“You don’t have to be a crypto expert to buy, sell, and collect NFTs. OneOf and eBay are bringing transformative Web3 technology to the next 100M non-crypto-native mass consumers,” said OneOf CEO Lin Dai.
eBay, the e-commerce giant, has launched its first non-fungible token (NFT) along with a host of other tokenized collectibles that feature Wayne Gretzky, a National Hockey League legend.
eBay Collections Variations Developed in Partnership with OneOf
The NFT collection shows animated versions of Gretzky, mainly inspired by sports with magazine covers. They come in four main rarity tiers, including:
- Green at 299 editions each.
- Gold at 199 editions each.
- Platinum at 99 editions each.
- Diamond at 15 editions each.
The collections are available for sale on eBay, but only a limited-edition gold, platinum, and diamond tiers worth USD 25, USD 100, and USD 1500 have already been sold out.
In the announcement released by eBay, the collection was created in partnership with OneOf, an environmentally-focused platform that supports “energy efficient blockchains” for the development of NFT collections.
eBay originally enabled NFT listings around mid-2021 but is yet to integrate blockchain tech for sale in its marketplace. On the official drop, a redemption link is sent to users with an in-platform messaging to receive the NFTs outside of the platform.
NFTs Minted on Polygon Blockchain
The NFTs were created on Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform, and they can be put up for secondary trading on OneOf. So far, secondary trading for the NFTs has been low, with the platinum tiered tokens only getting three user listings at floor prices of USD 199. One user has also sold the gold tier NFT for USD 69.
eBay vice president of collectibles, electronics, and home, Dawn Block, when commenting on the drop, pointed out that the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are helping to revolutionize the collectible space. She also pointed out that they are looking forward to bringing NFTs to mainstream collectors around the globe.
“Through our partnership with OneOf, eBay is now making coveted NFTs more accessible to a new generation of collectors everywhere. This builds upon our commitment to deliver high passion, high-value items to the eBay community of buyers and sellers,” explained the vice president.
Lin Dai, the CEO of OneOf supported the views of the vice president, pointing out that they are working together to ensure NFTs are more accessible to all, including those not conversant with cryptos.
“You don’t have to be a crypto expert to buy, sell, and collect NFTs. OneOf and eBay are bringing transformative Web3 technology to the next 100M non-crypto-native mass consumers,” emphasized Dai.