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We’re excited to announce that Web3 entertainment and technology company Orange Comet, in collaboration with 7x NBA All-Star and 6x NBA Champion Scottie Pippen, has integrated Chainlink Verifiable Random Function (VRF) on Ethereum. This integration enables Orange Comet to help distribute Scottie Pippen’s Sneaker digital collection fairly and transparently, select winners to receive special-edition digital collectibles, real sneakers, the chance to meet with Scottie Pippen and more.

The Scottie Pippen digital collection is the first collaboration in Orange Comet’s Cørrupted Wear Collection, a fusion of fashion, culture, and celebrity. Orange Comet is a Web3 entertainment and technology company driving the digital revolution forward with exciting projects touching sports, arts, cinema, television, and more.

Scottie Pippen is one of the best forwards to play the game, winning 6 NBA Championships and 2 Olympic Gold Medals and making 7x All-Star appearances. The league named him one of the all-time greatest basketball players, and he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Now, Scottie Pippen is stepping into the metaverse with a dynamic, limited-edition Sneaker digital collection. These 3D animated digital collectibles are ready for holders’ avatars to wear in any compatible metaverse ecosystem and allow the holder to win an array of exciting prizes. In honor of Scottie’s jersey number, “33”, the fourth jersey ever to be retired by the Chicago Bulls, holders can win 33 autographed pairs of physical sneakers.

These autographed sneakers, and the many other rewards, are highly desired by sneakerheads and basketball fans alike. To establish a high-integrity digital collection, it’s essential that the winner selection process is fair and transparent and holders have an equal chance of receiving rewards. The problem with standard random number generators is that they are easily manipulated and need to provide users with definitive proof of the integrity of the process. In contrast, Chainlink VRF is both provably fair and verifiable.

Along with helping distribute Scottie Pippen Sneaker digital collectibles, Chainlink VRF will be used to help select holders receive various rewards, including:

  • 33 pairs of physical Scottie Pippen sneakers.
  • One holder + 1 guest for a hometown tour with Scottie.
  • Two holders (plus a guest each) will join Scottie for a golf outing.
  • 333 special edition Pippen digital collectible basketballs presented in a state-of-the-art glass case.
  • 33 holders will receive a QR code to redeem $100 off any purchases at a notable sneaker lifestyle brand.

Chainlink VRF works by combining block data that is still unknown when the request is made with the Oracle node’s pre-committed private key to generate both a random number and a cryptographic proof. The Scottie Pippen Sneaker digital collection smart contract will only accept the random number input if it has a valid cryptographic proof, and the cryptographic proof can only be generated if the VRF process is tamper-proof. This provides our users with automated and verifiable assurances directly on-chain that the distribution function and winner selection process are provably fair and were not tampered with by Oracle, outside entities, or the Orange Comet team.

“Fairness and integrity are foundational to our company and the digital collectibles we help launch. That’s why Chainlink VRF was mission-critical for helping distribute digital collectibles and select winners for the Scottie Pippen Sneaker digital collection.”—Paul Camuso, digital collectibles Strategist and Co-Founder of Orange Comet.

“I’ve always been a fan of sneaker culture and fashion, so I’m extremely excited that avatars can wear my Sneaker digital collection in the metaverse. I’m also looking forward to meeting the holders that win the hometown visit and golf outing. I believe it’s important to the integrity of the digital collection that these winners are selected fairly thanks to Chainlink VRF.”—Scottie Pippen, 7x NBA All-Star and 6x NBA Champion.

About Chainlink

Chainlink is the industry-standard Web3 services platform enabling trillions of dollars in transaction volume across DeFi, insurance, gaming, digital collectibles, and other major industries. As the leading decentralized oracle network, Chainlink enables developers to build feature-rich Web3 applications with seamless access to real-world data and off-chain computation across any blockchain. It provides global enterprises with a universal gateway to all blockchains.

Learn more about Chainlink by visiting chain—link or reading the developer documentation at docs.chain.link. To discuss an integration, reach out to an expert.

About Orange Comet

Orange Comet, an industry-leading Web3 entertainment company, creates premium content and technology that visually blurs the lines between real and virtual worlds. We are building communities and developing ecosystems in Web3 gaming,  digital collectibles, and Web3 experiences for global audiences and fanbases attached to some of the biggest IP ever created in entertainment, music, arts, and culture. Our mission is to lead the charge in Web3 entertainment by engaging fans in ways they’ve never imagined, driven by superb content creation. Co-founded by Hollywood veteran TV and Film producer Dave Broome, NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, and Grammy award-winning music icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Orange Comet is powered by a passionate group of people that believe the future of entertainment and media is on the verge of major disruptive change through a variety of blockchain experiences. For more information, visit us at OrangeComet.com and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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