Welcome to VeeFriends, an NFT project by Gary Vaynerchuk, below are the most common and important questions to get you started on purchasing a VeeFriends token.
What is VeeFriends?
VeeFriends is the name of Gary Vaynerchuk’s NFT collection. He created VeeFriends to bring to life his ambitions of building a community around his creative and business passions using NFT technology and their smart contract capabilities.By owning a VeeFriend NFT, you immediately become part of the VeeFriends community and get access to VeeCon.
How many VeeFriends NFTs are there?
There are 10,255 VeeFriends tokens for this inaugural collection.
What is VeeCon?
All VeeFriends token owners get access to VeeCon. VeeCon is a multi-day event exclusively for NFT holders. Your NFT will give you a three year access pass. The conference will be focused around business, marketing, ideas, creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, competition and of course, fun. Gary’s focus is to curate the best experience for his community, bringing enormous access and informational value to all the VeeFriends token holders in attendance. If you own two VeeFriends tokens, this means you have two tickets to VeeCon. All dates and locations will be announced at least 180 days in advance for VeeCon 2022, 2023, 2024. The first VeeCon will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 19-22, 2022.
How Long Does My VeeFriends Token Last?
The VeeFriends token as an art and collectable lasts forever. The additional underlying benefits of the VeeFriends access, gift, and admission NFTs will expire May 4, 2024.
Much like 1995 and 2005, when Gary saw a macro trend with the internet and then Web 2.0, he knew the only way he was going to understand NFTs was to actually be a part of it. Gary believes that NFTs will be here for the rest of his life. Gary intends to actively be consulting, investing, advising and speaking about NFTs, and so he needed to have his own project to test, learn and understand everything about it. At the end of the day, Gary is a practitioner and operator. He would never speak about NFTs unless he was entrenched in how they work and involved firsthand in the process.
What's the story behind the VeeFriends characters?
The characters represent human traits that Gary most admires. He focused on traits that he believes will lead to happiness and success.He also created characters based on popular culture references. Gary called them friends because he believes that business with friends can be fun and you can build a community around common interests and support one another through friendship, kindness and empathy.
Did Gary draw all the VeeFriends characters?
Yes. Gary imagined, created and drew all 268 of the VeeFriends characters himself.
Are all the tokens the same?
There are three categories of tokens: Access, Gift, and Admission. However all token holders receive a three year access pass to VeeCon, an exclusive experience for VeeFriends NFT holders to interact with Gary and his special guests in a curated themed event around business.
Which Tokens are 1 of 1 Artwork?
VeeFriends 1 of 1 Art tokens have just 1 existing edition of their token art within the VeeFriends family. Token art is the drawing and background featured on a VeeFriends token. All 90 in person access tokens are 1 of 1s as well as all 1,175 Spectacular tokens.
Will the NFTs be sold on open marketplaces?
Primary sales of VeeFriends NFTs will be on VeeFriends.com. VeeFriends tokens will appear on secondary marketplaces like OpenSea and Rarible etc. for resale purchase. VeeFriends NFTs will adhere to the ERC-721 standard.
Can I resell my VeeFriends?
Yes. VeeFriends tokens can be resold on NFT marketplaces such as OpenSea and Rarible etc. If a VeeFriends token is resold there will be a 10% royalty fee to VeeFriends. Gary has pledged to donate 1% of all future VeeFriends royalties to charities of his choosing.
What are you doing about the environmental impact of your NFT collection?
To offset the environmental impact, VeeFriends will be making contributions towards DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) to benefit renewable energy (such as solar, wind etc), carbon offsets, and support ETH 2.0 Proof of Stake (PoS) development which is more energy efficient.
How do I purchase a VeeFriends NFT?
In order to purchase a VeeFriends NFT, you will need to conduct two important steps. First, you will need to purchase ETH from a crypto-currency exchange such as Coinbase, Gemini, or Binance. Once you have completed that step, you will need to transfer your ETH into a non-custodial digital wallet like MetaMask, Portis or WalletConnect compatible wallets. These wallets connect to the VeeFriends website and allow you to purchase an NFT. For your reference, here are blog posts outlining in detail how to set up a crypto wallet, as well as the basic steps to take to send ETH to your wallet.
