Supporters of world-renowned Italian football club Juventus can now vote on the club’s next victory song using. How? With blockchain.
This is according to a Twitter post by CEO of Chiliz Alex Dreyfus. The tweet reads: “Mainstream application of blockchain? You can now vote what Ronaldo and his team-mates will dance on when they score.”
Chiliz has confirmed the date of the first-ever Fan Token Offering (FTO). It’s December 4, 2019. Juve fans token will be available on Socios.com. Currently, about 20,000,000 of tokens have been created for purchase. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis.
The Serie A champions plans on keeping its fans more engaged in its decision making. Over the last eight years, Juventus played “Chelsea Dagger” every time it scored a goal. The club, however, believes it is time for a change. Juventus has broadcasted a video to announce the start of the polls on Socios.com
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The list of shortlisted songs include:
Blink 182 – All The Small Things
Blur – Song 2
House of Pain – Jump Around
P.O.D – Boom
And yet only fans with the Juventus Fan Tokens are qualified to vote. The tokens will be sold for about €2 depending on the exchange rate of Chiliz. Fans can also get free fan Tokens via Token Hunt, the app with the Augmented Reality feature.
The song with the highest number of votes will be unveiled in 2020. Specifically, when Juventus scores its first goal at the Allianz Stadium.
Speaking on the announcement, CRO of Juventus, Giorgio Ricci said: “We are proud to be the first Club to be activated by Socios.com on its platform, inaugurating a new way to interact with our fans around the world. Adding that: “This partnership shows once again how much technological evolution and innovation are two priorities for Juventus, also in the way we relate to and connect with our fan base. “
The app is currently only available for Android phones. However, an iOS version is coming soon.
The crypto space is making waves; a lot of adoption and real use cases are springing up lately. In April TRON partnered with Liverpool FC. In June SL Benfica announced it now accepts payments in crypto. Chiliz has also previously partnered with AS Roma FC.