The Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) fever has reached Kenya with Eliud Kipchoge, regarded as the greatest marathon runner of all time, announcing the launch of his first NFT.
Kipchoge’s NFT collection includes digital representations of his career milestone on the Ethereum blockchain. It is digitally signed and officially approved by Eliud Kipchoge himself.
The bidding for Kipchoge’s NFT will take place on the Open Sea auction platform, a peer-to-peer marketplace for rare digital items and crypto collectables.
About Kipchoge’s NFT
Kipchoge’s NFT is backed by Momentible.io, a platform that curates NFT collectables of legendary moments while giving athletes and musicians the opportunity to immortalise their legendary moments as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
Each NFT moment on Momentible is marked with a unique serial number with guaranteed scarcity and protected ownership guaranteed by the blockchain.
The winner of the auction will receive the artwork in high quality and a personal video message from Eliud to congratulate the new owner. The auction closes on April 8, 2021, at 22:00 Central European Summer Time.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest cryptocurrency objects to go mainstream. NFTs are a subset of cryptocurrency issued on the blockchain. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, they are unique, and, therefore, “non-fungible”.
According to CNN, NFTs transform digital works of art and other collectables into one-of-a-kind, verifiable assets that are easy to trade on the blockchain.
Most recently, the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet which read: “just setting up my twttr” for a whopping $2.9 Million to the highest bidder on the auction, Sina Estavi, CEO of Bridge Oracle.
About Eliud Kipchoge
On 12 October 2019, Kipchoge became the first person in history to run 26.2 miles in under two hours (1:59:40) across a special course in Vienna, Austria.
He has won 12 of the 13 marathons he’s entered during his running career, including the Rio 2016 Olympic Games marathon, and four London marathons.
Kipchoge also holds the marathon world record hitting a time of 2:01:39, set at the 2018 Berlin marathon, and knocking a huge one minute and 18 seconds off the previous record.