Digital art is venturing into politics. Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters has introduced a limited-edition NFT based on the early cover art for his book “Zero to One.”
Published back in 2014, the book “Zero to One” stems from a startups course Thiel taught in 2012 at Stanford. According to Thiel, The main goal of this course was to offer assistance to students to “see beyond the tracks laid down by academic specialties to the broader future that is theirs to create.”
The book’s cover that eventually sold almost 4 million copies globally looks a bit different from the original version. The cover’s initial design featured a Benjamin Franklin’s silhouette image, while he was flying a kite.
Anyone can now get this early design as an “Origins NFT” if he or she can donate $5,800 to Masters’ upcoming Senate run. Come August 2022, if Masters doesn’t make the Senate, donors will be refunded 50% of what they have donated.
Masters is yet to decide the blockchain, where the minting of the NFTs will happen. However, he revealed that the project may be on Ethereum, but he’s still considering other options like Solana. Masters said:
“This is the first NFT we’re issuing to help share the book’s cool history, and to help raise money for my U.S. Senate campaign, so we can help use ‘Zero to One’ thinking to save America from the brink of destruction.”
Masters, Speaking to Axios, revealed that he plans to get support “from folks who are less conventional political donors and more founders and builders who want to see new thinking and new energy in our politics.”
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