This year, Azuki has been one of the most popular NFT projects, becoming the sixth top traded NFT collection with NFTs each currently worth around half a million dollars. The anime-styled character community is keen on experimenting with Web 3.0, and recently announced that they will be sending Azuki #40, Bobu the Bean Farmer, to the moon – literally. Bobu will become the first NFT in a hardware wallet ever to go to space.
Bobu has been an active participant and core character in the Azuki community. It is also “the first decentralized governance experiment in character IP management” (12,000 holders), due to which Azuki has launched a collection of 50,000 Bobu The Bean Farmer NFTs. 2,000 Bobu tokens will be taken to space in a ledger. The trip will last 31 days, and during this time “Bobu will be exploring his interest in intergalactic sake-brewing & more.”
By embarking on the space trip, Azuki is aiming to fund student research organization ‘Stellar’:
“Stellar’s research will measure the energy output and electrical characteristics of a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) run in a microgravity environment. NFTs will make history with this voyage and will also contribute to important humanitarian research,”
Bobu’s official website wrote.
Bobu will go where no NFT has gone before in a SpaceX Crew-4 rocket on April 23rd, with the exact time to be announced on its Discord channel. The event is set to be live-streamed on YouTube.
On 4/23, @BobuBeanFarmer will be joining @NASA and @SpaceX on the Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station. Bobu will become the first NFT with private keys sent to space via @Ledger. 🛰️— Azuki (@AzukiOfficial) April 13, 2022
"One small step for farmers. One giant leap for beans".