Rario, a cricket-based digital collectibles platform, announced on Friday that it has partnered with Polygon and its brand new branch Polygon Studios, leveraging the team’s significant NFT knowledge to help develop fan engagement and grab the interest of the world’s 2.5 billion cricket enthusiasts.
Polygon Studios is a new NFT-centric gaming and metaverse hub designed to facilitate web 3.0 gaming, backed by a $100 million fund to accelerate mainstream adoption of NFT projects. Rario’s integration of Polygon coincides with Polygon’s launch of Polygon Studios, a new NFT-centric gaming and metaverse hub designed to facilitate web 3.0 gaming, backed by a $100 million fund to accelerate mainstream adoption of NFT projects.
Blockchain-based Web 3.0 games and NFT projects
Polygon Studios already collaborates with the majority of today’s top blockchain-based Web 3.0 games and NFT projects, including Decentraland, Opensea, Sandbox, Somnium Space, and Decentral Games, and has around 300 gaming and NFT Dapps, which is 5x more than any other chain outside of Ethereum main chain.
Rario allows cricket fans to collect and exchange some of the game’s most memorable and legally licenced moments, which are immortalised on the blockchain and represented as non-fungible tokens (NFT).
Rario is the world’s first officially licenced Cricket NFT platform to work alongside internationally acclaimed cricket stars such as Zaheer Khan, Faf Du Plesis, Shakib Al Hasan, Smriti Mandhana, and Shafali Verma to allow fan ownership of the most evocative and memorable moments in cricket.
Cricket is a sport with a global audience of 2.5 billion people that is well-suited to capturing fan involvement through NFT collectibles. Rario has assured that fans can access the platform without incurring prohibitive transaction speeds or prices by utilising Polygon.
Rario will create its platform with Polygon Studios, allowing users to transact more quickly and easily.
Mr. Ankit Wadhwa, Rario’s Founder and CEO, said in a statement announcing the integration: “We are delighted to have Polygon Studios on board with us in our collective journey to revolutionise the digital collectibles space. The domain expertise, credibility and substantial added bandwidth that Polygon Studios brings will enable our team at Rario to create a highly furnished product for the market.
“We are excited to work together with the team at Polygon Studios. Our vision of taking fan interaction via Rario Club syncs well with the digital culture ecosystem Polygon Studios is building.”
Facilitating a hotbed of digital culture
Polygon Co-Founder Sandeep Nailwal said, “Our aim behind setting up Polygon Studios was always to facilitate a hotbed of digital culture, which is a vision that we are pleased to share with Rario. With its commitment to making the best use of modern technology to shape fandom for generations to come and change the way the fans interact with the game of Cricket, we believe Rario is laying down the foundations for making digital collectibles the most prized asset for sports fans in India and across the world. Polygon Studios is thrilled to be on this pioneering journey with the Rario team.”
Rario will continue to work with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), and Cricket Australia (CA), among others, to assist preserve cricket history and bring it into the digital era.
To start an open dialogue with users, the Rario and Polygon Studios teams will host a joint Ask Me Anything (AMA) online session.