September 20 set as NFT day

Many organizations, companies and corporations are motivated and interested in celebrating the NFT holiday, which they have agreed to make September 20 each year.

International NFT Day refers to non-fungible tokens, and seeks to bring together leaders in the web3 industry to commemorate the creation of NFTs. The term non-fungible token was first used on September 20, 2017 by Dieter Shirley, who serves as chief technology officer at Dapper Labs.

The whole set of companies behind the NFT Day celebration determined a day when the web3 community can demonstrate to all the people the intrinsic value that come to bring the experiences and objects that are on blockchain.

On that day September 20, 2017 the main protocol behind NFTs, which started out as ERC-721, was published by Dieter Shirley. From that moment to the present day, the technology grew to the point of becoming a more than $11 billion industry.

The festive event brought together different companies and projects of great hierarchy, such as OpenSea, Ripple, Flow, Coinbase NFT, Rarible, XRP Ledger, Gaia, among others. As far as we can see, they have convened from the largest NFT marketplaces in the world, as well as from the most long-lived projects, such as Ripple.

Dieter Shirley argued that in just a few years NFTs have encouraged many people to take their first steps into decentralized technology like blockchain, but we are still in the early stages of the journey. NFTs allow people to own a piece of social space, from metaverses, music, fashion, art, even moments that represent cultural milestones across the world. That’s why NFT Day gives creators the opportunity to tell this story and many anecdotes.

As part of the event, creators of NFT and blockchain ecosystem projects have gathered in person, as well as virtually. All the official events can be consulted on the official websitewebsite, as well as finding plenty of information for training on the subject.

In this page we can find information such as: the history of non fungible tokens, what they mean, what makes them unique, how to mine your own NFT in platforms such as Rarible or Opensea, and even a roadmap with relevant information to get started as an NFT or DApps developer, among other issues.

We can also corroborate events already held in major cities around the world, such as Tokyo, Taiwan, India, Berlin, Chicago, Milan, Paris and Greece.

Upcoming events are also published to date (in this case only one event in Hong Kong is published, which has sold out).

Whitney Steel, OpenSea’s vice president of marketing, said they believe that NFT technology is laying the foundation for new economies, and they are excited to help consumers, creators and developers see how they can get more value from the web3.

One of the first major and most recognized collections launched in 2017 was CryptoKitties, the first blockchain-based NFT video game carried out by Dapper Labs. After its launch, the collection gained incredible fame and brought as a consequence a higher Ethereum volume.

Also at the end of 2017, one of the largest NFT marketplaces in the world was launched – OPENSEA. It became one of the pioneers in the market, and is followed by other big players such as Rarible and Solsea.

Another of the collections that have been shown off over the years has been the well-known Bored Ape Yacht Club, which also managed to attract the attention of many new users. In this case, many celebrities around the world have joined, such as soccer player Neymar Jr. among others.

In addition to these well-known collections, we cannot fail to mention CryptoPunks, a collection launched in mid-2017 which has 10 thousand unique tokens that are different from each other. It has become one of the inspirations for the ERC-721 standard. They have been exhibited in publicly known venues such as The New York Times, Christie’s of London and Art|Basel Miami.

Written by Luciano Garriga (TW:@luchogarriga) for NFT Express