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Chiliz (CHZ) rallies 60% to a $1B market cap as fan token offerings expand

The success of the AC Milan Fan Token launch and plans to expand to the United States support Chiliz’s 1,000% rally over the past month.
Non-fungible tokens and decentralized finance are two of the hottest concepts in the crypto sector and each is altering the way projects and companies interact with the public on a wide scale. One project that is looking to apply these concepts into a framework for sports fan engagement is Chiliz (CHZ), a blockchain platform created by the Socios fan engagement platform. The project is designed to allow fans to purchase branded Fan Tokens that let them influence their teams through the popular vote. According to the project website, all Fan Tokens are minted on the Chiliz blockchain with on-platform voting being executed through a series of smart contracts. Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that over the past month the price of CHZ has increased 760%, going from $0.022 on Feb. 8 to a new all-time high of $0.189 on March 8. CHZ trading volume also hit a 24-hour record at $1.92 billion. CHZ/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingViewThe platform currently offers Fan Tokens for some of the most popular sports teams in the world, including FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Galatasaray and Atlético de Madrid. Token launch sparked a strong rallyMomentum for Chiliz began to gather steam at the end of 2020 when the platform partnered with Binance to launch the ACM Fan Token for AC Milan on Feb. 24. the launch generated $6 million in revenue for the CHZ ecosystem. …
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