Tag: sport

Sep 26 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Sep 26 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoin news altcoins ensusd nft sport

We were off last week after an abnormally quiet week in sports and crypto; not to worry, we're back in the mix this week with some of the latest headlines and activity across the sports, crypto and blockchain landscapes. From athlete projects, to team and league partnerships, to new blockchain-based platforms, we look to cover everything that happens across sports and crypto. Let's...

Sep 23 2022

New England Patriots Secure Official Blockchain Partner, Chain

Sep 23 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoins chain football kraft nft

The New England Patriots are in their post-Brady era, and as the NFL season gets into full swing, so too does the Patriots' partnerships team. The club has locked in a new deal with NFT software firm Chain this week. Let's look at the details of the deal, and what we can expect to see as the partnership comes to life in the...

Sep 12 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Easily the biggest headline in sports and crypto this week? The biggest league in basketball adding another crypto partner to the rolodex with Sorare. Sorare completes the league's 'triple threat,' with Dapper Labs serving as the league's NFT distributor, and Coinbase the league's official crypto exchange. Each weekend, we cover all of the biggest stories from the past week in crypto and sports....

Sep 05 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Sep 05 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  algousd altcoin news altcoins sport sports

Bear market, beware? Or is the market's tenacity enough to keep sports engagement alive? Thus far into a middling 2022, it's been more of the latter than the former. Crypto firms remain at the heart of many of the biggest sport sponsorship conversations, athlete engagement in the space continues to build, and there's new NFT endeavors from sports properties across the globe. This...

Sep 03 2022

FIFA To Launch New NFT Platform In Partnership With Algorand

FIFA, the global governing body of soccer, is launching a new NFT collectibles platform with the highly anticipated World Cup just around the corner. The new platform will be launched on Algorand, continuing an existing partnership between the two parties. Let's take a look at what we know from initial announcements that have been released this week. FIFA+ Collect: The Organization's First Real...

Aug 22 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

After Dapper Labs partnership with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams last week, the leading digital sports memorabilia platform headed into this week with the official launch of it's NFL All Day product, which was in a limited-open beta before this week. Meanwhile, a once-dominant football club is looking down the barrel of disappointment, while another is teaming up with a "walk to earn"...

Aug 15 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Dapper Labs is taking sports NFTs up a notch with a new NFL team partnership, a Premier League football club is back under the radar from advertising regulators, and well-recognized Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban has his fair share of crypto controversy this week. Each weekend, we review sports and crypto crossover news from the past week with The Sports Slice. Let's take...

Jul 17 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

After last week's Slice covered the expansion of the existing sports deal between crypto exchange OKX and powerhouse footy club Manchester City, we've got more in our weekly dose of action with major football clubs and blockchain businesses. Let's dive into all of the major headlines in the sports and crypto landscape from last week. The Sports Slice WhaleFin Shells Out $42M For...

Jul 11 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Jul 11 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoin news altcoins bitcoin sport sports

Sports and crypto continue to see major crossover, and while some deals come to an impending close, other doors have opened this past week as well. Bear markets will shake out unstable or unsustainable players, and push effective and efficient players to their brink. CeFi platforms have been falling, and with that comes question marks over sports deals, but that hasn't stopped interest...

Jun 23 2022

Binance Taps Cristiano Ronaldo For New NFT Deal

Jun 23 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  binance football nft ronaldo soccer

While many major firms in the crypto atmosphere have been facing a various bear market challenges, Binance is seemingly taking an aggressive stance and signing a new talent deal with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo centered around NFTs. The news follows Binance With Their Eyes On The...

May 01 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

May 01 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoins bitcoin sport sports

Another busy week in sports and crypto, with no dominant headlines carrying the conversation, but plenty of activity to cover. The PGA Tour is the latest league to enter the space, rewarding sports stars in the league with compensation for their digital rights after decades of criticism around their failure to do so. Meanwhile, racing NFTs continue to see investment, a football legend...

Apr 25 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Apr 25 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoin news bitcoin sport sports

The NBA is trying to take sports NFTs to the next level, but this past week's attempt certainly fell short. Meanwhile, a Dutch football club faces insider trading allegations, a UFC fighter is not pleased with the league's latest NFTs, and one WNBA team is becoming the first in the league to release their own NFTs. It was a major NFT week for...

Apr 10 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Apr 10 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoins bitcoin sport sports

Without any earth-shattering sports and crypto headlines this past week, it was still a very active week nonetheless. The UFC is pulling out a new fan engagement tool that rewards fighters with a crypto bonus, a new blockchain is entering the NFT arena, and pairing with a football legend to do so, and ESPN is partnering with Tom Brady's autograph. It's all just...

Apr 07 2022

UFC To Pay Fighter Bonuses In Crypto

Apr 07 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoin news altcoins bitcoin sport sports

The UFC has been criticized in the past for the compensation allocated towards it's talent, who put their all in on one of the most physically enduring sports on the planet. The league can look to counter critics this week, courtesy of their existing partnership with Crypto.com. In a new announcement today, the UFC has shared that it will distribute $60,000 worth of...

Apr 03 2022

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Apr 03 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoin news bitcoin crypto nft nfts

It was a busy, but mild week in sports and crypto engagement - with Socios and it's subsidiary Chiliz dominating the headlines with major news. Meanwhile, NFTs continued to carry the dialogue as a new marketplace, RareMint, swiftly sold out of Lou Gehrig and Michael Jordan collections, and Fanatics signing a new deal with NFTs at the forefront. Every Sunday we cover the...

Jan 29 2022

LeBron James & Crypto.com Establish Multi-Year Partnership

Jan 29 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoins basketball bitcoin cro crypto.com

Arguably the basketball GOAT, LeBron James has stamped his legacy in the game as an absolute beast. Even approaching 40 years of age, he has secured his 18th straight All-Star appearance this season, and is averaging nearly 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists per game this season. Not sure how LeBron's back is feeling as he has carried the Lakers this season...

Dec 05 2021

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Dec 05 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  altcoins bitcoin sport sports

You might call Floki Inu a meme-coin, but the token secured a major sponsorship over the past week that will put the blockchain's logo in front of quite a few eyeballs. Powerhouse consulting firm Deloitte has something to say about sports NFTs as we look towards a new year. Meanwhile, one sports executive thinks that it'll be crypto sponsorships - not sports gambling...

Nov 29 2021

Crypto Corner: The Sports Slice

Last week's Sports Slice will find itself tough to top. One of the most notable arenas in the U.S. found a new naming rights deal with Crypto.com, the NFL quietly collaborated with Ticketmaster and Polygon in NFTs, and two major European football clubs found some reasons to hesitate with potential crypto partners. This week, we headed into a holiday week for many, but...

Nov 24 2021

Adidas Finds It’s First Crypto Partners With Coinbase & The Sandbox

Nov 24 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  adidas apparel nft sport sports

Adidas has made a splash into crypto, establishing a partnership with Coinbase as well as with metaverse playground The Sandbox this week. The deals have a limited amount of details thus far, and immerse the powerhouse apparel brand into it's first major foray in crypto and blockchain technology. The move is likely to be Adidas' initial step into 'metaverse apparel,' an increasing topic...

Nov 22 2021

Odell Beckham Jr. Teams Up With Cash App, Will Get Paid In Crypto

Odell Beckham Jr. has had a stellar career. The three-time Pro Bowl star made his career in New York with the Giants, and spent three years at Cleveland, before being traded to the Los Angeles Rams this season. Besides his new home, recent news reports have emerged that OBJ and his girlfriend are expecting their first child. Tack on another milestone for the...

Know a good blog/source that is not listed? Contact us or fill the form below to add one: