NFTs, lobsters and mushrooms can join forces…for science

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Contemporary British artist Philip Colbert recently announced his collection of 7,777 NFTs of lobster portraits to spread the word about the animals and what science can tell us about them.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) make headlines when they sell for millions.Although these works were known for a while, they soon became way of expression Suitable for artists of all ages and backgrounds.

According to Interesting Engineering, artist Philip Colbert’s NFT collection is part of the world’s largest art collection, located in a virtual world called the City of Lobsteropolis.

It covers 57 parcels in Decentraland and is a unique community art project, if you own one of these 7,777 Lobster NFTs.

Colbert’s artwork isn’t just a fantasy journey into the digital realm, it’s actually tied to the reality of our world.

His studio collaborates with The National Lobster Hatchery and Whitby Lobster Hatchery in the UK.For every NFT sold, these locations publish a real wild lobster.

Crayfish are an important part of the underwater ecosystem and are currently facing huge fishing pressure.

If not caught, they can live to be 100 years old and never stop growing.Although female lobsters can carry up to 40,000 eggs at a timeonly one person can survive in the wild.

Entities participating in this collaboration are not only working to maintain lobster stocks in the ocean, but also to better understand the species.

Through past research projects, researchers have discovered that crayfish are sentient beings, meaning they can feel Pain, pain and comfort.

Last year, similar research on crabs, octopuses and other similar species prompted the UK government to protect the animals from being boiled alive.

Research on lobsters has also aided human and scientific progress. By studying how the eyes of crayfish work, the researchers found that their eyes have thousands of tiny square tubes that reflect and focus on a single point.

By applying this technique, astronomers were able to build telescopes X-rays in spaceas well as scanners for airports and bomb detectors for the military.

NFTs support more than just lobster research and conservation.A US supplement company uses non-fungible tokens to advertise Mushrooms and their health benefits.

From pain relief to improving athletic performance, mushrooms are being researched for a variety of benefits in our lives.

To spread the word, the US-based company is betting on its limited-edition hand-painted mushroom collectible, available on the Ethereum blockchain.

The company claims the sale proceeds will be used to fund Alzheimer’s disease research.

A California-based company, RMDS, plans to use NFTs to connect scientists with investors.

Citing traditional fundraising methods that are time-consuming and labor-intensive, RMDS aims to create a market for scientific intellectual property, like art, also intellectual property, and available to potential buyers.

It remains to be seen how the project will develop.But the wait may not be too long as the market rolls out Book this month.

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