A little over a week ago, we witnessed the introduction
of an exciting NFT proposal called CricTez. In case you’re unfamiliar with Cricket as many of us in the western world might be, it’s actually the second most popular sport in the world with over 2.5 billion fans worldwide.
Cricket is a bat and ball game that involves two teams with eleven players on each side with the goal of scoring more runs than the opposition. With the CricTez proposal, they are wishing to turn players into cards for usage in a fantasy sports DApp. These players cards will be realistically assessed through the usage of metadata containing key attributes unique to each player to calculate that cards score.
Oracles will also provide a means to bring information off-chain about the players such as real-time statistics to contribute to each players unique card.
To learn more about CricTez, be sure to check out the proposal
on Tezos Agora.
Of equal interest however, native to the current
proposed protocol upgrade is a feature known as ‘Tickets’. This feature, which Eli Guenzburger did a deep dive
into - will make not only creating NFT’s on Tezos easier but also allow for auctioning them off under a single NFT auction contract through the usage of tickets.
As we begin to see more development around NFT infrastructure within Tezos and more exciting projects like CricTez and Emergents
come along, it remains worth watching what future NFT’s will be built on Tezos.
Cryptokitties, arguably the most popular crypto NFT that was born during 2017 caused severe network congestion
on the Ethereum network. As Tezos has continued to grow and evolve, so has the environment for a robust platform to create NFT’s and auction them off on.