Wasim Akram spearheads Pakistan’s NFT Revolution

Wasim Akram will be the face of Non-Fungible Tokens business in Pakistan.

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram will launch a limited-edition Non-Fungible Tokens in collaboration with Bit Blaze, Game and Binance on Binance’s new NFT platform.

BitBlaze have announced the launch of an exclusive limited-edition collection of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) featuring cricket heroes from Pakistan, including the legendary Wasim Akram.

Previous NFT Collections comprised of media and sports celebrities, such as the singer Lewis Capaldi and England ex-footballer Michael Owen to name a few. Featuring top artists and in-demand content exclusively available on Binance NFT, the upcoming collection is no different.

Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency exchange, will host and sell the NFTs on its forthcoming NFT market place, which launches on June 24.The sale will take the form of a 7-day auction where anyone globally will be able to participate and trading platform. Binance NFT will bring together artists, creators and crypto enthusiasts from around the world with a minimal fee for users and creators alike.

“It’s been incredible to see the rise of digital art collectibles, and I’m delighted to find another avenue to engage with cricket fans all over the world. It’s exciting to think that blockchain technology now gives these incredible memories a permanent home, and a way to capture these special moments in Pakistan’s cricket history,” said Akram.

Abdelhamid Benyahia, Operations Manager at Binance, MENA, said: “We are especially excited to host Bit Blaze as part of our 100 creators on Binance NFT. Their series of cricket NFTs are sure to have a wide appeal, and we are pleased to announce that one of the first NFTs will feature World Cup-winning athlete and global sporting icon, Wasim Akram.”

This particular collection will include never-seen-before images from the unforgettable World Cup final triumph against England in 1992.

Wasim Akram.

In March 2021, Mike Winkelmann— the digital artist known as Beeple sold an NFT of his work for a record-smashing $69 million at Christie’s serving as a catalyst for this booming technology.

Imran Rahim, co-founder of BitBlaze added, “We’re thrilled to be part of the NFT launch, and it’s a privilege to have one of Pakistan’s most-loved celebrities on board. I remember watching Wasim lift the World Cup in 1992 when I was a child, so to be able to present this to the world is an incredible honour.”

Those interested in participating are advised to visit www.bitblaze.co where a guide to purchasing will be published and where fans can also stay informed about further NFT launches.

BitBlaze also plans to expand its offering into other sports, and invites stars in both Pakistan and abroad to offer NFTs to the growing number of digital art collectors.­­­­