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 Gzira, with breathtaking views of the marina and Malta’s capital city, Valletta, beyond.
The chiliZ Blockchain Campus will house world-leading exchanges, crypto-friendly European banks, leading blockchain media groups, service providers including recruitment services and some of the largest Asian crypto funds in a unique cluster in order to grow the ecosystem locally and globally. The campus will act as a one-stop-shop, think tank and ICO pitch centre, allowing blockchain companies to focus on innovation and the creation and implementation of mainstream products.
The state-of-the-art space will include an executive floor with meeting rooms and a sky bar reception area, as well as the use of a fully-equipped TV studio with live-streaming facilities.
Malta has been labelled the “Blockchain Island” as a result of the government’s seminal approach in creating a legal framework to regulate this industry, allowing investors and consumers to engage in a safe and legitimate environment. Over the last few months, Malta has been at the forefront of news after working with some of the biggest names in the industry to set their operations on the island, including Binance and OKEx.
Mediarex, who raised investment from some of the largest Asian blockchain companies in the world — including Binance, OK Blockchain Capital, FBG Capital, Ceyuan Ventures and dozens of others — will use the unique Campusconcept to promote and expand the chiliZ platform and its distinct aim to tokenize sports and esports teams. The company will also focus on building a commercial gateway between Malta and Asia, in particular China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
The Hon. Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister within the office of the Prime Minister said: “It is great to see entrepreneurs investing in Malta’s ecosystem. The chiliZ Blockchain Campus will be a hub of innovative, like-minded organisations that will not only support the Virtual Financial Assets Bill, but will enhance the economic growth and stability of Malta.
chiliZ CEO, Alexandre Dreyfus, said: “I’ve been lucky enough to live in Malta for the last 12 years and I’m happy to be able to participate in the creation of a blockchain cluster, connecting entrepreneurs, law makers, investors, developers and consumers under the same roof.”
The chiliZ Blockchain Campus, which will eventually host more than 150 people, will be inaugurated on 2nd October, 2018, on the eve of the Delta Summit — the first official conference launching Malta as a regulated virtual currency and ICO centre.
Companies interested in joining the chiliZ Blockchain Campus should apply through BUIDL@mediarex.com
More information can be found at www.chiliz.io/blockchaincampus/
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Notes to Editors:
chiliZ is a subsidiary of Malta-based Mediarex Group, a global sports and entertainment organisation, founded in 2006, and is a member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). Together with China and Hong Kong-based Venture Capital shareholders, the team comprises 20+ creatives, developers and gaming industry veterans from around the world, all well-versed in regulated gaming and technology. The chiliZ team has secured $65 million through private placement and is backed by some of the largest blockchain companies in the world, including Binance, OK Blockchain Capital, Ceyuan Ventures and FBG Capital. With a vision to provide innovative solutions within sports and esports, chiliZ aims to organise, empower and connect fans to players and teams in today’s most popular leagues and tournaments.