Fans can connect with their favorite athletes through a verified platform that only allows verified athletes.
Blockasset was built on top Solana due to the high speed and low fees this network offers -- providing a seamless experience with NFTs owners can be proud of.
Giorgio Chiellini was the Italian captain, and he played a key role in Italy's win over England at the European Championships.
The piece, which was focused on his warrior-like spirit, was called The Gladiator and sold for $60,000 -- a figure that has been described by Solana NFT as a record.
Another auction featured a unique collection from David Trezeguet (the French legend who won the Euro 2000 tournament). It was scheduled to close on July 16.
Bidding participants can enjoy a variety of high-end experiences. These include meet and greets with players, autographed boots, shirts worn to matches, and airdropped messages from them. You also have the chance to participate in virtual questions and answers over FaceTime.
Michael Bisping, UFC Hall of Famer, is an investor and partner in this project.
Experiences, stories and new stories
Blockasset claims that the powerful combination of technology and sport allows fans to connect to the beautiful game in a new way.
The multimillion-dollar industry of athlete NFTs is now well-established. Digital trading cards and tokens, which are not fungible, are created on the blockchain to increase security. This allows for easy verification of ownership and provenance.
"NFTs have been an incredible innovation, and it's an honor to launch my first collection for Blockasset. NFTs are a great way to connect with fans. "I'm certain the fans will love it," Chiellini stated.
Paul Evans, Blockasset's managing director, stated that his team had been hard at work to create the platform before the tournament ended. He added: "It's an honor to launch with two legendary soccer players, especially players who have such a rich past at the EURO finals."
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How it works
Blockasset partners with athletes to make a profit on each item's initial sale and also receive royalties when NFTs are resold. Smart contracts are embedded into collectibles to achieve this. This will enable athletes to continue to make a living from their successful careers and monetize their brand.
This platform is not just for soccer stars. Blockasset also has UFC stars Leon Edwards and Darren Till, who have signed up for Boxer King Terence Crawford.
The startup plans to be the market leader for verified athlete NFTs over the next 12 month, offering exclusive experiences that are not available anywhere else.