Korea’s top MMA fighter Chan Sung Jung has been telling his huge social media following about Fan Tokens and how to get them on Upbit.com
SEOUL, JANUARY 27TH: Korean UFC star Chan Sung Jung has taken to social media to tell his followers about Chiliz $CHZ and Fan Tokens. Chiliz is a fintech blockchain company that allows the world’s biggest sporting organisations to get closer to their global fanbases through digital assets called Fan Tokens.
Clearly impressed, Chan Sung Jung, also known as ‘The Korean Zombie’ for his ability to keep fighting despite taking heavy blows, posted a video about Fan Tokens to his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter followers.
In the 49-second long video filmed from his training centre, Sung Jung — ranked 5th in the UFC Featherweight rankings, talks about how fans can influence their favourite clubs by voting in polls for big teams like Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona, before saying Fan Tokens can be purchased on Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit.com.
The Korean Zombie’s posts can be viewed below:
20 major sporting organizations have partnered with Chiliz to launch Fan Tokens on the fan voting and rewards app Socios.com, including FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Atlético de Madrid, and most recently AC Milan. Leading esports organizations Team Heretics, NAVI, OG and Alliance have all launched Fan Tokens on the platform.
The Korean Zombie’s own organisation the UFC have signed a global fan engagement agreement and fellow MMA organisation the Professional Fighters League will launch a Fan Token in the coming months. More major clubs are set to launch Fan Tokens in the near future.
In just over a year over 14M Fan Tokens have been sold and over 700,000 votes registered on the blockchain. In total, Fan Tokens have generated over $30M USD for clubs and partners in a little over 12 months. In late December and early January several Fan Tokens were listed on major global exchanges Binance, Upbit and Paribu driving significant activity, with $PSG and $JUV trading volumes hitting a 24 hour high of $300M in late December.
Chiliz and Socios.com CEO Alexandre Dreyfus said: “The Korean Zombie thinks Fan Tokens are cool! We’re delighted to see such a high-profile athlete backing Fan Tokens, but he won’t be the last.
“When the athletes of the teams and partners we’re working with start to promote the utility of Fan Tokens, awareness will really take off, further establishing the incredible new Fan Token ecosystem we are building and cementing $CHZ as the recognised digital currency for sports and entertainment.”