The winner of this year’s prominent Ballon d’Or will get a non-fungible token (NFT) together with the sought after prize for the very first time in its 66-year history.
France-based media group Equipe Media who run the occasion made the statement on its Twitter account, with members of the general public likewise offered the chance to get NFTs.
Finest male and female footballers at the occasion will be granted NFTs, distinctions formerly won by the similarity Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alexia Putellas and Megan Rapinoe.
Equipe stated: “This very first collection will be followed by others as the Ballon d’Or, and more broadly the Equipe and Amaury groups, desire to forecast themselves in a sustainable method into the world of Web 3.0, the brand-new age of decentralized web.”
This preliminary launch remains in collaboration with Tezos, a blockchain platform and imaginative company Door-Sport who specialise in sports and Web 3.0.
Equipe director of method Emilie Montane stated: “There was a speculative phenomenon. Now the marketplace is supporting there are numerous purchasers, however the rates are no longer so insane. They will own this NFT and can do whatever they desire with it. It is an essential component of interaction.
3 NFTs providing holders VIP access to the awards will likewise be auctioned off by Equipe, with an additional 100 being lined up for sale after the occasion for members of the general public.
As part of the promo, Equipe and its partners will contribute a few of the earnings to the Fondaction l’Équipe which supports sports-related jobs.
France global and Genuine Madrid striker Karim Benzema is anticipated to be crowned the winner at the awards next month after an outstanding season in front of objective.
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