The Australian Zoo, a well-known animal sanctuary owned by Steve Irwin’s widow Terri Irwin or Crocodile Hunter, has launched a non-fungible token (NFT) project called the “Wildlife Warriors.”
Wildlife Warriors is also the name of a non-profit organization founded by Irwins in 2002, with a focus on protecting injured, threatening, or endangered wildlife. All profits from the sale of NFTs will be donated to the Australian Zoo and Wild Warriors conservation efforts.
The NFT Collection is part of the Australia Zoo’s 20th Anniversary, allowing users to sign up for a permit list to gain early access to future drops. However, the specific number of NFTs, the layer of rarity, utilities, and pricing details are sparse at this stage.
“A rare NFT project consists of a series of drops, each focusing on the animals of a different Australian Zoo wildlife warrior. NFTs are randomly generated, non-deterministic, utility driven, 100% to buyers. It will be unique, “said the announcement.
NFT was created by Algorithm, which boasts the world’s first carbon negative blockchain, and was developed in collaboration with Australia-based NFT startup Meadow Labs.
Australia Zoo is excited to launch the Wildlife Warriors NFT project with Meadow Labs and the world’s first carbon negative blockchain, Algorithm. We are committed to building a sustainable future for flora and fauna. For exclusive VIP access, please visit https: //t.co/Vag0Zw9I9f. pic.twitter.com/KmxfOfIJb2
— Australia Zoo (@AustraliaZoo) May 4, 2022
Sportemon Go is no go
Despite signing a three-year sponsorship deal with pro-Scotland football team Hibernian FC (also known as Hibs) last September, NFT and fan-token platform SportemonGo (SGOX) have closed their shops this week.
Rangers FC sponsors Andy Robertson of Liverpool FC, Luke Shaw of Manchester United and Callum Hudson Odoy of Chelsea FC have signed approval agreements, so the company has made a strong foray into professional football. It seems to have been done.
According to Edinburgh News, the company signed a multi-year, six-digit deal with Hibs, but failed to launch the team’s fan tokens and had funding issues. SGOX token.
Sports Pro Media also said on Wednesday that SportemonGo is working on a “friendly” termination deal with all its partners, including the project. Post Tuesday’s tweet suggests that investors can recover their losses through token swaps.
1) So SportemonGo .. If it really went bankrupt …
Cryptography is very speculative (as you risk losing your shirt), but it’s legitimate in that context. Rangers have the right to accept sponsorship from that market and it’s not their job to do what regulators can’t do …
— Andy McGowan (@ Bobmcphail1872) May 2, 2022
Leeds United launches NFT to support Ukraine
Speaking of professional football, the English Premier League’s Leeds United has launched 11 one-on-one NFTs to support the humanitarian appeal of Ukraine.
The collection is called the “Ukrainian Shirt” and the NFT features 11 tokenized Leeds jerseys digitally signed by the player. The winning bidder will receive two game hospitality tickets on May 15th. This is a pitchside tour with former Leeds greats and participation in one open training session.
At the time of this writing, the highest bid of $ 1,470.96 is for a tokenized jersey belonging to the 23rd Kalvin Phillips, which is popular among Leeds fans.
Hyundai drops 9,500 NFTs
South Korean car giant Hyundai plans to drop a collection of 9,500 NFTs as part of its upcoming Metaverse project.
The “Shooting Star” NFT is scheduled for pre-sale of 3,000 tokens on May 9, and 6,500 tokens for general sale the next day. All are priced at 0.15 Ethereum (ETH) Pop, or $ 440 at the time of writing.
The NFT acts as an access path to the Hyundai Metamobility Universe, and Hodler’s NFTs are automatically converted to “metamobility” NFTs when the platform is launched. There is no specific explanation of how useful NFTs will be, but after conversion, each will have a new and unique design.
The official website of Hyundai Metamobility Universe has opened! https: //t.co/FjAryI1FMi
Are you ready for the adventure? pic.twitter.com/gOURKLSD4X
— Hyundai_NFT (@Hyundai_NFT) May 2, 2022
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Cybersecurity expert Malwarebytes Labs has identified and disclosed the growing popularity of ape-themed airdrop phishing scams among cryptocurrencies and NFT scammers.