A partnership have developed the first blockchain game based on a global sports league with an aim to boost fan engagement.
There has been an explosion recently in the uses of blockchain technology, from the creation of a social platform to a cryptocurrency for sharing services. Now, Major League Baseball (MLB) and blockchain game studio Lucid Sight have teamed up to develop a blockchain game, called MLB Crypto Baseball. The game will run on the Ethereum blockchain and will include officially-licensed, digital sports collectables called Cryptos. Each Crypto will commemorate well-known people or moments in baseball history. Using blockchain ensures that each MLB Crypto is unchangeable and only has a single owner at any one time. This gives them the same rarity as a traditional physical collectible.
As in the hugely popular blockchain game CryptoKitties, players compete to acquire Cryptos, as well as abilities and upgrades for the Cryptos. The Cryptos can also be sold or traded within the game. The game developers are hoping to attract players who are not already familiar with blockchain or using Ethereum, especially young players. The game will be rolled out in stages so that people can get used to the concept.