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Italian Football Club A.S. Roma Adopts Blockchain to Enable Fans Trade Digital Cards

Italian football club A.S. Roma adopts blockchain, partnering with Sorare. Sorare is a blockchain-based digital trading card application to enable its fans to buy, sell or trade digital cards. Also, the cards will be valued based on the real-life performance of players, according to the Insidersport report on January 30, 2020.

AS Roma Partners with Sorare

Per the report, AS Roma has partnered with Sorare to enable fans of the Italian football club to buy, sell, or trade digital cards. The blockchain-based digital trading card application processes these trades. Reportedly, the app quantifies the value of the cards based on the player’s performance in real-time.

Furthermore, fans can win prizes in tournaments on a weekly basis. Prizes are awarded to the players that line-up five of the best cards weekly. Each player will get one unique card and 10 super rare cards. In line with that, there will be an issuance of 100 rare cards and unlimited free common cards.

Card’s Rarity Determined by Player’s Side and Performance

The side a player chooses and their performance for the week determines the card’s rarity. And as part of the collaboration, Sorare will begin the pre-sale of Roma rare collectibles. These collectibles will be available on the blockchain card gaming market soon.

Nicolas Julia, Sorare’s Co-founder and CEO while making comments said the digital trading application company is proud to have entered into an agreement with “such an Italian heavyweight”. The CEO also revealed that the company is grateful that AS Roma could trust Sorare.

“We see this as a new, key step in our vision to work with the best football clubs from around the world…We believe that Sorare’s player cards now have the potential to bring the benefits of crypto technology to mainstream users with a simple yet compelling offering: collect and play with scarce football digital collectibles.” Julia said.

More Football Clubs Adopt Blockchain Technology

AS Roma is now joining over 30 Italian football teams who take advantage of the blockchain-based service provided by Sorare. Some of these clubs include Schalke, West Ham, Madrid, Valencia, and Napoli. Similarly, Atletico Mineiro, a Brazilian football had made plans to launch a token to enable fans to purchase game tickets.

Reportedly, Sorare was able to raise €500,000 (US$551,000) in funding. ConsenSys, a Blockchain firm is also an investor of the company, whereas Ubisoft, a video games publisher accepted Sorare into its Entrepreneur Lab accelerator program in 2019.

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