Lionel Messi has had an eventful summer so far, with the Footballing icon having left his boyhood club to link up with French Superclub Paris Saint Germain. Messi has been busy off the field as well, as he launched his exclusive NFT collection soon after his Barcelona departure.
After winning the Copa America with Argentina, Messi is settling in with his new club and teammates while also working on his new venture, which sees him join the likes of Ronaldinho and Gianluigi Buffon, who also launched their own groundbreaking NFTs.
The Messiverse x Bosslogic Collection
The exclusive collection, titled The Messiverse x Bosslogic, has seen Messi team up with Ethernity Chain that has created a “futuristic AI-driven bionic semblance” of the superstar, reflecting all of his achievements, iconic moments, and future accomplishments.
Ethernity is very well known, thanks to their collaborations to create collectibles items and rare NFTs with ice hockey legend Alex Ovechkin, Poker star Phil Ivey and musician Nas, and several other rare collaborators.
A Dream Come True For Ethernity
Nick Rose, CEO of Ethernity, described the vision behind the collaboration with Lionel Messi, stating,
“Our vision for the collaboration with Lionel and Bosslogic was to merge the physical world with the digital, allowing fans around the world to engage with a coveted collection coming straight from one of the world’s greatest soccer players.”
He also went on to stress how important the collaboration with Messi was, going on to say that it was a huge milestone and a dream come true for the team at Ethernity, further commenting,
“This collaboration with Lionel was not only a dream come true but a huge milestone for the Ethernity team. Being part of creating the Messiverse with Bosslogic is yet another way to actualize what Ethernity means and what we are working towards as a company.”
Collection Launches On Saturday
Lionel Messi’s four-piece collection will be released on Saturday and will be available only for a limited period of time. The price for the collection has not been disclosed yet but will be revealed on the day of the launch. Lionel Messi also released a small statement about the release stating, “Soccer is like art -- it is timeless.”
NFTs and cryptocurrencies have recently broken into the world of soccer, with several top clubs in Europe exploring cryptocurrencies to launch fan tokens and increase revenue. PSG has also revealed that Messi’s contract with the French club also consists of Socios tokens. We are also seeing Crypto.com make inroads into the Italian League.
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