“Iron Mike” joins the NFT craze
In recent months, non-fungible tokens have become a very interesting niche, while numerous celebrities, athletes, and musicians have launched their own collections. The latest person to jump on the bandwagon is former boxing champion Mike Tyson.
According to a document seen by cryptopotato , the American and his team have partnered with Binance NFT Marketplace to present 15,000 digital collectibles to the global audience. Sale participants can purchase the NFT Mystery Box for $44 BUSD, which features autographed “Iron Mike” boxing gloves, jerseys, shorts, warm-up gear, and other items. Additionally, fans can purchase a never-before-seen Mike Tyson NFT, created by renowned illustrator Henric Aryee.
Increased engagement will be provided through exclusive access, rewards, and information on upcoming Mike Tyson NFT and Metaverse releases. It is worth noting that fans will receive three additional special edition non-fungible tokens for free, airdropped later in 2022.
The Mystery Box NFT sale begins on April 5, 2022 at 11:00 am UTC and will continue until April 5, 2022 at 11:00 pm UTC. The secondary market will open shortly after that. Participants can collect five different designs: Bronze (9,000 NFT), Silver (4,000 NFT), Gold (1,950 NFT), Platinum (35 NFT) and Diamond (15 NFT), with the rarest being autographed by the boxing legend.
This is not Tyson’s first interaction with the world of cryptocurrencies. Last summer, he asked his 5.7 million followers on Twitter if they preferred Bitcoin or Ethereum. The numerous responses ranged from people urging him to stay away from the industry to others arguing that both cryptocurrencies present significant opportunities.
Unsurprisingly, bitcoin evangelist Michael Saylor also joined the discussion. The MicroStrategy CEO said he had spent “over a thousand hours considering this question” and chose BTC, describing it as “the future of digital property.”
Tyson Fury NFT Collection
Another athlete who released an NFT collection is current heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. In May 2021, he collaborated with FomoLab to feature their digital collectibles on HoDooi.com. Commenting on the effort, the boxer (known as the “Gypsy King”) said:
“HoDooi.com will be the official NFT marketplace to launch my NFT collection. I look forward to showing my fans and their users what we have created. Get ready for launch, big dossers!
Matt Luczynski, co-founder and CEO of HoDooi, expressed hope that his company could further develop its multi-chain platform and customer experience through partnerships like Fury’s.
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