ARTIFACTS by SCMP in a partnership with LuLuLand World is debuting HK25 Moments NFT collections featuring a piece of Hong Kong history preserved in the blockchain to mark its 25th anniversary on The Sandbox Game metaverse.
Whitelist registration is open until 14 August. Whitelist sale begins on August 18 at 9 AM HKT and the Public sale on August 19 at 9 PM HKT.
What is the HK25 Moments NFT collection?
HK25 Moments NFT collection features 100 photos captured by SCMP in its 118 years of archives. The photos are some of the precious moments that defined the history of Hong Kong in 25 years and made it what it is today.
The NFT collection is divided into 5 themes namely:
- Honeymoon years (1997-2002)
- Surviving SARS (2002-2007)
- Calm before the storm (2007-2012)
- Darkening skies (2012-2017)
- Rupture and reset (2017 – 2022)
Each individual can own one piece of history and preserve it for the centuries to come within the blockchain.
About Artifacts by SCMP
Artifacts by SCMP is an NFT subsidiary of South China Morning Post, a well-known media news outlet in Hong Kong that prides itself as an authentic voice of the country.
The media platform recently expanded its business into the NFT space to launch tokenized digital collectibles from its 118 years of archives using the ARTIFACT metadata standard and smart contract, built on Flow blockchain.
“Through ARTIFACTs by SCMP, we are opening our journalism to decentralised ownership for the first time ever, and seeding a community and ecosystem built around the preservation of history on the blockchain,” the website reads.
The HK25 Moments NFT collection is the first-ever drop that people can own a piece. These photographs are completely original and are uploaded on the blockchain to ensure they preserve the physical ones and still share the moments with others.
HK25 Moments on The Sandbox Season 3 Alpha
Artifacts by SCMP has partnered with LuluLand World, a cultural IP native to The Sandbox Game Metaverse to launch the HK25 Moments NFT collection on the platform.
This means The Sandbox users and HK25 holders will get a one-of-a-kind metaverse experience paired with the history of SCMP’s journalism.
Based on the sneak peek released, The Sandbox’s new update Season 3 Alpha will feature a separate museum or display-like place in the metaverse where Artifacts by SCMP’s digital collectibles will be displayed including the upcoming HK25 Moments in August 2022.
Additionally, Artifacts by SCMP has also announced they will be giving away exclusive prizes including The Sandbox Season 3 Alpha pass and HK25 mystery boxes. There will be an exclusive reveal party for HK25 Moments NFT holders in the metaverse as well.
How to buy HK25 Moments NFTs?
To buy HK25 Moments NFTs, you must first sign up for the whitelist, which is open until August 14, 2022.
The primary sale will only allow whitelist members to purchase the NFTs from artifact.scmp.com via mystery box format, meaning you won’t know what piece of history to own until the transaction is complete. The whitelist sale begins on August 18, 2022, at 9 AM HKT.
The remaining NFTs will be available for Public sale on August 19, 2022, at 9 PM HKT.
Register for Whitelist today and get a chance to win The Sandbox Season 3 Alpha pass! Join the whitelist here.
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