One of the most successful sportspersons, Tom Brady, looks to take advantage of the growing mania of non-fungible tokens. The legendary quarterback has announced intentions to release his own NFT platform called Autograph.
- The 43-year-old Brady is arguable the most successful American football player with a mind-blowing record as a seven-time Super Bowl champion.
- According to a CNN coverage, the quarterback has set his sights on perhaps the most quickly growing in popularity and use cases cryptocurrency field in the past few months – non-fungible tokens.
- By launching an NFT platform called Autograph, Brady plans to bring together notable names from various industries, including sports, fashion, pop culture, and entertainment. They will be able to develop personal unique digital artworks.
- Autograph’s co-founder and CEO, Dillon Rosenblatt, commented that the platform will enable the creation and release of “NFTs and ground-breaking experiences to a community of fans and collectors.”
- Autograph will have Brady and Richard Rosenblatt as co-chairs. Additionally, the initiative will also have an impressive advisory team including Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino, DraftKings co-founders Jason Robins and Paul Liberman, and more.
- The popularity of NFTs has seen exponential growth in recent months, with some artworks being sold for mind-blowing amounts – the record currently goes for Beeple’s “The First 5,000 Days” that went for $69 million.
- It’s worth noting that the NFL legend is not the first sport-related figure to seek NFT exposure. Other US-based leagues, like the NBA and the MLB, have already shown the desire to launch NFTs to bolster fans’ interest.
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Author: Jordan Lyanchev