- Dodgers distributed the crypto tokens to 40,000 fans present at their live match on September 21.
- The Card is an Ethereum wallet containing a tokenized ERC-721-based baseball digital card
- Bidding is still ongoing
Per a Trustnodes report, the official tokenized cards of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team are now live on eBay, selling for around 0.1 Ether.
Los Angeles Dodgers Merging Sports with Cryptos
The Los Angeles Dodgers, an American professional baseball team founded in 1883, has joined the growing list of sports teams adopting distributed ledger technology (DLT) based cryptoassets.
According to a Trustnodes report, the Dodgers crypto tokenized baseball cards are now live on the eBay platform, with interested buyers bidding $25, or around 0.1 ether for the digital assets.
The LA Dodgers tokenized card is an ether wallet which also contains a tokenized ERC-721-powered baseball digital card.
Ethereum’s ERC-721 token standard is specifically for non-fungible tokens and crypto collectibles like CryptoKitties.
The Dodgers tokenized baseball cards reportedly displays an Ethereum address at the front, with the owner’s private key hidden behind a scratcher at the back of the card.
While bitcoin and ether souvenirs such as pens, T-Shirts, and others are currently in existence, LA Dodgers have gone into the history books as the first baseball team to give out cryptocurrency wallets to 40,000 fans, creating massive awareness for the world’s second largest cryptocurrency.
It’s worth noting that the LA Dodgers crypto initiative has dwarfed that of BitPay.
On December 26, 2014, BitPay, an Atlanta-based global bitcoin payment service provider sponsored the 2014 St. Petersburg Bowl football game between the NC State Wolfpack and UCF Knights.
LA Dodgers Tokenized Digital Card to Help Increase Ether Awareness?
While Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin remains the undisputed king of blockchain-based virtual currencies, there is no denying that Ether is not doing too poorly in terms of popularity, especially within the cryptospace.
With the Ethereum smart contracts distributed ledger already home to more than 1,000 decentralized applications (dApps), the Dodgers tokenized digital baseball card could further add to the growing popularity of the platform cryptocurrency.
Growing Cryptocurrency Adoption in the Sports World
Of a truth the Los Angeles Dodgers ether give away to 40,000 fans appears to be a forward-thinking maneuver, other sports teams have also started warming up to play the game of cryptos. As previously reported, Dash (Dash) and FanDuel linked up to create a new fantasy football tournament, and the Paris Saint-Germain football club partnered with Socios.com to create their own cryptocurrency.