Lebron James is ready to hitch a rising checklist of celebrities leaping on the NFT bandwagon. The L.A. Lakers ahead was seen submitting 4 trademark purposes for NTFs and digital collectibles.
The submitting was identified on Twitter by trademark lawyer @KondoudisLaw. It was not instantly clear when, and on what platform the gathering will likely be launched. CoinGape was unable to instantly attain James for a remark.
The 37-year previous basketball star isn’t any stranger to the crypto world. Earlier this 12 months, he appeared in a Superbowl spot for crypto.com , seen interacting along with his youthful self.
Digital collectibles that includes James are additionally already obtainable on the NBA’s formally licensed “Top Shots” market, which is operated by Dapper Labs. Final April, a prime shot that includes a slam dunk by James bought for $400,000, Yahoo Sports reported.
Rising variety of celebrities enterprise into NFTs
James’ foray into NFTs will see him be part of a rising checklist of celebrities and artists within the house. On Tuesday, music producer SIA revealed she was an energetic participant on NFT market OpenSea, beneath the pseudonym Bianca_de_Medici. The artist additionally has a twitter handle beneath the title with over 18,000 followers.
Rapper Snoop Dogg had released an NFT collection final 12 months that includes reminiscences from his early years. Socialite Paris Hilton launched a Barbie-themed collection that bought for $1.1 million, whereas rapper Eminem raised $1.8 million by a giveaway. Tesla proprietor Elon Musk has additionally been an energetic participant within the NFT group, just lately rumored to have purchased a Bored Ape NFT for 600 ETH.
The rising movie star involvement highlights a growth in NFTs since 2020. The worth of the NFT market surged to $24.9 billion in 2021, from $95 million in 2020, in accordance with knowledge from Dapp Radar.
Whereas their momentum seems to have slowed down in 2022, NFTs seem to have turn out to be a mainstay within the crypto group. The rising reputation of the Metaverse has additionally boosted the idea of digital possession espoused by NFTs.