• Gene Roddenberry’s DNA Signature Becomes the First Living NFT

  • One consortium of mad geniuses is pushing the boundaries of NFTs in an attempt to boldly go where no man has gone before. Embedding the signature of Sci-Fi legend Gene Roddenberry in the DNA sequence of a bacteria. All of this is accomplished through the use of blockchain technology.

    Gene Roddenberry signed a contract in 1965 that would forever change science fiction. Within was an agreement with Lucille Ball’s Desilu Studios, which secured funding for the birth of the Star Trek franchise. This signature has been brought back to life 30 years after Gene Roddenberry’s death.

    Dr. Paul Predki, a capable scientist, has used his enormous brain to create the first-ever living NFT. Encoding the digital data contained in the token into a DNA sequence is what it is all about. The DNA is then stored in a naturally self-replicating bacteria cell. The end result is a carbon-positive, living NFT that can replicate itself indefinitely.

    Metaplex Studios created the project, which is currently on display at Art Basel in Miami, on the Solana blockchain. So, if the Star Trek Funkos weren’t Sci-Fi enough for you, perhaps this will. However, if you have trouble keeping a cactus alive, you should probably avoid it.

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