Lionel Messi, the football star, has recently launched his own collection of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), crypto art that was established with his image by digital designer BossLogic and on Friday it will go on sale.
Messi, 34, is depicted as a Superhero, King and Greek titan in works entitled “Man from the Future”, “The King Piece” and “Worth the Weight” which celebrates his career highlights.
Messi has partnered with Australia-based digital artist BossLogic
Argentine footballer Lionel Messi ended his 20 plus year stint at Spanish football club Barcelona recently. However, the footballer has partnered with Australia-based digital artist BossLogic for the non-fungible token that will contain special images of the footballer.
Australia-based BossLogic is known for its work with Disney and Marvel Studios.
What is NFT?
NFT is a form of crypto asset which employs blockchain to record the ownership status of digital objects, such as video, images and text. Only the buyer of an NFT has the official status of being its owner while anyone can view the items.
In recent months, the market for NFTs has exploded.
Christie’s auction house sold a digital work by Beeple, the artist, for almost $70 million, during this year in the March month.
“Art is like football. Eternal,” announcing the launch Messi confessed on his Twitter account in early August.
Messiverse will be available on the Ethernity Chain platform
However, for purchase works in the collection titled “Messiverse ” will be available on the Ethernity Chain platform, known for generating original NFT pieces for sports stars.
In a post on Twitter, BossLogic said portraying Messi had been “a huge honor” in which he shared the “Man from the Future” artwork, which displays an image of Messi from behind, with the number 30 jersey that he will wear at his new club, Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Messi quit Barcelona last week after more than 20 years to join PSG. His signing-on fee comprises some of the French club’s crypto-currency fan tokens.