NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas
- Nov. 28, 2021
-- An anonymous user has launched the first known NFT collection of a piece of Bahamian History on the popular NFT exchange, OpenSea entitled 'br[MCDXCII]
ken'. The name of the collection itself appears to be an apparent play on words that alludes to the damaged structure (i.e. "broken") and the roman numeral equivalent of 1492 (i.e. "MCDXCII"), which is also the year Christopher Colombus set sail for the "New World" from Palo, Spain. He/she describes him/herself as a Bahamian who has chosen to remain anonymous in an effort to redirect attention solely to the collection, and that of which it represents.
The anonymous user, who goes by 'Kamalame_Tree_
242' on OpenSea, describes the NFT collection as a "rejection of the status quo". which comes in 3 versions, br[MCDXCII]ken_
gold, and br[MCDXCII]ken_
The artist claims that "the NFT collection is intended to be thought-provoking and disruptive; much like the world of decentralized finance (DeFi) and NFTs." He/she also believes that this is a potentially rare opportunity to collect and preserve a moment in history that will be difficult to access otherwise as the statue has since been covered by the Authorities, with much debate around removing it altogether.
Items from the collection are available for purchase at https://opensea.io/collection/mcdxcii