- Beeple has co-founded a new NFT project called WENEW.
- The project will sell iconic cultural moments from the worlds of music, sport, comedy, history, and more.
- It launches with a selection of NFTs related to Andy Murray’s Wimbledon 2013 victory.
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Beeple-backed NFT project WENEW launches with a selection of moments from Andy Murray’s Wimbledon 2013 victory.
Beeple Launches NFT Project
very excited to announce the launch of https://t.co/K0TMwMJWwZ !!!
this is a new project we’ve been working on centered around giving people the opportunity to collect iconic moments in music, sports, comedy, history, etc. on the blockchain. 🚀🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/WqhkFwLFBo
— beeple (@beeple) June 24, 2021
The project will sell “iconic moments” from music, sports, comedy, history, and other cultural fields in auctions and sales. Every moment will be stored as an NFT on Ethereum and represented in a physical glass casing similar to the ones Beeple has used to sell his work in the past. The project will also use Arweave to include editorial works alongside each piece.
The concept of bidding on “moments” bears some similarities to NBA Topshot, an NFT game where basketball fans bid on clips of their favorite NBA moments.
NFTs, otherwise known as non-fungible tokens, are a type of asset that have their own data stored on the blockchain. They can take the form of music, digital art, videos, or anything else that can be tokenized, and offer verifiable ownership of a given asset. They mostly take the form of ERC-721 tokens on Ethereum, and unlike ERC-20 tokens, they are not interchangeable from one another—the data that gets stored on the blockchain for each piece differs.
The WENEW website notes that the project has partnered with Open Earth Foundation “to establish practices designed to…