Naomi Osaka, a high skilled 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 latest Bloomberg interview, Osaka revealed that she has been in talks together 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 nonfungible token (NFT) house by launching a group of uncommon tokens earlier than the beginning of the U.S. Open event.
Again in April, Osaka launched a six-piece assortment of one-of-one NFTs in collaboration together 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 costliest offered by knowledgeable tennis participant.
One other main sport that has proven continued curiosity in NFT is soccer. Not too long ago, the Paris Saint-Germain soccer crew launched PSG fan tokens, which took off after legendary participant Lionel Messi joined the membership. Messi’s two-year contract with the membership additionally reportedly consists of PSG tokens as part of his fee.
Along with sports activities, main manufacturers comparable to Budweiser and Visa have started to acquire NFTs versus creating their very own tokens. NFTs have additionally seen support from top entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, who invested in constructing “scalable AI infrastructure for NFTs.”
Mainstream musicians comparable to Kings of Leon are additionally involved 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.