About the Project
ChessNFT.com is a new, global NFT marketplace that was created on the Everscale Network in partnership with FIDE. The marketplace launched ahead of the FIDE World Championship in Dubai, November-December 2021.
FIDE, the International Chess Federation, partnered with TON Labs, the core developer of the Everscale Network to launch the new, holistic chess non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem. This has positioned FIDE as the first-ever global sports federation to launch its own NFT marketplace.
ChessNFT welcome new crypto demographic, bringing utility to both chess players and fans through the digitalization and gamification of iconic match moments, unique collectables, chess-related art and many more exciting opportunities. The platform’s interface will accommodate the bid on and purchase of chess NFTs and exclusive items from the World Championship through the use of both fiat and cryptocurrencies.
Official FIDE press release: https://www.fide.com/news/1413
About the Everscale Network
Everscale (recently rebranded from Free TON) is a globally distributed, on-demand scalable network that enables a decentralized global operating system.
Everscale is based on a platform called Ever OS (TON OS), capable of processing millions of transactions per second, with Turing-complete smart contracts and decentralized user interfaces.
Everscale presents some new and unique properties, such as dynamic multithreading, soft majority consensus, and distributed programming, which enable it to be scalable, fast, and secure at the same time. It is governed by a decentralized community founded upon meritocratic principles via Soft Majority Voting protocol.
Everscale has powerful developer tools, such as compilers for Solidity and C++, SDK and API, client libraries ported to more than 20 languages and platforms, a range of decentralized browsers and wallets empowering many applications in DeFi, NFT, tokenization, and governance domains.
About the NFT technology (Non-fungible tokens)
NFT stands for non-fungible token. This means that they are digital items with provable unique traits and ownership qualities. They have become popular over recent months due to principles of scarcity and tradability through such platforms as NBA Top Shot, and OpenSea.