Today, NooSpace became the first science fiction novel backed by its own cryptocurrency!
The science fiction world of NooSpace is coming real, one step at a time.
In the book, the virtual world is powered by a Bitcoin-like currency called NooCash that’s used to buy and sell goods, services, and real estate in VR.
Now, NooCash is “real.” I have created it as a token on the Ethereum platform. That means that if you have an online wallet that supports Ethereum, you can collect and send NooCash.
And if you pre-order the NooSpace novel, I will send you free NooCash as a reward!
So, I hear you asking, what is NooCash good for?
Not much. Yet.
Frankly, it has no cash value today, and there’s a chance that it never will.
But it’s still worth your while, for many reasons:
- If you’ve never used cryptocurrency before, this is an easy way to start. Just pre-order the book and I’ll send you free NooCash! It’s not as scary as Bitcoin or Ether. 🙂
- In the future, you might be able to cash in your NooCash for real stuff, like NooSpace-themed goods, new ebooks, digital downloads, or product discounts.
- There are grander plans afoot to provide even more uses for NooCash. Watch this space for more news!
In one sense, NooCash is like a reward points system. When you order the book you get points (NooCash) that you could use to select gifts in the future.
Here’s how it works:
- Pre-order NooSpace. The lowest tier only costs US$10.
- Within a day or so after your order, you will get an email saying how to redeem your free NooCash.
- To receive your reward, you will need an Ethereum compatible wallet, such as MetaMask, MyEtherWallet, or Mist. (The email will include detailed instructions).
- Reply to the email and provide your wallet’s account number.
- Free NooCash will wing its way into your account! You’ll get a confirmation email after this happens.
Your NooCash reward will be based on your order, as follows:
- Tier 1: Virtual Reader (1 eBook) => 50 NooCash
- Tier 2: Real World Reader (1 paperback) => 100 NooCash
- Tier 3: Super Awesome Reader (3 paperbacks) => 300 NooCash
Of course you are not obliged to set up a wallets and get NooCash. It’s just a fun thing for anyone who’s interested.
It costs nothing to set up a wallet, and receive your free NooCash rewards, so why not?