Cigar News: United Cigars Debuts NFT Digital Cigar

Cigar News: United Cigars Debuts NFT Digital Cigar

has launched what they are calling the first (Non-Fungible Token) cigar. is a unit of data on a digital ledger called a blockchain, where each can represent a unique digital item, and thus they are not interchangeable. In other words, this isn't an actual cigar you can smoke, it is a piece of digital artwork. NFTs can represent digital files such as art, and other forms of creative work. Director of Operations, Oliver Nivaud came up with this notion of “Concept Cigars.”

The company describes a concept cigar like a concept car, made to showcase new styling. Concept cars are often shown at motor shows to gauge customer reaction to new and radical designs which may or may not be produced. This idea is a similar premise, it may never go into production directly, but possibly could. In time, a concept cigar could undergo many changes before the design is finalized and produced. This is not necessarily a production-intent prototype, just a concept cigar for now with future projects in the works.

Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco and Golden Age Visual Developers ( was tasked with the creation of the first for this project. The conversation led to the idea of , an Ecuadorian maduro wrapped Ritos with the blend. Only 10 virtual boxes have been produced as 's. An 11th box of Ritos will be available as singles, 25 singles available for sale as a single cigar .

“The Ritos is just a concept and not in actual production yet. For now, it's only available to be seen and purchased on Ocean Sea.

Oliver Nivaud

Profits from Ritos 's will go to Cigars Rights of the World (, a global platform whose goal is protecting cigar smokers' rights. “You cannot smoke an Cigar or any future Concept Cigars” said Nivaud, “but I hope they can help the cigar industry.”

These digital cigars can be purchased here for just less than $1000.