Pune, 6th February 2022: A Pune based couple tied the knot using blockchain technology from the OpenSea platform. The ceremony documented India’s first ‘blockchain wedding’.
The groom Anil Narasipuram wrote on LinkedIn, “On Nov 15, 2021, Shruti Nair and I got married! Given the era of Covid that we live in, we decided to keep it small with a courthouse wedding, also known as a ‘Registered Marriage’ in India. We also decided to immortalize our union using blockchain technology.”
The couple read their wedding vows on NFT, “We won’t make any big promises, but we will do everything we can to make this work. Through all our disagreement and conflict, we hope to grow our understanding of each other and ourselves. We don’t expect to be the whole village for each other, but we will be by each other’s side, hand in hand, walking through this adventure, together”.
The couple sat next to each other along with their laptops. Their wedding was a 15 minutes blockchain ceremony with family and friends watching on Google Meet.
A photo of the bride’s ring was used to create an NFT. Their vows were also implanted in the image. The special token was coined ‘ekatvam’ translating to ‘oneness’ in Sanskrit.
“Our digital priest Anoop Pakki minted the NFT on OpenSea and transferred it to me,” Narasipuram added.
“The transaction is a permanent, immutable and public record of our commitment to each other on the ETH blockchain,” wrote Anil on his LinkedIn profile.