Introducing SAVAGE, the world’s first carbon-neutral NFT marketplace for video and photography

The increasing popularity of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) has liberated artists by removing the necessity of using bloated legacy platforms and connecting creators directly with the customer. Yet until now, some artists have been left out in the cold. This is in large part due to the size requirements of their medium and the environmental concerns surrounding current NFT marketplaces.

Most phones are able to record High-quality 4K and 8K videos, this produces large file sizes and the current marketplaces cap their uploads around 10MB-40MB. Additionally, photographers wanting to sell the highest versions of their work (TIFF or RAW) have had to settle for compressed JPEGs.

Savage will give creators the ability to share their work in whatever format they choose. Whether it’s the original RAW image or 4K/8K ProRes video, by increasing file size limits to 2GB, artists have the freedom to display their collections in unrivaled quality.

However, this is not the most critical issue that Savage corrects.

Most of the popular NFT platforms operate on blockchains that use Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanisms and because of that, the energy consumption coming from them has exploded. Minting a single NFT typically requires the same amount of energy used to power a laptop continuously for three years.

Enter SAVAGE.

By creating our own utility token on Polygon’s Proof of Stake (PoS) protocol, SAVAGE requires only 0.002% of the energy compared to a PoW marketplace. This decision allows us to increase maximum file sizes, while keeping minting fees to a minimum. By building on Polygon, we ensure total compatibility with Ethereum and a smooth transition to the ETH 2.0 protocol.

SAVAGE has been built from the ground up as a content marketplace for today’s visual creators to sell their work responsibly. We are thrilled to share our vision, team, and creators with you in the following weeks leading up to TGE.

Details regarding the private sale, artist payouts, and a full roadmap will be released soon, so jump on our socials and join the conversation!

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