• Pioneer NFTs for Religion: “Holy Bibles”, NFTs for the Global Christian Community

  • The global NFT space has imploded from USD 340 million in 2020, to USD 40 billion in 2021. Despite an explosive growth of 170,000%, across industries as diverse as sports, music, and collectibles – a vast market remains untapped: religious content.

    The Christian industry in the United States alone is valued at USD 1.3 trillion: with religious books already generating USD 667 million in sales. Against this backdrop of community demand, Holy Bibles NFTs seek to capture the space for the decentralized congregation: a Christian Metaverse experience.

    In a world splintered by global politics and pandemic restrictions, Holy Bibles aim to gather devout Christians that transcend the space of physical and denomination-driven constraints. With an estimate of 2.38 billion Christians worldwide, a 100m church following in the Metaverse is but a small pond within an ocean.

    The concept of a religious metaverse not only replicates a real-world community experience: It can even elevate it by leveraging upon a decentralized autonomous organization structure, otherwise known as a DAO. As internet penetration rates climb to 59% globally, the need for a safe, open, and neutral virtual space for worship is not just vastly urgent – but almost integral to the digital infrastructure for a Web 3.0 reality.

    “Holy Bibles” aims to be the first NFT project in the world, centered upon serving the needs of Christians across the virtual universe. Funds raised from this NFT project would be fully donated back into the global Christian community, be it for community relief or for academic scholarships.

    A seamless, integrated, and end-to-end digital worship experience for religious believers can remain human, accessible, and communal. And Holy Bibles NFTs is but a mere first step towards a collective ideal.

    First Religion NFT seeking to reshape the NFT space

    The non-fungible token (NFT) space changes every week, and these companies are competing for attention. In 2021, all kinds of NFTs soared — from memberships and utility NFTs to generated art and one-on-ones. Sales broke records month after month on OpenSea and Rarible. Some worried that it was a Ponzi scheme or otherwise untrustworthy.Then we saw billionaires, Hollywood actors, musicians, and brands like Nike and Adidas jump into the space.

    There are so many new niches appearing in the market every day – with metaverse-related NFTs, land opportunities on Sandbox and Decentraland, membership NFTs; but this is the first time we heard of an NFT project with such an ambitious goal of uniting a digital community through religion.

    Holy Bibles NFT seeks to build the largest Church in the world while introducing the governance to be shaped as a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). The entire vision is really plausible given that leveraging on the metaverse – it is possible for Christians around the world to gather together without the differences in language, race and nationality.

    From what we gathered from the project; Holy Bibles aim to:

    Create the largest Church in the world with a goal of 100m followers
    Build a Church in the Metaverse by May for every Christian in the world to gather, worship, learn and even bond as a family
    The sales of the Bible Cover NFT will be 100% donated back to the Christian community to Churches, Christian scholarship for students around the world, and war reliefs.
    Given the current state of the pandemic whereby covid has really changed all our lifestyles, it does present a very possible solution whereby everyone can gather without the worry of virus infection etc.

    Definitely, we still foresee that the barrier of entry is still present given that majority of the population around the world is still unfamiliar with the NFT space and the mechanism behind it.

    One way or another, NFTs will soon become mainstream. They won’t be only popular art projects and music but also utility-based NFTs. This technology will become part of our lives, simplifying and enriching much of what we do online.

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