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AC Milan To Join Sports Crypto Movement With Launch Of $ACM Fan Token

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Socios.com & Chiliz CEO Alexandre Dreyfus (left) with Chief Revenue Officer for AC Milan Casper Stylsvig (right) at the official signing of the partnership in the new studio at the club’s Casa Milan headquarters.
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Italian football giants AC Milan, in partnership with fintech blockchain company Chiliz, have announced plans to launch an $ACM Fan Token on the fan engagement and rewards platform Socios.com in the coming weeks.

AC Milan are among the most successful clubs of all time, with 18 FIFA and UEFA trophies to their name in addition to 18 Serie A titles and a massive global fanbase estimated at 450 million, including a significant following throughout Asia.

$ACM Fan Token owners will be able to access a wide range of benefits including the right to vote in multiple club decisions each season, VIP rewards & experiences, exclusive club and sponsor promotions, games, competitions and ‘super-fan’ recognition.

The club joins a list of 19 major sporting organizations who have partnered with Socios to launch Fan Tokens, including FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Atlético de Madrid, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor. Leading esports organizations Team Heretics, NAVI, OG and Alliance have all launched Fan Tokens on the platform, while UFC have signed a global fan engagement agreement and fellow MMA organisation the Professional Fighters League will launch a Fan Token in the coming months. More major clubs are set to launch Fan Tokens in the near future.

Notable examples of fan engagement through Socios include fans of Apollon FC choosing the first team for a friendly match and the club’s home and away kit for the 2021/22 season. Juventus fans chose the club’s new goal celebration song, decided on a limited edition redesign of the iconic ‘J’ logo and the first team bus for the 2020/21 season. Supporters of FC Barcelona placed a unique fan designed artwork at the heart of the Camp Nou dressing room, Roma fans delivered questions direct to head coach Paolo Fonseca in a live press conference and PSG fans chose a unique message for the captain’s armband as well as voting on their end of season awards through the app.

Powered by the utility token Chiliz $CHZ, Socios is one of the most active non-financial, consumer-facing mainstream blockchain products in the world. In just over a year it has been downloaded by more than 450,000 people, over 14M Fan Tokens have been sold, and over 700,000 votes registered on the blockchain. In total, Fan Tokens have generated over $30M USD for clubs and partners in a little over 12 months. In late December and early January several Fan Tokens were listed on major global exchanges driving significant activity, with $PSG and $JUV trading volumes hitting a 24 hour high of $300M in late December.

Fans who purchased ‘Milan Devils’ Tokens using Socios pre-sale feature Locker Room will have their tokens transformed into $ACM Fan Tokens upon launch. Locker Tokens for Manchester Bluand The Galácticos have sold out.

Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of AC Milan said: “We are happy to join hands with Socios and welcome them to our family as a global partner. This partnership allows us to give our 450 million fans across the world another exciting way to interact with AC Milan, which is particularly important under the current circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“As an innovative Club, one of our focus areas is modernization and this partnership helps us complete another important step in that direction.”

Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO and Founder of Chiliz and Socios said:  “I’m delighted to welcome AC Milan and their 450 million fans from across the world to Socios.

“Fans of the I Rossoneri  will be able to enjoy unprecedented engagement with their favourite team, influencing the club in polls, accessing VIP rewards, exclusive promotions, chat forums and much more.

“The AC Milan partnership is a great start to a year in which we will work harder than ever on our mission to fully establish Fan Tokens as the ultimate fan engagement tool and as a powerful new revenue generator for the sports industry.”

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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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