Punycodes (NMC)

Back in 2011, a group of anonymous pioneers on the blockchain community used an encoding language called Punycode to encode various forms of art, symbols, emojis, and alphabets as non-fungible decentralized domains onto the Namecoin blockchain.

Global Supply:Unlimited
Pre-ERC721 Supply:3258

Punycodes (NMC)

Back in 2011, a group of anonymous pioneers on the blockchain community used an encoding language called Punycode to encode various forms of art, symbols, emojis, and alphabets as non-fungible decentralized domains onto the Namecoin blockchain.

Global Supply:Unlimited
Pre-ERC721 Supply:3258
ONCHAIN FACTSVALUE
Blockchain:Namecoin
Deployment:Name Registration
Onchain Name:/xn--
Non-Fungible:Yes
Earliest Entry Date:May 10, 2011
Last Entry Date:Anytime
Global Supply:Unlimited
Pre-ERC721 Supply:3258
Mintable:Yes
Primary Asset Class:Namecoin Name Standard
Secondary Asset Class ⚑:JSON, Strings, Numbers, URLs
Secondary Asset Storage:On-Chain
Native Function:1) Transfer
2) Periodic Ownership
3) Appendable Metadata
Onchain facts refer to any blockchain entry or data in regards to the collection that is explorable, examinable, and/or testable on the blockchain.
OFFCHAIN FACTSVALUE
Creator(s):1 Known Artist & Anonymous Users
Offchain Name: Punycodes
Version(s):None
Development:Not Active
Offchain facts refer to anything that is factual outside of the blockchain in regards to the collection.

These are FAQs data taken from the community and may differ from curated facts.
OLDNFT.com comment will be marked with a # symbol at the beginning of a sentence.

Back in 2011, a few pioneers in the blockchain space used an encoding language called Punycode to encode various forms of art, symbols, emojis, and alphabets as non-fungible assets onto the Namecoin blockchain. In hindsight, this gave birth to one of the 1st NFT collections in the history of cryptographic collectibles: Punycodes.

First of all, they’re some of the earliest NFTs ever in existence, dating as far back as 2011. We don’t like making strong statements here, but it also looks like Punycodes represent probably THE first actual artworks on any blockchain. Yes, these artworks, emojis, etc are immutably coded ON THE CHAIN, with the actual intent to encode these visual assets onchain.
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A conversation in the Namecoin forum in 2011 regarding how Punycodes was intentional:
https://forum.namecoin.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30&p=124&hilit=punycode&sid=019efe100b90291011f72e054e102f5e#p124

Any historical (prior to 2017, including 2017) NFT registration with “xn--” on Namecoin.

3,255.

# OLDNFT.com curated pre-erc721 supply: 3258.

Punycodes DAO believes that Punycodes are likely the “first art NFT collection” but it also wants to make it clear to collectors: Punycodes were never an “official project”. They were decentralized efforts of independent people, who minted NFTs using the same chain, in the same blockchain era (pre-ERC721), using the same technical method (punycode encoding language), with likely the same or similar intent. These common features are why the community retroactively grouped them together as a collection.

Different people look for different things. Certainly, earlier mints have more demand. Otherwise, specific categories like “ASCII art” or “symbols” or “emojis” or “words” might appeal more to you.

No, you can also purchase the Punycodes that are bridged from Namecoin to Ethereum. These are done via Emblem Vault, which can display other blockchains’ NFTs like any other Ethereum NFT in OpenSea or LooksRare.

You can also use OTC Trade Channel. Make sure you verify before purchase.

Using Emblem Vault. Instructions are here:

Vaulting a Punycode

You can use the website we built to get your name, description, and image AUTOMATICALLY: https://cryptokorin.github.io/ev-punycode-generator It is not mandatory to follow the standards but keeping it consistent benefits everyone, including you.