YouTube boxer Logan Paul turns himself into an NFT Pokemon card


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Controversial YouTube superstar Logan Paul has jumped on the nonfungible token, or NFT, bandwagon as a part of his newest self-promotion.

Decentralized e-commerce platform Bondly announced Feb. 4 that it’ll create a restricted version of 44 NFTs that includes a “holographic” picture of Paul in his boxing gear mocked up as a Pokemon card.

The NFTs will likely be distributed to public sale winners in Paul’s upcoming Pokemon Field Break.

The YouTuber not too long ago acquired six unopened boxes of first edition Pokemon playing cards from over twenty years in the past, dropping a cool $2 million on the playing cards within the course of.

Every field comprises 36 packs of playing cards, and Paul is auctioning the packs from one of many containers between Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 via the Goldin Auctions sports activities collectibles platform.

Paul will unbox and open the packs on behalf of the public sale winners in a dwell stream on Pokemon Day, Feb. 27, to have fun the twenty fifth anniversary of the sport’s launch.

As a particular bonus, every pack winner may also obtain one of many restricted version NFTs that includes Paul as a Pokemon. The cardboard describes Poke-Paul as a “legendary human”, who’s “tall and thick,” and one of many playing cards particular assaults is a dynamic punch leaving opponents “confused.”

The minimal bid value on every pack of playing cards is $10,000, and of the 24 packs of playing cards remaining on the public sale web site, solely seven have been bid upon to this quantity on the time of writing.

Maybe appreciating that $10,000 represents a considerably excessive degree of entry, Bondly may also be issuing an entire line of Logan Paul NFTs “for many who are unable to make a bid within the public sale.”

These will likely be bought individually via a customized Logan Paul retailer on the platform.

Though initially gaining recognition via his video content material, Paul has additionally efficiently transitioned into the boxing world. He was scheduled to struggle Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition match on Feb. 20, though the match was indefinitely postponed earlier this week.

Mayweather was famously paid to promote an initial coin offering in 2017, which later turned out to be a rip-off.