- The NBA Top Shot platform has decided to add to its platform crypto collectibles based on the WNBA women’s basketball league.
- This group of crypto objects will be available to the interested public on August 27 as part of the platform.
Digital assets have expanded to various areas of human endeavor, such as music, art, and also sports, both electronic and real, so it is increasingly common for clubs and players from various disciplines to give it a opportunity to digital money.
This is the case of the platform NBA Top Shot, company owned Dapper Labs, the same as fIt was a key piece to make non-fungible tokens (NFTs) popular, thereby achieving rapid expansion at the beginning of 2021. NBA Top Shot recently unveiled that it decided to add crypto collectibles based on the WNBA women’s basketball league.
This group of crypto objects will be available to the interested public on August 27, as part of the existing NBA Top Shot platform.
What’s in the package?
For basketball and crypto enthusiasts, you’ll be glad to know that bundle includes “collectible moments,” captured on digital cards featuring highlights from players like Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner and Sabrina Ionescu. It should be noted that the footage was collected from a series of actual WNBA videos.
In order to draw more attention from crypto collectors, the current director of associations at Dapper Labs, Caty Tedman, pointed out in a interview, that The consortium is currently working on a “short list” that includes the best players and their best moments to kick off the initial series of WNBA pitches.. However, it is planned that the supply of the WNBA will be increased later, depending on the demand.
“Our main purpose is that there really is a uniformity between the male and female game”Tedman signed.
According to Tedman, adding the WNBA to the platform “it was always part of their conversations“, even at the beginning of the NBA Top Shot. In turn, another reason to decide to add to the women’s basketball league is that the WNBA has presented an extremely interesting increase in the audience, which is reflected in a 74% YoY increase for the first games of this year’s season, on ESPN platforms.
In addition, it could not have been incorporated at a better time, since the WNBA is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Also, their integration is accompanied by the arrival of a couple of new Top Shot ambassadors: league legend Lisa Leslie and current MVP A’ja Wilson.
In addition to plans to increase the number of collectibles as noted above, Dapper also plans to develop an experience that is focused on the most dedicated league, just for “red bone” fans.
“We would love to have an environment that is truly dedicated to WNBA fans, that is able to offer them the same quality of experience that all NBA fans get.“, added Tedman,”knowing in advance that there will be some point where we can surely combine“.
For those of you unfamiliar with the NBA Top Shot platform, it was released. last fall, before it became popular thanks to the boom in the NFT market presented in early 2021.
Top Shot, managed to quickly position itself among the fans, as the world was discovering more and more non-fungible tokens.
However, it was not all “honey on flakes”, as the platform that runs on Dapper’s custom Flow blockchain, had to come up with the right way to satisfy the demand, which resulted in downtime, market limitations among other problems.
That is why, according to Tedman’s statements, the team decided to focus on strengthening the platform, focusing on what fans really want, as well as locating and modifying what they leave the platform for.
Due to this experience, it is that Dapper pointed out that now, another of its objectives, is to consider the viable options to continue with the growth of the platform, while experimenting with participation opportunities.
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