Revolutionizing the Cricket Viewing Experience: Team Fanisko Emerges Victorious at the ICC and NIUM Global Hackathon

As the sun began to rise in Ranchi, India, a group of boys gathered on the local cricket ground, dreaming of one day playing on the same stage as their cricket idols. Little did they know that technology would soon revolutionize the way they experience cricket.

One Touch Go! by Fanisko

Thanks to Fanisko’s ONE TOUCH GO, watching a cricket match is no longer limited to a TV screen or radio broadcast. Fanisko’s talented team made it a reality by winning the Global Next-In Hackathon, impressing the esteemed jury members, including cricketing legend Dinesh Karthik and professional Finn Bradshaw. Winning this award showcases the team’s prowess in the field of sports technology.

The Global Next-In Hackathon

The “Next In” Hackathon kicked off in January and saw 12,500 individuals form over 9550 teams from 113 countries, including over 1000 registrants from the USA, a strategic priority market for both the ICC and Nium. Ideas were submitted across four key areas; Web3 & Metaverse, Fintech, In-stadia experience, and Augmented or Virtual Reality (AR/VR).

Winning the Global Next-In Hackathon

On March 15, 2023, Team Fanisko emerged victorious at the ICC and NIUM Global Hackathon, despite being located in different geographical conditions and time zones. They created a revolutionary solution that eliminates the need to switch between multiple apps for live matches, scores, stats, scoring zones, and wagon wheels. The event attracted numerous teams from different parts of the world, with the esteemed jury panel wooed by the innovative product prototype solution presented by Team Fanisko.

Team Fanisko’s winning pitch showcased a prototype of an immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experience that enhances the cricket viewing experience. The AR technology provides real-time data, personalized insights, and more, taking cricket watching to the next level.

Working with ICC to Bring Innovation to Life

As winners of the Global Next-In Hackathon, Team Fanisko has the opportunity to work with ICC to bring their innovative AR prototype to life and implement it on a larger scale. This is a significant opportunity for the team to showcase their skills and collaborate with industry leaders to make a real impact in the world of cricket.

Transforming the Sports Industry

Team Fanisko’s success showcases its ability to transform the sports industry by driving innovation and growth in the sports tech space. They have established themselves as leaders in the sports tech space, inspiring other sports tech companies to invest in emerging technologies that meet the evolving needs of sports fans worldwide.

Adapting to a Virtual Environment

What’s impressive about Team Fanisko’s victory is their digital transformation capabilities, collaborating effectively in a virtual environment. Their success is a testament to their adaptability and resilience, essential qualities for any team in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business environment.

Meeting for the First Time on the Eve of the Finals

It is worth mentioning that the team members of Team Fanisko had never met each other in person until the eve of the Global Next-In Hackathon finals. Despite being located in different parts of the world and working remotely, they were able to collaborate effectively and present a winning pitch that impressed the judges.

ICC’s Perspective

ICC Head of Digital, Finn Bradshaw said:The Next In Hackathon has been an incredible exercise in unearthing some of the most innovative solutions from the global tech community. As we went through this journey for the first time with NIUM, what was really exciting was seeing fans from over 100 countries engage with our sport. Today we are proud to have crowned Fanisko as the winner and believe their prototype has the potential to become a favorite product for cricket fans.”

Fanisko’s Perspective

Sathish Chittibabu CEO, Fanisko said:What an incredible week it was! Team Fanisko won the Global Next-In hackathon hosted by International Cricket Council in partnership with Nium and Hack2skill which saw over 12,500 participants from 113 countries. Our winning pitch showcased a prototype of an immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experience to enhance the cricket viewing experience. We walk away with an opportunity to work with ICC to bring the prototype to life and implement it”

As an emerging leader in the sports tech space, this is a huge recognition for all the innovation we do in fan engagement to help sports organizations across the world to engage their next generation of fans!

Very proud of my team who worked remotely and met for the first time at the grand finale in Bengaluru a true testament to digital transformation!

The Impact of NFTs in Metaverse Gaming

The endless possibilities of NFTs have brought us to a new age of digitalization. It can now operate outside its primary domain of digital artworks and collectibles—as assets in the gaming industry. 

