That Neymar Jr. always gives something to talk about on and off the pitch, everyone knows. The novelty of the moment is the purchase of the two-a-side soccer player NFTs from the collection Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). Announced this Thursday (20), the investment made by the Brazilian ace was around R$ 6 million.
In the social networks, the Brazilian national team player published an image of one of his acquisitions with the phrase “I am a monkey!” in English.
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) January 20, 2022
According to the OpenSea, the world’s largest NFT marketplace, Neymar paid 159.99 ethers (ETH) for BAYC part #6633, and 189.69 ETH for BAYC #5269. Totaling around 349.68 ETH, the transaction value is estimated at US$1.1 million.
In addition to the two NFTs, the athlete also acquired a personalized address for his wallet through the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). His previous address, which was identified by a sequence of numbers and letters, is now characterized as “EneJay” – his English initiations.
The million-dollar “bored monkeys” acquired by Neymar are not the first in his collection. Among its previous acquisitions are more NFTs from the Bored Ape Yacht Club in partnership with Adidas, and another 18 works.
Much more than simple images, non-fungible tokens (in literal translation, non-fungible tokens) represent status and power among entrepreneurs and celebrities. Therefore, the purchase of Neymar can be interpreted as much more than just an investment in one of the crypto assets most famous in the world.
Source From: Moneytimes