CONMEBOL, the governing body for soccer in South America, is to mint the Copa America trophy as a non-fungible token (NFT).
The 47th Copa America, the premier soccer tournament for South American international teams, concluded Saturday with Argentina beating Brazil 1-0 in the final.
To commemorate the tournament, CONMEBOL has joined with Ethernity Chain to mint the trophy as an NFT.
Four other digital collectibles are also being minted: one each commemorating the Brazilian and Argentinian teams, one of Argentina’s captain, Lionel Messi, and one of the “Goleadot” trophy awarded to the tournament’s top goal scorer.
Ethernity Chain aims to explore the application of NFTs for artistic and philanthropic purposes through celebrating famous pop culture figures and events. In March it minted a digital collectible commemorating Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier’s “Fight of the Century” on the bout’s 50th anniversary.