The digital revolution predicted by Michael A. Pace inventor of Digital Trading Cards!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). It’s hard to browse the internet without hearing of some NFT that sold for millions of dollars in Ethereum. It becomes clearer every day that the blockchain, crypto, NFTs, and digital trading cards (DTCs) are the way of the future. But how did all of this come about?
Though you might assume the idea of DTCs and NFTs is recent, it goes back further than expected. The patent for Digital Trading Cards was filed all the way back in 1995, long before cryptocurrencies took the financial world by storm. DTC saw the increasing digitization of the world and knew that it was only a matter of time until dusty boxes of baseball cards were replaced with unique digital assets. Sadly, technology and the world at large weren’t quite ready in 1995, so the idea in disc form was shelved.
As technology pressed on, the world slowly began catching up to DTC’s futuristic ideas. Colored Coins were introduced to Bitcoin in 2012 and were one of the first stepping stones towards NFTs. Colored Coins were created so users could transfer other assets—such as stocks, bonds, and digital art—via the Bitcoin blockchain. As Colored Coins paved the way, others followed suit when they realized the potential of this new technology. Fast forward to the 2010s and all things crypto are taking off. Bitcoin became a household name and NFTs like the famed Cryptopunks and Cryptokitties were becoming highly valued digital artworks. The world was finally ready for the digital revolution predicted by Digital Trading Cards.
As the world went digital following the COVID pandemic in 2020, Digital Trading Cards realized it was time to reintroduce their idea of an intuitive, user-friendly, and easily accessible online marketplace for DTCs and NFTs. While other NFT platforms can be complicated to use and understand, especially for those new to crypto, DTC seeks to make its platform easy to use. DTC wants to open up the world of NFTs and DTCs to everyone, regardless of their age, technical skills, or knowledge of the crypto space. Being the original patent holders of Digital Trading Cards, is assembling a slate of curated collectibles, and the company is poised to be “Collect, Play, Trade” Fans First Marketplace of everything blockchain digital trading card fans want!