The National Basketball Association (NBA), National
Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Dapper Labs, a consumer blockchain
company and creator of CryptoKitties, have announced the development of a new
digital platform, NBA Top Shot.
The platform is targeted at basketball fans who can
collect, trade, and own some of the greatest moments in league history, with
the transaction processed handled on a blockchain.
NBA Top Shot will feature a social experience built
around digital collectibles and complementary head-to-head game designed for
authentic and accessible fan engagement on blockchain, the companies noted.
Fans playing the game will be given the task to create their ideal squad, but
their rosters are built by acquiring live in-game moments from the NBA season.
By introducing these features and mechanics to the
team-building experience, and simplifying the head-to-head gameplay, the
companies hope NBA Top Shot will offer a fun and compelling experience that is
accessible to basketball fans of all ages.
The Golden State Warriors and LA Clippers have been invested in cloud technologies over the past year, as sister publication CloudTech has reported. Golden State is using Google Cloud to help improve the performance of its players and utilising analytics for scouting reports, while the Clippers are moving their CourtVision game-watching platform onto Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as utilising machine learning to gain greater insights.
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