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Introducing The DeFi Whale Squad NFT Collection by Integral

The DeFi Whale Squad is a commemorative NFT collection and community represented by 8,888 unique, randomly generated digital whale avatars.

🦾 Join The Squad!

Integral presents the DeFi Whale Squad NFT Collection as we approach our 1-year anniversary as a DeFi project. We offer this NFT collection to kick off a new chapter for Integral along with the mainnet release of Integral SIZE – the 1st and only DEX built specifically to execute large trades with zero price impact.

🐳 Why Whales?

AS DEFI WHALES, WE RULE THE DEEP SEA OF LIQUIDITY!

A DeFi Whale Squad NFT is a digital avatar for people who share in a collective mission to make DeFi the standard for global trade, and who passionately support efforts to decentralize our global financial system.

Whales are the largest animals on Earth and some of the most majestic creatures in our blue oceans. Real whales play a critical role in the health of our ocean ecosystems just as crypto whales play a vital role in healthy crypto markets. At Integral, we serve crypto whales, swimming in a blue ocean and doing our part to support the entire DeFi ecosystem.

💧Wen Drop?

Mint Phase 1 will start on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 16:00 UTC (9am PST / 12pm EST / 16:00 UTC).

Each NFT will be minted as an ERC-721 non-fungible token on the Ethereum Blockchain. Minting is supported by DropKit, an amazing platform developed by our friends at NiftyKit! Also, a special shot out to HashLips 💋 for developing an awesome piece of software we used to randomly generate the 8,888 whales in this collection.

🎨 The Artist

The DeFi Whale Squad NFT collection is a project envisioned by Integral marketing director, 0xMetawhale, brought to life by Musa, a veteran designer with over 10 years experience and art director at PrimateStudio. Musa previously contributed to other notable NFT projects such as Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC)Happy QuokkasCrypto Car Society and Wanna Panda.

🦄 Traits & Rarity

Each DeFi Whale Squad NFT is 100% unique and randomly generated. Each whale exhibits a quirky mix of traits including background, cape, eyes, mouth, mask, hat, character and superpower. Each whale is also assigned 1 of 5 rarity levels as follows:

⚙️ Utility

Initially, each NFT in this collection is offered as a digital collectible for entertainment and community purposes only. In the future we plan to explore ideas for NFT utility with our community (likely through a DAO). Options for utility could include special perks or access to Integral products, bonus staking/trading/LP rewards, swag, event access or use cases in various DeFi apps, blockchain-based games and metaverses.


🤍 Whitelists

Do you want a whale? Of course you do! Below are details regarding mint phases and whitelists with instructions on how to join the SQUAD! Whales will be minted and distributed in 2 mint phases across 3 different whitelists.

The structure of our minting process and whitelists is designed to ensure most whales are gifted to early supporters, minted by actual community members or those that want to join our community. Our goal is not to distribute these NFTs as quickly as possible or make a bunch of money. We deliberately designed our distribution process to roll out much slower than your standard NFT project.

Mint Phase 1

4,444 whales, representing 50% of the collection, will be offered to Integral community members, ITGR stakers, traders and liquidity providers, ITGR token holders, event attendees, partners, influencers, advisors and core team members.

During this first phase of minting, we will begin airdropping 888 random whales spread out in weekly batches to Whitelist #1 (details below). Also during this phase, Whitelist #2 wallet addresses can mint 2 whales for 0.001 ETH each.

Whitelist #1 – Airdrops

  • ITGR Stakers (155) – Wallets staking 1,000+ ITGR for 6 months or 3 year periods. Initially limited to 155 whitelist spots ranked by amount staked as of March 17, 2022 at 00:00 UTC. Priority is given to wallets staking ITGR for 3 years, then 6 months.

  • Integral Traders (110) – Integral users/traders who have executed trades totaling $1m+ in volume on the original Integral DEX (Integral FIVE) over the past year, or users executing $1m+ in weekly trade volume on Integral SIZE going forward. Initially limited to 110 whitelist spots ranked by trade volume.

  • DeFi Trader Club (50) – First 50 members of the DTC (a private Telegram group) created and maintained by Integral. This group is still open to join. If you regularly execute trades of $500k+ in size or $10m+ in monthly volume you can apply to join this group. DM us on Twitter or Telegram for details.

  • Liquidity Providers (Farmers) (100) – Farmers with $25k+ in value added to pools on Integral FIVE over the past year or Integral SIZE going forward. Initially limited to 100 whitelist spots ranked by amount of liquidity provided.

  • Integral Community Members (100) – The most active, loyal and engaged members of our community including our Discord mods and superheroes and others making exceptional or notable contributions to Integral or the DeFi Whale Squad community. For a chance to get on this list, please check out the Community Whitelist Program.

  • Influencers & Media (100) – Individuals who have supported Integral over the past year with significant contributions to our mission and cause from an influencer/media/marketing perspective. This may include, but not limited to DeFi thought leaders, influencers, journalists, founders, developers, analysts, traders and investors. This group also includes the top 20 nominees from from winners in our October 2021 DeFi Superhero Discord contest.

  • Las Vegas Halloween Event Attendees (163) – All attendees to a special Integral sponsored event in Las Vegas on October 28, 2021. Each attendee is eligible to receive a free DeFi Whale Squad NFT as “proof-of-attendance”.

