Naomi Osaka, a prime tennis participant from Japan, has been open about diversifying her investments in cryptocurrency after noticing the hype round Dogecoin (DOGE), which was primarily led by Elon Musk.
In a current Bloomberg interview, Osaka revealed that she has been in talks along with her agent about cryptocurrencies after studying about Dogecoin and its chance to “pop up.”
The tennis legend attributed Twitter’s crypto ecosystem to be the first supply of her curiosity in Dogecoin investments, method earlier than she spoke to her agent about it.
Osaka has additionally joined the non-fungible token (NFT) area by launching a group of uncommon tokens earlier than the beginning of the U.S. Open match.
Again in April, Osaka launched a six-piece assortment of 1-of-1 NFTs in collaboration along with her sister, Mari Osaka, which collectively offered for practically $600,000. Out of the lot, the very best buy quantity for one NFT was $200,200, which at present stands as the most costly offered by knowledgeable tennis participant.
One other main sport that has proven continued curiosity in NFT is soccer. Lately, the Paris Saint-Germain soccer staff launched PSG fan tokens, which took off after legendary participant Lionel Messi joined the membership. Messi’s two-year PSG contract additionally has reportedly included PSG tokens as part of his fee.
Along with sports activities, main manufacturers comparable to Budweiser and Visa have began to accumulate NFTs versus creating their very own tokens. NFTs have additionally seen help from prime entrepreneurs comparable to Mark Cuban, who invested in constructing “scalable AI infrastructure for NFTs” .
Mainstream musicians comparable to Kings of Leon are additionally getting concerned in promoting NFT-based albums, racking up over $2 million in gross sales. Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park was one of many earliest main label artists to launch a single as an NFT.