Bybit and Chiru Labs have teamed up with Oracle RedBull Racing to create a collection of limited edition NFTs based on the #8494 Azuki. Dubbed “Lei the Lightning Azuki,” the NFTs are minted on the Tezos tier 1 proof-of-stake blockchain Tezos and offered through Bybit’s NFT marketplace.
Bybit and Azuki NFTs
It will be the first time a top-tier NFT will appear in the race cars of an F1 team. Azuki’s NFT will be present on the cars of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez for the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
— Bybit (@Bybit_Official) November 17, 2022
Azuki #8494 is a human NFT avatar characterized by his spiky blue hair, lightning bolt eyes and dark off-white background. He also carries a flashlight and a toothpick in his mouth.
The limited edition Lei the Lightning Azuki NFTs will be themed after the character and will be offered free of charge to fans on a first-come, first-served basis.
Describing the new collection in a press release on Thursday, Chiru Labs and its partners wrote Lei, who is based on IP Azuki 8494 is “a maverick, whose raw power, passionate personality, striking image and boundless spirit embody all the values of Oracle Red Bull Racing, is a perfect match for the 2022 World Champions.”
All three partners have huge communities that will be able to participate in the NFT downhill. The Oracle RedBull Racing team is on course for another F1 championship win, following last year’s success, with Verstappen coming within a whisker of the title.
Moreover, Bybit is one of the leading web3 platforms, while Azuki has established itself as one of NFT’s premium collections.
Christian Horner, Team Principal and CEO of Oracle Red Bull Racing, said, “The nature of our sport means we are always pushing the boundaries, and to be the first to put a world-class NFT in an F1 car is a tremendous feat. Our partnership with Bybit and Azuki has been an ideal way to help us explore the world of Web3. In many ways, it has opened our eyes to the enormous opportunities that Web3 offers. This unique project is the perfect combination of creativity, innovation and passion, which matches our spirit on the track.”
Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit, added: “This is a unique work of art and a timeless moment. We anticipate exciting things from this unique collaboration and Lei the Azuki Lightning. He is such an eye-catching character and a bridge linking the racing, cryptocurrency and NFT communities. We know everyone will jump at the chance to own a piece of the story.”
Azuki founder Zagabond said, “We are excited about our partnership with Bybit and Oracle Red Bull Racing. Lei the Lightning Azuki reflects the precision, passion and strength of Oracle Red Bull Racing. We look forward to telling Lei’s story in the 2023 F1 season.”
Lei the Lightning Azuki
Lei the Lightning Azuki is an agile and intelligent racer in the Azuki world. After crossing into a magical world called The Garden, Lei gains the ability to harness the power of lightning in her running to increase power and speed. With unmatched drive and focus, Lei the Lightning Azuki is born to run: nothing can stand in the way of his dreams.
How to claim NFTs
Lei the Lightning’s NFTs and digital art will be minted on the Tezos open source blockchain and can be claimed on Bybit’s NFT marketplace.
Fans will simply need to register on the site to claim their piece of history and their unique Azuki NFT.
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