This week, Phil Ivey will be teaming up with luxury footwear designer The Shoe Surgeon to launch the world’s first multiverse NFT. It will allow collectors to own a piece of poker history and even get the chance to play in a high-stakes cash game with Ivey.
How Moments Works
Described as “the world’s first multiverse NFT” with a mission to “preserve culture-defining moment on the blockchain”, it sounds like a complicated concept. However, after milling it over in my head and reading through the Moments’ website and FAQ, it makes sense.
Collectors will be able to bid on three-dimensional collectibles that represent iconic moments in history. As part of the debut Moments auction, three collectibles are on the docket with the top bidders receiving:
- First Dimension: the highest-bidder will own the bluff heard around the world, when Phil Ivey faced off against Tom Dwan in High Stakes Poker. It is a licensed digital video.
- Second Dimension: the winner of this auction will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to meet Phil Ivey and play against him in a high-stakes poker game. The Moments team will be on hand to make your experience “unforgettable”.
- Third Dimension: this is a pair of sneakers inspired by Ivey’s bluff against Dwan, which can be worn not only in the metaverse but also in real life. This consists of a storyboard that chronicles the creation of the sneaker.
Bidding takes place on Opensea, the world’s largest NFT marketplace using Ethereum (ETH), but other cryptocurrencies will be added in the future. Major wallets are accepted, like MetaMask and WalletConnect.
The Future of Moments
This is a very intriguing product, and it has potential to take off in all realms of entertainment. Think of iconic moments in history that you would like to be apart of, and you might be able to physically get your hands on it. The Moments team carefully curates their drops, evaluating them for the “global significance and impact” – so, we’re super curious to see what items will go up for auction in the future.
Own the Moment. Live the Experience.@philivey @TheShoeSurgeon @SneakerCon pic.twitter.com/DPzn706zXp
— Moments (@MomentsAuction) October 26, 2021
With the three levels of bidding, this could also be like a more experiential version of Cameo. In the way that you could be whisked away to play poker with Phil Ivey in Vegas, what if you could bid on the opportunity to make music with your favourite artist or go on a shopping spree with an iconic socialite?
“We are immortalizing culture’s most significant moments on the blockchain, forever connecting celebrated Icons and events with the collectors who want to own a piece of history; that is what makes Moments special and different” – Meysam Moradpour, General Manager of A5 Labs’ Innovation Lab.
If you’d like to get involved in the first ever Moments drop, the bidding will begin on October 28th at 9PM PST. The auction will be live for 72 hours.
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