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birdjpg: A Year of Artistic Evolution and Community Growth in the XRPL Universe

It's time to celebrate the “almighty bird” and the remarkable journey of , a one-of-a-kind NFT collection on the (). Over the past year, birdjpg has taken flight and captured the hearts of art enthusiasts and crypto enthusiasts alike. Let's take a look at the highlights of this artistic evolution and the vibrant community that has grown around it.

The Birth of “almighty bird” and the Official Launch

  • On October 31, 2022, the XRPL activated , and “almighty bird” made history as the second-ever minted NFT with a URI on XRPL. This marked the beginning of a remarkable artistic journey.
  • The official site was launched, providing a platform for the collection. All birds were pre-minted, and the site simulated regular “minting” with an equal initial price for everyone.
  • On January 30, 2023, birdjpg started trending on with three sales within 24 hours. The community's support was heartwarming, showing that people cherished the regular bird.
  • The response on Twitter and social media was overwhelming, with users expressing their love for birdjpg. The bond between birdjpg and its community grew stronger.

Reaching 100 Holders and the Eth Migration Vote

  • In March 2023, birdjpg achieved a significant milestone with 100 holders. The bird's nest ensured that every newcomer felt welcomed.
  • In May 2023, the birdjpg community voted overwhelmingly (76%) in favor of migrating some birds to Ethereum, carefully planning the migration to maintain a connection with the XRPL Network.

New Website, Eth Migration Success, and Surprises

  • June 6, 2023, marked the launch of a new website, a successful migration to Ethereum, a coffee giveaway, and even a short film. The birdjpg community enjoyed delightful surprises.

Record-Breaking Sales and Fan Art

  • On July 24, 2023, birdjpg shattered records with an astounding 3,217 sales in 24 hours. The bird's popularity and historic data reached a wide audience, with users proudly displaying the regular bird as their profile picture.
  • The birdjpg community witnessed an outpouring of creativity as artists and enthusiasts created their custom birdjpg art. The community's support was truly awe-inspiring.

birdjpg as a Finalist and the First Babe Bird Sale

  • On September 21, 2023, birdjpg's journey was recognized when it became a finalist in the #buildwithconfidence competition. RippleXDev acknowledged birdjpg's contribution to XRPL.
  • October 13, 2023, marked a significant moment as the first babe bird found a new home. This limited edition bird's sale demonstrated the unwavering commitment of the birdjpg community.

The Future of birdjpg

  • As birdjpg looks ahead, there are no promises, only the certainty of continued artistic expression and community support. The journey has been nothing short of amazing, and the community's role in shaping it has been invaluable.
  • The growth of infrastructure supporting these new features on XRPL has been remarkable, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the community.

birdjpg's one-year journey is a testament to the power of creativity and community in the XRPL universe. As the future unfolds, birdjpg remains a symbol of artistic expression, unity, and the boundless possibilities of the crypto world. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported birdjpg along the way.

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