Status, the mobile OS built for Ethereum today announced that CryptoStrikers will be the first startup accepted into Status Incubate, its recently launched incubator dedicated to helping blockchain startups succeed.
CryptoStrikers is developing a crypto-collectibles platform where sports fans can buy and trade crypto cards of their favorite football stars. CryptoStrikers is an open source project that aims to unlock a range of experiences, inviting the community to build games and applications on top of the CryptoStrikers platform
Ahead of the 2018 World Cup which kicks off on June 14th and to celebrate the milestone, CryptoStrikers partnered with Status to give away 250 Premium Packs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each pack contains four cards.
CryptoStrikers looks to disrupt the growing, highly fragmented collectibles market by offering digital sports cards for a Web3 experience. Led by smart contract developer Gianni Settino, the first engineer hired at recently acquired DRAFT, and Benn Gurton, recently Head of Biz Dev at Sportradar US, the world’s largest sports data provider, the Status Incubate team said CryptoStrikers distinguished itself from many applicants with their strong founder expertise and compelling vision.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Gianni Settino, CryptoStrikers Engineer” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We’re really excited to see how the community responds to what we’ve built. Our illustrators have done a tremendous job with the player cards. The app is supported with some cool tech, with smart contracts governing all key interactions. Our hope is that this game brings together users and lets them experience the meaning of true digital ownership in a decentralized global ecosystem.”[/perfectpullquote]
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Ben Morris, Head of Status Incubator” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”At the core of CryptoStrikers, and one of the reasons why we’re so excited about its potential is how the team plans to use Ethereum to bring transparency to what has been an often opaque market. In the current Web, you’d bid for that must-have Magic Johnson card up on eBay. Even if you won the auction, you’d never truly be certain about its authenticity or its provenance. But thanks to the advantages of the smart contract, CryptoStrikers can bring a new layer of transparency to the collectibles market. It is the transparency, and, in a related way, the radically new kind of trust created by blockchain economics that presents a new paradigm in the crypto-collectibles space as well as Web3 generally.”[/perfectpullquote]
CryptoStrikers is available on Status, so if you haven’t already, be sure to request early access and start playing.