This year, Azuki became one of the most popular NFT projects – the sixth top traded NFT collection, with each NFT currently worth around half a million dollars. The anime-like character community is keen on experimenting with Web 3.0 and announced that they’re sending Azuki #40 – Bobu the Bean Farmer – to the moon. Bobu will be the first NFT in a hardware wallet in space.
Bobu has been an active participant and core character in the Azuki community. It’s also “the first decentralized governance experiment in character IP management” (12,000 holders), and Azuki has launched a collection of 50,000 Bobu The Bean Farmer NFTs. 2,000 of the tokens Bobu will bring to the space inside a ledger. The trip will last 31 days, and during the time, “Bobu will be exploring his interest in intergalactic sake-brewing & more.”
Azuki aims to fund student research organization ‘Stellar’ by embarking on this space trip:
“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 launch into the space in a SpaceX Crew-4 rocket on April 23, with the exact time announced on its Discord channel. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube.