DiVERGE's purpose is to empower the individual through self-expression (while promoting environmental and social impact). That is why we put a premium on any technology that enables us to help people to self express.
The technology behind Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is one we have been particularly attentive to. A NFT is any digital file or unique piece of code you can collect and what makes it different is a special property - provable uniqueness and ownership (through blockchain).
This technology has brought about a wave of digital collectable assets - mainly art related - that have gained popularity for the same reason we all collect something: it materializes our passions, connects us to interests close to our heart and helps to define us.
NFTs give us the possibility to collaborate with artists more frequently and in greater depth, providing additional canvas and audiences for their creations while rewarding them. DiVERGE gives them the opportunity to integrate their art with the sneaker culture, connecting the virtual and physical worlds in the process. Our first collaboration with Fred - a set of 20 NFTs and Sneakers based on his artwork - is a great example of this and you can find more information about it here.
Further building on our purpose, we have also opened our platform to upcoming artists and creators. If you are an artist or digital creator and would like to talk to us about a collaboration, we invite you to get in contact with us through our Submit Your Work Form. If you know someone that could be interested in collaborating with DiVERGE, help us spread the word about this empowering network.