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Mar 3, 2022

Security, Security, Security… Inside the Initiative That Led to the First Minted-in-Outer-Space NFT

Casper Association teams up with WISeKey, MAKE International and Brooke Shields for an historic first

Medha Parlikar

Medha Parlikar

CTO

Security, Security, Security… Inside the Initiative That Led to the First Minted-in-Outer-Space NFT

Casper Association teams up with WISeKey, MAKE Foundation and Brooke Shields for an historic first

Today marks an exciting milestone for the Casper ecosystem – and far, far beyond! Earlier today, in conjunction with WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY), MAKE International and noted actor, model, author and entrepreneur Brooke Shields, the Casper Network launched the first-ever NFT to be minted in outer space. 

The Brooke Shields’ NFT, part of WISeKey’s WISe.ART NFT collection, is powered by Casper’s future-proof blockchain and contains a one-of-a-kind photograph of Brooke Shields from her personal archives. It was sent by a WISeSat space satellite in orbit, following the successful launch and deployment of several WISeSats on the SpaceX Transporter 3 Rideshare mission earlier this year. 

Beyond its unique, extraplanetary origin story, there’s an additional point of significance worth celebrating around this launch: it’s a milestone for NFTs embracing more rigorous security standards – a key feature of the Casper blockchain. 

Casper’s industry-leading security standards, married with its exceptionally strong performance track record, presents a unique opportunity for the growing number of businesses embracing NFT technology. Finding a solution that meets the strenuous security requirements of enterprises has to date been a largely quixotic task. But as a growing number of global, publicly traded companies like WISeKey are proving, Casper has championed a truly enterprise-grade solution. 

The Casper-based WISe.ART Marketplace platform binds irrevocably physical objects to their digital assets in a safe end-to-end process, and includes permanent secured storage of the NFTs. It ensures that besides an authenticated and signed version of the actual digital asset, an irreversible link to a physical object can be created by providing a proof of ownership, provenance and relevant contracts describing future use and monetization streams remain forever and immutably verifiable on the blockchain.

As Brooke Shields herself noted, regarding the news: 

“Protecting the integrity of my brand and life’s work has always been a priority for me. With the blockchain solution from WISeKey, Casper Network and MAKE International, I now have a sophisticated way of securing and authenticating this important and personal series of photographs.”

Brooke Shields is the latest to join Casper’s fast-growing NFT community, which is made up of businesses and individuals alike. Earlier this year, the first CasperPunks collection was minted. Additional NFT-based projects from companies like Dmusic, Metacask and IPWe are also ongoing on the Casper Network. 

Brooke Shields’ participation was made possible by the actor’s partnership with MAKE International, a blockchain technology services company currently developing her NFT project, scheduled to drop later this year.

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