very day, someone is talking about NFTs, the Metaverse, or why cryptocurrency is the future of money. And the digital art world has grown tremendously since the release of Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, and other recognizable digital collections.
From celebrities to your co-worker, a family member, or a global superstar like Leo Messi, it seems like everyone is jumping onto the trend. Even Kpop supergroup BTS might be launching their own digital collections soon!
Here are some of the biggest celebrities who have jumped in on the hype:
Shawn Yue Man-lok
Shawn Yue Man-lok, a Hong Kong actor and singer, entered the NFT world through collaboration with Christie's. The former model has been building his personal collection, which will be auctioned off online in September 2021.
Highly sought-after NFT pieces from Bored Ape Yacht Club, Cryptopunks, and Meebits were included in the collection. Yue celebrated his 40th birthday on the big day while also raising funds for the Make-a-Wish Hong Kong foundation.
Justin Bieber has been surprising fans with his own collections, especially those who love the variety of colorful bear illustrations. The recently minted collection created by artist Gianpiero is also loved by other celebrities, including Tom Holland and Snoop Dogg.
Not only have NFTs caught the attention of artists, but they’ve also attracted numerous athletes. Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry personally released a collection of 2,974 custom-made virtual sneakers, each priced at US$333 (Rs 2400).
His first set features replicas from his shoe line, which are exact copies worn during incredible on-court feats in games like basketball. These have all been sold out already - however you can still get your hands on an original if desired!
Gunna has revealed that he purchased a unique BAYC for US$300,000 (Rs 2 crores). He posted on Instagram how it was done through cryptocurrency MoonPay and even got the green-sunglassed "Butta" tattooed onto him - proving just what kind of deep love this artist holds towards digital art pieces.
Lionel Messi is an award-winning football player who has been ranked the best in his sport by many people. In August 2021, he launched a collection with three pieces of art from BossLogic depicting historical moments during their careers worth over $3 million in total.
Jimmy Fallon is not one to shy away from the spotlight, and his latest purchase proves it. The Tonight Show host recently revealed on Twitter that he had purchased a Bored Ape ideally suited for any fan of maritime memorabilia at just over $225k (Rs 2 crores).
Snoop Dogg is stepping into the digital space with an introduction of his collection called “A Journey with the Dogg.” The upcoming line will include quotes and moments captured in pictures, as well as the original track titled 'NFT.' There's also a Dogecoin-inspired cryptocurrency created by him named after himself - Snoop Dogg coins.
"I've seen the game change over the years from analog to digital, and I'm always happier when the technology lets fans connect with the artists," the artist said of the launch.