Introducing MLB Crypto Baseball, the world’s first international sports league blockchain game!
The game is a joint effort from Lucid Sight and Major League Baseball and represents an exciting development in the world of blockchain games. It’s based on similar concept to CryptoKitties, with users being available to trade Ether (the cryptocurrency of Ethereum) for digital collectibles that will be officially licensed by MLB.
Kenny Gersh is the executive vice-president of new business ventures and gaming at MLB and he explains “We talked a long time ago about bitcoin and whether we should accept it as payment for MLB.tv and some of our other products, and we opted not to,”
“At the end of the day we decided that isn’t our business, we’re not in the speculation business. We’re in the business of delivering baseball to fans. So this game is a more interesting intersection of blockchain technology and what we do.”
Every asset within MLB Crypto Baseball, whether its an interactive collectible or other digital merchandise will be blockchain secured. This means that users can amass a collection which is owned uniquely by them.
Randy Saaf, the chief executive and co-founder of Lucid Sight said “This is a historic day for sports fans and blockchain enthusiasts alike as Lucid Sight and MLB have joined forces to create an entirely new genre of sports collecting and digital scarcity”.
Other sports seem to be following the lead of Major League Baseball in collaborating with blockchain developers. The Sacramento Kinds have taken on the challenge of supporting charity by mining Ether in a scheme titled MiningForGood. It will support Build. Black. and takes place inside one of the most technologically advanced arenas in the USA, Golden 1 Center.