This is nature’s very first digital collectible. The Seychelles Singing Forty, an endemic bird endangered in this archipelago in the Indian Ocean, is now sold in the form of NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens), a digital certificate of authenticity that is widely used in artistic circles.
“Non-fungible tokens” or “non-fungible tokens” in French are certificates of ownership based, like bitcoins, on blockchain technology and associated with a digital object: image, video, animation, photo, sound or text … and now a bird …
we #sale tea # Seychelles forty robin! But don’t panic. Only digital representation of 59 robins of forty that are currently on Cousin Island, not the real ones # birds went on sale! #naturecollectibleshttps://t.co/M6cYTpDfKb
– Nature of the Seychelles (@NatureSey) Jul 20, 2021
Almost 400 forty live on the four islands of the Seychelles.
“We sold our first NFTs yesterday and have already raised $ 2,500 on the first day,” said Nirmal Shah, general manager of the nongovernmental organization Nature Seychelles, which launched the project to fund operations to protect forty.
About 400 singing forty live on the four islands of the Seychelles, 59 of which are in the Cousin Island Special Reserve. Each NFT corresponds to a specific and identified bird, Nirmal Shah explained, presenting this operation as the world’s first in the field of the environment.