The past week has been busier than usual for the NFT ecosystem. Rap stars Jeezy and Riff Raff entered the NFT realm, Hoard introduced its lending platform for NFT-collateralized crypto loans, The Topps Company is dropping its Series 1 Baseball collectibles, super-quarterback Tom Brady is launching his own NFT initiative, Terra Virtua is releasing a Godzilla vs. Kong NFT line, and even Annoying Orange is NFTing.
NFT-Collateralized Crypto Loans Arrive
Hoard, an Ethereum-based NFT marketplace, launches a new loan platform called Pawn Shop, where you can use your NFTs as collateral to obtain crypto loans. The platform will support users as they trade, buy, sell, loan, and rent NFTs like in-game items, domain names, digital art, and more.
If you own extra stablecoins and are looking for a way to generate profit from them, Hoard’s platform offers you high profits as a lender. The platform plans to gradually transition into a DAO with its own governance token, the HRD coin.
The First MLB Baseball Card NFT Collection Is Unveiled
In partnership with Major League Baseball and MLB Players Inc., Topps Digital announced the launch of its 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball NFT collectibles on WAX, becoming the first major brand to debut its popular yearly baseball card collection as NFTs.
Leading a new revolution in baseball collectibles, The Topps Company aims to engage and delight global fans by releasing its flagship yearly card collection as NFTs. Besides artwork from the physical collectibles, anniversary sets will also be digitized and minted as officially licensed Topps MLB NFT collectibles.
Tom Brady Wades Into NFTs
Adding to the celebrity endorsements of the non-fungible token market, seven-time Superbowl champion quarterback Tom Brady is launching an NFT platform titled Autograph later this spring.
Autograph will focus on bringing together artists and icons from the sports, entertainment, fashion, and pop culture worlds to create unique digital collectibles for the platform. Brady will also be featured in a lineup of NFTs that will be geared towards sports fans and collectors.
Godzilla Vs. Kong NFTs Launched on Terra Virtua
In celebration of Godzilla vs. Kong’s international launch, Legendary Entertainment collaborated with Terra Virtua and artist Bosslogic to release an exclusive “Godzilla vs. Kong” NFT line of digital collectibles, which were showcased on the marketplace in time with the movie’s March 31 release.
Seven unique artworks signed by the original creator, including God vs. King, King vs. God, MachineGod, Legends Will Collide, One Will Fall, Godzilla Steps Up, and Kong Steps Up, are now open for sale for a limited time.
Jeezy Turns Iconic Snowman Logo Into Animated NFT
Multi-platinum selling rapper, Jeezy, is entering the NFT domain after announcing a collaboration with Liquid Avatar Technologies to mint and sell the iconic snowman logo. The series of limited-edition animated and AR-enhanced NFTs will feature Jeezy discussing the iconic snowman and its influence on hip-hop culture in an audio clip.
Although the sale is scheduled to start later this month, interested buyers can join the pre-sale waiting list on Liquid Avatar’s Oasis Digital Studios official website.
American Rapper Riff Raff Lines Up Seven NFTs for Sale
To mark the release of his new album in collaboration with Yelawolf, Turquoise Tornado, American rapper Riff Raff partners with renowned NFT platform Sweet to drop a series of collectibles.
The set of seven NFTs, including unreleased audio, exclusive album art, and unique video collectible, is listed for sale on the platform with prices ranging between $4.99 and $19.99. This partnership highlights Riff Raff’s interest to democratize NFTs while making them accessible to everyone.
Another ‘Dank Meme’ Enters the NFT Market
Annoying Orange, an animated Youtube character, is the latest old meme to break into the NFT market. The animation team behind this YouTube personality recently tweeted that they will remaster the original video from 2009, which has been viewed 228 million times, into 4K resolution and re-release it as NFT.
The sale, scheduled to start on April 15, has drawn much criticism and backlash from the online community. However, it is unclear if the backlash will affect the sale of the product.
If you had to take a guess, how much would Annoying Orange’s NFT would sell for? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Author: Reuben Jackson