Today, NFT game development for a digital realm, Metaverse, is creating a buzz because of the numerous benefits the two can offer to modern-day gamers, industry players, and even developers. And we’re going to dive into that in a bit. But first, let’s get a clear overview of what NFT and Metaverse gaming is all about.

Understanding NFT and Metaverse Gaming

NFT, or Non-Fungible Tokens, refers to digital assets you cannot swap for a different token of the same value. They are based on a blockchain network and offer opportunities for tokenizing almost anything, from virtual to physical assets. NFTs are innovative technologies that revolutionize asset ownership in our digital future.

On the other hand, Metaverse is an emerging virtual 3D environment that facilitates interactions with various digital services and other users through digital avatars. Just like Web3, it uses blockchain technology to operate. 

Its arrival globally is best demonstrated by Facebook’s launch of Meta, where NFT-augmented experiences are expected to serve as a pillar for future-generation social networks. It signals the shift toward a new metaverse age, which can benefit your gaming experience and digital experience in general.

We’ll put that into more detail as we discuss NFTs’ impact on Metaverse gaming.

Impact of NFTs in Metaverse Gaming

NFTs can be viewed as a portal to the Metaverse. They help in so many ways to make quick and effective user transactions in the Metaverse VR platform. To get you a better overview, here are some benefits of NFT in Metaverse gaming:

Expansion of Identity, Community, and Social Experiences

NFT plays a vital role in identity, community, and social experiences in metaverses. By holding certain NFT assets, people can form communities, discuss their experiences, and collaborate on building materials. NFT avatars are one excellent example of that.

You might already know that you use an avatar to represent yourself in Metaverse virtual world. By using NFT as avatars, you can enter and move around the metaverse as they serve as your access tokens. In addition, avatar NFTs enable virtual participation in a wide range of unique metaverse and physical world activities, fostering community and social relationships. For instance, the Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks collections. They grant holders exclusive rights and access to gated groups of wealthy people with restricted content and even offline private events.

Property Ownership of Virtual Real Estate

Virtual real estate refers to digital property in VR universes. The metaverse, it includes selling a property, renting land, constructing structures such as online shops on existing land, and organizing social gatherings.

With the help of blockchain technology, a game like ‘The Sandbox’ can establish a secure decentralized market for all players. They can develop and sell their own gaming experiences using the platform’s virtual currency.

Decentraland is one of the examples of metaverse’s digital real estate scene. It recently hosted a virtual fashion exhibition with Adidas and auctioned off works as NFTs.

Play-To-Earn Gaming Model 

Players can engage in the metaverse’s in-game economies and earn rewards for the value they provide by relying on NFTs. They can also retain full control of their assets, unlike most traditional games where it’s owned by a single game entity.

Binance NFT’s IGO launches offer a variety of in-game assets from gaming projects that gamers may collect and move into various gaming environments. My Neighborhood and Axie Infinity is one example of so-called play-to-earn games.

Play-To-Earn Gaming Guilds

Guilds significantly impact the rise of play-to-earn gaming. They act as intermediaries by purchasing in-game NFT resources such as land and assets and then lending them to players who want to use them to make money in their own virtual worlds. The earnings are then distributed across the play-to-earn guilds. In a nutshell, guilds aid in establishing virtual economies in the metaverse by making NFT resources accessible to everybody.

Yield Guild Games is an excellent example, as they create a global community of metaverse participants that contribute to virtual worlds to receive in-world benefits, generating revenue through the rental or selling of YGG-owned assets.

Notably, their use in various metaverse modules defines the value of the NFTs available in-game. This enables users to generate any content they want that grants specific skills and appearances in games.

Binance NFT’s gaming drops are an example of the facilitated style of operation in the metaverse economy. The weekly IGO launches offer fundamental in-game assets from gaming projects, allowing consumers to access the NFT gaming sector early.

Users can find and exchange in-game NFT items on the Binance NFT secondary marketplace. Binance NFT curates a daily list of suggestions for NFT collections and creators on its homepage, as well as ranking boards to help NFT novices get started in the marketplace.

The Bottom Line

While still in its early stages, the future of events in Metaverse is evident through the use of NFTs. It offers many potential social and financial opportunities with new ways to play, earn, engage, and transact. We believe NFT ownership is vital and will open up a world of possibilities in the next metaverses. For now, users who want to explore the Metaverse can utilize the Binance NFT Marketplace to find, amass, and exchange one-of-a-kind NFT assets.

