• Following a sold-out first drop, Katy Perry will release “The Witness Dice” NFT Collection

  • Her 2017-2018 Witness Tour will be the topic of her second collection with Theta Network.

    Los Angeles (March 4, 2019) — Following the successful launch of her first NFT collection in December of last year, worldwide pop diva Katy Perry is releasing a second collection of NFTs today on Theta Network that will reflect on her 2017-2018 Witness Tour. The drop will occur on Friday, March 4th, at 1pm PST.

    This second collection will follow “The Roar Package,” which sold out in a record 95 minutes, making it one of the most successful NFT drops on ThetaDrop, Theta Network’s low-cost and environmentally friendly NFT marketplace. With over 6500 individual customers, the collection raised $1.2 million in primary sales and $860,000 in secondary sales. More Katy Perry NFTs will be released during 2022.

    “The Witness Dice Collection,” as previously stated, will be more than just digital art collectibles; these Theta NFTs will bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds to give fans the opportunity to own an iconic piece of Katy Perry history: the two giant golden dice on which she performed her song “Roulette” during her Witness Tour. These dice, like the “Golden Lion” stage prop from her 2015 globally televised performance, will be auctioned off as a one-of-one NFT. The next collection will also provide Katy Perry fans with special products and access to her nostalgia store.

    Both sets of NFTs are being released to commemorate Perry’s residency at the Resorts World Las Vegas hotel, “Play.” Perry’s staff just confirmed an extension to the residence due to popular demand. The new show dates are May 27 to June 11, 2022, including Memorial Day Weekend, and July 29 to August 13, 2022.

    “We are not surprised that Katy Perry fans responded so positively to our utility and reward-based NFTs,” says Mitch Liu, co-founder and CEO of Theta Labs. “Theta NFTs are founded on providing unique and practical benefits to fans and collectors, and our partnership with Katy – one of the world’s most popular and innovative musicians – was no exception.” We look forward to thinking new ways to connect Katy Perry fans to the metaverse and the intriguing world of NFTs throughout 2022.”

    ThetaDrop, Theta Network’s NFT marketplace, is powered by the Theta protocol and a native blockchain that is significantly different from other NFT platforms in that it was designed specifically for media and entertainment. On the Theta Network, the cost of minting NFTs and gas fees are much lower, and transaction times are 100x faster than on Ethereum. More crucially, because the Theta protocol is built from the bottom up on a proof-of-stake (POS) paradigm, it requires a fraction of the electricity and resources of other alternatives, making it greener and more environmentally friendly.

    Theta’s distributed network of more than 100,000 global community-run edge nodes has grown rapidly since the release of the Theta Mainnet 3.0 protocol upgrade last year. In the future, Theta edge nodes will provide decentralized NFT storage, allowing users to really own and control their NFTs rather than relying on a centralized platform. Cross-chain bridges between Theta Network, Ethereum, and other blockchains will allow for frictionless NFT movement across marketplaces, including the Ethereum-based Opensea, Nifty Gateway, and others.

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