Freely Distributed BANANO-themed NFTs: cryptomonKeys Update #28

By banano | Banano | 22 Oct 2021

BANANO is a DAG-based cryptocurrency with easy-to-use apps, distributed entirely for free through airdrops, faucets, and games. All happening in a fun, community-driven, meme-rich, and educational atmosphere. The BANANO community project cryptomonKeys started already almost a year ago with free distribution of BANANO-themed NFTs! Here’s another update from the project, with all ways how to get cryptomonKeys NFTs (and BANANO!) for free, plus an updated overview of cryptomonKeys games and apps!


cryptomonKeys Celebrated its First Anniversary

cryptomonKeys was launched on September 19, 2020 as BANANO community project with BANANO-themed NFTs being distributed entirely for free! It’s been huge fun and a huge success within this first year, with 60+ cards released, 100k+ total NFTs minted, $270k+ total secondary market sales, and 15k+ different wallets holding cryptomonKeys NFTs. The first cryptomonKeys birthday party was pretty epic, with lots of freebies, cryptomonKeys card pack releases and several new reveals including monKeyconnect and monKeymatching. More details below!


Introducing monKeymatching

Play monkeyMatching at to earn cryptomonKeys! Generate a list of random mint numbers, then connect with other collectors and trade your cards to find the perfect mints to complete your list and earn the exclusive MNKY token. Redeem your tokens in the shop for free cryptomonKeys! Check it out here and join the community at discord for questions and discussions.


Introducing monKeyconnect

With monKeyconnect, you can connect your WAX address to a BANANO address, and much more. Check your collection score, explore crytomonKeys NFTs and detailed stats, and connect other wallets/social media handles. This will be the basis for future apps we have in mind and give us the chance to drop some BANANO to cryptomonKeys holders (and vice versa). We recently already dropped NFTs to BANANO holders and BANANO to NFT holders in a first test run. Make sure you connect your Wax address holding cryptomonKeys NFTs and your BAN wallet to be eligible for future airdrops!

Check it out here:

How to Get Free cryptomonKeys NFTs

Newly joining users often wonder how they can get cryptomonKeys for free. So here’s an updated overview of all the different ways:

There are various events and giveaways running without prior or widespread announcement in the cryptomonKeys social media channels. Most are running and announced on the cryptomonKeys discord server.

Join and follow cryptomonKeys here:

Website | Discord | Twitter | Instagram | Telegram
cryptomonKeys at AtomicHub: live trading offers | sale history

Other ways how to get free cryptomonKeys NFTs:

  • Introduce yourself at the cryptomonKeys discord, read the pinned posts in the channel #👋intro-and-feedback before doing this. You can only do this once.
  • Create memes or fan art, or contribute by helping others. We love rewarding contributors. You might get tips from @The Green Wizard (our Discord NFT Tipbot).
  • monKeymining — Earn cryptomonKeys by playing Alien Worlds! Details & help getting started at and further below. Please note that regular rewards as before are currently paused, however we currently have specific events which are organized and announced at our discord respectively.
  • Each cryptomonKeys NFT includes a graphical hint on the next card. Guess the name of the next cryptomonKey card in the discord channel #❓monkeyguessing (read pinned post there) and get free cryptomonKeys as rewards if you guess it right!
  • Hold any cryptomonKeys NFT in your wallet to have a chance on monKeyfarm drops (details:
  • Follow our social media (links in #👉important-links) and keep an eye on #announcements & #🎁giveaways for giveaways and events (both NFTs and $BANANO giveaways/airdrops!)
    Current Twitter giveaways for example here, here and here.
  • cryptomonKeys is about reaching new users and getting them started (and educated) about NFTs. If you have any ideas or proposals how to help with this, contact us! We love engaged community members!

