The World Poker Tour, one of the leading poker brands, has partnered with Theta Labs to launch its collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Like NBA Top Shots, a website where the NBA sells NFTs of the best basketball moves, the marketplace from WPT will present a digital collection of some of poker's most iconic moments. Professional poker player Mike Sexton is the face of the first launch, with Darren Elias and Tony Dunst also being featured in the “legendary” category. There are also “rare” and “common” packages. WPT NFTs will be auctioned off during the live premiere of new episodes of poker season 18 for a limited time, according to the press release:
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Each week during the episode, the program announcement and promotional segments will direct viewers to the NFT market to queue up, purchase exclusive WPT packages for a limited time and participate in the live auction for a unique legendary poker moment.
The price of the new NFTs is still unclear, but they are unlikely to reach absurd sums of money like NBA Tops Shots tokens, since poker is not as popular as basketball.
Developers are directing their attention to NFTs
While NFTs are typically issued on Ethereum-based platforms, other blockchains are competing to occupy some place in that market. Enjin and Theta are among the most recent projects that are trying to make their presence known in the expanding sector. Zilliqa is also trying to catch up , recently announcing its partnership with boxing champion Terence Crawford. But what's your take on non-fungible tokens? Leave your comment below.See too: NFT: 5 most expensive works of art on blockchain