A brand new digital trading card sequence on the WAX blockchain — Blockchain Heroes — will function 50 distinctive superheroes impressed by prime influencers, inventors and content material creators all through the blockchain group.
The sequence, developed by co-hosts of The Dangerous Crypto Podcast, Joel Comm and Travis Wright, is a comedic parody of crypto-world personalities introduced as superheroes.
The cardboard designs, hero names and personalities featured will probably be revealed nearer to the launch date, leaving us all to invest on the true life identities of the few names which were dropped to this point, together with ‘Girl Lightning’, ‘Captain Foreign money’, and ‘Information Avenger’.
Wyldwrangler, The Prophet and Litespeed from Blockchain Heroes. Supply: BCHeroes
Comm and Wright have been “dabbling with non-fungible tokens for [their] podcast listeners for a number of months,” stated Comm. In Could 2020, they watched trading card firm Topps launch the Rubbish Pail Children trading playing cards in digital format on the WAX blockchain. The playing cards sold out in lower than 28 hours, with collectors seeing as much as 25x returns in a secondary market.
This was instrumental within the resolution to launch their product on WAX:
“Once we noticed what Topps and WAX had been in a position to create collectively, we found the best conduit to launch a brand new product which we consider will probably be embraced by the blockchain group. These playing cards are going to be enjoyable to gather and commerce!”
The challenge is funded by a WAX Labs grant and can launch on the WAX blockchain on August 4, 2020. Chosen amid a large number of proposals, WAX Director of BD Evan Vandenberg defined that combining the NFT idea with a crypto theme stood out to him:
“Joel and Travis have put collectively some extremely artistic accumulating ideas and artwork work. Mix that with crypto-centric themes and characters and I feel you’ve an extremely fascinating challenge for the area.”
The cardboard set will function the superheroes ranging in rarity from frequent to legendary and saved on the blockchain within the type of non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) setting them other than conventional collectible trading playing cards. Every card will probably be assigned a novel minting identification quantity, offering clear gross sales and trading historical past, immutable possession data, and provable shortage.
Litespeed is card no. 1. Supply: CoinTelegraph
Of their live Podcast on June 11, Comm & Wright shared Litespeed as card no 1 likening him to the Flash. One other character is The Prophet, who’s holding up a Bitcoin Money pill with a damaged Bitcoin pill on the bottom. (Who does that remind you of?)
NBA, Italian soccer & Rubbish Pail Children
NFTs have been seeing widespread adoption in a wide range of platforms with the group behind CryptoKitties partnered with the NBA to provide collectible tokens utilizing NBA branding and participant images.
Italian soccer group Juventus offers collectible playing cards that includes gamers like Cristiano Ronaldo on the Ethereum blockchain.