The first batch of Pomelo Finney NFTs have been distributed to our earliest Pomelo.io subscribers and the community is getting excited to fund their favourite EOS projects.
But what’s the story behind the Pomelo name, anyway? Why did we choose that juicy fruit to symbolize our new EOS crowdfunding platform? We recently asked our community on Twitter to share their ideas.
Our favorite answer came from Twitter user Jeff P who said the following:
The Pomelo tree needs a lot of care, and adequate sunlight ensures that the tree remains healthy. It can adapt to various types of soil however requires constant watering.
The sunlight symbolizes the idea of the people’s shares to the community.
The soil represents different group projects’ contributions to the community.
The water refers to funds from EOS-based projects
Overall each factor is vital and if we remove one, the Pomelo tree will not be fruitful and juicy as it is.
Twitter user Lurksen speculated that
Pomelo is a grapefruit / tangerine hybrid. Maybe means crowdfunding + quadratic voting?
while Chloé Arnoux kept it simple, saying it was because
Pomelos’ has EOS letters in it.
The Hat showed off his knowledge of the Chinese language stating that
The pomelo is the progenitor of the grapefruit. ‘Grapefruit’ is what the Chinese call EOS, because EOS sounds like the Chinese word for Grapefruit.
MRAD showed some love by sharing that
Pomelo is the largest of the citrus fruit family, and like Pomelo is growing bigger and has more health benefits. It’s also sweeter! By giving love to the projects you like they will grow big like pomelos!
We’re very impressed by the creativity of our Twitter community and these answers do a great job capturing the reasons we chose Pomelo as the brand name for the crowdfunding platform.
To highlight the origin story of the Pomelo platform, we’re announcing the first drop in our small promotional Pomelo NFT series. The Pomelo Seeds are now available on AtomicHub for 0.25 EOS each!
Make sure to tune into the EOS Hot Sauce next week to learn more about Pomelo and collect new NFTs! We’ll feature another element of the Pomelo crowdfunding platform each week and accompany it with a unique Pomelo-themed NFT drop created by our .gems NFT Studio. All primary revenue generated by the Pomelo NFT Collection drops will be donated as matching funds for Pomelo’s first round of grants.
What element will we reveal next? Place your guesses in the comments!