Billy Johns (goat farmer’s son and once adept goat milker) develops a crippling fear of goats following a brutal childhood prank masterminded by his brother, involving the mutilated corpse of Billy’s pet goat Michael, and the untimely death of his father.
15 years later Billy discovers his brother is still experimenting with goats and has refined a formula to turn them into ferocious carnivores with a taste for human flesh. Billy battles with his goat phobias and launches a bid to save man and goat kind alike from his depraved brother. Predictably, Billy is killed by his brother and his goat progeny, and eventually the world is overrun by half-goat half-human hybrids with only a finite amount of human flesh to feast on.
Following the demise of the human race, being forced to reflect upon their actions, the goat-people begin to evolve and build a democratic vegetarian goat-society, holding Billy as their God and moral compass.
This is the story of Generation Alpha: 10,000 goats who carved a new civilisation from the remains of mankind...or one version of it at least...
This is the GOAT Tribe.
A lot of good things come from negative circumstances being turned on their head and there were many factors which led to the inception of GOAT Tribe and the coming together of the team. The original drawings and project concept came at a difficult time, when drawing was a need and an outlet, spurned on by the creativity and success of high profile Ethereum projects and creators such as Beeple, BAYC and CryptoPunks alongside the challenge of mixing code and illustration.
The project as you see it today is a true team effort, spurred on by community and camaraderie. We came together over a mutual appreciation for NFT art and we are driven by an incentive to create value for those who put their faith in us and be at the forefront of the Cardano NFT revolution. We want everyone to be as proud of their goats as we are.
Goats in particular were chosen for their resilience and resourcefulness. Goats climb to seemingly impossible heights and don't take shit from anyone.
A full-time digital illustrator and AI artist (aka autre coeur) with 18 years' experience in electronic music composition and production and 5 years experience in blockchain. Dan's formal background lies in finance and project delivery in the UK civil engineering sector and he has operated and been at the head of several successful businesses in this field.
He founded the project after realising the potential of a hobby he was working on in early 2021, became fully committed to the space by the end of the year and is now re-training as an AI dev. Everything in the collection was drawn and the algorithm used to generate the images created by him. He continues to oversee the direction of the project, working on collaborations and strategic partnerships, technical documentation and implementation as well as PFP and collaboration artwork.
J was introduced to the project early on and has been personally invested in blockchain for over 5 years.
For the last 10 years he has been working for small grassroots companies, to large fortune 500 corporations as a sales consultant, building on a foundation made working with car dealerships in business development and laboratory equipment sales, working directly with manufacturers and their clients.
J’s role with the Tribe sees him reaching out and developing strategic partnerships and overseeing dissemination of information as well as keeping the team on track as scrum master.
Alex's background is in research and psychology for prominent social media platforms. He currently lives and works in South Korea and joined the project in the later stages. He also helps build, grow and maintain the GOAT Tribe's brand as we as monitoring, moderating and engaging with the community. Jack of all trades, he manages and communicates the needs of of the GOAT Tribe.
Visionzzz is a full time software engineer who fell in love with the Cardano blockchain in January 2021. When looking into CNFTs the GOAT Tribe was the first project he purchased on the day of mint and the awesome community made him find a passion for NFTs.
He also enjoys DJing/producing techno and house music which made him start an event company called Another World. They host events throughout Colorado and hope to integrate CNFTs into the event space while educating people on the Cardano blockchain.
He is currently in the third cohort of the Plutus Pioneer program and is excited to use his previous knowledge of computer science and what he is learning to help the Goat Tribe and the Cardano blockchain develop.
The Vanguard was our advance party; a very short run of 33 bespoke promotional goats distributed with two main aims in mind:
- 1.We wanted to recognize those people in the space who showed absolute commitment to Cardano NFTs from the very beginning. These people helped shape the space into the positive, uplifting community we all experience via Twitter and multiple Discord servers. Without them, the Cardano NFT space wouldn't be as nurturing or as renowned for positivity. They embody everything the Tribe aspires to be.
- 2.We wanted to share our vision of the Tribe and show the whole Cardano NFT space what we were capable of. As well as embracing the challenge of customizing our goats to fit the personalities of those we admire, it was a great opportunity to see some of our pieces being used as profile pictures and to get the word out ahead of our mint, especially at a time when confidence in the CNFT space was relatively low.
Recently Vanguard applications have been re-opened in order for GOAT Tribe to remain at the fore of Cardano NFTs and to reach new audiences across unexplored mediums and platforms.