What is so special about this NFT collection?
Each NFT will have a specific message and meaning and provide metadata with on chain storage of media. The premise of Gary’s approach is to create access and serve his community. VeeFriends are all about utility and access, meaning each NFT will have different levels of access and activities through the smart contract attached with each investment thus giving them “utility” through metadata. Over the last 15 years, he has spent time interacting with hundreds of thousands of people -- what VeeFriends will allow will be a structure around these interactions.
The token is the key that unlocks you into Gary’s world.
Will VeeFriends’ token owners be able to collect royalties?
Due to various reasons (including legal and regulatory concerns), VeeFriends cannot establish or distribute potential royalties to token owners.
Can I merchandise my VeeFriends?
All VeeFriends characters and tokens are intellectual property owned by VeeFriends LLC, as such token owners cannot sell or distribute VeeFriends characters or designs in any way.
Where can I interact with other VeeFriends NFT collectors?
We’re always hanging out on our VeeFriends discord channel :)
What blockchain are these NFTs minted on?
NFTs are minted on ERC-721 compliant contracts deployed to the Ethereum blockchain. This is the "gold standard" and most widely-supported format for digital collectibles.
What if I cannot redeem my benefit due to COVID?
If you cannot redeem your token due to any COVID related issues, we will honor our commitment and a VeeFriends representative will be there to support you.
There is a unique story behind each VeeFriends character and a purposeful structure to the VeeFriends tokens.Before purchasing any VeeFriends NFT, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with all the VeeFriends characters and what each token has to offer.
How are the tokens organized?
There are 10,255 VeeFriends tokens that are organized in three categories -- Access, Gift and Admission. You will see that Gary has drawn and created 268 unique VeeFriends characters.
VeeFriends Access tokens are redeemable or verifiable tokens that unlock unique experiences with Gary, such as going garage-saling with him, playing tennis, or having dinner. There are 300 VeeFriends access tokens. 210 that give virtual access and 90 with in person access. All 90 in person access tokens are 1 of 1 art tokens, meaning they have a unique and original token art. Additionally, all VeeFriends access token holders, like all VeeFriends token holders, receive a three year access pass to VeeCon. The additional underlying benefits of the VeeFriends access tokens will expire May 4, 2024.
165 of these access tokens have Group Access. Group Access is an experience where token holders can redeem their token to spend time with Gary and other group access token holders. Below are the names and quantities of theVeeFriends characters with Group Access.
- (10) Breakfast Bat (In person)
- (10) Brunch Bear (In person)
- (10) Lunch Ladybug (In person)
- (10) Dinner Dear (In person)
- (125) Hangout Hawks (Virtual)
108 of these access tokens have one-to-one access. One-to-one access is an experience where VeeFriends token holders have the opportunity to redeem one on one time with Gary.These are the names and quantities of the VeeFriends tokens that offer individual one-to-one access to Gary.
- (85) Facetime Flea, Facetime Frog, Facetime Fly, Facetime Five, Facetime Fox (Virtual)
- (1) Garage Salin Yale
- (1) Supper Sunfish
- (1) Workout Wolf
- (1) Part of the Team Dream
- (1) Podcast Panther
- (1) Courtside Cat
- (3) Mentor Meeting Mongoose
- (1) Jam Session Snail
- (1) “Wine Shopping Spree” Woodchuk
(5) Keynote Koala
- These token holders have unlimited access to any of Gary’s public keynote speeches anywhere in the world. To activate this token after you purchase it, there is a verification process. Please note, travel and accommodation is not included with the token.
- (1) Shadow Me Scorpion
- (1) Poker Pirate
- (1) “Gone Fishing” Fish
22 of these access tokens have competition access. Competition access is an experience where a VeeFriends token holder has the opportunity to redeem time to compete with Gary in a game.Below are the names and quantities of the VeeFriends characters with competition access.
