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VALENCIA, JULY 26ND:  Valencia CF in partnership with Chiliz, the leading global blockchain providers for the sports and entertainment industry, have announced that the $VCF Fan Token Offering (FTO®) will take place on the Socios.com fan engagement and rewards app at 13:00 CEST on Tuesday July 27th.

1,000,000 $VCF Fan Tokens will go on sale in the FTO® priced at €2. The FTO® will be the only chance for fans to purchase $VCF Fan Tokens at a set price. Once the initial supply sells out, $VCF Fan Tokens will be available at a price set by demand and supply. 

Fan Tokens are collectible digital assets, minted on the Chiliz blockchain, that provide owners with access to voting rights in polls, VIP rewards, exclusive promotions, AR-enabled features, chat forums, games and competitions on Socios.com.

Details on the first polls, rewards and engagement activity for $VCF Fan Token holders on Socios.com will be revealed shortly after the FTO® ends, but Valencianistas across the globe can look forward to directly influence day-to-day club decisions on everything from in-stadium designs, celebration anthems, inspirational club mottos, player challenges, exclusive shirt designs and much more.  Among many other rewards, fans can expect to earn once-in-a-lifetime ‘money can’t buy’ experiences, including, but not limited to, the chance to meet legends of the club from both the past and the present, connect digitally with existing stars, go behind the scenes at the Mestalla on match days and to to play real matches on the pitch at the Mestalla. 

By joining the Socios.com thriving digital community of engaged sport fans, Valencianistas will also be able to access exclusive club-related content, put their skills to the test and go up against other fans from around the world in club-related games, competitions and quizzes, competing in global leaderboards to earn once-in-a-lifetime rewards and experiences. 

Valencia CF joins a selected group of 30+ global leading sporting organisations that already use Fan Tokens and the Socios.com app to engage their global fan bases. The list includes football giants FC Barcelona, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Atlético de Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan, Galatasaray and the national teams of Argentina and Portugal, among many others, but also leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organisations UFC and PFL, and Formula One™ teams Aston Martin Cognizant and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN. Socios.com also holds partnerships with NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and three Indian Premier League franchises. 

Last Friday, during their friendly match against Villarreal CF, Valencia CF became the first team in the world to promote their own Fan Token on the front of their shirt after a pioneering agreement that will see the Fan Token $VCF featured on the first team’s jersey across the entire 2021-22 season. 

Driven by the central belief that transitioning passive fans into active fans is essential to the future of sport, Socios.com is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organisations with the tools to engage with and monetize their global fanbases.

Created by Chiliz, the leading blockchain provider for the global sports and entertainment industry, Socios.com will continue its expansion throughout  2021, targeting many more Fan Token launches with partners from across the world. Socios.com has multiple office locations around the world and has already opened new regional headquarters in Istanbul, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. The company will open a new office in North America in the near future. 

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Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com, said: “We made history when we announced that Valencia CF would become the first team ever to mark the launch of their Fan Token by promoting it from front of the jersey.

“We’re now continuing this exciting partnership with the much anticipated launch of the $VCF Fan Token, which will allow millions of Valencianistas across the world to embrace the engagement opportunities offered by Fan Tokens and the Socios.com app”. 

“$VCF Fan Token will allow supporters to access a thriving digital community on Socios.com, where the voice of fans is heard and their loyalty is rewarded. Valencianistas can look forward to engaging with the club like never before, taking part in decisions through polls and accessing exclusive promotions and unique rewards”. 

CLEVELAND, JULY 26TH:  The Cleveland Cavaliers and Socios.com, the leading global blockchain provider for the sports and entertainment industry, announced an official team partnership today. 

While the direct, team-based fan engagement elements and activations alongside Socios.com are still in the review and development phase, the initial components of the partnership will focus on creating awareness and branding with Socios.com through the Cavaliers global asset platform.

Beginning with the upcoming 2021-22 season, the Socios.com logo will be on the abdomen of the Cavs practice jersey just below the player’s number. In addition, the blockchain provider will have brand presence in-venue with broadcast-visible LED courtside signage. They will also have the ability to use the Cavs marks and logos in their global marketing efforts outside the United States and Canada. Socios.com is the first Cavaliers partner to leverage this unique branding opportunity under the NBA’s International Team Marketing Program. 

Driven by the central belief that transitioning passive fans into active fans is essential to the future of sport, Socios.com is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organizations with the tools to engage with and monetize their  global fanbases. 

