TIMMY THE TORTOISE
For a blockchain company known for bringing real-world utility to the XRPL, you may be wondering how a cheery tortoise came to be part of our story.
The answer is Community. As well as our growing range of blockchain products and offerings, we have an amazing community of “treasurers” that support what we are doing, and this is no better illustrated than through Grace and Alan’s story which you can read in detail on this page.
As well as being a really fun and cheery NFT for you to hold and show off, there’s no surprise that Timmy comes with a little utility built-in. Read on to find out more.
From the original hand drawing by Grace, there is now a growing collection of Timmy’s see below for a run down and click on each to go view the full set in each collection or to pick one up for yourself.
Timmy Main Collection
Timmy's Lucky Numbers Draw - Sweepstake
– No purchase necessary –
As well as having one of our Timmy NFT’s to sport as your PFP or show off to your friends, holding a Timmy NFT also entitles you to a free entry into our weekly Timmy’s Lucky Numbers Draw.
There will be one drawing per week for 10,000 $TRSRY. Drawn every Tuesday during our Treasury Talks twitter spaces.
If no-one wins that drawing the pot will increase by 10,000 $TRSRY for the following week.
All Timmy NFTs, (which include each tier of our main collection as well as the Timmy Origins and Festive Timmys), as well as any future Timmy issuances will be included in the draw and each carry a Lotto Number in the NFT description or traits.
To win you need to match the first THREE numbers of your Lotto Number in the specific order.
If the FOURTH number is matched as well (for all Timmy’s except for Tier 1), the prize will be multiplied by the Tier’s multiplier, detailed below:
Tier 1: No multiplier
Tier 2: x 1.25
Tier 3: x 1.5
Tier 4: x 1.75
Tier 5: x 2
Tier 6: x 2.5
Timmy Origins #002-021: x5
Timmy Origins #001: x10
Festive Timmy Editions: x3
Current Timmy NFT lock-ins
As per the terms and conditions below, in the event that a number drawn does not match a Timmy NFT currently held by someone, 5K $TRSRY will be locked in to that Timmy NFT and immediately claimable by the person that mints that NFT.
Current Timmy NFTs that hold a lock-in 5K $TRSRY are as follows:
Tuesday 24th Jan – 3294 – 0197 – 9296
Tuesday 31st Jan – 2106
Terms and Conditions
(Terms and Conditions are subject to change and the most current version will always be available on this page) The Timmy lucky numbers will run for 1 year.
No purchase necessary – we will be giving away a number of Timmy NFTs which will offer you free entries into the draws.
All holders of Timmy NFTs are eligible for the Timmy’s Lucky Numbers Draw.
A rollover occurs when the number picked in a weekly draw is not matched against a Lotto Number held by any of the issued Timmy NFTs. In this instance the prize fund is rolled over to the following draw.
In addition to this, 5K $TRSRY will also be locked into that Timmy NFT and will be immediately claimable by the minter of the NFT.
Treasury XRPL LLC will identify and verify ownership of the Timmy NFT that holds the winning Lotto Number at the time of the draw.
The prize fund payout will be made to the owner of the Timmy NFT at the time of the draw, irrespective of any transactions that may have occurred with the NFT either before or after the draw occurred.
If the trustline to $TRSRY is not set in the XRP address that holds the winning Timmy NFT at the time of the draw, the prize pool is forfeited and will rollover to the following week.
The Tale of Timmy the Tortoise
Our story begins on March 23rd, 2022, during a community conversation about the upcoming advancements that Treasury was making at the time including the new White Paper v2.0.
Community member Alan (now Treasury secretary) made an on-the-cuff comment about how “slow and steady wins the race, but Treasury seems to be like a tortoise on a skateboard” A sentiment he later went on to share with his son that his granddaughter Grace overheard.
Unbeknownst to Alan 10-year-old Grace had gone away and drawn a special picture of a tortoise on a skateboard which she surprised her grandad with.
Together they sat at the PC and scanned the image and added a balloon with the Treasury logo to the drawing. An image that was shared with the community who loved it. The duo then went on to mint the image on the Sologenic DEX and listed it for sale. This was how the first unofficial Treasury NFT of Timmy the Skateboarding Tortoise was born
On May 1st, 2022, Duncan (the now CEO of Treasury) was the lucky individual to snap up this one-of-a-kind special work of art. A piece he has no intention of parting with no matter the offer, and we know many will try to get their hands on this piece of Treasury history.
On May 16th, 2022, during a vacation to the UK to visit family Alan met up with Duncan. During this get-together, Duncan was presented with the original image framed and completed with Grace’s signature. A photo of Alan and Duncan was taken at the time and posted on Twitter to commemorate this special moment, but this event comes with its own twist. When Duncan was tagging Alan in the post, he inadvertently tagged the wrong grandpa, not tagging Alan at all but Lucas (who is also now a member of the Treasury Team).
Fast forward to June 23rd, 2022, during a conversation between Hayley (Social media officer) and Kristin (former CMO) the idea of a Treasury mascot was conceived. The story of Timmy was brought up by Hayley as he came from within the extended community.
What started as a throwaway comment, was made into a physical drawing. That drawing and the original NFT that was minted by Alan and Grace are now owned by the Treasury CEO. All the community members who played a part in our tale are now members of the Treasury team.
And Timmy, well his story has only just begun, he has grown and evolved from that Tortoise on a skateboard drawing into Timmy the Treasury Tortoise.
By: Hayley Shaw