Phil Ivey Releases First NFT Collection In Partnership With Ethernity Chain
Phil Ivey has just released his very own officially licensed NFT collection called “The Royal Flush“. The digital collectibles commemorate Ivey’s achievements throughout his professional poker career.
The poker legend released his NFTs in collaboration with blockchain platform Ethernity Chain and NFT artists Impossible Brief.
This isn’t the first time that a prominent poker figure has entered the NFT world.
Back in April, the World Poker Tour (WPT) also partnered with Theta Network for the world’s first real-time NFT marketplace. Following in the footsteps of NBA Top Shot, the WPT released NFTs of exclusive WPT packs featuring some of the tour’s rare and legendary poker moments.
It will come as no surprise if other key poker personalities and brands follow suit, considering NFTs’ increasing popularity these days. Various celebrities, sports personalities, artists, and musicians have now gone the NFT route, giving them a unique platform to make money and engage their fans.
Some of them already made millions by transforming their creations into NFTs, one such example is “Beeple“, a graphic designer and digital artist who was able to sell some of his artworks for over $69 million via an NFT.
A number of popular sports figures have since joined the craze, including football star Rob Gronkowski whose first NFT card collection brought in more than $1.2 million. Given Ivey’s elite status in the world of poker, his very own NFT collection could also gain massive support from fans.
The Royal Flush Collection
Ivey’s collection is named “The Royal Flush“, and comes in five different editions: Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace, all of which are the cards that constitute a Royal Flush. You can buy them using Ethernity Chain’s native utility token ERN.
The Ten Card, representing Ivey’s 10 World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelets, is sold at $199 ERN. The Jack Card, which is available at $500 ERN, celebrates Ivey’s well-rounded poker skills, being a “jack of all trades”.
The Queen Card is sold at $999 ERN and represents the poker legend’s meticulous, intimidating, and domineering persona at the table, reflecting that of a ruling royal. The King Card costs $1,999 ERN, depicting Ivey as the “king of poker”. The Ace Card will be put up for auction with a starting price of $4,000 ERN.
Charity Poker Game
Those who are able to get all of the five cards will join Ivey in a charity poker game scheduled for this fall, which will take place aboard a luxury yacht in Miami.
To learn more about Ivey’s NFT collection, you may head over to Ethernity Chain’s Twitter profile.