The 0xcert NFT Spotlight Series is aimed at bringing to light the 50 shades of non-fungibility. From games to cards, and from protocols to supporting services, there is no shortage of uniqueness.
The episode no. 12 is driving us to CryptoMotors, the first maker of digital cars on the blockchain.
(Looking for other non-fungible topics? You may find them at the very bottom as a reward for reading through.)
📢 What's the thing about CryptoMotors?
Backed by the Ethereum blockchain, CryptoMotors bring digital supercar ownership to the next level. Why having just an image or a model of it, if you can have it stored as a non-fungible token? This way, you can always prove your ownership to the jealous faces that wish they had one, too.
💪 What nut are they cracking?
CryptoMotors is the first digital automaker, meaning that they not only produce digital designs and models but also allow you to inscribe your ownership to a specific car.
In many gaming and virtual reality platforms, you can only choose among a pre-established list of available car designs. But what if you are looking for something special to take for a ride? With professional digital and 3D designers involved, your new wheeled precious will definitely be a head-turner.
🔧 How do they do it?
In the CryptoMotors design studio, new digital vehicles are born and put out onto the market, in a process similar to a production line but cleaner and faster. No detail is left to chance, from drawing the first sketch to deploying the final car onto the blockchain, stored as an ERC721-compliant non-fungible token.
These non-fungible cars not only look totally rad, but they can be owned by a particular user, with ownership rights transferred directly to them via a smart contract. Whatever happens to your CryptoMotor, it remains yours until you sell or transfer it to another owner.
Together with the top-notch technology including VR and AR, these blockchain-run wheeled beauties can be driven in games, shown off to other collectors, or traded like any other collectible. Remember how they say, "your keys, your asset"? With the key to a CryptoMotor, you can use or drive it as you please. Just make sure to store it somewhere safe...
⛓️ CryptoMotors in action
In their Studio, you can check the latest CryptoMotors designs and see their evolution from a sketch to a 3D-model. If watching from a distance does not cut it for you, get yourself one on the CryptoMotors Market. Compare their features like acceleration, handling, and cooldown, and make sure it's the right fit for the game or collection you'd like to feature it in. Or, check their Auctions for the best buy.
And then? Login and enable the MetaMask extension, create a purchase transaction, and your own non-fungible crypto car is on its way. From there, it's up to you - either get some car wax and admire your vehicle privately, or start the engine and go stretch its legs in a game.
❓ Non-fungible Q&A
The CryptoMotors team is dedicated to creating beautiful digital cars, and their results show they are no rookies. Yet after devoting so much time to the creation of a single digital asset, they are well aware of the importance of unique designs, personal ownership, and its protection on the blockchain.
We discussed non-fungibility and its applications with Leandro Bellone, CEO and Head 3D Modeller.
1. What do you expect to see in 10-years time in the non-fungible field? The most creative answers count double.
What my team and I believe is that we will be pretty soon immersed in a VR world like "Ready Player One" shows, giving everybody the possibility to create value for this new awesome parallel realities through NFTs. Having a digital wallet and owning digital assets will become mainstream and more accessible.
In CryptoMotors, we are working hard to improve the ways that people buy and use their NFT, and we want to be the first company to bring professional car design quality to this new reality where people will own unique assets and use them everywhere without limitations.
2. In terms of other NFT projects, which one would you nominate for a Golden Globe and why?
We nominate CryptoPunks. They are the very first NFT project that opened the doors for crypto art and many other awesome crypto collectible/games projects.
3. What would you rather have - your pet cat tokenized on the blockchain or a tangible, strokable 3D-version of your favorite crypto-asset?
I would rather have my pet cat tokenized and be able to use it on many platforms and games!
4. A CryptoKitty and an Axie enter the ring. Who wins?
Who would make this two cuties fight each other? I would say that we should design them their own CryptoMotors car and let them race each other!
5. Finish the joke: “CryptoMotor drives into a bar...
... the bartender asks, "Diesel?"
CryptoMotor says, "I only run on Gas."
Big kudos to Leandro and the CryptoMotors team! First, for the incredible level of creativity in their designs, and secondly, for recognizing the importance of digital asset ownership and implementation of the ERC-721 compliant non-fungible tokens in their industry. Drive on!
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