- (9) Bowling Boa
- (5) Basketball Butterfly
- (1) Bubble Hockey Basset Hound
- (1) Checkers Chicken
- (3) Uno Unicorn
- (1) Ping Pong Kalong
- (1) Tennis Elbow
- (1) Video Game Vulture
5 of these access tokens have Scholarship Access. Scholarship access is an experience where an applicant applies to become the token holder and has the opportunity to redeem mentoring and coaching from Gary personally as well as his professional network. Below are the names and quantities of the VeeFriends characters with scholarship access. You do not pay for a scholarship access token. These tokens are managed through an application process only.
- (5) Sorcerer Scholarship
Gift Tokens: VeeFriends Gift tokens are verifiable tokens to a gifting experience curated by Gary and the VeeFriends team. There are 555 gift tokens. Additionally, VeeFriends Gift tokens, like all VeeFriends tokens, receive a three year access pass to VeeCon. The additional underlying benefits of the VeeFriends Gift tokens will expire May 4, 2024.
Admission Tokens: Admission Tokens are tokens that come with different levels of rarity and collectability. There are 9,400 Admission Tokens. What’s unique about the Admission tokens is that there are different quantity levels within each character type. Additionally, Admission tokens, like all VeeFriends tokens, receive a three year access pass to VeeCon. The breakdown of Admission tokens within each type of character is listed below:
Each character type has 40 Tokens
- (20) Core
- (20) Limited
- (8) Rare
- (5) Very rare
- (2) Epic
Spectaculars *all Spectaculars are 1 of 1 Art tokens, with only one edition found within the VeeFriends collection
- (1) Hologram
- (1) Gold
- (1) Bubblegum
- (1) Lava
- (1) Diamond
- Each character type has 40 Tokens
Gary Originally Owned
What’s the Gary “GOO” collection?
Gary has decided to create a special personal collection of tokens that are marked with a “GOO” badge -- which stands for Gary’s Original Ownership and publicly authenticates Gary’s original ownership for any future token holders. These tokens are not for sale during the inaugural release, but you can view them under “Gary’s Collection” on VeeFriends.com
What is VeeCon?
VeeFriends token owners get access to VeeCon. VeeCon is a multi-day event exclusively for NFT token holders. Your NFT will give you a three year access pass to attend VeeCon in 2022, 2023 and 2024. The conference will be focused around business, marketing, ideas, creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, competition, and of course fun. Gary’s focus is to curate the best experience for his community, bringing enormous access and informational value to all VeeFriends token holders in attendance.
When and where is VeeCon?
The first VeeCon will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 19-22, 2022. We will be announcing all the details including the date, location and line up for our VeeFriends community via email and our discord channel.
Can you have multiple admissions to VeeCon?
Yes. Every VeeFriends NFT is an admission to VeeCon, for example if you own two VeeFriends tokens you have two admissions to VeeCon.
How do we buy VeeFriends NFTs?
You can buy your VeeFriends NFTs here on VeeFriends.com but you will need to connect to a MetaMask, Portis, or WalletConnect compatible wallet to purchase them using Ethereum (ETH).
Will all 10,255 VeeFriends tokens be released on May 5th?
No. VeeFriends tokens will be released every day on VeeFriends.com.Every inaugural VeeFriend token will be released to the public for purchase with a scheduled auction.
Why are VeeFriends sold via auction?
In order to create a VeeFriends marketplace and to do our best to ensure no auctions can be maliciously bid on or manipulated, VeeFriends tokens will be sold via a Dutch auction.
Can I buy more than one VeeFriend?
Can I purchase VeeFriends NFTs with my credit card?
No, in order to purchase a VeeFriend NFT you will need to have a digital wallet with ETH currency.
Is there a specific digital wallet needed to purchase a VeeFriend token?
You will need a non-custodial wallet to be able to purchase an NFT. VeeFriends.com accepts wallet payments from MetaMask, Portis, and WalletConnect compatible wallets. We have written several articles on Gary’s blog outlining how to set up a MetaMask wallet. You can also watch this video. You will need to transfer ETH into one of these non-custodial wallets.
How do I download and install MetaMask?
Please refer to this article for a step-by-step guide: “How to set up a Metamask wallet.” You can also watch this video.
Can you buy a portion of a VeeFriends Token?
