Chess to make headway into Web 3.0 as FIDE partners with Avalanche
FIDE and Ava Labs will work on creating chess products on Avalanche, including a historical game explorer and on-chain player rating system.
World Cup build up, testnet launch catapult Chiliz 15% higher to lead top 100
Chiliz gets boosted by World Cup fever and the recent testnet for Chiliz Chain 2.0 for Web3 futureproofing.
Sports NFT market doubles to $2.6B in 2022
According to a recent study, sports NFT market has doubled from $1.3 billion to $2.6 billion in 2022, and it is expected to see $41.6 billion by 2032.
UK’s ASA uphold ruling against Arsenal over fan token ads
According to the regulator, the advertisements were promotion of cryptocurrencies to the general public. Hence, it should contain clear warnings about the risks of such investments.
Socios.com invests $100M to accelerate Web3 innovations for FC Barcelona
Socios.com acquired a 24.5% stake in Barca Studio with a $100 million investment to drive web3 innovation for FC Barcelona.
NHL enters the NFT space partnering with Marketplace Sweet
The NHL partnership with Sweet will offer a variety of digital collectible experiences to its fans, tradable in the marketplace
Crypto companies pull out of sponsorship deals amid market downturn
Several crypto companies have been forced to choose self-preservation over advertising, as the crypto market cap crashes to new lows.
VeChain, UFC enter multi-year marketing collaboration
VeChain's branding will be integrated into UFC assets and events, giving the blockchain marketing visibility across millions of UFC fans.
NBA sponsorships hit record high of $1.6B on the back of crypto, tech deals
NBA sponsorships hit a record high thanks to crypto deals, reaching $1.6 billion in the 2021-22 season.
Qatar hosts the first metaverse FIFA gaming tournament
The best player in the first EA Sports FIFA 22 Champions Cup hosted in Qatar will walk away with $25,000.
Manchester City to celebrate clubs iconic moments with NFT collectibles
Premier football club, Manchester city partners with Animoca Brands Quidd marketplaces for unique collection of NFTs.
Sorare partners with Major League Baseball to launch fantasy NFT Game
Major League Baseball and MLB players partner with Sorare to launch fantasy game
Chelsea’s new shirt sponsor is a crypto platform
Chelsea becomes the second club in the English premier league to have a cryptocurrency platform as one of its main sponsors.
Mining Capital Coin CEO charged with $62M crypto fraud
Mining Capital Coin CEO Luiz Capuci Jr. faces multiple charges and may be sentenced to up to 45 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
Algorand signs a sponsorship deal with FIFA; ALGO surges 20%
This partnership will see Algorand become this year’s World Cup regional supporter in North America and Europe.
Liverpool FC in talks with unnamed crypto firm over £70M sponsorship deal
Liverpool Football Club is in talks with an as yet unknown crypto exchange for its main shirt sponsorship, but do fans want association with crypto at their clubs?
Liverpool Football Club’s foray into NFTs branded a disaster
The LFC Heroes Club Collection auction ended this week with around 94% of the available NFTs unsold. A look at the public feedback towards the project shows the average fan isn't interested.