Meet The Team, Gilbert – Head of Marketing

From working with the world’s biggest football clubs to speaking to fans across the world, Gilbert, Head of Marketing at Socios.com, gives us an insight into what it takes to market the world’s first fan voting and rewards platform, powered by Chiliz.      What do you as the Head of Marketing do? I’d like […]
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ONWARDS AND UPWARDS - THE CHILIZ TEAM GROWS AGAIN

As the beta launch of our product inches ever closer, we continue to build our team and add new team members to different departments across the business. Yusuke, who joins the MarComms team, built his career in translation and interpretation where he thrived as a PR and Digital Marketer before realising the potential of blockchain […]
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CHILIZ ANNOUNCEMENT

It has come to our attention that an unidentified group in China, calling themselves Chilic, has been attempting to impersonate Chiliz – copying and editing Chiliz-owned images, videos and other marketing material. For example the Chiliz logo has been photoshopped to feature a ‘c’ instead of a ‘z’, and other material including our white paper […]
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CHILIZ MEETUP IN ISTANBUL

Chiliz held its first crypto meet-up in Turkey this week, hot on the heels of the announcement that one of the country’s biggest clubs, Galatasaray Spor Kulübü, would be joining Socios.com Chiliz & Socios.com CEO, Alexandre Dreyfus, met with the local crypto community in Maslak, at the heart of Istanbul, where he gave some exclusive […]
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CHILIZENS UPDATE # 9

Dear Chilizens, We have had a very hectic summer — we launched our CHZ token, got listed on a few exchanges (Binance.com, Bitmax, Kucoin etc) and we announced that 4 more major teams will join our platform: OG (esports), AS Roma, Atlético de Madrid & Galatasaray. We now have 7 teams from very different territories that are […]
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THE CHILIZ BLOCKCHAIN CAMPUS AND DELTA SUMMIT TEAM-UP

The Chiliz Blockchain Campus and Delta Summit will be teaming up for a Blockchain Business Breakfast next week bringing together some leading lights from the industry.  The Blockchain Business Breakfasts have become a staple in the local calendar hosted at the Campus, home to some of the biggest cryptocurrency and blockchain companies in the world.  […]
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MEET THE TEAM, KAREN – HEAD OF PRODUCT

In just over 18 months, we’ve grown from a small team of 12 to 55, and in that time we’ve worked hard building the world’s first football fan voting and rewards platform Socios.com, powered by Chiliz (CHZ). For the first edition of Meet The Team, our Head of Product Karen, gives us insight into what it’s […]
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CHILIZ WELCOMES TWO NEW TEAM MEMBERS

We’re delighted to welcome two new members to the Chiliz team who have joined the Creative Department. Federico, a Front End Developer joins us from Italy where he was focused on WordPress based projects and building websites from scratch. With a keen interest in blockchain technology, he had first come to the island last year […]
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TURN UP THE HEAT – CHILIZ ($CHZ) TRADE DROP

Dear Chilizens! It’s time to turn up the heat over at Binance DEX. It is very common for DEX projects to give back to their community by hosting some sort of trading competition. We are no different, and would like to say thank you to our Chilizens, and thank you to the Binance DEX community […]
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SOCIOS.COM ANNOUNCES GEO-LOCATION BASED FEATURE TOKEN HUNT

Football Fans To Hunt For Millions Of Free Tokens Using Augmented Reality During Socios.com Summer Tour Malta, 27 May 2019: Socios.com, the world’s first ‘fan influence’ app, today announces a new feature – a geo-location based augmented reality (AR) feature. Token Hunt allows users to collect Fan Tokens from all partner football clubs for free – as well as the […]
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CHILIZ ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH BINANCE CHAIN

Binance Chain To Push Tokenization Of Sports  Teams MALTA, 17th May, 2019: Chiliz, the digital currency for sports and entertainment platforms, has announced a strategic partnership with Binance Chain, a blockchain software system developed by Binance and the community, in a move that will bring global brands and household names such as Juventus and Paris […]
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CHILIZ AT PARIS BLOCKCHAIN WEEK SUMMIT

Chiliz will be attending the Paris Blockchain Week Summit next week on April 16th and 17th. The Summit is the flagship event of the Paris Blockchain Week gathering more than 1,500 attendees and 100 speakers over two days to discuss EU regulation, stable coins, decentralized exchanges, security tokens, scalability issues, recent advances in consensus mechanisms […]
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THE RISE OF THE bApp. When is a dApp, NOT A dApp?

