This is a first for a French media and a rare opportunity for its readers. Beginning next school year, Le Parisien will offer 1000 unique NFTs for sale, linked to various community benefits created from 100 historic front pages.
Selected by the editorial staff, these front pages highlight the most significant current events since 1944, the founding year of our newspaper then known as “Le Parisienne free”. From the end of World War II to the triumph of the blues in 1998 and 2018, including the coronation of Elizabeth II, the disappearance of Princess Diana or the Notre-Dame fire.
A low environmental impact
Essential to the new generation of the Internet (Web3), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) or “Non-Fungible Tokens” function as digital ownership certificates of a virtual work. Their registration on a blockchain guarantees their traceability and establishes trust for the owner, especially in the case of resale.
For this project called “Crypto-unes”, Le Parisien has chosen to use the Polygon network, a more energy-efficient blockchain in its operation and whose exchange respects carbon neutrality.
Become a project mentor
Future buyers will be able to buy something in cryptocurrency or with a normal bank card. “Mint”, the actual production of the front pages of these collectors, will take place in the fall. Meanwhile, future buyers can follow the progress of the project The social network is Twitter But also by joining dedicated Discord groups.
The first 500 people will benefit from the benefits during the first “drop” to pioneer an innovative project into the world of mainstream print media.