Popular Solana-based sneaker NFT firm, STEPN has launched Mascherano NFT collections. The firm announced the development in a Twitter post on Friday. As revealed, the design of the sneakers was inspired by Mascherano. In addition, the sticker also displays his autograph.
Recall that a few days ago, STEPN partnered with SaaSGo, previously known as Ecentive.io to develop the NFT collection. SaaSGo is recognized as the world’s first fiat-DeFi platform. According to the partnership, STEPN intends to release a co- branded NFT sneaker collection to celebrate the 2022 world cup festival. The sneakers carries the signature of Javier Mascherano, a former professional football and FIFA World Cup ambassador. He is also the current Argentina national under- 20 football head coach.
Notably, the World Cup collection includes a unique colourful set of 250 Genesis NFT Sneakers. It also include 218 Common, 30 Uncommon, and 2 Rare Sneakers. The Ethereum-based sneakers is now available to be played on STEPN. It is also available for purchase on SaaSGo marketplace. In addition, the sneaker’s design pays tribute to Mascherano’s brand.
STEPN seeks to expand NFT utility for its community
According to STEPN, the aim of the partnership is to pioneer new and innovative of expanding NFT utility for its community. Furthermore, STEPN intends to continue the trend of designing real world experiences for NFT holders. This goal manifested in its partnership with Atletico de Madrid collection and its world cup collection with SaaSGo and Mascherano.
In addition, STEPN reaffirmed its mission to introducing new users to web3, and encourage healthy lifestyle. The firm further revealed its intention to promote carbon neutrality. According to STEPN, the World Cup NFT project remains one of its numerous beneficial projects for its community members. Further, the firm promised to continuously initiate NFT projects capable of fostering and expanding the adoption of NFTs in the future.
Javier Mascherano, the FIFA World cup ambassador also reacted to the partnership. According to him, football is the most popular sport in the world. He further that the sport belongs to everybody. Notably, the NFT sneakers in the World Cup go beyond a digital collectible. It operates as a digital membership for holders to get exclusive access to STEPN Genesis holder perks. Also, holders can access tutorials and entry into a merchandise giveaway.