Nicole Buffett and Edge of NFT Podcasters Celebrate Digital Art as New Form of Currency
MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / November 17, 2021 / Fortune Top 50 NFT Influencer and Time Magazine NFT Collaborator Nicole Buffett has teamed up with the hosts of a rapidly growing top 50 tech podcast, Edge of NFT, for an inspirational new NFT collection, dropping at 3PM EST on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
The creators aim to make a statement about how NFTs are drastically changing how we will exchange value now and far into the future. The unique new collection of 100 “Spirit Seed” NFTs will also offset 2,400 Metric Tons of Carbon emissions once the minting of all 100 Spirit Seed NFTs is complete. According to EPA calculators, this rivals the amount of carbon sequestered by 39,685 urban tree seedlings each grown for ten years. Additionally, Spirit Seed NFTs will provide tremendous utility and value now and well into the future to Spirit Seed NFT holders. Utilities include but are not limited to live event access and opportunities to obtain other valuable NFTs.
Nicole and the Edge of NFT podcast team first spoke publicly of the Spirit Seed NFT collection Friday, November 12, 2021, during a panel discussion at the Miami Crypto Experience convention. The set of just 100 Spirit Seed NFTs — a collaboration between two popular forces in the NFT space — are inspired by an NFT project that Nicole has been curating on her own for many months. Spirit Seeds are also laying the foundation for Edge of NFT’s forthcoming Living Tree NFT collection, which will plant over 50,000 trees and grant numerous utilities and benefits to NFT “hodlers.”
The artwork for the Spirit Seed collection is generative “pixel art” inspired by Nicole’s hand-painted “Spirit Coins” NFT collection. According to the Spirit Coin collection’s description on the NFT trading platform OpenSea, Nicole hopes to inspire and call attention to a new economy based on generosity and regenerative principles. During the aforementioned panel discussion, Nicole explained the roots of the Spirit Coin project, how Native American community traditions inspired it, and how it highlights the tangible value of art and creativity within society.
Edge of NFT aims to expand upon Nicole’s original message in collaboration with Nicole on the Spirit Seed NFTs.
According to the Spirit Seed website — https://www.spiritseeds.xyz — Spirit Seeds are an exclusive NFT collection celebrating NFTs as a new currency of growth from which will grow the roots of Edge of NFT’s Living Tree NFT project. Living Tree NFTs will, in turn, plant 50,000+ real trees. Deep roots and branches will extend from the Spirit Seeds to support long-lasting and meaningful relationships with Edge of NFT’s podcast listeners and the larger NFT ecosystem.
Nicole Buffett has drawn attention from significant media resources such as Time, Fortune, NPR, Marie Claire, and primary cryptocurrency and NFT focused media. Recent articles celebrate how Nicole has accessed a wider audience and generated more meaningful income as an artist through NFTs. Headlines contrast Nicole’s enthusiasm about NFTs with her billionaire grandfather Warren’s skepticism about cryptocurrencies. However, Nicole highlights similarities between the way she and her grandfather view value. Whether it’s stocks and bonds or art and NFTs, good investments are those that have integrity and sustaining value. What’s undeniable is that NFTs have brought incredible value to Nicole, as well as to many other artists. Just an arm’s length away, Nicole’s partner and photographer Justin Aversano has achieved considerable success and recognition within the NFT art space. NFTs from his Twin Flames project attract collectors like Snoop Dogg and Gary Vaynerchuk and sell through Christie’s for values north of one million dollars.
During their recent panel with Nicole, Edge of NFT co-hosts Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley, and Josh Kriger recounted meeting Nicole and the natural resonance they experienced with her perspectives on NFTs and the value NFTs bring to creators. The Spirit Seed NFT project grew naturally and quite quickly out of their mutual enthusiasm. Furthermore, the Spirit Seed collaborators noted a shared passion for environmentalism and community building and the use of trees to represent the values they hold dear. Just as Edge of NFT was incubating their Living Tree NFT collection, Nicole collaborated with Time magazine to feature her “Mother Tree” NFT. NFTs featuring Seeds of growth became a natural way for the parties to symbolize their work together.
The Edge of NFT podcast was started in March 2021 by three successful entrepreneurs who have grown the show, social channels, and newsletter to reach an audience of tens of thousands. They feature leaders in the industry such as Dapper Labs, the Creators of NBA Top Shot, and Metapurse, who purchased the $69M Beeple artwork back in March. The show often focuses on how co-creation and community can amplify underrepresented voices.
NFT skeptics claimed the “NFT bubble” had already burst back in June of 2021. However, the space has continued to grow tremendously. Andreesen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, other recognized VC firms, and international brands have poured billions of dollars into NFT projects. NFT proponents like Nicole Buffett and the Edge of NFT co-hosts see a bright future ahead for NFTs, not only as a means of extending traditional instruments of value. Assets like real estate or intellectual property can benefit from NFTs, but so can the rapidly growing creator economy. Spirit Seeds embody how NFTs have yet to sprout and grow a nearly unimaginable array of branching opportunities as time goes on.
Nicole and The Edge of NFT podcast team encourage collectors who value and embody co-creation and collaboration to hold Spirit Seeds and to consider them as a symbol of collaborative spirit. Edge of NFT, Nicole, and the full community of Spirit Seed holders will have an incredible potential to co-create the future of NFTs.
Beyond highlighting a new way to exchange value that emphasizes the power of creativity, each Spirit Seed that is minted will offset enough CO2 to counter the average American’s annual CO2 consumption; offer VIP access to a major NFT event that Edge of NFT is planning for February 2021, and offer Spirit Seed owners a chance at one of 10 Spirit Coins that Nicole Buffett has generously crafted for the project. Additionally, Spirit Seed NFT holders will be granted one Living Tree NFT, which plants 25 real trees when it is minted on the blockchain and grants its own list of benefits and utilities. All Spirit Seed and Living Tree NFTs will be unique, one-of-one generative artworks that Edge of NFT co-host Eathan Janney has created.
Only 100 Spirit Seed NFTs will be available. Collectors will need an Ethereum compatible wallet such as Metamask to purchase at a mint price of 0.55 Ethereum tokens. Interested collectors may visit https://www.spiritseeds.xyz at 12 noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, for the opportunity to mint a Spirit Seed NFT.
About Nicole Buffet
Nicole Buffett is an artist, activist, and holistic healer. She received her MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute with a focus on mixed media painting and has exhibited in national and international galleries since 2004. Nicole’s work is deeply connected to meditative practices and utilizes Earth elements as a cornerstone in her process. She incorporates nature-based foraged materials in her work ranging from pigments to medicinal herbs to plant-based paints and dyes. Nicole is deeply committed to the healing aspect of art and the ways in which regenerative agriculture, spirituality, community, and art intersect. Nicole has appeared on a multitude of media platforms such as; Oprah, Marie Claire Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, NPR, and Fortune magazine. Nicole lives and works on a family farm sanctuary in Ojai, California.
About Edge of NFT
The Edge of NFT Podcast brings you not only the top 1% of what’s going on with NFTs today but what will stand the test of time. They explore the nuts and bolts and the business side, but also the human element of how NFTs are changing the way we interact with the things that we love. This podcast is for the dreamers, disruptors, and doers that are pumped about this ecosystem and driving where it goes next.
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