“Fans From Other World” — Lucky Charm NFT Collections⚽

We are one among the billions of sports fanatics from Planet Earth. Just like our world, discoverers at Fanisko spent a significant amount of time decoding Drake’s equation in order to detect life resources outside our galaxy. In this Journey, we discovered another space called “Panchia space” which has several planets and a viable life resource in it. Surprisingly, people over there are Soccer Fanatics!

They are famed for their one-of-a-kindness, brilliance, and power, and they are also the lucky charm for Earth’s sports enthusiasts, Mainly Football!

It’s a big feat that they’re showing their support and cheering for the teams competing in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar and beyond that.

Lucky Charm! Collections

Fanisko, in partnership with ElemintNFT, will be launching these Lucky charms as an NFT in support of your favorite team; there is a good chance that these “Fans from other world” will bring glory to your team on game day since they are known for doing so💯 .

We encourage football enthusiasts all across the world to keep these “Fans from other world” NFTs in their digital wallets while cheering for their favorite team.

Premium! Limited Edition Variant

Lucky Charms are Premium Limited Edition Collections, donning your favorite team’s jersey and cheering for them from their planet.

We will be releasing Lucky Charms for all “Round 16” teams competing in the World Cup Qatar 2022🏆 .

Buy your NFT… Get Luckified… Show your support.

Cheer for your team in a DIGITAL WAY.🎆

Discovery of Zorrover in Panchia Space — The Thunder Planet

Once the Zorrovar has vanished into the Panchia area, Aegon moves to the screen to follow the Zorrovar’s movements and speed. The AI-Robot’s speed was constantly dipping due to the Gravitational differential. The transporter’s left wing collided with a moving boulder inside Panchia space, resulting in a Code-Red situation in which someone must manually swap the transporter’s engines. Who may enter the Abnormal Panchia space and modify the Engines?

Yes, I can,” Zorrovar said. Zorrovar is released from the hold of the transporter to switch engines, and the self-thinking robot assigns itself its first assignment. Aegon was continuously in conversations with the robot about mechanical improvements and dealing with speed variations. Finally, the robot completed its first mission and displayed the Victory symbol to the camera, making everyone pleased and responding positively to Zorrovar. Before they could completely enjoy the moment, Zorrovar was struck by a big asteroid and lost contact with the space station. There was a profound calm in the space station, everyone was stunned, and Aegon and Owaisi had no idea what was going on.

Clock ticks…..6,5,4,3,2,1……. There appears to be a disruption in the screen, and the whole crew of the space station focuses totally on the massive screen without blinking. The disturbance developed and got strong. Finally, everyone heard the words “I have landed.” That was the most magnificent feat ever done by mankind, as fantastic as landing on the moon and launching a rocket to Mars, and everyone delighted and congratulated Aegon the discoverer on his incredible discovery, which was even sent as a message to Earth.

After arriving on the planet, several people described it as a freak incident, therefore Aegon Tolstoy immediately named it “Planet Tozzfreak.” The robot begins its mission on Tozzfreak by collecting sand samples and sending images to the base space station. The live visuals from the robot in Tozzfreak are about to begin, and they will be presented on the space station’s giant screen, so let us hear the description of the planet from Aegon Tolstoy’s point of view.

“My boy Zorrovar is feeding us with the live visuals. The planet and the surroundings seem to be in violet and purple color, and the clouds at the top seem to be like a huge mass and constantly moving, we don’t encounter these kinds of scenarios on earth. I commanded Zorrovar to move forward and collect all the necessary information. After some time what we saw on the screen was awestruck and mind-blowing. Nothing is more romantic than a rush of energy that helps the environment achieve electrical equilibrium; nonetheless, lightning stimulates, frightens, and captivates us. Lightning and thunderstorms appear to be more common on this planet, with dispersed clouds colliding with one another at regular intervals, resulting in a bright light in the velvety sky followed by a huge boom that frightens anybody there”.

Before jumping into planets characters and finding, let’s understand what is Lightning and Thunder.

What comes to mind when you think about Lighting?

