NFT’s are taking the mainstream world by storm, after digital artist @beeple sold his piece of art at the astonishing price of $69 Million, a wave of new digital artists started to create NFT’s to capitalize on this new trend.
This new trend is also a way of `flexing`. Gmoney says: “With an NFT, by posting it as my avatar on Twitter and Discord, I can quickly ‘flex’ with a picture.”
Notable personalities who have built their fame in other industries generate considerable notoriety for NFT collectibles. In the last 30 days alone, there have been approximately about $2.06 billion in sales volume on OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace in the world.
Being part of a community is what seems to be the most valuable thing out of NFTs, the community is further strengthened by the fact that most avatar projects start with around 10,000 NFTs, automatically limiting the size, making it very exclusive to be part of it.
We round up some of the biggest names that are riding the NFT hype.
Releasing his very first NFT collection “A Journey with the Dogg” at the end of March 2021, rapper and hip-pop legend Snoop Dogg has immersed himself in the world of non-fungible tokens, he said: “I’ve seen the game change over the years from analog to digital and I’m always happier when the technology lets the fans get to connect with the artists.”
Snoop Dogg bought a full set of Bored Ape’s, an M1 and an M2 Mutant, and their correspondent Bored Ape Kennel Club.
Snoop Dogg current NFT profile picture is worth: 0.169 ($661.09)
Atlanta super star rapper Future, made headlines when he spent $250K to acquire a rare Bored Ape NFT, joining the super exclusive community of Bored Ape Yacht Club.
According to their website: “BAYC is a collection of 10,000 Bored Ape NFTs—unique digital collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain. Your Bored Ape doubles as your Yacht Club membership card, and grants access to members-only benefits, the first of which is access to THE BATHROOM, a collaborative graffiti board. Future areas and perks can be unlocked by the community through roadmap activation.”
Future current NFT profile picture is worth: 52.31 ETH ($204K)
Is reported that his NFT is worth around $200k his name is Bored Ape #129, and its unique traits include pink fur, a blue bonnet and a white tank top.
It also looks like Lil Baby’s Bored Ape has undergone a makeover as well, holders of Bored Ape tokens received one of three serums on landing: M1, M2 or Mega Mutant (M3). If a bored monkey is injected with an M1 or M2 serum, the resulting mutant monkey retains the traits of the original monkey. M3 serum creates a completely different monkey, with potentially rarer and therefore more valuable traits.
Lil Baby current NFT profile picture is worth: 11.1 ETH ($43K)
Post Malone has bought two Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, Bored Ape #961 and #1935
Moonpay has been extensively working on helping celebrities like Post Malone, Lil Baby and Jimmy Fallon in purchasing Apes and to be part of this new trend.
In one of the blog posts from moonpay it said: “The immediate impact that NFTs are having on creators is twofold: they’re providing a fresh outlet for digital artists, and they’re opening doors for traditional artists seeking to tokenize their works. For some, this is simply a great way to gain exposure. For others, it’s been nothing short of life- changing.”
Post Malone current NFT profile picture is worth: 52.31 ETH ($205K)
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry, decided to join the Bored Ape Yacht Club, buying one of their NFTs for 55ETH ($180k).
Stephen Curry current NFT profile picture is worth: 52.31 ETH ($205K)
Professional esports player and youtuber Faze bank, announced to his audience to have made over $500k on flipping his cryptopunk.
In an Instagram story he said: “I have made my first CryptoPunk sale. Sold him for over half a million dollars I can’t f**king believe it. Feeling blessed,” Banks wrote, before explaining how he handled the profit.. “Let’s f**king go baby, half a million dollars, selling a f**king ‘picture,’ right click and save this d**k.”
Seems like Banks is all in, after all a $500k payday would probably do the same thing to anyone.
Faze Banks current NFT profile picture is worth: 50 ETH ($196k)
Matthew Haag former professional Call of Duty player has also changed his Twitter profile picture with a Cryptopunk, according to opensea.io, it has been acquired at 44 ETH ($173k).
100T Nadeshot current NFT profile picture is worth: 44 ETH ($173k)
Los Angeles Clippers player Paul George, this time with an original NFTs from rumble kong league collections the metaverse sports league, seems to be a partnership between the athletes and the Crypto company.
Paul George current NFT profile picture is worth: 3.2 ETH ($12k)
Shaquille O’Neal made headlines earlier this year for getting involved in the NFT space. Last week, O’Neal launched the SHAQ Gives Back NFT, a collection of 10,000 NFTs highlighting O’Neal’s charity work.
O’Neal bought two NFT Creature Worlds earlier this year and also acquired a Mutant Ape Yacht Club for 4.8 ETH three months ago.
Ashton Kutcher current NFT profile picture is worth: 0.111 ETH ($434.21)