes of operation for it.
With a dedicated server, it is able to perform on-demand minting and generation for collections featuring a limitless supply. The tool’s backend is web server-driven, meaning that for collections that feature this on-demand minting, images are served and cached for near-instant generation.
On the other hand, we are also able to pre-generate a collection and fully upload it to OpenSea (or another NFT marketplace), as a low-overhead solution for fixed-supply projects; this is the method the Hanzo team chose to employ.
In both cases, the tool is easily controlled through spreadsheet data and component/layer storage solutions. All a team has to do is produce a spreadsheet with the parameters for their items and generation details (such as rarity factors), along with their NFT assets.
We can then feed the information to the toolkit and it does the rest. And as we’ve discussed in the past, it can also manage automatic profit sharing between Dogira and the NFT project’s wallet(s).
We have a hunch that it is going to serve us well for future products 😉
Hanzo NFT Launch
The much-anticipated NFT launch for Hanzo will kick off on Friday, January 14th at 6:00 pm EST for those on the whitelist. If you’re not whitelisted yet, head over to their Discord server to find out how or email email@example.com!
Whitelist Presale Details
WL Access Period: 48 hours
Price: 75 MATIC
Max Mints: 10
Public Sale Details
Begins: Sunday, January 16th at 6:00 pm EST
Price: 100 MATIC
Max Mints: 25
Finally, these NFTs will be available on Polygon, through Dogira.Finance, meaning you will be able to mint without oppressive gas fees. This is Hanzo’s first massive step toward their ambitious MMO project and moving their project onto our home chain.
The DAO Experiment
Back in December, we held a community DAO vote on eight different avenues for expanding access to the token and functionality to our staking ecosystem. Overall, the results were in line with what we were thinking internally — but for those who have not seen them yet, here’s how things shook out:
- Tier 1 CEX Listing: Top Priority — 30.88m Dogira
- LP Staking Emissions: Feels correct — 19.87m Dogira
- Single-staking Emissions: Feels correct — 38.97m Dogira
- High-vested Holder Privileges: Approved — 60.36m Dogira
- High-commitment Pools: Approved — 59.53m Dogira
- Non-utility NFTs: Approved — 59.55m Dogira
- Bridge to BSC: Disapproved — 51.95m Dogira
- Bridge to CRO: Approved — 35.3m Dogira
We hear you guys loud and clear about the Tier 1 CEX listing. Unhindered access is extremely important to widespread token adoption. While we cannot give you any news on that front at the moment, we will be sure to give you an update once we have made significant headway on that item.
As Eoghan noted in the last AMA, despite community sentiment on the LP and single-staking pools being overwhelmingly positive, we may be taking a look at emission rates and tweaking them where feasible. Some pools have felt a little low with emissions, and we will provide information to the community if we make any changes!
Internal talks have begun around high-commitment pools and high-vested privileges. It may take some time for us to get these rates and access levels worked out, so we ask for some patience as we consider the best course of action on these items.
We found the level of community support for non-utility NFTs pretty interesting! With Eoghan having wrapped up development on the NFT toolkit, we think that its flexibility could be quite useful for all types of NFT projects. Given that many NFT projects are lacking polish or action plans for long-term sustainability, we will be sure to carefully consider which projects we invite to the ecosystem we are building.
Finally, we come to the bridge propositions. To anyone who was hoping for a BSC bridge, we are sorry to inform you… the community has spoken: BSC is off the table. That said, the team is looking into bridging to CRO and how we make the best use of it.
As we said in the details of each voting area, we will be taking all results under consideration. We will prioritize the community’s wishes as best as we can, within reason. Thank you for voting, and we look forward to giving you updates on this list as we are able!
LINK in the Pool
We recently added a limited-time single-staking pool where you can stake your Dogira for $LINK! Enjoy this pool while it lasts — and if you missed the early APR gains, be sure to check out some of the other single-staking pools. Both the $CRYSTL and $BANANA pools are looking pretty desirable right now…
If you recently staked and want to switch pools please remember to check that you’ve hit your zero-fee unstaking block. While there may be a minimal lock-up period on some pools, we want to make sure that new stakers are not unintentionally losing their Dogira to withdrawal fees.
Keep a lookout for more limited-time pool and refill announcements in the future.
We have a fairly packed month ahead of us, some of which you learned about above. One of the big things we want to make sure you do NOT miss is this month’s DYGYCON event. Skyler will be making an announcement for attendees, so make sure you’re there to hear it!
What: DYGYCON 7
When: January 21st — 23rd
Dogira’s Panel: Saturday, January 22nd at 3 pm EST
Now that Hanzo’s NFT generation is wrapping up, Eoghan is shifting his attention to the next project:
The Split or Steal blockchain port will begin focused development soon.
At this time we do not have official dates or release timelines to share. The project will take some dedicated time to complete to Eoghan’s standards and we will provide updates once we are happy with the product.
Until next time!
-The Dogira Team