The Occam Association is pleased to announce the release of [Theos](https://theos.fi/), a mission-driven non fungible token-minting platform incubated by the Occelerator (Occam accelerator) program and led by Virgin Galactic’s Alex Tai.
Theos is a carbon-neutral, decentralized ecosystem design that is set to accommodate the demands of the emerging NFT “hyper-economy.” The hyper-economy, as the Theos white paper defines, is an ecosystem that builds upon the availability of global instant liquidity for assets of any type, as well as the provision of transparent and complete information for every market participant. From an economic viewpoint, NFTs are the integral building blocks upon which the world’s new and inclusive financial operating system will be built. Theos envisage a world where an NFT is just as likely to serve as a mortgage contract for a previously unbanked family in South America as it is to represent a digital artwork auctioned at Christie’s.
To meet this growing demand, Theos is building the world’s first NFT marketplace focused on empowering the global community through key mission-driven focus areas. As Cardano is currently the leading candidate for a true social and financial blockchain operating system, the Theos team will initially explore Cardano’s potential as the smart contract platform of choice. This planned transition will begin when components become available through the Alonzo hard fork, which is scheduled for Q2 2021.
Mark Berger, president of the Occam Association, said:
>**“It is an honor to welcome a team of leading tech entrepreneurs to the OccamRazer launchpad. Theos merges a novel and disruptive NFT minting platform with a clearly defined humanitarian, social and environmental focus. With an all-star team of veteran founders who have quite literally sent people to space, we are immensely pleased to have Theos as part of the Occam.fi family. We know they will also be welcomed, by extension, to Cardano.”**
Theos is the first foray into the NFT space by [Alex Tai](https://twitter.com/1taia?lang=en), chief operating officer of Virgin Galactic and former director of special projects at the Virgin Group. Tai also holds a directorship with the Global Blockchain Business Council, leveraging his numerous industry connections to advance Theos’ mission. With strong guiding principles spanning sustainable development, humanitarian and financial inclusion goals, Theos promises to be much more than simply another NFT minting platform.
Alex Tai, CEO of Theos, shared:
>**“Theos will deliver socially responsible NFT capabilities, paired with some of the world’s most ambitious charitable organizations, and powered by unique artistic, musical and theatrical talents. When we discovered OccamRazer, we were impressed by both the vision of their team and their focus on Cardano — arguably, one of today’s most promising blockchains for social and financial inclusion. We look forward to launching our IDO through OccamRazer.”**
The Theos token will feature a number of unique tokenomics designed to support and increase participation in the Theos ecosystem. The Occam.fi team will shortly reveal more information about Theos’ initial DEX offering, the project and its broader vision.
## About Theos
The Theos ecosystem is managed and sustained by our Association, a team of both traditional finance and blockchain virtuosos. We envision a new way of thinking, minting and trading NFTs, and have developed what we believe is going to become a next-generation community-governed NFT platform. Theos will become the first NFT platform on Cardano, the blockchain with the highest potential out there.
Follow Theos.fi’s social media channel to stay up to date with the latest news: [https://t.me/theos_fi](https://t.me/theos_fi) (community and announcements).