Guggenheim's cofounder is building a blockchain tower that will host the world's largest NFT museum
- Guggenheim cofounder Todd Morley is building a blockchain tower in New York.
- The tower's network will boost blockchain-based communication and trading in the city.
- Morley expects it to be New York's tallest building and house the world's biggest NFT museum.
Morley, the chairman of blockchain project Overline Network, said the tower is designed to improve blockchain-based communication and trading in the city. It will also be New York's tallest building and house the world's largest NFT museum, Morley said.
"Blockchain, DeFi, decentralized currencies, all these things are a part of financial services already and so communicating is obviously a big part of that...Overline Network has developed a new way to decentralize wireless communication that can be used at a speed that would allow even crypto mining," Morley told Bloomberg TV.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are digital assets like images, video, or audio that are built on blockchain technology, which makes them unique and non-exchangeable. Often, anyone online can still view the items - but only one person can own them, making them popular among collectors.
The project is a joint venture between Morley's Overline and real estate developer JDS Group, and is set to begin by the end of the year. Morley said it would be scalable to other cities.
Commenting on the current market, he said that its illiquidity is linked to its size, and traders will appreciate the volatility. He has also personally invested in crypto, and prefers ethereum to bitcoin due to its smart contracts.
Morley also thinks that crypto and blockchain technologies are spilling into other industries and digitisation is crucial for companies to survive today.
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