June 25, 2021 – Singapore, Singapore
Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple is an extremely talented digital artist, animator and art world disruptor, most famously known for being the first artist to have a digital piece sold via Christie’s famous auction house. Beeple has been a strong evangelist and supporter of NFTs, grassroots creators and collectors, helping usher in considerable interest from the traditional world to NFTs and blockchain. The imminent launch of WENEW on Polygon takes that relation with the decentralized world one step further.
The NFT ecosystem on Polygon has been rapidly growing with more than 150 NFT DApps and robust NFT infrastructure with marketplaces like OpenSea and NFT valuation tools like Upshot. Polygon’s Commit Chain uses a POS architecture, which means that the NFTs minted on Polygon are highly environment friendly and leave a low carbon footprint.
This makes Polygon the best scaling solution for Beeple’s WENEW platform, whose mission is to become the premier curator and provisioner of iconic moments. Shared cultural artifacts affect each individual deeply and differently, and WENEW attempts to curate this relationship between the creator and collector.
WENEW will be launching their highly anticipated NFT platform on Polygon, and the NFT offerings on the platform, including an iconic collection featuring Andy Murray’s Wimbledon 2013 victory, will be minted on Polygon.
Polygon helps WENEW remain cognizant of the environmental impact of its high circulation NFTs. The NFT offerings will be minted on Polygon’s high-speed, low-cost infrastructure, reducing the environmental impact to minimal levels and enabling user-friendly purchases. WENEW will also be partnering with the Open Earth Foundation to donate a portion of each purchase to further their work.
Polygon has also been one of the fastest-growing DApp platforms for Ethereum scaling, rapidly becoming the de facto standard for DeFi, gaming and NFTs with over 500 DApps, ~7 million daily transactions and over 1.8 million unique wallets.
The launch of WENEW is a huge addition to Polygon’s exponentially growing NFT ecosystem comprising a comprehensive ecosystem of NFT tooling, marketplaces, big brands, artists, creators and celebrities.
Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting secured chains like Plasma, Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc., and standalone chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and independence. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with over 500 DApps, ~350 million transactions and over 1.8 million unique users.
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Arun Philips, marketing and developer relations at Polygon