• Polygon’s New Gaming Studio Debuts with the Cricket NFT Platform

  • NFT trading cards and memorabilia appear to have appeared in every major sport, from football to soccer to basketball. Cricket fans, rejoice: your time has arrived.

    On Thursday, Rario, an officially licensed cricket NFT platform that will allow fans to collect and trade iconic moments from cricket history, announced its launch. Polygon, a layer 2 Ethereum scaling solution, will be integrated into the platform.

    Rario is the first project developed in collaboration with Polygon Studios, the company’s new NFT and gaming hub.

    The platform already has partnerships with cricket leagues around the world, including the Lanka Premier League and the Caribbean Premier League, as well as cricket stars such as former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan and South African cricketer Faf Du Plesis. Rario could be thought of as attempting to become what Sorare is for international soccer.

    Sports NFT platforms are thriving, with Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot generating over $700 million in sales in less than a year. Cricket’s global popularity and 2.5 billion-strong audience make it an ideal market for NFTs.

    “We believe Rario is laying the groundwork for digital collectibles to become the most prized asset for sports fans in India and around the world,” said Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal in a press release. “Polygon Studios is ecstatic to be a part of this groundbreaking journey with the Rario team.”

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