Hasbulla Magomedov is a 19-year-old Russian internet sensation that rose to fame with his martial arts TikTok videos that captured the heart of fans all over the world.
He has amassed over 2 million followers across all his social media accounts through video blogs of his every day life that have charmed his viewers. In Hasbulla’s most popular video to date, and one of the first videos of his to go viral on the internet - Hasbulla and his arch-rival Abdu Rozik face off in a press conference and talk trash to each other leading up to their scheduled fight (which was later postponed). Crypto Hasbulla is a collection of 10,000 custom, hand-drawn characters inspired by the legendary Hasbulla Magemedov - launched on the Polygon Ethereum blockchain. Each Crypto Hasbulla token in the collection serves as an exclusive membership to Hasbulla’s worldwide web3 community and all things Hasbulla has planned for the Metaverse. Only 939 of the 10,000 Crypto Hasbulla’s have been release as of now, and the collection has already amassed 700 ETH in volume on OpenSea - with a floor price of 0.2 ETH.
Here is a list of the highest Crypto Hasbulla sales so far:
Classic Hasbulla - 10 ETH
Champion Hasbulla - 5 ETH
Tyson Hasbulla - 3.5 ETH
According to the CryptoHasbullaNFT website, the team are currently running a promotion where if you by 2 Crypto Hasbulla’s from the collection, you can receive a personalized video from the legend himself.
Block Journal got the opportunity to interview Hasbulla on his endeavors and ask him a couple of questions on what he hopes to achieve with his NFT project.
BJ: When did you first decide that you wanted to start an NFT project? How did the idea come about?
Hasbulla: At the end of last year, someone asked me if they could create a Hasbulla video game. I liked the idea and thought that I should ask my friends to help create my own. Then I learned that there was a fake Hasbulla NFT collection being promoted by fake Hasbulla pages. I contacted the NFT project and we decided to work together. That’s how Crypto Hasbulla was born. We will now use NFTs in my video game.
BJ: Can you tell us a little bit about the Crypto Hasbulla team?
Hasbulla: Our core team is from Dagestan, Spain and the United States. We have graphic artists from Chile, Italy and Spain, plus many other contributors from around the world.
BJ: You have millions of fans around the world, can you explain why you think NFTs are the best way to connect with your global fanbase?
Hasbulla: The simplest way to put it is that NFTs connect me to my fans. I meet NFT holders in person, play games with them online and soon they will be able to interact with me in my video game. All of this is possible with my NFT project. Before NFTs, people could only see videos of me on social media.
BJ: Which is your favorite Crypto Hasbulla?
Hasbulla: UFC Champion is my favorite, but I like all UFC and Eagle FC characters
BJ: How long does each Crypto Hasbulla take to draw?
Hasbulla: Every NFT in our collection is drawn by hand. It can take 30 minutes to 6 hours, depending on the design. We have a talented team of artists who can turn anything or anyone into a Hasbulla NFT.
BJ: What are some future Hasbulla traits that you can tease for us?
Hasbulla: In our last 8,000 NFT drop, we will include up to 1,000 special NFTs that will be playable in my metaverse game.
BJ: Who are your heroes? Who would you like to made into a Crypto Hasbulla?
Hasbulla: My heroes are Prophet Muhammad, P.B.U.H., Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, Muhammad Ali, Imam Shamil
BJ: Do you hold any other NFT projects? Other than Crypto Hasbulla, what are some of your favorites?
Hasbulla: No, I only hold Crypto Hasbulla NFTs
BJ: When did you first hear about cryptocurrency or blockchain technology? What did you first think of it?
Hasbulla: It’s the future of the world. It opens opportunities to new possibilities.
BJ: Can you tell us about Crypto Hasbulla Roadmap 2.0? What are you most excited for?
Hasbulla: I love meeting NFT holders. I had so much fun in Dubai. We hope to hold our next meetup in the United States. Anyone with an NFT can meet me. Roadmap 2.0 gives my community more access to me. I will start streaming on Twitch with holders soon. Look at my website cryptohasbullanft.com to see all of the exciting things we’re doing for our community.
BJ: Are you aware of Abdu Rozik’s NFT project he is launching? What are your thoughts on him bringing your rivalry to the blockchain?
Hasbulla: I’m like his dad, a teacher. I like to set a good example for people. Children need to be taught good things so they don't get lost in life.
BJ: What are you thoughts on NFTs and Cryptocurrencies. Is it just a bubble? Or is this just the beginning?
Hasbulla: Many people forget that cryptocurrencies and NFTs are still in the early stages. There will be good times and bad times like everything else but technology is here to stay. Hard times give us our biggest leaps forward.
BJ: The #1 Crypto Hasbulla sold for 10 eth - when you hear that a hand-drawn cartoon of you sold for this much money, how does that make you feel?
Hasbulla: I was excited to see I have such a great community. #1 is a classic picture of me. It is the beginning of everything. It will always be special.
BJ: Is there something you’d like to say to our Block Journal readers?
Hasbulla: I wish good luck to all Block Journal readers and want to say thank you to all my fans around the world. I will try to make you happy as much as possible.