PechaKucha’s first NFT drop celebrates its 20-year history, relaunched storytelling platform, and the future of Web3 by showcasing the versatility and utility of NFTs as “digital art with benefits”
PechaKucha, Inc., a social storytelling platform used by millions worldwide, announced today that it has minted the world’s first story as an NFT. 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.
“At PechaKucha, we think of NFTs as ‘digital art with benefits,’ reflecting our approach to making complex things more simple,” said Sean Smyth, PechaKucha CEO and Co-founder. “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 was founded on the belief that everyone has something unique to share, so it’s only fitting that we’d be the first to mint a story as an NFT. Our first NFT drop is a great way to give the full power of PechaKucha to our supporters at a steep discount,” said Smyth. “As a minter and collector of PechaKucha NFTs, you will get access to evolving PK Pro features, an exclusive community that gets to shape the future of our NFT projects, and access to future airdrops, whitelists and presales” he adds.
PechaKucha’s story-based NFT features co-founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein telling the origin story of PechaKucha in a 20×20 presentation viewable here. 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.
To learn more about PechaKucha’s inaugural NFT drop, watch the first minted story by PechaKucha’s founders, or buy the NFT collectable with a credit card or ETH, visit https://www.pechakucha.com/pechakucha-nft.