The First “Living Eco-NFT” by Star Trek’s Creator

Bob Coiney

December 3, 2021

The NFT industry is evolving at a rapid pace and every day the ecosystem sees new experiments that keep the industry both exciting and rewarding for the users. In exciting news, the signature of Star Trek producer Gene Roddenberry has done something extraordinary by boldly going where no NFT has gone before – into the code of life itself. 

The signature in discussion is iconic in itself as it is the signature by Roddenberry to sign the contract with Lucielle Ball’s Desilu Productions for financing Star Trek, back in 1965. The signature was turned into an NFT on November 30 and implanted in the DNA code of a living bacteria cell, 30 years after the Sci-Fi icon’s death. 

The World’s First Living NFT

The implantation of the NFT into the DNA code of a bacteria is an ideal representation of how far science has come along and is nothing short of a Sci-Fi movie in itself. Roddenberry Entertainment describes this amazing feat as the first-ever “Living Eco-NFT” and “a true intersection of science and science fiction.” 

One of the amazing prospects of this mind-boggling achievement is that the NFT piece will automatically replicate and grow with the growth of the organism’s cells. 

“As long as the bacteria remains living, the cell can double at a rate that will create over a billion copies of the Eco-NFT overnight.”

The amazing artwork and Sci-Fic piece are exhibited as an art piece called “El Primero” a Spanish phrase for “The First” in Miami during the Art Basel 2021. The NFT piece was born out of the collaboration with the CEO of Rational Vaccines and Emmy-winning director Agustin Fernandez. He said, 

“Storing information in DNA represents a whole new category of possibility when it comes to data archiving.” He added, “It provides sustainable, environmentally-friendly storage with exponentially larger capacities than anything the market currently has to offer.”

The NFTs is built on the Solana Blockchain and is supported by Metaplex Studios, “The Solana blockchain provides an extremely energy-efficient platform for NFT creators to build on,” told Stephen Hess, the CEO. 

This fast-paced adoption of NFT and integration with science and technology opens up the doors to unexplored opportunities. While Star Trek is no stranger to NFTs, several other production houses, such as Disney are also joining the NFT space. 


#StraTrek creator, Gene Roddenberry’s signature becomes the first #NFT or ”El Primero” to be implanted into the DNA of an organism! 

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