Nifty News: NFL All Day opens to the public, Boss Beauties go to Hollywood and more…
Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins is jumping on the NFT train, while lovers of fine art are set to enjoy a fancy exhibition event in Decentraland next week.
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NFL fans at large will now be able to get their hands on digital keepsakes of their favorite football stars after Dapper Labs’ NFL All Day NFT finally opened to the public after a seven-month-long closed beta.
On Aug. 18, The National Football League (NFL), the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), and Dapper officially launched the project and announced the first public NFT drop, a pack of four NFTs dubbed “Headliner” consisting of four different new player moments.
Users will have the chance to get their hands on NFTs depicting popular players such as Tom Brady, Trevor Lawrence, Javonte Williams, and Jalen Ramsey. There will be a total of 22,500 packs on sale for $59 a pop.
The NFTs come in different rarity tiers of common, rare and legendary, with just 187 packs containing a highly sought after legendary NFT.
Much like Dapper’s first officially licensed NBA Top Shot project, NFL All Day offers tokenized player and team collectibles depicting various in-game video highlights known as “moments”. There are also GameFi elements added to the experience via avenues such as collector challenges to earn rewards in NFTs, game tickets, VIP experiences, Jersey’s etc.
The project has been in closed beta since February, and has generated more than $37 million worth of sales to date according to data from CryptoSlam.
“Last year’s soft launch brought in a surge of early adopters who began collecting video highlight NFTs of NFL plays and we plan to grow the number of users significantly with the official launch of the platform,” noted Joe Ruggiero, the senior vice president of consumer products at the NFL.
NFT start up pens Hollywood deal
NFT start-up Boss Beauties has penned a representation deal with major Hollywood talent agency WME.
As part of the deal, WME will rep the company across the entertainment sector as it works to secure Boss Beauties intellectual licensing (IP) deals in film, Wb3, gaming, events, brand partnerships etc.
The Boss Beauties project consists of 10,000 unique tokenized digital art portraits depicting female avatars with various career choices such as CEOs, pilots, doctors and astronauts. The collection reportedly sold out in 90 mins after launch in September.
The project has generated more than $48.3 million worth of sales to date, with a portion of the proceeds from primary and secondary sales going towards empowering women via mentorships and scholarships.
CryptoPunks creators Larva Labs signed a similar deal with competing agency UTA back in September.
Metaverse Art Week 2022
Decentraland, one of the biggest Metaverse platforms in the blockchain sector, is set to host the third-annual Metaverse Art Week event in its virtual world between Aug. 24 and Aug. 28.
The event will see a wide array of curated NFT art being featured from big names such as Sotheby’s, OpenSea, Artnet, while there will also scheduled panel discussions, a virtual outdoor sculpture garden and a 3D interactive art wall.
“The third annual Metaverse Art Week will explore how the human spirit is hardwired to elicit an emotional response when presented with art inspired by mathematical designs present in nature, and how metaverse technology is pushing the boundaries of programmatic art and redefining what an immersive experience is,” the Decentraland team wrote in an announcement shared with Cointelegraph.
From Golden Globes to NFTs: Sir Anthony Hopkins
Renowned 84-year-old actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has jumped aboard the NFT gravy train by announcing The Eternal Collection, a set of 10 digitally animated NFT pieces depicting Hopkins as various Jungian psychological archetypes.
The various 1-of-1 NFT artwork pieces feature realistic digital renderings of Hopkins’ face as the Hero, the Rebel, the Magician, the Sage, the Ruler, the Explorer, the Lover, the Creator, the Giver, and the Jester. The auctions are set to go live on OpenSea on September 16. The Face of each art piece will also be used to create 100 profile picture NFTs for each of the 10 pieces, equating to 1,010 NFTs in total. The project is in collaboration with Web3 media company Orange Comet.
The Eternal Anthony Hopkins: Orange Comet
Other Nifty News:
The Australian Football League (AFL)’s first limited edition drop of NFTs sold out in just under 12 hours on Wednesday. The project is called AFL Mint, and follows a similar format to NBA Top Shot and NFL All Day. The first “Ripper Skipper 2022” drop consisted of 3,800 packs which generated more than $130,000 in revenue for AFL Mint.
Solana-based wallet provider Phantom launched a new burn feature on Thursday which enables users to remove spam NFTs sent by scammers.