While Tezos is billing itself as the â€œgreenâ€ blockchain because of its proof-of-stake bona fides, today itâ€™s embracing a different color â€“ â€œVery Peri blue.â€
The periwinkle vibe is the winner of Pantoneâ€™s esteemed â€œColor of the Yearâ€ award for 2022, Pantone announced Wednesday.
But â€“ in very 2021 fashion â€“ Pantone, the developer of the modern color matching system, is releasing the color through a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the Tezos blockchain.
The collection will feature NFTs designed by artist Polygon1993, each using the color in its artwork.
Pantone says it tapped Tezos as its blockchain of choice for being a â€œfast, secure and energy-efficientâ€ network, according to a Pantone press release.
â€œCreating a new color for the first time in the history of our Pantone Color of the Year educational color program reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place,â€ Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, said in the release.
Tezos made headlines Tuesday when video-game publisher Ubisoft Entertainment chose the blockchain to deploy in-game NFTs into its â€œTom Clancy: Ghost Reconâ€ title for the first time. It sent XTZ, the native asset of the blockchain, flying.
While Very Peri blue is the first color Pantone has made into an NFT, it wonâ€™t be the last as a Tezos representative told CoinDesk that Pantone has further NFT plans in the works.