The fever surrounding non-replaceable tokens continues to spread as it invades new areas and industries. Political memes have now entered the NFT battle, Dole fights food insecurity with a humorous angle, Digitalax bridges the physical and digital fashion divide, and even critically acclaimed wine takes a liking to digital collectibles.
Drumpfs Mint Trump’s Tweets for Charity
Building on the momentum of Meme PAC’s viral presence in the American political conversation, 18-year-old upcoming Columbia freshman and chair of the famed Youth Political Action Committee (PAC) Jackie Ni introduces political NFTs. Through Strategic Meme Group (SMG), where Ni serves as Chief Meme Officer, unique digital political collectibles will be whipped and auctioned to monetize former President Donald Trump’s tweets for charity.
The so-called “Drumpfs”, which mark SMG’s first venture, are presented as cubes with different images on each side. One side of each NFT cube can contain a tweet, while another on the same cube will present a neural net generated piece of abstract art. The project will sell 10,000 NFTs through a smart contract at fixed prices instead of embracing the auction model.
Of the total, 99% of NFTs will be sold at a flat rate of 0.0232 ETH to represent the 232 votes of Trump’s electoral college in the last election, while the last 100 memorable tweets will be sold for 4.5 ETH about Trump’s role as the 45th US president. Meme PAC will donate 100% of the sales proceeds to charity, and all NFTs will be resold on the OpenSea marketplace.
Dole & Datuna NFTs to fight hunger
Inspired by the “Hungry Artist” stunt, where he ate a $ 120,000 banana on a canvas at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2019, The Dole Sunshine Company partners with David Datuna to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition around the world . Through the initiative, Datuna will create an NFT collection to complement Dole’s “Sunshine for All” program.
Datuna produces a five-part series in which people come together to fight hunger. The first four volumes of the series will go to auction on Rarible from May 6, followed by the May 8 auction of the fifth piece in the series. The final auction will be accompanied by a physical installation and a digital display in a virtual gallery based on Decentraland. Proceeds will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs.
Digitalax bridges the gap between digital fashion and the physical world by means of “memetic” patches
As a pioneer behind the digital fashion movement, platform Digitalax continues to push the boundaries of NFTs as memes by introducing a physical model line that will complement an accompanying NFT. Through the partnership with Polygon, which will be responsible for issuing the NFTs, Digitalax aims to build a gateway to bring fashion enthusiasts into the blockchain fold.
Each physical garment in the collection will feature a memetic patch highlighting key themes such as the undervalued creators behind the industry, the pursuit of profit benefiting from small players in the supply chain and sustainability. The clothing will be for sale in fiat currency, which is no obstacle for avid enthusiasts to participate in this project. An associated inventory claim ticket is used to display the entitlements to the memetic NFT associated with each piece.
NFTs are drawing interest from America’s oldest wine store
To correspond with an upcoming fine wine auction for one of Burgundy’s most famous winemakers on May 12, the American fine and rare wine auction house, Acker, will include non-replaceable tokens as part of its offering. During the event, featuring 16 bottles of the 2019 vintage from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, each bottle is accompanied by a unique NFT.
Each NFT will contain a detailed description by the renowned producer Comte Louis-Michel Liger-Belair regarding the expression of the vineyard for each accompanying bottle of wine. The auction, which accepts dollars and cryptocurrencies, is hosted on Acker’s own platform. Winning bidders’ NFTs are transferred to the Ethereum network via OpenSea.
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