VKontakte recently launched special platform to create NFT collections. And the first such collection of CryptoSpotty was released just a few days ago. Users sold out 90% of the tokens in half an hour, and the entire collection of 8,000 Spotty sold out in less than an hour. More than 3,000 users have become owners of their own tokens with the legendary mascot.
This event was the first ever sale of NFTs for rubles. The price of a mint* of CryptoSpotty was 379 rubles. In addition, users had the opportunity to mint* a set of three NFTs for 849 rubles. In a statement by the press service of VKontakte, it was noted that VKontakte will send all the funds received to the Attention fund to restore profitable Buck’s houses in St. Petersburg.
* Mint (English) “minting») is the process of creating a new unique NFT token on the blockchain. During the minting process, a unique cryptographic signature is created, which guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the token. In this way, minting allows you to create and sell unique digital assets that can be of high value in the world of digital arts and collectibles.
“We created the VK NFT project with the confidence that the interest in the opportunities associated with NFT technologies is extremely high – both among users and among authors, artists and brands. With the help of VKontakte tools, we strive to make these technologies as accessible and understandable as possible for the widest audience. The release of our own digital collection CryptoSpotty has caused quite a stir. Each user had a margin of time to calmly make a payment, so during the purchase in VK NFT there was a kind of analogue of a digital queue. Without this technical feature, our collection of thousands of NFTs would have been sold out in three minutes. In gratitude for such interest, we are already preparing new surprises for our users,” said Marina Krasnova, CEO of VKontakte, in a statement.
Together with NFT, buyers received priority access to the company’s future “drops”, which will also be held on the VK NFT platform. CryptoSpotty is currently trading on Rarible (a decentralized platform for trading and creating unique digital assets) for about $20 each, which is several times the price of a mint.