Lastly, you can of course still buy (or sell) cryptomonKeys on secondary markets, e.g. here at AtomicHub.

monKeyslots — Earn BANANO by Owning cryptomonKeys NFTs

You’re wondering what you could do with your cryptomonKeys NFTs in addition to ‘just’ collecting/trading them and earn & farm even more? Play monKeyslots, a slot machine-style BANANO faucet connecting BANANO and cryptomonKeys NFTs! In brief: The more cryptomonKeys you own, the better your chances to get BANANO from this faucet! More details here. Keep in mind it’s still in beta and constantly being improved.


monKeymiles: Earn cryptomonKeys NFTs by playing Upland

cryptomonKeys is about making free NFT distribution fun, as a community and by connecting with other NFT/blockchain projects. Already several weeks ago, we started to reward Upland players with cryptomonKeys NFTs for visiting specific properties, similar to monKeymining. This has been in a beta stage in collaboration with the MetaForce comics project, initiated by Recourier. We recently rebranded this to monKeymiles and started to drop cryptomonKeys NFTs regularly to players who visit cryptomonKeys Upland properties. Note: Rewards are currently paused due to API limitations, however we’re working on better solutions so if you like start checking it out already! Details and updates here.


monKeymining (Earn cryptomonKeys NFTs by playing Alien Worlds) Update

In January 2021, we announced monKeymining: Earn cryptomonKeys NFTs by playing the game AlienWorlds! This has led to lots of attention and excitement and loads of new users joining the community and we meanwhile sent over 34k cryptomonKeys NFTs to miners and stakers in a total of 20 cycles!

Note: As announced before, we have paused regular widespread monKeymining rewards for stakers and miners after cycle 20 until further notice. We’ll review how to continue this in a better, more fair and newbie friendly way that fits our distribution aims and pace and also will depend on how Alien Worlds evolves over time. In the meantime, monKeymining lands and TLM have been moved to other accounts to streamline our internal accounting. We are flexible to adjust to anything that makes sense in the future. The whole NFT and blockchain games ecosystem is fast-moving and ever evolving — we’ll be sure to keep an eye on it and participate in fun and innovative ways as before. 

At the moment and as we did in the past, we still have specific Alien Worlds based community events with cryptomonKeys NFT prizes running from time to time which are organized by enthusiastic members of our community and announced at our discord.

Please see details regarding rewards sent out today for cycle 20 (the last cycle in this format for now) below. Sorry for the delay!


If you have any questions, find all details here, and join our discord and ask in the channel #monkeymining for help. Lots of users are discussing there all the time. Updates and current status (as well as helpful links) can always be found at

Reward Summary monKeymining cycle 20

Rewards were sent out for all mining events happening on specified cryptomonKeys lands from Sep 5, 2021 (19:19 UTC) to Sep 19, 2021 (19:19 UTC). Rewards sent (more TLM mined=higher chance on rewards):

  • 10 Rare cryptomonKeys
  • 10 Uncommon cryptomonKeys
  • 600 Common cryptomonKeys
  • 80 cryptomonKeys packs

monKeystaking rewards summary cycle 20:

For this cycle, the snapshot of TLM stakers to Neri (=NER holders) was taken on Sep 9, 2021 (12:35 UTC). Everyone in the Top 500 had chances on cryptomonKeys NFTs (more staked=higher chances). Rewards sent:

  • 9 Rare cryptomonKeys
  • 9 Uncommon cryptomonKeys
  • 91 Common cryptomonKeys
  • 20 cryptomonKeys packs

If you want to look up exact rankings, e.g. to check your position, you’ll find a link within the Rewards summaries section here. Make sure you have joined our discord server to access that data.

Since we started in January, a total of 34119 cryptomonKeys were sent out for monKeymining and staking in a total of 20 cycles:



Any mention of a third party platform, product, service or website in this article does not imply an endorsement by the BANANO core team. All information is provided to the author’s best knowledge at the time of writing, will likely not be updated and thus might be outdated when this article is read in the future. CryptomonKeys is a community project created by two BANANO core team members, SoggyApplePie and bantano. CryptomonKeys is building on the BANANO MonKey concept (visual account representatives) created and developed by Yekta and bbedward from the BANANO core team. This article was written by bantano with lots of help from SoggyApplePie and Vyryn.

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