Ecommerce giant eBay officially launched its first NFT drop on May 23rd, along with a series of tokenized collectibles featuring National Hockey League (NHL) legend Wayne Gretsky.
The NFT collection features an animated version of Gretsky, inspired by the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. There are 4 different rarities of rarity per token, including 299 Edition Green, 199 Gold Edition, 99 Platinum Edition, and 15 Diamond Edition.
This collection is currently on sale on eBay, but limited edition Diamond, Platinum and Gold tiers worth $1,500, $100 and $25 are already sold out.
According to eBay’s announcement, the collection was developed in collaboration with OneOf, an environment-focused NFT platform that supports multiple “energy-efficient blockchains” to provide a sustainable collection of NFTs.
eBay initially activated its NFT listings in mid 2021, but did not incorporate blockchain technology to support sales in the marketplace. In connection with this official drop, users will receive a redemption link via platform message or email to receive NFTs outside of the platform.
NFTs were issued on the Ethereum expansion platform Polygon and can be raised for secondary trading on OneOf.
OneOf’s secondary transaction for NFTs has so far only seen at least three users listing platinum tier tokens at a low price of $199, while one user has listed a gold tier NFT at $69.
Commenting on the decline, eBay’s vice president of Collectibles, Electronics and Home Dawn Block said NFT technology is “revolutionizing the collectibles space” and emphasized that the company is looking to bring NFT to mainstream collectors around the world.
“Through our partnership with OneOf, eBay is now making NFTs coveted by a new generation of collectors more accessible from anywhere, building on our commitment to providing highly passionate and valuable items to the eBay community of buyers and sellers. to do it.”
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OneOf’s CEO, Lin Dai, reflects similar sentiments, saying that the duo wants to make NFTs accessible to people who are not crypto-savvy.
“You don’t have to be a crypto expert to buy, sell and collect NFTs. OneOf and eBay are bringing innovative Web3 technology to the next 100 million non-crypto mass consumers.”