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Buy bits of Bill Murray's life story with new NFTs from Austin company

Bill Murray is releasing stories of his life through NFTs with Austin company The Chive. (Nathan Congleton/Flickr)

Actor and comedian Bill Murray isn't a huge fan of technology—his cell phone is an eight-year-old Blackberry nicknamed "Bill Urry" because the "M" key is missing—but he's taking on the techie NFT sphere as a new, offscreen, form of storytelling with the release of 1,000 NFTs through Austin streaming company The Chive.

The Chive, in conjunction with startup Project Venkman, is releasing the Official Bill Murray NFT 1,000 this month. Each piece will include artwork by David Grizzle as well as a unique Murray story, from his films to everyday aspects of his life.

"I don’t want to film a documentary or write an autobiography," Murray told The Chive before the project was created. "Social media is for the birds. Still, I wish most people would understand how much I like fresh eggs, laid daily.”

Purchasers of Murray NFTs can learn about his egg preferences and more with the limited edition NFTs, which are set to mint this month.

Those who aren't looking to open their wallets can also apply to win one: members of The Chive community can apply to become the first to see the "hero image," receive instructions on purchasing the NFTs and automatically qualify to win one themselves here. The winner will be emailed Thursday.


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