NBA superstar Steph Curry is preparing to present his own version of the Metaverse to the league's 650 million fans by filing a trademark application for the "Curryverse" on Oct. 26.
If approved, the trademark application, filed by SC30 Inc., will grant the four-time NBA champion exclusive rights to "entertainment services, including virtual and metaversal appearances."
Curryverse will also provide "online gaming services in the nature of virtual worlds," as well as fungible and nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which can be purchased and sold via an online marketplace.
Among the features of the application are virtual clothing and goods, business management and investment services, charitable fundraising services, and software as a service (SaaS) platforms for designing, promoting, selling, and exchanging NFTs.
Curryverse details have not yet been announced, but considering his 47 million Instagram followers and 17.1 million Twitter followers, his metaverse is likely to garner a lot of attention.
Curry's metaverse-related trademark appears to be a first for him, but it is not his first move into the Web3.
Curry joined the NFT community in August 2021 after purchasing the Bored Ape Yacht Club for $206,000.
In addition to his interest in golf, the Golden State Warriors player invested in LinksDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) aiming to create the "World's Greatest Golf Community."
As part of his role as an ambassador for FTX, the NBA superstar appeared in an advertisement in March.
NBA’s Miami Heat gets Web3 sponsor
In the meantime, blockchain infrastructure firm Chain has just been appointed as Miami Heat's official "Web3/Blockchain infrastructure partner" just eight days after landing a multi-year partnership with the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
The Chain Corporation stated in its press release on Nov. 1 that its partnership aims to bridge the gap between the sports industry and Web3 technology by providing products and services that address the complexities associated with overall blockchain management.
Chain's logo will also appear on the Miami Heat player's pre-game shooting shirt, with the blockchain solutions company also set to appear prominently on the team's social media accounts.
FTX signed a $135 million partnership with the Miami Heat in March 2021 to secure the naming rights to its 21,000-seat stadium until 2040, now officially known as FTX Arena.