The NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has recently announced to shift its allegiance from the leading crypto to another.
He posted about the news on his official social media page. He confirmed that he has decided to switch his commitment from Ethereum to Solana.
Soon after the news, many fans in the sports and crypto investors couldn’t resist the notice that Shaquille O’Neal’s name had changed. He was popular as Shaq and listed on Shaq’s Twitter Reference Solana. Below is everything you must know.
What Exactly Happened? Shaquille O’Neal Switches From Ethereum To Solana
Many people within the sports industry and crypto investors couldn’t assist and found that the famous NBA champion, Shaquille O’Neal has been changed on Twitter’s official page.
Shaquille O’Neal is famous as Shaq on his Twitter page, and now he is listed as Shaw. Sol on the Twitter page, referencing Solana or SOL. Shaq has more than 15.6 million fans and followers on his Twitter page.
Earlier, he was listed on Twitter as Shaq.ETH, referencing the Ethereum Domain Name Service of the identified title he owns.
He also announced that the first Solana NFT is about to be released from the Jungle Cats collection. The leading marketplace for Solana, Magic Eden, also shared on Twitter that Shaq has changed his Twitter title to SOL. Now the twitter space is titled “What’s Shaq.ETH doing on Solana?”
Later, Shaq also announced the mint date of the token on the Twitter page and shared particulars for Astrals, the future Solana undertaking scheduled for launch on 9th March 2022.
Why was It Crucial to Switch?
Shaq has been the official voice within the NFT token group. He is the NBA legend and champion with several Creature World NFTs, and he highlighted them on the Twitter page. Shaq also bought a Mutant Ape Yacht Club, the highly appreciated and liked NFT collections within the crypto marketplace.
Earlier, Shaq also featured amongst the Creature World NFTs as the profile image on the Twitter official handle. Soon after the profile image was modified and details of Shaq shopping for NFT were circulated, the gross sales of the Creatures hiked by 1164% in intervals of 24 hours.
After the success, he announced his NFT collection called Shaq Gives Back. The 10K pieces of the collection were purchased at 0.05 ETH, with more than $1 million of the proceeding will go to his charity.
It is now time for Solana NFT, which is growing in popularity with higher gross sales on Magic Eden, surpassing the $1 billion milestones. As per sources, the daily transaction per person on Magic Eden is higher compared to ETH’s OpenSea.
Many NFT investors have already modified the Twitter profile names to attribute the ETH deal regarding ETH Name Service. Some investors have used the SOL reference on Twitter, and one of them is Shaq to endorse Solana’s undertaking publically.
Solana has registered a price hike after the announcement, and the trading volume reached up to 16.42% on Monday. The SOL coin was traded between $11.90 and $260.06 in the past 52-weeks.