Chiliz is one of the largest blockchains for esports and gaming crowdfunding. Officially launched in 2019, the idea for Chiliz and the platform Socios.com were initially conceived in 2016. Chiliz is a token designed to allow fans to support their favorite sports teams through blockchain-based interactions.
The Socios.com platform also aims to allow fans to buy tokenized voting rights for the teams they support. Football club Juventus was the first to launch a team token through the Socios.com website. Since then, more than a hundred different teams have joined the platform. Chilliz has attracted the attention of competitors from a wide array of sports, including football, basketball, and esports teams.
Alexandre Dreyfus is the founder and CEO of both Chiliz and Socios.com. His professional portfolio includes numerous CEO positions. Dreyfus has also founded Webcity, a city tour-guide platform used across Europe. He has played a founding role in the creation of Winamax, the first-ever French online poker platform. Alexandre Dreyfus graduated from Lycee Jean Perrin in 1995.
Emma Diskin is the chief operating officer at Chiliz. She has been with the company since 2018 and has moved up the ranks, starting with a communications director position. Her professional career began as an account manager for Freud Communications in 1999. Since then, she has been an employee for brands like the Daily Mail and ITV, before joining Chiliz and Socios.com.
Max Rabinovitch is the chief strategy officer for Chilliz and Socios.com. He graduated in fine arts and psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2008. Rabinovitch’s professional experience began as a head copywriter for Intersog in 2010. A year later, he became the creative director for ComboApp Inc. Since 2014, Rabinovitch has been an integral part of the Chiliz team.
Chiliz and Socios.com claim to be the first platforms to build a bridge between blockchain technology and the sports world. By issuing blockchain-based tokens, Chiliz ensures that fans have their investment secure and protected while participating from anywhere in the world.
Chiliz and Socios.com allow sports fans to participate in the management of their favorite teams. By buying fan tokens, users secure voting rights and participate in votes announced by the teams on Socios.com. This further boosts the decentralization features offered by the Chiliz blockchain.
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Chiliz (CHZ) has a total and maximum supply of 8,888,888,888 tokens. The circulating supply as of March 2021 is about 5,441,098,420 CHZ tokens.
Of the total CHZ token supply, 34.5% were distributed through a pre-sale event and additional token sales. Another 20% of tokens were set aside as a userbase reserve, dedicated for future users of the Socios.com platform. Around a sixth of all tokens were directed towards strategic acquisitions. About 7.5% of CHZ tokens were given as an incentive to seed investors. Finally, 5% of tokens were given as a reward to the team and 3% were distributed among the advisors of the project.
The Chiliz blockchain relies on a proof-of-authority (PoA) side chain consensus mechanism for security. Unlike proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of-stake (PoS), PoA relies on the reputability of already established validators for the creation of new blocks.
To make transaction processing as fast as possible, the PoA consensus relies on a Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) algorithm with identity as a stake. It is more cost-effective than the PoW consensus in terms of electrical and computing power consumption.
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