SportsCastr, the award-winning live streaming company backed by the NFL Players Association, recently announced the launch of its FanChain cryptocurrency on the FanWide platform. As part of the launch, sports fans can now earn FanChain tokens when checking into viewing parties at more than 10,000 sports bars across the United States. Per the update, these tokens can be redeemed for cash via SportsCastr’s FanWallet app. Additionally, the companies aim to work with local bars and venues moving forward to allow users to exchange FanChain tokens for discounts, drinks and other rewards. “FanWide has promoted over 1.5 million watch parties and has partnered with numerous professional sports teams and their fan clubs from the NFL, NBA, Rugby League, European soccer leagues and more,” Kevin April, CEO of SportsCastr, stated in the news release. “This rollout represents one of the largest real-world deployments of blockchain in fandom, and we’re just getting started.”
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SportsCastr allows anyone to be the star of their own sports show and enables viewers to select which sportscaster they wish to have call, recap or make predictions on a game. The company developed FanChain for use on its own platform, and for the global sports industry. SportsCastr is backed by some of the biggest names in sports including the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), Super Bowl Champions Richard Sherman and Vernon Davis, basketball legends Steve Smith and Jim Boeheim and more. The late NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern was the company’s first outside investor and advisor. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SportsCastr.com
FanWide is a free digital platform for fan clubs which helps sports fans find the closest game watch party for their favorite team at a local bar. Fans check in for deals from the venue, to enter contests from sponsors, or to earn FanChain rewards. Now sports fans living in any city can feel like they are inside the stadium of their favorite team on gameday. FanWide has promoted 1.5 million events, manages the world’s largest database of sports fan clubs, and measures out-of-home TV viewership at over 10,000 sports bars nationwide. FanWide also provides services for professional sports teams and leagues, college athletics, alumni associations, fan clubs, booster clubs, sports brands, athletes, and TV broadcasters. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.FanWide.com
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