First Impression of TEA Series #1

Tea Project Blog
2 min readJul 15, 2021

This piece is part of the First Impressions Series where TEA Project employees and community members share their first thoughts about the TEA Project.

Hi everyone, this is George again, and I’m here to share some of my first thoughts about the TEA Project.

Camellia NFT

I like how the Camellia NFT “seeds” have different life spans and different levels of productivity. This reminded me of the Axie Infinity crypto video game that allows you to breed Axie monsters to create new ones.

Axie Monsters

Each Axie monster has different genes that make them randomly better or worse at battle or sustaining health. Each Axie has a lifespan and can breed only a certain number of times.

Limiting the fruitful life of each Camellia seed makes them feel like a real-life flower. We need to either plant the seed and harvest the rewards or sell the seeds on the open market. Allowing each seed to thrive for only a set duration will enable newcomers to the TEA Project equal footing and doesn’t give an unfair mining advantage to the early adopters.

Unlocking the TPM Chip

I didn’t realize so many devices had TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chips that were unfortunately unusable to outside 3rd parties. Every iPhone has a TPM, but Apple has decided to lock it down. The open-source community and the cheap, ubiquitous Raspberry Pi computing platform should help spur the adoption of the TEA Project. Miners have a quick and easy way to get started mining $T tokens without needing expensive hardware.

Unlocking IPFS

IPFS has always impressed me as one of the most revolutionary projects to come out of the Web 3.0 movement. The idea of hosting content, a website, or a dApp on decentralized anonymous nodes is a liberating concept that has so much more mindshare to conquer in the future.

Adding a computational layer on top of IPFS is one of the goals of the TEA Project. This promises a new revenue source for IPFS miners beyond just renting out storage blobs. I’m excited about the uptake of the TEA Project by miners in general and hope the TEA Project attracts influencers in the crypto mining space.