By Joe Grech, Social Media and Content Manager Since the creation of blockchain technology, the term dApp — a decentralized application that has its backend code running on a decentralized peer-to-peer network — has become a ubiquitous term. But can we really categorize every application that uses blockchain technology as a dApp? Many products use […]
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CHILIZEN UPDATE #8

Dear Chilizens, Welcome to the 8th edition of the Chilizens Update where I share some fantastic news about Chiliz, Socios.com and everything in between that our team is working very hard on. We now have a refreshed and updated logo that we feel better reflects who we are and while the changes are subtle, it […]
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CHILIZ AT DECONOMY IN SEOUL

Chiliz will be attending the Deconomy — Distributed Economy conference in Seoul next week so drop us a line to meet-up. Deconomy, a global forum striving to develop the concept of a distributed economy, will be building on its success from last year and will see a host of notable speakers take to the stage […]
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CHILIZ BOLSTERS MARKETING TEAM WITH TWO NEW RECRUITS

As we move towards our product launch in Q2, we’re happy to announce two more team members to have joined the Marketing and Communications Department. Gilbert, joins us as Head of Marketing and will be responsible for leading the overall marketing strategy for Socios.com — attracting new customers through digital marketing and nurturing their entire […]
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WOULD YOU BUY A FAN TOKEN? THE RESULTS FROM COINMARKETCAP POLL

Earlier this week, Chiliz and Socios.com teamed up with CoinMarketCap to run a Twitter poll to ascertain whether their audience would be interested in our soon-to-be-released Fan Tokens. While this was aimed at a crypto savvy audience, the results were very encouraging — with 1,700 votes cast, 47% of respondents stated that they would be […]
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Socios.com — Crypto Wallet & Fiat/Crypto exchange license in Europe

We have reached another milestone in our journey towards launch in obtaining 2 licenses for Socios Entertainment OÜ, the corporate entity that will operate our tokenized voting platform. This will allow us to offer fiat and cryptocurrency exchange services on the Socios.com app, meaning fans can buy chiliz ($CHZ) direct, without the need for a […]
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INSIDE CHILIZ / CHILIZENS UPDATE #7

Dear chilizens, We’ve had a good start to the year and I’m looking forward to the launch of the Socios.com platform and mobile app powered by the chiliz ($CHZ) token. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us as we plan out a solid marketing strategy, but more importantly execute our plans. Since our last chilizens […]
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CHILIZ WELCOMES 4 NEW TEAM MEMBERS

We’re happy to welcome four more fantastic colleagues to the Chiliz team strengthening the Business Development and Tech Departments. Oleg joins us as a Football Partnership Manager and will be responsible for the acquisition and onboarding of new football teams to Socios.com. He has extensive experience within the football industry and joins us from FC […]
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHILIZ!

On February 7th 2018, we published the first edition of the chiliz whitepaper detailing our vision to increase fan engagement in the sports industry. Since then, we have expanded our vision, most notably into football, and have reached many milestones along the way: We raised $66mn through private placement We announced partnerships with two world-class […]
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SOCIOS.COM BEGINS LATIN AMERICAN OPERATIONS

January 22nd 2019, Malta: Socios.com, the tokenized fan-voting platform for sports, has confirmed that it has begun operations within Latin America, and has appointed Marcelo Santurio as Head of Business Development to lead the venture in the region and to strengthen its position across the continent. Santurio brings 20+ years of experience from the tech, […]
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THE FUTURE OF ETHEREUM

By Joe Grech, Social Media and Content Manager It’s been an epic couple of years for Ethereum, from being the platform of choice during the ICO mania of 2017 to unique Ethereum addresses increasing from ~13,000,000 (December 2017)  to now over 50,000,000 (January 2019). According to this CCN article, 94 out of the top 100 […]
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WHY A BEAR MARKET CAN BE GOOD FOR CRYPTO START-UPS

by Emma Diskin, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Over the last 12 months, we have witnessed myriad advancements in the world of blockchain — new legislation, the introduction of regulation, the creation of blockchain hubs and above all, a tangible vision for the future. The going has been pretty good for the last few years, […]
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CHILIZ & FULL NODE CREATE BLOCKCHAIN BRIDGE BETWEEN MALTA & BERLIN

