TEXEL: Grow Your Own Digital Tulip Today!

in art •  5 months ago


A World of Virtual Tulips


TEXEL is a website where users grow their own personal tulip that is genetically expressive, programmatically generated, and individually unique. Stored in the blockchain, every tulip is a spontaneous work of digital art. Users are able to breed, grow, plant, and exchange them. This platform is meant to a digital art installation, a social experiment, and an online gaming experience.

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The name Texel originates from an island that belongs to Holland, where it sports a popular tourist attraction from March to May, where fields of tulips appear. This project tries to emulate that experience in a digital playground where it enables users to pick a plot of land where they would plant their TEXEL tulip. These digital tulips each have different DNA backgrounds, therefore the user will not know what the tulip will be until they fully bloom.

How will it Change the Industry?


This whole concept of owning a digital asset is foreign to most people, and a lot of them gave accounts stating that it was truly a surreal experience.

It's complicated because the idea of owning a digital asset is such a strange concept. It takes an act of faith. We are only at the beginning. -Mark Willis, Designer of Texel.
Other platforms that utilized this concept were considered as precedents, such as CryptoKitties and CryptoPunks, where the TEXEL developers were just fascinated at the fact that a digital CryptoKitty can sell for as much as five figures. These developers want to expand this social experiment further by utilizing these digital tulips.


 

 

What is its Current State?


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Project Details

Project Name: TEXEL
Website: https://texel.space/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/texeltulips

Images courtesy of TEXEL.


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As long as these flowers don't wither and die, I'm on board!

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I wonder if tulips were used on purpose since crypto is compared to that bubble a lot

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Ha-ha-ha! I thought about this too.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania

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Tulip mania
Tulip mania (Dutch: tulpenmanie) was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for some bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionable tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then dramatically collapsed in February 1637. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble; although some researchers have noted that the Kipper und Wipper (literally "Tipper and See-Saw") episode in 1619–1622, a Europe-wide chain of debasement of the metal content of coins to fund warfare, featured mania-like similarities to a bubble. In many ways, the tulip mania was more of a hitherto unknown socio-economic phenomenon than a significant economic crisis. Historically, it had no critical influence on the prosperity of the Dutch Republic, the world's leading economic and financial power in the 17th century.

Awesome information. thanks for share.

Beautiful post thanks for shareing

Great i also like tulip. I shall join this website soon

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