Stephen Curry, the National Basketball League (NBA) megastar, has set to introduce his own version of the Metaverse to NBA’s 650 million fans, filing a “Curryverse” trademark application.
It has been reported that if approved, the United States-based trademark application, filed by SC30 Inc., will grant the four-time NBA champion exclusive rights for “entertainment services, namely, personal and virtual and metaversal appearances.”
However, according to the filing, the Curryverse will also provide “online gaming services in the nature of virtual worlds,” where players will be able to earn both fungible and nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which will be able to be bought or sold at an “online marketplace.”
The report said that the application also covers virtual clothing and goods, business management and investment services, charitable fundraising services, and software as a service (SaaS) featuring software platforms for designing, promoting, selling, and exchanging NFTs, among others.
Likewise, while more specific details of the Curryverse haven’t been announced, the NBA star’s metaverse will likely garner a lot of attention given his 47 million fan base on Instagram and 17.1 million followers on Twitter. While the metaverse-related trademark appears to be a first for Curry, it definitely isn’t his first move into Web3.
In August 2021, Curry first became a part of the NFT community following a $206,000 Bored Ape Yacht Club purchase. The Golden State Warriors player’s liking for golf also led him to invest in LinksDAO — a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that aimed to build the “world’s greatest golf community.”
Thus, Curry has also featured in an FTX advertisement in March as part of his ambassador role with the popular crypto exchange. Meanwhile, just eight days after landing a multi-year partnership with National Football League (NFL) team New England Patriots, blockchain infrastructure firm Chain has just become the official “Web3/Blockchain infrastructure partner” of the Miami Heat.