Seychelles Magpie goes on sale as NFT

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 …

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.

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