Tallahassee company partners with local organizations and celebrities to launch NFT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — One of the latest growing trends in the cyberworld has finally made its way to Tallahassee. NFTs, also known as non-fungible tokens, are a growing commodity and local custom shoe business. The Canvas Project launches its first NFT.
The group collaborates with local influencers and organizations to engage the community.
If you asked people what an NFT was six months ago, most wouldn’t know what to tell you. But The Canvas Project founder Jim Sherwood says it comes in different art forms.
“It’s a digital asset and it can be an audio file like a song, it can be a video file, it can be a jpeg and it’s a series of things that an NFT can actually be,” Sherwood explained. .
Last week, Sherwood and The Canvas Project launched their first NFT in the form of Ozzy the Alien, a trademark for the company and something he hopes will generate more interest.
“The cool thing is that having an Ozzy the Alien allows you to get special clothes specifically tailored to your NFT color,” Sherwood said. “It will be numbered because all NFTs are numbered, and you will also receive personalized sneakers within the NFT. And all of these things will come with the NFT.
Ruvos and Launch Tally CEO Eddie Gonzalez Loumiet are teaming up with Sherwood and he says this platform can be used in a variety of ways.
“You know, blockchain technology and what we’re talking about here isn’t just necessarily art as Jim mentioned, but it could be used in healthcare, it could be used in banking and it could be used in other industries,” Gonzalez shared. Loumiet. “And so it’s a great way to get your feet wet and learn what people in other big cities can talk about, but there’s no reason we can’t talk about it here in the 850 .”
Joining the movement is FSU basketball legend and current Utah Jazz guard Trent Forrest. He said this opportunity was something he didn’t want to miss.
“Seeing the creativity that people are using to create these NFTs makes it kind of interesting and learning more is kind of what got me into it,” Forrest said.
Everyone who is part of this NFT group becomes part of an exclusive community in hopes of sharing a creative space.
“With this kind of different dynamic of people, we can do things together or as a group with everyone who has these NFTs or we can connect and do things individually or three people can come together,” Sherwood said. “It’s cool because it’s an opportunity to connect with people you can’t necessarily connect with.”
Forrest says he hopes a lot more people will look to follow the trend.
I just want people in my area back home and in Tallahassee to see that it’s something that’s growing and getting bigger and bigger,” Forrest shared.
A craze which, according to the group, will take off, whether you are on board or not.
Sherwood says that even though the current launch is nearly sold out, people can search their social media at Twitter and Instagram to find out when they can take advantage of the next launch and you can also check out Launch Tally to find out the latest information from the local tech community.
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