FC Barcelona’s first-ever NFT art work offered for $693,000

FC Barcelona has offered its first-ever non-fungible token (NFT) art work for $693,000 at an public sale held in New York. NFTs are digital belongings resembling a picture, movies, or something that may be transformed right into a digital copy.

Barca’s NFT titled: ‘In a Manner, Immortal’ is a video digital art work recreating Johan Cruyff’s stadium second on December 22, 1973, when the participant ‘flew’ by way of the air to attain a aim in opposition to the soccer membership Atlético Madrid. To be particular, the public sale closed at $550,000. Nonetheless, together with the auctioneer’s charges added to the quantity, the whole sale was made for $693,000.

The NFT purchaser has additionally bought 4 different NFTs which embody “a static picture of the animated model that captures an iconic second of the well-known aim,” FC Barcelona wrote in an announcement.

This NFT was produced by the Membership in collaboration with BCN Visuals, a strategic innovation companion and Digital Superstudio that developed the NFT’s cinematographic aesthetic.

The acquisition of the NFT will make the client a Barça Digital Ambassador, which provides them the possibility to take pleasure in varied VIP advantages and experiences with the Membership. The membership in a press assertion mentioned that the client will have the ability to take pleasure in a lot of ‘cash cannot purchase’ experiences. “FC Barcelona will incorporate within the NFT’s sensible contract a set of experiences resembling Meet & Greets, visits to La Masia, hospitality rights (for no less than 5 years), the precise to play on the Spotify Camp Nou and an official handover of the ball earlier than a pleasant match,” the membership mentioned.

Earlier in 2021, FC Barcelona had introduced the termination of its cope with NFT market Ownix, following the arrest of an alleged crypto fraudster Moshe Hogeg, a marketing consultant for the NFT market. Hogeg was arrested by the Police alongside seven others for large crypto-related fraud. The partnership was supposed to permit followers to purchase NFT for digital objects linked to the membership’s historical past.