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27 days ago
By motogp.com

Animoca Brands to bring MotoGP™ Ignition to Flow blockchain

Dorna Sports is delighted to announce an agreement with Animoca Brands

Tags MotoGP, 2021

Dorna Sports is delighted to announce an agreement with Animoca Brands, the developer and publisher of the successful blockchain games F1® DeltaTime and The Sandbox, to bring MotoGP™ Ignition to Flow blockchain. Further expanding Animoca Brands’ push to bring mainstream consumers to blockchain, MotoGP™ Ignition is a competitive management and collectibles game platform based on MotoGP™. Built on the Flow blockchain, the first content sale will begin on the 26th of March 2021. Flow is developed by Dapper Labs, the company behind NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties.

MotoGP™ is the oldest motorsports championship in the world, featuring the fastest riders and the most technologically advanced prototype racing motorcycles on the planet. MotoGP™ Ignition will allow fans to own and trade collectibles of their favourite MotoGP bikes and personalities on blockchain.

MotoGP™ Ignition will deliver two forms of MotoGP™-branded experiences centered around limited-edition non-fungible tokens (NFTs): a digital collectibles platform where users buy and sell cards of varying rarity, and a racing manager game. The game’s racing management experience will offer the bikes, riders, and champions of MotoGP as NFT collectibles that players use to assemble their racing teams to compete against other players.

Collectibles in the first ever MotoGP™ Ignition sale will be purchased using fiat currency with payment via credit card, and also using  REVV, the utility token and in-game currency for branded motorsports blockchain games. 

Flow blockchain is uniquely positioned to enable big brands to deliver richer user engagement and unique experiences, such as digital ownership or provable scarcity, in addition to offering access to a global, open ecosystem at launch. Coupled with innovative technology that allows for scalability without compromising decentralization, Flow offers unparalleled user experience for mainstream audiences. 

Roham Gharegozlou, CEO and founder of Dapper Labs, creator of Flow blockchain: "Flow is the perfect platform for high quality developers like Animoca Brands to build on because it provides the opportunity to scale. MotoGP has done a fantastic job of engaging millions of fans of motorsports around the world, and those fans deserve a great, stable, fast experience."

Pau Serracanta, Managing Director of Dorna Sports: "We are delighted to continue working with Animoca Brands and announce MotoGP Ignition, offering fans the chance to own and trade collectibles on blockchain - curating their own collections as well as competing against each other in the racing management experience. The digital sphere has been a key focus for Dorna for many seasons and we are delighted to give our hundreds of millions of fans around the world yet another opportunity to interact with their favourite sport and get involved with MotoGP."

The first MotoGP NFT collectible sale will begin on the 26th of March 2021. To receive news about the sale and other updates about MotoGP Ignition please sign up here.

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