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Nike now holds patent for blockchain-based sneakers called ‘CryptoKicks’

  • The patent outlines a system whereby blockchain can be used to attach cryptographically secured digital assets to a physical product, in this case a sports shoe.
  • It seems Nike‘s platform will also track the ownership and verify the authenticity of sneakers using the blockchain-based system.
  • When you buy a pair of the “CryptoKicks,” you’ll also receive a digital asset attached to a unique identifier of that shoe.
  • As a result, there is digital scarcity of the digital assets, as their production is effectively tied to the production of real sneakers.
  • When sneakers are sold to someone else, ownership can be transferred by trading both real shoe and/or associated digital assets.
  • These digital assets can be stored in what’s being called a “Digital Locker,” a cryptocurrency wallet type app.
  • The original patent application was filed back in April so some of these details won’t come as a surprise to some.

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LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma will battle in the College Football Playoff

  • The top four teams in the playoff field are LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma, in that order, the selection committee announced Sunday.
  • In the semifinals, LSU will face Oklahoma at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, while Ohio State will take on Clemson at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
  • The national championship game is January 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
  • This marks the fifth consecutive appearance in the playoff for Clemson, the defending national champion.
  • It's LSU's first time in the College Football Playoff.
  • The College Football Playoff has been around since the 2014 season, replacing the Bowl Championship Series.
  • The playoff teams are selected by a 13-person committee, which ranks teams based on performance, strength of schedule, conference championships won, head-to-head results and comparing results against common opponents.

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