Steph Curry registers the Curryverse, a universe where players earn NFTs

NBA superstar Stephen Curry filed a trademark application for the Curryverse metaverse on Oct. 26.

In March, the NBA superstar was an FTX ambassador. He also appeared in an advertisement for the popular cryptocurrency exchange.

On Oct. 26, NBA megastar Steph Curry is reportedly preparing to file a “Curryverse” trademark application. This would be the first time a professional basketball player has created a Metaverse.

The United States-based trademark application, filed by SC30 Inc., will grant the four-time NBA champion exclusive rights for personal and virtual and metaversal appearances in entertainment services.

The filing states that the Curry Universe will also offer online gaming services in the form of virtual worlds, where players may earn both fungible and nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which can be bought or sold at an online marketplace.

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.

Since the Curry universe hasn’t been detailed yet, it is likely to draw a lot of attention since his 47 million Instagram fans and 17.1 million Twitter followers are concerned.

Metaverses-related trademarks are not Curry’s first venture into Web3.

After purchasing a Bored Ape Yacht Club for $206,000 in August 2021, Curry became part of the NFT community.

In an effort to invest in the LinksDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) devoted to building the world’s greatest golf community, Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant invested in golf.

In March, the NBA superstar was listed as an ambassador for the popular crypto exchange in an FTX advertisement.

NBA team the Miami Heat has announced it will become a Web3 sponsor.

Chain, a blockchain infrastructure firm, has just become the official Web3/Blockchain infrastructure partner of the Miami Heat, making it just eight days since signing a multi-year partnership with the NFL team.

In its November press release, Chain stated that its partnership will aim to “bridge the gap between the sports industry and Web3 technology” by providing a range of products and services that “simplify the process of managing blockchain systems.”

An Australian media company has gone all in on NBA fan engagement with NBA-branded virtual currencies, or NFTs.

The partnership will also see Chain’s logo be imprinted on the Miami Heat player’s pre-game shooting shirt, with the blockchain solutions company also set to prominently feature on the NBA team’s social media platforms.

In March 2021, FTX entered a $135 million partnership with the Florida-based team to secure naming rights to the Miami Heat’s 21,000-seat stadium until 2040 — which is now officially called FTX Arena.