Tennis star Naomi Osaka shows interest in Dogecoin, launches NFT


Naomi Osaka, Japan’s top tennis player, revealed to diversify her investments in cryptocurrency after noticing the surge around Dogecoin (DOGE), led mainly by Elon Musk.

In a recent Bloomberg interview, Osaka revealed that she spoke with her cryptocurrency agent after reading about Dogecoin and its possibility of “appearing”.

The tennis legend attributed that Twitter’s crypto ecosystem is the main source of her interest in Dogecoin’s investments, long before she spoke to her agent about it.

Osaka has also joined the non-fungible sign (NFT) space of launch a collection of rare tokens before the start of the US Open.

Back in April, Osaka launched a six-piece collection of 1-of-1 NFTs in collaboration with its sister, Mari Osaka, which sold collectively for nearly $ 600,000. Out of the lot, the highest purchase amount for one NFT was $ 200-200, which currently stands as the most expensive sold by a professional tennis player.

Another important sport that has shown a lasting interest in NFT is football. Recently the Paris Saint-Germain football team launched tokens for PSG fans, which kicked off after legendary player Lionel Messi joined the club. Messi’s two-year PSG contract has also reportedly included PSG tokens as part of his fee.

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In addition to sports, major brands like Budweiser and Visa have started acquiring NFTs instead of creating their own tokens. NFTs have also seen support from top entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban, who has invested in building a “scalable AI infrastructure for NFTs”.

Leading musicians like Kings of Leon also receive involved selling NFT-based albums, earning more than $ 2 million in sales. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda was one of the earliest major label artists to release a single as NFT.