Chiliz will list on KuCoin

Chilizens, Chiliz (BEP-2 $CHZ) will list on KuCoin with the trading pair CHZ/BTC. Deposits & Withdrawals will start at 11 AM CEST on 16th July, 2019. Trading will begin at 1 PM CEST on 16th July, 2019. About Chiliz A currency that fuels blockchain-backed platforms & products geared toward casual, mainstream consumers beginning with Socios.com. […]
Read More
Share

Chiliz will list on BitMax

Chilizens, Chiliz (BEP-2 $CHZ) will list on BitMax with the trading pairs BTC/CHZ & USDT/CHZ. Deposits & Withdrawals will open at 4 AM CEST on July 16th, 2019. Trading will begin at 4 PM CEST on July 17th, 2019. About Chiliz Chiliz is a digital currency for sports and entertainment platforms. It fuels the world’s […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

OG WILL BE THE FIRST ESPORTS TEAM IN THE WORLD TO BE TOKENIZED

DOTA 2 World Champions Kick Off Innovative Fan Influence Blockchain Partnership  Malta, 2 July 2019: Chiliz, (Binance DEX:$CHZ) a leading sports and entertainment blockchain company, is today proud to announce a multi-year partnership with DOTA 2 World Champions, OG. A pioneering moment in esports history, OG will become the first esports team to be tokenized […]
Read More
Share

CHILIZ LISTED ON BINANCE DEX

Dear Chilizens, We are happy to announce that Chiliz Tokens are now trading on Binance DEX with the pair CHZ/BNB. Please note, you are also able to purchase CHZ for BNB using the Trust Wallet app, which has Binance DEX built in. The Chiliz Tokens trading on Binance DEX are BEP-2, and currently, there is […]
Read More
Share

CHILIZ SWAP – CHANGING YOUR ERC-20 CHZ to BEP-2 CHZ

Dear Chilizens! Nearly two weeks ago we announced that our proposal to be listed on Binance DEX had been approved by Binance Chain Validators. To prepare for the listing, if you have the intention to trade CHZ on Binance DEX, you will need to migrate your Ethereum Chiliz Tokens to the Binance Chain. It may […]
Read More
Share

CHILIZENS UPDATE: BINANCE DEX LISTING PROPOSAL ACCEPTED

Dear Chilizens, We’ve had a lot of news recently and our team is now SUPER busy. Together with signing new partnerships with clubs all over the world, we are also preparing for the launch of our mobile app – and great news, Socios.com 1.0 was today approved by the App Store. We are still not […]
Read More
Share

BLEUTRADE CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE JOINS THE CHILIZ BLOCKCHAIN CAMPUS IN MALTA

Malta, June 4th, 2019 – Bleutrade Cryptocurrency Exchange, which aims to provide an intuitive crypto-trading experience, enhancing financial freedom and choice, has opened an office within the Malta-based Chiliz Blockchain Campus. The Bleutrade platform was designed and built from scratch with the sole intention to improve usability and create a seamless, intuitive experience, for anyone […]
Read More
Share

FOUNDERS BANK PROJECT JOINS THE CHILIZ BLOCKCHAIN CAMPUS IN MALTA

Malta, May 30th, 2019 — The Founders Bank Project, the world’s first high tech banking solution aimed at bridging the gap between the traditional financial world and innovative fintech companies, has opened an office within the Malta-based Chiliz Blockchain Campus. Backed by Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, the Founders Bank Project will […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

CHILIZ BLOCKCHAIN CAMPUS INAUGURATED BY PRIME MINISTER JOSEPH MUSCAT

Malta, 13th May 2019: The Chiliz Blockchain Campus, Malta’s leading fintech hub, was today officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri. The Campus is home to Chiliz, the company behind the world’s first fan influence platform for sports fans – Socios.com – that, […]
Read More
Share

CHILIZ ANNOUNCES FIRST PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB FOR SOCIOS.COM

West Ham United To Launch Fan Tokens London, 30 April 2019: Chiliz, a leading sports blockchain company, is today proud to announce a strategic partnership with West Ham United. The London-based club is the first to be announced Premier League club to partner with Socios.com, a first-of-its-kind blockchain mobile app for sports fans, joining the […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

