Ozzy Osbourne Is Betting Fans Will Be Hungry for His New NFTs

The former bat-biting Black Sabbath frontman and current reality TV star will launch the “Cryptobatz” NFT collection in January, Rolling Stone reported.

AccessTimeIconDec 28, 2021 at 7:35 a.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 7:10 p.m. UTC

Ozzy Osbourne, the former lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath who bit the head off a bat during a concert in 1982, is making his first foray into NFTs, Rolling Stone reported.

  • The collection, which Osborne created himself and announced in a Twitter post early Tuesday, will comprise 9,666 unique non-fungible token bats, a nod to the infamous concert, according the report, which cited a press release.
  • This NFT comes with something “unique:” Each Cryptobat has a feature that, when activated, will let collectors “birth” an additional NFT by allowing their purchase to “bite” and mutate with another NFT from their digital wallet.
  • The feature, called “MutantBatz,” will subsequently allow owners to combine the attributes of two separate projects.
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club, Cryptotoadz, SupDucks and a fourth, unidentified entity are involved in the project, according to Rolling Stone.
  • Pre-sales are available now through the CryptoBatz Discord channel; a further 2,500 guaranteed CryptoBat pre-sale whitelist passes will be available exclusively through the same channel.

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