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OKX lists Chiliz’s CHZ, driving engagement in sports and entertainment

2021.03.03 OKX Public Relations

Seychelles, March 3, 2021 — OKX (www.okex.com), a world-leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange, is thrilled to announce the listing of Chiliz (CHZ) for spot trading on the platform. As the leading digital currency for the sports and entertainment industries, CHZ is the native asset of the popular fan-engagement platform Socios.com, which has already partnered with several major global sporting clubs and esports teams including FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-German, AC Milan and Team Heretics. 

CHZ deposits on the OKX exchange were opened at 7:00 am UTC, March 3. Spot trading pairs of CHZ/USDT and CHZ/BTC went live at 10:00 am UTC on March 3, and withdrawals will be activated at 10:00 am UTC, March 4.

Founded in 2018, Chiliz’s platform, Socios.com, is designed to help clubs and teams increase fan engagement and unlock new revenue streams. Its innovative Fan Token model is proving particularly effective at a time when many sporting organizations are suffering due to lost profits from ticket sales and canceled sponsorship deals caused by the pandemic. 

As many sporting events continue to be held spectator-free and clubs lose out on key revenues from ticket sales, Fan Tokens are becoming an important new source of profit for an industry that was already facing challenges adapting to the needs of a younger, more digital-native audience. Fan Tokens allow clubs to interact with their bases more easily across geographies and incentivize them to make in-platform purchases or accumulate voting rights on key decisions affecting their club’s future, thus fostering a stronger sense of loyalty.

So far, 23 large sporting organizations have created Fan Tokens through Socios.com to engage with and monetize their global fan bases — and many more teams are set to follow, including Dutch club Fortuna Sittard. Downloaded by more than 500,000 fans around the world, Fan Tokens generated an impressive $30 million for Socios.com clubs and partners in 2020 alone. 

“Chiliz has uncovered another key use case for blockchain technology showing how the sports and entertainment industries can adapt to an increasingly digital world and create new revenue streams beyond traditional sources. As more and more fans begin to engage with clubs and teams through fan tokens, the use of cryptocurrencies becomes continuously more mainstream. OKX couldn’t be happier to support this important initiative,” commented OKX CEO Jay Hao.

To mark the new listing, OKX will be distributing $150,000 worth of Fan Tokens in a giveaway for CHZ community members, starting from March 3 at 7:00 am UTC to March 10 at 7:00 am UTC. As soon as users deposit or trade CHZ on OKX, they will become eligible for the lucky draw, with up to $10,000 of Fan Tokens to be won through referral rewards. For full details of the campaign, please visit: https://www.okex.com/promotion/BK0J 


About OKX

A world-leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange, OKX offers the most diverse marketplace where global crypto traders, miners and institutional investors come to manage crypto assets, enhance investment opportunities and hedge risks. We provide spot and derivatives trading — including futures, perpetual swap and options — of major cryptocurrencies, offering investors flexibility in formulating their strategies to maximize gains and mitigate risks.

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