Arizona Senate Prospect Blake Masters Offering Donors ‘Zero to One’ NFT

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Digital art is making its method into politics. Arizona’s Republican U.S. Senate prospect Blake Masters has introduced a limited-edition NFT based on the early cover art for his book “No to One.”

Masters co-wrote the New york city Times bestseller with billionaire business owner Peter Thiel.

Released in 2014, “Zero to One” stems from a course about start-ups Thiel taught at Stanford in 2012. The main objective of the course, as discussed by Thiel, was to assist students “see beyond the tracks put down by scholastic specializeds to the wider future that is theirs to create.”

Providing a brand-new angle to think about development, “No to One” is based upon the class notes taken by Masters, among Thiel’s students at the time.

The cover of the book that went on to sell nearly 4 million copies worldwide does, nevertheless, look a little different than the initial vision.

Zerotoone.97D931B2 Initial cover design for No to One.

Source: Ztonft.The initial design for the book’s cover included a silhouette picture of Benjamin Franklin flying a kite.

This early style is now available as an “Origins NFT” offered to anyone who donates $5,800 to Masters’ upcoming Senate run. Donors will get a 50% refund if Masters does not make the Senate in August 2022.

It is unclear which blockchain the NFT is minted on. Masters told Decrypt via Twitter that the task will “likely” be on Ethereum, but that they are “still assessing others like Solana.”

“This is the first NFT we’re providing to assist share the book’s cool history, and to assist raise money for my U.S. Senate project, so we can help utilize ‘No to One’ thinking to conserve America from the brink of damage,” said Masters.

There will be only 99 digital copies of the early cover art supplemented by the book’s hardbound copy, customized and signed by Masters and Thiel.

Additional advantages include an exclusive invitation to a minimum of one “Absolutely no to One” token holders party to be held next year, access to a personal Discord chat, and other “interesting things we have prepared for 2022.”

Masters’ alternative politics

Talking to Axios, Masters said he plans to draw in support “from folks who are less standard political donors and more founders and home builders who want to see new thinking and brand-new energy in our politics.”

A lawyer and a venture capitalist, Masters also runs Thiel Capital, a multi-billion dollar investment company with a focus on tech companies, and the Thiel Structure, a non-profit structure promoting science and development.

In spite of being an ardent supporter of former-President Donald Trump, who has actually consistently spoken versus cryptocurrencies, Masters has taken a much different approach.

In September, he announced that his U.S. Senate campaign would accept Bitcoin donations while suggesting that in reaction to China’s crackdown on crypto the U.S. government should buy “a strategic reserve of Bitcoin.”


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