Virgin Galactic Co-founder Alex Tai Launches Mission-Driven NFT Ecosystem, THEOS, Through OccamRazer
The Occam Association is pleased to announce the release of THEOS, a mission-driven non-fungible token minting (NFT) platform incubated by the Occelerator (Occam accelerator) program and led by Virgin Galactic Co-founder and former Chief Operating Officer, Alex Tai.
THEOS is a carbon-neutral, decentralised ecosystem design that is set to accommodate the demands of the emerging NFT ‘hyper-economy’. The hyper-economy, as the THEOS whitepaper defines, is an ecosystem which builds upon the availability of global instant liquidity for assets of any type; as well as the provision of transparent and complete information for every market participant. From an economic viewpoint, NFTs are the integral building blocks upon which the world’s new and inclusive financial operating system will be built. THEOS envisage a world where an NFT is just as likely to serve as a mortgage contract for a previously unbanked family in South America, as it is to represent a digital art work auctioned at Christie’s.
To meet this growing demand, THEOS are building the world’s first NFT marketplace focused on empowering the global community through key mission-driven focus areas. As Cardano is currently the leading candidate for a true social and financial blockchain operating system, the THEOS team will initially explore Cardano’s potential as the smart contract platform of choice. This planned transition will begin as and when components become available through the Alonzo hard fork; scheduled for Q2 2021.
Mark Berger, President of the Occam Association, says:
“It is an honour to welcome a team of leading tech entrepreneurs to the OccamRazer launchpad. THEOS merges a novel and disruptive NFT minting platform with a clearly defined humanitarian, social, and environmental focus. With an all-star team of veteran founders who have quite literally sent people to space, we are immensely pleased to have THEOS as part of the Occam.fi family. We know they will also be welcomed, by extension, to Cardano.”
THEOS is the first foray into the NFT space by Alex Tai, Virgin Galactic COO and former Director of Special Projects at the Virgin Group. Alex Tai also holds a directorship with the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) — leveraging his numerous industry links to advance THEOS’ mission. With strong guiding principles spanning sustainable development, humanitarian, and financial inclusion goals, THEOS promises to be much more than simply another NFT minting platform.
Alex Tai, CEO of THEOS, shared:
“THEOS will deliver socially-responsible NFT capabilities, paired with some of the world’s most ambitious charitable organisations, and powered by unique artistic, musical, and theatrical talents. When we discovered OccamRazer, we were impressed by both the vision of their team and their focus on Cardano — arguably one of today’s most promising blockchains for social and financial inclusion. We look forward to launching our IDO through OccamRazer.”
The THEOS token will feature a number of unique tokenomics designed to support and increase participation in the THEOS ecosystem. The Occam.fi team will shortly reveal more information about the THEOS IDO, the project, and it’s broader vision.