A world of fantasy, influenced by Scandinavian mythology, filled with swords and sorcery. No, we’re not talking about Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. We’re talking about Smyths. This Solana NFT project has forged an unbreakable bond with its holders through epic storytelling, fine craftsmanship, and more.
Here’s what you need to know about Sc̶a̶n̶d̶i̶n̶a̶v̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶myths.
What is Smyths?
Smyths is a Solana NFT collection of 4,444 “noble beings forged through sacred flames.” When it launched in March 2022, it did so under the name Blocksmith. Blocksmith’s original art featured portrait-style photos of nordic blacksmiths, arms folded, glaring forward. But they would not stay that way for long…
Within a year, Smyths holders faced a fateful decision. To ascend or not to ascend? To do so, meant to upgrade your Smyth. Either to a mighty warrior faction (Aesir) or to a faction of crafty sorcerers (Vanir). The downside? The outcome was random, and the price was steep—precisely, 917 $FORGE (Blocksmith Labs’ utility token).
Those who moved forward with the ascension received a new-look NFT. Unlike the first version (which faced forward), the new Smyths peer off to the right in traditional PFP fashion. Plus, they display updated art. The Vanir are dark and sinister while the Aesir have more of a bright, heroic feel. But both belong to the same Blocksmith Labs (BSL) ecosystem.
Blocksmith Labs is a product-focused web3 company. Other than Smyths, BSL has built a robust ecosystem of products, which include Bifrost (a price discovery launchpad), Mercury (a whitelist management tool), Raven (a gamified marketing platform), Shift (a dynamic art generation engine), and Atlas3 (a hub for NFT activity). This ecosystem, powered by the $FORGE token, provides added utility to Smyths holders. But here are the main benefits…
Why collect Smyths?
Experience the Smyths lore
With the Smyths, you’re not only a holder. You’re part of the plot. As the story plays out, you’re faced with important decisions that influence your experience. Should I join the Aesir or the Vanir? Should I switch factions? What should I do next? Your NFT and its art will change based on your decisions. Choose wisely.
Stake to earn $FORGE
As a holder, you can earn passive crypto. When you stake your Smyth, you’ll gain $FORGE every single day. How much? Eight per day for OG Smyths and 12 for ascended Smyths. With one year of staking, you’ll earn between 2,920 and 4,380. That means you’ll recoup your initial “investment” within two years (based on prices at the time of publication).
Get extra utility
It shouldn’t be a surprise that this builder project comes with a bunch of utility. WL spots, giveaways and raffles, mint discounts in $FORGE, dynamic pricing on listed NFTs, and more. Plus, with a team of expert builders, you can expect more utility to come.
How to get started with Smyths?
Given its ironclad reputation, Smyths is one of the pricier collections on Solana. So, if you can’t afford to buy one now, here’s what we recommend…
Go to smyths.io and enjoy the interactive website. With its gripping storytelling and dramatic melodies, you’ll feel like you entered a fantasy movie scene. It’s a delight!