NFT Success Stories/ NBA Top Shot $230 million in transactions. A LeBron James Moment sold for $208,000. An Anthony Davis Moment sold for $55,000.

NBA Top Shot twitter slogan says: “Witness history. Own the plays. Officially licensed by @nba & @thenbpa. Bringing Basketball to ⛓. Built on @flow_blockchain.” NBA Top Shot (twitter) @nba_topshot

Top Shots are officially licensed by the NBA. NBA Top Shots what is it? It’s a little weird to explain if you haven’t heard of this before, its like trading cards that you can buy, but each card has a video, and each trading card has a unique serial number, that serial number is it’s nft that is stored on the blockchain, and these cards are released in limited sets so if you buy one you own that moment.

A moment could be a when a player makes 3 point shot, or dunks the ball. Each moment (on video) is a virtual sports card that has a unique NFT number that is stored on the blockchain.

Imagine great moments in the history of sports, captured by sports cards, and it comes with a video of that great moment in sports. That’s what you get to own. Whoever buys that card, owns that moment, in that set of cards, according to the NBA.

NBA Top Shot sells moments captured on video like playing cards. You get to own a minted moment of history from an official NBA set.

The prices vary like other collectable cards, depending on who the player is, how rare the moment is, and how many are distributed by Top Shot who can decide to sell 25 limited edition copies of that moment, or 500 copies, each copy with its own unique serial number NFT stored on the blockchain to validate ownership. Moments can be purchased in packs like sports cards, or purchased from other users. Prices per moments can vary widely for example they could range from $10 to $300,000 on any given day.

NBA top Shot accepts credit cards and cryptocurrencies including ethereum, bitcoin and bitcoin cash.

After the purchase, the Top Shot is stored in your digital wallet.

A LeBron James Moment sold for $208,000

Another LeBron James Moment sold for 47.5k

An Anthony Davis Moment sold for $55,000

NBA Top Shot was developed by Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties

NBA Top Shot makes money on pack sales and transaction fees. Dapper Labs, Topshot creator, gets a 5% transaction fee on sales. The NBA players union gets a cut of each sale.



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