Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson became a Solana cheerleader
Former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson recently tweeted about going “all-in” on Solana, one of the top “Ethereum killers”.
All about Solana…I just cut a Catalina whale…pow pow! pic.twitter.com/97voS15B8y
—Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) January 12, 2022
The legendary boxer also attached a Catalina Whale non-fungible token (NFT) issued on top of the Solana blockchain.
Tyson has also started promoting Dream (DREAM), a dodgy ERC-20 token, claiming the token could “revolutionize” the space and help the community deal with mental health issues.
As reported by U.Today, “Iron Mike” asked Twitter to decide whether to choose Ethereum or Solana in September. In June, he posed the same question to his five million Bitcoin and Ethereum followers.
In July, the boxer announced his first NFT line after teaming up with creative agency 1ofone. Its launch took place in August.
The competition between the two chains is becoming increasingly fierce. JPMorgan and Bank of America recently predicted that Solana would continue to eat away at its biggest rival’s market share. Lower decentralization is considered a reasonable compromise to achieve a sufficient level of scalability.
Still, Solana has faced multiple technical issues over the past few months, showing that the network may not be ready for widespread adoption.
In 2015, he got into bitcoin gambling by launching a Las Vegas-based ATM after partnering with Bitcoin Direct. The project has been the subject of accusations of fraud which have been vehemently denied.
The former boxing champion also launched a Bitcoin wallet in partnership with Bitcoin Direct in 2016.