AP Partners with Everipedia to Broadcast NCAA’s March Madness Scores to Ethereum’s Blockchain
The Associated Press (AP), is partnering with Everipedia, an Ethereum-based software development firm, to broadcast the ‘March Madness’ college basketball tournament. The media company will use Everipedia’s OraQle software to publish live, play-by-play scores and schedules in the largest college sports event in the world, the report stated.
The collaboration will allow the NCAA's ‘March Madness’ viewers, fans, and enthusiasts alike to view results and schedules for every game on-chain on Ethereum, the second-largest blockchain. The innovative OraQle software will publish on-the-minute reports on the March Madness games, which started on March 18, 2021, at 6 p.m. EST with the four play-in games. Here in the next hour, the full tournament of 68 teams will begin.
Everipedia aims to bring real-world data to the blockchain, including election results, Super bowl, and NBA results on Ethereum. In 2020, AP partnered with Everipedia to distribute data from the 2020 Presidential Election, January 2020 Senate runoffs, and the Super Bowl on Ethereum.
March Madness college basketball tournament is one of the most-watched sporting events across the U.S. In 2019, reports showed nearly 11 million people tuned in to watch the tournament across various channels.