Malta, 14 December 2018: The chiliZ Blockchain Campus in Malta today announces a strategic relationship with Full Node, a blockchain-centric co-working space with an inaugural location in Berlin, Germany. This move forms part of a community network whereby members of Full Node Berlin and chiliZ Blockchain Campus in Malta have access to the two facilities […]
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BitTemple Heads To Malta With chiliZ Blockchain Campus

BitTemple has agreed a reciprocal partnership with the chiliZ Blockchain Campus, which allows all BitTemple blockchain enterprises, based in either Singapore and China, to have free access and additional services in Malta. Based on the ‘Blockchain Island’ of Malta, the 2,000 square metre chiliZ Blockchain Campus is a European gateway for blockchain entrepreneurs and enterprises […]
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SOCIOS.COM TO STRENGTHEN ITS ASIAN OPERATIONS WITH NEW OFFICE IN SINGAPORE

November 27th 2018, Singapore: chiliZ, the team behind the Socios.com tokenized fan-voting platform for sports, is proud to announce that it has opened a new office in Singapore. This new location strengthens their presence in the South-East Asian (SEA) region, to capitalise on one of the fastest-growing sports fan bases in the world. The SEA […]
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chiliZens Update #6 — $250k + token schedule

Dear chiliZens, What an incredible few days it’s been. Welcome to another chiliZens update capturing what we’ve done so far and so fast here on the Blockchain Island. Last week saw us launch the first chiliZ rewards contest giving away $250,000 USD worth of chiliZ. This gives fans the chance to get their hands on […]
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FIRST EVER CHILIZ BOUNTY CAMPAIGN HAS BEGUN

The first ever chiliZ bounty campaign kicked off on Friday with $250,000 USD worth of chiliZ Tokens to be distributed among our community following the Token Generation event last month. You can participate here: bounty.chiliz.com  This is the first of a series of bounty campaigns to take place to involve multiple crypto communities by giving […]
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CHAIN ACCELERATOR JOINS CHILIZ BLOCKCHAIN CAMPUS

Malta, 15 November 2018: Chain Accelerator, Europe’s first accelerator for blockchain startups, today announces the opening of an office in Malta in partnership with chiliZ and the chiliZ Blockchain Campus. The move forms part of a reciprocal relationship whereby Chain Accelerator clients can use the facilities of the Campus when in Malta, and Campus clients […]
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chiliZens Update #4 — Token Generation Event

Dear chiliZens, I’m very pleased to announce that last Friday, we created our 8.8 billion chiliZ tokens, marking a major milestone for the chiliZ team, who have been working incredibly hard to get to where we are today. This is also a fantastic achievement for our development team, who used the latest OpenZeppelin 2.0, which […]
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Going Global — Socios.com coverage surpass 12 million readers

We are incredibly delighted by the massive press attention garnered by our first two major announcements that we became the official fan tokens for Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. The international coverage we received spanned the globe, from football and sports media, to prime-time TV, cryptocurrency/blockchain media and major news agencies, Socios.com was everywhere. The combined […]
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Podcast Interview: Meet chiliZ CEO Alex Dreyfus

CEO of chiliZ, Alex Dreyfus It was pure perseverance that secured Malta’s blockchain intentions this year, chiliZ CEO Alex Dreyfus has explained in a podcast interview. Armed with an unwavering belief that Malta could lead the European charge into blockchain exploration, Alex began chasing the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. He was determined to showcase […]
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SOCIOS.COM MAKES HEADLINES ACROSS THE WORLD

Last week, as the news broke of our partnership with Paris Saint-Germain FC,we were delighted by the attention from media across the world, with over nearly 300 news outlets covering the story in the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Japan and China. From football and sports media, to prime time TV, cryptocurrency/blockchain media and major […]
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#insidechiliz #contributorupdate2

Socios.com at Parc des Princes, in Paris Dear Contributors, Since my last update a month ago, we’ve made fantastic progress in every aspect of our adventure. We are now a team of 35 colleagues, spanning 17 nationalities, with the latest addition to the chiliZ family being Saelomi, our Korean Content & Communications Executive in Malta, who started this […]
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chiliZ team welcomes two new members

