Founded in March 2021, global art collective Bright Moments initially operated as an on-chain, centralized entity based out of California, but in January 2022 fulfilled their communities desires and made the transition to a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).
Their primary NFT project, CryptoCitizens, is a generative 10,000 art collection built on ArtBlocks that was algorithmically inspired by the cultural iconography and historical traditions of ten cities worldwide, and will be evenly distributed among participants from such regions.
To date, in chronological order, the locations of minting have been: the Metaverse, Venice Beach, New York and Berlin. London is currently undergoing minting until July 30th, while Mexico City is slated to commence minting in November. The entire collection is scheduled to conclude minting at the end of 2023.
In implementing this unique structure, Bright Moments is keen on incorporating an ethos of egalitarianism – a doctrine which professes equality of opportunity and in many aspects parallels the thesis of decentralization.
For their most recent drop, CryptoLondoners, participants were granted three initial entry-points into the ecosystem. One third of the golden token passes were reserved for the local IRL community in snapshot nomination votes, another third allocated to existing CryptoCitizens via a ballot, while the remainder were sold on the open market to fund the project's roadmap.
Alongside the CryptoCitizens project, Bright Moments has also released a series of collaborations with some of the leading artists within the NFT space, including Tyler Hobbs (the artist behind Fidenza) on Incomplete Control, Reflection by Jeff Davis, 100 PRINT by Ben Kovach, and Parnassus by mpkoz, among others.