GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands , July 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire – The Worldwide Asset eXchange™ made blockchain history today when the “GPK Goes Exotic” series of digital trading cards sold out in a record 67 minutes. The series included 20,000 digital packs, containing a total of 240,000 individual GPK trading cards and a sales value of $204,800.
This is the second sale of WAX blockchain digital cards from the Garbage Pail Kids franchise. The first sale sold out in 28 hours.
The Topps Company, creator of Garbage Pail kids, is one of the most respected producers of collectible trading cards in the world. Topps is well known for its trading cards for Major League Baseball (MLB), Star Wars, WWE and other global brands.
WAX digital trading cards are blockchain-based NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Each WAX NFT is one-of-a-kind, featuring unique characteristics that differentiate it from every other card in the collection. Because WAX NFTs are blockchain-based, they can be instantly authenticated as genuine and can never be duplicated.
“The ‘GPK Goes Exotic’ series was an instant success among collectors who understand that blockchain-based items offer most of the same characteristics as traditional, physical collectibles,” says Evan Vandenberg, Director of Business Development for WAX. “That’s why the transition of physical collectibles, like trading cards, to the blockchain is happening. Collectibles are a natural fit for technology like blockchain that makes trading easy and counterfeiting nearly impossible.”
“Much of the value of a collectible is non-physical. We’ve noticed that once collectors learn about blockchain based collectibles, they realize these items possess all the properties necessary to convey scarcity, beauty and value, the attributes collectors seek. But blockchain collectibles also incorporate many additional attributes and functionality that are only possible with a digital…