The chiliZ team is happy to announce the addition of two new members this week to the tech and finance and administration departments. Lara Xuereb, the first female Front-End Developer in the tech team, joined us after 8 years as a developer within the gaming and banking industries. Lara will be a part of our […]
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PARIS SAINT GERMAIN KICKS OFF INNOVATIVE BLOCKCHAIN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOCIOS.COM

Marc Armstrong, Chief Partnerships Officer of Paris Saint Germain together with Alexandre Dreyfus, Founder & CEO of Socios.com Paris Saint-Germain becomes first football club in the world to announce long term cryptocurrency strategy PARIS, September 11, 2018 — Paris Saint-Germain today announced a multi-year strategic partnership with blockchain platform Socios.com. As “Official Branded Cryptocurrency Partner” of Paris […]
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WHY FAN TOKENS SHOULD NOT REPRESENT OWNERSHIP

In launching our Socios.com platform, a new category of token has emerged — the Fan Token. Once onboard the Socios.com platform, our (yet-to-be-announced) club partners host what we have termed a Fan Token Offering (FTO). Fans must purchase $CHZ via a cryptocurrency exchange in order to acquire Fan Tokens. These tokens — which are specific to a team or […]
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WHAT IS A FAN TOKEN AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

In the blockchain world, the word ‘token’ and ‘coin’ are often bandied about. But what are tokens, how do they differ from coins, and how can you ‘use’ a token? A cryptocurrency is often referred to as ‘coins’ or ‘tokens’. Their purpose is to be items of inherent value that are designed to enable purchases, […]
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A TOKEN ECONOMY: HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN WORK FOR THE FOOTBALL INDUSTRY

Tokenization is a term currently reserved for the crypto space, and yet it’s application — even its ambition — can be applied to virtually any industry where there is a transference of assets. Tokenization has already been embraced by myriad industries, from agriculture to photography, mainly because of the innovative and transparent nature of the technology, but it’s also […]
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CHILIZ AT GAMESCOM

In the midst of the uproar over Battlefield V, CyberPunk 2077, Fallout 76 and FIFA 19, last week the chiliZ team showcased our esports platform at one of the biggest gaming events of the year, Gamescom. Held at the Koelnmesse trade fair center in Cologne over a four day period, the event was an ideal arena […]
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SPORTS SPONSORSHIP HEAVYWEIGHT JOINS MEDIAREX

Magnus Linder, Head of Partnerships & Business Development, Mediarex SPORTS SPONSORSHIP HEAVYWEIGHT JOINS MEDIAREX Today we welcome Magnus Linder to the team as Head of Partnerships & Business Development. Magnus will take the lead on Socios.com — the world’s first fan engagement and voting platform for the football industry, which helps football clubs achieve digital transformation through blockchain technology. He […]
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chiliZ team grows again

The chiliZ team has grown again with two new additions to the Marketing and Communications team. Siana Jennings PR and Events Executive, Siana Jennings, joined us from Ambassador Events which focused on the massive iGaming industry in Malta. Siana was born and raised in Kenya and graduated from university in the Netherlands with a degree […]
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chiliZ team around the world from London to Miami

The chiliZ team will be clocking up the miles over the next two months and will be at all major esports conferences across the globe.   Beginning next week, you will be able to meet the team at the Sponsorship Business Summit (SPOBIS) held in Cologne. Run in collaboration with Gamescom, SPOBIS brings together gaming, media and advertising with the […]
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#insidechiliz #contributorupdate

chiliZ booth at the Blockchain Partners Summit in Seoul, Korea Dear chiliZ Contributor, As some of you don’t regularly follow our blogs, videos and twitter accounts, I think it’s the right time for me to update you. First of all, thank you — all of you — for having contributed and supported us and our vision. This wasn’t an easy journey but it’s definitely an […]
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CHILIZ IS HEADING TO GAMESCOM

From 21st August, the chiliZ team will be attending Gamescom, Europe’s biggest gaming conference, in Cologne, Germany. Typically, the show sees the biggest names in the industry coming together to flaunt their wares, including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and developers including Bethesda, Ubisoft, Activision and more. As an exhibitor within the B2B hall, the team will use Gamescom […]
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MEET OUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ALEXANDRE DREYFUS

Our CEO Alexandre Dreyfus recently took the chiliZ team to experience one of the biggest esports events on the planet, ESL One at the LANXESS Arena in Köln — the ‘CS:GO Cathedral’. “ESL events are always inspirational and I hope that chiliZ will be alongside some of the biggest brands in the landscape and ecosystem to grow […]
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MEDIAREX APPOINTS PRETTYGREEN TO LAUNCH SOCIOS.COM

