In a protest against the monetising of human data without user knowledge, Professor George Church of “Nebula Genomics” has taken the bold step of minting his own genetic code as an NFT.
Rather than a cash grab, the move is a statement against the collecting and abuse of personal data. What Professor Church intends to convey is that, through NFTs we can all own and monetise our own personal information via the blockchain.
Nebula Genomics is the first mainstream DNA sequencing company to map 100% of the genome. Moreover, they are one of few companies in the industry who don’t monetise the personal information they harvest. No strangers to the blockchain, Nebula currently uses the technology to store user data. Information is accessed via Oasis Labs parcel’s SDK, which allows for user data to be tracked through the web space.
The genome is listed on jack-of-all trades, ex R&B star “Akon’s” own personal AkoinNFT Marketplace, and will go live on auction on June 10th. When he is not singing, curating NFTs and providing electricity to huge swathes of Africa, Akon can be found building his own blockchain governed city in Senegal.
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