‘A Night in Flagstaff’ Captured with Non-Fungible Tokens
Flagstaff, Arizona is thefirst and only destination in the country to enter the non-fungible tokens market with an original NFT collection, “A Night in Flagstaff,” which is a limited series of 70 NFTs, each minted as a one-of-a-kind moment-in-time capturing the star-filled skies over Flagstaff’s Buffalo Park (latitude +35°.220, longitude -111°.632, elevation 7,123 feet), a location less than two miles from Flagstaff City Hall. The Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition, in collaboration with Discover Flagstaff, featured “70 images for $700 each from 7,000 feet,” which happened Thursday, April 21, to coincide with the peak of the 2022 Lyrid meteor shower. Those interested in purchasing an NFT in the collection, “A Night in Flagstaff,” may do so by creating an OpenSea account. Polygon has been selected for use because it is a green-energy efficient blockchain that provides secure and instant transactions with Ethereum currencies. Polygon has reduced or zero wallet initialization fees and selling and buying NFTs through Polygon is gas free. Proceeds from the NFT sales support the Northern Arizona EONS (Eyes on Night Skies) research program, an effort to measure and monitor sky brightness. Flagstaff was officially recognized as the World’s First International Dark Sky City in October 2001, for its pioneering work protecting the dark night sky from light pollution. Conserving the darkness is a community value embraced by local government, organizations, business owners, attraction operators, artists, and scientists.
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