The week in NFTs: Super Bowl tickets, John Legend's OurSong, The Walking Dead and more

Saumya Garg

Here’s your weekly roundup of the happenings in the world of NFTs.

Tampa Bay home being sold as NFT in first-of-its kind real estate sale

Leslie Alessandra is selling her four bedroom, two and a half bath Gulfport house for a starting price of $650,000 worth of cryptocurrency, Tampa Bay Times reports. As part of the transaction, the home ownership documents will be converted into an NFT which will be swiftly transferred between wallets on sale.

Farrah Fawcett's iconic red swimsuit poster to be sold as NFT

Farrah Fawcett's iconic red swimsuit poster that sold a whooping 12 million copies will now be auctioned off as a limited number of NFTs during an April auction, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation announced. The proceeds will be used to support HPV-related cancer research, prevention and awareness.

NFL offers Limited Edition NFTs to celebrate Super Bowl LVI

The NFL in partnership with Ticketmaster will be giving Super Bowl LVI attendees "a complimentary, customized NFT featuring their unique section, row, and seat to commemorate gameday, providing a digital keepsake from their Super Bowl experience."

Martin Iosefo to launch NFT at midnight

Recently retired Rugby star Martin Iosefo is set to launch his first set of NFTs in collaboration with NFT Performers, a group of NFT professionals focused on generating extended revenue opportunities for retired players and artists. Commemorated to his 50th World Sevens Series event, the NFT collection will include artist's rendering of Iosefo's images available as digital assets as well as physical products such as T-shirts, coins, jerseys etc.

FCF announces 'Ballerz Collective', one of the biggest NFT drops ever

Fan Controlled Football (FCF) has launched 8,888 unique Ballerz Collective NFTs for each of its four teams - The Gutter Cat Gang, The Bored Ape Yacht Club, Knights of Degen, and Team 8OKI. Per the news release, the collection of NFT avatars will provide their owners "team governance rights, play-to-earn game mechanics, and unique real-world access and VIP experiences at FCF's brand new, state-of-the-art venue at Pullman Yards in Atlanta".

Sports Illustrated Covers NFT collection

OneOf and Sports Illustrated are set to release NFTs for Sports Illustrated Covers of iconic stars such as Billie Jean King, Muhammad Ali, Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice. The first installment of the collection will be launched after the Super Bowl on Feb 13 and will feature football stars Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Dick Butkus.

Olympic Games Jam: Beijing 2022

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a play-to-earn mobile game with developer nWay that will allow players to compete for and trade Olympic NFT digital pins via arcade-styled winter sports challenges. The game will be available for free on the Android and iOS platforms from Feb 3.

John Legend launches NFT based "social commerce platform", OurSong

Happy Company's OurSong is the latest music and arts platform for the non-crypto friendly consumer. With the aim to simplify and make NFTs more accessible, the OurSong app enables users to create, share and buy NFTs (or "Vibes") for a few dollars. Users don't need external crypto wallets allowing them to trade the Vibes directly in USD.

BowieBanc goes to auction

David Bowie's original Artist Proof titled "BowieBanc Card" NFT along with the only physical rendition of the artwork ever created is up for auction from Feb 7 to Feb 11. The auction is sponsored by DAYstrom and will be available on the OpenSea platform.

'The Walking Dead' NFTs

Per a Feb 2 news release, AMC and Orange Comet, Inc have collaborated to launch over 10,000 unique digital art pieces featuring iconic past and current characters from the award-winning series, 'The Walking Dead'. The collection will also include 750 original dynamic NFT animations based on scenes from the series. The art pieces are expected to be priced at $50 each and the animations at $250 each.

US Treasury Dept forewarns NFT traders of possible money laundering risks

The US Dept of Treasury released a study on the facilitation of money laundering through the trade in works of high-value art. The report mentioned, "Furthermore, NFTs can be used to conduct self-laundering, where criminals may purchase an NFT with illicit funds and proceed to transact with themselves to create records of sales on the blockchain. The NFT could then be sold to an unwitting individual who would compensate the criminal with clean funds not tied to a prior crime."

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