An NFT for every person in the world?

    While the NFTs appear identical on the surface, each has its serial number, a remark on how humans are perceived in the corporate world, where they are reduced to numbers. This was the basic concept behind a Dutch artist’s experiment.

    The production of 7.9 billion digitally identical CryptoGreyman NFTs resulted from a social experiment devised by Dutch artist Dadara and NFT digital rights management platform RAIRtech to give immutable blockchain identification.

    The Greyman mascot was designed by Dadara in the 1990s and has been given a pixelated, Web3 makeover for the NFTs. The serial number, given out in consecutive minted order, is the NFT’s only distinguishing feature. By this argument, Dadara successfully intertwines the concept behind non-fungible tokens and how a country’s system functions in the competitive world.

    The project is a statement on how government and corporate society have stripped people of their individuality, reducing them to numbers and statistics, which is paralleled by the unrelenting pressure social media has placed on people to be radically distinctive.

    Are these complex emotions or hard facts?

    In a sea of NFTs that artificially generate scarcity by imposing ‘unique’ qualities, limited collections, and exclusive societies, the CryptoGreyman NFTs — available for 1 MATIC (about $2) — aims to be the polar opposite. Some might even argue that these NFTs are not ‘non-fungible’ or unique anymore; maybe, it is true.

    This is more than just a social experiment. It is an eye-opening theory that compels people to think. Dadara hopes that by developing CryptoGreyman, he would spark discussion about the decentralized Web3 space’s ability to build a more honest kind of uniqueness by putting users first.

    The cause was chosen because obtaining the suitable forms of identification required to seek refuge is one of the most challenging challenges refugees confront. Countries and governments frequently view refugees and asylum seekers as paperwork piling up on desks rather than people fleeing horrible situations.

    Talking about the current situation between Russia and Ukraine, with more than 90 percent of the Ukrainian population fleeing the country, the artist has hit the spot.

    The “non” non-fungible tokens by artist Dadara.

    What the artist has to say about his social experiment.

    This initiative is not only a statement piece, but it also assists refugees in the real world. The project has partnered with the non-profit Movement on the Ground, which works to improve refugee reception worldwide.

    Commenting on what he conceives the social experiment as, the artist said that “I see this as a dead-serious prank, which can rattle the cage of consensual reality and elevate the conversation. It’s an experiment with an unpredictable outcome,”. He further said that “No one specific NFT is better than another, and because the minting price is widely accessible, it will be interesting to see what value each CryptoGreyman holder brings.”

    RAIRtech is stockpiling 2,222 of the most sought-after numbered NFTs. Movement on the Ground will distribute those reserves for an educational program to educate refugees on how to set up a wallet and sell their NFTs, allowing them to begin their new lives with a decentralized wallet. 

    Garrett Minks, the CTO of RAIRtech, commented on the collaboration and explained his take on Dadara’s work. He stated that when a customer buys a CryptoGreyman, the serial number that comes with it is theirs. If they choose to keep it, that number will be theirs until the end of time until the blockchain is decommissioned.

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