In the latest edition of our weekly newsletter, we discuss another big week for Blockasset athletes and look ahead to an incredibly exciting 2023!
World Cup Burn Event
Wow. Has there ever been a better FIFA World Cup final?
Sunday’s game between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium had it all. The tournament’s top goalscorer, Kylian Mbappe became the first player in 56 years to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. But, in the end, it wasn’t enough to prevent Lionel Messi cementing his legacy, with Argentina securing the trophy after a tense penalty shootout.
We’ve ran a number of community events during the course of the World Cup, including a sweepstake, prediction challenges — and we also released a special edition Wayne Rooney NFT (most of these have now been airdropped, so check your wallets!).
We also ran a burn event on our BLAZE platform throughout the World Cup, allowing $BLOCK and $ASSET holders the chance to multiply the amount they burned if an event happened in the match.
During the World Cup Burn Event, 74,200 $BLOCK and 52,400 $ASSET was burned, with 145 fire pits being purchased by our community. Our community shared 40,000 $BLOCK in prizes and 46,100 $ASSET was also paid out.
The World Cup burn event, and subsequent UFC-related fire pits have provided us with data and insight that will be used as we look to add a sportsbook to our full platform in Q1 next year.
Blockasset Legend, Alex Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to reach 800 goals, and — like any true Legend — he did it in style!
The Washington Capitals’ left-wing scored a hat-trick against the Chicago Blackhawks last week, as he continues to close in on Wayne Gretzky’s all-time record.
The next landmark for the ‘Great Eight’ is Gordie Howe’s tally of 801 goals. When Ovechkin breaks clear of Howe, we’ll be celebrating with some special Ovi fire pits on BLAZE, so keep a look out!
Elsewhere in the States, Blockasset athlete Arman Tsarukyan starred in the co-main event of the final UFC event of 2022. Tsarukyan would have put fear into the lightweight division after a dominant decision victory over Damir Ismagulov.
Gutted that there’s no more major MMA events this year? Well, why not look back on an epic 2022 for Blockasset athletes on our YouTube channel.
Following the recent release of our brand new staking platform, the product team’s main focus is now perfecting our MVP platform launch, which will include a new marketplace, user profiles and a new social media experience.
Over the coming days, the whole team at Blockasset will be finalising campaigns around $BLOCK and the athlete token platform. There will be tons of fresh, new content coming your way in 2023!
We’ll be back next week with a special edition of the weekly newsletter, as we look back upon what was a huge year for Blockasset, our community and our athletes — in the meantime, the Blockasset team wishes you a very Happy Christmas!