Steve Harvey launches very first NFT to benefit charity
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Global artist, businessman and philanthropist Steve Harvey is launching his very first non-fungible (NFT) tokens on Rarible.com. Proceeds from NFT’s first sales will go to the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, a 501.C.3 offering mentoring, scholarship and education programs to young people who contribute to their successful development.
The release is scheduled for Friday, May 14 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT. There are three NFTs to choose from:
The first will be minted in 112 editions, a nod to Steve’s childhood home on East 112th Street in Cleveland. Steve Harvey’s classic GIF dates from his comedy debut.
The second NFT includes a Steve Harvey digital signature made up of 3 editions.
The final version of NFT, limited to 1 edition, will be auctioned and will include the tie featured in the NFT autographed by Harvey.
“As a boy growing up in Cleveland, I never had the new stuff, but I was always interested in learning and doing better, ”said Harvey. “And what I have learned doing business all over the world is that there is always something new to create and invest. So, I am excited about NFTs and this new opportunity to give back through the Foundation while raising awareness of this new technology.
Alexander Salnikov, the founder of Rarible.com, has been working in blockchain and cryptocurrency since 2012. “NFTs are fun and the platform makes it easy to create and own the digital item using the Ethereum blockchain (CRYPTO: ETH), ”said Salnikov. “We are honored to welcome Steve’s first NFT drop. He is a pioneer and a global voice reaching out to people around the world. We can’t wait to see the reaction from our global user base. ”
By creating NFTs unique to him and highly recognizable to his audience, Steve and Rarible.com are giving fans and collectors the opportunity to own a Harvey collectible and access memorabilia directly from Steve.
By donating the proceeds from the first NFT auction to his foundation, Steve is donating it to programs that benefit the community while educating his fans. Do good and do well. Steve is paving the way for artists, artists and other creators to fully appropriate their content on this new platform. NFTs are easily the hottest blockchain application since cryptocurrency. Too often communities of color are not in the loop until the opportunity is significantly reduced. Steve wants to shed light on NFTs and encourage other artists, artists and entrepreneurs who own and create content to take advantage of new markets and exchanges.
About Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey is an Emmy®-winning artist, radio personality, motivational speaker, best-selling author, businessman and New York Times philanthropist.
He currently hosts the iconic Family Feud game show and its Celebrity Family Feud spin-off. Starting in 2019 through his production company, Harvey acquired the production rights to Family Feud Africa which he currently hosts. His nationally broadcast radio show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, is America’s most watched morning show. Harvey also made history by moving his talk show “Steve” to Facebook Watch in 2019. In addition, Harvey hosts MISS UNIVERSE®, NFL and major shows globally.
In 2017, he launched Steve Harvey Global (SHG), bringing together his various businesses under one roof and one vision. Reflecting his personal brand, SHG creates and delivers entertaining and engaging content, products and experiences to audiences around the world. Harvey’s platform has helped propel many of today’s emerging tech and entertainment companies. SHG also invests in global companies focused on technology, education and entertainment. As a value-driven investor, SHG strives to improve the lives of communities and individuals through its investments and partnerships rooted in a disciplined approach focused on delivering results. To learn more about Harvey, visit www.steveharvey.com.
About the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation
The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation (SMHF) provides youth outreach services that help develop the next generation of responsible leaders by providing educational enrichment, mentorship, life-transforming skills and global service initiatives. The Foundation strives to be an agent of change by fostering excellence in education, health and social welfare in urban and diverse communities, ensuring that the needs of the whole child are satisfied. Visit https://theharveyfoundation.org/ make a difference today.
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