At the Avalanche Summit in Barcelona, Canadian music and music producer Grimes announced plans to release an “intergalactic children’s metaverse book.” Grimes’ metaverse children’s book project is part of a $100 million initiative initiated by the Avalanche Foundation and non-fungible token launch platform (NFT) OP3N.
Grimes partners with OP3N to launch ‘an educational art series for babies and toddlers’ on Avalanche
From March 22-27, at the Avalanche Summit in Barcelona’s Poble Espanyol, NFT Launch Pad OP3N and the Avalanche Foundation announced a $100 million initiative dedicated to Web3 entertainment called Culture Catalyst. Ava Labs President John Wu said Culture Catalyst will bolster Web3 entertainment apps on the Avalanche network.
“The Avalanche Foundation’s Cultural Catalyst Initiative with OP3N marks a watershed moment for entertainment and pop culture applications at Avalanche,” explained Wu. “Users can expect Avalanche’s already strong NFT scene to grow into new areas and be part of a new chapter in the history of Web3 culture.”
In addition to Culture Catalyst, Canadian singer Grimes revealed that she plans to release an “intergalactic children’s metaverse book” as one of the initiative’s projects. Speaking to Avalanche Summit guests from a video screen, Grimes spoke about Web3 and how pleased he was to help OP3N’s efforts.
“When I joined Web3, this was the kind of project I was hoping to see,” Grimes told the audience. “I am very excited to partner with OP3N to launch an educational art series for babies and toddlers with the goal of creating a profound experience for babies that is also deeply meaningful for adults,” added the musician.
Grimes has been heavily involved in the non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem for the past two years. Grimes is also the wife of Elon Musk and the mother of his son “X Æ A-12”. In March 2021, Grimes teamed up with the NFT Nifty Gateway marketplace to introduce their NFT collection titled “Warnymph Collection Vol. 1”. The NFT raised about $6 million and the NFT called “Newborn 1 and 3” was split.
“I hadn’t dropped any NFTs since the first crash due to environmental concerns. But I feel totally comfortable launching Avalanche,” Grimes said at the blockchain event.