Sci-Fi Art Anthology Brings Bold Artwork to the Blockchain As a vIRL® NFT
(Los Angeles, CA) – December 7, 2021 – On December 8th, The Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) will launch the Sci-Fi Art Anthology collection, featuring illustrations from the golden age of science fiction books, movies, magazines and radio shows from 1910 to 1970. The collection starts with a unique 1-of-1 piece entitled “A Story of Days to Come” available as a vIRL NFT. The collector fortunate enough to get the Sci-Fi Art Anthology 1-of-1 vIRL NFT will also receive a unique 19×24 inch museum grade physical print of the digital collectible.
Many fans may know “A Story of Days to Come” as it holds a unique place in Science Fiction history. Originally featured in H.G. Wells All Seeing Eye Amazing Stories published in April 1929 and illustrated by renown fantasy and artist Frank R. Paul, this vision of the future was one of the first to feature the concept of moving sidewalks, called “people movers” by the piece’s author. This imagery and its clever moniker would go on to inspire many, from imagineers at Disneyland to the scientists who eventually made this vision a reality.
“We’ve been lucky to present several unique and valuable pieces of art on the WAX blockchain,” shared William Quigley, co-founder of WAX. “We’re excited to be able to offer pieces from the famed ‘Ackerman Collection’ – starting with this piece – alongside these other works. ‘A Story of Days to Come’ imagines a bright future, and we’re especially proud that WAX and its associated marketplaces ensure a green future for the blockchain as certified carbon-neutral.”
The auction begins tomorrow at 1pm ET, in which collectors will have seven days to bid on the ultra-rare 1-of-1 vIRL NFT “A Story of Days to Come” and unique museum grade physical print via WAX Digital Auctions. Bidding starts at the WAXP equivalent of $1,500 and goes up in 10% increments.
To learn more about the The Sci-Fi Art Anthology collection by heading over to wallet.wax.io to set up a WAX Cloud Wallet. More details about the collection will be made available on the official WAX Discord, WAX Twitter, and WAX website.
The Worldwide Asset eXchange™ (WAX), aka the King of NFTs, is the world’s #1 blockchain, as measured by number of users and transactions, according to Dappradar.com. WAX’s mission is to bring NFTs to the mass market in the safest, most secure, environmentally friendly, and easy-to-use marketplace in the world. WAX is also the leading entertainment NFT network — in 2018, WAX introduced vIRLs®, giving consumer product companies the ability to directly link NFTs to physical consumer products. Co-founded in 2017 by William E. Quigley and Jonathan Yantis, WAX has facilitated the trade of more than 100 million digital collectables including Mattel, Hasbro, Major League Baseball (via Topps MLB collectables), Funko Digital POP!, Capcom’s “Street Fighter,” World Series of Poker and world-renowned entertainers Deadmau5 and Weezer. WAX is also the leading play-to-earn games and entertainment NFT network in the metaverse and is home to many of the leading blockchain games including Alien Worlds, Splinterlands, Farmers World and Farming Tales. For more information, please visit https://wax.io and follow along on Twitter and Discord.