Celebrities have been diving headfirst into the NFT space since they’ve gained a surge in popularity. Suffice it to say this has become a common practice. Now, Bill Murray enters the pantheon of celebs that have been releasing NFT collections with the ‘Official Bill Murray NFT 1000’, which are to be based on real stories from the accomplished actor’s life.
With these NFTs, fans of the icon can now own their very own memorabilia, a part of Murray’s history in the form of photos, anecdotes, and much, much more as the collection is to be released in partnership with theCHIVE, a photo, and streaming company.
The idea for this collection was first teased to Murray by Chive Media Group co-founder John Resig way back in 2016, as he recalled talking with the famed actor about the numerous private birthday parties, weddings and sports games he’d crashed over the years, which resulted in a myriad of memorable pictures. “I like them just fine, I was even present for a few… But there are more stories out there, better stories,” said Murray very recently, with him deciding only to release this NFT collection now as “the timing has never been right.”
The collection will feature a 1000 NFT tokens that will each feature a photo and a story behind the particular image, all of which will be written by Murray himself. Though there are only 1000 of these to be released online, a lottery to win just one of them is open online.
In regards to teasing the collection’s release, Resig shared only one of them in a post on Instagram, the post of which shows Murray holding out his Blackberry Clasic and its broken “M” Key.
“This is Bill Murray’s phone,” the caption reads, “It appears to be an 8 year old Blackberry Classic. He’s nicknamed the relic, “Bill Urry” Why? The “M” key doesn’t work. If you’ve received a text from Bill in the last 5 years, the M’s are omitted and I kinda’ love him for it”.
The star of Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day is now most recently set to appear in the MCU’s next installment Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
In addition to Bill Murray, some of the most notable examples of celebrities advocating for or announcing their own NFT projects include Brie Larson sharing her own “lil corner” of the Metaverse, Dolly Parton launching the “Dollyverse” and Katy Perry’s new NFT exclusive piece from “The Witness Tour.”