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 fairly distribute Scottie Pippen’s Sneaker NFT collection and transparently select winners to receive special-edition NFTs, real sneakers, the chance to meet with Scottie Pippen, and more.
The Scottie Pippen NFT Collection is the first collaboration in Orange Comet’s Cørrupted Wear Collection, which is a fusion of fashion, culture, and celebrity. Orange Comet is a Web3 entertainment and technology company that’s driving the digital revolution forward with an array of 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. He was named one of the all-time greatest basketball players by the league and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Now, Scottie Pippen is stepping into the metaverse with a dynamic, limited-edition Sneaker NFT collection. These 3D animated NFTs are ready for holders’ avatars to wear in any compatible metaverse ecosystem and give the holder the opportunity 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 have the chance to 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 NFT 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 don’t provide users with definitive proof about the integrity of the process. In contrast, Chainlink VRF is both provably fair and verifiable.
Along with helping distribute Scottie Pippen Sneaker NFTs, Chainlink VRF will be used to help select holders to receive various rewards, including:
- 33 pairs of physical Scottie Pippen sneakers.
- 1 holder + 1 guest for a hometown tour with Scottie.
- 2 holders (plus a guest each) will join Scottie for a golf outing.
- 333 special edition Pippen NFT 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 NFT 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 the oracle, outside entities, or the Orange Comet team.
“Fairness and integrity are foundational to our company and the NFT collections we help launch. That’s why Chainlink VRF was mission-critical for helping distribute NFTs and select winners for the Scottie Pippen Sneaker NFT collection.”—Paul Camuso, NFT 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 will be able to wear my Sneaker NFTs 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 NFT Collection that these winners are being selected in a fair manner thanks to Chainlink VRF.”—Scottie Pippen, 7x NBA All-Star and 6x NBA Champion
Chainlink is the industry-standard Web3 services platform that has enabled trillions of dollars in transaction volume across DeFi, insurance, gaming, NFTs, 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 and provides global enterprises with a universal gateway to all blockchains.
About Orange Comet
Orange Comet is an industry leading Web3 entertainment company, creating premium content along with technology that visually blurs the lines between the real world and the virtual world. We are building communities and developing ecosystems in Web3 gaming, NFT digital collectibles and Web3 experiences for global audiences and fanbases attached to some of the biggest IP ever created in the world of 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, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.