Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi has partnered with Ethernity Chain to launch an NFT collection named Messiverse, a set of digitized drawings authenticated by Messi himself.
The Messiverse Collection
Messi announced the Messiverse on August 4th through a short video on his Instagram profile.
“Soccer is like art: It’s timeless,” he says, followed by invitation to his audience to “discover his first collection of NFT’s on Ethernity.”
The superstar’s collection, as shared on a press release with CryptoPotato, includes four art pieces, each of himself:
- “Man From the Future”– a futuristic portrayal of Messi turned against a blue background, with glowing eyes and a robotic appearance.
- “Worth the Weight”– A golden Messi carrying up a massive soccer ball the way that Atlas carried the heavens.
- “The King Piece”– A chess-themed drawing featuring Messi framed by a ring of soccer balls.
- An unrevealed piece
Each NFT displayed was produced by an Australian artist named “Bosslogic,” renowned on social media for having worked with both Marvel and Disney. The final NFT– yet to be revealed– will be showcased on August 20th- the day the Messiverse will launch.
ERN’s Explosive Rise
The NFT’s have either been received extremely well or are expected to be: ERN token– the native token of Ethernity Chain climbed over 45% in value following Messi’s announcement.
Ethernity Chain is not unfamiliar with such dramatic price surges. The token was worth $74 back in March 2021 and had once even surpassed Bitcoin as the weekly top trending coin in the United States.
Furthermore, the blockchain platform makes its name from its partnerships with other superstars. Others such as pro hockey player Alex Ovechkin and former UFC champion Anderson Silva have launched their own respective collections with Ethernity.
According to their website, Ethernity Chain “aims to build the most exclusive NFT library and reward its creators and the community.”
Featured image by Marca.