The World Cup is the biggest sporting event not only in soccer, but on Earth, and if that weren't reason enough to start following the epic soccer tourney, Cryptocup is a blockchain-secured system that adds even more fun. The platform brings a March Madness-style bracket to the World Cup matches, letting users compete to win a prize pool composed of the Ethereum cryptocurrency.
Anyone who's played a March Madness bracket knows how much more fun even that small bit of added gamification makes the tournament. Brackets turn people with no fandom for or interest in college basketball into rabid lunatics, and Cryptocup is hoping to bring that same degree of intensity and fun to the already beloved World Cup.
Anyone who's predictions land in the top ten percent of the pool win a share of the total accrued pot, so the incentive is real.