Atlético Madrid Becomes the First Spanish Football Club To Issue Fan Token

Atlético Madrid Becomes the First Spanish Football Club To Issue Fan Token

Last week, the blockchain-based sports platform Socios announced its partnership with distinguished Spanish football club Atlético de Madrid to develop a fan token based on blockchain. The platform will provide the cryptocurrency-style tokens to be used by fans to vote on club decisions and access exclusive merchandise in the autumn of this year. Blockchain technology has a wide set of applications in different industries and unsurprisingly, it has made its way to mainstream sports and…

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Filipino Boxing Champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao Introduces Own Cryptocurrency

Filipino Boxing Champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao Introduces Own Cryptocurrency

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxing professional champion and the Philippines’ state senator, has announced his own cryptocurrency and stepped into the brawl of digital assets, as reported by the South China Morning Post. In an open-to-all free concert held by the Welterweight Super Champion in Manila, he announced the launch of “Pac” to 2,000 attendees. The virtual currency can be used by his fans to buy merchandise and connect to him through social media. One…

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Mike Tyson’s Blockchain Startup Vows to Create a Brighter Future for Boxing Athletes

Mike Tyson’s Blockchain Startup Vows to Create a Brighter Future for Boxing Athletes

The previous heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, in his usual character, has decided to give back to the boxing community by empowering young fighters via blockchain technology. To create a brighter future for boxing fighters, one where they get to earn more, save more and enjoy a wider global recognition, Tyson joined hands with a blockchain-based entertainment platform, Fight to Fame, which is poised to do just that – help fighters fight their way to…

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Dapper Labs Partners with the NBA to Launch a Blockchain-Powered Basketball Game

Dapper Labs Partners with the NBA to Launch a Blockchain-Powered Basketball Game

Dapper Labs, a blockchain-focused company behind the world’s most successful and popular blockchain application CryptoKitties, is about to introduce first of its kind and top of the line game to basketball fans around the world. NBA Top Shot, a new digital platform and game from Dapper labs, will allow basketball fans to trade and own exclusive digital NBA tokens or collectibles on blockchain. Dapper Labs in association with National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball…

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Football Club AS Roma to Launch Crypto Fan Token with Voting Privileges

Football Club AS Roma to Launch Crypto Fan Token with Voting Privileges

Distinguished Italian football club AS Roma announced that it will join Socios, a blockchain-based voting platform. AS Roma has partnered up with sports and entertainment blockchain firm Chiliz (which powers Socios) for this crypto initiative. Chiliz broke the news in an official announcement published on July 19. In the announcement, Chiliz states that AS Roma will join its sports platform Socios and launch an AS Roma fan token. Through the use of this crypto tokens,…

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Portuguese Football Club SL Benfica Now Accepts Bitcoin & Ethereum in its Online Store

Portuguese Football Club SL Benfica Now Accepts Bitcoin & Ethereum in its Online Store

Portuguese sports club SL Benfica now accepts cryptocurrency for merchandise and tickets. The club’s online store will accept payments in Bitcoin(BTC)trade or Ethereum (ETH)trade, two of the most famous cryptocurrencies, as announced on the club’s official website. The crypto payment options made available to the public are just another step in the direction of worldwide cryptocurrency adoption. While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have received a lot of attention over the last few years, it…

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CoinMarketCap Sponsors One of Israel’s Top Football Clubs Beitar Jerusalem

CoinMarketCap Sponsors One of Israel’s Top Football Clubs Beitar Jerusalem

Popular cryptocurrency market analysis and tracking website CoinMarketCap.com has become the sponsor of a major Israeli soccer team, Beitar Jerusalem Football Club. CoinMarketCap CEO Luke Wagman announced the new sponsorship on Twitter where he posted a picture of Israeli soccer team players wearing jerseys which had the CoinMarketCap logo on the front and at the center of the football jerseys. He even suggested that the CoinMarketCap’s sporty new football jerseys brought a new look to…

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Litecoin Further Enters the Sports Industry with Partnership with Glory Kickboxing

Litecoin Further Enters the Sports Industry with Partnership with Glory Kickboxing

No matter which part of the world you go to, you will be able to find some dedicated sports fans. With the number of people who watch MMA games and UFC increasing rapidly, it would be a great time to introduce to all these fans a new form of payment system that uses cryptocurrency. Due to the bear market conditions in the crypto world, all crypto projects are adding more functionalities and signing new partnerships…

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LA Kings to Launch a Blockchain-Oriented Augmented Reality App

LA Kings to Launch a Blockchain-Oriented Augmented Reality App

In a first-of-its-kind innovative idea, the LA Kings from the National Hockey League (NHL) has decided to change the game by introducing an authentication app which allows its customers to verify the authenticity of professional sports merchandise and memorabilia bought at their store or any other location. The platform, dubbed Pro Exp’s AR Authentication, is built in two parts – blockchain technology and Augmented Reality (AR). Blockchain technology protects the integrity and safety of ownership…

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Crypto Firm Libereum Acquires Spanish Football Club Elche CF for $4.9 Million

Crypto Firm Libereum Acquires Spanish Football Club Elche CF for $4.9 Million

Cryptocurrencies are starting to come out of their infancy as more and more mainstream businesses are implementing the digital assets and distributed ledger technologies in their systems. As new technologies and companies based on those technologies mature, their involvement in other parts of industry starts to increase. Another example of this is the new alliance between Dutch sports and a cryptocurrency company: Libereum’s acquisition of the Spanish football club Elche CF. According to a press…

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