WENZHOU, China, 22 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – ZK International Group Co., Ltd (Nasdaq: ZKIN) (“ZKIN”, “ZK International” or the “Company”), and its subsidiary xSigma Collectibles (“xSigma”), are pleased to announce than MaximNFT, an NFT marketplace launched by xSigma in exclusive partnership with Maxim magazine, will publicly launch its beta on 29 novembere. A host of sports superstars including Matt Charpentier, Jerami grant, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, will launch their exclusive NFT collections on the platform.
Jon Orlando, CEO of MaximNFT comments: “We have completed our closed beta testing and received a lot of positive feedback and as a result we will have a smooth launch on 29 novembere to test the technology and host multiple NFT drops in the shortest possible time. Additionally, over the next two months, we plan to announce other big names in the NFT space using the MaximNFT brand. ”
MaximNFT partner athletes will certify their own unique sets of 3D digital collectibles that will be exclusive to the platform. Among them are Matt Charpentier, an infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals – the highest-rated team in their respective division, and Jerami grant, a professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons. Last but not least, Quinton Jackson – aka “Rampage” – who is a former UFC Light Heavyweight champion with a record 37 wins and 12 losses. Orlando believes their collections will be added to the many other athlete and celebrity NFTs that MaximNFT has agreed to promote.
“Besides celebrities and athletes, we are collaborating with generative projects and game developers to dive into the gaming ecosystem to win, which is definitely the future of NFT,” said Jon Orlando, the CEO of MaximNFT.
MaximNFT was created when xSigma partnered with Maxim.com to rename the marketplace from xSigma to MaximNFT. Maxim.com is a monthly men’s lifestyle magazine with over 25 years of history and a multi-million read base spanning over 75 countries. Under the terms of the agreement, xSigma’s NFT platform will operate under the Maxim brand and be promoted by Maxim.com.
MaximNFT is the rebranding of xSigma of its NFT marketplace in partnership with Maxim.com. XSigma’s NFT platform will operate under the Maxim brand and will be endorsed and promoted by Maxim.com. MaximNFT targets a growing NFT industry that has overtaken $ 2 billion of total sales volume in 2021.
MaximNFT seeks to provide the best customer experience and innovative NFT solutions available. It will allow clients to create and sell NFTs on various blockchains including, but not limited to Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and Polkadot. Some of the collectibles will come with unique real-world experiences, such as autograph sessions, photoshoots, dinners, and other activities.
In addition, MaximNFT offers an innovative “NFT tokenization” feature that will allow customers to trade fractions of any NFT on the market.
The market plans to focus on sports and celebrity collectibles, as well as game content. The company is betting on the rise of gaming and the use of NFT technology for in-game purchases and collectibles. In addition, xSigma plans to combine NFT with new AR and VR technologies.
Maxim is a monthly men’s lifestyle magazine with over 25 years of history and a base of millions of readers in 75 countries. xSigma believes the Maxim.com team will add significant value to the new NFT marketplace.
xSigma (including xSigma Corporation and xSigma Collectibles) is a blockchain R&D lab and a wholly owned subsidiary of ZK International. The xSigma team includes world-class developers formerly from Google, Facebook, Ripple Labs and 1inch.
ZK International launched xSigma as a research and development lab in 2018 to solve real world infrastructure issues. Its mandate was to explore new opportunities in smart contracts, supply chain management and other blockchain-based solutions. XSigma has since turned to decentralized finance, focusing on decentralized exchanges, stablecoins, and lending protocols.
The research laboratory is now actively working on its ecosystem of products. The ultimate goal is to create a range of financial tools and products for the thriving decentralized finance industry. The xSigma team is at the forefront of blockchain research and development that intersects with decentralized finance, supply chain management, IoT and infrastructure. Its DeFi protocol is one of several decentralized financing projects that xSigma plans to launch over the next 12 months.
About ZK International Group Co., Ltd.
ZK International Group Co., Ltd. is a Chinaengineering company based on construction and investment in innovative technologies for the modern world. With a focus on the design and implementation of next-generation solutions through industrial, environmental and software engineering, ZKIN holds 28 patents, 21 brands, 2 technical achievement awards and 10 national and industry standards awards. ‘industry.
ZKIN’s main business is to design and manufacture patented high performance stainless steel and carbon steel pipe products that efficiently deliver high quality, highly durable and environmentally friendly drinking water to Chinese people, Asia and European markets. ZK International is certified quality management system (ISO9001), certified environmental management system (ISO1401) and holder of a national license for the production of industrial stainless steel. It has supplied stainless steel pipelines for more than 2,000 projects, including Beijing National Airport, “Water Cube” and “Bird’s Nest”, which hosted the Beijing Olympics in 2008. ZK International is preparing to capitalize on 850 billion dollars commitment made by the Chinese government to improve the quality of water, 70% declared unsuitable for human contact.
In 2018, ZKIN established its wholly owned xSigma Corporation to develop innovative software solutions that support its core operations while exploring new opportunities in smart contracts, distributed ledgers, chain management NFTs. procurement and blockchain architecture. The xSigma Labs team is made up of world-class developers and engineers, formerly of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Ripple and 1inch, who recently launched their first DeFi project in fall 2020.
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