This Tuesday, September 21, The Vitaliks project will be launched, a collection of 6,969 non-fungible tokens (NFT) with the face of Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of the Ethereum network. The collectibles will be listed on the OpenSea market, each priced at 0.069 ethers (ETH) equivalent to about $ 213.
Just as pixelated zombie and alien faces avatars created by the Cryptopunks project or Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) boring apes are used, too the faces of Vitalik Buterin intend to invade Twitter and other digital spaces.
Although the NFTs of The Vitaliks project are based on the same face, each one has different characteristics. They will be “exclusive and individually rare” and curiously represent a way for Buterin to live forever tokenized on the blockchain he created, as the developers of this proposal point out on their website.
They add that the project will not stop with the launch of the NFT collection dedicated to Vitalik, but that their strategy goes further, as they consider the idea of creating a metaverse or perhaps rather a “Vitalikverse”, that is, a digital world entirely dedicated to the Russian-Canadian programmer.
In its roadmap the project also promises to launch its own marketplace, a governance token, and its own decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). They will also do massive airdrops and giveaways each time the team reaches a new goal.
“The focus of this collection is to pay tribute to the creativity and community building success that Vitalik has brought to the ecosystem,” adds the team behind The Vitaliks project in a note.
In any case, it is not the first time that Vitalik Buterin has been tokenized, since in November of last year the digital platform AsyncAr did it with a developer-inspired digital artwork. As CriptoNoticias reported at the time, the work in NFT is called “ETH Boy”, a collectible, unique and unrepeatable piece that mutates according to changes in the price of ether, fluctuations in gas rates and with the birthday of Buterin himself .
The fever grows in the NFT market
The NFT industry is experiencing an unprecedented boom. In fact, in the last 24 hours, the non-fungible token markets generated more than USD 4 billion in sales, according to data from the statistics site Dappradar. Although last month there were days when they exceeded $ 5 billion in sales.
These sales are led by projects such as Axie Infinity, Art Blocks, and Anonymice. In addition, the initiative Emblem Vault has become the fourth NFT collection with the highest daily sales volumeaccording to the CryptoSlam website that lists more than 200 of these proposals.
Emblem Vault is also ranked third in OpenSea sales volume. According to what was reported by CriptoNoticias, the functionality of “wrapping” non-fungible tokens from other networks such as Bitcoin that Emblem Vault offers, is a particularity that traders prefer, at least as it has been observed in recent weeks.