You’d be correct if you imagined a zigzagging bolt of lightning striking the earth from a rolling thundercloud. You’d be accurate if you imagined elves, sprites, spiders, jets, or volcanoes.

On a gorgeous day, imagine resting on a grassy hill and watching the clouds pass past. You’re probably thinking of cumulus clouds, which seem like fluffy balls of cotton wool. They appear to be innocent. However, they have the potential to develop into a more powerful cumulonimbus, or storm cloud. These are the creatures responsible for thunder and lightning. They are powerful, destructive, and enigmatic.

Lighting involves a few crucial things, “Because it’s like a spark, the charges must be separated.” The positive and negative must be spaced far enough away so that the voltage between them is large enough” to create an electrical breakdown of the air. The manifestation of the electrical breakdown is lightning. Lightning turns the surrounding environment into plasma, resulting in a visible burst of light. It sends out electromagnetic pulses at high, low, and broad-band radio frequencies. Thunder and magnetic pulses can also be produced by lightning, although these two signals are more difficult to detect.

Now let’s come back to describe the characters and visuals that we got from Robot Zorrovar.

On the initial level of analysis, this planet appears to be composed of numerous catastrophically damaged stars. The sky is packed with blazing bright stars all over like a crystal in beach sand, and the planet appears to have two altitudes, one crazily hot and one very frigid. The maroon and violet sky at the top, loaded with stars, adds to the atmospheric splendor of this planet, but one thing remains constant: “Lightning and thunderstorms hit all around the planet’s edge, and anybody who lives on this world will hear it continually.”

While analyzing the samples and transferring data to the base station, Zorrovar made another significant discovery that has made many people on the verge of fainting;

What was that?

Wait for our next blog to find out what it is….

What Is The Metaverse? Here’s The Short Answer

In 1992, science fiction author Neal Stephenson used the term metaverse in his cyberpunk novel Snow Crash. While the idea of a metaverse is not new, the future is here. As Facebook rebrands as Meta and Microsoft announce its intention to launch into this new space, we will embark on innovative worlds that allow us to engage in new ways. Whether socially, economically, or professionally, the metaverse promises to expand horizons and push the boundaries of technology as it speeds headlong into the great unknown. 

As with any new future vision, many people wonder what they can expect from the metaverse and if they will engage in the space at all. If the metaverse is an idea new to you, you are not alone. It may help you to understand some primary properties that are to be expected from the metaverse as you determine how, when, and if you leap into its new worlds. 

Metaverse Is A Virtual World

An essential characteristic of a metaverse is that it is a virtual world. With your computer, mobile device, gaming console, wearable technology, and any other device, you can explore the metaverse immersed in 3D graphics and high-quality sound. This immersion makes you feel present in the virtual world, which enhances your experience whether you’re watching a professional digital baseball game or simply exploring. 

Metaverse And Virtual Reality

To enter the metaverse, you must be equipped with a virtual reality headset. This equipment brings the virtual world to life, even if you are still standing in your living room at home. Virtual reality tricks your senses into believing what you are doing and seeing in the metaverse is real, creating the same feelings and responses you would otherwise experience in similar situations in the real world.

Metaverse As A Social Experiment

The metaverse is billed as a social platform for people to engage with others without the boundaries and limitations of the real world. As a person in the metaverse, you are an avatar who can make friends and have adventures with other people. This social aspect of the metaverse is central to Meta’s (Facebook) platform of networking, connecting, and eventually interfacing with the internet. Microsoft is pursuing the metaverse as a better way to connect for professional reasons, upgrading virtual meetings and business-related experiences through virtual reality.

Metaverse Is An Escape

Metaverse allows users to build and visit a virtual world while sitting in the comfort of their homes. New virtual buildings can be constructed and remain in place the next time the user visits. You can even own a virtual property in the metaverse, maybe living next to your favorite movie star. The user’s digital creations and generated content build the metaverse much as it does on other social media platforms.

Final Thoughts

Using the metaverse to socialize with others and create new spaces is appealing in this post-pandemic society. Professionally, appearing as a hologram at your board meeting instead of financing the travel to get there may be the next best business tool we have. If, when, and how you plan to engage with others in the metaverse is, for now, strictly up to you.