David Beckham turns his hand to NFTs

David Beckham has turned his hand to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and was unveiled as new global ambassador for DigitalBits blockchain on Thursday, as he dips his toe into the water of cryptographic tokens.

An NFT is a distinct cryptographic token that cannot be replicated, which acts as a certificate of ownership for virtual items which cannot be swapped for anything else – allowing artists online to sell that ownership to those who want it.

The former footballer, 46, revealed he had branched out into the Metaverse as he teased an announcement on his Instagram on Wednesday where he was seen kicking a virtual football, before sharing the news with fans.

New project: David Beckham has turned his hand to NFTs and was unveiled as new global ambassador for DigitalBits blockchain on Thursday

David has joined a flurry of stars and brands who have taken an interest in the Metaverse, including Liam Payne, Paris Hilton and Nike.

Confirming the news on Instagram, David said: ‘Stepping into an exciting new world today !!! Thrilled to start my journey in the metaverse with @digitalbitsorg. ‘

‘So excited, huge things to come,’ he added in another comment on the platform.

David is set to embark on new projects to ‘demonstrate the power and potential of DigitalBits blockchain technology’, an announcement confirmed.

Star: The former footballer, 46, teased an announcement on his Instagram on Wednesday where he was seen kicking a virtual football, before sharing the news with fans

Star: The former footballer, 46, teased an announcement on his Instagram on Wednesday where he was seen kicking a virtual football, before sharing the news with fans

Through the partnership, he will launch a series of NFTs and other digital assets on DigitalBits blockchain, letting him connect with fans around the world while also promoting the ‘eco-friendly’ platform.

‘I am delighted to welcome David Beckham as a DigitalBits Global Brand Ambassador,’ founder of DigitalBits blockchain Al Burgio said.

‘I’m looking forward to working with Beckham to bring the transformative power of Blockchain technology to mainstream audiences and help people around the world understand the true potential.’

Technology: An NFT is a distinct cryptographic token that cannot be replicated, which acts as a certificate of ownership for virtual items - allowing artists online to sell that ownership to those who want it

Technology: An NFT is a distinct cryptographic token that cannot be replicated, which acts as a certificate of ownership for virtual items – allowing artists online to sell that ownership to those who want it

New horizons: David has joined a flurry of stars and brands who have launched an interest in the metaverse, including Liam Payne, Paris Hilton and Nike

Advert: He teased the new project by kicking a virtual football on his Instagram

New horizons: David has joined a flurry of stars and brands who have launched an interest in the metaverse, including Liam Payne, Paris Hilton and Nike

Speaking of the move, David himself said: ‘I am always keen to find new ways to connect with my fans across the world. The moment I spoke with Al and the DigitalBits team, I knew that this was a major opportunity to create new experiences for my fans online.

‘I have always taken pride in working with the best teams and I am so excited to work on my NFT collections and more innovations in the future.’

DigitalBits is a layer-one blockchain protocol that prioritizes security, speed, and cost-savings.

The plan: Through the partnership, he will launch a series of NFTs and other digital assets on DigitalBits blockchain, letting him connect with fans around the world

The plan: Through the partnership, he will launch a series of NFTs and other digital assets on DigitalBits blockchain, letting him connect with fans around the world

Any asset can be tokenized on the DigitalBits blockchain, including NFTs created by artists, sports organizations and other brands.

By making micropayments efficient and cost-effective, DigitalBits provides the foundation for real-world mass adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

One of the world’s most recognized personalities, David has a career boasting over 20 years with some of the biggest clubs in the world.

After retiring from playing, Beckham has established himself as a successful businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist working strategically and creatively with many of the world’s leading brands including adidas, Diageo and EA.

Sporting star: David is set to embark on new projects to 'demonstrate the power and potential of DigitalBits blockchain technology', an announcement confirmed

Sporting star: David is set to embark on new projects to ‘demonstrate the power and potential of DigitalBits blockchain technology’, an announcement confirmed

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