Italian football powerhouse AS Roma has launched a tokenized social platform in collaboration with blockchain firm Chiliz. AS Roma is joining sports platform Socios to offer fans the opportunity to earn fan tokens and get a say in certain club businesses.
Fans will earn tokens by interacting with the app and being active. The more they are active, the bigger the chance they will get access to once-in-a-lifetime experiences and votes. For example, they will be able to name a new training ground, or vote for the announcer voice during the matches.
In recent months other clubs like Newcastle United, Southampton, Paris Saint Germain and West Ham United have announced a collaboration with Chiliz. Cryptocurrency is slowly moving into the world of sports, with Portuguese powerhouse Benfica now accepting bitcoin and other currencies in its fan websites where fans can buy tickets or merchandise.
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