“To purchase, sell, and accumulate NFTs, you don’t need to be a crypto professional.”We’re bringing revolutionary Web3 technology towards the next 1 billion non-crypto-native mainstream users,” OneOf CEO Lin Dai stated.
eBay officially released its first nonfungible token (NFT) drop on Monday, with a series of tokenized items honoring National Hockey League star Wayne Gretzky that went live.
The NFT collection features animated representations of Gretzky based on magazine covers from Sports Illustrated.
They are available in four different rarity levels: green (299 editions), gold (199), platinum (99), and diamond (15). Currently, the collection is available on eBay’s marketplace. Diamond, platinum, and gold tiers worth $1,500, $100, and $25 have already sold out.
eBay announced that the collection was developed in collaboration with the environmentally focused NFT platform OneOf, which uses multiple “energy-efficient blockchains” to generate maintainable NFT collections.
NFT listings first became available on eBay in mid-2021, but the company has not yet incorporated blockchain technology to support its marketplace sales.
Customers will be provided a redemption code via in-platform messaging or email to obtain their NFT beyond the platform for this official drop.
The NFTs were created using the Ethereum scaling platform Polygon and are available for sale on OneOf.
However, secondary trade for the NFTs on OneOf has been limited thus far, with only three individuals offering platinum tier tokens at a floor price of $199, and another individual offering a gold tier NFT for $69.
Dawn Block, eBay’s vice president of collectibles, electronics, and home, commented on the decline, saying that NFT technology is “revolutionising the collectibles industry” and that the company is working to introduce NFTs to popular collectors across the world:
“Thanks to our cooperation with OneOf, eBay is now delivering treasured NFTs to a new generation of collectors all around the world.”This demonstrates our dedication to deliver eBay users and sellers with high-quality, elevated items.”
Similar comments were expressed by OneOf CEO Lin Dai, who stated that the company is working to make NFTs more accessible to consumers who aren’t familiar with crypto:
“To buy, sell, and accumulate NFTs, you don’t need to be a crypto specialist. The next 100 million non-crypto-native mainstream consumers will benefit from OneOf and eBay’s revolutionary Web3 technology.”
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