Blake Masters, co-author of tech pioneer Peter Thiel’s blockbuster “Zero to One,” and now Republican candidate for the US Senate in Arizona, offers NFTs with a limit of 99 copies.
Why is this important: Masters, 35, told Axios the plan is to attract support “from people who are less conventional political donors and more founders and builders who want to see new thinking and new energy in our politics.”
What is happening: Masters looks at his ties to Silicon Valley with an “NFT Origins” which shows a spinning take on the first cover art he used to help persuade Thiel, his former Stanford law professor, to collaborate on “Zero to One “, published in 2014.
- NFTs will go to donors who give the maximum of $ 5,800 – half for the primaries and half for the general election if he wins.
Zoom out: Masters, who lives in his hometown of Tucson, helps run Thiel Capital, a multi-billion dollar company that invests in tech startups, and is chairman of the Thiel Foundation.
- The Republican primary also includes Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. The two aim to take on Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Arizona).
- Mastery – who was the guest of Tucker Carlson’s show last week – hosted a fundraiser in Mar-a-Lago with former President Trump as a guest speaker. This gives the masters camp hope for approval.
Between the lines: The idea is to give donors a sense of belonging. Real events are planned for the virtual club.
- Masters said, “The best NFT projects aren’t just random art on the blockchain,” but “create or support certain communities where people share an enthusiasm for something in particular.”
See the NFT.