Ozzy Osbourne, the British heavy metal legend, has decided to step into the NFT realm with his first collection called Cryptobatz. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are digital collectibles supported on the blockchain network. With its collection, Osbourne is also pioneering a new feature associated with its NFT pieces called MutantBatz. This specific feature will allow Osbourne’s NFT pieces to mutate with other NFTs held by buyers and create a new NFT piece. So far, NFT makers like Bored Ape Yacht Club, SupDucks and CrypToadz have teamed up with Osbourne to have their NFTs mixed in with their pieces.
A total of 9,666 bat-inspired NFT pieces will be revealed by Osbourne in January 2022.
The bat theme from Osbourne’s NFT collection recalls an infamous moment on the singer’s stage when he bit off the head of a bat while performing in Des Moines, Iowa, USA in 1982 and thought it was made of rubber.
“I’ve been trying to take part in the NFT campaign for a while, so when I asked about it [my wife] Sharon for a bored monkey for Christmas after several failed attempts to buy my own and she said no, I decided to create my own, “Osbourne told The Rolling Stone.
A pre-sale for the project is now open on CryptoBatz’s Discord channel. In addition, 2,500 guaranteed CryptoBat pre-sale whitelist passes are made available exclusively through the same channel.
Successful applicants can mint up to three CryptoBatz per digital wallet.
The general public will be able to shape the Osbourne NFTs in early February.
Later in the year, the singer will launch a treasure hunt game for CryptoBatz owners in which up to 100 mutated NFTs can be won.
In the third quarter of 2021, NFT sales rose to $ 10.7 billion (roughly Rs 79,820 billion), more than eight times the quarter-on-quarter figure, according to data from market tracker DappRadar.
Rising sales and high prices for NFTs have amazed many, but the multiple growth shows little or no depreciation.
Recently, other artists like Kings of Leon and Grimes have auctioned off some NFT pieces as well.
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