25 August, 2023
10 September
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FIBA joins forces with Venly to launch Basketball World Cup digital collectibles

MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA and blockchain technology provider Venly are giving fans the opportunity to celebrate their love of the sport by purchasing FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 digital NFT collectibles. 

Offered for the first time at a FIBA flagship event, they are set to be a perfect memento of the tournament which tips off on Friday, August 25 and will take place for the first time in three nations across the Philippines. Japan and Indonesia. 

The digital NFT collectibles include:

Fan's Frenzy: The most accessible digital collectible, serving as a digital keepsake of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Perfect for basketball fans and collectors.

National Pride: With 32 unique designs, these digital collectibles embody the heart and soul of the respective national teams who are stepping out in the competition.

Ultimate Courtside: Limited to just 1,500 pieces, this tier offers fans a glimpse of basketball history.

Golden Glory: A one-of-a-kind digital collectible design, this is a unique airdrop to holders of the "National Pride" digital collectible from the victorious country.

Fans eager to purchase can do so very simply by going to the FIBA Basketball World Cup NFT Shopify store. They are minted on Polygon and buyers can claim utility through a token-gated platform.

Tim Dierckxsens, CEO and Co-Founder of Venly commented: "This collaboration represents an exciting convergence of sports and cutting-edge technology, aligning seamlessly with our mission to empower brands and platforms through blockchain.

"By creating a unique space for fans to celebrate their shared passion for basketball, we're not only making blockchain accessible but also changing how fans engage with the sport.

"This underscores our commitment to unity, innovation, and the boundless potential of blockchain technology and we are very grateful to Outro Consulting for helping to create this opportunity."

Frank Leenders, FIBA Media and Marketing Services Director General, added: "We are very pleased to be able to work alongside Venly to offer fans these digital collectibles.

"Having these collectible digital assets emphasizes how FIBA is embracing innovation and technology. Not only will they bring opportunities for fans globally to access new products, but will also help further grow the interest around the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, which tips off on August 25."


About the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 
The 19th edition of FIBA's flagship event, the FIBA Basketball World Cup, is taking place for the first time across three host nations in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia from August 25 to September 10.   

For more information on the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, visit www.fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2023 or follow the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About Venly
Venly is a blockchain technology provider creating tools and products to help companies benefit from blockchain technology. They provide a complete technology stack to bring brands, apps, games and platforms into Web3. Venly helps businesses integrate Web3 technology & onboard users seamlessly. They are making blockchain accessible to everyone.