02 August 2018: Mediarex, the Malta based fintech and sports company, has appointed Sports PR agency PrettyGreen to support the international launch of their new Football Fan Engagement & Fan Monetization Blockchain platform, Socios.com. Socios.com is a new venture from Mediarex — who recently raised $66 million through a private token sale — that aims to use the power […]
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CHILIZ PARTNERS WITH THE STORY MOB FOR ESPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with The Story Mob, the world’s leading communications consultancy focused solely on competitive gaming and their communities, to help us with our esports communications. Here at chiliZ, we’re on a mission to enable both esports and sports entities to tokenize their voting rights to their fan […]
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#insidechiliz — THE CHILIZ TEAM AT ESL COLOGNE

Earlier on this month, 20 members of the chiliZ team travelled to the LANXESS Arena, Köln — the ‘CS:GO Cathedral’- to experience one of the biggest esports events on the planet, ESL One. Aside from the opportunity to experience the energy and passion that esports fans live and breathe, as a newly-formed team, we felt it was […]
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THE CHILIZ TEAM GROWS AGAIN

With two new developers and a Talent Acquisition Specialist, the chiliZ team is growing once again. Nathaniel Portelli FrontEnd Developer Nathaniel Portelli was a Lead Software Engineer at a gaming technology company before joining Mediarex. “The more I read about Mediarex, and the projects they are working on, the more interested I became. The chiliZ […]
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Highlights from the PGI Berlin Qualifiers Presented by ESL

Last weekend, the chiliZ esports team joined ESL at the European qualifiers for the PUBG Global Invitational. From hundreds of online qualifiers, just 20 made it through to the offline qualifying round in Leicester, United Kingdom. The calm before the storm, before the masses descended With a captive esports-mad audience, our intention was to meet […]
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MEDIAREX ANNOUNCE NEW FINTECH EPICENTER ON THE ‘BLOCKCHAIN ISLAND’

MALTA, 4th July 2018: Mediarex, the Malta-based fintech & sports company, is launching the “chiliZ Blockchain Campus” to boost blockchain innovation in the country after it successfully raised over $65m for its esports and sports venture chiliZ. In Q3 2018, the company will occupy 1,500 sqm of office facilities in a new 24-storey building in […]
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INTRODUCING SOCIOS 2.0 AT SOCIOS.COM

chiliZ CEO, Alexandre Dreyfus, and PR & Communications Director, Emma Diskin New Platform Digitizes The ‘Socios’ Model, Fusing Crowd-Management With Blockchain Technology To Create A New Era Of Fan Engagement & Monetization In Football MALTA, 18 JUNE, 2018: Mediarex, the Malta-based fintech and sports company, who recently raised more than $65 million through a private token sale […]
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CHILIZ ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FROM FBG CAPITAL

JUNE 15TH, 2018, BEIJING​: FBG Capital, Asia’s largest cryptocurrency fund, has become a strategic investor in the successful $65m private placement token sale of the Malta-based company chiliZ. FBG is known in the digital asset industry as one of the leading investment and trading companies in Asia, counting ventures like Ripio, Zilliqa, Republic Protocol and […]
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TWO NEW RECRUITS JOIN THE CHILIZ TEAM

This week, we welcome two new recruits to the global chiliZ team. Joe Grech, Social Media & Content Manager Joining from the UK, Joe Grech joins as Social Media & Content Manager. An avid gamer and esports guru, Joe was previously Chief Operations Officer at Oddshot, the community video platform. Starting with League of Legends, Joe’s […]
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CHILIZ REACHES $65 MILLION GOAL THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Malta, 8th June 2018: chiliZ, the tokenization platform for esports & sports teams, confirms that it has reached its goal to raise $65 million through a global private placement of chiliZ tokens ($CHZ). In the last few days, the private placement phase became oversubscribed, with the fintech company receiving $30+ million in applications mainly from Asia […]
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New Coding Ninja Joins The chiliZ Team

Senior Backend Developer, Christos Georgiou Here at chiliZ, we really are a multicultural family, with team members from France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, Canada, Argentina, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, Lithuania and of course Malta. And now, we welcome a new recruit from Greece. Joining as Senior Backend Developer, Christos Georgiou originally hails […]
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Why A Battlefield Battle Royale Is A Real Possibility

