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Probably Nothing Founder Jeremy Fall Collaborates With “Vault by CNN” for Nelson Mandela NFT Drop

Releasing never-before-seen archived footage of Mandela’s release from prison 22 years ago.

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Probably Nothing Founder Jeremy Fall Collaborates With “Vault by CNN” for Nelson Mandela NFT Drop

Releasing never-before-seen archived footage of Mandela’s release from prison 22 years ago.

Web3 media brand “Probably Nothing” and its founder Jeremy Fall, debuted their commemorative NFT launch on Thursday, August 4, celebrating Nelson Mandela in collaboration with Vault by CNN.

Vault by CNN – a Probably Nothing collaborator – is also debuting  never-before-seen archival CNN footage of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on February 11, 1990, as an NFT in a drop today at 1:00 P.M. EST at vault.cnn.com.

Probably Nothing, which launched in January, has made it its mission to educate the world about NFTs and Web3 by onboarding as many people into the space as possible – by guiding them on safety and showing them how beautiful the community is. In July, media group also collaborated with Netflix and Candy Digital to produce a series of Stranger Things collectibles.

With only 250 NFTs available from Vault by CNN, each is priced at $100, with an $80 discount offered to current holders of Vault’s “First Collectors Coin.”

Fall, 32, told Hypemoon that “this is very much in line with what Probably Nothing is trying to do – showing people that this technology is not just PFPs and art – you could own a piece of history.”

“You’re emotionally connecting through this art piece and you’re getting something rich – this historical moment,” he added, saying that in making this idea feel big from an emotional standpoint, he needed to connect the community and create that bridge.

The Probably Nothing founder also designed the underlying artwork to the drop – recreating Mandela’s prison cell using artificial intelligence (A.I.), as well as utilizing drawings and photography.

To commemorate Mandela’s release from imprisonment 22 years later, Fall took a photo of his jail cell in Robben Island and repurposed it to represent the man he believed he was. “The bars looking out into a flower garden represent Mandela’s never-ending hope. The shoes represent when he was released and wore a suit, as seen in the iconic CNN footage. The use of blue throughout the piece represents freedom and inspiration.”

“I feel like this type of world vision is something we need to prioritize now in times like these where everyone is so divided,” Fall explained. “Our responsibility is to enshrine the past in honor to engage the present with nobility. It’s easy to want to fight for something, but taking action is one of the most difficult things to do, especially when everyone is fighting back against you. I admire Nelson Mandela, his legacy, and his never-ending focus and dedication to leaving the world in a better place.”

Leveraging the power of what Fall considers to be Web 2.5 (as we build toward the idea of Web3), he aims to use this new Vault by CNN collaboration to represent creative freedom and the freedom to spread messages by connecting with people worldwide.

“I’m honored to be a part of this intersection of culture, connecting the dots between the past and the future, while pushing the same mission forward,” he said.

Probably Nothing co-founder and COO Aaron Ahmadi also shared that “[they’re] honored to help shine the light on Nelson Mandela’s legacy as well as a historic moment in time that captivated people worldwide and led to upending apartheid in South Africa.”

The drop, entitled ‘twenty-seven years,’ will release on Thursday at mandela.jeremyfall.com, with 250 NFTs made available for complimentary minting.

In other Web3 news, Gucci and TAG Heuer latest to ‘ape’ into ApeCoin.

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