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Arsenal join football’s cryptocurrency revolution as they sign partnership to launch $AFC Fan Token

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Arsenal join football’s cryptocurrency revolution as they sign partnership to launch $AFC Fan Token… which promises to allow fans influence on club decisions through digital polls

  • Arsenal have joined the world of cryptocurrency with their latest partnership
  • The north London club will launch the $AFC Fan Token on Socios.com app
  • It’s as a result of their partnership with leading blockchain providers Chiliz
  • Club have said users will be able to influence clubs decisions through polls 

Arsenal have become the second Premier League club to enter the world of cryptocurrency as they announced they will launch the $AFC Fan Token.

The north London side have partnered with Chiliz, the leading global blockchain providers for the sports and entertainment industry, and will launch the token on the Socios.com app. 

Manchester City, PSG and Barcelona are among the clubs already involved at club level, while Argentina and Portugal are two of the national sides signed up to partnerships. 

Arsenal have announced they will launch the $AFC Fan Token with move into cryptocurrency

Arsenal have announced they will launch the $AFC Fan Token with move into cryptocurrency

The token, as a result of partnership with Chilliz, will be launched on the Socios.com app

The token, as a result of partnership with Chilliz, will be launched on the Socios.com app 

Fan Tokens are collectible digital assets, minted on the Chiliz blockchain, that provide owners with access to voting rights in polls, chat forums, games and competitions on Socios.com.

The Gunners have confirmed the partnership will allow fans to influence club decisions through interactive polls, while the competition and quizzes will result in real-life and and digital club-related rewards.

Arsenal’s commercial director, Peter Silverstone said: ‘We are excited to launch this partnership with Socios that will bring our huge global fan base even closer to the club. 

The club announced fans will be able to win rewards and influence decisions through polls

The club announced fans will be able to win rewards and influence decisions through polls

‘Socios are leading the way in blockchain in the sports industry, as we have seen from their relationships with other leading European clubs. 

‘When we launch the $AFC Fan Tokens together we will give our hundreds of millions of fans worldwide more opportunities to interact with the club and be a part of our global family.’

It’s another off-the-field announcement for the Gunners, after it was revealed earlier in the summer that they would be the focus of Amazon’s latest All or Nothing documentary series this season.

City and Tottenham have both had their own documentaries in the past, giving an insight into life behind-the-scenes at a top football club, and Arsenal will be hoping that it records a successful campaign. 

Arsenal will be the focus of Amazon's latest All or Nothing documentary series this season

Arsenal will be the focus of Amazon’s latest All or Nothing documentary series this season

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