PechaKucha Celebrates 20 Year History With Story NFT
Storytelling platform PechaKucha is releasing NFT collectibles to celebrate its 20 years of history
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To celebrate its 20 year history PechaKucha will be dropping its first NFTs and launching a new website and mobile apps.
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PechaKucha, Inc., a social storytelling platform used by millions worldwide, announced today that it has minted a story as an NFT.
Content creators, schools, businesses, and government agencies worldwide license PechaKucha’s “20 images x 20 seconds” platform to share visual stories, information and concepts for inspired action. PechaKucha community organizers host live events in nearly 1,300 cities in 145 countries, with thousands of individual creators using PechaKucha’s social storytelling platform for digital talks, sessions and chats.
In addition to its first NFT story, PechaKucha also will be minting 2,020 pieces of unique, limited-edition NFT collectables to celebrate PechaKucha’s 20-year history, 20-slides x 20-seconds storytelling format, and the launch of its new website, mobile apps and revitalized creator platform.
PechaKucha CEO and co-founder Sean Smyth stated that:
“At PechaKucha, we think of NFTs as ‘digital art with benefits,’ reflecting our approach to making complex things more simple. Minting the world’s first story and offering a collection of unique digital art with access to exclusive perks celebrates our past, while also exploring the future of Web3. We’re showcasing the versatility and utility of NFTs as a way to educate and empower the creative community that we serve.”
The PechaKucha NFT collection is created from artist-designed posters from thousands of in-person PK Night events spanning PechaKucha’s 20-year history. The NFTs feature 30 variations in color and eight icon poses that combine to create a range of rarities.
A pre-minting period began on July 26 with public sale starting on August 17. The PechaKucha NFTs will be sold for 0.09 ETH (Ethereum) and comes with a number of added benefits, including a one-year subscription of PK Pro, allowing users to build, share and monetize private communities and content. PechaKucha’s free version offers many of the same tools, including a new social audio feature, with the exception that content is only published publicly on pechakucha.com.
PechaKucha’s story-based NFT features co-founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein telling the origin story of PechaKucha in a 20×20 presentation. Each frame of the video contains one of the collectible NFTs.
PechaKucha partnered with Ethereum for its first NFT project. The Ethereum network has been transforming into an eco-friendly proof of stake blockchain to drastically reduce power consumption. PechaKucha will be routing a part of all sales to offset 100% of the carbon emissions normally generated by the minting of NFTs.