William Shatner Makes History on the WAX Blockchain!
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NetworkWire -- For the first time ever, a trove of actor William Shatner's most personal memorabilia is available to the public in digital form on the Worldwide Asset eXchange™ (WAX) Blockchain. Demand when the primary sale commenced on July 30 was so high that the initial 10,000 packs filled with approximately 125,000 digital photographs sold out in just nine minutes. Sales and trades on secondary markets are now booming as collectors are buying, selling and trading photographs from the iconic actor’s personal life and career.
William Shatner is one of film and television's most beloved stars, with a career spanning more than 60 years. The Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor has starred in an endless list of roles that includes Captain Kirk in television's most famous science fiction series, “Star Trek,” to the title role in “T.J. Hooker,” to the iconic Priceline Negotiator in advertisements for Priceline.com.
The scenes in the WAX Blockchain series of Shatner’s memorabilia include a picture of Shatner at the moment he found out his daughter was born, a candid photo of him hugging fellow “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy, and even an image of Shatner’s dental X-rays (the first such collectible image on the blockchain)!
There were two types of packs that went on sale on July 30, 2020, at noon EST on shatnercards.io:
“I’m astonished at how quickly it all happened – nine minutes! My goodness! My hope is that by trading the shard pieces on the various sites that people may find friends they would have never met otherwise,” Shatner said. “The cards themselves represent a beautiful past. The verification of being on the blockchains represents a great future. So we have the past and the future mixing together.”
This is the third such record-breaking NFT sale on WAX since May 2020.
William Shatner Digital Trading Cards on the WAX Blockchain:
William Shatner has been a vocal fan of blockchain-based products for years on social media. “There is a saying that putting something online is forever. I disagree. Putting something on a blockchain is forever,” he said. The blockchain records every aspect of every collectible transaction and stores it forever. These blockchain records can’t be changed by anyone and can be seen by everyone. Therefore, the blockchain is proof that the collectibles are authentic, and they can be traded or sold at any time without ever taking a chance with a buyer or seller because it’s verifiable on the WAX Blockchain.
The series of Shatner’s digital trading cards is made up of a type of blockchain-based collectible, called NFTs (or non-fungible tokens). Every NFT is one-of-a-kind and features unique characteristics that differentiate it from any other NFT, and it can never be counterfeited or duplicated. Collectors purchase packs, which they then oen to reveal the collectibles inside which are cards and/or shards. When you combine the three matching shards for any given card, the full card and its rarity are revealed.
Owners of the William Shatner NFTs can:
Some of the William Shatner NFT trading cards can be combined to create new and more rare collectibles, and others can be redeemed for physical merchandise personally autographed by Shatner himself.
Data for William Shatner cards on the WAX Blockchain includes:
William Shatner Digital Cards Sale Details:
The collection includes:
What Are Collectors Doing with Them?
Collectors are buying and selling the collectibles on secondary marketplaces, including:
This launch is one of a series of NFT sales that WAX has planned for 2020. The most recent NFT sale sold out in 67 minutes, with the prior NFT sale selling out in 28 hours. Read more about The Worldwide Asset eXchange™ Blockchain and Shatner Trading Cards on the WAX blog here.
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