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Sweet Launches Broad-Scale NFT Solution for Leading Entertainment and Consumer Brands in Partnership with Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin Press Release: As global interest in blockchain-authenticated digital collectibles accelerates, Sweet has built the NFT solution for broad-scale distribution and market adoption.

 

February 4, 2021 – New York, New York – Sweet, in partnership with Bitcoin.com, has announced the launch of a highly-scalable Non-Fungible Token (NFT) platform for the broad distribution of digital collectibles and digital merchandise. Leveraging Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) and the Bitcoin Cash network (BCH), blockchain digital collectibles provide consumer and entertainment brands with a previously-unseen opportunity to drive new revenue, create one-of-a-kind consumer experiences, and increase consumer engagement to unprecedented levels. 

 

Flexible Distribution

With Sweet’s solution, brands have the flexibility to bring digital merchandise to market in an extraordinary number of ways, including for-purchase on existing e-commerce stores, bundled with physical products via QR codes, as social giveaways via web-based reservations, and as rewards for completing actions such as streaming a song on Spotify or Apple Music.

 

The platform uses the Bitcoin Cash and the SLP standard for NFTs.  According to Sweet Founder and CEO Tom Mizzone:

 

“SLP was an excellent fit for Sweet’s digital collectibles platform. We looked at several blockchain solutions and found Bitcoin Cash and SLP to be fast, scalable, and highly cost-effective. We couldn’t be more excited to participate in the growing SLP ecosystem.”

 

As consumer and entertainment brands are looking for new solutions in the digital space, Sweet enables the distribution of one-of-a-kind, digital, tradable coins and cards that are custom-designed around the brand and then published on the blockchain for transparent ownership and authenticity. 

 

“The future of rare, collectible merchandise is in the digital arena as evidenced by the growing interest in NFTs, and we are thrilled to be the ones giving brands and artists a new way to offer exclusive digital merchandise to their fans and customers,” said Mizzone. 

 

A Feature-Packed NFT Wallet

The Sweet platform includes a mobile blockchain wallet for iOS and Android which boasts a beautifully engineered UI where users get the full experience of excitement and community as they interact with others and trade their collectibles, jockeying to obtain rare items and complete sets. Sweet’s CTO, Ken Ellis, stated:

 

We’ve made a significant investment in producing NFTs at scale. We can quickly create thousands of NFTs to support major product or music releases and events, and deliver them immediately to a user’s SLP wallet. From there, users can trade their collectibles with other fans and users within the app.”

 

Ellis continued;

 

Each NFT has a unique URI associated with it, the contents of which are signed as part of the creation process.  We’ve made these URIs public to facilitate sharing, and when resolved by a browser we provide a 3D rendering of the collectible, along with information on the current owner.”

 

Built to Scale

Sweet’s solution, built on SLP, is driving innovation and broader adoption of NFTs.

Roger Ver, founder of Bitcoin.com, said: 

 

“In the past, users were locked into a completely in-app experience or a single marketplace, but now any Sweet digital collectible can be acquired through many channels and traded with anyone around the world, even if they aren’t a Sweet user themselves. This means true and authentic ownership for users, and it’s being made possible on Bitcoin Cash. We couldn’t be more excited about our strategic partnership with Sweet and what it means for the collectibles market.”

 

Sweet has strong traction in the entertainment and consumer brand communities with over 600 artists and brands live on the platform and thousands of NFTs in the queue for worldwide fans and collectors.

 

For more information on Sweet, visit https://sweet.io.

 

Media Contact Details

Contact Name: Peter Keiser, 

Contact Role: EVP of Marketing, Sweet

Contact Number: (201)-775-9000
Contact Email: [email protected]

 

Sweet is the source of this content. This Press Release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

 

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Leaked Image Sparks eBay Crypto Rumors

Leaked Image Sparks eBay Crypto Rumors

Photographs shared from the Consensus 2019 event in New York have sparked fresh rumors of yet another internet giant following Facebook down the crypto rabbit hole, this time online marketplace eBay.

Hackernoon reported on a Tweet from an event participant shows several banner ads from the retail giant carrying slogans such as “Virtual Currency. It’s happening on eBay.” and “Digital Collectibles. It’s happening on eBay”.

Looks like adoption is going to be a common word in this industry in 2019… https://t.co/YJumSsiJBF

— Mappo – Head of aelf Content (@mappopk_crypto) May 13, 2019

The first looks like an obvious reference to cryptocurrency, since the term “virtual currency” has been used by several jurisdictions to refer to crypto such as Bitcoin. The last phrase is perhaps even more curious as it talks about “digital collectibles”, something that blockchain-based games such as CryptoKitties have introduced via specialized tokens created using the Ethereum protocol.

eBay was one of the sponsors for Consensus 2019 alongside many other huge companies, most already dabbling at least in blockchain technology ventures, such as Deloitte, IBM, Microsoft, Australian Federal Government, Citi, AWS and Accenture.

With the likes of Facebook also seemingly intent on creating its own stablecoin, and banking mammoth JP Morgan already hot on the trails of private crypto, it might come as little surprise others are also joining the corporate queue at the blockchain line.

 

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