Football legend Lionel Messi is to be commemorated by a non-fungible token (NFT) collection for the first time.
Widely considered to be the greatest player of his generation, Lionel Messi, 34, will be celebrated in an authenticated NFT collection, dubbed “The Messiverse,” which will be available from 21:00 UTC Aug. 20 on blockchain platform Ethernity Chain.
This is not, however, the first time Lionel Messi has appeared in NFT form. Ethernity Chain dropped a collection last month to celebrate Argentina’s victory over Brazil in the Copa America, with one of the collectibles featuring Messi as the captain of the victorious team.
“The Messiverse” consists of four artworks by Australian artist Bosslogic, who has worked previously for Marvel and Disney.
Ethernity Chain launched a soccer-played themed NFT featuring fellow soccer legend Pele in May.