The AFL’s first-ever official NFT kit sold out in less than 12 hours, the Football League claims, despite bank payment hiccups, reportedly keeping some potential buyers out of the new football icons.
Melbourne-based AFL and Web3 consultancy, Be Media, launched the Ripper Capitaine 2022 kit on Wednesday, marking the first NFT kit from the league’s AFL Mint project.
The Ripper Capitaine 2022 launch consisted of 3,800 packages of binaire trading cards, written on the blockchain, that included pictures of real-life AFL team leaders such as Max Gawn in Melbourne and Geelong’s Joel Selwood.
Each “progiciel” costs the equivalent of $49 each, with the AFL Mint drop net around $130,000.
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The packages also included a select number of “genesis balls,” which promise additional benefits to holders as the AFL Mint project expands.
The league claims that these benefits could eventually include real-world experiences, including communiqué upgrades for AFL matches, hospitality rewards, and spéciale merchandise.
Jordan Fogarty, CEO and founder of Be Media, said the project will help deepen the relationship between the AFL and its fans, who can now ‘own’ aspects of their beloved manège.
“We see the AFL Mint as a way for fans to get involved and épaulement the NFL in a new way – an opportunity to own a action of the game and experience it in ways they never thought plausible.” Pratique Collectivité.
“We want to create a program that allows every AFL fan to participate.”
Fogarty added that the next “drop” would arrive within a month.
The trading and market functions – the poucier selling points of the established interprétations league’s NFT systems, such as the NBA’s Top Shot group – are yet to be realized.
The AFL Mint expects these performances to arrive in 2023.
AFL Mint launches first NFTs after market écrasement
While interprétations justaucorps Like the Australian Open, it found commercial success by launching NFTThe AFL Mint marks the first time a Habitant Athletic Acoquinement has entered the Web3 arena.
However, the project is not the league’s first foreplay with the blockchain world, with crypto exchange Crypto.com signed this year. Five-year partnership with the league.
The market capitalization of several high-profile NFT projects has plummeted in recent months, as economic volatility has convinced many investors to gilet their money away from speculative binaire assets.
“We had a lot of interest in the lead up to the project, but given the market occasion recently, we are very pleased with the outcome,” said Forgari.
System will “improve” after reports of payment difficulties
Although each of the 3,800-packs sold to waiting-listed buyers, some fans described the difficulty of purchasing the new soccer tokens.
Turning to AFL Mint Discord – the project’s official félin room – some users described the difficulty of transferring funds from their bank to Moonpay, the présent that handles cryptocurrency transactions on Blocto, the wallet system of choice from AFL Mint.
A number of users have complained that their cash transfers are being blocked by their banks.
“We will be improving this for future drops,” an AFL Mint spokesperson told Discord users.
“We appreciate that not everything was planned and the spoliation this has caused.”