By CCN: A company called Lucid Sight announced its partnership with Major League Baseball last year. Now the deal is coming to fruition, with the launch of MLB Champions, a crypto collectibles game that allows you to own a digitized version of baseball cards and play with them.
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Genius! Digital Collectibles: Rarity Without Wear and Tear
Digital collectibles are perhaps the only way to reach the next generation, Lucid Sight CEO Randy Saaf told Yahoo Finance.
“Digital natives,” or people who will have had some version of the internet and mobile devices throughout their lives, will gravitate instead toward digitized versions of collectibles. The blockchain and non-fungible tokens make it possible to own these assets in a way that previous virtual trading games couldn’t have enabled.
Like real-world collectibles and baseball cards, the virtual players can be sold and traded on the marketplace. New players can be bought during drafts or in packs from the company. Player stats improve through usage. Saaf said:
“Our game is a fantasy-esque type game, where you buy the collectibles, you buy a Bryce Harper or Mike Trout, you play them in the game, and if Mike Trout hits a home run to win the world series, that generates new rewards that can be kept scarce, powered by blockchain.”
Digital collectibles, at least when tied to the blockchain, are arguably superior to traditional ones. They can’t be counterfeited, for example, and the company can’t just issue more of them.
The Evolution of Collectibles