XR-NFTs are now a thing thanks to a new collaboration between Santo Blockchain Labs and French pop artist Jerome Peschard. Short for ‘eXtended Reality Non-Fungible Tokens’, these assets offer unique immersive experiences.
A drop fit for the near future, XR-NFTs use 3D scanning telemetry, virtual reality, sound and smell technologies, and Peschard’s digital art. The result is a “one-of-a-kind sensorial digital experience”, according to the press release.
Mission to Mars
Space travel has been high on the agenda in recent weeks. Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos, UK business king Richard Branson, and Tesla mastermind Elon Musk have all blasted off into the cosmos. So, an NFT collection themed on space flight was inevitable, and XR-NFT is just that.
In total 50 XR NFTs will be minted in August 2021, in addition to one digital-physical asset-based XR-NFT, ‘Rush of Mars’. The latter includes a 150x150cm physical artwork by Peschard, created using rusted steel sheets. Neon lights produce the words ‘Rush of Mars’, while a humming sound represents atoms becoming electrically charged inside vacuum tubes.
XR-NFTs and NFC-Tag
The new XR-NFT collection is all about offering people a chance to buy and display unique art. Anyone interested should sign up for presale via Santo. The ‘Rush of Mars’ asset will come with an NFT-Tag, which can be scanned with a smartphone- revealing 3D elements. This will work for both the owner of the token and also anyone looking at the work on display, for example in a gallery or museum.
This is the latest example of XR entering the NFT space. Last month we wrote about the Vatom XR non-fungible platform. Meanwhile, Superworld has been making serious moves within the AR and VR end of NFT development — read more on that here.