You cannot buy a portion of a VeeFriends token.
Can you rent out a Token?
In order to redeem a benefit we must be able to verify on the chain that you own the token at the time the benefit is being deployed or activated.
How Many Redemptions Does a Token Have?
You can verify the amount of redemptions a token has by visiting the specific token’s page on VeeFriends.com and viewing the redemption count as marked by our redemption key symbol. VeeFriends’ redemption counts are also viewable on OpenSea under a token’s properties.
If I bought an “Access” token how can I redeem it?
Each access token has a redemption count represented by a key icon which you can see on the token’s display page. The opening of the verification process for Access token owners will be released on VeeFriends.com before July 4th, 2021. We will be providing the details on redemption through our VeeFriends Discord channel and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date on how to redeem your access token.
How do I redeem my Gift Token?
The opening of the verification process for Gift Goat token owners will be released on VeeFriends.com before July 4th, 2021.Those who purchase a Gift Token will need to verify their address through VeeFriends.com to activate their gifting experience.Make sure you’re subscribed to our mailing list and are a member of our discord channel for all the updates.
How do I get my ticket to VeeCon?
By owning any VeeFriends token, you automatically receive access to attend VeeCon. You are able to claim more than one admission to VeeCon if you own more than one VeeFriend, for example, if you own 3 VeeFriends, you have 3 admissions to VeeCon. We will be sharing all the details on the event through our VeeFriends Discord channel, and our email mailing list.
VeeFriends Glossary of Terms
A VeeFriends character is a unique drawing and name.
VeeFriends NFTs are categorized into three groups based on the utility they provide, Access tokens, Gift tokens, and Admission tokens.
The VeeFriends’ digital asset (Non-fungible token) which is available for purchase.
Admission tokens are verifiable tokens for access to VeeCon. There are 9,400 admission tokens.
Limited Tokens come with different levels of rarity and collectability. There are 4,700 Limited Tokens, made up of Rare, Very Rare, Epic and Spectacular tokens.
Group Access Tokens:
Group access tokens unlock unique experiences with Gary and a group of other VeeFriends token owners. There are 165 group access tokens.
One-on-one Access Tokens:
One-on-one access tokens unlock a unique experience with Gary one-on-one.There are 108 one-on-one access tokens.
Competition Access Tokens:
Competition access tokens unlock the unique experience of competing with Gary. There are 22 competition access tokens.
Scholarship Access Tokens:
Scholarship tokens are awarded to a Sorcerer Scholarship applicant. There are 5 scholarship access tokens.
Gift tokens are verifiable for a gifting experience curated by Gary and the VeeFriends team. There are 555 Gift tokens.
Bubble Gum Tokens:
Bubble Gum is a type of Spectacular, there are 235 Bubble Gum tokens, one for every VeeFriends Admission character.
Diamond is a type of Spectacular token, there are 235 Diamond tokens, one for every VeeFriends Admission character.
Gold is a type of Spectacular token, there are 235 Gold tokens, one for every VeeFriends Admission character.
Hologram is a type of Spectacular token, there are 235 Hologram tokens, one for every VeeFriends Admission character.
Lava is a type of Spectacular token, there are 235 Hologram tokens, one for every VeeFriends Admission character.
Core tokens are a type of VeeFriends Admission tokens. There are 4,700 VeeFriends Core tokens, twenty for every VeeFriends Admission character.
There are 5 one of one spectacular types for every VeeFriend Admission character, Diamond, Gold, Bubblegum, Hologram and Lava.
Token art is the drawing and token background featured on a VeeFriends token.
1 of 1 Art:
A 1 of 1 Art has just 1 existing edition of their token art within the VeeFriends family. All 90 in person access tokens are 1 of 1 Arts, as well as all the 1,175 Spectacular tokens.
A redemption count is the amount of times a token is available for redemption to access an experience with Gary. Redemption counts are represented by a key icon which you can see on the token’s display page.
In Person Access:
If a token comes with in person access, this means the experience is intended to be held in person with Gary in attendance.
If a token comes with virtual access, this means the experience will be held virtually.
Specific VeeFriends tokens will need to be verified in order to unlock the experience.