William Shatnerâ€™s NFT Collectibles Sell Out at Warp Speed
Fans bought 125,000 non-fungible token trading cards featuring Star Trekâ€™s William Shatner on the WAX Blockchain.
Digital collectibles featuring personal memorabilia from the actor best known as Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise have sold out in just minutes.
Non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards featuring images from William Shatnerâ€™s personal life and career, from the 1930s to today, sold out in nine minutes according to WAX. The online marketplace for virtual items offered 10,000 â€œpacksâ€� for sale, featuring roughly 125,000 digital collectibles in total.
Collectors can now buy, sell, and trade the cards amongst themselves. Some of the scenes included Shatnerâ€™s headshots and characters from his early acting days and there are also more personal moments including him hugging fellow actor Leonard Nimoy, AKA Spock, and even an X-Ray of Shatnerâ€™s teeth.
â€œIâ€™m astonished at how quickly it all happened,â€� Shatner told Cointelegraph, adding he hopes people who purchased the NFTs would be able to find new friends in trading them.
â€œThe cards themselves represent a beautiful past,â€� he said. â€œThe verification of being on the blockchains represents a great future. So we have the past and the future mixing together.â€�
The Star Trek actor has been a blockchain advocate for some time, promoting the technology on his Twitter account. Shatner spoke to Cointelegraph Magazine in June, saying that â€œputting something on a blockchain is forever.â€�
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