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Rishabh Pant newest entrant into NFT craze, to sell digital assets on Rario

Rishabh Pant newest entrant into NFT craze, to sell digital assets on Rario
Rishabh Pant  |  Photo Credit: Reuters

Indian wicketkeeper and Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant has signed on with cricket NFT platform Rario.  

Pant will be putting on sale some of the digital assets of his iconic moments, the details of which were not yet disclosed. However, the cricket star hinted that they could be related to the century against England in early March this year, where he had scored a century off 115 balls, coming in at a juncture when the team was reeling at 146 for 6.  

"The past year of my career has given me very special moments, like the century against England in Ahmedabad. My innings in Gabba is also unforgettable. The fans and I can preserve and enjoy these moments in a new way,” Pant said.   

Rario, founded by Ankit Wadhwa and Sunny Bhanot in August this year, focuses on trading NFTs in the spectrum of cricket.  

The startup claimed that it is the first officially licensed digital collectibles platform. 

In August, Rario also announced that it had partnered with former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan and South African player Faf Du Plessis for the platform.   

Singapore-based blockchain platform Cricket Foundation is another NFT platform that focuses on cricket NFTs. It is backed by former cricketers such as Parthiv Patel, Wasim Akram, RP Singh, VVS Laxman and others.   

At the backend Cricket Foundation utilises Zebi’s platform for its marketplace infrastructure.   

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Rario also recently announced that it will open the Rario Marketplace, where users will be able to list and sell cricket NFTs. The users will be able to transact using Rario cards and will recreate the nostalgia of conventional cricket cards, the company said in a statement.   

The NFT craze seems to be at the beginning of its hype cycle, with industry players, and both the B2C and the B2B segments, showing a keen interest on the blockchain-based technology.   

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Social media platform Twitter recently confirmed its support for NFTs, a few weeks after MasterCard entered the space.