Several well-known individuals, including Gemini’s co-founders the Winklevoss twins, soccer legends Christian Vieri and Paolo Maldini, and Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin, are set to join the NFT craze. Each will have his own personal digital artwork as a non-fungible token (NFT) on the Ethernity platform.
Digital Artwork On Ethernity With Famous Individuals
Founded by the early Bitcoin adopter Nick Rose Ntertsas, Ethernity is an initiative that explores various applications for non-fungible tokens focusing on art, decentralized finance (DeFi), and charity. It enables celebrities and public figures to endorse digital artwork created by popular artists.
Moreover, Ethernity promises that a portion of the proceeds goes to charitable causes supported by the particular individual.
In a press release shared with CryptoPotato, the project announced its debut collection that includes numerous celebrities. Namely, those are the founders of the crypto exchange Gemini – Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the Italian soccer world champions Paolo Maldini and Christian Vieri, the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers Michael Rubin, and the DJs Alesso, Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike.
As with most similar projects, each digital artwork will be represented as “one of a kind quality trading card NFTs and unique animation art pieces.”
Apart from the names mentioned above, Ethernity has also secured a “vast” amount of NFTs endorsed by other celebrities as its goal is to build the “biggest library of authenticated NFTs.”
The statement provided some of the artists’ names working on the digital art – Mad Dog Jones and Esteban Diacono.
The Growing NFT Craze
NFT is among the latest trends in the cryptocurrency industry as multiple celebrities have already taken advantage of the option to have their art digitalized.
The Star Trek star William Shatner sold 125,000 blockchain-based NFTs in hours consisting of unique pictures of his legendary career.
The heiress to the Hilton Hotel empire, Paris Hilton, and the actor and investor Ashton Kutcher followed in late 2020 as they raised thousands of dollars in Ethereum for charity.
Most recently, the popular YouTuber Paul Logan also got on board. Additionally, the prices of some of the digital artwork could go to extreme highs as users could spend up to six-figure amounts for one NFT.