Okay, okay, this use of NFTs is really very exciting
Two Coinbase employees were able to find a moving use for NFTs, incorporating them into their wedding, exchanging digital tokens as part of the ceremony.
Rebecca Rose and Peter Kacherginsky say that alongside their traditional Jewish ceremony, the couple also sent themselves digital tokens as “virtual rings” for each other. In a Twitter thread about the wedding, Rose said that her virtual rings now exist on the blockchain “for everyone to see as proof of our commitment to each other”.
Normally, a wedding photo of the couple at the altar using their phones would be, to put it mildly, kind of depressing. But with the context that they are basically exchanging rings, although in a non-traditional way, it becomes kind of cute. It also helps that you can actually see the exchange for yourself – obviously, it’s on the blockchain.
I know we talked a lot about NFTs here at The Verge, but honestly, the more I dug into the nerdy details of it, the cuter it got. For example, they called the Tabaat token, the Hebrew word for “ring”. If you search for the Tabaat token on Etherscan, it shows that two tokens have been minted and nothing more can be done. How romantic.
There is also the animation that the couple ordered to add to the NFT, which in itself is a pretty decent representation of the wedding.
The charm of this story is not really in the technical details – most people probably would not find the blockchain so romantic. It’s just that two nerdy people found a nerdy thing that they were both passionate about and turned it into an important moment in their relationship. This is something very easy to love.