Narni Bridge Unlocks Greater Access to the Mau5verse

Online Blockchain plc: Umbria Partners with head5 to Make deadmau5 x Smearballs NFT Series Available to a Wider Audience


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Umbria Network is providing the fastest and cheapest bridging solution for collectors of deadmau5’s head5 NFTs. 

The head5 collection, available on the Polygon blockchain, is the metaverse-ready avatar collaboration between iconic electronic music producer deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) and legendary visual artist Smearballs aka Nick denBoer. Head5 is the cornerstone of the ‘mau5verse,’ a curation of all that is deadmau5 across the digital space including music, video games, literature and NFTs.

The project has partnered with Umbria to improve user experience, making the collection more extensively available to the community as well as unlocking greater access to the mau5verse. Recommended by existing head5 holders, Umbria’s Narni bridge provides the fastest and most cost-effective way for participants to bridge (transfer) their ETH to the Polygon blockchain (WETH) in order to mint a head5 NFT on Polygon.

Owners of NFTs in the head5 collection will get special access to a range of exclusive perks, including:

  • Guestlist to deadmau5 shows
  • Early and exclusive access to VIP experiences and live show tickets
  • Early access to deadmau5 music
  • Community votes on future mau5verse roadmap
  • NFT airdrops
  • Companion drops
  • Whitelisting for future NFT projects
  • Figurines, vinyl and plush toys
  • Prints and comics
  • Merchandise
  • NFT project collaboration perks

“NFTs in the Head5 collection have utility far beyond PFP, integrating different genres and opening up the metaverse to deadmau5’s legions of fans,” said Barney Chambers, co-founder of Umbria Network.  “By electing to deploy their NFTs on the Polygon network, Head5 is alleviating high gas fees and speeding up transactions without sacrificing securityUmbria provides the last piece of the puzzle. The Narni bridge increases access from the Ethereum network, onboarding users more cheaply, quickly and with greater technical support.”

“We want to make things as easy as possible for friends and collectors to get involved with what we are doing in the mau5verse. Umbria Network is a prime option for access to the head5 NFT collection, said deadmau5.


The Umbria ecosystem, built on Polygon, has three major protocols:

  1. A Cross-chain Asset Bridge: enables the fast and cheap transfer of assets between otherwise incompatible blockchains and cryptocurrency networks.
  2. A Staking Pool: users can earn interest on their crypto assets by providing liquidity to the Narni bridge
  3. A Decentralised Exchange (DEX): an automated liquidity protocol powered by a constant product formula, deployed using smart contracts and governed entirely on-chain. Provides fast and cheap token swapping

About the author

Brent Dixon is the owner of E-Crypto News and an early adopter of cryptocurrencies. He is a Book editor- that has edited numerous books on Cryptocurrencies. He has been a writer for more than 30 years. Covering everything from Jazz Music to Blockchain Technology. He currently lives with his wife on Miami Beach, Fl.

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