The subject of NFT has been the talk of the town, and its rapid expansion is the subject of analysis by experts around the world. To summarize: NFT is a form of digital certificate, which confirms that a digital work is original and unique. This is done with blockchain technology - the same technology used to create bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. From this, artists can sell their digital art (jpg, gif, video, audio, etc.) and fans can collect, as well as sell, invest and support.

Among several, Cryptopunks is one of the projects that attract the most attention. Launched in 2017 and now valued at millions of dollars, they have become a kind of subculture within the NFT world, with several other projects inspired by them - the so-called ?Unofficial Punks?

It is from this universe that the inspiration for the CryptorastasThe project was created by Marcus MPC, founder of the Brazilian sound system Digitaldubs.

I started Cryptorastas as a pilot project, to learn by doing. I was studying the subject in depth, and my initial plan was to launch an official Digitaldubs NFT. However, before launching this official project, I wanted to test the platforms more and understand them in practice? explains Marcus MPC.

The mention of reggae and Jamaican culture is not by chance. When I saw Cryptopunks, I immediately thought of the historical connection of the punk movement with the reggae movement in the 1970s, especially in England. From there came the inspiration to create the series. I researched and saw that there was no one doing it, there was nothing about reggae with NFT, so I created it?

26 characters have been released so far, and this week the first drop of Official CryptoRasters in collabs with artists like the Brazilian singer Dada Yute and living legends like Lee Scratch Perry, Cedric Myton (The Congos), Ranking Joe and more.

For MPC, one of the goals of working with Cryptorastas is bringing the reggae scene closer to the NFT universe. The NFT platform is a door that opens many possibilities, and I have already planned multimedia developments for the future?


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