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American footballer Dez Bryant to launch NFTs that track player stats with support from Chainlink
Dez Bryant’s Personal Corner will allow professional players to foster a direct athlete-fan relationship through NFTs.
Dez Bryant’s Personal Corner recently announced the launch of dynamic NFTs that will change based on a specific athlete’s stats, such as touchdowns, interceptions, tackles, sacks, and more–with support from Chainlink Sports Data Feeds.
The one-stop platform was founded by the former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver as a unified marketplace for all personally branded items–helping athletes and influencers in building their image brand in both the physical and digital space.
Chainlink brings real-world data to Personal Corner’s NFTs
With a mission to “empower athletes through NFTs,” Personal Corner found a way to incorporate real-world data into its NFTs to make them truly dynamic.
“At the end of the day, an athlete’s in-game stats matter, and that’s exactly why we’re using Chainlink Sports Data Feeds. By upgrading NFTs based on player statistics, the foundation of Personal Corner’s NFTs will be rooted in what fans care most about: the sport and connection,” stated Bryant.
Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network with a rapidly expanding ecosystem that provides real-world data to smart contracts on the blockchain.
The network currently secures tens of billions of dollars across DeFi, insurance, gaming, and other major industries– leveraging a universal gateway to all blockchains.
“Dynamic NFTs give athletes a streamlined way to engage their fanbases and begin developing their personal brands,” Bryant added, as he explained how this added utility is envisioned to allow pro players to directly connect with their fans.
Connecting with fanbase
According to the announcement, this concept has the potential to be expanded on countless scenarios–furthering the relationships between athletes and their fans.
When the athlete reaches a specific milestone, the NFT upgrades, and as the athlete’s career unravels, early NFTs can become increasingly different and unique, while accruing value to their owners.
Owners of these upgraded NFTs could be rewarded by the athlete in recognition of their early support in diverse ways, such as winning front-row tickets or a signed piece of memorabilia from the player himself.
Personal Corner is dedicated to educating athletes–leveraging easy entry to the NFT game.
“That’s why we’re excited to announce Personal Corner’s Series 1 launch of dynamic NFTs for NFL stars Trevon Diggs, Maxx Crosby, Von Miller, Hollywood Brown, and more to help each athlete build a dynamic NFT experience that creates closer, more personal relationships with their fans,” revealed the platform in the announcement.