Reports said that Dfinity’s Internet Computer has announced the release of 10,000 nonfungible tokens (NFTs), as users claimed their free token on Wednesday at 8 pm UTC.
It has been reported that conceptualized by brothers Przemek and Tomasz Chojecki, alongside Adam Stępnik, the trio was inspired to create the avatars following acronym comparisons to the 1990s hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse and the overwhelming success of the legendary CryptoPunk NFTs.
However, with a series of exclusive early releases, it is expected that only 3,000 punks will be available to claim, one per user, as of September 1.
Przemek, the co-founder of the project, said:
“We’re incredibly excited for the launch of ICPunks on the Internet Computer. The NFT space is moving at such a rapid pace — it is amazing to be part of it. We have a lot of plans for ICPunks, including an NFT Marketplace, this is the first step towards that.”
Likewise, Tomasz said:
“We have been following Dfinity’s work since 2017. We believe the Internet Computer is the best solution for NFTs. One of the benefits of the Internet Computer is that all information is stored on-chain. There is no need to use IPFS or dedicated web servers to host images. It’s truly a decentralized NFT solution.”
Thus, the NFT market has recorded exceptional growth over the past year following an illustrious list of reputable brands, celebrities, and public figures contributing to the space. This week, Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka announced a collection of NFT tokens in the lead-up to the US Open championships.