BitCats are cute, handmade pixel art NFTs stored as ERC1155 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. Each BitCat is unique and comes in a different rarity. Some BitCats are out of this world, some are playful others more mischievous. They all have their own personality and are looking for a new home.
Every BitCat is carefully designed and animated by hand and give a unique personality. BitCats feature a variety of different colors, gadgets like Hats or suits and backgrounds.
BitCats are originally created as 18x18 sprites with Aseprite. These sprites are then scaled up to 1800x1800 GIF to ensure a high resolution across all devices. The animation consists out of 6 frames. All BitCats have a different background, some animated, some not.
The listing price for each BitCat is fixed and goes as followed:
-Common = 13 (Ξ0.0077)
-Uncommon =8 (Ξ0.0125)
-Rare = 5 (Ξ0.02)
-Epic = 3 (Ξ0.033)
-Legendary = 1 (Ξ0.1)
NFTs allow ownership over digital assets. There can be many forms of NFTs, like art, trading cards, collectibles, music and much more. BitCats are designed as digital collectible items, each with a different rarity, features and available editions.
I strongly believe NFTs are here to stay and getting into the market now is an amazing opportunity. Not only because of the potential desirability of the early NFTs, but also because it holds great potential for all involved artist as well. Since there is no need for a middleman and collectors, you can support the artist directly.
You can easily check out the collections of other people, can see which NFT was sold by whom for how much. This is all open and ensures also a digital certificate of ownership for each individual NFT.
But why getting BitCats? There are many reasons for that. First, they are pretty cute. There is only a limited supply, currently 81 unique BitCats are planned. BitCats are also one of the first ever handmade pixel art NFT collections out there, which makes them even rarer than they already are.
A lot of Pixel Art collectibles are created algorithmically, which is great in itself, but BitCats resemble something handmade, something crafted and carefully put together. They are digital pieces of art, you can collect and enjoy.
Hi there, I am Vincent a 27-year-old, Berlin based Digital Artist. I studied Digital Art & Animation at the Games Academy. For over 11 years I am doing all kinds of creative things, from 2D/3D animation, over painting to web design. In 2020 I was working on a pixel art game and in the process created the first BitCat.
Back then I didn't know anything about NFTs. Only by the end of February 2021 created my first BitCat NFT, the Wizard Cat. What I really like about creating BitCats, is the challenge to work with a tiny 16x16px Canvas. It forces me to be very minimalistic and to put as much detail as possible in such a little space, which can be quite challenging.
I also just really like cats and creating them as cute pixel art characters is quite nice.
You can see more of my work here.
A NFT or non-fungible token, is a token that exists on the Blockchain. It is open for everyone to see, who created it, who owns it and who sold it to whom. NFTs allow ownership of digital art, digital collectibles and a variety of other digital media.
The Blockchain is a decentralized computer network, that allows everyone to see everything what is happening. All data and transactions are transparent, and you can always see who owned what token. There are many Blockchains with different tokens. BitCats exist on the Ethereum Blockchain and you need Ethereum to purchase BitCats. To purchase Ethereum, you need a Crypto Wallet.
To purchase BitCats or any other NFT you need cryptocurrency. To hold and transfer cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, you need what is called a wallet. It's a unique address that allows you to send, receive and store cryptocurrencies and NFTs. You can have the same wallet on your phone and computer. You can even have offline wallets and store them in a bank safe. Personally I use the Coinbase wallet, which I can warmly recommend.
To purchase BitCats, you need a Wallet and funds on that wallet. With that wallet you can sign in to OpenSea, a NFT marketplace where BitCats are being minted and sold. Once signed in you can simply purchase your desired BitCat through the OpenSea marketplace. Here you can learn more about that.
Minting a NFT is the process that creates the individual token on the Blockchain. Once its minted, its open for everyone to see.
For every action that is happening on the blockchain, like buying a token, sending a token, minting a token and everything else, there is a gas fee, that needs to be paid.
NFTs are a great way to support artists directly and over the long term. Certain NFT can also hold a great investment potential comparable to valuable art pieces. Overall NFTs are an exciting new Market and worth exploring.
You can see your purchased BitCats in your Wallet or on marketplaces likes OpenSea.
Firstly, you can truly own them. That's something that was no possible for digital art and the blockchain is allowing this now. Then you can just collect them, like trading cards or toy figures. You can trade and sell them. You can just look at your BitCats and be happy. :3
Here you will find all minted BitCats and can sort them by rarity. To view more and adopt a BitCat just click on a Listing.