- The $ITA Fan Tokens will be released through a Fan Token Offering (FTO®) kicking off on Monday at 14:00 (CET).
- $ITA Fan Token holders will have the chance to play an important role in Italy’s World Cup playoff match against North Macedonia by voting to choose an inspirational message to be installed in the team’s locker room and the goal celebration song to be played at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.
- Socios.com has teamed up with Deliveroo, official partner of the Italian Football Association, who will be rewarding $ITA holders with a special treat to enjoy whilst they support Italy in their quest to reach Qatar 2022.
ROME, MARCH 4TH: Four time FIFA World Cup winners and reigning European champions Italy, in partnership with Chiliz, the leading global blockchain provider for the sports and entertainment industry, have announced that the $ITA Fan Token will be launched on Monday, March 7th, at 14 PM (CET).
Fan Tokens are collectible digital assets that give sports fans access to a new digital service provided by their favourite clubs through the Socios.com app. Benefits include the right to take part in decision-making processes by voting in polls, access to exclusive discounts and the chance to earn unique prizes and rewards through games, competitions and other features.
During 2021, Socios.com Fan Token partners launched over 300 Fan Polls, with fans voting on kit designs, squad numbers, inspirational messages and other fan-related decisions. More than 5,000 Fan Token holders were rewarded with signed jerseys, tickets and VIP experiences through the Socios.com app. This year Socios.com is aiming to reward over 17,000 users.
The launching price of the $ITA Fan Tokens as well as the FTO® supply and the caps per user will be announced shortly on the Socios.com and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) social media channels.
Two Fan Polls will be available as soon as the FTO® starts, giving $ITA Fan Token holders the chance to play an active role in the Qatar 2022 qualifying match that Italy will play against North Macedonia on March 24th. $ITA Fan Token holders will be asked to vote on an inspirational message to be installed in Italy’s locker room and also on the song to be played at Stadio Renzo Barbera to celebrate Italy’s goals.
One $ITA Fan Token will be enough to vote on this poll and the rest of the polls that Italy will be launching on the Socios.com app, but fans owning more tokens will have a higher influence and more chances to earn rewards.
As part of the efforts to support Italy and its fans ahead of their decisive Qatar 2022 qualifier, Socios.com is teaming up with Deliveroo, official partner of the Italian FA, who will be rewarding $ITA holders with a special treat to ensure the match has all the ingredients needed to make a perfect feast.
Juventus became the first club in the world to launch a Fan Token in late 2019, with AS Roma, AC Milan, Inter Milan, SSC Napoli and Bologna FC also getting on board. Udinese Calcio will launch their Fan Token in the near future. Socios.com’s early and ongoing commitment to the Italian sports industry is now taking effect, with Italy the company’s fastest growing market in terms of new users.
The Socios.com mobile app, launched by leading blockchain provider Chiliz in 2019, is available for iOS and Android and currently hosts a growing community of 1.3 million users in 167 different countries. 130+ sporting organisations in 26 different countries use it to engage and interact with their fans. The roster includes global football giants FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Juventus, Galatasaray and River Plate, amongst others, but also NBA, NFL, NHL and MLS franchises, Formula 1 teams, esports clubs and many more.