Legendary Skateboarder Tony Hawk to Auction NFT of Trick Footage – News Bitcoin News

Tony Hawk joins a growing list of celebrities digitizing and selling their collectibles as non-fungible tokens. The skateboarding icon plans to auction a film of the last time he performed the Ollie 540 – the trick he first mastered 32 years ago.

Ethernity Chain to Mint and Auction the Digital Collectible as NFT Boom Accelerates

On the heels of numerous blockbuster NFT auctions by artists, celebrities, entertainers, and crypto evangelists, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk is set to auction his digital collectible at a still-unannounced date and time.

The 52-year old pop-culture icon announced on Instagram that he had completed his final performance of the 540-degree “Ollie” that he landed first in 1989, underlining the scare and danger of doing the trick. On Twitter, he added, “Did my last ever ollie 540 today. You can compare it with my first one 32 years ago. This one meant a lot to me.”

According to the pro skateboarder, @tweestophers, angle of the shot of him completing the trick would be minted as an NFT on the Ethernity Chain and auctioned. Ethernity, a rapidly-expanding NFT blockchain network, is known for its social bent, given that all NFTs auctions donate a portion of the proceeds to charitable causes. The network has recently been tasked with building a collection of Muhammad Ali NFTs to benefit the Ali Center.

Growing Chorus of Celebrity NFT Sales Echo Big Auction Results

Hawk’s decision to turn to Ethernity for this event highlights the network’s growing cache following the launch of a 2500-piece lineup of Bosslogic’s NFT images specifically for Ethernity’s community.

Bosslogic’s sales, while significant, were dwarfed by Beeple’s recent results in a Christie’s auction, which saw the…

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