eBay launches sports NFT collection via partnership with Tezos-powered platform OneOf

eBay, an online marketplace popular for secondary sales, announced Monday that it will sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) through a partnership with the OneOf, an NFT platform specializing in selling music, sports and lifestyle digital assets.

eBay’s NFT collection will involve digital collectibles of popular athletes such as Wayne Gretzky, a Canadian ice hockey player. Each athlete will have four tiers of NFTs — green, gold, platinum, and diamond — with the green tier including the cheapest NFTs starting at $10.

The firm intends to release more NFT collections of high-profile athletes throughout 2022. 

While eBay officially supported NFTs since May of 2021, this new NFT launch appears to be the first time the company itself is releasing NFTs. 

“Through our partnership with OneOf, eBay is now making coveted NFTs more accessible to a new generation of collectors everywhere,” said eBay Vice President of Collectibles, Electronics and Home Dawn Block in a statement. “This builds upon our commitment to deliver high passion, high value items to the eBay community of buyers and sellers."

OneOf is built on the Tezos and Polygon blockchains, both using a proof-of-stake consensus system.