1SEC Inc. (Headquarters: Meguro-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Hirokuni Miyaji) which bases its US operations in Los Angeles and Japan operations in Tokyo and carries out XR software development and blockchain content development and production, announces its partnership with B STONE Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Naoko Kuroishi; hereinafter referred to as “B STONE”), which operates the apparel brand Ameri VINTAGE in 1Block Land, the virtual land-style platform based on blockchain technology provided by 1SEC, to sell haute couture through NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which is the first endeavor of its kind to come out of Japan.
The haute couture created in collaboration with the apparel brand Ameri VINTAGE referenced in this announcement will be made available in 1Block LAND, the virtual land-style platform based on blockchain technology that is provided by 1SEC using the 3DCG production know-how accumulated through planning and developing Japan’s first virtual sneakers and virtual human. This is the first effort to go beyond the boundary between the real and virtual worlds to combine the potential of digital fashion with technology for new forms of expression.
In addition, a portion of the haute couture being announced is scheduled to be made available for purchase through an auction in late October 2021 (tentative) inside 1Block, the NFT marketplace developed by 1SEC, as NFTs.
“ALL IN ALL”
The land that nature nurtures and the technology that humans create all come together and transcend into art. This nature and technology, along with a story, harmonize and live forever as a work of art.
By creating new experienced value through technology, with a focus on 3DCG and blockchain technology, without stopping the economic and cultural flow in the field of entertainment, 1SEC will continue to support the economic acceleration of brands and creators in order to contribute to the development of the industry.
A virtual land-style platform based on blockchain technology. It makes it possible to casually enjoy new experiences based on blockchain technology in a virtual space using a web browser on your computer or smartphone. The focus for the initial phase is the shopping experience, as it is possible to make purchases in the tenant shops set up in 1Block LAND using the cryptocurrency Ethereum and credit cards. It offers a new way of shopping through experiences inside the tenant shops that precisely reflect each exhibiting brand’s worldview.
1Block, the NFT Marketplace
A digital fashion NFT marketplace.
1. An NFT marketplace equipped with an auction feature backed by WETH (Wrapped ETH). NFTs can be sold through auctions in 1Block Shop, where bidding is possible using WETH (Wrapped ETH). Through auctions, NFTs can be provided at appropriate prices, and new demand is produced as a result of catching the eyes of more people. In addition to auctions, it is also possible to sell NFTs at fixed prices.
2. Easily purchase NFTs using a credit card. It is equipped with a payment processing platform that is being used by millions of companies in over 120 countries to help support a purchasing experience that is safe and reliable. Since it is possible to purchase NFTs instantly without having to prepare cryptoassets beforehand, the purchase experience is the same as shopping on an e-commerce site.
3. Log in through social media. Since it is possible to log in through Google, LINE, Twitter, Discord, and other social networking services, people who have never owned NFTs can also use the platform casually.
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1Block is Japan’s first digital fashion label built around 3DCG. The label carries out integrated production involving the development of digital fashion and content using the latest technologies, such as 3DCG and blockchain. It will collaborate with various creators and media moving forward.
The brand started by Naoko Kuroishi. Features styles that blend valuable vintage items from the past with the latest trends based on the concept of “NO RULES FOR FASHION.”
Company Name: B STONE Co., Ltd.
CEO: Naoko Kuroishi
Address: 2F Hiroo Complex Bldg 5-7-35 Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo
Established: September 1st, 2014
Capital: 100,000,000 JPY
Carries out software development, with a focus on XR, and blockchain content development and production based on the slogan of “Empowering people and companies around the world.” Founded the digital fashion label 1Block. The label’s first endeavor was Japan’s first NFT virtual sneaker, which sold out for 5 Ethereum (approximately 1,400,000 JPY) within 9 minutes of becoming available in North America, attracting attention from around the world.
Name: 1SEC Inc.
President: Hirokuni Miyaji
Address:[US] 1541 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, US [Japan] 6F 1-6-13 Ohashi, Meguro, Tokyo
Established: January 2019
Capital: 277,460,000 JPY