Meural digital frames were originally designed for displaying private collections of one’s digital photos. Electronics manufacturer Netgear has now announced its plans to expand Meural Canvas capabilities to include the display of digital artworks (NFTs).
Netgear unveiled the new Meural NFT integration at the tech trade show CES 2022 in Las Vegas, US, and it is currently in beta. The new feature will allow users to connect their MetaMask wallets to the Meural device and access any NFTs they own, enabling digital art collectors to physically display NFTs in a framed “smart” canvas hanging on the wall.
Partnership with Async Art
The Meural online platform is a digital canvas marketplace to which members can subscribe and access thousands of images to display on their Meural digital frames. Joining forces with blockchain-based art platform Async Art, Meural owners will be now be able to showcase programmable NFT artworks. Async allows art enthusiasts to create, collect and trade programmable art. This technology is an extremely exciting innovation for artists and art collectors alike:
Async Art is a new art movement built on the blockchain. Create, collect, and trade programmable art: digital paintings split into ‘layers’, which you can use to affect the overall image. Art that can evolve over time, react to its owners, or follow a stock price is now all possible with programmable art.my.meural.netgear.com
Watch the video below explaining how Async Art works:
NFT art has grown into a US$11.7 billion industry over the past year. It’s no wonder that hardware companies such as Netgear are cashing in on the opportunity to provide new products to service this fast-growing market. Check out the Meural Canvas II in action in the video below. The frames are already available in stores, although the added NFTs function is not yet released.
Netgear Follows Samsung into the NFT Market
Netgear isn’t the only tech company with eyes on the NFT market. Samsung is also set to release smart TVs with NFT trading capabilities. These new digital display devices with blockchain interoperability will help drive the online digital art movement into the mainstream and real world.
There are already online NFT art galleries in cyberspace, and it won’t be long before real-world art galleries exhibiting NFT art in digital displays such as Meural Canvas become the new normal.
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