The Associated Press (AP), recently announced a partnership with Australian NFT publisher Metalist Lab. The partnership brings with it a “Unique Moments Collection”, which is set to be released on 19th October (12pm UTC) through the Binance NFT marketplace.
The non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will be a unique, curated collection from the Associated Press. Basically, the collection will contain rare archived news reporting of the most memorable moments in recent world history. More specifically, the focus will remain on Associated Press’ groundbreaking coverage over the past 100 years. Be sure to expect; landmark events in space, global conflicts, science, discovery, human freedoms and advancement.
Alongside the high resolution images, the collection will also include rare “News Wire Flashes”, iconically transmitted by AP to newsrooms globally. In fact, such flashes were the first word on key events in modern history. Notable Associated Press “News Wire Flashes” include the moon landing and the end of WWII in Europe.
The US Press giants tweeted “The drop offers collectors historic and unique moments captured by AP including rarely seen ‘AP Flash’ news alerts sent to newsrooms around the world.”
However, the Associated Press NFT collection is not the first of its kind. Earlier in the year AP collaborated with digital artists and blockchain company Everipedia, to release a series of 10 NFTs, debuting on OpenSea.
The drop offers collectors historic and unique moments captured by AP including rarely seen “AP Flash” news alerts sent to newsrooms around the world.https://t.co/oWyFijGCNq pic.twitter.com/RpTXSteP9h
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What is the Associated Press (AP)?
Founded in 1846, the AP is a independent global news organisation dedicated to factual reporting. Along with Reuters, they are one of the best sources of fast, accurate and unbiased news.
Impressively, the American non-profit news agency operates in over 250 locations worldwide, with its world headquarters in New York.
Even now, AP remain a leader in media industry, championing journalism around the globe. In fact, the organisation has numerous accolades and awards, including 56 Pulitzer Prizes.
In a recent press release AP stated “The Associated Press believes that facts belong onchain and distribution of this historic news reporting to the blockchain is nothing short of vital for the preservation of world history.”