Earlier this month, the virtual Lil Miquela and her creator’s company, Brud, released part two of their five-part NFT series known as Venus. The second part, entitled Unseen by eyes but forged in stone, was released for free to the first 1,500 people who shared their wallet with Lil Miquela on Twitter.

According to a press release, the NFT “offers a lush visual representation of her existence as a modern-day deity amidst shifting ideals of nature and beauty.”

The most interesting part about this drop is that the NFT is free — especially when compared to the first part of the series, which sold for 159.5 ETH (though it went to charity). Since the NFT boom started months ago, one of the most compelling but also alienating aspects of NFTs has been their price tags.

But as many people have been claiming (including Brud’s co-founder, Trevor McFedries), NFTs do have use that stretches beyond what we’ve seen so far. For instance, when combined with DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), NFTs can help create autonomous economies that could especially benefit groups that are marginalized from the traditional economy.

Enjin, the blockchain platform known in-part for powering MetaverseMe (among other things), has released a fee-free blockchain called JumpNet on which users can mint and trade NFTs at no cost, opening up a whole new group NFTs. In addition, JumpNet is much more carbon-friendly than Ethereum is currently.

There’s no guarantee that others will follow suit, and we’ve probably yet to see the apex of the NFT boom. But NFTs potential is greater than what we’ve seen thus far. And just like with crypto in general, the best way to experience those benefits is when NFTs are democratized across various groups of people, something that free NFTs will help achieve.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Harry Styles Fears No Cleavage

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Surprise! More CdG x Nike

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Enter Alan Crocetti's Butt Plug-Filled FW22 Fantasy

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Epitomizing Quiet Versatility With BEAMS PLUS

    Style
  • outdoor clothing brands

    Around the World in Techwear: Every Outdoor Brand You Need to Know

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Now You Can Smell Like Germany’s Biggest Fashion Influencer

    Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.