May 12, 2021 – Los Angeles, California
Iconic skater Tony Hawk will soon have his own NFT, thanks to the Ethernity Chain platform. The new NFT collection will launch on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 12 pm ET and be available for 24 hours.
Hawk recently performed what he insists will be his last-ever 540 skate trick, and the moment in time will be preserved for eternity as an authenticated NFT (aNFT). The winning bidder will also receive the actual skateboard and shoes used in the final trick.
The legendary skater’s last-ever 540 constitutes just part of a coveted collection co-created by influential digital artist Ondrej Zunka, a boyhood fan of Hawk.
“Birdman” will also provide one of his own skateboards, modeled after the inverted handstand and represented as an aNFT. Ethernity plans to raffle the skateboard randomly to a buyer of the aNFT.
The collection is completed by Graffiti Wall, a colorful artwork featuring contributions from skating enthusiasts in the form of messages, drawings and slogans etched on a blank canvas.
Digital artist Ondrej Zunka said,
“I spend a lot of time around skateparks, and there’s always a lot of graffiti everywhere. So I made this public graffiti wall, inviting friends, family and the public to add a note to Tony.
“I’ve created a texture from all of these messages and projected them onto the ramps, so whoever participated is now part of these two NFTs.”
Ethernity, which is committed to bringing legendary figures, real-world collectibles and fan engagement to blockchain, recently released aNFTs of Muhammad Ali, Pelé and baseball star Fernando Tatís Jr. As with Hawk’s collection, each auction also included physical collectibles, such as custom baseball bats and gloves worn by the boxer.
Ethernity is exploring applications for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) within the context of art and philanthropy. It provides a way for celebrities and public figures to endorse digital artwork created by renowned artists. Anyone can purchase each limited edition artwork, with a portion of the proceeds going to charitable causes that the celebrity supports. Ethernity was founded by early Bitcoin investor and NFT innovator Nick Rose Ntertsas. Learn more here.