Building a strong community in the NFT-Art-World - Introducing the NFTHypeSquad

in OCD2 years ago (edited)
Authored by @anafae


Hey Hello Hive Community!

We are the NFTHypeSquad, a (not so) small collective of NFT-artists and -collectors, whose aim it is to build a community where empathy, kindness, support and love are at the forefront.

It all began as a seed of an idea by CryptoPom, T3D and PixelatedWorld, who met on Twitter, finding themselves in a mess of shill-threads, clout-chasers, Foundation invite contest threads and general chaos, which was the NFT-Community at the time.

It takes a lot of energy to navigate through the weird Twitter-NFT-world and try to get seen as an artist.
So they decided to build their own community, where artists are able to connect and support each other.

From there the collective grew, we are currently over 200 creatives, all eager build a place where everyone feels supported and appreciated within this crazy world called NFT-space.

We have all kinds of different projects going on, latest being a 24 hour art jam and the launch of our own podcast :)

And we're looking forward to start sharing all that fun stuff with you!

Another reason to start our blog here on the Hive blockchain is to be able to support artists who want to start selling their art on @NFTShowroom.

Ethereum still holds the biggest marketplaces for NFT's, but the high gas fees make it difficult for many artists as well as collectors to make a start. So we find it very important to support the alternative platforms and make it easy for artists to get a foot in the door.

All earnings from this blog will be used to raise a fund to help artists to get started on NFTShowroom!

We're very happy to join the amazing Community here on Hive now and looking forward to make some valuable new connections <3

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This lovely creature was created by GIT for our ongoing NFTHypeSquid Project, which we're gonna write about soon, too :)

Find us on Twitter, and follow if you like!


This is fantastic! It's good to know that already more and more people are on twitter talking about NFTShowroom, since, as you mention, almost all collectors are looking for Ether NFTs and it makes it difficult for those of us who are starting out and don't have much time in the NFT market to sell any pieces.

Yes, there are so many other possibilities to mint nft's other than on Eth, and NFTShowroom is in my opinion really one of the best.
I think also collectors will eventually jump on the train :)

Thank you! Yes, we're trying to spread the word :) I guess also collectors will eventually find their way to the alternative platforms and the nft-business will spread out a bit over time.
That's why we try to get more artists starting on NFTShowroom :)

I love this idea!!!!!!!!! Gave you a reblog so hopefully it gets more eyeballs :)

Thanks so much, Julia! That helps a lot!

!LUV that you are supporting artists who want to join the NFT world. !PIZZA for you guys. Wishing you success in this effort.

How did you know? We all love pizza! We're just always discussing if pinapple belongs on one or not ^^ There are lots of different opinions about that in the Squad. It's a delicate subject ...

Yes, we hope that we can raise a proper Hive fund over time to be able to get people started on NFTShowroom. It's such a great alternative to all the platforms on Eth!

Thanks a lot for the comment and the Pizza <3

Who doesn't like pizza? I'm a pineapple on !PIZZA guy myself so that tells something about my tastes. lol.

I think there are many artists who aren't into this thing yet, especially here in the Philippines. Hope you guys find success and funding to use on the NFTShowroom. :)

Love the squid btw...

Thanks a lot! It might take a while, but we're working steadily towards success :)
Yes, NFT's are still not very mainstream, but it's probably gonna be one day, we're lucky to be early in the game.

Yes, the squid! This one's made by Git, a great artist in our collective! I'm gonna tell him! :)

Awesome. Good day, man. :)



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Hi! Good job and great idea! Following you on Twitter now. Will be happy to join any initiatives and jams.

Hey, cool, thank you for the support!!

If you want to the Squad, it's best to just reach out to one of our moderators, the people linked above in the post :) They always like to get to know the people a bit first before they invite new members.

Thank you, I will do this now :)


Yay, thanks!

This sounds very cool! First I'm hearing about it and what great news for a Friday!
Following everything I can find here and on Twitter now.
This is just another example of how great the #HIVE community is and how nothing like this can be created on ΞTH.

Ooh, thanks a lot! We're so happy to finally have made it to Hive! So cool to have the opportunity to earn Hive to be able to support our community <3

YES!!! So glad to see this blog taking shape. The Squad are everywhere!! Love you, Ana! :D

Thank you, Pom! So excited to start this project <3

I've seen the squad grow and grow and grow, and I love what is happening. Looking forward to what's to come.

Yes, it's getting pretty serious ^^ and we're happy to have a new way of reaching people here on Hive.

Thanks for your comment! <3

It really was so increasingly exhausting to watch my posts die in these shill threads set by people that act like they care about your work to sneak a follow or repost. They also don't realize that for some people, it takes a lot for them to step out of their comfort zone and share their art and to see it be ignored only cuts deeper into it.

1/X of the squad! I've learned so much, been inspired, and they've made the journey something I can actually enjoy. so glad to be here. <3


Same here! I was picked up by the Squad on my second day on Twitter, when I still was totally confused and overwhelmed by the space. I was so used to the slower and comfy life here on Hive ^^ It was so good to find a place and other artists, where I could rest a bit and ask questions and find support <3

Aw, thank you, Don!
We're happy to have you with us! It's so important to build community in this crazy space and support each other!


Oooh, thanks a lot! <3<3<3

Hello @nfthypesquad! This is @traciyork from the @ocd (Original Content Decentralized) curation team. We noticed you shared your first post here on Hive and introduced yourself to the community - congratulations and welcome!

And I'm echoing other people here who have said what an awesomesauce idea this is! After I finish dropping this comment, I'm going to go give you a follow on my personal account & I'll be sure point artists from the community (new and old) in your direction. 😊

Speaking of community, we have many different ones here on the blockchain, devoted to all kinds of interests. Here's a link so you can check them all out - Hive Communities

If you have questions, feel free to hop into the OCD Discord server and we'll do our best to answer them, and again welcome to Hive!

Oooh, thank you so much! We couldn't have hoped for a better start here <3 Everyone is so welcoming and we already got so much support by the community! It's amazing!

We're very excited about this project. It might take some time to raise a decent amount of Hive to really be able to support our artists, but we'll be working on it steadily :)

We'll slowly be exploring Hive and the Communities, but we have some Squad members already blogging here for a while, so there are some people who can give guidance :)

Thank you again for all your help, it's really really much appreciated! <3

Hi guys, I have a few works on
and they really need the support you wish to share, ready to contribute talking about the
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as well, happy to have you here!

Thank you! <3
We just started here and hope to raise a fund to be able to sponsor artists their first minting costs.
Maybe sometime in the future we can think about collecting too. But for now we're working on earning some Hive here :)

I love being a part of this!

Yay, you made a Hive account!! Great!! Followed you :)
We love to have you with us! <3

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