Image courtesy of EA When EA revealed Battlefield V yesterday, there was a collective sinking feeling in the hearts of the chiliZ team. It’s not that Battlefield V is historically inaccurate (we know that it’s unique point of view of DICE allows them to have more artistic freedom within the game)— the game is going to be a […]
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CHILIZ TO INVEST $10 MILLION INTO ‘BATTLE ROYALE’ ESPORTS ORGANISATIONS

24th May, 2018, MALTA: chiliZ.com, the esports platform where fans have a voice in managing team business, has today announced plans to invest at least $10 million in partnerships with esports organisations who compete in ‘Battle Royale’ type games such as PUBG or Fortnite. The decision follows Fortnite publisher Epic Games’ recent announcement of a $100 […]
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Meet the newest member of the chiliZ team, Lars Langenstück!

We’re delighted to welcome our newest team member, Lars Langenstück, to the chiliZ team, joining us as Esports Project Manager. Lars is an avid esports fan and whilst studying for his Bachelor’s degree in 2015, founded Esports Business Solutions UG in Germany, the company behind the leading business for the esports industry, The Esports Observer. Since […]
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Upcoming Esports Events Where You Can Meet The ChiliZ Team

We’re very busy over the coming months — from Germany to Vegas, the chiliZ team will be popping up at various esports conferences and events. If you’re attending any of the following events and would like to arrange a meeting, please send an email to [email protected] You can meet us at Gamescom, in Cologne, Germany from 21–25 August […]
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An Endorsement From Wouter Sleijffers, Fnatic CEO

Today, we are delighted to share an endorsement from Wouter Sleijffers, CEO of Fnatic — one of the world’s largest and most successful esports organisations — and a chiliZ advisor. With over a decade of big wins, the Fnatic team is at the forefront of the esports industry. At its core, are Fnatic’s talented professional gamers, who have won […]
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Malta: One Step Ahead In Blockchain

Malta equips blockchain companies with a reputable and supportive jurisdiction, while providing a trustworthy and safe haven for digital entrepreneurs Another week, and yet another big name has announced its plans to expand opera­tions to Malta. Neufund, an equity fundraising platform, announced their move last week; OKEx, a leading digital asset exchange, confirmed that they […]
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chiliZ in Korea

Presenting the chiliZ stellar Advisory Board In spite of the government’s ongoing desire to regulate the crypto space, South Korean investors’ interest in new blockchain ideas and cryptocurrencies shows no sign of slowing down. Last Friday (27th April), I presented the chiliZ project to over 1,000 investors, all crowded into Seoul’s Intercontinental Hotel, to meet and […]
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From Asia With Love

Selfie time — Alex and the chiliZ team at the Osaka meet-up Hong Kong is like a second home to me. Over the last few years, I’ve visited dozens of time. This week, I visited for just two days, to discuss the chiliZ strategy with my partners, and to meet some key blockchain operators, including major exchanges. From […]
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The Love Affair Between Gaming & Crypto

It’s a bold statement, but video games are the forerunners of virtual currencies. Let’s rewind to 2004, when Activision Blizzard released World of Warcraft. As one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, one of WoW’s most beguiling features, and perhaps one of the reasons it’s still being played 14 years after its release, is […]
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chiliZ reaches $65 Million goal through private placement

Malta, 8th June 2018: chiliZ, the tokenization platform for esports & sports teams, confirms that it has reached its goal to raise $65 million through a global private placement of chiliZ tokens ($CHZ).   In the last few days, the private placement phase became oversubscribed, with the fintech company receiving $30+ million in applications mainly from […]
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Global Player League (GPL) Acquires Discord PUBG Channel

Discord, a cross-platform voice and text chat app, is just three years old. In under a year, it has doubled in size, and is now home to 90+ million PC gamers. It’s a place to hang out, to chat, and more importantly, to voice chat and play at the same time. The Global Player League […]
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$27 MILLION RAISED FOR THE CHILIZ ESPORTS/BLOCKCHAIN VENTURE

From L-R, chiliZ’s Chief Strategy Officer, Max Rabinovitch; Chief Technology Officer, Thibaut Pelletier; and Chief Executive Officer, Alexandre Dreyfus I’m delighted to be able to announce that we have secured $27 million through early private placement for our chiliZ esports/blockchain venture. To recap, chiliZ is a blockchain-based platform that allows fans to crowd-manage esports teams […]
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Will Facebook’s Monthly Subscription Service Steal A March on Twitch?

