It’s no secret that NFTs are the hot new “product” on the digital marketplace these days, and your favorite virally shared athlete is making waves in this new medium.
In short, an NFT (or non-fungible token for the brainiacs out there), is a one-of-a-kind digital art piece that can be bought and sold within an online marketplace. It's become a way to support your favorite artists while owning an investible asset on the blockchain.
Known for captivating viewers everywhere from the Ellen Show all the way to Sportscenter, Austin Keen is looking to take over the NFT game next. After months of quietly researching the market, familiarizing himself with the community, and teaming up with two NFT pioneers, AK is ready to make his first of many big splashes in the NFT market.
Coming this Thursday, April 29, 2021, AK is launching his Genesis (debut) NFT, a video montage of him shredding a Mastercraft boat wake on a custom Dogecoin-inspired board (wrapped by the professionals at One 11 Ink). AK pulled everything out of his bag of tricks for this clip, including a smooth 360 shuv-it and even rode his DogeBoard #ToTheMoon in a hilarious ending edit. The token will be available for purchase on the world’s largest marketplace for NFTs, OpenSea.
AK’s been working closely with @NFT (A Mark Cuban Company) to get this project underway. As if that wasn’t enough fire power, AK also had world-renowned actor and singer Drake Bell by his side throughout the entire process. Bell is widely respected as a trailblazer for the NFT market, boasting his own collection on OpenSea and frequently hosting NFT-related chats in his Clubhouse room, the NFTea Room.
The world-champion skimboarder is showing everyone that underneath his signature dreadlocks is a pretty Keen business brain.
NFTs have seen massive growth in popularity over the last few months, mainly due to two reasons:
- They allow everyday people to support their favorite artists, athletes, and personalities by owning one of their unique tokens.
- Many believe the NFT era is just scratching the surface, pushing collectors to buy tokens NOW to sell for profit later.
Now YOU can support AK and own a piece of his jaw-dropping portfolio of stunts. Not only that, but the winner will also get the physical DogeBoard along with their NFT. This is just the beginning of Keen’s NFT journey, so be on the lookout for more of your favorite water sports and travel content by following AK’s Instagram and subscribing to his Youtube Channel as AK continues to propel his brand #ToTheMoon.