Tony Hawk Partners With the Sandbox to Open a Skate Park in the Metaverse
Tony Hawk, an internationally acclaimed skateboarder, is planning to build a skateboard park in the metaverse. In addition, a partnership with The Sandbox and Autograph will result in the creation of voxel representations of the skateboarder, which will be used in The SandBox’s metaverse.
Increasing numbers of athletes are taking their virtual worlds to the metaverse so their fans can interact with them. Tony Hawk, one of the most famous skateboarders in the world, announced he would build a metaverse-style skateboarding park. A partnership will be formed with The Sandbox, a metaverse experience based on Ethereum, to create a park where players can take their NFTs and skateboard freely.
He has previously released several NTF collections, even accompanying others with physical skateboards, so this will not be his first entry into the NFT movement.
I have been a fan of new technology all of my life — from the first videogames and home computers with CGI capabilities — so I am fascinated by the metaverse and excited to bring our culture into the virtual landscape of The Sandbox.
Skateboarding enthusiast, he purchased bitcoin back in 2012 after learning about it in the now defunct Silkroad marketplace.
This metaverse platform is becoming a hub for celebrities and brands to explore the metaverse and launch experiences and digital representations of their products based on the Ethereum blockchain. As a result, the game has acquired partnerships with Snoop Dogg, Adidas, The Walking Dead, Jamiroquai, Playboy, and others. Ubisoft and Square Enix have released some of their IPs in The Sandbox’s metaverse, taking the Rabbids and Dungeon Siege to this digital world.
Sources have reported that the company is considering a new funding round that would bring $400 million dollars at a $4 billion valuation. Despite the reports, such a move has not taken place. The Sandbox raised $93 million in its Series B funding round to fund its last capital influx in November.