Heber—SIMBA Chain, the leading provider of blockchain enterprise solutions, has announced the launch of its new non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace SIMBA Market. The platform, which will feature collections from various well-known names in sports and entertainment from the outset, will offer selected brands the opportunity to showcase their NFTs in their own digital space.
SIMBA Market officially launches on June 23, 2022, featuring digital collectibles from globally acclaimed snowboard manufacturer Kemper Snowboards. Then, the platform will publish the work of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to coincide with the Women’s World Cup which will take place from July 1 to 17 in Spain and the Netherlands. In addition to the visual properties, the two collections released through SIMBA Market will also offer certain utilities, such as physical products, exclusive access to events, product discounts, and more.
“We wanted to create an experience for our customers and fans beyond the winter months – combining the digital and physical realms. We chose SIMBA Market because we wanted our community to be able to purchase our NFTs as easily as anyone else. which of our products,” says Jib Hunt, CEO of Kemper Snowboards.
Providing a simple user interface, SIMBA Market offers brands the ability to create completely unique experiences for their fans by leveraging blockchain technology. SIMBA Market is built on Polygon to ensure low NFT minting and transaction fees, and a low carbon footprint, while providing access to Ethereum platforms with the Polygon-Ethereum bridge.
Unlike other NFT marketplaces that target veteran Web3 and cryptocurrency investors, SIMBA Market offers a Web2-oriented user experience that can be used by anyone, regardless of their blockchain background and of cryptocurrency. When using SIMBA Market, consumers can easily purchase digital collectibles using credit or debit cards, just like any other item online.
“We built SIMBA Market to allow brands across all industries, from sports to music and entertainment, to carbon credits, to showcase their communities to Web3 without needing any understanding of crypto. This is in line with our mission to bring web3 to the world,” says Bryan Ritchie, CEO of SIMBA Chain.
To further differentiate itself from most contemporary NFT markets and increase its appeal to the general public, SIMBA Market’s offering is fully curated. Partners and producers are selected based on their needs, audiences, and other factors, with the platform focusing on entertainment, sports, and esports businesses.
SIMBA Market’s focus on simplicity and familiarity allows traditional brands to meet the needs of their existing communities, rather than just offering to a limited crypto audience. The initial launch will offer fiat shopping and a simple, intuitive user experience making it easy for brands to target their existing communities, as well as the more crypto-savvy community. In the coming months, SIMBA Market will be working on implementing more exciting features, such as the ability to resell, buy NFTs with crypto, and more.