Polygon and DraftKings have formed a strategic agreement to accelerate the adoption of NFTs and Web3. DraftKings will leverage its expertise in digital sports to introduce a whole new audience to NFTs.
DraftKings Marketplace, built on Polygon, is a digital collectibles platform for mainstream accessibility that enables NFT airdrops as well as secondary transactions. To participate in the marketplace, users can browse listings on the marketplace’s website. Preseason Access Collection NFT drops by Autograph of iconic athletes featuring Tom Brady, Wayne Gretzky, Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, and Derek Jeter, were sold out almost immediately since the launch of the platform in August.
DraftKings has the option to become a validator for the Polygon blockchain. As a validator, DraftKings would be able to bring additional security to Polygon.
DraftKings joins a cohort of amazing projects such as Atari, Decentraland, OpenSea, the Sandbox, ZED Run, Neon District, and many more that are built on Polygon. Today, Polygon supports over 100,000 blockchain gamers. By collaborating with DraftKings, Polygon is advancing its mission to bring NFTs and crypto to the world.
Polygon’s gaming and NFT arm Polygon Studios focuses on bridging the gap between Web 2 and Web 3 gaming through investment, marketing and developer support. See all updates from Polygon Studios here.
DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirit of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming and digital media. Headquartered in Boston, and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the only U.S.-based vertically integrated sports betting operator. DraftKings is a multi-channel provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, powering sports and gaming entertainment for operators in 17 countries. DraftKings’ Sportsbook is live with mobile and/or retail betting operations in the United States pursuant to regulations in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. DraftKings’ daily fantasy sports product is available in 7 countries internationally with 15 distinct sports categories. DraftKings is the official daily fantasy partner of the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, PGA TOUR and UFC as well as an authorized gaming operator of the NBA and MLB, an official sports betting partner of the NFL, an official betting operator of PGA TOUR and the official betting operator of UFC. Launched in August 2021, DraftKings Marketplace is a digital collectibles ecosystem designed for mainstream accessibility that offers curated NFT drops and supports secondary-market transactions. DraftKings also owns Vegas Sports Information Network, Inc. (VSiN), a multi-platform broadcast and content company. For more information, please visit: https://www.draftkings.co.uk/
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