Birthblock is an NFT that represents your wallet’s age. Each tree ring represents 100k Ethereum blocks. The color of the tree changes based on the age of the wallet, too. The 5 other circles represent the month/day/hour/minute/second your wallet was born, placed around the tree like a clock or calendar.
There are 3 things that make Birthblock special:
In the Hyperverse, there are 3 things that matter: access, status, and entertainment. Birthblock aims to enable a bit of all 3.**
There have been ~13.5 million Ethereum blocks since the genesis block on July 30th 2015 until the Birthblock contract was deployed. Each tree ring represents 100k blocks, so the largest tree is 135 rings. A new block is mined every ~13.5 seconds, so each tree ring is ~15.6 days.
The color of the rings is based on how many rings there are, using HSL, starting with 0 for 0 rings, going up to 360 for 135 rings.
Because we set the max size of the NFT to the size of a Birthblock with 135 rings, unfortunately the number of rings is static - new rings do not get added as time goes on.
Birthblock is the first NFT in an infinite series of achievements you earn by playing a game many of us are already playing whether we know it or not: The Metagame. The Metagame is the game we’re playing as we all build other games, and the infrastructure to support these games. It’s the hammer you get when you build a new protocol, or the scroll when you draft up the lore for a new set of NFT characters.
These earned achievements will allow access to private spaces gated by shared experiences. Each achievement will contribute to leveling up your character and adding gear to your inventory.
On Thursday December 21st at 8pm EST, The Metagame will release our next NFT: Token Garden 💐. You can follow along on Twitter.