In an unprecedented fusion of art, technology, and academic research, SUNGRAZERS, a collective known for their environmental advocacy and digital artistry, has unveiled a unique NFT collection. This collection, inspired by a paper from DSF Chief of Staff Juan Ignacio Ibañez and his co-author Francisco Rua, expands on a prior study led by the DSF team, including Chairman Dr. Paolo Tasca, Director Nikhil Vadgama, Ibañez himself and Head of Science Dr, Jiahua Xu.
Innovative NFT Collection Bridges Art and Blockchain Research
Titled "Slow Shifts - Liberty 3D Model," the NFT series encapsulates a 3D model that can be integrated into real-world settings via augmented reality. It artistically interprets the comparative energy consumption of different blockchain systems, including Hedera, Solana, and Ethereum, using the Statue of Liberty as a relatable scale.
In this visually stunning and thought-provoking piece, if Hedera HBAR's energy use is likened to the width of Lady Liberty's eye, then, strikingly, Bitcoin's consumption soars to 5.5 times her entire height. Such powerful imagery is poised to spark conversations on the sustainability of blockchain technologies.
Exploring the Future: NFTs, Blockchain, and Sustainable Innovation
The DSF, renowned for advancing blockchain education and innovation, has proudly acquired an edition of this NFT. The transaction for this purchase is transparently recorded on the blockchain, exemplifying the foundation's motto, "Building trust, discovering truth."The collection, available on OBJKT.com, represents a unique collaboration that underscores DSF's commitment to a more transparent world through the power of distributed ledger technology.By integrating AR with NFTs, SUNGRAZERS and DSF are not only promoting digital art but also emphasizing the critical discourse on blockchain's environmental impact. The NFT, which was released on August 2, 2023, has
been made available to collectors, curators, and blockchain enthusiasts alike, inviting them to engage with a new dimension of digital expression that is both meaningful and transformative. For more information on the research inspiring this collection, please visit the DSF's summary at its official website. At DLT Earth, we congratulate SUNGRAZERS, for having demonstrated their dedication to marrying art with purpose, delivering a powerful message on the state of blockchain technology and its footprint on our planet.