WarnerMedia joins blockchain gaming ecosystem. The firm recently announced “Blocklete Games” a platform allowing players to collect, train, trade, and compete with digital athletes while earning cash prizes.
This is made possible through the implementation of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. These are crypto tokens that are each verifiably unique, despite being issued under the same specifications as other tokens of their kind.
Players joining Blocklete Games will be able to own digital athletes, called “Blockletes”. These players can be bought and sold through the gaming brand’s open marketplace platform. Thanks to their status as Ethereum tokens, each Blocklete has a special signature ensuring every player is one-of-a-kind.
Turner Sports also announced the platform’s first game, “Blocklete Golf”, which is a simulation game that offers NFT-backed “Blockletes” golfers.
Yang Adija, VP of business operations & strategy at Turner Sports, commented on the company’s interest in the blockchain sphere “With Blocklete Games, we see a transformational opportunity to give fans more control over the video gaming experience by reversing the conventional power dynamic between player and publisher. Our service leverages the blockchain such that anyone can play personalized sports games with their friends, with the potential to also generate a return on their investment in the game.”
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