A Warm Welcome

We have all been affected by Covid to some extent, and most of us have felt frustrated, angry, hopeless, and sad as a result of the loss that Covid brought. The main objective of this project is to support communities that are struggling to recover from the Covid epidemic. As a Willy Wang NFT holder, you can propose and vote on charities that this cause will support. You will also have access to regular Mega Eth giveaways, and you will get royalties from the secondary sale. We invite you to take part of this fantastic journey. Without you, this project is just a wonderful vision. With your involvement, we can make a big difference in people’s lives. 

Who’s the Developer?

My name is Kim Ekstrom, and I am known as Willy Wang in the NFT space. I am a 50-year-old High School Counselor working in the Philippines. I am originally from Sweden but have lived in Asia for more than 20 years. I chose the career as school counselor as I believe it’s important to support the ones that are struggling. I have been actively involved in community service for more than 20 years, and it has added so much value to my life. Doing things for others keep us young and happy and it improves our immune system, so, it’s definitely a win-win 🙂 I am an entrepreneur at heart and have initiated countless projects and start-ups in several countries and throughout my adult life. 

I’ll explain more about how this project came to life below, so please read on!

Why Willy Wang’s F#ck Covid?

I moved to the Philippines in August 2020. The Philippines had one of the longest, strictest Covid lockdowns in the world, beginning in March 2020 and ending two years later. The school I’m working at was closed for almost exactly two years, and both students and teachers worked from home, teaching and learning through the computer screen. For very long stretches of time, anyone under the age of 18 were restricted to their homes. This resulted in high levels of anxiety and depression among people living in the Philippines.

The Philippines is a developing country and millions live in poverty. The country has been hit hard by Covid and it will take a long time before the economy has recovered. Many countries in the developing world are struggling in similar ways, and many people are suffering from poor mental health.

The idea behind Willy Wang’s F#ck Covid! was born out of pure frustration with the Covid epidemic and the never-ending lockdown in the Philippines in combination with a deep concern for the welfare of disadvantaged communities.

So why NFTs?

Last year, my students kept on talking about this thing called NFTs. They seemed very excited and it came up for discussion regularly. It left me intrigued and I decided to take an online course called Learn How To Master NFTs in 7 Days with Ben Yu. It was a really fantastic learning experience and it opened my eyes to the marvelous world of NFTs. If you are new to the space and want to learn the basics then I can really recommend Ben’s course. I later completed another online course called How to Launch an NFT Project with Roy Bhasin, AKA Zeneca. I then felt that I had enough background knowledge to get started with the Willy Wang’s F#ck Covid! project. I have absolutely zero experience with coding, but the guidance and encouragement from Daniel Eugene Botha, AKA HashLips, saved the day. Daniel covers all you need to know in his video How to create an NFT collection – Ultimate Guide. He has produced numerous, informational videos on NFTs and produced programs that will help you implement your project. He is sharing these and his wealth of knowledge with anyone interested in NFTs, for free!

It has been a very exciting journey, and I hope you decide to join us on this adventure. Please don’t hesitate to reach out by email, on Twitter, or on the Discord. A warm welcome to all of you!

– Willy

Aesthetic and Personal Value

The Willy Wang NFTs are beautifully hand-drawn images representing people from all walks of life and from all corners of the world. They express emotions that many of us have  experienced during the Covid epidemic.

Inclusion and diversity were guiding principles at the drawing board, and we hope that our brothers and sisters in the NFT space feel well represented. 

Our artist, Ivano Nardacchione, has a great sense of humor, which can be seen in the artwork. Though the Covid epidemic brought tremendous hardships to our planet, we believe that these can be overcome with laugher, love and empathy. 

Altruistic Value

The main objective of the Willy Wang’s F#ck Covid! project is to support communities that are struggling to recover from the Covid epidemic. 50% of the funds will be donated to charities and NGOs selected and voted for by the NFT holders.

Everyone will get a chance to propose organizations that they know are doing impactful and meaningful work in their own communities. The work of these organizations will be shared on our website in the form of written reports, photos and videos.

The NFT space provides an amazing opportunity for us to come together and do good in the world. We believe that this aspect of the project will be deeply rewarding for all of us.

Monetary Value

This is not a grab-and-run NFT sale! In fact, in could be a very good investment if you hold on to the NFT(s) you have minted.

During the minting process:

Member Engagement

Willy Wang believes in member engagement, empowerment and voice. Town hall meetings and surveys will be employed before any decision that affects NFT holders is made.

NFT holders will propose and vote on charities and NGOs. They will decide on marketing companies hired to promote the Willy Wang NFTs. They will also help us plan the next Willy Wang NFT project when the mint has ended.  

Royalties

Minting Process

Minting began on May 15th 2022 and the price is 0.05 ETH.
Willy Wang believes in honesty, inclusion and fairness, and everyone has an equal chance to mint any of the Willy Wang NFTs. Minting will occur randomly to avoid someone trying to obtain the rarest NFTs.

The identity of your Willy Wang NFT will remain a secret until the reveal takes place at 1000 mints. There is no limit to how many Willy Wang NFTs you can mint.

