24/08/2021 Nifty News: Mike Tyson’s ear-biting tokens, the NFT that makes you a TV star, and more…

An Australian TV show is auctioning off an NFT that will see the winning bidder become part of the show next season, while sporting icons Mike Tyson and Lionel Messi have entered the NFT arena.

An Australian TV show is auctioning off an NFT that will see the winning bidder become part of the show next season, while sporting icons Mike Tyson and Lionel Messi have entered the NFT arena. 

Mike Tyson bites the ear off NFTs

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has dropped a series of tokenized collectibles on the heavyweight champion platform of the nonfungible token (NFT) world, OpenSea

The 55-year-old collaborated with digital artist Cory Van Lew to launch the “Mike Tyson NFT Collection,” which consists of 11 one-of-one NFTs up for auction and six open-edition NFTs that range from 50 to 250 copies. 

The collection was released earlier on Friday. The NFTs depict neon-colored illustrations of iconic moments from Tyson’s career, such as knockouts, championship wins and the notorious “ear-biting” escapade.

Tyson's NFT collection: OpenSea

At the time of writing, there are three one-of-one editions with a top bid of 5 Ether (ETH) each, worth around $16,000. However, the prices are likely to climb fast, as the auction doesn’t close until Tuesday. Tyson also stated on Twitter that the buy now editions all sold out within an hour of launch. 

Tyson’s NFT collection was produced by 1ofOne, an NFT creative agency that tailors to A-list celebrities and global brands. 

NFTV star 

In what could either be a great or bad idea, the Australian TV show The Rebound, which screens on the Nine Network, is auctioning off a tokenized episode that will see the winning bidder become part of the show next season. 

Episode 8 of The Rebound explores crypto-economics and has been minted in NFT format on Rarible. The NFT that was minted on Thursday is up for auction now, with bidding set to close in six days; however, there are no current bids at the time of writing.

Along with becoming a regular guest on season three of the show, the winning bidder will also be mentored “in their business or career” as part of the show's accelerator program. “This NFT may be your ticket to a new financial trajectory, and maybe even TV stardom!” the description reads.

Lionel Messi looking to score 

Lionel Messi, arguably the greatest soccer player in history, has joined fellow Barcelona FC great Ronaldinho by entering the NFT space.

The drop is dubbed “The Messiverse” and is set to go live on the Ethernity marketplace on Saturday, which is a platform that produces and sells licensed NFTs. 

The art depicted in the NFTs was designed by Australian artist Bosslogic, and the drop includes a special edition of 50 copies priced at $10,000 each, a limited edition of 2500 copies at $499 each and an open edition worth $50 per copy. 

The artwork of the $10,000 “Man of Tomorrow” NFT displays a futuristic, bionic-looking portrait of Messi, with a cyberpunk style background. Owners of this special edition NFT will receive an extra unspecified “one-of-a-kind” NFT following the drop. 

Vine co-founder working on NFT games

Dom Hofmann, co-founder of the now-defunct social media app Vine, is working on a new NFT gaming project called “Supdrive.” In the Supdrive Discord channel, Hofmann described the project as “an on-chain fantasy console game where the games themselves are NFTs.”

“You can think of it sort of like Artblocks for games. These games all run on the Supdrive Virtual Firmware, a toolkit that allows games to be written in the concise instructions that are gas-friendly and ideal for on-chain storage,” he wrote. 

The Vine co-founder revealed that the first game is called “Origin” and that games developed by the project will have an “old-school arcade-style” similar to Pacman and Asteroid. He hasn’t specified what blockchain he is building on at this stage. 

“As the firmware is upgraded, games will gradually become more sophisticated. Perhaps one day we’ll have Super Supdrive or Supdrive 64,” he said.



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