Key facts: The auction for the NFT and manuscript has no closing date. The initiative was from the Argentine platform for NFT, Kephi Gallery. “In a village he was born, it was God’s wish, to grow and survive humble expression, to face adversity, with the desire to earn a living at every step”, thus begins one of the most famous songs that has been composed for Diego Armando Maradona and whose original manuscript, associated with a non-fungible token (NFT), is being auctioned. The popular song “The Hand of God”, created by Alejandro Romero to be performed by the Cordovan quartetist Rodrigo «El Potro» Well, it is being auctioned on the Argentine platform Kephi Gallery. The company highlights that whoever acquires the NFT will also take home the original manuscript of the lyrics of “La Mano de Dios”, written in the year 2000. According to a statement that Kephi Gallery sent to CriptoNoticias, the initial price to obtain the NFT is 1 million binance USD (BUSD), Binance’s stablecoin. The Argentine marketplace operates with the Binance Smart Chain network and another network called KardiaChain. In order to connect, It is necessary to have the MetaMask wallet. According to the statements made to this medium by Nicolás Verderosa, one of the founders of Kephi Gallery, the auction for the collectible has no completion date. The closing of the bid will be at the discretion of the artist, he explained. The reason for being put up for sale today, June 22, is precisely because on this date marks the 36th anniversary of what is perhaps one of the best goals in football history and what Maradona did.
The winner of the auction, in addition to acquiring the NFT, will also obtain the manuscript of “The Hand of God”. Source: exchange.kephi.io. The remembered goal Maradona did it to England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, annotation that was key for Argentina to advance to the final that would lead them to be world champions. As a curious fact, Rodrigo prophesied that this song would be his last success and added the letters INRI (initials that would have been written on the tomb of Jesus Christ) to the manuscript. The singer died in an accident on June 24, 2000. The song had record sales in Argentina, in addition to being replicated in many Latin American and European countries, in different languages and sung many times by Diego Maradona himself.
Argentina, one of the countries in the region with the most interest in NFTs
Argentine star Lionel Messi, who is constantly compared to Diego Maradona, also launched his own collection of non-fungible tokens in 2021. The collection called Messiverse was aggregated by the Ethernity platform, a site where NFTs are traded based on the Ethereum blockchain, as reported by CriptoNoticias. Not only athletes have joined the collectible tokens. So did the Argentine rock band Babasónicos. The group released an NFT collection under the name of their latest single released in October 2021, called “La left de la noche”. That musical work marked the return of the group after three years in silence. The collectibles were auctioned on the Enigma.art platform, based on the Ethereum network.