Legendary skateboarding champion Tony Hawk is entering the world of NFTs as the champion has partnered with The Sandbox to build the largest virtual skatepark in the Metaverse.
Tony Hawk won tons of skateboarding competitions in the 80s and 90s, and now he’s coming back with new and exciting announcements about his skatepark in The Sandbox. Tony Hawk has previously been busy conquering the X Games and video games.
The partnership also features the NFT platform Autograph – it will feature different avatars that the players can buy and skateboard with other players in the skatepark.
“I have been a fan of new technology all of my life – from the first video games and home computers with CGI capabilities – so I am fascinated by the metaverse and excited to bring our culture into the virtual landscape of The Sandbox,” said Tom Hawk.
Tony Hawk isn’t new to the world of tech and games. Back in 1999, he released the first installment of the popular video game series “Tony Hawk Pro Star.” The most recent sequel just sold 1 million copies – in the first ten days!
Tony Hawk was able to land a 900 (900 is a very difficult skateboarding technique) at the X Games in 1999. The skateboard he performed the trick with will have a digital replica, and it will be sold as a digital asset in the game.
The announcement comes as we see ourselves in the crypto winter. Bill Gates, on the other hand, called NFTs “Based on greater fool theory.”
According to Wikipedia, “the greater fool theory suggests that one can sometimes make money through the purchase of overvalued assets — items with a purchase price drastically exceeding the intrinsic value — if those assets can later be resold at an even higher price.”