The Vatican is preparing to officially launch its NFT gallery to 'democratize the arts'! The initiative is specifically a collaboration between Sensorium, a virtual reality startup, and Humanity 2.0, a Vatican-led NGO.
Sensorium, a leading metaverse developer leveraging the latest AI, virtual reality and NFT solutions, said:
"Parties will work on the development of the Vatican's first VR and NFT gallery to host art, content and academic initiatives."
Father Philip Larrey, Chair of Logic and Epistemology at the Pontifical Lateran University in the Vatican, said:
“We look forward to working with Sensorium to explore ways to democratize the arts, particularly to make it more widely available to people around the world, regardless of their socio-economic and geographical limitations... The partnership with Sensorium takes this goal one step further. and equips us with state-of-the-art solutions.”
NFTs seem to be the next new craze to be around for a long time. Many businesses have entered the digitalization space by investing aggressively in blockchains and NFTs. Since the outbreak of Covid and the subsequent lockdowns, businesses have shifted their attention to their digital footprints and online presence, and the Vatican has done the same. The gallery, which can be accessed from desktop computers as well as virtual reality glasses, is expected to be ready this year.
NFT Continues to Adopt
NFTs, which reached the level of insanity all over the world last summer, have also been involved in the digitalization efforts of large companies. Now, the famous coffee chain Starbucks has been added to these companies.
In the statement, it was stated that the company plans to create a series of NFT collections, and it was stated that these NFTs will provide customers with special experiences, build a community and gain a sense of loyalty to the coffee chain thanks to the application-based digital ecosystem.
In its statement, Starbucks also announced an application called the "Starbucks Digital Community Web3 platform", but no details were given. Opinions on the subject converge in the direction of this platform when it comes to payments in the mobile store.