Puma drops $130 crypto sneakers in collaboration with Jay Z’s Roc Nation

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  • Puma and Roc Nation have dropped a new series of sneakers which come with a “cryptographic identity” chip.

Global shoe and apparel brand Puma and Roc Nation, the record label founded by Jay-Z have, have dropped a new series of sneakers which come with a “cryptographic identity” chip that enables owners to access exclusive content.

The release of three new pairs of sneakers, which cost $130 a piece, coincides with celebrations of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, the companies said in a statement. The blockchain-enabled Pumas come with an NFC-powered chip which, when scanned, unlocks “exclusive content, weekly mixtape drops, and unfettered access to life behind the scenes as a Roc Nation artist,” the statement also said.

“Evolution of the Mixtape” is the name of the promotion, which is considered "the second iteration of the Mixtape Series," the companies said. The shoes can be purchased through Puma, Foot Locker, and Champs stores online and across North America.

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