Over the last year, Facebook has made a considerable effort to lure content creators away from Twitch and other video and streaming platforms. Today, the social media behemoth revealed plans to implement two new monetisation tools for content creators. But will their plans steal a march on Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform? The first tool — a […]
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Mediarex’s New Beijing Home

Mediarex Beijing has a new home. Located in the Chaoyang District of the city, the smart new offices are a stone’s throw from the famous Beijing National Stadium or “Bird’s Nest”. The office space is shared with Juzhong Joy, Mediarex’s Chinese poker partner. The building will feature dedicated studio space, with live-streaming capabilities, to support […]
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chiliZ Joins The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

27TH MARCH 2018, MALTA: chiliZ today announced that it has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world’s largest open source blockchain initiative with over 250 member companies. chiliZ joined the EEA in order to connect with a network of cross-industry pioneers and also to support the adoption of Ethereum in business. “We’re excited to have […]
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What are Socios?

A quick look into one of chiliZ’ inspirations Crowd-sourcing team decisions been around for a while? (si). The concept of the chiliZ platform itself may be a new one, but the foundation we’re building off of — our belief in the intrinsic power of creating ‘fan controlled’ & ultimately even ‘fan funded’ organizations in sports and esports, isn’t. […]
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Meet Jade Cruickshank!

chiliZ’ new Chief People Officer Even though Jade Cruickshank has been a member of the chiliZ family for a few weeks now, we wanted to wait to announce her incoming tenure as chiliZ’ Chief People Officer until she had her own video to work as an introduction. In her 10+ years, this Talent Acquisition vet has […]
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Meet Emma Diskin!

Emma Diskin — ready to shout from rooftops about chiliZ. (figurative/ digital rooftops) Strengthening the current team of creatives, developers and gaming industry professionals, we’re happy to announce the appointment of Emma Diskin as our Director of PR & Communications. A senior-level professional, Emma has almost 20 years experience in PR, corporate communications, social media and branded […]
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chiliZ FAQ

Answers to the questions that keep popping up in our inbox(es). What is the chiliZ platform? chiliZ is a platform for sports and esports fans to crowd-manage their favourite teams, games, leagues and events. By 2020, we anticipate an esports landscape that is not only shaped by what games, teams and leagues draw the highest […]
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Gaming & Blockchain Run Close Together

A random thought about 2 different worlds that are home to a lot of the same people. It’s not a groundbreaking to assert the strong affinity the cryptocurrency and gaming/ esports worlds seem to have for one another. Like many other digitally affined entrepreneurs, game publishers, esports organizers and gaming/ game-related platform developers have flocked […]
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Gaming Love Affairs: chiliZ Edition

The chiliZ team lists their favorite games of all time, new and old alike. Basically one in esports or gaming — regardless of what kind of gaming industry we talk about — just “falls” into the job. There’s always something — that one experience or game that really clicks a mental switch and makes gamers, and those who pursue careers based […]
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Malta — Little Island, Big Blockchain Plans

Malta leads blockchain adoption and regulation on a government level in Europe Being a small nation definitely comes with its fair share of drawbacks, but it also makes for places whose governments can adopt new economic policy and innovate much more quickly. When it comes to cryptocurrency and blockchain initiative regulation, we can safely count […]
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Binance & chiliZ Join Forces To Tokenize Sports Industries

Malta, 5th June, 2018: Malta-based chiliZ has today announced that Binance — one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges with more than 9 million users and $1.5 billion in daily volume — will invest in their new tokenization platform for the esports and sports industries. Inspired by the “Socios” crowd-management concept of Real Madrid & FC Barcelona, chiliZ is a […]
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$27 Million Raised for the chiliZ Esports/Blockchain Venture

CHILIZ – AN ESPORTS PLATFORM WHERE FANS CAN CROWD-MANAGE THEIR FAVOURITE TEAMS 18th APRIL, 2018, MALTA: chiliZ is a blockchain-based platform that allows enthusiasts to crowd-manage sports and esports teams and organisations. The inspiration finds its roots in traditional sports, specifically football’s La Liga, with their democratic ‘socios’ system of club management. Real Madrid – […]
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