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A look at the launch of legendary Colombian soccer player James Rodríguez’s 1500 NFTs on ZKSea – Sponsored Bitcoin News

Colombian soccer superstar James David Rodríguez Rubio has announced his partnership with ZKSpace to launch the James Rodríguez Commemorative Edition NFTs, Zurda (left foot in Spanish), with planned pre-order June 15, 2022. The 1,500 unique pieces are currently the only digital art collections available, showcasing the key highlights of his illustrious career across three continents and celebrating Rodríguez’s outstanding contribution to the game. Rodríguez is among the first of many prominent athletes and celebrities to get involved in the digital art space, and his strategic partnership agreement with ZKSpace, the team behind ZKSea, is a testament to the quality of the Layer 2 NFT mining platform and marketplace .

Rather than simply converting a digital photo into NFTs, Zurda NFTs are based on exquisite artworks that are digitally hand-painted by professional artists. The NFT collection will consist of 4 different rarities 1 platinum, 10 gold, 400 silver and 1,089 bronzewith each piece granting the owner a commemorative moment in Rodríguez’s career, and high-tier pieces with autographed memorabilia, whitelist spots for future NFTs to be issued on ZKSea, stake-to-earn bonuses, and even the ability to have a video call Meet you personally with James Rodríguez.

James Rodríguez is one of the greatest Colombian attacking midfielders of all time. With a magical left foot and the ability to play anywhere behind the front line, Mr. Rodríguez is considered one of the most creative players in the game. His list of accolades includes two Champions Leagues, two FIFA Club World Cups and a World Cup Golden Boot.

Some of the moments captured for the NFTs include his celebrations for the Colombia national team at the 2014 Fifa World Cup against Uraguay, Greece, Japan and Ivory Coast and during the 2016 American Cup. Also included are some closeups of his stylish leg tattoos and iconic goal celebrations as seen in Argentina’s Banfield’s game against Uruguay in 2010 and a successful free-kick for Real Madrid in 2015.

According to ZKSpace’s official announcement, starting June 15, whitelisted users can mint one of the James Rodríguez Mystery Box NFTs in Silver and Bronze at a cost of 0.12 ETH, 20% less than the public sale. The public sale starts after the pre-sale and prices start from 0.15 ETH for silver and bronze, 0.6 ETH for gold and 1 ETH for platinum. The Gold and Platinum NFTs are sold in the form of an auction.

Regarding the launch of his NFT collection, James Rodríguez said: “I am so blessed to be supported by such a wonderful network of fans and I hope this will be an opportunity for many of them to be a part of my career in the future. For me this start was a wonderful opportunity to look back on all my achievements so far and to celebrate this incredible journey that football has taken me on. I’m really happy to share this with my fans from all over the world.

With the release of an NFT collection, James Rodríguez joins a growing number of elite athletes and esports organizations using emerging technology to better reach and reward fans. Since market leader NBA Top Shot started popularizing the digital trading card model, variants like Vayner Sports Pass, Topps and teams working with Chiliz have had great success building communities around their sports-related digital assets. The James Rodríguez Commemorative Edition NFT Collection will be an opportunity for Rodríguez’s nearly 70 million social media followers to get involved and become part of an amazing community of fans.

NFTs are an integral part of the coming Web 3.0 revolution and will serve as virtual identity badges that show the world what a person likes and cares about. Due to their scarcity, many NFT collections are also often revered as membership cards for exclusive members-only clubs to build a community around shared interests and passions. NFTs are also an opportunity for professional sports stars and KoLs to better connect with their hardcore fans by raising the barrier to entry and creating a place for only truly committed people to connect.

Alongside ZKSwap AMM DEX and ZKSquare, a low-cost Layer 2 payment protocol, ZKSea is part of ZKSpace, a full-featured Layer 2 protocol that leverages ZK Rollups technology to provide users with an ultra-fast, low-cost, and secure way Layer 2 transactions. ZKSea is also the first ZK-Rollups based platform that supports mutual NFT transmission from Layer 1 to Layer 2. Having recently launched its mobile application on both Android and iOS, ZKSpace aims to lower the barrier to entry for new users who want to get involved in the blockchain industry and explore the future of Web 3.0.


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