NFL Keeps Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Fire Burning in Postseason

The NFL season may be winding down, but the league is not going gently into that good night. Playoff games are in the home stretch, with teams vying for a coveted spot in Super Bowl LVI 2022 on Feb. 13.

Meanwhile, the NFL’s relationship with NFTs appears to be just gearing up, with the launch of the pro league’s maiden commemorative postseason ticket NFTs.

The NFL’s latest batch of NFTs will be available to fans who attend any playoff game. Even fans watching from the couch can grab one, but they’ll have a limited window to do so before kickoff.

The NFT Journey

The NFL is no stranger to digital collectibles. The league partnered with Dapper Labs, the project behind the NFT-fueled CryptoKitties blockchain game, in September for NFL All Day, digital video collectibles in the form of non-fungible tokens.

Pro athletes have been quick to flock to cryptocurrencies, and their enthusiasm has spilled over into NFTs, too. Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has released a Championship Series NFT collection spotlighting the four championship games he’s played in.

NFL Ups and Downs

While Antonio Brown has been released from Tampa, the moment will live on. It was captured on video and immortalized in an NFT minted by ViralHog and ViralHeir on the Ethereum blockchain.

NFTs serve the purpose as a status symbol, investment, gaming character, or to fuel a collector’s hobby, to name a few use cases. So why would you want to own one?

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