MIES (Switzerland) – FIBA, the Worldwide Basketball Federation, and Bitci have introduced an revolutionary new international partnership for the interval 2021-2023. Bitci will function a brand new World Accomplice providing revolutionary merchandise to the worldwide basketball neighborhood.
FIBA has recognized blockchain know-how as a brand new and distinctive manner for followers to work together and have interaction with the game. This know-how additionally aligns completely with considered one of FIBA’s strategic priorities for 2019-2023, which is to enlarge the FIBA household by increasing its companions and embracing new concepts.
The worldwide partnership will present Bitci with key business rights throughout all FIBA competitions, together with the FIBA Continental Cups for each women and men, FIBA Youth World Cups, the FIBA Ladies’s Basketball World Cup 2022 and FIBA’s pinnacle occasion, the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2023. Particular rights for these occasions embody premium model visibility on the courtroom and unique Presenting Sponsorship Rights for chosen FIBA qualifying competitions.
The partnership goes past branding parts and can enable Bitci to develop and launch a devoted FIBA fan token for FIBA’s international fan neighborhood. The purpose is to offer followers with a voice, giving them the chance to vote on varied competitions, take part in polls, have entry to promotional licensing merchandise, and get particular entry to tickets and behind the scenes actions.
Along with the FIBA fan token, each events can even discover the chance to develop particular Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), a digital collectible for followers, which can comprise of memorable moments from the FIBA archive. Gathering such particular moments securely and completely will give followers a singular alternative to be a part of basketball’s historical past.
Andreas Zagklis, FIBA Secretary Normal, stated: “We’re excited to enter this new partnership with Bitci. FIBA is dedicated to enlarging the basketball household and providing revolutionary alternatives to our members and followers. We’re assured that Bitci will ship first-class merchandise by the blockchain, with a devoted FIBA fan token and the joint improvement of NFTs. Know-how is a key driver in basketball and dealing with Bitci will additional improve our footprint in addition to our direct interplay with followers.”
Altan Tan, CEO of Bitci, stated: “Bitci is honored to enter into this ground-breaking partnership with FIBA. We’ve been increasing our partnerships globally this 12 months however partnering with FIBA, the Worldwide Basketball Federation, is a game-changer for us. It proves Bitci’s dedication to the world of sports activities by providing safe companies within the blockchain trade. We’ll work diligently to create a singular FIBA fan token that may have a powerful and sustainable worth for the followers. The long run will show that FIBA has chosen the proper associate within the blockchain trade.”
This settlement was brokered by FIBA Advertising and marketing, the strategic partnership between FIBA and Infront.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) – the world governing physique for basketball, is an unbiased affiliation fashioned by 212 Nationwide Basketball Federations all through the world. It’s acknowledged as the only competent authority in basketball by the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC).
Bitci Technology is a blockchain analysis and improvement firm based in Bodrum, Turkey, in 2018, enabling sports activities and leisure trade to revolutionize fan engagement packages through fan tokens, and provides people a possibility to speculate and win by their cryptocurrency trade.
Bitci Know-how has developed fan tokens for a lot of of its sports activities partnerships, together with internationally the Spanish Soccer Federation, Brazil Soccer Federation, MotoGP, McLaren Racing in F1 and soccer golf equipment resembling Glasgow Rangers, Actual Betis, and the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Additionally in Turkey with the Turkish Basketball Federation, Karsıyaka Sports activities Membership, Eskisehirspor, Ankaragucu, Denizlispor and NR1. By having each the blockchain tech and the cryptocurrency trade, Bitci positions itself as a one-stop funding platform for tech-savvy buyers and followers.
Bitci Know-how continues to work on blockchain options for sectors resembling development, vitality, sports activities and tourism. Bitci Know-how’s system infrastructure has been totally carried out by its personal engineers and designers. The headquarters of the corporate is in Bodrum.