- Sinan Güler Joins Socios.com as Turkish Basketball Ambassador
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Sinan Güler Joins Socios.com as Turkish Basketball Ambassador

Güler Is A Basketball Legend In Turkey And Will Help Raise The Profile Of Fan Voting & Rewards App Socios.Com Amongst Club Officials, Players And Fans

Galatasaray SK Recently Added Their Basketball Team To Socios.Com

MALTA, June 24th 2020: Chiliz ($CHZ: Binance) have announced that Turkish Basketball legend Sinan Güler is the official Turkish Basketball Ambassador for fan voting & rewards app Socios.com.

Currently representing Darüşşafaka, Güler has played for some of the biggest teams in Turkish basketball, including Galatasaray, Anadolu Efes, Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe.  Güler will use his influence, standing and connections to raise the profile of Socios.com within the sport in Turkey.

Due to the popularity of Socios.com among fans of their football team, Galatasaray SK recently added their Basketball and esports teams to the platform in an announcement made on June 08th.

Socios.com enables fans to influence their favourite clubs through digital assets known as Fan Tokens. Fans can use their Tokens to vote  in club-specific polls – such as the first Galatasaray poll to choose a new official entrance anthem. Fan Token holders will also be in with a chance of winning innovative rewards and experiences linked to their clubs; for example Galatasaray Fan Token holders will appear on life-sized fan photos at the Türk Telekom stadium for final 3 games of the season.

FC Barcelona launched their $BAR Fan Token on Monday this week, with 600, 000 sold in less than 2 hours across Socios.com and Chiliz.net – the world’s first tokenised sports exchange.  The Galatasaray $GAL Fan Token is also available on Chiliz.net, having first listed on June 08th and then witnessing a 200% price increase in its first 2 hours of trading.

Additional Socios.com Fan Token partners include UFC, major soccer clubs Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Atlético de Madrid, AS Roma, CA Independiente and esports team OG.  Chiliz are looking to onboard as many as 50 more clubs from soccer and other sporting verticals.

Sinan Güler said: “It’s a pleasure for me to represent an innovative company such as Socios.com in the Turkish basketball industry. Socios.com, with their new asset class innovation are opening a new income stream for the clubs and also allowing the fans to have a voice in return, so it is a perfect win-win situation. On Monday, Barcelona generated 1.3m dollars from BAR fan token sales within 2 hours. This shows significant value to all of us.”

Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO and Founder of Chiliz and Socios.com said: “Sinan Güler will play a key role in educating the fans and basketball club officials about Socios.com and Fan Tokens. We are happy to be able to work with him on our journey.”

                                                                           -ENDS-

For Further Information:

Chiliz / Socios.com

Andrew Clarke – Global PR Manager

andrew@chiliz.com

For more information please visit www.socios.com

Notes to editor: 

About Chiliz

Chiliz ($CHZ) is a digital currency for sports and entertainment platforms. It fuels the world’s first scalable, tokenized voting platform, Socios.com where fans can buy, trade and execute voting rights in their favorite sports teams. The Chiliz project has raised $66 million from some of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges and leading crypto funds in Asia, including Binance, OK Blockchain Capital, and Ceyuan Ventures. Chiliz is owned by Malta-based Mediarex Group, a global sports and entertainment organisation, which was founded in 2012. In January 2020, Chiliz announced the launch of Chiliz.net, a first-of-its-kind mobile and desktop crypto exchange for sports and entertainment assets.

About Socios.com

Socios.com helps sport entities achieve digital transformation through blockchain technology. Socios.com is powered by the Chiliz token ($CHZ), both an ERC20 utility token on the Ethereum blockchain and BEP-2 token on Binance Chain. Fan Tokens are specific to a team or a club, and are a finite, digital asset that provides access to an encrypted, immutable ledger of voting and membership rights ownership. The tokenized fan-voting platform uses Fan Tokens, which operate on a separate permissioned side chain. The Fan Tokens are limited in number, and are fungible, meaning their ownership can be traded, and their price is driven by the market. The venture was inspired by the fan-led management frameworks or ‘socios’ of some major football clubs. Dubbed ‘Socios 2.0’, the platform simply represents the digitisation of this model of management.