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Fantasy football platform Sorare officially launches out of Beta in the UK as Paris-Saint Germain joins the platform

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Paris Saint-Germain, the 2020 Champions League Finalist, and Sorare, the global fantasy football game, has signed a partnership to create digital collectibles of PSG players making it the 100th club to join Sorare

The UK ranks 5th in terms of total number of Sorare users, and number one in terms of total time spent on the platform per user, a reflection of the country’s appetite for Fantasy Football

The announcement comes as a first step in Sorare’s ambitious plans to partner with leading football teams and clubs in the UK, as its revenue increased twentyfold in the last 12 months

As part of this partnership with PSG, Sorare will gain the rights for ‘legendary players’ from 2013, including David Beckham

Paris, September 29th, 2020​- Global Fantasy Football platform Sorare announces today that it officially launches in the UK, paving the way for significant partnerships with UK-based football teams

and clubs. Additionally, starting​ today and following PSG’s partnership with Sorare, collectors and gamers in the United Kingdom and elsewhere will now be able to freely buy, sell, and play with limited edition digital player cards of PSG players such as Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. This also includes historic players from 2013 such as David Beckham. Since its launch in early 2019, the platform has grown an average of 52% month on month, and today counts over 40​.000 users worldwide.

Through organic growth alone, the UK has quietly grown into Sorare’s 5th largest market in terms of user base, sustained by a 70% month on month user growth in the country. The UK is also ranked the number one market as far as time spent on the platform, with an average of 1h25 mins per day per user. Sorare’s organic growth in the UK is a reflection of the country’s appetite for Fantasy Football, with Fantasy Premier League reaching close to 8million users, and more than doubling in the last 4 years. Today’s launch comes in response to the significant user demand from the market, and serves as an additional step in consolidating Sorare’s plans to secure partnerships with leading teams and clubs in the UK.

Nicolas Julia, CEO at Sorare, said:​ “We​ are delighted to officially launch in the UK today, getting Sorare one step closer to closing game changing partnerships with major teams and clubs in the country. The​ European Fantasy Football market was estimated at close to USD 900M per annum1 in 2018, and expected to double in the next five years. Expanding into more European markets early on in our growth is a strategic step for Sorare both in terms of market acquisition and brand recognition with users, football teams, and investors alike. With the inclusion of PSG to the platform, football fans in the UK and elsewhere will be able to leverage their football knowledge to play as a strategic manager and compete for rewards with skin in the game. PSG fans will be able to join the economy of their passions in a way that wasn’t possible before Sorare’s global fantasy football.“

The company is using blockchain technology to​ create digital scarcity and establish who owns the digital card of a player at any given time. It creates a new level of trust and freedom for collectors. The cards are more than just collectibles: they are useful in Sorare’s global fantasy football game to compete every weekend and fight for the best rewards.

Paris Saint-Germain is embracing Sorare’s vision to become the go-to fantasy game to increase the enjoyment of live football. PSG fans will be able to play with their favorite footballers by using their cards in their team. The score of the player card will depend on the performance of the player in real-life, would it be a Ligue 1 game or a Champions League game.

Andre Schurrle, early investor in Sorare, said​: “Today’s​ UK launch is a major milestone for Sorare. Anyone remotely interested in football knows that the UK is home to some of the best teams and players in the world. I can’t wait to see Sorare announce UK Premier League teams and players in the coming months. Additionally, the inclusion of Paris Saint-Germain on the platform, a top division team in French and international football, is huge news for Sorare’s user base. As Sorare players know, the game is based on the real life performance of players, and from today, anyone on Sorare can purchase or trade cards from an outstanding team including world famous players such as Mbappe, Neymar and more. I stand behind Sorare’s mission to become the go-to platform for Fantasy Football and today’s announcement is yet another proof that the company is well positioned to execute on its objective.”​

PSG is joining 99 other football clubs from Europe, the United States, and Asia have partnered with Sorare to issue officially digital player cards, amongst them Juventus and Atletico de Madrid. Through these partnerships, Sorare is able to create the first truly global fantasy football experience. Fantasy players can create a lineup with a Ligue 1 midfielder such as Neymar, a Serie A striker such as Cristiano Ronaldo, a La Liga goalkeeper such as Jan Oblak and a Bundesliga defender such as Sven Bender.

The game was launched in March 2019 by two experienced entrepreneurs, Nicolas Julia and Adrien Montfort, that saw the potential of blockchain technology to create a new category in the sports gaming industry. Sorare has generated USD 1.5 million of revenues from the sale of cards across 60 countries in just over 12 months. It is ranked as the blockchain game with the most volume according to nonfungible​​.

Fabien Allegre, Merchandising and Paris Saint-Germain Brand Diversification, explains​: “Paris Saint-Germain is the new generation club. We are driven by our values of competitiveness. At the forefront of innovation, we are always looking ahead, looking to the future, to offer our fans new experiences. To constantly improve them, and to offer better coverage for our brand, Sorare will enable us to reach out to new, young communities, especially in Asia and America. We are proud of this new collaboration”.

See all licensed clubs on Sorare here.

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Microsoft Backs Blockchain-Focused Gaming Company WeMade

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Over the last few years, Microsoft has been venturing out and investing in new sectors of technology, such as investing in Space and Time, a decentralised data warehouse. Microsoft’s investments in areas such as Web3 are a sign of the times, as many large-cap technology companies have adopted the idea since 2021.  Web3 is an idea that uses cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to provide internet users with data security, privacy, and scalability.

