Tony Hawk Teams Up with the Sandbox to Build the Metaverse’s Largest Skatepark

Tony Hawk has more tricks up his sleeve and his bringing in to Web3.

  • The Sandbox partners with renowned skateboarder Tony Hawk days after announcing plans to build a MetaMansion with Playboy.
  • The Sandbox (SAND) plans Mega City and a massive skatepark.
  • Tony Hawk and Autograph previously collaborated on “The Last Trick” NFT collection.

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk is the freshest celebrity to enter Web 3.0. On July 13th, Mr. Hawk announced a partnership with Autograph and the Sandbox to build the “biggest skatepark” in the digital world.

What to Expect in Hawk’s Digital Skatepark

The virtual land of the Sandbox will consist of 36 plots. First of all, the Sandbox players will be able to customize their experience with editing tools made in collaboration between a pro skateboarder and the top developers.

Secondly, there will be a marketplace uniting skateboarding enthusiasts and metaverse players. You can expect some NFT collectibles from Hawk himself, as he has already released The Last Trick NFT collection in partnership with Autograph late last year.

Thirdly, this is not the first time Tony Hawk is digging into Web3. This time, Autograph is working to mint NFTs out of Tony Hawk’s career highlights, skateboards, merchandise, and other accessories.

Dillion Rosenblatt, the CEO of Autograph, is excited about another partnership with the Hawk: “At Autograph, we strive to build otherwise impossible experiences for communities of fans and this is a step towards our goal of connecting them uniquely and at scale to Tony Hawk and each other.”

The Sandbox Is Building a Mega City

Another fascinating project by the Sandbox is the forthcoming Mega City. Multiple partnerships with big names from Hong Kong have been signed. The cultural hub is going to consist of the work of many talents that Hong Kong has to offer. The entertainment, music, film industries are all aboard.

However, the Sandbox is not trying to mimic real life Hong Kong, as explained in the official blog post: “The soul of Mega City is the talent of Hong Kong. More than a strict metaverse reflection of Hong Kong, Mega City is its expansion into the future, a place of dreams and fun.”

The Sandbox (SAND) Is Down by 10% in the Last Week

The Sandbox metaverse might be one of the most prosperous projects in crypto right now, but the blockchain game couldn’t manage to avoid the crypto tornado, and has lost 10% of its value. At press time, the Sandbox (SAND) is trading at $1.14, according to CoinGecko.

In spite of bad luck this week, the Sandbox (SAND) still has impressive gains of 163% since a year ago. Even amid the crypto storm, SAND is 35% up monthly and 7.7% in the last fortnight.

Why You Should Care

Celebrities and big company names are betting on Web3 as a popular means of communication in the future. Recently, A Metaverse Standards Forum was launched for cooperation between IT firms.

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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.