Maxim Magazine’s Official NFT Marketplace, MaximNFT, Partners with Leading Baseball Agency ACES to Create Athlete NFTs

Nasdaq listed engineering company ZK International (ZKIN) is proud to announce a partnership between xSigma collectibles–their blockchain-based subsidiary– and ACES, a top American baseball agency, to launch NFTs on behalf of their Athletes using MaximNFT. Formed in partnership between xSigma and Maxim magazine, MaximNFT is a marketplace for buying, selling, and creating new Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Users can find the platform’s website at

MaximNFT’s most recent deal will have ACES’s athletes represented on their platform through the power of NFTs. ACES is a Brooklyn-based agency representing some of baseball’s top talent. Forbes ranks them as one of the three most powerful in the sport while listing its co-owners Sam and Seth Levinson as some of the ten most powerful agents. ACES has spent over 30 years representing baseball professionals at varying points in their careers and has negotiated for over $4 billion in deals.

ACES will work closely with the xSigma team– owners and operators of the MaximNFT platform– in the development and launch of these NFTs. xSigma is a blockchain R&D lab that includes former developers of top companies such as Google and Amazon. They will provide the creative and technical support of their veteran engineering team to help the agency navigate the novel and ever-changing NFT space.

“This is a serious step and a great partnership for MaximNFT,” says Jon Orlando, CEO of MaximNFT. “ACES is one of the most powerful baseball agencies and we look forward to revolutionizing the industry of sports collectibles together.”

Peter Pedalino, a principal at ACES, feels equally as excited for the opportunity NFTs can present to his agency.

“The NFT Industry is clearly going to be a major component in the future of the Sports Collectible Space.  We want to lead in this evolution, and we are happy to have support from the MaximNFT’s team on this path.”

MaximNFT will go live with an exclusive NFT suite featuring top celebrities, brands, and athletes later this Fall. The collection will form a fitting thematic combination with the brand and promoter of the platform, Maxim Magazine. Maxim is a globally leading men’s lifestyle magazine of 25 years, covering the latest in cars, travel, wine, fashion, entertainment, and beautiful women. The publication will utilize its millions of readers in 75 countries to promote and its unique digital collection.


MaximNFT is an innovative new NFT marketplace for buying, selling and creating NFTs. It offers unique digital collectibles of high-profile brands and figures and is supported by never-before-seen NFT trading features. One of these features is known as “NFT tokenization” which lets users break down an otherwise unique digital collectible into fractional parts, and share it among the NFT community.

NFTs bought and sold with MaximNFT can be exchanged on multiple top blockchains, including (but not limited to) Polkadot, Ethereum, and Binance Smart Chain. By combining xSigma’s masterful engineering with Maxim Magazine’s promotional power, MaximNFT is poised to make an important name for itself in the growing NFT markets, which have amassed billions of dollars in transaction volume in 2021.

The marketplace will feature a special focus on celebrity, sports, and gaming-themed digital collectibles. Predicting a rise of NFT adoption within the gaming industry, xSigma already plans on developing AR and VR compatible NFTs.

About xSigma

xSigma was established as ZK International (Nasdaq: ZKIN)’s blockchain research and development arm in 2018, finding solutions to real-world infrastructure issues and assisting with supply-chain management. Today, however, xSigma has shifted towards independent DeFi, stablecoin, NFT, and DEX product developments. With an elite development team featuring former members of Google, Facebook, and RippleLabs, their goal today is to create financial tools that help the DeFi industry flourish.

About Maxim

Maxim is a world-renowned men’s lifestyle magazine of 25 years. They provide content covering cars, travel, and women, and their covers of featured A-list female celebrities including Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, Shakira, Beyonce, and many more. The magazine is read by over 10 million men across 75 countries every month across Maxim’s print, social, and digital media outlets.