U.S. online marketplace eBay has launched a collection of non-interchangeable Tokens as part of a partnership with NFT platform OneOf.
“NFT and Blockchain technology are revolutionizing the collection space and are increasingly seen as an investment opportunity for enthusiasts”said eBay Vice President Dawn Block
Genesis’ debut collection includes 3D and animated images of iconic athletes who have appeared on Sports Illustrated covers. Canadian hockey player and four-time Stanley Cup winner Wayne Gretzky was chosen as the first NFT.
“Forty years ago I was grateful to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated, it was a momentous moment in my life. I am honored to give a collectible experience to hockey fans who have followed my career for decades”gretzky said
DJ and producer Alesso and the American National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences had previously announced a partnership with OneOf.
In May 2021, OneOf raised $63 million in a seed funding round. It involved eco-activist Bill Tai, Jack Herrick, Suna Said of Nima Capital, Sangha Capital and the Tezos Foundation.
That same month, eBay allowed users to trade NFTs. Prior to that, Jamie Iannone, head of the company, said the site was considering accepting payments in Cryptocurrencies.