Blockchain 

FC Bayern Munich Announces Digital Token to Boost Fan Engagement

Germany’s FC Bayern Munich has become the latest football club to announce blockchain-based merchandise for fans. As reported Oct. 11, the club will partner with Stryking Entertainment to produce digital collectibles of its players. Play FC Bayern Munich past vs. present The collectibles will take the form of digital player cards with the likenesses of FC Bayern Munich players, past and present. Stryking is also creating a fantasy-league style challenge for the cards, offering a gameplay aspect to the collectibles. Fans can build virtual squads and play each other with…

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Ethereum 

Galatasaray Is the Latest Big-Name Football Club to Launch a Fan Token

Turkish Football Club Galatasaray Spor Kulübü plans to launch fan Ethereum-based fan tokens in partnership with blockchain sports fan startup Socios based on sports tokenization platform Chiliz. Socios announces in a press release published on Sept. 16 that as a result of the partnership, The Lions (Aslanlar) — the only Turkish club to have won a major UEFA competition — will release its fan tokens on its platform. A blockchain sports platform Furthermore, the team will also be present on the firm’s blockchain-based, influence and rewards mobile app for football…

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Blockchain 

Spanish La Liga Club Atlético Madrid Is Launching a Fan Token

Spanish soccer team Atlético de Madrid — which plays in the top professional division of Spain’s soccer league, known as La Liga — is partnering with blockchain platform Socios.com to launch a fan token ecosystem.  The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 6. Atlético’s fan token As previously reported, Socios has described itself as a blockchain-powered, tokenized application of the “Socios” crowd-management concept of Real Madrid & FC Barcelona (“socios” means member or associate in Spanish). The Socios tokenized voting platform and blockchain-based mobile…

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Blockchain 

Trump Pump? Bitcoin Price Buoyant After US President Says He’s ‘Not a Fan’

Bitcoin (BTC) was starting to reverse upwards July 12 as a critical tweet from United States president, Donald Trump, became a hot talking point across cryptocurrency. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Data from Coin360 showed BTC/USD 0.9% up over the past 24 hours after a significant downturn earlier on Thursday.  At press time, the pair traded around $11,600, having bounced off support at just above $11,000.  Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Volatility has lessened over the past nine hours, despite the first-ever public comments from Trump on crypto, which…

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Blockchain 

UK Premier League Soccer Club West Ham to Launch Fan Token in Partnership With Socios

London-based West Ham United — a soccer team that plays in the United Kingdom’s Premier League — is partnering with blockchain platform Socios.com to launch a fan token ecosystem. The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 30. As previously reported, the Socios tokenized voting platform and blockchain-based mobile app is operated by sports blockchain venture chiliZ, which has the backing of high profile crypto industry players that include crypto exchange Binance and OK Blockchain Capital. West Ham United, currently ranked 11th in the Premier…

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Ethereum 

Brazilian Premier League Soccer Club Launches Crypto ‘Fan Tokens’

Brazilian premier league soccer club Atletico Mineiro has launched a fan token dubbed “GaloCoin,” Cointelegraph Brazil reports Friday, Dec. 14. The GaloCoin is named after Atletico’s mascot, a rooster (“galo” in Portuguese). It is based on Footcoin — a platform that allows to launch utility tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. The GaloCoin is tied to the national fiat currency exchange rate and is equal to one Brazilian real. Atletico’s token will allow fans to purchase game tickets, official apparel, as well as participate in discount programs. To use the club’s…

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Cryptocurrency 

Fan Token Releasing for Juventus

Juventus soccer club is giving fans something different to shout about. The Italian soccer club announced today that it will launch its own fan token. Rival Paris Saint-Germain made a similar announcement two weeks ago, so why is football becoming increasingly interested in the cryptocurrency sector? There is one thing for sure that is positive about football’s involvement in crypto. It can help to promote the mainstream capabilities and adoption of cryptocurrency. Let’s check out exactly what Juventus is doing with its fan token and what does it do? Juventus Will Launch a…

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