Spacebrat’s First Open-Edition NFT Minted over 300,000 Times!

Spacebrat used Holograph to mint her first open edition NFT

The popular artist Spacebrat released an open-edition NFT using an innovative new technology last week. She partnered with CXIP Labs to allow fans to mint a free NFT using several different blockchains. How did Spacebrat manage to release an NFT on multiple chains at once?

Spacebrat used Holograph to mint her first open edition NFT

Artist Spacebrat made a splash with her first entry in Web3 last week
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How Did Spacebrat Release an NFT on Multiple Blockchains?

Collectors minted Spacebrat’s free open-edition NFT titled “Gleam” over 300,000 times in a 48-hour window. Part of this success stemmed from Spacebrat partnering with the Holograph platform for the release. Developed by CXIP Labs, the Holograph protocol permits a multi-chain approach toward owning digital assets.

By using Holograph, Spacebrat was able to release “Gleam” on Ethereum, Avalanche, BNB Chain, and Polygon. From there, holders can bridge the NFT from chain to chain whenever they please. CXIP Labs describes the NFTs minted using Holograph technology as assets “that exist as single instances across multiple execution environments”.

Spacebrat was surprised at the overwhelming interest in the piece. Halfway through the mint, she took to Twitter to post, “I cannot believe planet Earth minted my first NFT 30,762 times in the last 23 hours. You guys are on another level!” After her tweet, mints skyrocketed with a majority of purchases coming from Polygon users.

Spacebrat's "Gleam" was minted on multiple blockchains

Spacebrat’s “Gleam” was minted over 300,000 times last week
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Why was Polygon the Most Popular Choice for the Open-Edition NFT Mint?

Free mints have always come with a caveat– minters still have to pay for gas fees. Due to Ethereum’s current lack of scalability and subsequently high gas fees, this means that collectors still pay anywhere from $20-$100 for a “free mint”. Enter Holograph.
Using Holograph, minters can take advantage of less expensive options to acquire NFTs. Not surprisingly, minters chose Polygon’s low-fee layer 2 blockchain to mint 203,000 of the 301,798 NFTs. Avalanche and BNB Chain saw 53,000 and 46,000 mints respectively, while Ethereum came in at a paltry 82 mints.
These numbers are not surprising given Ethereum’s exorbitant transaction costs. Gas fees have spiked recently due to a frenzied increase in meme coin trading. Collectors can use Holograph to secure the piece using an inexpensive blockchain like Polygon, and if they ever feel the need, can pay the necessary gas costs to bridge it over to Ethereum.

Who is Spacebrat?

Spacebrat is a highly-respected artist whose work has been featured in Vogue and Hypebeast. Her artwork, including “Gleam”, was also recently featured in the New York gallery WHAAM! during her solo show, “Pipe Dream”. Additionally, she has designed murals for Virgil Abloh’s OFF WHITE and worked with Drake in the past.
This NFT marks her first entry in Web3. The breakout success of the mint caught many off-guard– Holograph previously launched an NFT in April showcasing Dan Witz’s “Most Pit 2000” and only minted 444 pieces for $45. Even though Spacebrat’s NFT was free to mint, it’s still an astounding accomplishment to eclipse 300,000 NFTs minted.
Collectors can purchase “Gleam” on secondary markets like OpenSea.  The NFT has unique pages for each chain, allowing buyers an easy way to purchase using whichever blockchain they prefer.

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