Marco Verratti lands in the metaverse. The famous footballer of the Italian national team, currently registered for Paris Saint-Germain, has in fact completed the acquisition of a digital island offered for sale on The Sandbox from the luxury NFT marketplace Exclusible. Marco Verratti thus becomes the first footballer in the world to publicly invest in a digital property. Acta Fintech, a company led by Gian Luca Comandini and Fabiano Taliani, gave advice to sportsmen during this acquisition.
The one purchased by the player is part of a batch of 25 digital islands which, as revealed by Cointelegraph, have also seen among their buyers prestigious entities such as eToro, a well-known giant in the FinTech sector, and celebrities of the caliber of Sara Sampaio, Kingsley Coman, Ana Ivanovic, Stanislas “Stan” Wawrinka e Basel Dan Holzman. The co-founder and CEO of Exclusible Thibault Launay commented on this maxi operation as follows:
We are thrilled and honored to receive such an explosive welcome to our Exclusible Private Islands. The sale of our entire island stock in just two weeks demonstrates the high demand for unique assets and experiences in the metaverse. We are committed to continuing our mission: to bring unique experiences to the metaverse. I, along with co-founder Romain Girbal and the entire Exclusible team, thank our partners for believing in our vision, as we work tirelessly to help them achieve their goals in the metaverse. We invite you to follow all our future projects.
Marco Verratti invests in The Sandbox
The purchase of the islands of Exclusible, which have characteristics of extreme luxury such as the presence of heliports, private ports, furniture and various objects, is only the latest sign in chronological order of the extreme vitality of NFT and metaverse. In this fast-growing sector, The Sandbox appears to be one of the most solid and successful at the moment, and the acquisitions that we have illustrated above do nothing but increase the general confidence in what is described by many as the most important. breakthrough of the near future of the internet. Waiting to touch the evolution of the metaverse market and to profit from his investment Marco Verratti commented on the deal as follows:
I have always been passionate about innovation and technologies in general, and recently I approached the incredible world of blockchain technology and the metaverse. I realized that I was ready to take an important step and be a precursor by creating my own private island in The Sandbox. Tomorrow it will not be mine alone, it will host thousands of friends and fans willing to share experiences, matches, concerts and – why not – even moments of private life. I can’t wait to see the future I have imagined realized.
On the same wavelength Gian Luca Comandini of Acta Fintech:
A few years ago the blockchain made us understand that it would revolutionize the world we know. Now one of its applications, the metaverse, is clearly showing us the trend of the next 20 years, not only from a playful point of view. Marco is officially the first footballer in the world to believe and invest in such an ambitious and futuristic project, I am honored that he wanted me on board: it will be fun!