Lionel Messi has launched his collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) known as Messiverse in partnership with Australia-based digital artist BossLogic.
The non-fungible tokens were launched on Friday, August 20, 2020, less than two weeks after Lionel Messi joined French Ligue 1 side, Paris Saint Germain.
The upcoming Messi #aNFT drops this Saturday, August 21st. ⚽️— ETHERNITY (@EthernityChain) August 16, 2021
Featuring legendary art by @Bosslogic & @ImpossibleBrief. 🖼️
Welcome to the #Messiverse. 🐐
Follow #Ethernity and pre-register at https://t.co/ueKLYMVfB0 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PWlwlw9AF3
What does Lionel Messi’s Messiverse stand for?
Lionel Messi’s collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) known as Messiverse include special images of the 34-year-old Argentine football icon.
Those images portrayed Lionel Messi as a superhero, a Greek hero, and more. All the images are illustrated by Messi wearing PSG’s jersey number 30. The illustrations are titled Man from the Future, Worth the Weight, The King Piece, and more others.
Messiverse was designed by BossLogic in such a way that the NFT would celebrate the career of the 6 times Ballon d’Or winner.
It is now available for purchase on Ethernity, one of the most famous NFT platforms on the internet.
Messi first announced the launch of Messiverse on August 4, 2021, on his Instagram page. He urged his Instagram followers to go and pre-register on ethernity.io
He wrote: “I am happy to announce my first official #NFT collection dropping on #Ethernity soon. ⚽ Follow @Ethernity and pre-register at ethernity.io to participate in the #Messiverse. Art by @Bosslogic.”
What is NFT?
NFT stands for non-fungible tokens. It is a form of crypto-asset which uses blockchain to record the ownership status of digital objects, such as images, videos, and text.
Though anyone can view an NFT item on any digital platform like Ethernity, only the buyer of the NFT item has the official status of being its owner.
Hence, Lionel Messi’s Messiverse is the latest cryptocurrency item in the world of football. The launch of Messiverse came at a period in which Messi joined PSG that has since launched its fan’s tokens.
PSG is among the numerous clubs in Europe that have keyed into the cryptocurrency world. Other clubs that have also keyed into the digital community include Leeds United, FC Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan, Atlético Madrid, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Arsenal, and Everton.
When Messi signed for PSG on August 11, 2021, it was reported that the French Ligue 1 club paid part of his welcome package at the club in cryptocurrency.
Meanwhile, the artist that minted Lionel Messi’s Messiverse on Ethernity, BossLogic, has worked with Hollywood studios for NFTs around their movies. At the time of publishing this report, Messiverse is being auctioned on the Ethernity platform.