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Recently, the Moonrunners NFT collection has been creating quite a buzz in the NFT space. In fact, it ranks second in terms of NFT collections with the highest trading volume in the last 24 hours on OpenSea (at the time of writing). It is second only to the OG NFT collection, CryptoPunks. So, let’s dive right in: What is the Moonrunners NFT collection all about and why is it trending?
Moonrunners is a collection of 10,000 handcrafted PFP NFTs. A free-to-mint NFT collection, Moonrunners follows in the footsteps of several NFT projects that recently became a hit. This includes, We Are All Going to Die (WAGDIE), and For The Culture
Apart from being free to mint, Moonrunners have several other things in common with the above projects. For instance, it has no roadmap or Discord. Indeed, the project wants to “cut out the noise and need to go to Discord to stay up to date”. More importantly, it aims to “under promise and overdeliver”—a line that has become consistent with many recent free-to-mint NFTs. 
In addition, Moonrunners is a CC0 NFT collection. To explain, CC0 stands for creative commons zero, meaning, it has no copyrights. In other words, you can modify and distribute the work as you please, including for commercial purposes.
A team of six artists, developers, lore writers, and advisors created the Moonrunners NFT collection. Hailing from across the globe, the creators are NFT natives with prior project experience.
Furthermore, Moonrunners is a story-driven project. According to the project’s website, the lore goes as follows:
For the longest time, this Wolfpack lived in harmony and peace on Primordia among humankind, but one month would change the course of history forever and now the Crimson full moon is coming once again…”
Fans and collectors can follow the story on the project’s Twitter, which already has over 14,000 followers. The idea is to “enjoy the ride”. Besides, the team promises that they have “plenty to offer”. However, they are yet to reveal the exact utilities, if any. 
As previously mentioned, Moonrunners dropped as a free-to-mint collection. This meant that everyone could mint up to two NFTs for free and pay only the gas fees. However, now that the collection is sold out, your best chance to get an NFT is on secondary marketplaces like OpenSea and LooksRare.
Currently, the Moonrunners NFT collection has a floor price of 0.45 ETH. Already, it has amassed 3,200 ETH in total volume so far. If you want to get a rare NFT, you will have to shell out much more. For example, some of the highest-sold NFTs in the collection have fetched 10 ETH.
All things considered, it’s too early to predict how the Moonrunners NFT collection will fare in the current bear market. Will it just be a hype project or actually “overdeliver”, remains to be seen.
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Reethu Ravi is a journalist based in India, covering environment, sustainability, tech and innovation. When not found between the pages of a book, she can be seen catching up on the latest developments in the tech world. A naval architect-turned journalist, she loves bringing stories of change and innovation to the limelight.

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