Popular American entertainment company Marvel Entertainment has announced a collaboration with NFT platform VeVe, operated by Orbis Blockchain Technologies Ltd., to promise NFT collections over the coming months, including 3D statues and digital comic books with mixed reality provided on VeVe.
VeVe is in simple terms an app where NFTs from popular cartoon/comic series can be bought within drop times, having unique 3D features when held, similar to how the items/characters on Pokemon Go or Minecraft Earth are shown. Ecomi details the features and purpose of VeVe, going as follows:
VeVe is an app-based marketplace for premium licensed digital collectibles. With VeVe, users can obtain common, rare, or one-of-a-kind digital collectibles, customise and showcase them in the virtual showrooms, as well as buy, sell or trade collectibles with other VeVe users - all from the palm of their hand.
The VeVe app is available on both the Apple App Store (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ve-ve/id1478403837) and Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ecomi.veve).
Ecomi is a Singapore registered business that is operated and supported by Orbis Blockchain Ltd., which is a registered company in New Zealand, having offices in Auckland, New York, Taipei and Shanghai. It sets the foundation of VeVe by providing the blockchain for VeVe it needs to process transactions on its platform to create and distribute transactions successfully.
According to VeVe, the Ecomi blockchain that functions is more than 99% energy-efficient than Ethereum (ETH), working on cryptocurrency ECOMI (OMI). The price of OMO at the time of writing is $0.002161, having a market cap of $360,763,116.17 to stand 224th in the leaderboard according to market cap. Overview of OMO can be visited on cryptocurrency listing websites, including CoinMarketCap in the following link: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ecomi/.
Collections contained on VeVe are worldwide known that have fresh and slick presentations. VeVe explains the collections they hold within their website, going as follows:
Whether you love pop culture, gaming, sports, film and TV, or anime and animation, VeVe offers digital collectibles from your favourite brands including Batman, Adventure Time, Monster Hunter, NFLPA, DC Collectibles, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, Fast and the Furious, Back to the Future, Ultraman, Superman, and SO MUCH MORE.
Collections of NFTs are first released as drops, only having a limited number of editions before they are run out. The most recent NFT drop is one for the DC Bombshells Series 2 that came out at 8 am PDT (Pacific Time Zone) on the 24th of June 2021 on VeVe. One of the two NFTs are included in the drop is Harley Quinn Deluxe 2 with the details and some images presented below.
Using all of her might to win the hellacious high striker game at the Quinzel Carnival, Harley Quinn appears here in all her playfully sinister glory.
Modelled after the original art by Emanuela Lupacchino, this is a must-have for any Harley fan.
Drop Date: 24 June 2021
List Price: 60.00
Brand: DC Bombshells
Details and image retrieved from https://medium.com/veve-collectibles/dc-bombshells-series-2-9758ef8f6fe1
If a purchaser missed out on a drop, they could purchase the desired NFT on VeVe's secondary market where users can buy/sell with each other on VeVe's NFTs.
Retrieved from https://www.veve.me/
The NFTs held on VeVe could be taken out to the real world through VeVe's Augmented Reality features. For the NFTs to be projected into real life, first the surrounding need to be scanned, then dropping NFTs in the AR sections. NFTs dropped then can be moved, rotated and scaled to make them into scale with their surroundings, photos then able to be taken.
Retrieved from https://www.veve.me/
Marvel promises to have NFTs released later this year on VeVe for fans to purchase, projected to come out in the coming months. Such NFTs can be used through VeVe's Augmented Reality mentioned earlier, which carries exciting thoughts, bringing the Marvel realm out to the real world.
The President of Marvel Entertainment mentioned the following on VeVe:
Since the beginning, collecting has always gone hand in hand with being a Marvel fan. Like us, VeVe understands collecting is about the experience just as much as the product, and we look forward to extending that experience for our fans over the years to come.
Having NFTs offers great opportunities for expanding the company for greater profits, reputation and interaction with its customers, especially with NFTs gaining a lot of popularity over the past few years. According to NonFungible.com, more than $50 billion ($58,769,203.63 to be exact at the time of writing) was made in NFT sales over the past month, which demonstrates how big of an industry NFTs have become. More on the history of the NFT market can be found in this link: https://nonfungible.com/market/history.
Vice President of Business Development and Strategy of Marvel Entertainment Daniel Fink explains the following on Marvel's associations with NFTs:
Marvel has been exploring with VeVe how to make the Marvel digital collecting experience as special as the physical experience, and we are excited to finally be able to share this vision with our fans. Through VeVe’s platform, we hope to expand the limits of what Marvel fandom can be, starting with personal and interactive digital collectibles that, through NFTs, fans can truly collect, share, and enjoy in a way that they have not been able to do before.
More details are promised to come out in the following few weeks on Marvel's implementation of NFTs within the VeVe platform, likely to spark excitement from many from the great features involved on VeVe for many favourite Marvel characters.
Marvel - Marvel and VeVe Collaborate to Offer Digital Collectibles Experience for Marvel Fans Worldwide - https://www.marvel.com/articles/gear/marvel-and-veve-collaborate-to-offer-digital-collectibles-experience-for-marvel-fans-worldwide
VeVe - VeVe homepage - https://www.veve.me/
ECOMI - ECOMI homepage - https://www.ecomi.com/
Medium (VeVe Writer) - VeVe Launching Carbon Neutral NFTs, Announces ~7M USD Grants to Environmental Nonprofits - https://medium.com/veve-collectibles/veve-launching-carbon-neutral-nfts-announces-7m-usd-grants-to-environmental-nonprofits-d212671f5f84
Medium (.VeVe.) - DC Bombshells — Series 2 - https://medium.com/veve-collectibles/dc-bombshells-series-2-9758ef8f6fe1