NFT’s are a new opportunity for individuals and nonprofit organizations, such as university centers, think tanks, and museums, to monetize their intellectual assets, ranging from historical manuscripts and books, to articles, research papers, videos, and podcasts.
Voluntary Exchange is the NFT marketplace where collectors can invest in non-fungible tokens, while also financially support authors, scholars, and creative individuals who work to promote their common ideals.
Our vision is to create the NFT ecosystem for current and classic works in the fields of history, law, science, economics and political thought.
Non-fungible tokens allow buyers to purchase and claim ownership of a digital good. The proof of ownership element takes the form of a digital token, which lives on the blockchain.
Because every NFT is unique, it can be used to authenticate ownership of collectible digital assets like artworks, recordings, books, and documents.
These tokenized assets that do not, generally, carry intellectual property grants or licenses, but instead are valued for their uniqueness, rarity, and their historical significance.
Content Creators and archivists can monetize assets without giving up property rights.
NFT ownership creates a sense of “patronage” among supporters.
Curated catalogue auctions and collector gallery exhibits increase creator brand awareness.
Voluntary Exchange will curate content, mint NFTs, market auctions and sales, and oversee transactions on the exchange platform.
Gallery events, both virtual and in-person, will be hosted to showcase the work of individual content creators and institutions.
The Uffizi Gallery in Italy raised $170,000 by auctioning an NFT Copy of Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo to support a revenue shortfall during the Covid pandemic.
University of California Berkeley raised $54,000 by auctioning an NFT Copy of a Nobel Prize Winning Cancer Treatment.