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In early 2021, Christie’s Auction House sold Beeple’s digital collage, Everydays: The First 5000 Days, at a staggering $69.3 million. This event has sparked interest around the world in digital art and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens).

NFTs are unique digital assets that are created or “minted” onto a blockchain and while they hold no tangible form, they represent both tangible and intangible items, such as art, videos, music or even a designer jacket. They are bought and sold digitally, frequently with cryptocurrency. Essentially, NFTs could be likened to collector’s items, only digital – you get exclusive rights to a unique item. Because the digital file holds value, it can be bought and sold just like other types of art – and, like with physical art, the value is largely set by the market and by demand.

The unique data that is stored within NFTs makes it easy to verify ownership and transfer these tokens between owners. The owner or creator can also store specific information inside them. For instance, life-long royalty arrangements can be constructed for an artist within a smart contract, which is then included in the NFT’s metadata.

Just like cryptocurrency, NFTs exist on a blockchain – which is a distributed tamper-resistant public ledger that records transactions. But unlike the interchangeable tokens on a blockchain such as Bitcoin, NFTs are non-interchangeable and cannot be divided in the same way fungible tokens can, nor exchanged like-for-like (hence, ‘non-fungible) due to their unique nature.

For artists, museums and heritage sites, stepping into the NFT space adds another format to share art – and offers their admirers another way to support their work.

Liliesleaf Heritage Site

Virtual Nation Builders is committed to saving the heritage of our Nations.

Nelson Mandela’s Warrant of Arrest for Treason – 1961 NFT

virtually saving the rhino

ONE RHINO HORN. 

ONE CONSERVATION NFT AT A TIME.

Virtual Nation Builders working in collaboration with BLACK ROCK RHINO is creating NFTs of Rhino horns to conserve the Rhino.

Komjekejeke Heritage Site

Cultural Village and Interpretation Centre

Komjekejeke means a place where you can live in comfort and abundance, from the word Jekezela, which in isiNdebele means “to live in comfort and abundance”).

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Heritage Site to be closed.

Virtual Nation Builders in collaboration with Delta Scan has now initiated processes to digitise the heritage site so that the site will now have different avenues of income and fundraising.  We have been hard at work at the site, and have taken the first steps in the creation of a photorealistic digital model of the site.   Virtual Nation Builders aim to recreate the experience of being at the site, being immersed in the culture, the vivid colours in the artwork, the surrounding nature and be able to allow someone anywhere in the world to experience it.  By creating a digital version of a site we freeze that experience in time and preserve it in the endless world of the digital age.

The vision is to ensure the Kingdom can continue developing the site to its ultimate potential so that the Ndebele People, virtual citizens and guests can truly Jekezela (live in comfort and abundance) at Komjekejeke.