June 15 – UEFA has agreed a 5 yr international partnership for blockchain know-how with AntChain, the blockchain subsidiary of Ant Group which additionally owns AliPay, who’re already three years into an eight yr sponsorship with UEFA.
The Chinese language tech model AntChain will act because the official blockchain companion of the EURO 2020 championships that kicked off final Friday.
Beneath the phrases of the deal, the UEFA and AntChain will collectively discover the alternatives of blockchain for UEFA’s properties, in addition to different applied sciences. The intention is to advertise and advance digital transformation within the soccer trade. That presumably contains the creation of NFTs (non-fungible tokens – a unit of information saved on the blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be distinctive and due to this fact not interchangeable. NFTs can be utilized to signify gadgets corresponding to pictures, movies, audio, and different forms of digital filesand are tradeable on the cryptocurrency exchanges.)
The primary clear step on this route is the Alipay trophy for the golden boot winner on the Euros. The main scorer’s information might be uploaded on to the blockchain ledger for everlasting storage.
Alipay is UEFA’s official international cost companion, official international digital pockets and official international fintech companion, for males’s nationwide crew occasions, together with Euro 2020, Euro 2024, the European qualifiers and the Nations League Finals.
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