A rapidly expanding 40+ strong roster of leading sporting organisations have partnered with Socios.com to launch Fan Tokens on Socios.com, allowing their global followings to enjoy an enhanced fan experience and become part of a vibrant worldwide digital community of supporters.  

Partners include major European soccer clubs FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, Atlético Madrid,  Manchester City, Valencia, Inter Milan, Arsenal and the  Argentina and Portugal national soccer teams, as well as MMA giants UFC and a number of leading teams from F1, esports and cricket.  The Cavaliers become the third NBA team to join Socios.com’s roster of partners.

Mike Conley, Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse SVP & Chief Information Officer said: “This partnership with Socios.com is another significant step forward as part of our on-going exploration into blockchain technology and how it can be utilized within our business to grow and enhance fan engagement.

“We share with Socios.com a mutual passion and drive for innovation and we are excited about the opportunities this relationship will bring as it continues to evolve into the future.” 

Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Socios.com added: “I’m delighted the Cleveland Cavaliers have become the latest major US-based sporting organization to join our rapidly expanding network.

“Socios.com is fast developing into a global fan engagement powerhouse, where passive fans are being transitioned into real players in the day-to-day activities of their favourite teams.

 “This is the start of an exciting partnership that we believe can eventually lead to greatly enhanced fan engagement for fans of the Cavaliers around the world. “

The partnership is part of Socios.com’s growing expansion into the US sports industry. Socios.com has major global expansion plans and will increase their existing presence in Europe, while targeting many more launches in the USA, Asia and South America with the world’s leading sporting properties. Socios.com has multiple office locations around the world and has already opened new regional headquarters in Madrid, Istanbul, São Paulo and Buenos Aires in 2021. The company will open a new office in North America in the near future.

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MILAN, JULY 23rd 2021 – AC Milan, in partnership with Chiliz – creators of Fan Tokens and the Socios.com fan engagement app, are delighted to officially announce the 2021 $ACM Fan Token European Summer Tour.

The forthcoming pre-season event will consist of a series of friendlies against European opponents presented by the official digital token of AC Milan that gives Rossoneri fans across the globe a share of influence on Club decisions through the Socios app.

Partners since January 2021, AC Milan and Socios.com have designed a special activation plan to coincide with the Tour to engage the over 500 million Rossoneri fans across the world. As part of this plan, fans will be given the opportunity to take part in a series of polls and engagement activities for the chance to win special prizes and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

$ACM Fan Tokens enable  Rossoneri fans to access exclusive club-related content, put their skills to the test and go up against other fans from around the world in club-related games, competitions and quizzes, competing in global leaderboards to earn once-in-a-lifetime real-life and digital VIP rewards and experiences. Fans also have the opportunity to influence the club in a range of  interactive and fun polls every season.  

The 2021 $ACM Fan Token European Summer Tour includes a number of high-profile friendlies against top European clubs over the next few weeks in preparation for the 2021/22 football season, with all games being broadcast on Sky Sport in Italy.  

31 July 2021 – vs OGC Nice in Nice, France

The first game will see the Rossoneri take on OGC Nice on Saturday 31 July at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, the stadium that hosts all OGC Nice home games and that was selected as one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament.

The game will kick off at 8:30pm local time.

4 August 2021 – vs Valencia CF in Valencia, Spain

The Rossoneri will travel to Valencia on Wednesday 4 August to take on Valencia CF at the historic Mestalla Stadium. The game, which will kick off at 8:30pm local time, will be the 49th edition of the traditional Taronja Trophy.

8 August 2021 – vs Real Madrid CF in Klagenfurt, Austria

AC Milan will then take on Real Madrid, second in the Spanish league last season, in Klagenfurt, Austria, on Sunday 8 August at 6:30pm local time. 

The game will see two of the most decorated clubs in football history face off for the #AthletesVersus Cup, supporting no profit organization Athletes Versus’s efforts to combat all forms of discrimination.

14 August 2021 – vs Panathinaikos F.C. in Trieste, Italy

The Tour will wrap up at the Stadium Nereo Rocco in Trieste, where the Rossoneri will take on 20-time winners of the Greek Super League Panathinaikos F.C.

The game will kick off at 8:30pm and will be the last test before AC Milan’s first Serie A game in the 2021/22 season against Sampdoria on Monday 23 August.

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