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Major League baseball hopes to use crypto to engage young fans. For years collectible trading cards attracted young baseball enthusiasts to the game. MLB Crypto Baseball is a digital trading game that will encourage collecting digital avatars inspired by plays and moments from actual baseball games.
The game will be on the Ethereum blockchain. The MLB plans to roll out the game in stages in order to teach the general public about cryptocurrency. The first step will involve using metamask and buying ether. The game will gradually progress into buying and selling digital collectibles.
Several other sports teams are also exploring using cryptocurrency in their marketing. The Dallas Mavericks have expressed an interest in using crypto and the Sacramento Kings are exploring cyrpotcurrency mining for charity.
The embracing of crypto by the sports world will make cryptocurrency go mainstream much quicker which is welcome news for early investors.