DJ, entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Aoki has added one of the rarest Ether Cards to his NFT collection with the acquisition of the OG #99 Ethercard NFT – which unlocks exclusive privileges and features on the Ether Cards platform. This, just as Ether Cards has released its Dust token in conjunction with the largest CryptoPunk giveaway of the year.
Today, the price of an Ether Cards OG card ranges from $120,000 to over $1 million on OpenSea. Aoki’s OG card received 100,000 Dust tokens on September 30th and will accumulate Dust continuously. He will be able to exchange Dust tokens for CryptoPunks among other exclusive privileges.
Aoki has in the past partnered with Ether Cards – he utilized its dynamic NFT platform to launch Dominion X, a series of collectible NFTs.
The acquisition of the OG #99 Ethercard NFT unlocks exclusive privileges and features on the Ether Cards Platform, such as the exchange of Dust tokens for CryptoPunks
October 1, 2021; Singapore – Ether Cards, the platform whose technology has brought real-world utility to the creation of dynamic NFTs for Steve Aoki and other prominent public figures, announced today that Aoki, the world-renowned artist, DJ, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, has acquired one of the rarest and valuable NFTs from the Ether Cards Collection – the #99 OG Card. Today, the price of an Ether Cards OG card ranges from $120,000 to over $1 million on OpenSea. Only 99 OG cards exist. Total sales volume for Ethercards on OpenSea stands over 2500 ETH (~US$7,831,400) with over 210 ETH (~US$656,672) in the last week.
Aoki’s acquisition comes just a day after the initial distribution of Dust tokens and Ether Cards’ 27 CryptoPunk giveaway to the Ether Cards community on September 30. The Dust tokens can be used within the Ether Cards ecosystem to exchange for NFTs, participate in exclusive early-access NFT sales, build and manage NFT functionality, and unlock advanced features on the platform amongst other planned future functionality.
Andras Kristof, Ether Cards Founder and CEO, says, “Steve Aoki is a true Dynamic NFT pioneer both as a creator and collector. His own issued Dynamic NFTs using the Ether Cards technology have set a real standard for how an artist can involve and engage their community. It’s a great pleasure to sell the very special #99 OG to Steve.”
As one of the most valuable cards in the collection, Aoki’s OG card received 100,000 Dust tokens on September 30th and will accumulate Dust continuously. As part of the Ether Cards’ giveaway campaign, 1,000,000 Dust tokens can be exchanged for one of the 27 CryptoPunks. Mr. Aoki already owns two CryptoPunks.
Steve Aoki says, “I think that the logical progression of where NFTs are going is a deeper and interactive experience between creators and fans facilitated by attaching real-world utility to NFTs. It’s something I’ve been doing on my own in the Discord channel I started, and now something I’ve been able to do by partnering with Ether Cards who through their pioneering Platform have developed a way to add that interactivity directly to NFTs. Purchasing the super rare #99 OG Ethercard is exciting for me for many reasons especially around the release of Ether Cards’ Dust token. I see it as not only investing in Ether Cards’ long-term success but the market and space as a whole.”
This acquisition marks the significance of Ether Cards position in the Dynamic NFT space as it prepares for the public launch of its NFT self-serve platform. Ether Cards’ self-serve platform allows any artist, brand, athlete, or public figure to create, launch and manage dynamic NFTs to engage, grow, and monetize their communities.
About Ether Cards
Ether Cards is an NFT gamification and monetization platform that connects real-world utility with the digital space. This platform allows talent, celebrities, and projects to connect with their communities in engaging and unique methods, while simultaneously unlocking new monetization channels.
The team behind Ether Cards consists of industry veterans and experts throughout the blockchain sector. With more than 50 years of combined experience behind them, they have supported and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the Ethereum Foundation, Chainlink, Brave and their technology was used to launch LaMelo Ball, Mike Tyson, Steve Aoki dynamic NFTs.
About Steve Aoki
Counting nearly 3 billion music streams to his name, Steve Aoki is a true visionary. Billboard described the 2x-GRAMMY-Nominated artist/DJ/producer and Dim Mak Records founder as “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world.” As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded cross-genre discography that includes 7 studio albums and collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Maluma, BTS, Linkin Park and Louis Tomlinson amongst others.
In 1996, he established Dim Mak out of his college dorm room, a trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel brand. It has served as a launch pad for global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, and The Kills, in addition to being the home of early releases from acts such as ZEDD and Diplo. As a nightlife impresario, Aoki’s legendary Hollywood club night Dim Mak Tuesdays hosted early performances from future superstars such as Kid Cudi, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, and Travis Scott.
A true renaissance man, Steve Aoki is also a fashion designer, author and entrepreneur. In 2012, he founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the field of brain science research with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. In addition, Aoki has pushed his clothing line Dim Mak Collection to new heights, both with original designs and collaborations with everyone from A Bathing Ape to the Bruce Lee estate. Aoki’s multi-faceted journey is chronicled through the Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016) and his memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise(2019). In the summer of 2020, Aoki unveiled his Latin music imprint, Dim Mak En Fuego, continuing to break down musical and cultural boundaries ‘by any means necessary.’