The 0xcert NFT Spotlight Series is aimed at bringing to light the 50 shades of non-fungibility. From games to cards, and from protocols to supporting services, there is no shortage of uniqueness.
Up next in the NFT Spotlight Series is the Sorare Project. If you're a football (the word for soccer in Europe) fan and have a thing for everything block and chain, you should give a closer look to Sorare.
(Looking for more non-fungible players? You might want to read to the bottom of the post.)
📢 What is Sorare?
Sorare is a young and enthusiastic project set out to bring the tech of the future to the legs and the field grass of today. The sphere of NFTs has started to encompass many areas, from art and collectibles to bureaucratic operations, and highly valued sports became no exception.
💪 What is Sorare working on?
Sorare is a platform that provides different aspects to the football and everything around it from the blockchain point of view. The guys behind it realize the potential of the blockchain tech and even more of the non-fungibility and are not afraid to apply it to a space that is currently still quite an unconventional (but growing!) use case in the blockchain tech.
🔧 How do they do it?
With the use of NFT, the Sorare project enables investment in your favorite unique football-related assets, and by applying a gaming touch to it, Sorare brings out the gamer in you. There is a major stress on knowledge and skills that could help you build on your portfolio and earn rewards.
Sorare obviously prefers catering to a specific and relatable niche audience, which definitely adds to the speed of adoption.
⛓️ Sorare in action
Entirely devoted to football, Sorare is an official partner of 27 football clubs to date, with new ones waiting to be added to the list soon. This way, the cards and other assets that are tradable on Sorare are actually backed and licensed by Professional Football Leagues.
The Sorare membership opens you the door to a virtual stadium of original content that is contributed by the official football clubs and players. To get more of it plus an array of football crypto goods, cards and other valuables, run onto the Sorare field and score a goal with your best asset.
❓ Non-fungible Q&A
Sorare's CEO Nicolas Julia was very kind to join us in the Fungible 5 Q&A. Here is how he sees the role of non-fungibility in the blockchain world.
1. What do you expect to see in 10-years time in the non-fungible field? The most creative answers count double.
I expect people walking in VR worlds like Decentraland to shop luxury NFTs in virtual galleries or to play on virtual football fields to win a non-fungible world cup licensed by FIFA.
My take is that the biggest potential lies in natively digital NFTs.
2. In terms of other NFT projects, which one would you nominate for a Golden Globe and why?
Decentraland vision is certainly the most ambitious. They will enable decentralized ownership of virtual real estate. This is huge.
3. What would you rather have - your pet cat tokenized on the blockchain or a tangible, strokable 3D-version of your favorite crypto-asset?
I'm trying to adopt a minimalistic approach regarding physical ownership. Physical objects invade us.
I love the idea of collecting rare items and showing them off in a fancy virtual gallery or on a Ledger Nano S.
4. A CryptoKitty and an Axie enter the ring. Who wins?
CryptoKitties win every NFT fight. We have to respect our legends!
5. Finish the joke: "Sorare walks into a bar..."
...to watch a football game. He goes up to the barman and asks for a pint.
The barman asks: "Which one would you like?"
Sorare goes: "Give me something unique…"
And the barman replies: "Go back to Decentraland, man!"
NFTs in sports don't have a precisely long history, but especially for that reason we should appreciate every new and young contribution to space. Many thanks to Sorare and Nicolas Julia for adding another acre to the non-fungible field and another episode to the NFT Spotlight Series.
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How about other non-fungible episodes? Look no further:
NFT Spotlight #1 - Kette.io, protecting your NFTs
NFT Spotlight #2 - CryptoDecks, trackers of non-fungible values
NFT Spotlight #3 - KnownOrigin, the non-fungible art platform
NFT Spotlight #4 - Mokens, helping you create and compose NFTs
NFT Spotlight #5 - OpenSea, customizable NFT marketplace
NFT Spotlight #6 - CryptoCarz, VR racing on the blockchain
NFT Spotlight #7 - Dapp.com, all decentralized apps in one spot
NFT Spotlight #8 - Nonfungible.com, market insights for NFTs
NFT Spotlight #9 - CryptoCup, sports betting through NFTs
NFT Spotlight #10 - Block3, bringing NFTs to entrepreneurship
NFT Spotlight #11 - CoinGecko, crypto market data aggregator
NFT Spotlight #12 - CryptoMotors, creators of non-fungible digital cars
NFT Spotlight #13 - Matic Network, improving the blockchain processes
NFT Spotlight #14 - Auctionity, the biggest NFT auction house
NFT Spotlight #15 - Ember Sword, the power of gaming NFTs in your hands
NFT Spotlight #16 - Lumi Wallet for your crypto valuables and NFTs