Chronicle, the studio and digital collectables marketplace platform built entirely for fans, launches today with the world's most beloved talking bear, Paddington.
Chronicle creates authenticated digital collectables for the world's greatest brands, including for stars of stage, screen, and television. Coinciding with the launch of its NFT (non-fungible token) marketplace, Chronicle is announcing the release of exclusive art and images of children's storybook favorite -- Paddington.
Based on Michael Bond's book series originally published in 1958, audiences of all ages have cherished Paddington's heart-warming stories full of misadventure and humor for generations. The exclusive Paddington Bear NFT Collection on Chronicle will feature rarely seen art from the Ivor Wood collection first released in the 1970's. In addition, NFTs will be created from original images designed by Peggy Fortnum. The NFTs to be minted as common, rare, epic and immortal issues will capture Paddington's innocence and curiosity from his adventures in a human world.
The Paddington collection launches with two digital collectibles in common and limited edition mintings.
"We are thrilled at Copyrights to partner with Chronicle to offer a unique opportunity to own and collect Paddington NFTs, created with rarely seen and iconic designs from Ivor Wood and Peggy Fortnum. It was important for us as the rights owner of Paddington to make sure we bring to our fans and beyond, unique and authentic digital collectibles," says Sophie Kopaczynski, CEO of Copyrights.
"Chronicle's mission is to build an accessible marketplace for the top brands to offer digital collectible NFTs to their fans. We are excited to partner with Copyrights to bring Paddington to life through the creation of unique NFTs," said Tim Glover, co-founder of Chronicle.
Chronicle is a next-generation digital collectables marketplace featuring officially licensed digital collectables, more commonly known as NFTs. Chronicle makes it easy for anyone to buy, sell, trade, and gift authenticated digital collectables directly licensed from the world's leading brands. It's powered by XNL, a utility token specially designed for the Chronicle community offering rewards and incentives to users of the platform.
Although Chronicle is set to be blockchain agnostic, the company has made the decision to utilise blockchain networks that are environmentally aware and not driven on high-energy "Proof of Work" systems. It is focused on using technical partners and solutions that are "Proof of Stake" driven and committed to reducing their carbon footprint.