What if you could own a piece of the moon? With NextMoon, that is now possible-so to speak as they are now issuing moon NFTs.
NextMoon is a unique project on the Solana blockchain that aims to fractionalize the moon into 3D NFTs. This means that anyone can own a piece of the moon, and it can be traded or used as collateral. NextMoon is built on the premise that ownership should be decentralized and open to everyone.
How Does NextMoon Work?
NextMoon has created a virtual replica of the moon, and each NFT represents a piece of that replica. The NFTs are minted on the Solana blockchain, and they can be bought, sold, or traded just like any other NFT.
NextMoon is still in its early phase, but the team is already working on making the experience more immersive and user-friendly. In the future, owners will be able to explore the NextMoon Metaverse and interact with other users.
Moon Coins (Moons)
So what exactly are these NFTs? They’re called Moon Coins (Moons), which represents ownership within Next Moontoons’ metaverse – an open source virtual reality platform powered by cryptocurrency where anyone could build anything they want without limitations, like gravity or oxygen.
So, you want a piece of the moon?
Next Moon launched its public sale for NFT lands on May 23rd, with 3 different types of moonscape property available:
- Desert: This is the most common land category with a base list price of 2 SOL.
- Craters: These are unusually large structures with limitless potential. You might even discover lava tubes beneath your own craters. This NFT land is being sold for 15 SOL per parcel. One SOL equals about $44 USD at the time of this article. SOL is the native currency on the Solana blockchain.
- Landmarks: This is NextMoon’s most sought-after NFT land. For 25 SOL each, you can own iconic landmarks of human civilization on the moon, including the Apollo missions.
NextMoon is an interesting project that has a lot of potential. We like the idea of fractionalizing the moon because it could open up ownership to more people. We’re also curious to see how NextMoon develops and what features they add in the future.
If you’re interested in owning a piece of the moon, or if you’re just curious about what NextMoon is up to, check out their Twitter feed for more information. Who knows – you might be the first person on the moon!
What are your thoughts on NextMoon? Do you think fractionalizing the moon is a good idea? Let us know in the comments!
NextMoon follows the Mars4 NFT project that allowes you to buy NFTs of the Mars Metaverse.
Jay Speakman is a technology writer based in San Francisco, California. He writes on the topics of blockchain, cryptocurrency, DeFi and other disruptive technologies. Clients include Avalanche, Be[in]Crypto, Trust Machines and several blogs devoted to blockchain gaming. He will not rest until fiat currency is defeated.