NFT platform Hypermint and NFT art curator NFTGrails announced a partnership on Tuesday to launch New York-based street artist ‘Rags to Richie’ Alec Monopolyfrom the NFT collection.
The Rags To Richie NFT: HyperMint, a new self-service platform from MoonPay, will serve as the minting partner for the NFT collection.
Utilities include Street Art, Metaverse Club, and In-Person Events.
The Rags to Richie Collection provides utility with a street art NFT game, game to win, metaverse club and digital art gallery, exclusive in-person events and over $1 million in giveaways and awards to holders under its premier plans.
The collection centers around a new character created by Monopoly, combining elements from its most popular subjects with 10,000 unique NFTs featuring hand-drawn Monopoly traits and backgrounds.
Monopoly has also partnered with JOYSTICK to create an immersive SandBox Club and Metaverse Art Gallery to exhibit Alec’s Rags to Richie art. A major event featuring Monopoly doing a live DJ set in Sandbox in the Rags to Richie space will take place after the collection launches.
Blueprint for the next phase of NFTs: Ivan Soto-WrightCEO of MoonPay, said the partnership between HyperMint and Monopoly is a model for the next phase of NFTs, adding that the artist’s development of the Rags to Richie collection is a seamless blend of art and utility and opens a new way for the public to create, explore and play with art.
“Ivan and the HyperMint team are good friends and at the forefront of Web3 innovation,” said Avery Andon, CEO of NFTGrails. “It’s an amazing benefit for Rags to Richie NFT to partner with HyperMint for a safe, secure, and seamless typing experience.”
Monopoly said, “I’m excited to open the project up beyond just the crypto community, with HyperMint’s ability to easily accept credit cards and ensure that currency is smooth and secure.”