Scottish professional tennis player Andrew Barron Murray’s 2013 Wimbledon championship moment non-fungible token (NFT) has been sold for $177,777 at the WEENEW auction on Monday, according to the Reuters report.
The buyer who purchase Murray’s Wimbledon “moment” NFT reportedly will not own the copyright of this video but will have a small electronic screen showing two tickets for the 2022 Wimbledon Men’s Final on Centre Court one with Murray’s chance to play tennis and signed souvenirs.
Andy Murray, who has owned world No. 1 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 41 weeks, said that he was attracted by the biggest NFT sale to date that Beeple NFT sold at Auction for $69.3M.
Therefore, it was stated last month that a series of blockchain-based collections about his Wimbledon tennis tournament would be auctioned on Beeple ‘s WENEW platform.
Although Murray stated that he does not currently hold any cryptocurrency and NFT, he said that he would buy an NFT “moment” from WENEW in the future.
Murray said that:
“I’m still learning about NFTs but it feels like an exciting area and one I’m sure more athletes and content creators will be getting involved in.”
NFT is considered as a particular type of encrypted token that represents unique collectables. An NFT is used in specific applications that require unique digital items, such as encrypted art, digital collectables, and online games.
NFT not only goes deep into the field of sports events but is also beginning to take in new types of social media and traditional media. Twitter and Instagram reportedly develop non-fungible tokens (NFT) feature on their app.
Meanwhile, AMM Global, a film and television production investment company detached from Hong Kong Asia Television Limited (ATV), announced a partnership with Phoenix Waters Productions to launch Asia’s first NFT drama named ‘Crypto Keepers’.
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