Could NFTs Fund the Discovery of New Insect Species?

Three-dimensional models of insects—such as this one of an undescribed species of parasitoid wasp from Baltic amber, generated using micro-CT—are immensely valuable substitutes for real specimens because they can be shared with the entire taxonomic community. In a new paper in the journal Megataxa, an entomologist envisions a future in which non-fungible tokens (NFTs) could drive collecting of 3D virtual models of insect holotype specimens, thereby subsidizing increased digitization of…

Source: Entomology Today

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