Scienjoy Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SJ), a leading live entertainment mobile streaming platform in China, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Global Friendship Exchange Foundation (“GFE Foundation”), a U.S-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young artists from around the world. The partnership will help young artists sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from original artwork across various platforms and establish a livestreaming studio in New York.
Through the partnership, Scienjoy will support the artists in GFE Foundation’s network in their efforts to mint NFTs from original artwork or music for sale and promotion across various platforms, galleries and exhibitions. NFTs are one-of-a-kind tokenized digital assets that are tracked by blockchain. The technology allows artists to create unique artwork tokens, thus enabling the virtual art pieces to be bought and sold similar to physical property. For young artists – who often struggle to place artwork in galleries under normal conditions – reaching art collectors became an even greater challenge during the pandemic due to gallery closures and social distancing. Minting artwork through NFTs offers young artists an alternative route to sell artwork directly online and build a community of fans, all with safeguards from digital art duplication.
“Exploring innovative forms of NFT art and entertainment is part of Scienjoy’s DNA as a leading livestreaming video entertainment platform. Through this cooperation we hope to support young artists in reaching collectors and fans with our diverse ecosystem of 250 million global users. This strategic partnership further underscores our commitment to nurturing creators and elevating our content offering.” said Mr. Victor He, Chairman and CEO of Scienjoy.
In addition to innovating with NFTs, the partners will open a video livestreaming studio in New York for young artists. The studio will be a place for them to connect with the Scienjoy livestreaming entertainment ecosystem and livestream about their creative process, engage with fans and collectors, and sell and exhibit NFT artwork. During the pandemic musicians and artists moved to livestreaming platforms as a way to engage with fans and collectors and monetize music and artwork in a new way. With this new livestreaming studio, Scienjoy and the GFE Foundation aim to provide young artists with the education, tools and support needed to easily start a livestreaming channel and build an online presence.
Helen Back, Director of GFE Foundation, commented, “We are excited to partner with Scienjoy to help young artists enter the NFT art market and establish the livestreaming studio in New York. With our network of artists, collectors, curators and art galleries, we hope to offer Scienjoy further diversity to its platform entertainment.”
The partners look forward to many future projects and hope to empower young artists with new technologies like livestreaming, NFTs and more. Scienjoy has long been committed to pioneering new forms of entertainment and new technology applications. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technologies, in 2020 Scienjoy built fully immersive and gamified livestreaming virtual reality worlds for users to explore, with plans to expand in 2021. This VR-based immersive gaming experience has transformed the livestreaming experience and connected users and broadcasters to play games and interact within the virtual worlds. Scienjoy has also been an innovator in NFTs, and became one of the first livestreaming platforms in mainland China to adopt NFT technology when it launched its first NFT series in April, 2021. Scienjoy’s livestreaming broadcasters are able to mint their own NFTs on Scienjoy’s platform, letting users bid for NFTs by using points earned from the loyalty and rewards system.
About Scienjoy Holding Corporation:
Founded in 2011, Scienjoy is a leading mobile livestreaming platform in China, and its core mission is to build a livestreaming service matrix that delivers pleasant experiences to users. With approximately 250 million registered users, Scienjoy currently operates four brands of livestreaming platforms, consisting of Showself, Lehai, Haixiu, and BeeLive (including Mifeng [Chinese version] and BeeLive International [international version]). Scienjoy adopts multi-platform operation strategies and is committed to providing high-quality and value-added services for users with innovative thinking. Based on in-depth knowledge and research of the livestreaming industry and user behavior, Scienjoy is devoted to building fully-immersive virtual reality worlds in which the virtual world and reality are integrated within the livestreaming scenario, deeply integrating the industry through diversified live broadcasting scenarios, and empowering the industry by building a content-rich and vibrant Livestreaming Full Ecosystem.