‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry’s signature becomes first living NFT

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The genuine signature of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry has been coded into the DNA of a living bacterial organism, and was on show at Art Basel, the world-renowned, next-level artwork honest, in Miami this weekend.

It’s not fairly as science-fiction based mostly as it would sound. 

The artwork piece’s creators merely put the signature into the micro organism’s DNA code through an NFT, or non-fungible token, the type of digital artwork type that’s popularly purchased and bought utilizing cryptocurrency.

The piece is dubbed the “first living, eco” NFT, because the art-infused micro organism was “created and stored on organic material” and “promises a net-zero” probably “carbon negative environmental categorization,” in accordance with a information launch.

Agustin Fernandez, Aaron Lee, Trevor Roth and Nick Betancourt attend “UNITY,” showcasing “Star Trek”-inspired artwork in Miami.
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People look at NFT artwork at the Tezos exhibition during the VIP preview of Art Basel Miami Beach.
People have a look at NFT paintings on the Tezos exhibition through the VIP preview of Art Basel Miami Beach.
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The Roddenberry signature used within the NFT was initially inked on his 1965 contract with Lucille Ball’s Desilu Productions, which launched the favored sci-fi sequence.

On high of the bacterial cell initially implanted with the signature, the micro organism is living, that means the cell can “double at a rate that will create over a billion copies” of the NFT, in accordance with the information launch.

“To be able to responsibly do so, in such a unique fashion, during the year of Gene’s Centennial celebration, is beyond exciting,” stated Trevor Roth, COO of Roddenberry Entertainment.

“Like ‘Star Trek,’ it speaks to the world around us, acknowledging today’s constant convergence of life and technology.”

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