The Genesis Block

Artwork #5

Illustration: Herckeim

Prints: 2
Blockchain: Ethereum


A depiction of the first block of Bitcoin blockchain. On January 3, 2009 an anonymous creator left a message on the first blockchain block ever.

Created in July 2015, “The Genesis Box” was originally created to be part of a blockchain card playable in EverdreamSoft’s game Spells of Genesis (SoG). The initial NFT was issued on Counterparty – a token layer on top of Bitcoin blockchain. It was released before Ethereum mainnet launch.

The Counterparty NFT was offered as a gift to the “BitCrystals Token Sale” backers. BitCrystals Token Sale – a crowdfunding campaign to fund the beginning of the development of SoG – was one of the first ICO ever. It was held in August 2015.



One print of  “The Genesis Block” offered to whoever can prove the ownership of the wallet with the oldest blockchain transaction!

How to enter
  • Post a blockbrowser link (i.e. Orb Explorer, etherscan,, …) of the oldest blockchain transaction you’ve ever made on Twitter, and
  • include “#GenesisNFTWin, “#genesisblock“, “#giveaway” and @EverdreamSoft” in your tweet.
  • If your transaction is eligible as the oldest one among all the submissions, you’ll be asked to prove the ownership of the wallet that initiated the transaction, i.e. the sender.

The contest runs from May 17, 11 am CEST (GMT+2), until May 24, 11 am CEST. The submissions outside this timeframe cannot be taken in consideration.


Twitter. The giveaway is not sponsored, nor organized in collaboration with Twitter.

All existing blockchains (mainnet only, not testnets) are eligible. The winner will be announced on Twitter and will receive the print once they’ve proved the ownership of the wallet.

Crystal Collection

Crystal Collection is a unique NFT collection of original artwork “prints”, charged with a significant historical value. Crystal Collection was created by EverdreamSoft (EDS) the company behind one of the first blockchain games – Spells of Genesis (SoG) – funded by one of the first ICO back in 2015.

In this collection, EDS retraces some of the most important events and projects from the blockchain history, using original artworks initially created to be part of the first blockchain tradable cards in SoG.

Each artwork is minted in a limited number of “prints” (1 to 15), each numbered print is attached to an NFT. The artworks are minted on different blockchains.

Artwork series and # of prints

Artwork series: Each artwork series has its number. “The Box of Precious GEMZ” is the artwork series #1. Other artworks will be revealed progressively, not necessarily in chronological order (i.e. the artwork #2 will not automatically be sold as the second one, but may be unveiled later).

Print number: Each artwork series contains a limited number of units – “prints”. The prints are numbered, e.g. “print 1/2” designs the print #1, out of the total of 2 units.

Creation date: The creation date is the date of the creation of the artwork – the illustration (also called asset).

Issuance date: The issuance date indicates the date when this print was minted – issued – as an NFT (Orb).

Blockchain symbol: The artworks in Crystal Collection are issued on different blockchains. The symbol indicates the blockchain this particular print was issued on.

Ethereum blockchain


Ethereum is a decentralized, open-source blockchain with smart contract functionality. Ether (ETH) is the native cryptocurrency of the platform. 

Ethereum was proposed in 2013 by programmer Vitalik Buterin. Development was crowdfunded in 2014, and the network went live on 30 July 2015, with an initial supply of 72 million coins.

Ethereum is a very popular chain for NFTs.