SOCIOS.COM ANNOUNCED AS CATEGORY SPONSOR OF THE BT SPORT INDUSTRY AWARDS

February 4th 2019, Malta: Socios.com, the world’s first tokenized voting platform for sports fans, is proud to announce that it will be an Official Category Partner to the BT Sport Industry Awards. Bringing together sports stars, celebrities, senior decision makers, influencers and global media, the BT Sport Industry Awards celebrates the very best work from […]
Read More
Share

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, […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

CoinMarketCap to join the chiliZ Blockchain Campus in Malta

Malta, January 7th, 2019 –  CoinMarketCap, the world’s most trusted and accurate source of data for the cryptocurrency market, is to open an office within the Malta-based chiliZ Blockchain Campus. In a strategic move to better localize and improve their product to suit the European market, CoinMarketCap will use the new location to facilitate a […]
Read More
Share

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, […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

chiliZ strengthens its leadership team by promoting Emma Diskin to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Malta, November 15, 2018 — chiliZ is delighted to announce that Emma Diskin has been appointed as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. Emma will continue to report directly to CEO Alexandre Dreyfus, and will oversee the global marketing and communications for the company, a blockchain-based voting platform for sports fans which includes Socios.com. Emma joined […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

chiliZ ON TOUR : BANGKOK AND SINGAPORE

Dear chiliZens, I’m happy to announce that I will be back in Asia at the end of this month, to work on building awareness for chiliZ and Socios.com, as well as to meet and network with industry peers. During the last edition of the Beyond Blocks Summit in Seoul I’ll be participating in “The Next Step […]
Read More
Share

Happy Birthday Bitcoin

By Joe Grech, Social Media Manager, chiliZ Happy Birthday, Bitcoin. Ten years ago, so much of what we take for granted today didn’t exist — WhatsApp, Instagram, Uber, Slack, Airbnb, Spotify and even iPads weren’t around. Just a few days before Barack Obama became President-Elect of the United States of America, ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ published the […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

Is influential leadership the future of football?

By Alex Dreyfus, CEO chiliZ, Socios.com Over the past week, there has been much speculation and discussion about Arsene Wenger’s prediction for the future of football. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, the former Arsenal manager claimed that substitutions will one day be determined by fans on social media. “In the next five years, […]
Read More
Share

chiliZ welcomes three new team members

We’re happy to announce that three new colleagues have joined the chiliZ team within the Design and MarComms departments. Sarah, our new Senior Graphic Designer has joined us from global advertising agency, TBWA\ANG, where she was the lead on branding and editorial projects. Sarah will be joining our creative studio and will help take Socios.com […]
Read More
Share

chiliZens Update #3

Dear chiliZens, In the month since our last contributor update, we’ve achieved a great deal. We signed footballing giants Paris Saint-Germain as partners for Socios.com, shortly followed by Italian champions, Juventus. Partnering with these two major football clubs not only put us on the map, but has changed the way sports clubs view blockchain technology […]
Read More
Share

chiliZ Blockchain Campus appoints MD

Malta, October 10, 2018 — The chiliZ team is delighted to welcome Beatrice Collet as the Managing Director of the chiliZ Blockchain Campus. Beatrice will be responsible for on-boarding leading players in the blockchain space to the Campus, and will be charged with developing an innovative hub where blockchain entrepreneurs will collaboratively grow and develop […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

#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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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, […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

#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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

#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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

Esports Insider: Chiliz’s CEO Alexandre Dreyfus on the $27m investment : Get the fans involved

A strong advisory board with well known people from the esports industry, such as Fnatic’s CEO Wouter Sleijffers, Team Vitality’s CEO Nicolas Maurer, streamer “Dr Disrespect”and former players such as Hong “yellOw” Jin-Ho and a big first investment of $27m with an aim to change the esports industry, certainly raises some eyebrows. We decided we had to find out more […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

$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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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. […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

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 […]
Read More
Share

$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 – […]
Read More
Share