  • Oct 2021 DeFi Superhero Discord Contest Winners (10) – Top 10 community member winners from the DeFi Superhero contest that took place in the Integral Discord channel in October 2021.

  • Integral Business Partners (50) – The first 25 Integral business partners.

  • Integral Advisors (25) – The first 25 Integral advisors.

  • Integral Core Team Members (25) – First 25 Integral core team members. The team currently consist of 17 individuals.

👉 Whitelist #1 Notes:

  • Wallet address a part of a specific group in whitelist #1, but not making the cut based on ranking, will be the first considered in whitelist #2.

  • All addresses included in whitelist #1 can also mint 2 more whales in addition to the whale they get airdropped.

  • In the event a wallet address qualifies for listing in multiple whitelist groups, the wallet address will only be added once to one group.

Whitelist #2 – Mint 2 Whales (0.001 ETH)

  • ITGR Stakers (202) – Wallets staking 1,000+ ITGR for 6 months or 3 year periods. Initially limited to 202 whitelist spots ranked by amount staked. Priority is given to wallets staking ITGR for 3 years, then 6 months.

  • Integral Traders (200) – Integral users/traders who execute $1m+ in weekly trade volume on Integral SIZE. Initially limited to 200 whitelist spots ranked by trade volume.

  • DeFi Trader Club (50) – 51st – 100th DTC members (a private Telegram group) created and maintained by Integral. This group is still open to join. If you regularly execute trades of $500k+ in size or $10m+ in monthly volume you can apply to join this group. DM us on Twitter or Telegram for details.

  • Liquidity Providers (Farmers) (150) – Farmers with $25k+ in value added to pools on Integral FIVE or Integral SIZE. Initially limited to 150 whitelist spots ranked by amount of liquidity provided.

  • Integral Community Members (1,000) – The most active, loyal and engaged members of our community including our Discord mods and superheroes and others making exceptional or notable contributions to Integral or the DeFi Whale Squad community. For a chance to get on this list, please check out the Community Whitelist Program.

  • Influencers & Media (100) – Expanded list of 100 individuals who have supported Integral over the past year with significant contributions to our mission and cause from an influencer/media/marketing perspective. This may include, but not limited to DeFi thought leaders, influencers, journalists, founders, developers, analysts, traders and investors.

  • ETH Denver Happy Hour (76) – Attendees at a recent happy hour event Sponsored by Integral at ETH Denver, February 2022.

👉 Whitelist #2 Notes:

  • Since all addresses in whitelist #2 are eligible to mint 2 whales each, the total number of whitelisted addresses will (initially) be capped at 1,778.

Mint Phase 2

After all 4,444 whales are minted in Mint Phase 1, the remaining 4,444 whales in the collection will be offered in Mint Phase 2 for 0.08 ETH each. Every whitelisted wallet address in this phase will be allowed to mint 4 whales. Mint Phase 2 will be open to all whitelisted addresses from Mint Phase 1 that did not mint or receive a whale. Mint Phase 2 is also referred to as “Whitelist #3”.

Additional Notes:

  • A limited number of wallet addresses will be included in each whitelist when the collection is ready for minting.

  • Additional addresses may be added to whitelist #3 if necessary, from the same groups outlined in whitelist #1 and #2.

  • When Mint Phase 1 is complete, the minting function will pause and the collection smart contract will be updated with Mint Phase 2 parameters.

  • The time between the end of Mint Phase 1 and the beginning of Mint Phase 2 as well as the start date and time of Mint Phase 2 is TBD.

  • Additional wallet addresses will be added to whitelists on a weekly basis as long as there remains available supply of wales to mint.

  • Addresses may be added to any whitelist at any time through various contests, polls, surveys and promotional campaigns as long as there remains available supply of wales to mint.

Minting

Once your Ethereum address is whitelisted, follow these steps to mint your whale(s):

  1. Download and setup MetaMask for the Brave or Chrome browser.

  2. Deposit a small amount of ETH into this wallet. (The amount you need to deposit will vary depending on which mint phase you participate in, the gas prices at the time you mint and the # of whales you want to mint).

  3. Visit WhaleSquad.com, select the number of whales you want to mint and click the “Mint” button.

  4. Approve the transaction in your MetaMask wallet and wait for confirmation.

💥 Boom! You’re now in the DeFi Whale Squad. Time to upgrade your pfp!


💰 Sales Proceeds

Initial Sales

  • 5% to Musa (Artist)

  • 5% to NiftyKit (Partner)

  • 90% to Integral Community Treasury*

Secondary Sales

  • 5% to Musa (Artist)

  • 5% to Integral Community Treasury*

*Some ETH proceeds designated for the Integral community treasury will be used to cover gas fees for airdropped whales and various smart contract updates incurred during each mint phase. All sales proceeds and royalties from initial sales and secondary sales will be distributed to recipients on a quarterly basis.


🔗 Official Links

Website – WhaleSquad.com

Twitter – Twitter.com/WhaleSquadNFT

Discord – bit.ly/WhaleSquadChat


About Integral

Integral is a global team of engineers, mathematicians, growth leaders and early crypto investors. Our mission is to establish DeFi as the standard for global trade, ensuring large order flows are executed on-chain and the future of finance remains decentralized. Integral SIZE is the only DEX focused on executing large orders. With an average order size 3x the leading DEX, Integral SIZE gives crypto traders the ability to execute large trades on-chain at 30-min TWAP with ZERO price impact.