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Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda launches his own crypto

Crypto and blockchain matter for the global soccer community. A Japanese professional soccer player is launching his own cryptocurrency to boost fan engagement. Keisuke Honda, former Japan midfielder and currently a captain of the Brazilian professional league team Botafogo, has launched his own token to build new connections with his fans, Cointelegraph Japan reported on Oct. 22. The so-called “KSK Honda Coin” was launched on Thursday via Rally.io, a blockchain platform for creating video streaming and gaming applications. The new coin is intended to enable fans to interact with Honda. Holders of KSK Honda token will be able to get…

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Zenit St. Petersburg are creating collectible blockchain cards of their players

Russian Premier League soccer champion Zenit St. Petersburg is the latest high-profile club to enter the blockchain gaming world. Zenit St. Petersburg — the top soccer club in Russia's Premier League — has signed on to the Ethereum blockchain-based fantasy soccer game Sorare platform. As of Oct. 15, Zenit players will be released as collectible and tradeable digital cards as part of the blockchain-based game, joining 100 other international soccer clubs among them Juventus, PSG, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.  Blockchain player cards can be exchanged with other managers and gamers can play games as soon as they have a minimum of…

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Italian soccer club SS Lazio goes crypto with StormGain exchange

There is a way for crypto exchanges and soccer clubs to work together. Another major soccer club is entering the cryptocurrency industry by tapping a partnership with a cryptocurrency exchange. SS Lazio, an Italian professional sports club, signed a multiyear deal with crypto trading platform StormGain. Announcing the news on Wednesday, StormGain said that it is now the “official crypto trading partner” of SS Lazio. According to the firm, the newly announced deal will enable StormGain and Lazio to boost fan engagement through unique giveaways like exclusive VIP suite hospitality at Lazio home matches. As part of the initiative, StormGain…

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The DeFi revolution is like cooking a recipe

DeFi ingredients are defined by the creators and developers operating in the space, and subtle variations of previous recipes create new results. In the last two months, the decentralized finance industry has seen a dramatic surge of interest, as new platforms promising to disrupt the way people manage their money, transact, earn and entertain themselves have launched in rapid succession in recent months. Much of this growth has been catalyzed by the meteoric rise of DeFi lending platforms like MakerDAO and Aave, which together now compose more than 40% of the DeFi market. But a wave of new DeFi products…

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Another Turkish football club is capitalizing on blockchain madness

Fan token adoption heats up as Trabzonspor joins the craze. Turkish football club Trabzonspor is the latest team to issue their own fan tokens using the Blockchain voting and rewards app, Socios.com, which will be available via the Chiliz exchange. According to the announcement, $TRA token holders will be able to vote in various polls and earn rewards for their engagement with the football club. Rewards could include VIP stadium attendee status, and even the ability to meet with players once the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. Socios’ app will also enable users to compete to become the #1 fan in…

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Fan Token Providers Chiliz and Socios Launch Visa Debit Card

Blockchain tech now powers global fans to “be more than a fan” with a Visa debit card. Chiliz.net and Socios.com, a major industry tandem specializing in blockchain-based fan tokens, are rolling out their Visa debit card.As officially announced on Aug. 14, the Socios.com Visa debit card allows global fans to “be more than a fan” — earn fan tokens-powered financial rewards and club-related benefits from making purchases through the card.Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO at Chiliz and Socios, told Cointelegraph that the new debit card is now being tested by a limited pool of users. According to the executive, the Socios.com visa…

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‘Robinhood Influencer’ Wants the Winklevoss Twins to Explain Bitcoin to Him

Dave Portnoy, also known as Davey Day Trader, now wants to learn how to buy Bitcoin from the Winklevoss twins. Popular Twitter personality Dave Portnoy, famous for his motto “stocks only go up,” now wants to learn about Bitcoin (BTC) from Gemini co-founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.In a Twitter clip extracted from his latest daily show on August 4, Portnoy tells the Winklevoss twins he’d like them to “explain Bitcoin in a way that I would understand,” he said.Portnoy stressed that he wants them to come in “their little rowing outfits,” in a reference to the movie The Social Network,…

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Fan Token Platform Socios Secures Key Regulatory License

Sports token-focused platform Socios prepares to issue a payments and loyalty card with a new license from Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit. Socios.com, a blockchain startup aiming to tokenize the sports industry, has secured a major regulatory license allowing it to issue its own payments and loyalty card.Issued by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit, or FIU, the new license has been granted to the new Estonia-based entity called Socios Entertainment OU. Announcing the news on July 30, Socios’ partner project Chiliz.net noted that the FIU is the responsible authority for licensing crypto-related firms in the country.Socios’ prepaid fiat-crypto card is “due…

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HEX Plasters UK With Ads Boasting of 11,500% Returns

