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How Johnny Depp uses tokengating to reward NFT holders

After releasing 3,850 NFTs, Johnny Depp teamed up with Verisart to enable collectors to claim exclusive prints

By Vinciane Jones


If you’re wondering what more you can do with NFTs and how you can engage with your NFT holders, why not take your inspiration from Johnny Depp? After releasing 3,850 NFTs earlier this year, Johnny Depp teamed up with Verisart to enable his NFT holders to claim exclusive prints through tokengating. 

From acting to music and art, Johnny Depp’s creativity spans a wide variety of outlets. Art has always provided both a release and a sanctuary for the actor who has been painting for most of his life. Johnny Depp’s art made its first public appearance with the launch of his Never Fear Truth NFT project. 

The actor’s NFT collection “Friends and Heroes” features portraits of people he knows personally as well as those who have inspired him. The collection includes portraits of his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Keith Richards, Elizabeth Taylor and Bob Dylan, among others. 

To give collectors a smooth print claiming experience, with clear authenticity and provenance, the Never Fear Truth project teamed up with Verisart.

Never Fear Truth project uses four parts of the Verisart service, available in our all-in-one Shopify Minting App. 

Johnny Depp's Never Fear Truth NFT website showing his physical print with a Verisart holographic QR sticker
Johnny Depp's Never Fear Truth NFT website showing his physical print with a Verisart holographic QR sticker

Tokengating

Tokengating allows NFT holders to access exclusive offers and rewards. Never Fear Truth NFT collectors are able to easily unlock their exclusive physical print by connecting their wallet through the Verisart tokengate. The Verisart system checks the ownership of an NFT, ensuring only eligible customers can access exclusive products. Quick, seamless and perfectly integrates into any Shopify store.

Tokengating on the Never Fear Truth website
Tokengating on the Never Fear Truth website

Certificate of Authenticity

Each Johnny Depp physical print comes with a digitally signed and customized certificate of authenticity, timestamped on the blockchain.

Certificate of Authenticity for a Johnny Depp print and a QR holographic sticker
Certificate of Authenticity for a Johnny Depp print and a QR holographic sticker

Holographic QR stickers

To ensure the authenticity and provenance of the prints, every print also comes with a secure QR sticker, creating a clear link between the physical print and digital COA.

Secure QR Stickers
Secure QR Stickers

Redemption status

Curious to see if your NFT gets you a print? NFT collectors and the Never Fear Truth team can easily verify if rewards for specific NFTs have been redeemed by using an API.

Creators are merging physical and digital assets and experiences like never before. Johnny Depp’s NFT project is a great example of how NFTs are evolving in 2022.

NFTs are about more than ownership, it’s about access and rewards

Creators now offer their NFT holders the ability to access exclusive new works, join closed communities, attend live events, and more.

Overlapping physical and digital

Creators are increasingly working across the physical and digital realms. Verisart has built web3 to support creators no matter which medium they work in.

Building trust

In the face of scams and fake projects, guaranteeing authenticity is an important part of any NFT project. Verisart certificates of authenticity establish the identity of the creator and the history of the works.

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