Inspired by the success of CryptoKitties, Major League baseball (MLB) announced the launch of its own games collection on the Ethereum blockchain. About it writes Yahoo Finance.
Game called MLB Crypto Baseball gives the opportunity to buy and sell a unique collection of digital avatars based on specific moments in recent League matches.
The game developer is specializing in the gaming industry on blockchain company Lucid Sight, have signed a corresponding licensing agreement with MLB.
Says Kenny Gersh, Executive Vice President of MLB on the issues of the gaming industry and new business opportunities, League baseball has long followed the cryptocurrency and before you sign an agreement with Lucid Sight had rejected several other proposals.
“We have long talked about bitcoin and the possibility to accept it as payment for MLB.tv a number of our other products, but decided not to. We felt that it is not our business, because speculation is not our business. This game [Baseball MLB Crypto] – a more interesting mix of blockchain technology and what we do,” he said.
Also Kenny Gersh added that MLB has already held talks with Lucid Sight at the moment when at the end of last year I was running the game CryptoKitties, and her appearance confirmed the correctness of this choice. Moreover, he hoped that after last season the attendance for MLB games has fallen to record-low numbers, run to the end of this summer, the blockchain-the game returns to the audience, especially the younger generation.
Recall that in March 2018, the creators CryptoKitties closed first round of venture funding, which has collected $12 million.
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