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Displaying Your NFT Collection Without Breaking the Bank

The great thing about digital collectibles, or NFTs, is that they are, well, digital. Having your collectibles exist on the blockchain means that they are easily sharable, don’t physically clutter up your home, and are protected from being counterfeited. For people who like to collect digital art, it’s a gamechanger.  However, for those of us […]

Father and son create platform for University of Illinois athletes to receive compensation by selling NFTs of themselves

Steve Thayer and his son Ryan Thayer

By Myrna Petlicki, Pioneer Press, Dec 04, 2022 Steve Thayer and his son Ryan Thayer wanted to offer financial help to athletes from their alma mater, the University of Illinois. They found the answer when a Supreme Court ruling last year allowed college athletes to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, or […]

NFT Platform Supports College Student-Athletes


–NEXTNAME selling multi-media NFTs to fans– Chicago, IL, December 6, 2022 — NextName is offering fans the opportunity to purchase the “name, image, likeness” (NIL) of a college team and individual players through the sale of their NFTs. NextName mints NFTs on the Flow blockchain developed by Dapper Labs. The majority of net proceeds of […]

University of Illinois Men’s Basketball Team Signs with NextName

Illinois Mens basketball

-Platform allows fans to support individual players or the entire team- Chicago, IL, November 20, 2022 – Being a fan of Illini men’s basketball just got a lot more interesting. The entire Illini basketball team has signed up with NextName to sell their digital collectibles. Fighting Illini fans can now purchase digital collectibles, also known […]

NextName Offers 250 Exclusive ‘Chasing History’ Digital Collectibles

Chase Brown Chasing History NFT Token

Fans of Chase Brown and his Heisman Trophy journey can support him now CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, the first 250 fans and supporters of celebrated University of Illinois running back Chase Brown can purchase a NextName ‘Chasing History’ digital collectible. Brown’s name has been rumored to be on a list of […]

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