Microsoft’s Latest Venture

Most recently, we have seen Microsoft back WeMade, a South Korean video game developer that has made several aggressive bets on blockchain technology over the years. WeMade is best known for creating the Legend of Mir series, which has attracted more than 120 million users in Asia. The company’s games, such as Legend of Mir 2, generate over $20 million per month in China alone, highlighting the dominating presence WeMade has in the Asian gaming market. WeMade is also a progressive video game company that has been exploring different ways to incorporate blockchain into its games.

WeMade’s Work In Blockchain

The company’s objective is to use blockchain technology to transform everyday games and to have its stablecoin used as one of the main currencies in the blockchain gaming market. Microsoft recognises the private company’s potential, investing $14.8 million in the company through convertible bonds, as per regulatory filings. Shinhan Asset Management and Kiwoom Securities also backed the blockchain gaming-focused company, with Shinhan investing $21.2 million and Kiwoom investing $10.5 million. These three investments are just the beginning of WeMade’s plans to build its global blockchain gaming ecosystem.

WeMade is at the forefront of blockchain gaming, which is why the company is receiving significant backing from some of the most respected companies in the gaming sector. Blockchain already has a considerable presence in the gambling industry and brings with it many advantages. Casinos that embrace blockchain allow individuals to play games solely using crypto by supporting the most popular digital currencies available. This means that players don’t have to wait a long time to get payouts or register to play games like blackjack and slots in the crypto gaming space. These are the defining features of the best crypto casino online. The increasing presence of blockchain in gaming and online gambling makes one wonder if it will make its way into sports betting.

There are also blockchain-based games that let players have real ownership of in-game assets, such as CryptoKitties, a platform developed by Canadian studio Dapper Labs in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2018, CryptoKitties received backing from Steph Curry after partnering with the Golden State Warriors star to release the first-ever celebrity-branded CryptoKitty. Each CryptoKitty represented Curry’s interests and skills, such as his passion for cooking.

Where Else Are We Seeing The Idea Of Web3?

Microsoft may be investing in blockchain and Web3, but the technology company isn’t the only one. While some critics have pointed out concerns over Web3’s decentralisation, and Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk have both said the idea serves only as a marketing term, companies like Nike are still moving into this space.

During the week of November 14th, 2022, Nike announced that it is launching a Web3-enabled platform called ‘.Swoosh’. The platform will allow people to collect and trade digital items like virtual sneakers and the Nike .Swoosh platform is expected to launch in January 2023. It is meant to encourage customers to become co-creators in digital product royalties. The platform’s digital collectibles can be used in Web3 games such as t-shirts and sneakers, and the company also stated that users will be able to unlock real-world benefits through Web3 technology, including conversations with pro athletes.

Microsoft has been investing in new industries for years, and WeMade has been making a global name for itself in blockchain gaming at the same time. It’s not a surprise that the two companies have finally come together, with Microsoft investing a substantial amount of capital in the South Korean video gaming company. The future is blockchain gaming, and Microsoft will be glad the company got its foot in the door in the beginning.

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Fastex Chain is here. It’s time to earn and maximize profits.

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As one of the most-awaited and massive projects of the Fastex ecosystem, Fastex Chain has come as a new and one-of-a-kind blockchain platform that brings a new way of business development and revenue growth in blockchain with its game-changing consensus mechanism – Proof of Stake and Activity (PoSA), taking into account the users’ actions to maximize your chance of becoming a validator according to your users’ activity on your smart contracts in addition to your stake. The PoSA consensus idea of using stake and activity to validate transactions in blockchain networks is patent pending.

With this move, all the products of the Fastex ecosystem with regards to their web 3.0 components including ftNFT marketplace, Fastex Verse, and FastexPay will be moved to Fastex Chain, with Fasttoken as its native currency.
FastexChain enables developers, builders, and businesses to build and scale decentralized applications on this rewarding platform, fostering the growth of user activity and high value.

We have created a platform that is simple and profitable for diverse businesses, representing countless possibilities for everyone bold enough to take the first step. You can endlessly grow, build and scale and earn within the Fastex Chain network. Change is coming and we can embrace it together.

 

This is where your business is supposed to be.

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Blockchain Trading Card Game Kingdom Hunter Launching This Month on WEMIX PLAY

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Kingdom Hunter, the brand new blockchain trading card game developed by RedFox Games, launches on WEMIX PLAY on November 15.

Kingdom Hunter is the first game based on a completely new IP on the WEMIX platform and features unique gameplay, upgraded mechanics and intuitive strategy. Kingdom Hunter is highly anticipated for its illustrious graphics and innovative Play-and-Earn gaming style. The number of pre-registrations around the globe has already surpassed the 1 million user milestone, following two closed beta tests.

“Kingdom Hunter was designed for the WEMIX PLAY platform from the ground up – from onboarding to the game development stages. We are confident of the title’s ability to perform well in the Play-and-Earn space,” David Son, CEO of RedFox Games, said.

“We are putting significant efforts behind supporting Kingdom Hunter, to help the game reach its full potential in the global market. We expect this title will play a key role in breaking down barriers between games and our real-life world through the inter-game economy of the WEMIX platform,” Henry Chang, CEO of Wemade, said.

Kingdom Hunter maximises the charm of the turn-based battle system by adding the ability to capture and persuade enemies’ Hero cards. The game is backed up by a roster of content including fantasy stories, the collection, and growth of multiple Heroes, battles based on character traits, and the development of cities via political decisions. Dynamic battles, which take place on a gigantic world map to obtain strategic footholds, add a new layer of entertainment to the game.

The main currency of the game is Lord Coin. Users can earn Lord Coin with in-game resources such as Runestone. The game’s systems enable users to earn resources and currency in the game, which can later be used in the real-world economy by exchanging Lord Coin into WEMIX tokens. Kingdom Hunter’s Lord Coin will be joining the REFLECT Alliance on the WEMIX platform, allowing for easy token swaps across games.

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