Sunny Leone has become the first ever Bollywood actress to sell and mint an NFT. Her collection stands apart as unique in the market as it’s a hand-animated art.
The former adult-star turned Bollywood actress joins the ranks of International celebrities like- Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Ellen Degeneres, who ventured into NFT.
Announcing her first ever NFT sale, Leone took to Twitter saying, ”HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE, with the first NFT’s sold and minted! The MISFITZ collection by @SunnyLeone becomes the first Bollywood actress to sell and MINT an NFT Chart with upwards trend #NFTNYC #sunnyleonenft #NFTs #firstbollywoodstartosellanNFT We did it EVERYONE !!!!!!! We are on the chain baby!”
She named it as the ‘Misfitz collection‘ and the pre-sale went live yesterday.
”We are selecting a lucky few who will have access Pre-sale Day 1. A select few MISFITZ community members who signed up early access will receive a link to mint! Are you ready?” tweeted Leone.
In addition, the other Bollywood stars who have ventured into the NFT space is Amitabh Bachchan. However, his NFT auctions would take place during the first week of November, 2021.
Apart from Sunny Leone and Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan has been roped in to advertise Chingari app as a brand ambassador.
Chingari is a newly-launched app in India that connects videos with blockchain technology. Another famous B-town star Ranveer Singh is the face of CoinSwitch Kuber, a leading crypto exchange platform in India.
India Goes Wild Over Cryptocurrency
India has a population of 1.3 billion people and is the second most populated country in the world, after China. Millennials in India are ditching the traditional stock market and throwing their weight behind cryptocurrencies.
At present, 100 million people in India have invested in crypto and the numbers are the highest in the world. The United States comes at a distant second with close to 30 million crypto investors. Russia has 18 million and Nigeria has 13 million investors and fall in the third and fourth position respectively.
India Loves Shiba Inu
When the second wave of Coronavirus battered India during April and May, 2021, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin donated $1.5 billion worth cryptocurrencies to help the country come out of the crisis. Among these, Vitalik had donated a staggering 50 trillion Shiba Inu coins which eventually led to buy medical equipment’s.
As a result, SHIB saved lives across India and is kept close to heart among Indian investors. When the coin shot up +900% in October, 2021, Indian investors hysterically purchased SHIB coins and ended up crashing their top exchange platform WazirX.
WazirX was unable to keep up with the heavy load and froze mid-way leading to thousands of pending buy and sell orders.