In 2021, celebrities have been flocking to the cryptocurrency space in great numbers, and the non-fungible token (NFT) asset craze has swelled with luminaries as well. During the last few weeks, musicians, artists, professional sports players, and more have dipped their toes into the NFT ecosystem.
Celebs Have Noticed the NFT Hype and Want In
Data from nonfungible.com’s market history shows that there’s been 27,850 non-fungible token (NFT) asset sales in the last seven days. The 27,850 sales had settled for $42 million and the average price per NFT sale was $1,520 using March 14, 2021 stats. Now nearly every single day, there’s a new NFT milestone sale, a new celebrity creating an NFT, and a myriad of new NFT markets. The NFT hype also comes with significant controversy as well due to how these pictures, music files, and other types of collectibles are stored. In March, the NFT hoopla has spurred a decent number of celebrities to drop their own non-fungible token assets.
For instance, the NFT market Makersplace has announced that the number one player in the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, plans to drop a collection of NFTs.
Mahomes is very popular and in the 2019–20 playoffs, Mahomes led the Chiefs to Super Bowl LIV and the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers. On March 17th at 3:30 p.m. (PST) on Makersplace, Mahomes will launch a collection of NFTs that are “centered around significant moments in Mahomes life.”
“Mahomes’ colossal impact on our culture, particularly in the United States, is undeniable,” the Makersplace team said. “One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Mahomes’ reach extends beyond sports, acting as a source of inspiration for all. With this Drop, he will reveal another dimension of himself that the world has yet to see. We are excited to…