Comedy legend Steve Harvey dove into the crypto world this week with a new collection of NFTs. The trio of tokens, ranging from video clips to autographed photos, will raise money for charity.
Harvey, a comedy mainstay since the 1980s, is best known for “The Original Kings of Comedy” and “Family Feud“. But he is also the founder of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation. This charity aims to “cultivate the next generation of responsible leaders.”
Harvey’s longstanding passion for charity and innovation made NFTs an obvious next step. “As a boy growing up in Cleveland, I never had the newest things but I’ve always been interested in learning and doing better,” he said in a press release. Using NFTs as a way to give back was a way to merge his many passions at once.
Hosted by Rarible, the collection features Harvey’s most iconic moments. Most notably, a pair of animated GIFs of his “shoe throw” skit and his famous “Excuse me“. Harvey said he chose Rarible because of its ease-of-use, and how it had an “easier entry point, ease of service.”
Steve Harvey, crypto native
But perhaps most striking is that Harvey is interacting with NFTs directly, instead of working through a broker — a sign of his comfort with crypto. He holds both Bitcoin and Ethereum, having researched both extensively. And while his business advisor pointed out the benefits of NFTs, Harvey has long been comfortable with next-gen ventures.
In the end, Harvey’s foray into NFTs is not a quick cash grab — it’s an honest attempt to do social good throguh new technology. And for the many fans of his work, it’s also an opportunity to own a piece of history, and support a worthy charity at the same time.
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