March 3, 2020
By Anjali Kochhar
Dutch artist Dadara and NFT digital rights management platform RAIRtech have collaborated to conduct a social experiment with an aim to provide immutable blockchain identity that has resulted in the creation of 7.9 billion digitally identical NFTs (non-fungible tokens) of CryptoGreyman.
According to an official statement shared with Blockchain Asset Review, each NFT carries its own serial number — a commentary on the way in which people are viewed in the centralized corporate world; generalized to numbers.
“In a sea of NFTs that artificially create scarcity by imposing ‘rare’ traits, limited collections, and exclusive communities, the identical CryptoGreyman NFTs – available for purchase for 1 MATIC (~$2.05 USD) – seek to be the opposite,” the statement read.
This project also brings real-world benefits to refugees as it has teamed up with non-profit Movement on the Ground, an organization that seeks to dignify refugee reception across the globe.
“RAIRtech is placing 2,222 of the most coveted numbered NFTs in a treasury,” the statement read.
“The cause was chosen because one of the largest issues that refugees face is the struggle to obtain the proper forms of identification needed to seek refuge. Often refugees and asylum seekers are seen by countries and governments, not as people who have fled unimaginable situations not of their own making, but rather as piling paperwork on a desk.”
“I see this as a dead-serious prank, which can rattle the cage of consensual reality and elevate the conversation. It’s an experiment with an unpredictable outcome,” said artist Dadara.
About the author
Anjali Kochhar covers cryptocurrency stories in India as well as globally. Having been in the field of media and journalism for over three years now, she has developed a sharp news sense and works hard to present information that goes beyond the obvious. She is an avid reader and loves writing on a wide range of subjects.