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At Each 1000 Mints:
  • Willy Wang sweeps the floor on Opensea.io to clear any NFTs below minting price and to make sure the NFTs retain their value throughout the minting process
  • 7,5 ETH given to Willy Wang NFT holders through lucky draws:
  • 0.5 ETH to one Willy Wang NFT holders
  • 0.25 ETH to two Willy Wang NFT holders
  • 0.1 ETH to ten Willy Wang NFT holders
  • 0.05 ETH to 100 Willy Wang NFT holders

 

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3000, 5000, 7000 and 9000 mints:
  • Willy Wang NFT holders propose and vote on charities and non-profit organizations
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5000 and 10,000 mints:
  • 37.5 ETH spent on online marketing at 5000 as well as 10,000 mints
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10,000 mints:

  • 1 ETH given to 5 lucky Willy Wang NFT holders
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Note that Willy Wang NFT holders can only participate in the lucky draws if their NFT is not listed for sale on opensea.io.

If a Willy Wang NFT holder sells their NFT, the new owner will be part of the lucky draws. The gas price needed for the transaction will be subtracted from the ETH value.

Disclaimer

Meet the Team

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My name is Ivano Nardacchione and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am a digital illustrator specialized in caricatures and cartoons. As long as I can remember, I have been accompanied by a blank page and a pencil, which has helped me share the world I live in through my imagination. Today, living in the middle of the digital era, I can make my dream come true and take my art from Buenos Aires to every corner of our planet. I feel it’s my duty to make our world a more beautiful, more inspiring, more fun, and above all, more welcoming place.

IG: @ivanocandraw

My name is Hardik Hirpara, and I live in Surat, India. I love to read books, travel, and attend UI/UX meets online. I’m an expert Web and Graphic designer, and WordPress developer with 8 year’s experience. I specialize in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD, Figma, and website delivery projects. I have helped many companies grow towards becoming global leaders in the IT sector. I love coming up with creative out-of-the-box ideas and help companies improve the quality of their products.

Portfolio: https://dribbble.com/hardik07

Website: https://hardikhirpara.com

My name is Sharmin Akter and I am 28 years old living in Bangladesh. I have a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and I MBA in Business Development. I enjoy helping businesses develop their social media presence from scratch, and I love working with different cultures. I am passionate about sketching and designing, and graphic design is my true love. I have worked within Social Media Management for 6 years and supported many different projects related to fashion, real estate, crypto, CBD and NFTs.

My name is Michael and I live in Manila, Philippines. I was very early in creating my own little travel show on Instagram called “thehappysolotraveler.” Before I knew it, I  became a local online celebrity in the Philippines. It was from there I learned all the basics and techniques of social media by myself. My personal account opened my eyes to social media and its secrets as a whole to the point that I finally ventured in lending my talent at Instagram growth to my clients. From there on, everything just went smooth sailing. 

IG: @TheHappySoloTraveler

Frequently Asked Question

It’s for you if you want to:

  • Support  communities struggling to recover from the Covid epidemic
  • Own a beautifully designed NFT with aesthetic, altruistic, personal and monetary value
  • Officially take a stand against Covid on the ethereum blockchain
  • Be part of an NFT community that values your opinion and involvement
  • Town hall meetings and surveys will be employed before any decision that affects NFT holders is made.
  • NFT holders will be able to:
    • propose charities and non-profit organizations and vote for the ones that this project is going to support
    • propose marketing firms and vote on these before the investment in online marketing is made
    • take part in the planning of the next Willy Wang NFT project, and vote on the overall concept as well as the design of the NFTs

The Covid epidemic has had a terrible effect on the world population, and it will take time to recover. This project is a great way to support communities that have been hit hard and are struggling to recover.

This is a really exciting NFT investment opportunity. You will have many opportunities to win back your invested ETH and the value of your NFT(s) will likely increase over time. Consider this for a minute: 

  • 15% of the funds from the mint will be given back to NFT holders through lucky draws that will take place each time 1000 NFTs have been minted. You want to hold on to your NFT(s) and make sure you are part of these lucky draws. 
  • 25% of royalties accumulated from private sales on opensea.io will be given to Willy Wang NFT holders through monthly lucky draws as long as private sales continue. 
  • 15% of the funds will be invested in online marketing, which will further increase the value of your NFT(s)
  • Willy Wang will sweep the floor on opensea.io to clear any NFTs below minting price each time 1000 NFTs have been minted. This is to ensure that your NFT retains its value throughout the minting process.

By this time, you will be a very happy member of the Willy Wang’s F#ck Covid exclusive community, and in love with your Willy Wang NFT(s). 

About a month after the minting process has ended, a member survey will be sent out and Town Hall meeting held to discuss the next Willy Wang NFT project. 

  • There will be 105 ETH available in the Future Willy Wang NFT Project Fund
  • 25% of the fund (26.25 ETH) will be spent on online advertisement before the minting process begins 
  • Willy Wang NFT holders will get a 50% discount on the first 1000 NFTs
  • 100 of the new NFTs will be given to Willy Wang NFT holders through a lucky draw arrangement
The Willy Wang NFTs are relatable to everyone. We have all been affected by Covid to some extent over the last two years, and most people have experienced some really strong emotions. The Willy Wang NFTs will mean something special to many people. If you don’t feel connected to your NFT then it is pretty much guaranteed that someone else will relate to it on a personal level and be happy to buy it from you after the minting process has ended.