Aug. 21, 2021 — NFT-Japan Inc. and Rizin Fighting Federation, a well-known Japanese mixed martial arts and kickboxing federation, announced the future launch of “Rizin Fighting Collection,” a nonfungible token marketplace for Rizin digital content on the high-throughput, decentralized smart contracts platform IOST.

Rizin Fighting Collection is a digital trading service that allows users to purchase NFTs of fight highlights and best photos, and enjoy collecting and trading them. The NFT service will be built on IOST, a blockchain that has exploded in popularity especially in the Japanese market due to its superior processing power, high-speed trading environment, low fees and the ability to provide low-cost NFTs to its users.

Rizin Fighting Collection is planned to go live at the end of 2021.

Kazuya Aihara, CEO of NFT-Japan Inc., pointed out two selling points of Rizin Fighting Collection:

“We will provide exclusive contents for Rizin Fighting Collection and actively challenge new ways of utilizing NFTs that only Rizin can offer, such as not only digital data but also real goods and tickets.”

Pre-registration campaign

The pre-registration campaign has started. You can participate in the pre-registration by following Rizin’s official Twitter account. The details of the campaign are as follows:

  • 5,000 registrations: Limited NFTs for everyone
  • 10,000 registrations: Limited NFT and 500 Rizin Coin (RC) for everyone
  • 30,000 registrations: Limited NFT and 500 RC, plus 1,000 RC to 1,000 lucky winners
  • 50,000 registrations: Limited NFT and 500 RC, plus 1,000 RC to be given away to 5,000 people

Join Rizin’s NFT website.

About Rizin Fighting Federation

Rizin Fighting Federation is a federation that holds and manages MMA (mixed martial arts) and kickboxing games in Japan.

The stage of Rizin upholds a competitive spirit, culture and entertainment values. Rizin aims to present passionate fighting stages, give the viewers a superb experience and make changes to people’s lives.

The title “Rizin” has two meanings: “Raijin,” the ancient Japanese god of thunder and lightning, and “rising,” the rising of the sun. By adding the last letter of the alphabet “Z,” which means “final” and “ultimate,” the title expresses the goal and will of “the stage that will continue to rise and shine forever.”

Visit Rizin’s website and Twitter for more.

IOST’s rise of power in the Japanese crypto community

IOST hit a significant milestone as it became the 29th compliant coin in the Japanese market, approved by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) and was also the 14th coin listed on Japan’s most compliant exchange Coincheck.

IOST’s solid development track record in Japan is unparalleled. The coin was voted as the most popular potential coin on Huobi Japan, outperforming Enjin Coin (ENJ), Neo, Ontology (ONT), QTUM and Tezos (XTZ).

Earlier this year, IOST’s announcement of the launch of the Japanese yen-backed stablecoin JPYA has also driven more attention to the project and its use case in the Japanese market.

Potential developers in Japan can benefit from the IOST Japan team’s regular free developer course. At the time of the press release, IOST is co-hosting a two-day hackathon event, in collaboration with Japan’s Kindai University to foster the growth of blockchain education and applicability.