- Blockchain Fintech Company Behind Fan Voting & Rewards App Socios.Com Take Major Step Into Brazillian Market
- Trading Will Begin At 09.01AM Sao Paulo (02:01PM CEST) On Tuesday July 14th
- Sports Fans And Crypto Enthusiasts Will Be Able To Buy $CHZ Using Brazilian Real R$
- Chiliz Have Launched Fan Tokens With Massive Soccer Clubs Including FC Barcelona, Juventus And Paris Saint-Germain
- FC Barcelona Launched Their $BAR Fan Token On Socios.Com In Late June Generating $1.3M In Revenue In Less Than Two Hours
- Chiliz Are Also Official Partners With UFC
13th July 2020, São Paulo: Chiliz ($CHZ), the leading blockchain fintech provider for sports and creators of fan voting and rewards app Socios.com, will be listed on Mercado Bitcoin – the largest cryptocurrency and digital asset trading platform in Latin America.
Chiliz can be bought and sold on the platform from 09.01AM Sao Paulo (02.01pm CEST) tomorrow (July 14th). Users can already make deposits. Users will be able to purchase $CHZ using Brazilian Reals $R.
Mercado Bitcoin has more than 1.9M registered users and the listing will significantly increase the accessibility of $CHZ in Brazil.
$CHZ is a utility token that fuels the blockchain-based fan voting and rewards app Socios.com. Socios.com empowers users to ‘Be More Than A Fan’, allowing them to vote in club polls and earn rewards through digital assets known as Fan Tokens. Partners include FC Barcelona – who recently launched their $BAR Fan Token, generating $1.3M in sales revenue in less than 2 hours – Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Atlético de Madrid, AS Roma, Galatasaray, CA Independiente and esports team OG.
Chiliz also announced a global partnership with UFC in May to develop new fan engagement solutions for combat sports.
As many as 50 more sporting organisations are primed to join the Socios.com platform through 2020 and Q1/Q2 2021. Fan Tokens can be bought and sold via the Socios.com Marketplace or on the world’s first cryptocurrency exchange for sports & entertainment, Chiliz.net.
Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO & Founder of Chiliz & Socios.com said: “Everyone knows about the huge passion for sport, particularly soccer, in Brazil and this listing will increase the accessibility of $CHZ for sports fans and crypto enthusiasts in the country.
“Brazilians have shown a lot of enthusiasm for blockchain, with the percentage of those owning cryptocurrency around twice as high as in the US. The country’s deeply embedded passion for sport together with its willingness to embrace the latest technology makes it a very interesting market for us.
“We conducted a survey with Neilson Sports & Entertainment last year and found that, on average, 96% of the population watch live matches on TV and that 86% would be interested in voting in polls and directly influencing their favourite clubs. Brazil actually has 21 million registered footballers, which is just incredible!
“It’s also the third biggest market in the world for MMA, which is very relevant for us as we are actively exploring new ways of increasing global fan engagement with UFC.”
Reinaldo Rabelo, CEO of Mercado Bitcoin said: “We have expanded the Mercado Bitcoin´s portfolio with assets that make it possible to diversify wallets. Now, with $CHZ, our customers will also have the opportunity to consume tokens that provide access to unique experiences, a major milestone in our history”
Notes to editor:
Chiliz ($CHZ) is a digital currency for sports and entertainment platforms. It fuels the world’s first scalable, tokenized voting platform, Socios.com where fans can buy, trade and execute voting rights in their sports teams. The Chiliz project has raised $66 million from some of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges and leading crypto funds in Asia, including Binance, OK Blockchain Capital, and Ceyuan Ventures. Chiliz is owned by Malta-based Mediarex Group, a global sports and entertainment organisation, which was founded in 2012. In January 2020, Chiliz announced the launch of Chiliz.net, a first-of-its-kind mobile and desktop crypto exchange for sports and entertainment assets.
About Mercado Bitcoin:
Mercado Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency and alternative asset trading platform in Latin America that offers independence, security and liquidity in trading. The company is among the 25 most trusted exchanges in the world to trade crypto, according to a study conducted by the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI). With more than 1.9 million customers and around 12 billion reais already negotiated since its creation in 2013, the company is transforming people’s relationship with their own money and seeks to elevate the experience of those who experience this revolution, delivering the best alternative asset trading service.