Today we look at the first NFTs minted on all the major blockchain platforms where NFTs live today. First, let’s start with the leader, Ethereum.
The first NFTs sold on the ETH chain were not CryptoPunks like many people think. This is a messy debate with a few acceptable answers.
The oldest Virtual World on Blockchain afaik. (2015). @etheria_feed is slowly being built on.
I think this will be like a Museum as the Metaverse takes shape.
A tile/land sold today for 37 ETH ($155k). pic.twitter.com/TYFj75lGhH
— Matty (@DCLBlogger) October 28, 2021
It was actually tiles of land on Etheria that went unsold upon launch in 2015. But in 2017, these pieces of land were bundled and sold for 1.2 million at auction.
Shortly after Etheria, Curio Cards, followed by CryptoPunks hit the Ethereum blockchain.
The NFT craze took off from there.
Curio Cards are available on OpenSea for Ξ0.37!
Kreechures were the first NFT project on Solana. First released on March 26, 2021, Kreechures is an NFT RPG game where you can collect, level up, and grow your character.
Every time you level up your @kreechures, you're also gaining @Kin_Ecosystem.
As this cryptocurrency proudly fuels us, you earn these rewards by reaching various milestones through our app!
Own a Kreechure and want to get started? Play now: https://t.co/3N0WUKz2Nl pic.twitter.com/XnfiCLZ32g
— Kreechures 👽 (@kreechures) November 1, 2021
With rewards given out in the form of $Kin, there is plenty of reason to not only hold but play with your Kreechures. These NFTs are available for 3.5 SOL on Magic Eden.
There is controversy surrounding this. Some people on Twitter claim that since they run on the $Kin Network, Kreechures was not the first official Solana Project.
No. Kreechure started on the Solana blockchain. Kin rewards are a completely different thing that players will receive from achievements; however, Kreechures did not start on any other Blockchain. Previous blockchains that Kin was on have nothing to do with Kreechures
— Kreechures 👽 (@kreechures) September 5, 2021
Solarians claim to be the first true project on Solana. With the floor price sitting at 69 Sol, this seems to be the project the community values as the true trailblazers of the Solana NFT ecosystem.
The first NFT auction on Tezos was for tzcolors, a simple collection of colors on the Tezos chain.
You can now easily send your colors to another Tezos address directly on https://t.co/1vtsr0PZcy
Obviously you need to own a color first 😉 so check out the ongoing auctions if you don't have one yet. pic.twitter.com/gkRn9UJkv3
— tzcolors (@tzcolors) March 10, 2021
The collection is really nothing more than that. They are essentially swatches of colors like you see in hardware stores.
Each color is auctionable by the owner, where they can set the minimum bid and duration.
First available for auction in February of 2021, the current floor for a tzcolors auction is 14.9 tez. With no fees on top of that, unlike some other chains, this is an affordable collection for Tezos believers.
The first NFT marketplace on BSC was JuggerWorld, a “Create-to-play” card game. Juggernaut is still releasing cards to this day, with actual Metaverse plans in the works.
The future is now! Get ready for The Metaverse 2.0, with JGN! 🦁🌏🙌
We are excited to reveal our plans to change the Metaverse! Welcome to Create-to-Play.
Are you ready to Revolutionize The Metaverse with us?#Metaverse @BinanceChain #BSC @cz_binance https://t.co/8T2Vs1EQBq
— Juggernaut DeFi (JGN) #BSC (@JGNDeFi) November 1, 2021
Its first release was in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Genesis collection sits at a floor of 0.4 BNB. A small investment if you are willing to bet on BSCs future in the Metaverse!
jXP Genesis NFT Marketplace is LIVE👇
Here are our JGN 1st Edition: Genesis Cards Collection 🃏https://t.co/EtD9zMXQNi pic.twitter.com/QzDFgL9qJm
— Juggernaut DeFi (JGN) #BSC (@JGNDeFi) November 10, 2020
I thought Bitcoin didn’t support smart contracts? And don’t you need to use smart contracts to mint NFTs?
Ethereum is a sovereign L1 blockchain. Stacks is layer 1.5 i.e, it cannot exist without Bitcoin. The game theory here is that Bitcoin is money and the secure base layer, and Stacks has smart contract logic (which you’d agree should be outside the main BTC chain).
Stacks != Eth.
— muneeb.btc (@muneeb) October 9, 2021
With Stacks “Layer 1.5” this is now a possibility. Stacks make smart contracts available on the BTC network, thus making NFTs available.
#BitcoinBirds 374 just sold fo 6,999 STX! The all-time volume traded is up to 460,000 STX!
Get your #BitcoinBirds here!🐦 https://t.co/auvGJjSZDg@abraham_finlay @ArtOnStacks pic.twitter.com/ORB3tygp9e
— Bitcoin Birds (@bitcoin_birds) October 31, 2021
There seems to be no definitive first, but one of the first collections made available by Stacks was Bitcoin Birds. 400 hand-drawn birds were created by 12-year old Abraham Finley, and are still a hit. Minted in August of 2021 for 20 STX, the floor price for one Bitcoin Bird sits at 5899STX.
That’s a 29,395% increase.
And for the ADA fanatics, Cardano Kidz was the first NFT collection on the ADA chain. Finally beginning to gain traction, CNFT.io has the secondary market for this collection. Releasing in editions, the earlier editions have a floor price of 900,000 ADA.
🕰 A quick journey back in time: We sold two Series of #Cardano Kidz before anyone else had designed & marketed NFTs on Cardano. We were the first project to do this. Our first minted NFTs were on 10th & 17th March 2021, right after the Berry 🍓 NFTs were minted.. pic.twitter.com/OZJhRiZdTo
— CardanoKidz (@CardanoKidz) October 29, 2021
On the much more affordable side, releases from the newest editions sit at a floor price of 12 ADA. Cardano Kidz continues to release new collections, so there are still opportunities to mint one for yourself!
Working on the final 4 Series 8 designs & talking to @Pavia_io about how a Cardano Kidz showcase NFT plot would look. Should we share the concept art? Also REALLY looking forward to the first DEX so we can add $KIDZ (which before you all ask again you can’t buy from us, sorry) 🙂
— CardanoKidz (@CardanoKidz) November 3, 2021
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Hey there great article! I am a day 1 Kreechure holder and you are 1000000% correct that Kreechures were the first NFT to mint on solana. it has been extremely unfortunate to deal with all the misinformation Solarians have spread—but articles like this really help establish the truth. So thanks again.
PS you said Kreechures were first released March 21,2021— it was actually March 26th, 2021. Still almost two full weeks before the first solarians was released.
I will update! Thank you for the correction
Your article is wrong. Berries by berrypool.io were the first NFTs on Cardano. You can clearly see it on chain.
Berries by berrypool.io were not the first NFTs to sell on Cardano though! That was the focus of the article. There were plenty of NFTs given out on the ETH chain in the early days, but they were not sold. Thank you for the input! There can be an argument made for a lot of firsts that were maybe minted on chain but not actually sold or transferred. Berries is definitely one of them!