L.A. Dodgers Using Ethereum For Athlete Token Giveaway

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L.A. Dodgers Using Ethereum For Athlete Token Giveaway

Post by dizzleBEE16 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:29 pm

Ethereum (ETH)–Despite the tanking price of Ether over the weekend, the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization can count on one positive development towards adoption coming out of a major U.S. sporting enterprise.

The L.A. Dodgers, a National League team for U.S. Major League Baseball and just one year out from competing in the World Series has announced their intention to hold a token giveaway using the popular ERC-20 platform established by Ethereum. As opposed to producing a currency made for transacting or replacing a digital form of money, the Dodger token is an interesting take on cryptocurrency in the form of crypto-based athlete collectibles.

According to the press release published on Friday, the Dodgers are planning the token giveaway for September 21, constituting the first ever “digital bobblehead” night–the branding for the event that the organization is using to describe the crypto-based tokens,

“Fans will have the opportunity to download a Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner or Kenley Jansen Crypto token. The promotion is the first of its kind in Major League Baseball, and believed to be the first Crypto giveaway in sports.”

https://ethereumworldnews.com/la-dodger ... oken-2018/

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Re: L.A. Dodgers Using Ethereum For Athlete Token Giveaway

Post by Typhoon_SSN » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:06 am

It's interesting to see the sport business adopt cryptocurrencies ; the more fields embrace it, the better it gets! But I don't really get the idea of "crypto collectibles"... So, they're just tokens named after the players, right? Like physical currencies sometimes issue a limited series of coins commemorating some important event or person?

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