AC Milan to enter the NFT world

    AC Milan NFTs world

    The damaged, child-sized AC Milan shirt from South Sudan was handled with blue latex gloves, neatly hung on a hanger, and ready for the Lidar scanners in just the right illumination. The jersey had been on the back of a young child navigating floods in his home country years before. Jan Grarup, a Danish photojournalist, photographed the garment and then requested that it be exchanged for a brand new one. The youngster agreed. A business AC Milan hired called Fansea was digitizing the shirt in 3D and turning it into a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) at the time.

    AC Milan to sell NFTs

    An NFT is a one-of-a-kind digital item that is tracked on a blockchain to demonstrate its uniqueness. The data that underpins NFTs is bought and sold for astronomically high prices, and it can represent anything discovered online, such as art, images, match highlights, and, in this example, a 3D model of an AC Milan jersey from Sudan that can be rotated and examined up close.

    The club said on Friday that 75,817 copies of the digitized shirt would be sold for €45, with the money going to a charity that helps children in need across the world, especially in Sudan. San Siro’s capacity is shown by the number of things on sale.

    AC Milan’s first entry into the NFT sector – a burgeoning industry in the football world – provides a glimpse into the complex process that transforms real-world goods into digital memorabilia owned by thousands of fans. So, what does it take to transform a tangible object into a work of art that can be viewed in 3D online? Lidar and photogrammetry technologies, as well as a dash of imagination, were used in this project.

    What Alexander Schlicher has to say

    Fansea founder Alexander Schlicher told GOAL, “You have to be an engineer in order to do that.” “Because you’ll need to know how to adjust the light, the dust level in the room, the reflections in the room, how to use the scanner, and how to analyze the images you take. “We have to get the real thing and place it in our studio every time.”

    Fansea and AC Milan hope that this degree of effort will pique supporters’ curiosity. For the time being, interest equals money for charity. It may later translate to revenue in future undertakings. As NFTs and bitcoin gain traction, a number of other clubs and leagues, particularly those in Italy, have seen similar results.

    What Fansea has to say

    While there are some who doubt the worth of artifacts stored online, Fansea believes that the amount of detail in initiatives like this one elevates them to major works.

    “We definitely consider the objects we create to be digital art pieces,” Schlicher remarked. “People buy it because it represents a tale about a Sudanese youngster who wore that identical jersey, suffered because of it, and kept it on his body while he was wet, sleeping, crying, and so on.”

    “So you know you’re getting a digital original of something that happened in real life.” Because it embodies all of that, and it’s more of an art piece than anything else, we made it as realistic as possible.”

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