Mushroom Mob: A Cardano NFT Project Focused on Mental Health & Wellness
Sustainable ADA | Apr 3, 2022
What is the largest organism on earth?
How many of you think ‘fungus’?
Some fun facts:
Fungi connect the forest
Some call it the ‘wood-wide web’. Trees are connected to each other through underground fungal networks called mycelium. Through the mycelium, trees can communicate with each other and share water and nutrients.
Did you know Mushrooms can save the world?
Mycelium is “the Earth’s natural internet, a consciousness with which we might be able to communicate” – Stamets
Mycelium also has endless potential in helping us live more sustainably.
To date, inventors have been able to use mycelium as a substitute for plastic (e.g. Ecovative), leather (e.g. Mylo) and meat (e.g. Meati).
What is a NFT?
What is Mushroom Mob?
Mushroom Mob was created by a registered clinician (Audrey) and software engineer (Johnny). They saw potential in NFT technology to raise awareness of mental health issues and improve access to health promotion resources and support.
The project uses the mycelium metaphor of a tight-knit, action-packed community. It offers a new model to the NFT space by incentivising the community to engage in health-promoting behaviors with ADA and Cardano NFTs. Holders gain access to free online workshops which promote mental wellbeing using a multidisciplinary approach (e.g. psychology, nutrition, exercise).
The Mushroom Mob characters are also a reminder of the important role fungi play in sustaining our ecosystems.
“We believe that our health should be our most important investment and the foundation of health and wellbeing is a connection to our land.” – Mushroom Mob
15% of proceeds generated from Mushroom Mob NFTs will be donated to organizations that research ways to conserve fungi and use them to improve mental health therapies.
Why Mushroom Mob was created:
“Fear, anxiety, and doubt plague the crypto community. Cardano’s grand vision and paradigm-shifting goals are stressful to those building it. We wanted to inspire and maintain wellness within the Cardano ecosystem in an innovative way. By doing so, we can also help the Cardano community, bring new people into this space, and associate Cardano with wellbeing” – Mushroom Mob
How this NFT Blockchain solution helps provide a new solution to the industry:
“Mushroom Mob is not just about the commercialization of NFTs. We utilize the gamification concepts that draw people into NFTs and use it to promote wellbeing” – Mushroom Mob
Why mint NFTs on Cardano?
“Cardano was the natural, perfect fit. Our values of inclusion, transparency and sustainability strongly align with Cardano’s. We also acknowledge that Cardano is the first blockchain protocol to be based on peer-reviewed research. Similarly, we aim to provide evidence-based support and resources to our community.” – Mushroom Mob
How the NFT was created:
Razali’s Legendary Mushroom Mob #0003
Cole’s minted Mushroom Mob #2953
How it was Minted?
The Mushroom Mob NFT collection is being minted using the NFT minting service NFT Maker.io
Currently they have three collection releases planned, and have created a total of 10,000 pixelated mushrooms.
NFT Maker.io is a way for people to mint NFTs. NFT Maker is a toolset consisting of a web app and accompanying API that enables you to create, manage, and sell NFTs at scale on the Cardano blockchain. It has been built to empower large projects with a smooth sales and distribution process.
More on the collection:
Policy Number: (3bff5efa9ad6e4f072717f082951da8b23bb936f1f0e8c9acb94468f)
Connection to Sustainability and the SDGs:
SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing “To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”
Our project invests in mental health on all fronts:
- Raising mental health awareness
- Implementing strategies for promotion and prevention
- Improving access to quality health care and support
- Funding research to identify new treatments
Minting is currently live!
You can purchase a Mushroom Mob NFT for 25 ADA through their website:
How to get involved?
1. Follow Mushroom Mob on Twitter @mushroommob
2. Join their Discord: https://discord.gg/nTGDF7MuAQ
3. Purchase a Mushroom Mob NFT: www.mushroommob.io