The largest airline in Japan launches NFTs marketplace
- Air Nippon Airways (ANA), the largest airline in Japan, launched an aeronautical-themed NFTs marketplace.
- Air Nippon Airways partnered with its subsidiary ANA Neo to develop the platform.
- Air Nippon Airways is currently expanding into Web3.
The largest airline in Japan, Air Nippon Airways (ANA), has today launched an aeronautical-themed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) marketplace with its subsidiary ANA Neo.
The NFT marketplace is part of the airline’s ongoing forays in trying to connect airlines with Web3
ANA GranWhale NFT Marketplace
The development of ANA Neo’s GranWhale marketplace started in August 2023 as a virtual travel platform that promised to use “technology, including VR, to recreate the destinations and cultures of the world” in the form of metaverse parks.
The new NFT marketplace is dubbed “ANA GranWhale NFT Marketplace” and it will feature an inaugural NFT collection created by aerial photographer Luke Ozawa.
The platform’s developers when announcing the marketplace said:
“From May 30, aerial photographer Luke Ozawa’s first digital photo will be converted to NFT. One of them will be sold with a positive film, which is the source of photo development. The price is 100,000 yen, and the NFT with positive film will be sold at auction.”
After the inaugural collection, the second collection will be released on June 7 and will represent the NFT image conversion of the first Boeing 787 operated by ANA. About the second collection, ANA wrote:
“Selling as a 3D model airplane. There are 787 items each of the two types, for a total of 1,574 items, and the price is 7,870 yen.”