Nike’s .Swoosh is the big blockchain idea
Nike has unveiled .Swoosh, a blockchain-based platform where members can collect and eventually create virtual jerseys, shoes and other merchandise to wear in games and online spaces. You can also get access to real products and special events. Registration starts on 18 November and you need an access code to avoid the waiting list.
Nike won’t start official “programming” until December, and the first community-style virtual collection is scheduled to launch in early 2023. If you thought Nike had already dabbled in digital merchandise, you might remember its purchase of RTFKT to accelerate virtual merchandise plans, which were almost a year ago.
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