July 24, 2021

Andy Murray’s Wimbledon Win NFT Auctioned For $178,000

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Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win NFT auctioned off

One NFT (Non-Fungible Token) that represents the moment when Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013 was sold by US$ 177.777 at an auction today (5), announced the platform that organized the sale.

The Scottish tennis star announced last month that a series of collector’s items based on blockchain that represent his victory at Wimbledon would be for sale on a platform called Wenew, which sells videos of moments in culture and history in the form of NFTs.

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One NFT is a cryptoactive that records ownership of a digital item, such as an image, video, or text, in blockchain. While anyone can view or download it, only the owner can claim ownership.

The buyer at the time of Murray at Wimbledon he will not own the copyright to the video, but will receive a small digital screen to display it, two center court tickets for the 2022 men’s tournament, a chance to play tennis with Murray and autographed souvenirs.

Murray I said I knew about the NFTs when the American digital artist Beeple sold a work of art in NFT for $69.3 million at Christie’s in March – Beeple is one of the founders of Wenew.

“I’m still learning about NFTs, but it sounds like an exciting area and I’m sure more athletes and content creators will get involved,” he said. Murray to Reuters via email.

Murray stated that he does not have cryptocurrencies or cryptoactives like the NFTs, but that he is learning more every day and that he will buy a “moment” NFT of Wenew in the future. (With Reuters)

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