With the interest in Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) growing daily and more celebrities and as industry executives become involved, it’s not a surprise that there is a planned auction of an NFT of a Kobe Bryant autographed Black Mamba package that is being auctioned on September 20.
According to WISeKey International Holding, which is a leading cybersecurity, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and IoT (Internet of Things) company, it has announced that, in conjunction with Polygon, and GDGC Enterprises, a New York-based NFT and luxury asset advisory, will take part in the NFT of Kobe Bryant Autographed Black Mamba Package being auctioned by GDGC Enterprises into its WISe.Art Platform.
— WISeKey (@WISeKey) September 16, 2021
Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s CEO said in a written statement, “We are excited to have the Black Mamba NFT package auctioned through our WISe.Art platform. Our WISe.Art NFT platform is a fully fledged marketplace with its own digital currency, has the ability to include curators and multipliers, while-labeling options and special NFT designs.”
Back in 2013, the deceased Los Angeles Lakers legend signed the Black Mamba watch.
The watch features a manual winding brushed movement, 27 jewels, mono-metallic balance rotating in a one-minute tourbillon carriage, 18k rose gold and titanium case, ceramic bezel insert, ceramic bezel, skeletonized brushed dial, subsidiary dials for the chronograph and 30-minute registers, brushed serpent form around the tourbillon and registers, sapphire crystal back secured with Kobe Bryant signature, single pusher at 2 o’clock and dial and movement signed by Kobe Bryant with an 18k rose gold and titanium deployment clasp.
The auction will also consist of a limited Edition 1/3 18K Rose Gold Tourbillion Black Mamba watch, designed, and signed by Kobe Bryant, a sneaker signed by Kobe Bryant, and a custom curated digital artwork designed by New York City-based artist Moshé Douglas. The auction will go live on September 20, 2021, through the WISe.Art digital marketplace, with a starting price of $ 1,008,240.
The package has been given a value of a minimum of $10 million, according to GDGC Enterprises. They will donate $50,000 of the proceeds to the Greater Los Angeles Make-a-Wish Foundation.
“That’s going to help us probably grant an additional five wishes this year, which is so important with looking at the last year and how hard fundraising has been in our current environment with the pandemic,” said Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles President and CEO Mike Kallhoff.
NFT stands for non-fungible token and it is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, called a blockchain, and it’s been mentioned more these days in the sports and entertainment world.