Doctor Who is coming to the blockchain! – Cryptocurrencies

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It’s been official for a few weeks now, the BBC has given its agreement to port the Doctor Who license on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. The way ? A Trading Card Game where each element of the series represents a card from the game. The pre-sale started two weeks ago and the game looks ambitious.

BBC chooses Ethereum

The existence of Doctor Who: Worlds Apart did not make much noise, perhaps because a season 13 of the series was announced at the same time. However, the news for the crypto sphere is strong: a game stamped Doctor Who and using the blockchain will see the light of day in 2021!

The choice fell on Ethereum in particular to be able to distribute the cards in the form of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), digital assets with unique identifiers. These cards can be used in a Trading Card Game with a gameplay that promises to be original.

Indeed there will be 4 game modes announced : past, present, future and TARDIS. Each of these will have an impact on how the cards are drawn.

Of course, each card has its own level of rarity but also a family membership that will determine whether it has a limited number of copies or not.

A presale for the greatest number

Even though the cards will have a form of a digital token stored on the blockchain, the BBC wanted to be the most open to crypto uninitiated. A practice that is becoming more and more democratized in this universe, it is possible to participate in the presale directly by using your credit card or cryptos.


Cryptoassets are highly volatile unregulated investment products. No EU investor protection. Your capital is at risk.

The cards are distributed randomly depending on the type of pack purchased but to obtain limited edition cards, it will take one minimum of 25 dollars. For the most passionate, it is possible to obtain a “Founder token” at 250 dollars which will provide in-game bonuses as well as discounts on pack purchases.

One detail however, it is currently not possible to link your crypto wallet to your account … purchases therefore appear in the form of a confirmation email as well as your collection and although it is indicated that they are “tokenized”, it is currently not verifiable.

No keys, no cards!

Although a deck will need 40 cards to play, it is quite possible that Doctor Who will do as Gods Unchained and wait for user feedback from an early version of the game to better balance its cards.

So there will surely be a phase where the cards will not have the immutable character attributed to the blockchain until the game is sufficiently balanced, but that raises questions about the arrival of the marketplace before the release of the Alpha.

To achieve its ambitious project, the BBC will soon have to juggle several tables: develop a card game on the blockchain adopting a “play to earn” model while offering innovative gameplay.


Cryptoassets are highly volatile unregulated investment products. No EU investor protection. Your capital is at risk.

The changes will therefore happen fairly regularly, be careful not to rely too much on the descriptions of the cards… which in the end really define their value!

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