Algorand nets FIFA partnership as World Cup’s official blockchain

FIFA World Cup

Proof-of-stake blockchain Algorand has scored a partnership with football’s world governing body, FIFA, to become the official blockchain of the upcoming World Cup starting in Qatar in November.

In terms of sponsorship, Algorand will be a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 “Regional Supporter in North America and Europe” as well as a FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 “Official Sponsor”.

The technical partnership deal means Algorand will become the...

Standard Chartered buys into metaverse with The Sandbox partnership

Sandbox

Global banking giant Standard Chartered is following other major competitors journeying into the metaverse by partnering with decentralised gaming platform The Sandbox.

The company’s Hong Kong subsidiary (SCBHK) bought space in The Sandbox’s Mega City district, an area announced in January alongside a number of Hong Kong partners from various sectors.

Led by SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, the partnership will seek...

Cronos partners with Chainalysis for security and compliance support

Chainalysis x Cronos

Cronos, the native token of Crypto.com’s ecosystem, has partnered with leading blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis to bring security and data services to its token.

Previously known as Crypto.com Coin, Cronos (CRO) runs on the first Ethereum-compatible blockchain network to use Cosmos SDK technology. It fluctuates towards the end of the top twenty cryptocurrencies in terms of its market capitalisation.

The partnership has already added Chainalysis KYT (Know Your...

Manchester United sign £20m sponsorship deal with Tezos blockchain

Manchester United

Top flight premier league football team Manchester United has chosen blockchain platform Tezos for a £20 million shirt sponsorship deal.

The multi-year partnership will see Tezos branding displayed across the club’s range of men’s and women’s kits, beginning with its 12 February match against Southampton.

As well as kit branding, the deal will see new fan experiences built on Tezos as the company becomes Old Trafford’s official blockchain...

Binance partners with CAF as Africa Cup of Nations’ blockchain sponsor

Binance Logo

Leading exchange Binance is sponsoring the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the largest international men’s football competition in Africa.

As part of an official partnership with the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Binance has taken the mantle of AFCON 2021’s exclusive cryptocurrency and blockchain sponsor.

The deal will involve Binance promoting CAF social media content, such as the assist of the day, assist of the week, and assist of the...

FC Barcelona to launch NFT collection in partnership with Ownix

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona has partnered with NFT marketplace Ownix to debut a non-fungible token (NFT) collection designed to enhance the digital connection between the club and its fans.

The collection will include historic moments from the club’s 122-year history, including a trophy display of the club’s 95 domestic and international victories.

FC Barcelona has stated: “This alliance between FC Barcelona and Ownix will provide a new way for the Club to reach its followers...

Cardano Summit 2021 sees DeFi, NFT and climate partnerships

A protester holding a sign that reads 'Earth is more valuable than money'.

The Cardano Summit 2021 on September 26 has led to a number of strategic partnerships designed to drive adoption of the Cardano blockchain being announced.

Held by the non-profit custodian of the blockchain, the Cardano Foundation, the Summit was co-located across a mixture of virtual and physical events in New York, Miami, Wyoming, London, Berlin and Cape Town.

At the event, Frederik Gregaard, CEO of the Cardano Foundation, said: "At Cardano, our goal is to provide...

Polestar partners with Circulor for blockchain traceability and transparency

Electric performance car manufacturer Polestar has announced a partnership with Circulor in a move which will target blockchain traceability and carbon dioxide tracking.

The companies already work together to trace cobalt in the batteries of the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback. This additional collaboration has seen the companies 'set a progressive scope and ambition that aims to entail a range of raw materials', as the duo put it.

These raw materials are...

SBI Sumishin Net Bank partners with DLT Labs on supply chain financing network

Japan’s largest digital bank, SBI Sumishin Net Bank (SSNB), have entered into a joint venture with DLT Labs to offer a blockchain-based supply chain financing network across Japan, with wide applications to industrial partners, the banking sector, as well as clients.

The supply chain financing network will be powered by DLT Labs' blockchain development platform and will provide end-to-end supply chain financing designed to integrate with clients’ supply chains.

DLT...

MorganFranklin announces partnership with blockchain cybersecurity firm 1Kosmos

Global financial advisory firm MorganFranklin is looking to expand its cybersecurity services through an alliance with 1Kosmos a provider of security technology which leverages blockchain and biometrics authentication.

1Kosmos’ BlockID platform provides digital identity proofing with advanced biometrics and passwordless authentication through a secured private blockchain. The authentication process involves a liveness test and the use of verifiable credentials in digital format....