- Anyone can claim a free NFT minted on the Flow blockchain starting from today.
- The primary protocol behind NFTs was originally published by Dapper Labs CTO Dieter Shirley on this day in 2017.
- NFT developers and projects across blockchain ecosystems are celebrating NFT Day with digital and physical events.
A consortium of Web3 industry leaders has launched NFT Day today. It will be an annual occasion for the Web3 community to bring awareness to and educate the masses on the value of blockchain-based experiences.
On this date in 2017, the primary protocol behind NFTs – ERC-721 – was originally published by Dapper Labs CTO Dieter Shirley alongside the first use of the term “non-fungible token.” Since then, the NFT industry has grown into an $11.3 billion market, according to Verified Market Research.
“Within a few short years, NFTs have already encouraged people to take their first steps into decentralized technology, but we’re still early in the journey,” said Dieter Shirley, CTO at Dapper Labs. “NFTs allow people to own a piece of social space, from virtual locations, music, fashion, and art – even individual moments representing significant cultural touchstones. NFT Day gives all creators an opportunity to tell that story together.”
The inaugural NFT Day celebration features participation from projects, blockchains, and brands across the industry including a16z, Animoca Brands, BuildSpace, Coinbase NFT, CryptoSlam!, Dapper Labs, Flow, Gaia, LearnWeb3, Matrix World, Metaverse HQ, OpenSea, Rarible, amongst others.
To celebrate the occasion, NFT developers and projects across blockchain ecosystems are coming together to hold virtual and physical events which can be found on internationalnftday.org.
Visitors to the site can also find resources to learn more about NFTs, including more about the technology’s history, how to start collecting or minting. For today only, individuals can claim a free NFT minted on the Flow blockchain to commemorate NFT Day 2022.
“We’re thrilled to be participating in the very first NFT Day,” said Whitney Steele, VP of Marketing at OpenSea, the world’s leading peer-to-peer marketplace for NFTs. “We believe that NFT technology is laying the foundation for vibrant new economies, and we’re excited to help more consumers, creators and developers discover how they can receive greater value from Web3.”
NFT Day will be observed annually on Sep 20 to celebrate the origins of NFTs.
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