Ads boasting that the price of the controversial HEX token has risen 11,500% in four months appeared at English Premier League soccer games. Richard Heart’s controversial HEX token has launched an advertising blitz in the U.K., plastering ads on London public transportation, in newspapers, and during English Premier League soccer games. As reported by Twitter user Metallic Elmo, scrolling text appeared behind players at the series of soccer matches on July 26.  “HEX price went up 11,500% in 129 days,” the ads stated, directing viewers to visit the ERC-20 token’s website.Four months ago — March 19 — the altcoin was priced…

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Which fight style breeds more UFC Champions

One of the main elements to consider when betting on any UFC bout is the varying fighting styles and techniques of the competitors in question. For example, it has long been assumed that MMA athletes coming from a boxing background are at a disadvantage against wrestling or jiu-jitzu experts inside the octagon. But is this actually the case? We dug deeper into the theory in order to set the record straight… Primary fighting styles Mixed martial arts is in many ways self-explanatory; a mixture of multiple combat styles all rolled into one. The sport started off as a clash of…

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Watch! The Best KOs in UFC History

Hold onto your seats! Here’s our selection of UFCs 8 most memorable and dramatic knockouts… Masvidal vs Askren The fastest ever KO in the UFC here, as Gamebred takes out Ben Askren with an incredible flying knee. Following months of preparation and anticipation, the fight was stopped after just 5 seconds! McGregor vs Aldo Arguably Conor McGregor’s finest moment in the octagon, this fast and ferocious stoppage is all the more impressive given that rival Jose Aldo actually clocks McGregor with a similar punch at the exact same moment he connects the other way. It could’ve been a double KO!…

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The Qatar World Cup is not especially evil

I am not here to tell you that the Qatar World Cup is not dodgy, I am here to tell you it’s no more dodgy than anything else FIFA does or any other country that hosts the World Cup. Russia 2018, Qatar 2022 and USA 2026 all bought the World Cup Yes Qatar bought the World Cup. That’s how it works. So did Russia before it and the USA after it. Russia 2018 Russia used dirty deals from Roman Abramovich and Vladimir Putin that we still don’t know the details of. They also illegally sabotaged competing bids. quid-pro-quo hidden in…

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The Qatar World Cup is not especially evil

I am not here to tell you that the Qatar World Cup is not dodgy, I am here to tell you it’s no more dodgy than anything else FIFA does or any other country that hosts the World Cup. Russia 2018, Qatar 2022 and USA 2026 all bought the World Cup Yes Qatar bought the World Cup. That’s how it works. So did Russia before it and the USA after it. Russia 2018 Russia used dirty deals from Roman Abramovich and Vladimir Putin that we still don’t know the details of. They also illegally sabotaged competing bids. quid-pro-quo hidden in…

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Supporting your national team but not your nation

I find myself in the strange position of disliking FIFA and disliking nation states, yet loving the FIFA World Cup; an event organized by FIFA for nation states. Most soccer fans are with me when it comes to disliking FIFA. They are a corrupt non-transparent hypocritical mafia, whose leaders leech incredible personal fortunes though secret harmful backroom deals [1] [2]. Most soccer fans are not with me when it comes to disliking nation states, so let me explain the basics; National governments are responsible for most unnecessary man made suffering, violence and death. For example, war and imprisoning innocent people.…

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Supporting your national team but not your nation

I find myself in the strange position of disliking FIFA and disliking nation states, yet loving the FIFA World Cup; an event organized by FIFA for nation states. Most soccer fans are with me when it comes to disliking FIFA. They are a corrupt non-transparent hypocritical mafia, whose leaders leech incredible personal fortunes though secret harmful backroom deals [1] [2]. Most soccer fans are not with me when it comes to disliking nation states, so let me explain the basics; National governments are responsible for most unnecessary man made suffering, violence and death. For example, war and imprisoning innocent people.…

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Socceroos with and without Ange

# Socceroos MP W D L GF GA GD P 1  With-Ange 8 3 4 1 10 8 2 13 2  After-Ange 8 2 2 4 7 8 -1 8 The same generation of Australian players that Ange Postecoglou coached are now playing together under other coaches. Let’s see if results got better or worse. In the above league table After-Ange’s results are for the 8 games since Ange left. With-Ange’s results are for Ange’s last 8 games (no friendlies). After-Ange record Date Comp Home* Score Away 25/01/19 AC UAE (79) 1 – 0   Australia 21/01/19 AC Australia 0…

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Socceroos with and without Ange

# Socceroos MP W D L GF GA GD P 1  With-Ange 8 3 4 1 10 8 2 13 2  After-Ange 8 2 2 4 7 8 -1 8 The same generation of Australian players that Ange Postecoglou coached are now playing together under other coaches. Let’s see if results got better or worse. In the above league table After-Ange’s results are for the 8 games since Ange left. With-Ange’s results are for Ange’s last 8 games (no friendlies). After-Ange record Date Comp Home* Score Away 25/01/19 AC UAE (79) 1 – 0   Australia 21/01/19 AC Australia 0…

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