- Ethernity, an Ethereum-based NFT project, aims to build the largest library of authenticated NFTs.
- Celebrities participating in the first collection include soccer legends Christian Vieri and Paolo Maldini, as well as the DJs Alesso and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
In addition to DeFi, there is another area in the Ethereum ecosystem that is booming right now: non-fungible tokens (NFTs). As TokenAndCrypto reported, one investor turned $130 into a whopping $150,000 in just 3 days last week by buying and selling a digital art piece from the Hashmasks collection. And the boom is already spreading to celebrities.
Ethernity enters the NFT-space
Ethernity, a charity-focused NFT project, announced today that it will auction off numerous artworks by artists and celebrities from the fields of music, film, sports and crypto, among others. Celebrities participating in Ethernity’s first collection include the Winklevoss twins (the founders of Gemini), soccer legends Christian Vieri and Paolo Maldini, Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin, and DJs Alesso from Sweden and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike from Sweden.
Each of the digital artworks is represented as a non-fungible token (NFT) and will available in limited circulation. The pieces feature the celebrities who signed the NFTs.
As the project team explained in a press release obtained by CNF, established digital artists such as Mad Dog Jones and Esteban Diacono were asked to create unique collectible NFTs for each celebrity.
Ethernity is focused on creating one of a kind quality trading card NFTs as well as unique animation art pieces.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity. Ethernity’s goal is to “build the largest library of authenticated NFTs (AFNTs).”
In addition, the Vintage Card Collection was created by Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin, who has raised more than $60 million for children and adults in need through the All In Challenge.
NFTs and basketball are an apparent perfect fit in this regard, given the huge popularity of basketball trading cards in the 1990s. And mainstream interest in digital collectibles is currently growing rapidly. In December, blockchain-based artwork worth $8.6 million was sold.