Panthers Of Cliposo is an NFT project founded by Kareem and Rami. Kareem is a long-term digital fanatic, coder, and overall curious individual that has many years of experience in the crypto space. While his partner Rami is a marketing expert that was able to build his own successful marketing company from the young age of 21.
Together they had a bright idea of creating The Panther of Cliposo; an NFT project consisting of 10,000 unique hand-drawn panthers that roam the world of Cliposo in the Metaverse. Panthers of Cliposo offers unique and highly detailed 2D and 3D art. In addition, the project incorporates a play-to-earn MMO RPG game, where holders can bring their NFTs to life and wander around the vast lands of Cliposo.
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Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers want to know, what exactly are NFTs, and how do they impact our society?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: NFTs are the receipts of the future, where they are turning into the social norm, everyone wants one. To further explain what NFTs are and put them in simple terms, imagine a certificate that can never be forged or stolen, it’s like going into an art gallery and buying an art piece by Picasso and being 100% sure that it is real.
So what is the connection between NFTs and cryptocurrency anyway?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: NFTs are built in the blockchain that cryptocurrencies are created on. So all NFTs are bought and sold using cryptocurrency. The most common blockchain would be the Ethereum blockchain, on which the majority of NFTs reside.
Are NFTs the future of art and collectibles?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: Yes, we have already seen a shift in the art community, where galleries are now showcasing NFTs, but instead of having the art pieces hung up in frames, they are displayed on screens. Moving on to collectibles, as mentioned before NFTs are very secure meaning that collectors will feel comfortable adding these collectibles to their collections, and safely secure them in their wallets.
With some NFTs selling for millions of dollars, what exactly makes an NFT so valuable?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: More than one variable gives an NFT its value, part of it is its creators (developers and artist), such as normal art pieces, the other part is the utility that comes with that NFT. Most NFT projects are not only selling art pieces, but selling a token that gives access to specific events, games, and communities. For example, our project ‘Panthers of Cliposo’, will allow you access to a private play-to-earn game, and huge social events like the Yacht party we are hosting in the summer of 2022.
Thank you for all of that. You’ve shared a lot of insights, although now we’d like to ask you: What’s the difference between crypto coins and tokens?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: Crypto coins and tokens have a lot of similarities, but the biggest difference would be that coins have their own blockchain, while tokens are built on that existing blockchain. For example, the Ethereum Coin has its own blockchain, and multiple NFTs are hosted on that blockchain. In addition, crypto coins are mostly used for payments, while tokens are used as an access key as mentioned before.
How is all of this connected to the “Metaverse”?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: So, to answer this question, we must discuss what the Metaverse is. It’s basically a virtual reality where people can come together and interact with one another and with the environment surrounding them. In that sense, people are now investing in NFTs to enter this virtual reality using their NFT as an avatar. In addition, investors are now buying multitudes of virtual land that they can build virtual builds and businesses on.
What future careers do you think will emerge in the “Metaverse” / Web 3.0?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: Most real-world jobs will be available in the Metaverse, but just add that virtual aspect to it. For example, a real estate agent will no longer sell physical land, but instead virtual land such as the ‘Sandbox’. We are truly only limited by our imagination when it comes to the Metaverse.
Tell us about your NFT collection. Our readers love insights.
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: In our project, we wanted to make sure everyone felt welcomed, while also focusing on creating a unique project that holds actual real value to its investors. That’s why we decided to do something that’s never been seen before, which is to offer our investors the capability to transform their 2D NFT into a 3D one. In addition, our investors will be able to make a living through our play-to-earn game, in which we are planning on making it the best-selling NFT game of all time.
How did you come up with the inspiration to get started?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: My partner and I were early adopters into the crypto and NFT space. However, we noticed every project no matter how big lacked certain aspects to it, which is why we have decided to develop our own project and reflect the actual essence behind the creation of the NFT space. In addition to this, we are also major fans of Marvel Movies and wanted to find a way to bring in that part of us and honor the late Chadwick Boseman, hence, we came up with the idea of the Panthers.
To the detractors of NFTs that argue, traditional art is motivated by passion and skills whereas NFTs are powered by the monetary appeal, what would you say? Explain.
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: There is no denying that some NFT projects are created for monetary purposes only, but these are easily spotted and are often avoided even by amateurs, so they end up not doing so well. However, that does not remove the skills and passion that digital artists put into these masterpieces. Art is not simply defined by oils and canvases, in our time and age it has transcended those boundaries and allowed anyone with a computer to share their passion with the world.
Most are still a bit confused about NFTs, how would you explain them to my grandma?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: Hey Grandma! So basically, if you go into a store and buy a bunch of groceries you receive a receipt once you pay for the items you purchased, and this actually shows that you are the owner of these items. The same thing goes for NFTs, but instead of the receipt, it’s digital images connected to a contract, which can not be forged nor altered.
Last but not least, are NFTs here to stay?
Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi: Yes! Definitely!
NFTs are the future, and that can be emphasized by the attention big companies are putting into this space, such as Nike, Twitter, and most importantly the newly named ‘Meta’
Mike Weiss, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Rami Suwan & Kareem Nabulsi for taking the time to do this interview and share their knowledge and experience with our readers.
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