Star Trek’s heroes have always led the way. In space, they boldly went where no one had gone before. And now in cyberspace they’re exploring new worlds and seeking out new civilizations.
Or rather, they’re showing how civilizations can use the latest blockchain technology to develop a new kind of collectibles market.
Fittingly, it was Captain Kirk who led the way. Last July, actor William Shatner made some of his personal memorabilia available in digital form on the WAX blockchain. The 10,000 packs containing 125,000 digital shards of Shatner—which could be combined to form photographs—sold out in just nine minutes, a demonstration of the blockchain’s ability to give fans tradable collections.