Tiger King once again proved how relentless he is. Despite being incarcerated, Joe Exotic or Tiger King to millions is set to launch his NFT Collection. Starting Friday, the public can bid on the “Official Tiger King NFT” auction on Mintable.
Tiger King finds an ally
Exotic first announced his foray into the crypto space back in May. He launched his own meme token, $TKing on Uniswap to fund his legal battler, cancer treatment and tiger rescue initiatives. Based on the official website, tiger-king.org, the project is hitting all milestones in its three-phase roadmap. As scheduled, it is now in the last phase.
Despite being controversial, it seems like Tiger King’s pop-culture persona and fame are still bankable. Crypto-backed club MORE is hosting the auction on behalf of Exotic. MORE is the first crypto club in the world. Established in 2018, customers first need to invest a minimum of 5,000 MORE coins to be part of the guest list. Meanwhile, the dancers wore custom QR Codes so customers can tip in Bitcoin. The club held surprise concerts and events featuring celebrities like Migos and Cardi B.
MORE CEO and founder Peter Klamka is not bothered by negative publicity or backlash. He asserts that this project will contribute to his firm’s vision to drive the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology. He is confident in the project because it’s exactly serving the purpose of the NFT Industry. That is, to provide people with access to authentic unique goods that they would otherwise not be able to access. “There’s no better way to engage the mainstream in blockchain technology than to tie in familiar faces and names,” Klamka noted.
Pistol, recordings and more
Exotic is currently serving a 22-year federal prison sentence. However, with the support of Rozenfeld Meyer & Susman entertainment Atty Brad Small, he plans to sell some of his belongings alongside digital items and tokens from the federal prison.
The successful bidders will acquire physical items with authentication papers and 3D digital models of the collectibles. The physical items include Exotic’s favorite pistol and holster, jackets frequently worn on the Tiger King series and authentic audio recordings from prison.
Exotic still hasn’t lost his spirit, he said: “It’s great to have a voice via blockchain technology and I’m honored to be the first to kick off MORE’s celebrity NFTs. Whether you love me or hate me for what you think I’ve done, there’s no doubt that everyone wants a piece of The Tiger King!” 34.3 million people viewed Tiger King within its first ten days of release so that’s not a baseless claim.
More to come from Tiger King
“I’m In A Cage. You Know Why Animals Die In Cages? Their Soul Dies.” It seems like Exotic’s famous line from the Netflix series does not apply to him as he is busier than ever despite being behind bars.
Apart from $TKing, he also launched $CUB. It is a charity token dedicated to “help fix children’s smiles.” It will donate to children’s hospitals, charities and programs that bring children and animals together. $TKING holders will receive $CUB airdrop. $CUB’s marketing and development will cross-promote the $TKING ecosystem.